“Utilizing bogus web zero pledges to cowl up large fossil gasoline growth is reprehensible. It’s rank deception. This poisonous cover-up might push our world over the local weather cliff. The sham should finish.”
— Australia Institute (@TheAusInstitute) November 11, 2022
COP 27 leaders urged to kick-start restoration of soil ecosystems Forest Information
Completely dedicated to the bit:
We have now a option to make.
Repeat what occurred in previous winters with extra family members getting sick from COVID.
Or we will have a significantly better winter, utilizing all of the instruments we’ve got accessible to us now.
Get the up to date vaccine. https://t.co/jlrmakyfLU.
— President Biden (@POTUS) November 10, 2022
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Find out how to Conceal a Plague (video) Justin Feldmand, Institute for Bioethics & Well being Humanities. This lecture:
Be part of the UTMB Bioethics and Well being Humanities neighborhood for a chat by Dr. Justin Feldman (@jfeldman_epi) on 9/22 at midday CDT on “Find out how to Conceal a Plague: How Elite Seize and Individualism Made Covid Regular.”
This might be an all-virtual occasion.
— Institute for Bioethics & Well being Humanities (@IBHH_UTMB) September 8, 2022
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Viable SARS-CoV-2 detected within the air of hospital rooms of COVID-19 sufferers with early an infection Worldwide Journal of Infectious Illnesses. From the Summary: “These outcomes counsel that the detection of viable SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV-2 RNA in air samples can be related to a mess of things apart from affected person’s viral load. These embrace affected person’s behaviors similar to coughing, sneezing, speaking, and masks carrying, and environmental circumstances.” This can be a very huge deal. I recall (too lazy to search out the hyperlink) that one of many earliest research to point out the chance of aerosol transmission confirmed SARS-CoV-2 RNA on a hospital windowsill. However this isn’t RNA; it’s reside virus. CDC hospital an infection management steerage is already demonstrably miserably insufficient, because it takes no account of the truth that #CovidIsAirborne, however this examine must be the fireplace bell within the night time for CDC to get up and repair them. In the event that they care about sufferers’ lives, after all — an open query.
Acute and postacute sequelae related to SARS-CoV-2 reinfection Nature. From the Dialogue: “On this examine of 5,819,264 folks, together with 443,588 folks with a primary an infection, 40,947 individuals who had reinfection and 5,334,729 noninfected controls, we confirmed that…. [c]ompared to noninfected controls, evaluation of the confirmed that the danger and burden of all-cause mortality and the prespecified well being outcomes elevated in a graded style based on the variety of infections (that’s, dangers have been lowest in folks with one an infection, elevated in folks with two infections and have been highest in folks with three or extra infections).” Ulp.
Common Masking in College Works. New Knowledge Reveals How Properly Time. Spherical-up on the NEJM examine linked to yesterday.
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Meissa posts early medical knowledge on nasal COVID-19 vaccine, offering assist for position in breaking transmission chains Fierce Pharma. MV-014-212. n = 49. From Summary of earlier Meissa examine on non-human primates: “Intranasally delivered, reside attenuated vaccines similar to MV-014-212 entail low-cost manufacturing appropriate for world deployment.”
The Finish of Evusheld The Atlantic
China shortens COVID quarantine instances, eases flight curbs Reuters Commentary:
Principally anytime you see somebody in full PPE spraying bleach on the bottom in entrance of a crowd of individuals, ready chest to again in surgical masks for PCR exams, you see a damaged system which isn’t being guided by science- and that scene is in every single place throughout China.
— Naomi Wu 机械妖姬 (@RealSexyCyborg) November 11, 2022
I’m open to the chance that China is aware of one thing about fomites that we don’t, or that fomite transmission is extra possible below Chinese language circumstances. That stated, ignoring airborne transmission totally…. is hardly a method of layered safety.”
Hong Kong offers arrivals freer rein to maneuver round in newest leisure of Covid journey curbs South China Morning Publish. So superior:
It is now 7+3 in most locations, so principally 7, and it isn’t working- in any respect. One other concession to the comfort of foreigners and the wealthy that common Chinese language need to pay for with lockdowns.
— Naomi Wu 机械妖姬 (@RealSexyCyborg) November 11, 2022
Magnet Maker Arrested for Sending DOD Drawings to China Manufacturing.web
The Myanmar army’s deadliest airstrikes Myanmar Now
US to purchase S Korea artillery shells for Ukraine, provides $400m in assist Al Jazeera. Stripping the Asian cabinet naked for Ukraine, go Atlanticists!
