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Every Bear Market is Different Compound Advisors
The West’s Poor Climate Track Record Is Spilling Over to Other Policy Areas Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Relationships between SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater and COVID-19 Clinical Cases and Hospitalizations, with and without Normalization against Indicators of Human Waste ACS EST Water. From the Synopsis: “Improved correlations between wastewater SARS-CoV-2 RNA concentrations and COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations depend upon normalization target, qPCR chemistry, and watershed scale.”
Safety and immunogenicity of a live-attenuated influenza virus vector-based intranasal SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in adults: randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 1 and 2 trials The Lancet. China. The Interpretation: “Further studies are warranted to verify the safety and efficacy of intranasal vaccines as a potential supplement to current intramuscular SARS-CoV-2 vaccine pools.” It would be nice if elder resistance to vaccination in China was caused by fear of needles, but probably not.
Four Thai-made Covid vaccines almost ready to seek FDA approval The Nation. At least one nasal vaccine.
Real World Evidence of the Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibody Sotrovimab for Preventing Hospitalization and Mortality in COVID-19 Outpatients (accepted manuscript) Journal of Infectious Diseases. From the Abstract: “Of 10,036 patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection, 522 receiving sotrovimab were matched to 1,563 not receiving mAbs. Compared to mAb-untreated patients, sotrovimab treatment was associated with a 63% decrease in the odds of all-cause hospitalization (raw rate 2.1% versus 5.7%; adjusted OR 0.37, 95% CI 0.19-0.66) and an 89% decrease in the odds of all-cause 28-day mortality (raw rate 0% versus 1.0%; adjusted OR 0.11, 95% CI 0.0-0.79), and may reduce respiratory disease severity among those hospitalized.”
Warning signs ahead of monkeypox outbreak went unheeded, experts say STAT. Chikwe Ihekweazu, former director general of the Nigeria CDC: “[Y]ou pull out the army whenever there’s a single case exported. But there’s no interest in working together with the country from which the cases are coming to try and understand it a little bit more.”
Premier cas de variole simienne en milieu scolaire au Qc
— Covid Ecoles Quebec (@CovidEcoles) May 26, 2022
Myanmar’s environment hit by rare earth mining boom Mekong Eye. “Kachin’s rare earth production makes Myanmar the world’s third-largest rare earth producer behind China and the US, according to United States Geological Survey (USGS).”
The Economist Is at Risk Of Believing the Burmese Military’s Propaganda Domestic Voice of Burma
Police say they have ‘dismantled’ Alameddine crime network after arresting 18 people ABC Australia. “[E]ach phone could generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug sales, with one of the seized devices having 700 contacts and making $250,000 each week alone…. [T]here has been a number of murders in regards to these phones.”
Tory Britain faces extinction at the hands of a radical hard-Left alliance The Telegraph. Parliamentary Labour, who threw Corbyn under the bus, “hard left”? GTFO.
New Not-So-Cold War
How to Build Putin a Gilded Bridge Out of Ukraine (no paywall) Foreign Affairs. Worth a read. For me, the subtext is building a gilded bridge for The Blob; they are the only players (besides Russia) for whom a loss in Ukraine is existential.
Opinion: Enough talking — it’s time to act Deutsche Welle. DW’s editor on the World Economic Forum (with a curious conception of “world”).
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Europe plans for risk that Russia cuts gas supply this year FT. JFC, is there a war on or not?
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Blinken: US to leverage Russia-Ukraine bloc against China AP. Blinken: “[W]e will shape the strategic environment around Beijing to advance our vision for an open and inclusive international system.”
Biden Is Preparing To Crush A Historic Climate Change Lawsuit Lever News. On Juliana v. United States, see NC here.
Uvalde Shooter Fired Outside School for 12 Minutes Before Entering WSJ. So, fetish gear (1):
Good thing they had their army truck at the scene afterwards. That certainly helped pic.twitter.com/vZ95sYKya3
— StonedAccountant (@DoomScrollers) May 26, 2022
Fetish gear (2):
— Ben Hunt (@EpsilonTheory) May 26, 2022
"Officers… should be working through the following list of priorities."
Top priority is "STOP THE KILLING – Officer’s first priority is to move in and confront the attacker." pic.twitter.com/D6uA4apEMV
— sarah jeong (@sarahjeong) May 26, 2022
We know what the problem is Science. “The science is clear: Restrictions work, and it’s likely that even more limitations would save thousands of lives.” Same semantic blunder as with Covid: They’re not “restrictions” but “protections.”
“No way to prevent this:”
The Onion's main page pic.twitter.com/wpfv8AkXL6
— ℮oin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) May 25, 2022
Greece seizes ship sailing under Iranian flag Al Mayadeen. Tsk. The Russian ship should have been fllying under a Greek flag.
U.S. seizes Iranian oil cargo near Greek island – sources Hellenic Shipping News and Iran summons Greek envoy over seizing of ship’s cargo Al Mayadeen
“Search Results for fabral closure strip at The Home Depot” (Re Silc):
Fabral1 in. x 36 in. Inside Shelterguard Closure Strip
Limit 5 per order
Can’t even make this stuff. It’s crappy foam.
Stoller on the administrative state:
It’s obvious conservatives don’t believe their own rhetoric however because they foster expansive vague power to the Fed, the OCC, and the national security/policing establishment. https://t.co/g53nXchb26
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) May 26, 2022
Our Famously Free Press
How two Texas newspapers broke open the Southern Baptist sex scandal (not paywalled) WaPo. The Houston Chronicle (timeline) and the San Antonio Express-News (2019 blockbuster).
Bombshell 400-page report finds Southern Baptist leaders routinely silenced sexual abuse survivors San Antonio Express-News. May 23, 2022, four days ago. Here is the result of a Google search for “southern baptists sex scandal san antonio“:
What really frosts me about Google news-adjacent searches is that they amplify flaccid Acela-friendly reworkings of stories broken by local sources. The Southern Baptist story was a joint effort. The Houston Chronicle appears; the San Antonio Express Chronicle does not. Yes, the Express story linked above is four days old, but the Google algo in its infinite wisdom deemed stories from NPR, New York Magazine, and Yahoo Finance (!) worthy of inclusion, also four and three days old. Come on. It’s just one more way of starving local newsrooms of hits.
My Full Speech Outside Chevron’s Cancer-Causing Refinery in California Donzinger on Justice
Imperial Collapse Watch
Elon Musk Should Have Been Stopped Long Before He Came for Twitter Francine McKenna, Time. From April, still germane. Good to see McKenna in TIme!
OK, try “squillonaire”:
Use of the word “billionaire” as a pejorative is morally wrong & dumb 😛
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 26, 2022
Winning Against the Odds: The 32BJ SEIU Organizing Model New Labor Forum (Left in Wisconsin).
We Are Not Living in a Simulation, We Are Living In the Past The Convivial Society
Whig History The Rectification of Names
What Is Time? Nautilus
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.