In Kent Patrick Cockburn, LRB. How B.1.1.7 spread from ground zero in Margate. “It would be difficult to find a place where coronavirus was more likely to flourish and to enhance its mode of attack than Thanet and Swale.” Today’s must-read.
The Pandemic’s Dr. Doom Bets It All The Atlantic. On variants, including B.1.1.7.
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6 Feet Isn’t Enough. Workers Need More Ventilation. Politico. Politico, ffs. Everybody seems to know this but CDC; as I have pointed out, the CDC’s school reopening guidelines and their recent guidance for vaccinated people give only the slightest recognition to ventilation or aerosols, which do not appear in executive summaries or as bullets for talking points.
How to Be Sure Your Face Mask Isn’t a Counterfeit Popular Mechanics
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Is Choice Always Worth the Anxiety? Zeynep Tufecki
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Unlocking the Mysteries of Long COVID The Atlantic
UBER DRIVER COUGHED ON, ASSAULTED & PEPPER SPRAYED
An @Uber driver was assaulted & coughed-upon by a group of women in #SanFrancisco after he refused them service for not wearing masks, in an attack the driver captured on videohttps://t.co/6Muz8wb2ea pic.twitter.com/KMO1vig1tq
— KPIX 5 (@KPIXtv) March 9, 2021
China puts nuclear power, waste disposal on the front burner in bid to meet climate targets South China Morning Post
China-US military rivalry: America’s cutting-edge NGAD programme aims to rise above PLA Air Force South China Morning Post
The beautiful game has turned ugly in China Japan Times
Fear is the Glue That Holds Myanmar’s Military Together The Irrawaddy
‘For us there is always a lockdown – and work’ People’s Archive of Rural India
India’s new farming laws driven by WTO demands Eco-business
What is Israel building at its Dimona nuclear site? Middle East Eye
War in Tigray: Ethiopia’s Nobel ‘peace’ surprise Ethiopia Insight
Ship runs aground off Mauritius with fuel aboard Channel News Asia. Only 150 tons of oil, this time.
The fight against descent-based slavery in Mali Africa is a Country
New Cold War
A Russian-Chinese Partnership Against America? The National Interest. The Blob worked hard to bring Russia and China together, good job.
What the Ecuadoran Elections Mean for the U.S. Counterpunch
Relief package would cut taxes on average by $3,000: analysis The Hill. Always tax cuts, never cash. Well, hardly ever.
Inside the Lincoln Project’s Secrets, Side Deals and Scandals NYT. Wait. Weren’t these guys Heroes Of The Resistance™?
Groves of Academe
Iowa’s state universities are dying, slowly Bleeding Heartland
british people reacting to american pharmaceutical ads during the harry/meghan interview
— Ayesha A. Siddiqi (@AyeshaASiddiqi) March 8, 2021
Quite a thread.
The Tide Is High—and Getting Higher Wired (Re Silc).
How Much Energy Does It Take to Grow a Tomato? IEEE Spectrum
Antidote du Jour (via):
— Alastair Bruce (@AlastairBruce_) March 6, 2021
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.