New Not-So-Chilly Warfare
Ukraine Strikes Ahead in South, With Little Resistance From Russia NYT. It’s quiet. Too quiet. Greater than fog-of-war quiet. The place is the big Blob-induced liberalgasm at a Russian withdrawal? Why hasn’t Zelensky green-screened his triumphant entry into Kherson on the head of a column of tanks? The place are the aerial pictures of trapped Russian troopers milling about on the Dnieper river crossings? Will probably be fascinating to see what emerges by 5:00 at this time so the Sunday shouting heads have one thing to shout about.
Russia Withdraws from Kherson, Surovikin Steadies Nerves, Guarantees Offensive (video) Alexander Mercouris, YouTube. Good on response to the Kherson withdrawal inside Russia (i.e., the response that issues to Putin).
On “orderly withdrawals.” A thread from October, nonetheless germane:
2/ Someplace within the headquarters of a Russian Mixed Military Military in south Ukraine, a employees officer is pulling out his doctrinal publication to plan an orderly withdrawal of Russian forces again throughout the Dnipro. Why are withdrawals carried out and what are some concerns? pic.twitter.com/4KinUEt8pL
— Mick Ryan, AM (@WarintheFuture) October 23, 2022
I don’t just like the supply a lot, or the supply’s sourcing, however there’s nonetheless some good data right here.
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High U.S. Normal Urges Diplomacy in Ukraine Whereas Biden Advisers Resist NYT. Mothra (The Blob) vs. Godzilla (the Pentagon)? Commentary:
The information that the highest US army officer is advocating diplomacy with Russia is a teachable second for @USProgressives and their allies, who could not deal with a neocon meltdown over their pro-diplomacy letter. Strive a little bit braveness subsequent time.
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) November 11, 2022
Russia’s Return to Grain Deal Is a Signal of Turkey’s Rising Affect Carnegie Endowment for Worldwide Peace
From proper to left:
A Conflict Over a Census Displays a Bolivia in Flux Americas Quarterly
Bolivian strike over census delay paralyzes agriculture export hub Reuters. “Lawmakers known as for calm.”
Bolivia: The Riot of the Oligarchy Step by Step Internationalist 360°
Texas Choose Strikes Down Biden’s Scholar Debt Cancellation NYT. From the opinion (PDF), footnote web page 1:
Except the mere machine is thrown off kilter by a “zealous regulation clerk,” after all — from the Federalist Society.
Notable uncalled Home races embrace Boebert, Katie Porter KXAN (Re Silc).
Trump Misplaced the Midterms. DeSantis Received. David Frum, The Atlantic. Opinion-havers are an necessary a part of the DeSantis coalition (although I have to say I’ve by no means seen “public opinion” congeal fairly so quickly, and round a short-bodied vulgarian like DeSantis, too, who has all of the charisma and all of the certainties of a chiseling exurban used automotive supplier).
Extra MAGA Than Ever The Atlantic (Re Silc). “It’s laborious to overstate how radicalized and anarchic the bottom of the Republican Get together stays.” Very a lot in contrast to the bottom of the Democrat Get together, one would possibly add.
Untangling the knotty empire of Bankman-Fried and FTX FT. One in every of two makes an attempt to create an org chart:
Obfuscatory a lot?
Why Twitter must be a public utility:
I used to be fascinated about all of the regional NWS places of work, which can be prolific on twitter, particularly in climate emergencies. Additionally, the regional SBA places of work can solely use Twitter. They’re all trapped in an enormous mess.
— Jeremy Peppas (@jeremypeppas) November 10, 2022
It’s not sufficient for Twitter to be unworthwhile. It shouldn’t have revenue as a part of its mission; no public sq. might or ought to!
CDC Says ‘Do Not Eat Meat or Cheese From Any Deli Counter’ Except It’s ‘Steaming Sizzling’ Barron’s. Remark: “Fascinating that @CDCgov @CDCDirector has a lot stronger/ extra applicable recs for a listeria outbreak that’s sickened lower than 20 folks than they do for a virus that’s killed & maimed tens of millions.” Sure, “steaming scorching” is certainly the phrase for CDC’s Covid communications.
Police State Watch
The FBI’s Transformation, from Nationwide Police to Home Spy Company. Half One: “Disruption” Matt Taibbi, TK Information. “Home spying with out predicate.”
Pricey Outdated Blighty
Too Poor for Warfare Challenge Syndicate
Separation Is The Largest Faith In The World Caitlin’s E-newsletter
Costs rise as a result of corporations increase them:
Perhaps, simply perhaps, enterprise noticed all of that accrued financial savings, and put costs as much as faucet into the elevated spending energy. It did what it all the time does, charged folks the utmost it thinks it may well get away with. It maximised income. /5 pic.twitter.com/evshSP1o1U
— Henry Madison (@RageSheen) November 11, 2022
Antivirals The Convivial Society. Fascinating. Jogs my memory of one in every of Video games Individuals Play writer Eric Berne’s “good video games”: “They’ll be glad they knew me.”
Antidote du jour (by way of):
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.