Fish save energy by swimming in schools Physics World
A billion people have no legal identity – but a new app plans to change that World Economic Forum
Cash in the time of Covid Bank of England
U.S. Shale Bankruptcies Accelerate Despite Pandemic Protection OilPrice.com (Re Silc).
Apple’s security chief indicted in Santa Clara County sheriff concealed-gun permit scandal Mercury-News. Third World stuff!
Thanksgiving Postgame Analysis
Our Rebel Thanksgiving The American Conservative
For the numerate:
The full set of dates with this property is:
April 1, '10 (040110)
November 17, '20 (111720)
November 26, '20 (112620)
January 8, '30 (010830)
July 1, '40 (070140)
March 17, '70 (031770)
April 14, ' 90 (041490)
— Scott Kominers (@skominers) November 26, 2020
I thought they meant lutefisk:
just had to explain "lutheran sushi", also known as "pickle roll ups" to my coastal girlfriend and somehow it made me miss the Midwest even more pic.twitter.com/gXhEELu1ZK
— Kari Paul (@kari_paul) November 25, 2020
Can you stretch your stomach to eat more at Thanksgiving? STAT. Should have spotted this yesterday. But maybe for leftovers?
‘U.S. is going to see darkest days in modern medical history’: Doctor’s dire warning as 95% of country sees ‘uncontrollable COVID-19 spread’ and 50 MILLION travel for Thanksgiving – with 17% spike hitting California in just 24hrs Daily Mail
What 635 Epidemiologists Are Doing for Thanksgiving NYT. Handy chart:
I suppose “only with household” implies “not traveling,” but I’d be more comfortable with this “informal survey” if that question had been asked.
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A Vaccine Won’t End the Pandemic in Rural America Foreign Affairs
From neglect to scolding to abandonment:
Media: @ASlavitt, asked if #Americans will make adjustments in the surge: "No, the country hasn't been willing to do that. We want to be rescued by science. Whereas, around the world, people understand that they as citizens can solve this for one another and save lives." @NewDay pic.twitter.com/vE8R1R2s9a
— Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson) November 26, 2020
With Great Power Comes At Least Very Small Responsibilities Eschaton. Newsome, Cuomo (until shamed), now this guy…
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Astra Eyes Extra Global Vaccine Trial as Questions Mount Bloomberg. Not “extra.” Another.
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Justices lift New York’s COVID-related attendance limits on worship services SCOTUSblog. If I read this correctly, Cuomo’s law was poorly drafted: By function (gym, salon, church) rather than characteristics like size, ventilation, and average duration of stay, none of which would have raised “strict scrutiny” questions.
I wish we had a map like this for the US:
A fascinating graph, showing the dynamics of the second wave in France.
Things were fine in July, but the 20-29 year olds starting relaxing.
Over time, they contaminated older generations until infection rates were high for all.
How will the reverse movement proceed? pic.twitter.com/KkgilUuVh0
— Olivier Blanchard (@ojblanchard1) November 26, 2020
Was opening the colleges worse than Sturgis? I’m guessing yes.
Dance off: the niche Hong Kong social scene behind city’s biggest Covid-19 cluster South China Morning Post. Contact tracing example.
I will never get to go to Hong Kong Noahpinion, Substack
Guardian censors Jeremy Corbyn cartoon Electronic Intifada
On This Day in 1791 — The First Cabinet Meeting in United States History Lindsay Chervinsky
Economics Not Culture Wars Drove Most Trump Voters – Thomas Ferguson The Analysis. Today’s must-read.
Class-Partisan Polarization Intensified in the 2020 Cycle Policy Tensor. Hoo boy.
Trump says he’ll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Hill. That is, in fact, the Constitutional procedure…
The Most Predictable Election Fraud Backlash Ever Michael Tracey
Brian Deese likely pick for top White House economic post Politico. Bill McKibbben runs interference. Thread:
And one of them met a guy named Brian Deese there, and they fell in love, and so I performed their wedding in a cabin back in that small town with the snow falling outside. And then I didn't see them much–usually just Xmas Eve when they were home with her family
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) November 26, 2020
Big Brother Is Watching You
Bjorn’s Corner: 737 MAX ungrounding, ANAC’s and EASA’s decisions Leeham News and Analysis. See here for “synthetic AOA sensor.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
Deplorables, Or Expendables? The American Conservative
Broadening Place-Based Jobs Policies: How to Both Target Job Creation and Broaden its Reach (PDF) Timothy Bartik, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
‘When a Stranger Shall Sojourn with Thee’: The Impact of the Venezuelan Exodus on Colombian Labor Markets (PDF) Julieth Santamaria, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics
Dead minks infected with a mutated form of COVID-19 rise from graves after mass culling USA Today. Comment: “Ease up, 2020, you’re trying too hard.”
For the first time, scientists detect the ghostly signal that reveals the engine of the universe NBC News (Furzy Mouse) (original).
New Quantum Paradox Reveals Contradiction Between Widely Held Beliefs – “Something’s Gotta Give” SciTech Daily (Furzy Mouse) (original).
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here