‘This Is Uncharted Territory’: Wall Street Weighs Prospect Of Contested Election Outcome Heisenberg Report (Re Van).
Bonds and syndicated loans during the Covid-19 crisis: decoupled again? Bank of International Settlements
Pontifications: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact Leeham News and Analysis
Scientists See Signs of Lasting Immunity to Covid-19, Even After Mild Infections NYT. “Protection against reinfection cannot be fully confirmed until there is proof that most people who encounter the virus a second time are actually able to keep it at bay, Dr. Pepper said. But the findings could help quell recent concerns over the virus’s ability to dupe the immune system into amnesia, leaving people vulnerable to repeat bouts of disease.”
Functional SARS-CoV-2-specific immune memory persists after mild COVID-19 (preprint) medRxiv.com. From the Abstract: “These findings demonstrate that mild COVID-19 elicits memory lymphocytes that persist and display functional hallmarks associated with antiviral protective immunity.”
Robust T cell immunity in convalescent individuals with asymptomatic or mild COVID-19 Cell. From the Highlights: “Our collective dataset shows that SARS-CoV-2 elicits robust, broad and highly functional memory T cell responses, suggesting that natural exposure or infection may prevent recurrent episodes of severe COVID-19.”
San Quentin’s coronavirus outbreak shows why ‘herd immunity’ could mean disaster Los Angeles Times. On San Quentin, see NC here.
* * *Some Duval teachers are prioritizing drafting wills along with lesson plans. One even penned her own obit. Florida Times-Union. So strike?
Meharry CEO Dr. James Hildreth says new research shows it’s not safe to open schools News Channel 5 (Nashville). Hildreth read the aerosol studies.
* * *The U.S. is far behind other rich countries in coronavirus response Axios
Masks hold images of pandemic, Hong Kong protests (gallery) AP
On being continually doxxed, defamed and harassed by Communist Party allies Hong Kong Free Press
There’s No Cold War With China Foreign Policy
Thousands of S. Korea church members quarantined over virus Agence France Presse
New Cold War
Dealing with America in Decline Valdai Discussion Club
Sputnik V: The Geopolitics Surrounding Russia’s Coronavirus Vaccine The National Interest
* * *Svetlana Tikhanovskaya ‘prepared to act as national leader’ in Belarus FT
Trump Oversees All-Time Low in White Collar Crime Enforcement Bloomberg (Re Silc). Re Silc: “Hard to beat Holder.” But that’s no reason not to try!
Democratic National Convention Schedule: Who’s Speaking and How to Watch New York Magazine
4 Social Security Changes Joe Biden Wants to Make Motley Fool (Furzy Mouse).
Pelosi calls back House over Postal Service upheaval Politico
That’ll do it:
If Postmaster General DeJoy doesn’t testify before Congress next week as Speaker Pelosi and I have requested, he should be stamped, returned to sender, and removed from his position.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 16, 2020
3 Ways Postal Banking Could Help Save Our COVID-Ravaged Economy HuffPo. Oddly, there’s no mention of this policy from liberal Democrats (not even Sanders. Or Warren). On postal banking, see NC: 2014, 2015, 2019, and 2020.
Failed State Watch
The role of a Christian at the collapse of the first American Republic Alice Marshall. “Bernie Sanders thinks that we need a political revolution. I think that we are going to get one whether we want one or not.”
Rapid Testing Is the New Velvet Rope NYT. “While most of the country waits seven to 14 days for coronavirus test results, a privileged few have access to rapid tests.” Shocking. I mean, this is America, man.
Dreams and Nightmares of the World’s Middle Classes New Left Review
Op-Ed: How the pandemic divided California in two Los Angeles Times
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here