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The Absolute Simplest Explanation for America’s Supply Chain Woes Slate

Markets Start to Bow to the Inflation Reality John Authers, Bloomberg. Uh oh, higher overlook about that Reconciliation invoice!

Inflation in the economy today is different. Here are four charts that can explain why. WaPo

We Need to Think Harder About Inflation Stephanie Kelton, The Lens

Mint After Reading: Philip Diehl Talks with Rohan Grey (transcript) MR On-line. Diehl: “[T]right here isn’t any language in that provision of regulation that authorizes the platinum coin that claims something about pricing.”

#COVID19

More Than One-Third of Chicago Police Department Hasn’t Reported Vaccination Status, City Says NBC Chicago. See under on “First Responders.”

Live blog: Workers face termination as vaccine deadline lands (stay weblog) KUOW (pq).

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Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgA Identifies Asymptomatic Infection in First Responders (accepted manuscript) (PDF) Journal of Infectious Illnesses. n = 1007. From the Summary: “Longitudinal serosurvey of first responders (police, emergency medical service suppliers, fireplace fighters, and different workers) using three serologic checks: anti-spike IgA, anti-spike IgG, and antinucleocapsid IgG correlated with surveys assessing occupational and non-occupational threat, publicity to COVID-19 and diseases in step with COVID-19…. Twelve p.c of first responders in Colorado at baseline and 22% at follow-up have been assessed as having SARS-CoV-2 an infection. 5 p.c at baseline and 6% at follow-up have been seropositive just for IgA. Amongst these IgA optimistic solely at baseline, the bulk 69% had a optimistic antibody at follow-up. 45% of these contaminated at baseline and 33% at follow-up have been asymptomatic. In any respect time factors, the estimated cumulative incidence in our examine was larger than that within the normal inhabitants…. First responders are at excessive threat of an infection with SARS-CoV-2.” So, talking of the police…

Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 replication in explant cultures of the human upper respiratory tract reveals broad tissue tropism of wild-type and B.1.1.7 variant viruses (accepted manuscript) (PDF) Journal of Infectious Illnesses. From the Dialogue: “Widespread replication competence of SARS-CoV-2 in numerous [Upper Respiratory Tract* (URT)] and salivary gland tissues, as proven on this examine, very seemingly contributes to excessive viral titers and environment friendly transmission of SARS-CoV-2 between individuals. Excessive viral masses in URT additional enable seeding of virus to the decrease respiratory tract as seen within the pulmonary part of COVID-19.” This would appear to strengthen the utility of nasal spray (and throat) prophylactics. And a nasal spray vaccine — which might invoke a whole separate, “mucosal”” immune system (!), can’t come quickly sufficient for me. I don’t need to say that “jabs in arms” is equal to “let ‘er rip,” nevertheless it’s actually misconceived as a ahead protection. NOTE * The nostril and nasal cavity, the pharynx, and the larynx.

New Delta descendant may be more infectious than its ancestor FT. “This AY.4.2 subvariant has solely not too long ago been recognised by virologists who comply with the genetic evolution of Delta nevertheless it already accounts for nearly 10 per cent of UK instances.” AY.4.2 isn’t but a “Variant underneath Investigation,” at which level it will get its Greek letter.

China?

Will China’s Sputtering GDP Crush Luxury Brand Hopes? Jing Day by day

The Impact of Sino-American Rivalry on Russia’s Relations With China Carnegie Moscow Middle

China did not test hypersonic nuclear missile, foreign ministry says South China Morning Publish

Power batteries meet the challenge of carbon reduction when going abroad, battery recycling becomes a “compulsory course” under the “carbon trade barrier” What China Reads

Myanmar

Myanmar junta chief says committed to restoring peace, democracy Reuters. In the meantime:

That is very dangerous. If we get entangled, we’ll [family blog] it up. We’ve got kind.

Myanmar Military Struggles to Adapt to New Kind of Conflict The Irrawaddy. A assessment of the bidding, effectively value a learn. Massive if true (observe the supply):

Notice the terrain; I’d say Varus could lose a few legions on these lengthy, slim, upland roads.

