Squirrels Use Gymnastics to Navigate Treetop Canopies Scientific American
Observation-based early-warning signals for a collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Nature. Summary solely (for [family blog] sake). Press release. Science Alert. See put up right here.
How the Northern Sea Route will change the world’s major traffic flows Nikkei Asian Assessment. Cellular-friendly, and takes eternally to load. That stated, it’s an excellent visualization and definitely worth the wait.
How the Fed’s digital currency could displace crypto Gillian Tett, FT
Are households indifferent to monetary policy announcements? (PDF) Financial institution of Worldwide Settlements. Yellow card for the Betteridge’s Regulation violation.
The Origins of Covid 19 (PDF) Home Overseas Affairs Committee Report Minority Workers. The Biden Administration/’s 90-day evaluate on this subject is due on August 24. If this story turns into Benghazi/RussiaGate/2020 election theft, that will be dangerous.
Zero possibility! Legal experts involved in the safety certification of the Wuhan virus laboratory refute the “laboratory leak theory” What China Reads. Undecided “lawyer” is true, however attention-grabbing nonetheless.
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How COVID-19 vaccine supply chains emerged in the midst of a pandemic (PDF) Petersen Institute for Worldwide Economics. Horrid supply, attention-grabbing work. Right here’s a helpful chart:
Not precisely the Manhattan Undertaking; maybe that’s the scale on which Xi (see under) proposes to work.
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A vaccine-only strategy won’t prevent a fourth wave of COVID-19 Toronto Globe and Mail
Subcutaneous REGEN-COV Antibody Combination to Prevent Covid-19 NEJM. From the Dialogue: “This trial confirmed that, all through the 28-day remark interval, the achieved concentrations of a single subcutaneous dose of REGEN-COV prevented symptomatic an infection; thus, REGEN-COV has potential use as long-term prophylaxis in individuals in danger for SARS-CoV-2 an infection. Over the identical interval, the incidence of asymptomatic an infection was additionally decrease amongst individuals who acquired REGEN-COV than amongst those that acquired placebo.” CIDRAP summary. The remedy is expensive. Nonetheless, good to see advances which might be not vaccine-related.
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Covid-19 Breakthrough Infections in Vaccinated Health Care Workers NEJM. From the Dialogue: “On this research, we characterised all Covid-19 breakthrough infections amongst 39 absolutely vaccinated well being care employees through the 4-month interval after the second vaccine dose and in contrast the peri-infection humoral response in these employees with the response in matched controls. We discovered a low charge of breakthrough an infection (0.4%). Among the many 39 employees who examined constructive for Covid-19, most had few signs, but 19% had lengthy Covid-19 signs (>6 weeks).”
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California orders health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID by Sept. 30 KTLA. FDA be damned.
Why it might be good for China if foreign investors are wary Michael Pettis, FT
Biden offers Hong Kong residents in US temporary safe haven Channel Information Asia
Completely by coincidence, a number of Myanmar articles concurrently seem within the mainstream press:
The Diplomats Without a Country The Atlantic
Myanmar Opposition Leader: We Need More Help From Biden to Defeat the Military Junta David Corn, Mom Jones. Insanity. We have now type. We’ll [family blog] it up.
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Vietnam emerges as Southeast Asia’s next fintech battleground Nikkei Asian Assessment
‘Stealth investment’: Chinese money finds its way into Indian tech as IPOs boom South China Morning Put up
Lord Bethell’s new phone Good Regulation Undertaking
Haiti: On Interventions and Occupations Black Agenda Report
Russia and Venezuela to Implement Energy Security Joint Projects Venezuelanalysis
New Chilly Conflict
The Right Way to Split China and Russia Overseas Affairs
Splitting Russia and China Irrussianality
CBO says bipartisan infrastructure bill would add $256B to deficit over 10 years The Hill. Pocket change.
Huge Brother Is Watching You Watch
Apophenia Edward Snowden, Persevering with Ed
L’Affaire Joffrey Epstein
Bill Gates calls divorce ‘a sad milestone,’ friendship with Jeffrey Epstein a ‘huge mistake’ NBC. So how’s that divorce going, Invoice? Good attempt:
GATES SAYS HE WAS UNAWARE OF EPSTEIN’S ACTIVITIES BECAUSE HE USED THE BING SEARCH ENGINE – CNBC
— Rudy Havenstein, Resist Precise Fascism. (@RudyHavenstein) August 5, 2021
However I don’t assume it labored. On one other word, I assume individuals like Epstein, Gates, et al. can be whitelisted by Apple’s scanning software program. Or, higher, they’d be offered some form of Platinum Service that prevented scanning, like precheck in airport safety queues. In spite of everything, beneath neoliberalism, what’s extra simply bought than belief?
Imperial Collapse Watch
After Just 11 Years in Service, USS Independence Is Taking an Early Retirement Widespread Mechanics. “There appears to be one thing flawed with our bloody ships at present.”
Sailor Charged with Starting the Fire Aboard the Bonhomme Richard Maritime Govt. Offered for scrap at $3.66 million. I don’t know what the alternative price is, however you’ll have to maneuver the decimal level.
Why Covid-19’s second pandemic summer is hitting differently MSNBC. “The sensation that normality has slipped by way of fingers — once more — is overwhelming.” You’d assume MSNBC would have burned a gap of their stomach, they stare upon their navels so onerous.
Taming The Greedocracy Present Afffairs
Antidote du jour (via):
Bonus antidote (DK):
DK writes: “That is my neighbor’s yard, which seems to now be a fox sanctuary and breeding floor. There have been a pair of foxes taking part in in my yard, however by the point I obtained my digital camera, discovered that I used to be taking footage of myself, turned the digital camera round, the second fox had disappeared….”
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.