Cat at Northeast’s highest peak dies after 12 years on duty Associated Press (David L)
Navy receives approval for exercises that could increase harm to Washington orcas News Tribune (David L)
A new model found to predict earthquake propagation speed PhysOrg (David L)
Vicious Cycle: Climate Change Spreading Infectious Diseases, Which Contribute to Climate Change SciTech Daily (UserFriendly)
Shot To Prevent HIV Works Better Than Daily Pill in Women New York Times
Why childhood and old age are key to our human capacities Aeon (Anthony L)
Covid Infections in Animals Prompt Scientific Concern New York Times
Brain Scans Show a Whole Spectrum of COVID-19 Abnormalities We Can’t Fully Explain Science Alert (Chuck L)
Pfizer Vaccine Results Leave Questions About Safety, Longevity Bloomberg. At the very end of the story:
It’s also important to continue watching those who received the vaccine for years. The messenger RNA technology used in the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has never been deployed in humans before.
Some People – Mainly Children – Have Pre-existing Coronavirus Antibodies That Could Help Protect Against COVID-19 SciTech Daily (UserFriendly)
Eli Lilly receives authorisation for Covid-19 antibody treatment Financial Times
How to Safely Form a Pandemic ‘Social Bubble’, According to 5 Disease Experts Science Alert (Chuck L)
Denmark drops plans for mass mink cull after Covid mutation fears Guardian (David L)
Even though one can correctly say that what Cuomo said was distorted in the tweet below, WTF is a governor doing opining on vaccines? Since when does New York have the capacity to make an independent assessment of the safety and efficacy of medications?
!@NYGovCuomo says it’s “bad news” Pfizer’s Covid vaccine came during the Trump Admin; says he’s going to work w/ other governors to “stop” distribution “before it does damage" pic.twitter.com/ULembNWokW
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 9, 2020
Biden’s China policy will upgrade Trump’s Asia Times. Subhead: “Trump re-oriented US-China policy at great cost; Biden will retain the recalibration but improve its implementation.”
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Europe is adopting stricter rules on surveillance tech MIT Technology Review
Assange Legal Team Submits Closing Argument Against Extradition ShadowProof (UserFriendly)
Growing Discomfort at Law Firms Representing Trump in Election Lawsuits New York Times (Kevin W). Subhead: “Some lawyers at Jones Day and Porter Wright, which have filed suits about the 2020 vote, said they were worried about undermining the electoral system.” Help me. Even axe murderers are entitled to representation. They are worried about their friends and clients shunning them.
Trump’s New Self-Care Routine: Filing Sad Lawsuits New Republic. So far, the suits have been pretty lame.
Head of DOJ election crimes unit RESIGNS in protest after Bill Barr tore up the rule book and authorized federal prosecutors across US to pursue ‘substantial allegations’ of voter fraud during presidential election despite little evidence Daily Mail
McConnell Backs Trump in Not Conceding Race Wall Street Journal
The US media’s desire to play kingmaker in Trump-Biden clash is forcing millions of Americans to the media fringes RT. Kevin W: “Donna Brazile? With Fox News? Seriously?”
Trump (Presumed) Aftermath
“It’s not only that @realDonaldTrump has to lose, his enablers have to lose. We have to collectively burn down the Republican Party. We have to level them. Because if there are survivors….they will do it again.” Jennifer Rubinpic.twitter.com/Y4FDIgKFDt
— Independent Women's Voice (@IWV) November 7, 2020
Job-seeking Trump officials likely to get chilly reception on K Street The Hill (resilc)
…Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2020
Former Aide Scaramucci Trump “Is an Orange Wrecking Ball” Der Spiegel (Futility, resilc)
How to Protect America From the Next Donald Trump New York Times (resilc)
McConnell and Biden could bring bipartisan cooperation to Congress Washington Post (UserFriendly)
First comes a rolling civil war Pepe Escobar, Asia Times. Civil war is the wrong meme, even though that seems to be how the Democrats conceptualize what is happening (and they are the ones isolated in blue cities with easily severed supply lines…or now out in burbs and the countryside, surrounded by not necessarily friendly locals who certainly have more gunz than they do). I think we are going to have themed and not well organized violence. War implies organization and centralized control.
The centrists got to carry the party's mantle. They ran a centrist Trump-focused campaign. They thought this would secure a landslide victory and it didn't. Surprisingly they believe the proper upshot of this failure to blowout is they are still right and the left is still wrong.
— Matt Bruenig (@MattBruenig) November 9, 2020
Our Famously Free Press
Update on Churches Filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Pamela Foohey, Credit Slips
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has applied to become a citizen of Cyprus Vox (Chuck L). Cyprus? A critical hub for bona fide Russian business (foreign companies invest via Cyprus subs to have access to English law courts in the event of a dispute) and money laundering.
Antidote du jour (Tracie H):
And a bonus (guurst):
— MC CHOO-GUNNY (@paravouzique) November 10, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.