Myanmar Seeking Return of Foreign Tourists by Early 2022 Bloomberg. Making resorts a goal…

Facebook Fights Release of Records in Myanmar Genocide Case Bloomberg

Thailand to cease Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine use when stocks end this month Channel Information Asia

India

Report: As Power Crisis Worsens, India Presses Qatar for Delayed LNG Cargoes MarineLink. India too?

The nightmare of India’s tallest rubbish mountain BBC (Re Silc).

UK/EU

Global Population Control Boris Johnson (see additionally The Telegraph). From 2007, nonetheless germane. Johnson: “How the hell can we witter on about tackling world warming, and lowering consumption, once we are persevering with so as to add so relentlessly to the variety of customers? … This can be a easy query of inhabitants, and the eventual measurement of the human race.”

Welsh independence to be considered by commission BBC

Top English private schools put Chinese communists on boards The Occasions

Brussels vows to punish Poland for challenging supremacy of EU law FT

New Chilly Warfare

‘Open door to NATO’ for Georgia, Ukraine as Pentagon chief Austin visits eastern Europe Washington Occasions

Red line: Ukraine joining NATO would be ‘worst-case scenario’ for Moscow, response would involve ‘active measures,’ says Kremlin RT

Ecuadorean indigenous communities sue to halt oil development Reuters

The Caribbean

‘CITGO 6’ oil execs held in Venezuela were picked up by country’s forces hours after Alex Saab’s extradition to US CNN

Iranian supertanker departing from Venezuela to transport heavy oil Reuters

Haitian prime minister forced to flee official ceremony after armed gangs appear Guardian

Biden Administration

Democrats to scale back Treasury’s IRS bank reporting plan amid GOP uproar WaPo. “[T]he new proposal will as an alternative require the availability of further info for accounts with greater than $10,000 in annual deposits or withdrawals.” They’ve nonetheless obtained the decimal level within the improper place. Shorter: Democrats, wanting the midterms squarely within the eyes, go new financial institution reporting necessities that can hit lower-income voters (as a result of in case you assume this can be utilized to anybody else, I’ve a bridge I need to promote you). Good job!

New rule to require IRS tax on cash app business transactions NBC San Antonio. This $600 is a Treasury rule, separate from the $600 reporting requirement pending in Congress. Ditto.

Fed Chair Powell sold millions in stocks days before October 2020 tank NY Publish. Congress can play the ponies. Why not the Fed?

Breaking Biden’s diplomatic logjam Axios

RussiaGate

Stephen Colbert Tells Rep. Adam Schiff What Russian Oligarch Revealed About Trump ‘Pee Tape’ HuffPo. I can’t imagine they’ve exhumed Christopher Steele. Or Colbert.

Capitol Seizure

New Capitol Surveillance Footage Shows A Breach By Jan. 6 Rioters From Start To Finish Buzzfeed

We Built DC Into an Urban Fortress After 9/11. And January 6 Proved It Was Penetrable. The Washingtonian. From September, nonetheless germane.

Our Famously Free Press

The Chicago Tribune is being murdered before our eyes Cory Doctorow, Pluralistic. The perp: Alden Capital.

Colin Powell

Powell death leads to bipartisan outpouring of grief The Hill. But Henry Kissinger nonetheless lives.

Creator Of World’s Most Effective Anti-War Meme Dead At 84 Caitlin Johnstone

Imperial Collapse Watch

Float, Move, and Fight Overseas Coverage. The deck: “How the U.S. Navy misplaced the shipbuilding race.”

Guillotine Watch

Microsoft Executives Told Bill Gates to Stop Emailing a Female Staffer Years Ago WSJ

Class Warfare

Kellogg’s strike:

A Very Big Little Country AFAR

Lament For The Pickup Truck The American Conservative

Antidote du Jour (via):

See yesterday’s Antidote du Jour right here.

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