Silent earthquakes are tied to changes in fluid deep below Cascadia’s fault LiveScience (Kevin W)
a href=”https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/france-ski-resort-administration-le-mont-dore-alps-snow-global-warming-a9374431.html” rel=”nofollow”>French ski resort goes bust due to lack of snow in Alps Independent (resilc)
Tropical forests losing their ability to absorb carbon, study finds Guardian (Kevin W)
Climate Change Will Turn These Common Foods Toxic Vice (resilc)
Simple Systems Have Less Downtime Greg Kogan. This is considered to be novel?!?!
Coronavirus mutates into second strain which is more aggressive and contagious Mirror (David L). Story less alarming than headline.
Coronavirus is mutating: Chinese scientists find second strain Fortune (David L). Points out limited data, more mutations likely. So which strain was found in WA?
Why so many epidemics originate in Asia and Africa – and why we can expect more The Conversation (resilc)
Experts confirm human to animal spread of coronavirus Telegraph (David L)
Coronavirus cases are spreading in Switzerland SwissInfo. MA flagged this section from the WHO. Surprised to see the cheery take re R0:
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday that about 3.4% of confirmed cases of COVID-19 have died, far above seasonal flu’s fatality rate of under 1%, but the novel coronavirus can be contained.
“To summarise, COVID-19 spreads less efficiently than flu, transmission does not appear to be driven by people who are not sick, it causes more severe illness than flu, there are not yet any vaccines or therapeutics, and it can be contained,” he declared.
First days at the heart of an outbreak: Life Care nursing home becomes national epicenter of coronavirus Seattle Times (Chuck L). From yesterday, still germane.
IMF sets aside $50bn for coronavirus-hit countries Financial Times
Coronavirus Porn Is Going Viral on Pornhub Vice (resilc)
Flybe: airline collapses two months after government announces rescue Guardian (PlutoniumKun)
How to Hedge a Coronavirus Wall Street Journal (Stefan P). Interesting but misleading headline. The investor was simply buying grossly mispriced risk. This is like Magnetar sponsoring toxic subprime CDOs. Magnetar correctly saw the trade they structured as no lose (they’d make a small profit if subprime defaults were tame and a killing if they weren’t) and simply reloaded every time the pricing lined up.
Greta Thunberg brands EU’s new climate law ‘surrender’ BBC (David L)
After the EU Turned Greece into a Refugee Warehouse, a Backlash New York Review of Books (resilc). Appalling this has gone on so long….since 2015.
On Afghanistan, I Have to Say This: Bravo, Donald Trump Intercept (resilc)
US launches airstrike against Taliban The Hill (resilc). Not agreement capable.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Army’s new coal-powered tiltrotor gaining traction in Congress Duffle Blog (Kevin W)
Trump Is Running This Country Into the Ground Nation. Resilc: “I’m sorry, I don’t see a big difference between Obomba and the DNC running it in the ground or the GOP doing it. We end up still in the ground.”
SOUTH CAROLINA 2020 DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY Exit Poll Versus Reported Vote Count TDMS Research (furzy). Circulate widely. Deviations from exit polls in SC so large, and naturally benefitting Biden most and hurting Sanders the most, as to suggest the count was cooked.
Biden surge calms Democratic jitters The Hill
Capitalism Is Rallying Behind Joe Biden Vice (resilc)
Serious question for Biden supporters: How do you counter this narrative in a general election? https://t.co/HEPKqYLOnr
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) March 5, 2020
Don't assume Bloomberg's $500 million in ad spend was a total waste. His withdrawal and endorsement of Biden puts Bloomberg first in line to be Treasury Secretary in a Biden cabinet.
— Yves Smith (@yvessmith) March 5, 2020
Bernie Sanders in Familiar Territory: Fending Off an Establishment Favorite Bloomberg (David L)
Voting for the Safe Choice Means Doom for Us All Gizmodo (resilc)
.@BernieSanders won every Silicon Valley district because tech workers recognize the high cost of housing, have health care bills, and want their kids to go to college without debt. https://t.co/DHriqOmCJ0
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) March 5, 2020
Important "electability" stat: @BernieSanders has now won independent swing voters in 13 out of 16 Democratic primaries/caucuses, according to CNN exit polls
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) March 4, 2020
Millions of uncounted California ballots to shed light on Sanders’ future Guardian (Kevin W)
Democrats pin their hopes on gaffe-prone Joe Biden Tucker Carlson, Fox. From Monday, but OMG, Carlson does it again…
DNC To Raise Debate Threshold After Tulsi Earns Delegate Heavy (BC). See also: DNC Scrambles To Change Debate Threshold After Gabbard Qualifies Caitlin Johnstone (Chuck L and Water Cooler).
Aspiring terrorists are in every Iowa school, surveillance companies warn Cedar Rapids Gazette (Chuck L)
Wall Street Is Falling Out of Love With a Once-Coveted Fossil Fuel Bloomberg (David L)
Facebook Has a Prescription: More Pharmaceutical Ads Washington Post
Uber’s former self-driving chief declares bankruptcy Financial Times
A bonus antidote from Chuck L. Photo was dated 2/28. Subject line: “Jolie’s last photo shoot.” So so sorry, this is very hard to do. And she looked like a sweet girl:
On Friday, February 28, we saw our dear dachshund Jolie off on her last journey, to the great dog park in the sky. She would have fifteen years old on Sunday, March 1.
And a bonus from guurst:
Seht Ihr, was ich sehe? 💚💚💚 pic.twitter.com/GKDth5o81d
— Eva Glattau (@EvaGlattau) February 28, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.