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The mysterious, vexing and totally captivating search for the origin of eels Hakai
The fight against inflation: are central banks going too far, too fast? FT
Bond market crash captures inflation fears, recession forecasts and capitulation risk The street
Why the lithium mining rush could dry out the high Andes E360
In America, clean water is becoming a luxury Mother Jones
Résultats neurologiques à long terme de COVID-19 La nature. De la discussion :
Dans cette étude [drawn from VA data] involving 154,068 people with COVID-19, 5,638,795 contemporary controls and 5,859,621 historical controls, which corresponds to a total of 14,064,985 person-years of follow-up, we show that beyond the first 30 days of infection, people with COVID-19 are at increased risk for a range of neurological disorders spanning multiple disease categories, including stroke (both ischemic and hemorrhagic), cognitive and memory impairment, peripheral nervous system disorders, episodic disorders, extrapyramidal and movement disorders, mental health disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, sensory disorders, and other disorders, including Guillain–Barré syndrome, and encephalitis or encephalopathy . Risks and burdens were evident in subgroups based on age, race, gender, obesity, smoking, ADI, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hyperlipidemia, hypertension or immune dysfunction. during the acute phase of infection and increased by acute phase of illness care setting from non-hospitalized to hospitalized to admitted to intensive care. The results were consistent in comparisons involving the contemporary control group and the historical control group. The results were robust to challenge in sensitivity analyses; the application of negative exposure and negative results controls gave results consistent with previous expectations. In total, .
NOTE * It is therefore a good thing that the CDC’s “community levels” metric is weighted so that mitigation advice is only issued after the hospitalization burden (a lagging indicator) increases. Rochelle, Ashish, Jha, good job.
Secondary attack rate of SARS-CoV-2 among vaccinated and unvaccinated household contacts when replacing Delta with Omicron variant, Spain Emerging Infectious Diseases, CDC. 466 household contacts of 227 index cases. From the Abtstract: “Our data suggest that vaccine evasion may be a cause of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. We recommend focusing on the development of vaccines that provide long-lasting protection against serious disease, rather than just infectiousness.
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CDC says some nursing homes and hospitals no longer need to require universal masking CBS. Andy Cuomo? Is that you?
These parents are making DIY air purifiers for schools in Philadelphia. They want one in every classroom in town. Inquirer of Philadelphia (MR).
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Is the Covid-19 pandemic over? The answer is more art than science Statistical
Biden says the pandemic is over. Is it? UB Today. “From a fundamental scientific point of view, a pandemic cannot be declared over by a single country, because pandemics involve all countries.”
As U.S. IPO market languishes, listings head east to booming China Yahoo Finance (ctlieee).
The typical Chinese adult is now wealthier than the typical European adult, according to a new wealth report Initiated
China is moving US bond holdings overseas, potentially out of reach of future monetary sanctions, report says says the insider
Why are some shopping malls in Shanghai so few? Reporter’s visit: I can’t blame the epidemic, I have a serious injury What China reads. In Shanghai, shopping malls recovered unevenly.
