Top Economics Blogs Lars P. Syll
How to solve COVID’s crew change crisis and protect global supply chains Hellenic Shipping News
Physical phenotype of blood cells is altered in COVID-19 (in press) Biophysical Journal, n = 55. From the Abstract: “While the pathology is not yet fully understood, hyper-inflammatory response and coagulation disorders leading to congestions of microvessels are considered to be key drivers of the still increasing death toll. Until now, physical changes of blood cells have not been considered to play a role in COVID-19 related vascular occlusion and organ damage…. We found significant changes in lymphocyte stiffness, monocyte size, neutrophil size and deformability, and heterogeneity of erythrocyte deformation and size. While some of these changes recovered to normal values after hospitalization, others persisted for months after hospital discharge, evidencing the long-term imprint of COVID-19 on the body.” IOW, Long Covid.
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Ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trial (accepted manuscript) Clinical Infectious Diseases. A review of RCT literature. From the Abstract: “Published and preprint randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing IVM effects on COVID-19 adult patients were searched until March 22, 2021 in five engines…. In comparison to SOC or placebo, IVM did not reduce all-cause mortality, length of stay or viral clearance in RCTs in COVID-19 patients with mostly mild disease. IVM did not have an effect on AEs or severe AEs. IVM is not a viable option to treat COVID-19 patients.”
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UK pupils use orange juice to fake ‘positive’ Covid test results Guardian (Re Silc).
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The Forever Virus Foreign Affairs
Foreign countries that ‘bully’ China will meet a ‘great wall of steel,’ says Xi during Communist Party centenary CNN. Note this is defensive.
China Isn’t That Strategic The Atlantic
What Bari Weiss Won’t Tell You About Human Rights and China Freddie DeBoer
Myanmar protesters burn junta leader’s images on his birthday Reuters. And more:
Some protesters cook Mohinga (a traditional #Myanmar fish noodle soup) today to mark army chief’s 65th birthday as a way to curse him
— Leong Wai Kit (@LeongWaiKitCNA) July 3, 2021
Ingenious. But all the ingenuity in the world didn’t save the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement.
‘If there’s no recovery, all businesses will be in trouble’ Frontier Myanmar
Coronavirus: Indonesia defends use of China’s Sinovac amid surge in Delta variant South China Morning Post
Scavenging for coal in Tamlabasti People’s Archive of Rural India
The stories of oppression, murder and activism behind this viral Indian song Phoenix Media Co-op
New Cold War
The Stryker is a ‘deathtrap’ but you’re paying for it anyway Responsible Statecraft
Our Famously Free Press
A Case of “Intellectual Capture?” On YouTube’s Demonetization of Bret Weinstein Matt Taibbi, TK News
The Persistent Fantasy of a Trump Knockout Punch The New Yorker
A Political History Of The ACA Health Affairs
Imperial Collapse Watch
North Miami Beach orders 10-story condo evacuated after report declares it unsafe Miami Herald. “[N]ot safe for occupancy due to structural and electrical issues.”
How a trail in rural Oregon became a target of far-right extremism High Country News
The Team Resurrecting Ancient Rome’s Favorite Condiment Atlas Obscura
Antidote du Jour (via):
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— Amazing Posts (@AmazingPosts_) July 1, 2021
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.