Yves here. Jerri thanks readers for their kind messages of concern. She is on the mend and as you can see is back to posting!
New Zealand to cast out its official wizard Bangkok Post (furzy). Hate to say but he didn’t prevent or foresee that earthquake.
Fish and Overfishing Our World in Data (resilc)
This Pristine Beach Is One of Japan’s Last. Soon It Will Be Filled With Concrete. New York Times (David L) :-(
Defend the deep aeon
La Palma volcano: Lava ‘tsunami’ as earthquake intensifies eruption Euronews (David L)
Spinoza’s God: Einstein believed in it, but what was it? Prospect Magazine. Anthony L: “One for jr.”
Buckle up for the mass health-care firings National Post (resilc)
Long thread on endemicity.
I've been observing the discussion about endemicity for a while now, as I think it is an intriguing one in the context of this pandemic. I have the impression the term has been used quite colloquially by many. (1/N)
— Diego Bassani, PhD ?? ? ? (@DGBassani) July 27, 2021
Oh, and major reasons to oppose the “natural immunity” enthusiasm:
Allowing infections fosters the emergence of mutations, or, in other words, as @oatila very directly says below:
“Betting on natural immunity kills and generates more transmissible variants.” (15/N)https://t.co/BOdq1F5lLJ
— Diego Bassani, PhD ?? ? ? (@DGBassani) July 27, 2021
Characterizing menstrual bleeding changes occurring after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination MedRxIv. Write-up: Study finds menstrual bleeding changes after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination News-Medical.net (Kevin W). Study:
Eight months later: Researchers compare immune responses elicited by three COVID-19 vaccines MedicalXPress (fa). Study: Differential Kinetics of Immune Responses Elicited by Covid-19 Vaccines New England Journal of Medicine
Union nurses across U.S. convene, call for ending Covid, advancing society based on care National Nurses United
New Navy Guidance Will Discharge Sailors Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination Without Exemption USNI News. Resilc: “Then they gunup after dishonorable discharge for Trump troops.”
‘You Are Hereby Reprimanded!’ Airman Told to Begin Separation Due to Vaccine Refusal Defense One (Kevin W)
Conservative media viewing correlates with intention to use ivermectin ars technica; BC: “Laying pipe for the next wave of censorship.”
Out-of-Practice Airline Pilots Are Making Errors Back in the Air Bloomberg (Robert M)
When the West was itchin’ to go to China Asia Times (Kevin W)
China tests new space capability with hypersonic missile Financial Times
A very unhappy junta response to the ASEAN decision to bar coup leader Min Aung Hlaing from this month’s summit. ‘Extremely disappointed’ and ‘strongly objected’ are not terms we see at ASEAN meetings. https://t.co/4nI2ylvlFM
— Jonathan Head (@pakhead) October 16, 2021
EU states are weary of NI Protocol, Brexit and UK bad faith Tony Connelly, RTE (guurst)
The UK approach to Northern Ireland is one of casual political vandalism Financial Times (Kevin W)
Brexit: why does Northern Ireland matter so much? Social Europe
Fighting returns to Beirut’s streets in an echo of the civil war Economist. David has been reading the French press and does not like what he sees.
New Drug in the Democratic Republic of Congo: The Zombies of Kinshasa Der Spiegel (resilc). I hate to sound cynical, but how long before you see this used in the US? It’s not even yet a Schedule 1 drug!
Imperial Collapse Watch
Honeymoon Over: Biden Economic Plan ‘Too Risky,’ Americans Reckon Heisenberg Report. Resilc: “Why I stay away from people as much as possible.”
Democrats face growing storm over IRS reporting provision The Hill. Good, sez I.
Biden Administration Plans Wind Farms Along Nearly the Entire U.S. Coastline New York Times. Resilc: “Except near the Obomba Martha’s Vineyard estate.”
Beckhard-Harris Change Equation CIO Wiki (resilc)
The case for minting a $1tn coin to deal with America’s debt ceiling Nathan Tankus, Guardian (Wukchumni)
Police State Watch
The case for more energy Matthew Yglesias. UserFriendly: “Ugh”
The Framework Laptop Could Revolutionize Repairability. We Hope It Does. New York Times (Robert M)
Academics cast harsh light on composition of S&P index Financial Times
Should you ask for a pay rise? Not according to the former Pepsi CEO Guardian (resilc)
Goldman Sachs CEO Says Wage Inflation Is Spreading Through Economy Bloomberg. Kevin W:
Excuse me for stepping on their moment but what Goldman Sachs bemoans as wage inflation I suspect translates as workers being able to pay their bills and increased consumer demand for the economy.
From mna, be sure to read the entire tweetstorm:
So. Labor shortage discourse time!
I work for a food manufacturing company (specifically bottling/canning various beverages)
We are desperately under staffed.
The wages are competitive, but they can't keep anyone on after they hire them.
Why? Because since we're short
— The Violet Wanderers (Spooky Ghost edition) (@VioletWanderers) October 14, 2021
John Siman: “FUCK YOU WORKING CLASS YT’s”
Jen Psaki Defends Rising Prices: 'Good Thing' Because it Means 'More People are Buying Goods' pic.twitter.com/IaKVYVSCbR
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) October 15, 2021
The problem with America’s semi-rich Vox (Matthew C). Important.
Elite Capture and Epistemic Deference The Philosopher (Anthony L). Important.
Antidote du jour. LvH: “My cats looking at a bird outside.”
And a bonus (guurst):
— ViralHog (@ViralHog) October 11, 2021
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.