Australia plans to buy first nuclear submarines from US instead of building them ashore Sydney Morning Herald
Solomon Islands PM, saying he was slammed for China pact, slams US South China Morning Post
Multiple Crises in Myanmar: A Recipe for Disaster Reporting ASEAN
Leaders of South Korea and Japan agree to strive to improve relations PA
INS Vikrant: Why India’s aircraft carrier is no match for China AlJazeera
Protests in Iran erupt again hours after pro-government rallies Hurriyet Daily News
Ukraine expels Iranian ambassador — over drones used by Russia during war babel
Italy’s election campaign ends, tensions between the EU and the right erupt Reuters. Comment:
Italian neofascist on the verge of being Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, cannot be blamed on Russia because she and her neofascist party are pro-NATO, pro-Ukraine, anti-Putin. So instead they decided to blame the return of Italian neo-fascism on the nerds.https://t.co/3ttrZJtEMT
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) September 22, 2022
Silvio Berlusconi: the former Prime Minister defends the war in Russia on the eve of the Italian elections BBC
Pound drops below $1.09 after Kwarteng’s £45bn tax cut package FT
A budget that hurts everyone except the very rich Mainly macro. Comment:
— alienfromzog 💙 (@alienfromzog) September 24, 2022
The best hope is that the Tories will drive Truss out. Otherwise, disaster threatens. UK tax research
I also remember this:
I remember it very well too. It was a point of pride and self-confidence that we didn’t feel the need to be so ostentatious. A decade of austerity, terrible government and the worst press in the world constantly obscuring the source of our problems, has reduced us to insecurity. https://t.co/JmQcopeZYt
— Liam Bright (@lastpositivist) September 24, 2022
New not so cold war
Azov delegation visits the United States Ukes, Kooks & Spooks (gurs). Line up real estate opportunities and cable gigs, no doubt.
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The United States is ready to impose additional costs on Russia for the referendums in Ukraine Reuters. Incomprehensibly, the bombing of Donetsk by Ukraine did not tip the referendums in its favor.
Occupied Ukraine holds Kremlin vote on joining Russia PA. The most neutral title I can find; Twitter is completely polluted.
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Russia can no longer protect its allies Foreign Police
War in Ukraine shows US military not ready for war with China Bloomberg
Millennials, united: at the UN, young leaders are rising up PA
There’s no reason Puerto Rico should go through this again Slate
Fact check: Rep. Rashida Tlaib says progressives must oppose Israeli apartheid The interception
Cherokee Nation launches campaign to elect Tribe delegate to US House Muskogee Phoenix
Very busy elections in China in Brazil The diplomat
What you need to know about the complex legal challenges of Ron DeSantis’ migrant flights The hill
All the Governor’s Men Bolt magazine. More DeSantis.
Democrats in negligee
LA County Sheriff’s Unit Accused of Targeting Political Enemies, Outspoken Critics Los Angeles Time
Big Brother is watching you watch
A Danish town integrated Google into its schools, then banned it Wired
Eyeglass users, beware! You can leak secret data during Zoom/Skype/etc video conferences. Screen reflected in glasses, then visible during a videoconference. School physics/optics sufficient to understand operating equations. https://t.co/D2CxQ6GEyH pic.twitter.com/hvaT8RBUCy
— Lukasz Olejnik (@lukOlejnik) September 21, 2022
CIA launches podcast, hoping to ‘demystify’ the agency and boost recruitment Miami Herald. Happy Birthday:
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the creation of the CIA. Since 1947, he has been destabilizing the world to protect American interests. Here is a thread documenting some of his crimes. pic.twitter.com/2L3RJk6fU8
— Friendly neighborhood mate (@SpiritofLenin) September 18, 2022
The $8.6 Billion Startup Helping Governments Trace Crypto Bloomberg
ESPN Milwaukee sidelines Brett Favre amid welfare scandal Front Office Sports
Realignment and legitimacy
Georgian secretary of state to replace election materials available to Trump allies The hill. Revise the headline to see the problem: “Georgia State Secretary to Replace
electoral materialpens and paper that Trump allies have access to.
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Navy charged him with arson. Its own investigation showed widespread security failures ProPublica
To access the RAF Luton website, please complete the attached captcha link pic.twitter.com/r5Np32K51C
– RAF_Luton (@RAF_Luton) August 12, 2021
“Bro, how can I solve this problem?” Home Depot workers form independent union Working notes
The one where a finance bro paid me to run his Tinder account for (and pretending to be) him Nandini Balial, Zora
Antidote of the day (Going through):
Bonus Antidote (ctlieee):
¡Mirá por donde escapa el pulpo! pic.twitter.com/tpgrgqyxIL
— Calf (@Caalf01) November 30, 2021
See Yesterday’s Links and Today’s Antidote here.