Saving Central Asia’s Ice Age antelope Third Pole
Corporate zombies: Anatomy and life cycle Bank of International Settlements. “We find a rise in the share of zombie firms from 4% in the late 1980s to 15% in 2017.” I thought the whole point of being a zombie was not to have a life cycle. Apparently not!
CDC Sends COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance With Fall Timeline Contagion Live. The CDC letter:
This is the letter @CDCgov sent to states asking them to prepare for the large-scale distribution of COVID-19 vaccines by November 1st, two days before Election Day.
h/t @saraecook pic.twitter.com/TINuA61uxc
— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) September 2, 2020
DHL warns of Covid-19 vaccine delivery problems FT. Refrigeration.
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Oscillations in U.S. COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality Data Reflect Diagnostic and Reporting Factors American Society for Microbiology
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We Can Solve the Coronavirus-Test Mess Now—If We Want To The New Yorker
Could Rapid Coronavirus Testing Help Life Return To Normal? (transcript) NPR
A workable strategy for COVID-19 testing: stratified periodic testing rather than universal random testing Oxford Review of Economic Policy
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Covid-19 research shows downsides of face shields and valve masks South China Morning Post
Herd Immunity Is Not a Strategy The Atlantic
Why China’s subprime credit crisis would benefit from a debt amnesty South China Morning Post
Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (PDF) International Atomic Energy Agency. “However, no operation of the plant that provides the steam necessary for reprocessing activities was observed. Therefore, it is almost certain that no reprocessing activity took place and that the plutonium produced in the 5MW(e) reactor during the most recent operational cycle has not been separated.”
The New Normal:
VIDEO: Indonesian dentist boosts patients' mood with colourful hazmat suits pic.twitter.com/TcD0SDJMrd
— AFP news agency (@AFP) September 3, 2020
More than 200 lawyers file judicial complaint against Judge Lewis A. Kaplan over abusive targeting of human rights advocate Steven Donziger International Association of Democratic Lawyers. See also here.
New Cold War
Novichok, Navalny, Nordstream, Nonsense Craig Murray
Fuming Rachel Maddow Spends Entire Show Just Pointing Wildly At Picture Of Putin The Onion. From 2018, still germane.
Slumlord president Donald Trump shames California Democrats on eviction ban Yasha Levine, Immigrants as a Weapon
Democrats in Disarray
Pelosi claims hair salon scandal was a ‘set-up’ Politico. Who set her up? Putin? No but seriously, why not just have a stylist come to her house? She could offer them ice cream as an extra inducement…..
Legislature leaves much undone CalMatters. “[L]egislative leaders — and Newsom — opted for risk-avoidance and hope that Democrat Joe Biden will unseat Republican President Donald Trump in November and then provide California with many billions of dollars to buy its way out of difficulty.” California Democrat oligarchy slipping some cogs.
Police reforms face defeat as California Democrats block George Floyd-inspired bills Sacramento Bee. But of course.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Court rules NSA phone snooping illegal — after 7-year delay Politico. So pardon Snowden?
Doorbell Cameras Like Ring Give Early Warning Of Police Searches, FBI Warned The Intercept. “Hey Alexa, flush the stash.”
Protests and Riots
Portland mayor to leave home targeted by protesters Reuters. Trump reacts:
Mayor Wheeler just got harassed out of his own home in Portland by so-called “friendly protesters”. The Anarchists, Agitators and Looters treat him HORRIBLY, even though he is so nice and respectful to them. Criminals only understand strength!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2020
So much for Wheeler’s property values…
White Supremacists Are Invading American Cities To Incite a Civil War Washington Monthly
Caught in the ‘kettle:’ The inside story of Swann Street WUSA9. Washington, DC.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
His Brother Called for Help after He Was Acting Strangely. Police Knelt on Him until He Was Brain Dead. The Appeal. This keeps happening.
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Trouble with Disparity Adolph Reed, nonsite.org
The Privileged Have Entered Their Escape Pods Douglas Rushkoff, OneZero (JB). Anybody think the Zong Massacre won’t repeat itself, as Musk heaves the “cargo” out of Starship‘s airlocks for the insurance money?
“All of a Sudden a Lot of These Families Wanted a Yard”: How the Pandemic Gold Rush Is Remaking the Housing Market Vanity Fair. The pandemic is treating some people very, very well. None of them “essential.”
Antidote du jour (via):
Please enjoy a 1-minute respite from this Twitter cesspool.
This is amazing.
— Rex Chapman?? (@RexChapman) September 1, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.