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Antlers Do What No Other Bones Can The Atlantic
Semiotics of dogs Aeon
Drought sows doubts over future of traditional English gardens Agence France Presse
Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning CDC. One other masterpiece of scientific communication from CDC. Commentary:
It says one thing that IMO is totally backwards “Faculties and ECE applications ought to take into account versatile, non-punitive insurance policies and practices to help people who select to put on masks whatever the COVID-19 Group Degree.”
— Patrick Hickey, MD (@pwhickey) August 12, 2022
Correction, weak kind: “Faculties and ECE applications ought to take into account versatile, non-punitive insurance policies and practices to help people who select to put on masks.” Correction, robust kind: “Faculties and ECE applications ought to take into account
versatile, non-punitive insurance policies and practices to help people who select to put on masks.” And:
We are able to have “extra regular” lives however pretending the virus is not there may be referred to as want success, pandering and acceptance of a stage of loss of life, illness, incapacity and disruption that we might have thought of unacceptable as soon as. 3/
— Gregg Gonsalves (@gregggonsalves) August 13, 2022
The C.D.C. Continues to Lead From Behind Ross Douthat, NYT (Re Silc).
Return to Normalcy Makes Pittsfield COVID Rates Rise iBerkshires (Re Silc). Every thing’s going based on plan.
Japan in yellow, together with the opposite nations that attempt to restrict Covid.
The opposite group is basically doing eugenics with out a mandate. pic.twitter.com/RJF9GIOpQL
— Jeff G. Brown, BEng, MBA, PhD’23 (@GutsBerserk23) August 14, 2022
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Cardiovascular Effects of the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in Adolescents (preprint) Preprints.org. n = 301. Pfizer. From the Summary: “Cardiovascular results had been present in 29.24% of sufferers, starting from tachycardia, palpitation, and myopericarditis…. The scientific presentation of myopericarditis after vaccination was normally delicate, with all circumstances absolutely recovering inside 14 days. Therefore, adolescents receiving mRNA vaccines must be monitored for unwanted side effects.”
Considering Race and Ethnicity in Covid Risk Assessments — Legal Concerns and Possible Solutions Timothy Jost, NEJM (KS). “The query of how knowledge about racial and ethnic disparities within the threat of extreme Covid-19 must be translated into prevention and remedy coverage is prone to persist.”
NGOs gotta NGO:
There must be no excuses for such betrayal to the folks of Myanmar. These INGOs have misplaced their integrity. It is a revolution for the folks of Myanmar however not your challenge. We wouldn’t know if this letter didn’t leak out. pic.twitter.com/g5U9seOQgY
— Kyaw Win (@kyawwin78) August 12, 2022
India needs China for critical medicine ingredients, but an ambitious initiative aims to correct that South China Morning Submit
Man suspected of attacking Salman Rushdie charged with attempted murder, assault Reuters. Helpful thread on “the Satanic Verses”:
The Satanic Verses controversy has a protracted and up to date previous. The incident reached world fame after the 1988 publication of Salman Rushdie’s novel. Lengthy earlier than, nonetheless, the subject was fiercely debate in medieval Muslim scholarship. A normal 🧵 for non-specialists. 1/ pic.twitter.com/DkdwhJNEXy
— Ahab Bdaiwi איהאבּ ܐܝܗܐܒ (@abhistoria) August 13, 2022
New Not-So-Chilly Struggle
Russia Buys 1,000 Drones From Iran and Expands the Level of Strategic Cooperation Elijah J. Magnier. Moon of Alabama has a good discussion (EM). Shorter: It’s not as a result of Russia is “working out”; it’s as a result of Iran has good tech.
On the Kherson front lines, little sign of a Ukrainian offensive WaPo. The deck: “Ready on weapons deliveries, Ukrainian positive aspects on the bottom have stalled.”
The Espionage Act Gets An Instant Makeover Matt Taibbi, TK Information. The deck: “A legislation reviled by liberalism ten minutes in the past is now Savior to All.” Wonderful.
Exclusive: Trump Raid Documents Could Reveal Informants on U.S. Payroll Newsweek. A brand new idea from “two federal authorities sources.”
Trump Lawyer Told Justice Dept. That Classified Material Had Been Returned NYT. Sources: “4 folks.” Studying all the best way to the tip: “Nobody has been charged within the case, and the search warrant by itself doesn’t imply anybody can be.” I don’t perceive the fabric realities of the field dealing with. The one precedents I’ve are transferring (containers labeled, with contents and site listed on the surface by the client, plus a packing record from the mover) and property inventories (an inventory from a 3rd social gathering) The important thing level is that each one events concerned have good purpose to have at the least gestured towards a mutual settlement about what’s in every field. Neither course of appears to have been adopted on this case. Did Justice actually say “Oh, OK” when advised what was within the containers? Is that ordinary? Legal professionals within the readership please weigh in.
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Tucker Carlson’s summer time substitute:
Tulsi: It’s by no means been about morality. It’s not concerning the folks of Ukraine or defending democracy. That is about regime change in Russia and exploiting this warfare to increase NATO.. pic.twitter.com/iIve3QROuD
— Acyn (@Acyn) August 13, 2022
Democrats en déshabillé
Sinema took Wall Street money while killing tax on investors AP. Due to course she did. Maybe she needs to purchase a brand new, or bigger, ice cream freezer, as who amongst us doesn’t.
Police State Watch
The DARE Program Is Back in Some School Districts — Here’s What to Know Teen Vogue. And talking of the faculties:
My daughter’s college launched a brand new cellular phone coverage that features, “College officers can learn any textual content messages between college students, even when the texts occurred exterior of faculty hours.”
Nopity nope nope.
— Rachael French (@DrRachaelF) August 13, 2022
The teenager daughter is correct:
My teen daughter was requested by her physician when was her final menstrual interval. She mentioned “it’s common, no want for dates”. Once I requested her why the reply, she advised me that medical doctors can not be trusted and they need to turn into accustomed to not understanding. Welcome to the brand new America.
— MommaT (@tweetmommybop) August 13, 2022
FBI Attack on the Uhuru Movement is a Warning Black Agenda Report (RK).
Imperial Collapse Watch
Modern US Warmongering Is Scaring Henry Kissinger Caitlin Johnstone
Does Crypto Have Any Good Use Cases? Nat’s Crypto Publication. Case for the protection.
Amazon is getting into mental health care with a Ginger partnership The Verge (Rev Kev).
How effective altruism went from a niche movement to a billion-dollar force Vox. Extra squillionaires with vibrant concepts. Please make it cease.
How Marxism solves today’s greatest mystery in the WWE Carl Beijer. Kayfabe!
Canonical grain weights as a key to ancient systems of weights and measures Jon Bosak. From 2014, however attention-grabbing for historians and requirements professionals (who ought to seize a cup of espresso).
Antidote du jour (via):
Bonus antidote (Re Silc):
Re Silc writes: “My herd.”
Fascinating drone footage trying down right into a volcanic eruption from above.
Credit score: Bjorn Steinbekkpic.twitter.com/u6MGtONNax
— Marvel of Science (@wonderofscience) August 1, 2022
Appears a propos, in some way.
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour here.