Behind Airbus-Boeing truce lies a common rival: China Agence France Presse
Thirty Tesla crashes linked to assisted driving system under investigation in US Guardian (Furzy Mouse).
The Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission from Patients with Undiagnosed Covid-19 to Roommates in a Large Academic Medical Center (accepted manuscript) Clinical Infectious Diseases. From the Discussion: “Almost 40% of patients that shared a hospital room with someone with occult SARS-CoV-2 infection became infected.” If I understand “occult” correctly, it translates to “retrospectively symptomatic” (i..e, people can have fevers for all sorts of reasons, and later be diagnosed with Covid).
In 2nd school outbreak, 44 kids catch COVID — apparently the Delta variant Times of Israel. Commentary:
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) June 20, 2021
At risk of falling short on vaccine goal, Biden marks new milestone: 300M shots under his watch ABC. Deck: “At a million a day, the pace of shots is the same as when Biden took office.” As I said for months.
A beautiful idea: how COVAX has fallen short The Lancet
Flights cancelled and districts locked down amid fresh coronavirus cases in southern China South China Morning Post
Song Luzheng: Biden’s first visit, Europe is the winner What China Reads. See the note at the end: “This is an auto-translated version of the article meant for Chinese audience. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.”
The Revolt Against Myanmar’s Junta Can Succeed The Irrawaddy. But:
This is the reality in Myanmar, and no doubt what the military is counting on to wear down the opposition. Revolution is usually grueling, prolonged and at times mercilessly destructive. Heartbreaking for those justifiably outraged by what the military has done. https://t.co/14ISkVxs5g
— Jonathan Head (@pakhead) June 20, 2021
Taking solidarity action on Myanmar Solidarity Action
A chat on the beach Couchfish
Who Wants To Hear My Crazy, Kooky Conspiracy Theory About 1/6? Caitlin Johnstone. True, the FBI has form. But “If maybe, just maybe” isn’t evidence.
The Capitol Riot Indictments Do Not Suggest an FBI Entrapment Scheme Andrew McCarthy, National Review
Bidenomics Is ‘America First’ With a Brain Foreign Policy. Continuities rather than differences….
CDC can’t regulate cruises: judge The Hill
Biden’s China strategy: a chronology Adam Tooze, Chartbook
How America quietly lost 2,700 ships Business Insider
Democrats en Deshabille
The Man Who Loved Presidents Thomas Frank, Harpers. A pleasingly savage evisceration of Jon Meacham, Presidential historian and Biden advisor, author of The Soul of America (now on HBO).
Uber and Lyft Donated to Community Groups Who Then Pushed the Companies’ Agenda The Markup. That’s not a bug. Commentary:
They reveal over 30 orgs from communities of color that took donations from Uber and Lyft's PACs and subsequently came out against state and city initiatives to ban worker misclassification and secure benefits and protections for precarious workers.https://t.co/HuIjimzIvU
— Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) June 19, 2021
“Precarious workers” who are predominantly from “communities of color.”
Our Famously Free Press
Meet the Censored: Bret Weinstein Matt Taibbi, TK News
BuzzFeed’s ‘Community’ Scam Is a Nightmare Come True Discourse Blog
Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley vows to live ‘life like I want’ amid backlash to anti-vaccine remarks ESPN. Beasely to “live my like I want to regardless.” Not a Buddhist, then.
Why the Pandemic Turned Miami Into the New Monaco Town & Country
Economic Tracker Opportunity Insights (Harvard, Brown, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). Handy chart:
Why inequality matters? Global Inequality
What Is Going On at Yale Law School? The New Yorker. Source: “Every person I called to ask ‘How did you get this job?’ told me,’ Amy Chua made a phone call.'” It’s all about the merit. Until it isn’t.
Does Evolution Want Us to Drink? WSJ. Make mine a double. And see what the bears in the back room will have!
Antidote du Jour (via):
WATCH: The wandering elephants in China’s southwest that has captured the imagination of millions took a break to nap 🐘 pic.twitter.com/v1iwYFOVrK
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 19, 2021
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jur here.