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Greatest Migration on Earth Happens under Darkness Every Day Scientific American
An Economy of Overfed Middlemen Matt Stoller, BIG
What’s behind Europe’s spate of deadly wildfiress? AP. Commentary (MarkT):
A clip from Don’t Look Up, and then a real TV interview that just happened pic.twitter.com/CokQ5eb3sO
— Ben Phillips (@benphillips76) July 20, 2022
Operation Nasal Vaccine—Lightning speed to counter COVID-19 Eric Topol, Science. “The likelihood that at least one of these nasal vaccine programs will be successful is high, but the lack of an OWS-like push means there will be substantial delays in manufacturing at scale, regulatory approval, and distribution.”
Long COVID and symptom trajectory in a representative sample of Americans in the first year of the pandemic Nature. From the Abstract: “We use a sample representing the U.S. community population from the Understanding America Study COVID-19 Survey, which surveyed around 8000 respondents bi-weekly from March 2020 to March 2021. Our final sample includes 308 infected individuals who were interviewed one month before, around the time of, and 12 weeks after infection. About 23% of the sample experienced new-onset symptoms during infection which lasted for more than 12 weeks, and thus can be considered as having long COVID.”
Alberta government memos on school masking ‘damning,’ union leader says CBC. The deck: “Documents show schools without mandates 3 times more likely to have outbreaks.”
Clinical features and management of human monkeypox: a retrospective observational study in the UK The Lancet. n = 7. From the Interpretation: “Prolonged upper respiratory tract viral DNA shedding after skin lesion resolution challenged current infection prevention and control guidance.” Nothing cultured, sadly.
China’s Strategy Needs Study, Not Assumptions Foreign Policy
Myanmar leader shops for support, weapons in Moscow Al Jazeera. Meanwhile:
The 133-km Dali-Baoshan section of the Dali-Ruili Railway started operation Friday in SW China’s Yunnan, marking a new progress in the construction of the China-Myanmar international railway corridor. pic.twitter.com/SeaGF0mgx3
— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) July 22, 2022
Japan’s daily COVID cases top 150,000, new record high Kyodo News. July 16: 107,000.
Today we changed the law to allow businesses impacted by strike action to hire skilled, temporary workers to mitigate disruption.
This was a criminal offence. Now it’s an option for business.
We will not let trade unions grind our economy to a halt.
— Kwasi Kwarteng (@KwasiKwarteng) July 21, 2022
11 times the UK Tory leadership race went completely nuts Politico. Not just the Tories:
hearing that put so absolutely unequivocally from a BBC journalist after all the years of bullshit actually makes me feel like I've gone insane https://t.co/6KzvpLTLWf
— Archie Woodrow (@Archimbaldo) July 21, 2022
Your Man in Saughton Jail Part 2 Craig Murray
New Not-So-Cold War
Why Nord Stream II Must Be Opened Immediately Moon of Alabama
U.S. hopes for global price cap on Russian oil by December Hellenic Shipping News. December?
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What If the War in Ukraine Spins Out of Control? Foreign Affairs
Ukraine war must end to prevent nuclear ‘abyss’, Lukashenko tells AFP Agence France Presse
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Russia ‘about to run out of steam’, head of UK intelligence says – as it happened Guardian. As what happened?
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Biden’s Plan for a Digital Dollar is a Massive Threat to Freedom Newsweek (Furzy Mouse). Yikes.
Live Blog: January 6th Hearings, Thursday, July 21 Matt Taibbi, TK News. So we don’t have to….
Crap Economics The American Conservative
Walmart employees describe chaotic, overcrowded back rooms and outdoor storage units stuffed with unsold goods — and say automatic re-orders are jamming even more excess inventory to stores Business Insider
The Bizarre Bird That’s Breaking the Tree of Life The New Yorker
The Other Side of the Canvas John Ganz. Fascist art in Italy.
The Plague of Resilience Meanjin
Antidote du jour (via):
Bonus antidote (DCBlogger):
The rebellion started today.. pic.twitter.com/rGhjHoxUcq
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) July 4, 2022
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.