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#CheetahCubdate #6: Smile with Your Teeth Smithsonian (furzy)
NASA and USGS Release Stunning First Images From New Landsat 9 Spacecraft Science Daily (furzy)
Slave room discovered at Pompeii in ‘rare’ find PhysOrg (Chuck L)
Is This a Scene From a Sci-Fi Horror Flick a Rare Atmospheric Phenomenon? Atlas Obscura (Chuck L)
A New Dementia Test Raises More Questions Than Answers Wired. Resilc: “Who at the FDA cashed in on this?”
Chile’s desert dumping ground for fast fashion leftovers Al Jazeera (resilc)
Erm, sample bias in who takes these tests:
— Steve Stewart-Williams (@SteveStuWill) November 4, 2021
A probable revolution in #pathology
And one more step towards its confluence with #Radiology
— María J. Díaz Candamio (@Vilavaite) November 7, 2021
The Way Out of the Fly-Bottle: Wittgenstein’s “Tractatus” at 100 Los Angeles Review of Book (Anthony L)
We pointed out in 2020 that UK data clearly showed kids were major transmission vectors. Paper courtesy guurst: A need of COVID19 vaccination for children aged <12 years: Comparative evidence from the clinical characteristics in patients during a recent Delta surge (B.1.617.2). MedRxIv. Distressing to see the call for vaccines when they don’t do much to prevent transmission! But apparently no one is willing to keep kids at home or engage in much more serious mitigations at schools.
It's amazing to me that despite very clear evidence of transmission from kids who have high contact (schools), & are the least vaccinated, many in the UK scientific community remain in denial- which has meant delays in vaccination & completely inadequate mitigations in schools. https://t.co/zfdl9roT3Y
— Deepti Gurdasani (@dgurdasani1) November 8, 2021
As we said, the US doesn’t believe in gathering data any more, so: The U.S. Is Relying On Other Countries’ Data To Make Its Booster Shot Decisions FiveThirtyEight (resilc)
New COVID vaccine design is easier to manufacture, doesn’t need cold storage MedicalXpress (Chuck L)
Rochelle Walensky said she’d ‘fix’ the CDC, but nine months in, she’s faltering STAT. Depicts the CDC’s fallen state at Trump’s doing, when the rot started much earlier.
Republican lawmaker misses his own anti-vaccine rally after catching Covid-19 Boing Boing (resilc)
Forget COP26. The world needs COPPER 26 Reuters (resilc)
As Earth Warms, Old Mayhem and Secrets Emerge From the Ice New York Times
World’s Largest Hydro-Floating Solar Farm Goes Live in Thailand Bloomberg (David L)
A Coal Mine for Every Wildfire London Review of Books (Anthony L). “Where are all the ecoterrorists?”
History dreams for Xi Jinping Asia Times (Kevin W)
China food security: Beijing residents stock up on cabbages for winter after warning triggers panic buying South China Morning Post
Immigration, ethnicity and religion (in ain’t as simple as it seems!) The Saker (Micael T)
The return of EU austerity Thomas Fazi
The Next European War Ecosophia
From yesterday: Irish minister warns EU could ditch entire Brexit deal Financial Times
Today. But DUP not a great source:
Germany would not let EU shelve its trade deal with UK, DUP leader suggests – https://t.co/U2xcFtICL8
— AndrewSparrow (@AndrewSparrow) November 8, 2021
War in Ethiopia raises alarm across region as rebels near Addis Ababa Washington Post (resilc)
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
TikTok rescue: Girl got help using silent distress signal Associated Press (Chuck L)
Actually not a TikTok signal but designed for victims of domestic violence to ask for help:
— Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) March 10, 2021
Imperial Collapse Watch
Why the Pentagon Is Equipping the F-35 With a Thermonuclear Bomb Popular Mechanics (resilc).
USA TODAY POLL: Biden Approval at 38, Kamala Harris at 28 Mediate (resilc)
FBI Raids Project Veritas Writers . . . Over A Missing Biden Diary? Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)
The Surprising Greatness of Jimmy Carter Washington Monthly. Um, this comes out when Biden is being compared to Carter?
Russiagate has no rock bottom Aaron Maté (Chuck L)
Ray McGovern: The Man Who Got Russiagate Right and Tried to Warn the Public—To No Avail CovertAction Magazine (Anthony L)
Our Famously Free Press
Management by Metrics Is Upending Newsrooms and Killing Journalism Jacobin (Micael T). From last month, still germane.
How Alan Sokal Won the Battle but Lost the ‘Science Wars’ Commentary (Micael T)
St. John’s asks for supply donations during global shortage Buck Rail. This is admittedly in flyover and so both remote and not a favored customer, but IM Doc has CEO patients and reports:
My understanding is that we are about 2 months or so of completely running out [of aluminum]. A large part of this is the shipping issue in LA and Long Beach – but apparently, recycled aluminum has to be manufactured with some very cranky equipment breaking down a lot. And there are apparently now no parts. Nor are there wisened old technicians that know how to fix the machines. At least not enough of them….
I understand from my ortho colleaugues that they have had to keep any number of patients in the hospital because they are not safe to do PT at home. No crutches. No walkers. No aluminum anything. This has been going on for the past 2-3 weeks or so. Literally none. The hospital has crutches that it uses but at this point the supply is so low that they will not leave the building.
Again, this is in his part of the world, which is likely to be shortchanged first. But they may be the canaries in the coal mine.
Family member went to the @ZSFGCare ER, got an $800 bill back. I called the insurance company, they said they would contact the hospital to negotiate. The hospital just sent a letter stating they are "pleased to inform" that after speaking with the insurer, we now owe $1,000.
— Lee Fang (@lhfang) November 9, 2021
They executed people for the state of South Carolina. For some, it nearly destroyed them The State (Dr. Kevin)
Mobile Internet and Political Polarization Nikita Melnikov (resilc). Important.
The Most Ambitious Diary in History New Yorker (Anthony L)
Poe Boy The Smart Set (Anthony L)
Money Illusion in the Twenty-First Century Peter Dorman, Econospeak
Portugal makes it illegal for your boss to text you after work in ‘game changer’ remote work law Euronews. Resilc: “I would add a “stand your ground” armed defense rider to this bill.”
Antidote du jour (Ian P). The Times maintains this really is a photo:
And a bonus, from Harvey’s human bassmule: