Who Killed the Recovery Trade? Take Your Pick John Authers, Bloomberg
COVID-19 vaccines dampen genomic diversity of SARS-CoV-2: Unvaccinated patients exhibit more antigenic mutational variance (preprint)) medRxiv. From the Abstract: “[W]e conducted longitudinal analysis over 1.8 million SARS-CoV-2 genomes from 183 countries or territories to capture vaccination-associated viral evolutionary patterns. To augment this macroscale analysis, we performed viral genome sequencing in 23 vaccine breakthrough COVID-19 patients and 30 unvaccinated COVID-19 patients for whom we also conducted machine-augmented curation of the electronic health records (EHRs). Strikingly, we find the diversity of the SARS-CoV-2 lineages is declining at the country-level with increased rate of mass vaccination.”
Ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 disease: Too good to pass up or too good to be true? Journal of Infectious Diseases
China’s Economic Reckoning Foreign Affairs. What, again?
US does not support Taiwan independence: Kurt Campbell Nikkei Asian Review. On vaccine diplomacy:
"We are deeply engaged to ensure that we will provide vaccines in 2022 to Southeast Asia and the Pacific. We think this is the most important contribution that we can make in the next little while." – Kurt Campbell, Indo-Pacific Coordinator, National Security Council
— Hunter Marston (@hmarston4) July 7, 2021
Russia backs ASEAN plan on tackling Myanmar crisis Reuters. Some background:
1. This History Thread is about Burma (Myanmar) relations with Russia. Over many years the relationship has had some interesting twists & turns. Currently the connection consists mainly of Russian arms deals + diplomatic enabling for Myanmar coup regime. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar pic.twitter.com/PHQFAIqnxG
— Edith Mirante (@EdithMirante) July 7, 2021
In Myanmar, the military and police declare war on medics AP. Protests continue:
Youths from #Taze Township staged collective village strike and marched around the village to oppose the #Myanmar JUNTA TERRORISTS(SAC) dictatorship .#July6Coup#DreadfulCovidAmidMilitaryCoup#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar pic.twitter.com/8wPd4C9cgL
— Bhone Yaung Sitt (@YaungSitt) July 6, 2021
New Cold War
Who “Moved” the Position of a U.S. Navy Ship From Odessa to Crimea? Maritime Executive
FTC staffers told to back out of public appearances Politico. Kahn’s chief of staff: “The American public needs this agency solving problems, not speaking on panels.” Stoller comments:
“The moratorium on public speaking has thrown a wrench into several upcoming conferences that often feature FTC staff, such as n\ext week’s American Bar Association’s annual consumer protection conference, which takes place every two years.”
Big thumbs up
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) July 7, 2021
Biden to Sign Executive Order Granting Farmers Right to Repair Protections Vice (Re Silc). Good!
A Post-Mortem of the Paycheck Protection Program Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
Our Famously Free Press
How do they do it:
The Onion 10 years ago, and AP today
Ten. Fucking. Years. pic.twitter.com/ykEkrRXUbs
— PanickedJanet (@SIGSYS) July 6, 2021
Police State Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
Foreign War Has Not Made America a Garrison State The National Interest
United in Rage Tarence Ray, The Baffler. Opioids in Kentucky.
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.