Yves here. Be sure to check out and circulate our post on Pfizer’s consent form for a clinical trial for its Covid-19 vaccine booster shot. Needless to say, it’s revealing, and not in a good way.
Spanish cave art was made by Neanderthals, study confirms Guardian (Kevin W)
How Does the West African Talking Drum Accurately Mimic Human Speech? Smithsonian (resilc)
Slowdown in Earth’s Rotation Could Have Affected the Oxygen Content of the Atmosphere SciTechDaily (Kevin W)
Heatwave causes massive melt of Greenland ice sheet PhysOrg (Chuck L)
Carbon offsets going up in smoke as company-linked forests burn Financial Times. Carbon offsets were alway a scam…
This time around I’m seeing more COVID pneumonia in younger children (previously was seeing COVID pneumonia mainly in tweens and up), now seeing in neonates to preschoolers.
— Heather #Vaccinated Haq, MD, MHS, FAAP (@heather_haq) July 31, 2021
China’s Wuhan to test ‘all residents’ as COVID-19 returns Al Jazeera. The US lacks the testing capacity, the operational chops, and the institutional will to do anything remotely like this.
Delta puts China on brink of a new Covid crisis Asia Times (Kevin W). GM pointed out by e-mail:
One very curious thing about China is that they basically stopped reporting deaths for the last 12 months, even though there have been enough cases since then to make it statistically impossible that none of them died.
So it was very clear the numbers are faked.
I don’t doubt they have managed to control it, even if the official numbers are a fiction.
Now we will see how well their system works I guess. I am keeping my fingers crossed — if they cannot control it, nobody will be able to and there is indeed no hope.
The Covid-19 gravediggers of Indonesia Asia Times. Kevin W warns: “Godawful images.”
US CDC finds fully vaccinated people who get infected carry as much of virus in their nose as unvaccinated people AND could spread it to others
Makes vaccine passports TOTALLY USELESS as people having a passport could be infectious
BAN vaccine passportshttps://t.co/aLdE9MpYZx
— Craig Kelly MP (@CraigKellyMP) August 2, 2021
Provincetown’s Covid Outbreak Shows ‘It’s Nowhere Near Over’ New York Times (UserFriendly)
In other words, if we have another crisis in hospitals, it’s due not just to Delta but also rule by MBAs:
We told you this would happen. The mass exodus of nursing staff came in waves, month after month. Now this sudden, debilitating, exponential growth of sick people needing care in our communities, & they have no one. YOU didn’t listen, YOU thought travel rates would “normalize.”
— Sarah, RN (@shesinscrubs) July 30, 2021
I was told I was “so intelligent for my age & such an asset,”
In the next breath I was told, I wasn’t worth one more dollar: “giving each person in this system a 1 dollar raise would cost, $2 million dollars, would you be happy with $1?”
I was stunned.
— Sarah, RN (@shesinscrubs) July 30, 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Chinese nationalists turn on their athletes BBC News (furzy)
China out to boost food security with 13-storey ‘hog hotels’ that protect pigs from viruses South China Morning Post (resilc)
China in the middle of Nile mega-dam feud Asia Times (Chuck L)
New Cold War
US Asks 24 Russian Diplomats to Leave By September 3 Antiwar.com (Kevin W)
Putin posits Russian veto over Ukraine sovereignty Asia Times (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Israel begins investigation into NSO Group spyware abuse MIT Technology Review (David L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Big Money Behind the Big Lie New Yorker (furzy)
Bidenizing the Democrats Washington Monthly (resilc)
George W Bush should shut up and go away Al Jazeera (resilc)
Sarah Palin Apparently Wants to Return to the Senate and Our Lives New Republic (resilc)
Our Famously Free Press
Why Have Advocacy Journalism When You Can Have Just Advocacy? Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)
Theranos Patients: The Emerging Wild Card in the Trial of Elizabeth Holmes Wall Street Journal
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “A pair of happy Painted Turtles at the Irvine Regional Park in Irvine, California.”
And a bonus (Chuck L):
— Squidocto (@Squidocto) July 31, 2021
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.