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Mask Up When Dressing Deer, State Health Officials Urge Hunters Mount Pleasant-Sturtevant Patch
JPMorgan Fights Tesla Over Warrants Bloomberg. Commentary:
— PlainSite (@PlainSite) November 16, 2021
Oh Great, They’re Filming Porn Inside Teslas on Autopilot Futurism. Subscription-based funding model for Elon’s Mars trip. No, don’t thank me.
Vancouver is now completely cut off from the rest of Canada by road Kelowna Now. Flooding and mudslides.
Vegan Helicopter Embodies Aviation’s Response to COP26 Bloomberg. Not the whole helicopter. The “trimmings” (seat coverings, etc). Purchased by “a wealthy couple.”
An ethical analysis of vaccinating children against COVID-19: benefits, risks, and issues of global health equity (open letter) Wellcome Open Reseach (dd). [version 1; peer review: 1 approved, 1 approved with reservations]. From the Abstract: “[W]e argue that it is currently unclear whether routine COVID-19 vaccination of healthy children is ethically justified in most contexts, given the minimal direct benefit that COVID-19 vaccination provides to children, the potential for rare risks to outweigh these benefits and undermine vaccine confidence, and substantial evidence that COVID-19 vaccination confers adequate protection to risk groups, such as older adults, without the need to vaccinate children. We conclude that child COVID-19 vaccination in wealthy communities before adults in poor communities worldwide is ethically unacceptable and consider how policy deliberations might evolve in light of future developments.”
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Estimation of SARS-CoV-2 infection fatality rate by age and comorbidity status using antibody screening of blood donors during the COVID-19 epidemic in Denmark Journal of Infectious Diseases. n = 84,944. From the Abstract: “In this nationwide study, the [Infection Fatality Rate (IFR)] was very low among people younger than 51 years without comorbidity.” Of course, in the United States, the political economy seems almost designed to produce co-morbidities, efficiently and in great numbers.
Mortality Risk Among Patients With COVID-19 Prescribed Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants JAMA. n = 3401. From Key Points: “These findings suggest that SSRI use may reduce mortality among patients with COVID-19, although they may be subject to unaccounted confounding variables; further investigation via large, randomized clinical trials is needed.” Fluoxetine hydrochloride and fluvoxamine maleate. Interesting which repurposed drugs get respect and which don’t.
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Pfizer to allow more nations to make COVID drug, files for EUA with FDA Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. Paxlovid. “Peace and love’….
Biden administration plans to buy enough of Pfizer’s anti-Covid pill to treat 10 million NBC. EUA just a formality, I suppose.
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Four Decades Ago the NEJM Helped Create the Opioid Crisis. Now It’s After Ivermectin. Michael Capuzzo, RESCUE. Watch out for observational studies in letters.
Xi-Biden summit: US and China stress need for status quo on Taiwan South China Morning Post and Biden and Xi Pause Saber Rattling for First Face-to-Face Foreign Policy. “Summit” is the Post’s framing.
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China: What Was Going on in 1870?; or, Why Was the Twentieth Century Not a Chinese Century? (draft book chapter) J. Bradford DeLong. In iCloud. Better than Google Docs, I suppose…
Australian War Propaganda Keeps Getting Crazier Caitlin Johnstone
Myanmar says Covid-19 and internal conflict on the wane, looks to reopen borders Straits Times. Let me know how that works out.
Myanmar Coup Leader Meets Senior Officials From China, Japan and Thailand The Irrawaddy. Commentary:
– Army chief not in uniform
– Photo shows unofficial setting
– This can suggest talks, negotiation on political situation being brokered behind the scenes pic.twitter.com/GT3Fh9DJey
— Leong Wai Kit (@LeongWaiKitCNA) November 14, 2021
Myanmar junta charges Aung San Suu Kyi with fraud during 2020 polls Channel News Asia
‘Fourth Wave’ | The Pandemic in Vietnam Vietnam Coracle
The US makes the rules, and Syria massacre was no exception Responsible Statecraft
New Cold War
Russia Rejects Accusations Of Endangering Astronauts Aboard ISS With Weapons Test AP. There are two Russian astronauts in the ISS….
How Putin Is Pushing Back Against the West The National Interest
White House sends Kigali amendment on climate-warming gases to Senate Reuters. Hydrofluorocarbons.
L’Affaire Joffrey Epstein
Top Barclays investors raise alarm over terms of Jes Staley’s exit FT. Previously on our show: “Jes Staley exchanged 1,200 emails with Epstein that included unexplained phrases.” Well, at least Staley isn’t a lizard.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Shadow Wars Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News
Mapping the US Solidarity City (video) Grassroots Economic Organizing
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Kroger workers in Houston vote again to strike amid feud over pay, health care Houston Chronicle. Feud.
Over 100 Activision Blizzard employees stage walkout, demand CEO step down WaPo. Oddly. not hash-tagged #MeToo.
New mineral davemaoite discovered inside a diamond from Earth’s mantle New Scientist. Named after [wait for it] Dave Mao.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the new #Boulder snowplow names as chosen by local K-5 students:
– Snow Gobbler
– Mighty One
– Happy Tracks
– Super Scooper
– Plower Power
– Darth Blader
– Ice Blade
— Mitchell Byars (@mitchellbyars) November 16, 2021
Antidote du jour (via):
Bonus antidote. The light at the end of the tunnel:
🚇 Why you shouldn’t hang out at the end of railway tunnels 👇👇 pic.twitter.com/Lhlc9lDOPd
— Daniel Moser (@_dmoser) November 13, 2021
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.