Lahaina used to be a wetland Heated
How Biden’s Regional Carbon Cleanup Hubs Could Spur Innovation Bloomberg. Yes, that’s how we built The Bomb and put a man on the moon; public-private partnerships, and startups [bangs head on desk].
Core mitochondrial genes are down-regulated during SARS-CoV-2 infection of rodent and human hosts Science. From the Abstract: “Even when the virus was cleared and lung mitochondrial function had recovered, mitochondrial function in the heart, kidney, liver, and lymph nodes remained impaired, potentially leading to severe COVID-19 pathology.” Topol gives a fine exposition of this article, with charts, here–
Long Covid: Mitochondria, the Big Miss, and Hope Eric Topol, Ground Truths. Also excoriates NIH, rightly, for its “billions for research but not one cent for treatment” RECOVER study on long covid, a story broken by STAT.
Long COVID is devastating and far from rare. As infections rise again, why are we still ignoring it? Salon. Readers, can somebody check the math?
This graph is a time series projection of #longCOVID rates assuming 1-3 infections yearly.
This will lead to a tipping point around 2025. The implications are profound, affecting society and the economy. Immediate action is needed to mitigate the long-term impact. #Collapse https://t.co/4wsXNep7lF pic.twitter.com/5o9rbu5fVl
— Epi-Yeti (@TheMemeticist) August 13, 2023
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Got a cold, runny nose, the sniffles? No worries! Come to school, LAUSD says LA Times. Should somebody check in on LA? History does repeat:
— spid 😷☣️🏴☠️🙀 (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ (@spid303) August 12, 2023
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A cloud no bigger than a man’s hand:
Way too early to say what impact this new variant will have. It could be similar to BS.1.1, a hugely divergent variant from 2022 that had little impact globally. Or it could be a much bigger deal than that. We should know pretty soon. 2/2 https://t.co/r96RhWfnnX
— Ryan Hisner (@LongDesertTrain) August 14, 2023
(1 Kings 18:44-45). Brain Truster GM: “If this one turns out to have real legs, it will make the XBB booster obsolete before it’s even rolled out…” Fortunately, we have implemented a strategy of multiple layers of mitigation, so hopefully non-pharmaceutical interventions will stave off the onrush. Oh, wait….
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The Massacre In Manipur Madras Courier
Germany considers ban on far-Right AfD Telegraph
Railway Poetry London Review of Books. From 2017, still germane.
Dear Old Blighty
New Not-So-Cold War
SITREP 8/13/23: AFU Struggles For Symbolic Meaning In Late Summer Doldrums Simplicius the Thinker(s)
Ukraine’s counteroffensive may be successful without F-16s – NYT Ukrainska Pravda
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Russia, Donbass and the Reality of Conflict in Ukraine Covert Action Magazine
South of the Border
Blood and Treasure The American Conservative. From June, still germane.
Previously Secret Memo Laid Out Strategy for Trump to Overturn Biden’s Win NYT. Memo from Chesebro. Good title for a film.
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Democrats en Déshabillé
Feinstein fall gives Democrats a scare The Hill. Did she fall, or was she pushed?
An impossibility theorem on truth-telling in fully decentralized systems (PDF) Bank of International Settlements
Ruthless Endangerment E.W. Neidermeyer. Liability and robot cars. Optimizing the legal environment rather than making software that works.
Groves of Academe
How many college closures are on the horizon? Higher Ed Dive
You Must Understand That Taylor Swift Knows Me Better Than Anyone Else On Earth Defector. On parasocial relationships.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Rome fell. Will the modern-day West follow suit? The Economist
Reddit users decry hospitals’ bonus systems Becker’s Hospital Review
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.