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Bubblicious: Crypto Euphoria’s Emerging Impact on Housing John Burns Real Estate Consulting (Re Silc).
ACS Risk Biomarkers Significantly Increase After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Cardiology Advisor (MV). “The risk of developing acute coronary syndrome (ACS) significantly increased in patients after receiving mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, according to a report presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2021, held from November 13 to 15, 2021. The study included 566 men and women (1:1) aged 28-97 years, who were patients in a preventive cardiology practice.” From the session Abstract: “We conclude that the mRNA vacs dramatically increase inflammation on the endothelium and T cell infiltration of cardiac muscle and may account for the observations of increased thrombosis, cardiomyopathy, and other vascular events following vaccination.”
The impact of public health interventions in the Nordic countries during the first year of SARS-CoV-2 transmission and evolution EuroSurveillance. From the Abstract: “Sweden constituted an epidemiological and evolutionary refugium that enabled the virus to maintain active transmission and spread to other geographical locations. Our analysis reveals the utility of genomic surveillance where monitoring of active transmission chains is a key metric.”
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How Covid-19 spreads: narratives, counter-narratives and social dramas (preprint) Trisha Greenhalgh et al., Authorea. “In this paper, we contrast inside-track narratives of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from the World Health Organisation, UK government and their official scientific advisers with outside-track counter-narratives offered by aerosol scientists. We examine related events that unfolded as social dramas — hand-cleansing rituals, care home deaths, public masking and occupational health and safety.”
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China-ASEAN summit begins without a Myanmar representative Al Jazeera. A Zoom summit, with no feed from Myanmar.
India’s coal demand likely to grow in absolute terms, phasing out difficult Hellenic Shipping News
Colonial accountability in transition Africa Is a Country
New Cold War
U.S. Intel Shows Russia Plans for Potential Ukraine Invasion Bloomberg. Headline should be “Shows Russia Plans,” like the URL.
Big Business Declares War on Lina Khan Matt Stoller, BIG (GF). A must-read (and especially insightful on factional conflict in the Republican Party).
Inflation fears hang over Biden’s social spending plans FT. Totally organic narrative….
Biden Just Nominated Joe Manchin-Lite Daily Poster
Supply-Chain Problems Show Signs of Easing WSJ. “Shipping and retail executives say they expect the U.S. port backlogs to clear in early 2022, after the holiday shopping season and when Lunar New Year shuts many factories for a week in February, slowing output.” Nothing will fundamentally change.
Canada faces grain backlog with freight halted through B.C. after flooding Globe and Mail (IM).
California police seek 80 suspects in flash-mob department store robbery Reuters. As above, so below.
Our Famously Free Press
The 1619 Project started as history. Now it’s also a political program. WaPo. No it didn’t, and yes, it always was.
Heritage Foundation paging Sir Halford John Mackinder:
The Ganja Gap. Probably one of the most important transit corridors in the world. 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/0j7ohryXLN
— Luke Coffey (@LukeDCoffey) November 21, 2021
Imperial Collapse Watch
Lessons from the Littoral Combat Ship War on the Rocks
The week in US unions, November 13-20 Who Gets the Bird? With the Deere contract and the Teamsters election, a big week.
Untimely Futures Places Journal
Are You My Mother Tongue? Lapham’s Quarterly
After a Pandemic Failure, the U.S. Needs a New Public Spirit Zeynep Tufecki, NYT. “The pandemic has proved to be a nearly two-year stress test that the United States flunked.” And: “We need a new public spirit: more people willing to recognize things aren’t going to get better unless we fight for it.” I’m not sure the issue is lack of “fight,” but incommensurable definitions of “better.”
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.