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Quantum entanglement visualized for the first time ever Advanced Science News (furzy)
Recently released immunogenicity results from a Phase 3 RCT of the original Novavax vaccine when used as a booster. Good safety profile and excellent immune responses regardless of prior vaccine platform, even against Omicron BA.1 and BA.5
— Daniel Park (@Daniel_E_Park) September 2, 2023
1 in 4 nursing homes reporting #COVID outbreaks in NJ. COVID rapid tests sold out in many stores. Hospitalizations rising. First Lady also infected. School outbreaks nationwide. No more excuses ➡️ #MaskUo #Ventilate #CovidIsNotOver.https://t.co/ijdyOsMFlL
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) September 5, 2023
“She is currently experiencing only mild symptoms.”
Despite four years and a TON of data and studies that prove the acute infection is only the beginning and the real complications often come later, we’re still doing the “mild symptoms” song and dance. https://t.co/5TrmC91Bwp
— Laura Miers (@LauraMiers) September 5, 2023
Biological Recycling’ Would Be Truly, Truly Amazing The Atlantic (David L)
To Stop an Extinction, He’s Flying High, Followed by His Beloved Birds New York Times (ma)
THE FUTURE OF URBAN CONSUMPTION IN A 1.5°C WORLD University of Leeds/ARUP
Home insurers cut natural disasters from policies as climate risks grow Washington Post (Kevin W, furzy)
Germany begins dismantling wind farm for coal EUObserver (Micael T)
Removing bugs from our habitats is coming back to bite us Washington Post (furzy)
New tech boosts Dutch drive for sustainable farming BBC (David L)
The US chips war against China is proving to be self-sabotage even faster than I imagined, and I sometimes have an active imagination:
The more I think about it, the more the I realize how huge this news actually is, how big a win it is for China, and how big a loss for the US.
In one simple move, China basically proved that the enormous years-long efforts the US put to destroy both Huawei and the Chinese… pic.twitter.com/XOr1h8TNW3
— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) September 4, 2023
Smart tech specialists taking an absolute victory lap over the most predictable economic development of the last ten years. pic.twitter.com/o2FbPBnGGw
— Philip Pilkington (@philippilk) September 4, 2023
Teardown of Huawei’s new phone shows China’s chip breakthrough Reuters (Kevin W)
How Sanctions Failed To Hinder China’s Development Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
Chinese proposals for Metaverse show that we are negotiating for “Cyberterritory” Modern Diplomacy (Micael T)
Chinese Gate-Crashers at U.S. Bases Spark Espionage Concerns Wall Street Journal (furzy)
Will China’s Economic Slump Be Contagious? New York Magazine
US businesses losing patience with China – Biden official RT (Kevin W) Moi: “What about ‘It’s a Communist country’ don’t you understand?” They knew that when they went in…
Traveler’s Tales: My August 2023 Trip to China chinahand (guurst)
The Next EU Military Deployment in West Africa German Foreign Policy (Micael)
Labour-run Birmingham City Council declares itself ‘effectively BANKRUPT’ after being hit with £760m bill to settle equal pay claims – as officials blame ‘rampant inflation’ for ‘going bust’ Daily Mail
Pressure mounts on Sunak and Keegan over school concrete crisis Guardian (Kevin W)
Macron doesn’t really want to step down as French President? International Affairs (Micael)
New Not-So-Cold War
‘Cocaine Grain’: Baerbock Slipped Again While Talking About Ukraine NewsUnrolled (Micael T)
The fog of war brought down to earth Gilbert Doctorow
Another Russian mercenary group shows discontent with the Kremlin: ‘A sign of more to come’ France24.(furzy). To the extent this is not exaggerated, I wonder if this is really about pay. Russia is now compensating regular soldiers very well (hence the high sign-up rates). One wonders if the mercs feel their risk premium is no longer high enough.
US Officials Keep Boasting About How Much The Ukraine War Serves US Interests Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
California DMV Now Offers ‘Digital’ Driver’s Licenses. How to Get Your ID on Your Phone San Francisco Standard Kevin W: “What could possibly go wrong?”
Wanted: Skilled Workers To Combat the Rise in Cyber Crime Financial Times. Um, you usually need crooks or at least the crook adjacent to be any good at this.
Imperial Collapse Watch
More small airports are being cut off from the air travel network. This is why MPR (Chuck L). Article points out, airlines were bailed out as quasi utilities, then they do this.
GOP Clown Car
Military Secretaries Issue a Dire Warning on Tommy Tuberville Newsweek (furzy)
Our No Longer Free Press
Secretive Covid disinformation unit worked with security services Telegraph (Kevin W)
This idea there is an "undistorted" market price for Tsys that the fed somehow messes with is one of the most ideological and ridiculous notions in all of orthodox macro. There is no "free market" in tsy debt. It's a joke https://t.co/gt7IpesX56
— Rohan Grey (@rohangrey) September 4, 2023
AI May Influence Who Can Get or Prescribe Pain Medication MedPage Today (Dr. Kevin)
Bosses mean it this time: Return to the office or get a new job! Washington Post
Healthcare workers in LA protested today for a better contract. So naturally on Labor Day cops had to make it clear that they are not workers. You won’t believe how many LAPD cops they sent at these few workers.
— Stop Cop City (@JoshuaPHilll) September 5, 2023
Industrial (in)action Energy Flux (Micael T)
Antidote du jour (Robert G):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.