The Adorable Way That Baby Koalas Are Weighed Laughing Squid (Re Silc).
The Pandemic Opportunity Project Syndicate
Coronavirus: Sinovac is world’s most used vaccine, but how good is its Delta protection? South China Morning Post
Thai study finds 2 doses of Sinovac can’t beat Delta variant, AstraZeneca can ThaiPBS (Furzy Mouse). I cannot, however, find the original study.
Mix-and-Match COVID Vaccines: The Case Is Growing, but Questions Remain Scientific American
Briefly Noted: For 2021-07-09 Fr Brad DeLong (nvl). Takedown of Slavitt on Delta.
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Bay Area an ’emerging hot spot’ for COVID as delta cases jump San Francisco Chronicle
COVID-19 outbreak shuts down in-person services at Apopka, Eustis churches Click Orlando. I have never understood why there are no reports of clusters in megachurches, given singing and close contact. Perhaps the high ceilings and mall-scale HVAC were mitigations. But if this story is Delta, that may be about to change.
Study reveals children and youth had highest rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Canada before third wave Covid Immunity Task Force. Canada.
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As New Vaccinations Decrease, Efforts Turn Toward Wisconsin Farm Workers Up North News. Who knew, a workplace-focused effort (siloed by industry, naturally).
California is diverging from the CDC on masks in schools San Francisco Chronicle
New study of 62k hospitals nationwide finds US is unprepared for next pandemic The Hill (Re Silc). Original.
Why the US-China contest will be fought in the heartlands of America South China Morning Post
Myanmar rebel group suspends key leader in massacre investigation Channel News Asia
Is Covid-19 terminal for the rising middle classes of Malaysia and Indonesia? South China Morning Post
Sex and the City in Medieval India The Globalist
Venezuela: Security forces, armed gangs clash in Caracas Deutsche Welle
Venezuela’s Special Economic Zones: A Conversation with Oly Millán Venezuelanalysis
Joe Biden Just Threw Down the Anti-Monopoly Gauntlet—but One Big Question Remains Zephyr Teachout, The Nation. Lina Kahn weighs in:
3. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment to address unchecked market concentration and promote fair competition. I look forward to working with my fellow commissioners and partners across federal government to use our full suite of antimonopoly tools and advance this key mission.
— Lina Khan (@linakhanFTC) July 9, 2021
Absent legislation? I’m not so sure. But come on, man:
"capitalism is more about vibe than anything else" https://t.co/Za7xNrfFmb
— Sun Destroyer 999 (@bombsfall) July 9, 2021
Joe Biden Fixes Capitalism In 31 Short Pages The Heisenberg Report. Well worth a read.
Democrats en Deshabille
GOP lawmakers caught on video telling activists to thank Manchin and Sinema for not blowing up the filibuster: ‘Without that, we would be dead meat’ Yahoo News. The party Pelosi and Schumer made.
The Christian Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It Michelle Goldberg, NYT (re Silc). So far as I can tell, “Critical Race Theory” is a right wing confection, a gallimaufry of quotations from sources that they do not understand with a label stuck on it. So it’s a little disconcerting to see Goldberg legitimize CRT as a thing, even if to oppose it.
Elvis (Your Waiter) Has Left the Building Barry Ritholtz, The Big Picture
Striking miner’s wife hit by vehicle at Warrior Met Coal picket line, union says AL.com. If the Republicans are serious about a pivot to the working class, there would be no better way to show it than to have JD Vance on the picket line in support with a megaphone. #JustSaying.
Climate Change is About Greed Jeffrey Sachs, Tikkun
Who holds the welding rod? LRB (AL). This is a must-read. Grab a cup of coffee.
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.