Effects of the characteristic temperament of cats on the emotions and hemodynamic responses of humans PLOS One. “The characteristic temperament of cats may be a key factor influencing the health benefits of owning cats.”
The shape of our recovery Felix Salmon, Axios
The Coronavirus Trade-Off Was Always an Illusion John Authers, Bloomberg
‘Serious Seven’: Local health experts identify high-risk locations for COVID-19 KJRH. “The Tulsa Health Department is advising the public to take precautions at high-risk locations for COVID-19, known as the “Serious Seven,” including gyms, weddings, house gatherings, bars, funerals, faith-based activities and other small events.”
Shortage of vials may slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout Beckers Hospital Review
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How the Virus Won NYT. Stoller comments:
American elite culture today is oriented around hostility to people who have unpopular but accurate observations. Our laws and rules incentivize cheaters, looters, and superficial intellectual frauds. Of course we can't handle a public health crisis. https://t.co/dW8h0pHc1x
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) June 25, 2020
Not to mention our for-profit health care system….
The Blood on New York’s Hands Discourse Blog. Not on the hands of New York’s “essential workers”!
As New York Reaches a Coronavirus Landmark, Parts of Red America Are Facing a Potential Disaster The New Yorker. Looks like the Red State governors are making the same mistakes that Diblasio and Cuomo did. Experience is a hard school….
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The Dudes Who Won’t Wear Masks The Atlantic. Much better than the headline.
Remember when seatbacks and squalling children were a problem? Thread:
about people with active respiratory symptoms (coughing and sneezing) not wearing masks. You haven't even trained your flight attendants that masks need to go over the nose. Several people on my flight took off their masks the second takeoff happened, no one told them (2/)
— Oncokat, PhD 🧬🩺 (@Vitamin_KT) June 25, 2020
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The Cholera Riots Tribune
Memories of pox, plague, and pandemics in TN People’s Archive of Rural India. TM is Tamil Nadu.
Brexit: a happy bunny EU Referendum
New Cold War
We Need a Vaccine for Something More Dangerous Than the Coronavirus Valdai Discussion Club
How Russians are Reading Bolton and Trump Carnegie Moscow Center
The Two Sides of Trump National Review
Black Injustice Tipping Point
It Is Time for Reparations Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times
Police State Watch
Yes, Defund the Cops – And Put Them Under Community Control Black Agenda Report
The world is putting America in quarantine Ryan Cooper, The Week (J-LS). As I’ve been saying…
Colleges Weigh Scrapping Football Season in Threat to a Cash Cow Bloomberg (Re Silc). On the bright side: Fewer brain-damaged “student athletes.”
Why the French Riviera is full of ghost yachts The Economist
Jobs Hit Is Four Times Worse for Low-Paid Workers, Fed Analysts Say Bloomberg. Everything’s going according to plan!
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.