See the Channel Islands’ stunning ecological recovery High Country News
Troubled waters Searchlight New Mexico
The Shitshow in Glasgow The Baffler
Secret Acres: Foreign-owned agricultural land inaccurately tracked by government Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
📌Not a good signal—somehow in the original 🇿🇦 epicenter of #Omicron, #BA2 subvariant has suddenly become dominant ~58% now, displacing old BA1 strain. Same thing happened in Denmark 🇩🇰 where BA2 is now over 65% dominant.
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 28, 2022
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Some Americans are hesitant about Covid vaccines. But they’re all-in on unproven treatments STAT. Let’s turn this around. There is an enormous unmet demand for treatments, which is not being met. Why the market failure?
Patchwork system for rationing a Covid drug sends immunocompromised patients on a ‘Hunger Games hunt’ STAT. Like every other part of the healthcare system?
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Contextualizing the risks of indirect COVID-19 transmission in multi-unit residential buildings National Collaborating Centre for Environemental Health
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Suggestions for non-pharmaceutical interventions (after
victoryso-called “endemic status” is declared):
LIVING WITH COVID, a 🧵
Since covid isn’t going away (thanks to a series of poor choices over the last 2 years), it’s time to brainstorm what a real exit strategy might look like because “living with covid means accepting more deaths” doesn’t work for me. We can do better.
— Dr. Lisa Iannattone (@lisa_iannattone) January 28, 2022
Bad logic driven by the “mild” talking point disentangled, a thread:
🧵 I’m not sure what I’m about to say has been made clear to ppl w/o a science or #MedTwitter background. It may be a genuine source of confusion (ie good faith questions), so here goes. Many are saying “If #Omicron makes a given person less sick (which appears to be true)…” /1
— Tatiana Prowell, MD (@tmprowell) January 28, 2022
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China shrugs off IMF warnings on zero-tolerance COVID-19 approach Channel News Asia
This Is the Evergrande Endgame as China’s Property Problems Spread (podcast) Odd Lots
China’s middle class is developing a taste for high-end meat, sending imports surging South China Morning Post
Why South Korea’s Presidential Election Matters to the U.S. Foreign Policy
Ex-government workers mine for salvation in Afghan mountains Agence France Presse
New Cold War
What’s Actually Happening in Ukraine? Antiwar.com. Commentary:
#BREAKING Tribal leaders of Caucasian block states of US and Ukraine, Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelensky, discuss threat from masses of Russian Slavs on Ukranian border as region edges further towards ethnic war with Biden predicting invasion may come before next year’s long rains.
— gathara (@gathara) January 28, 2022
Ukraine and U.S. War Propaganda Black Agenda Report. For example:
This is how Stephen Colbert, the host of one of America’s most-watched late-night programs, is covering the crisis that the US government is actively escalating in Ukraine: pic.twitter.com/oLKS7rqnC2
— Human Rights Watch Watcher (@queeralamode) January 27, 2022
The IRS Should Stop Using Facial Recognition The Atlantic
What Did Clinton Know and When Did She Know It? The Russiagate Evidence Builds RealClearInvestigations. The walls are closing in?
Our Famously Free Press
The NYT’s polarizing pandemic pundit Politico
Imperial Collapse Watch
Chevron’s Prosecution of Steven Donziger The Nation. Commentary:
BREAKING: Nine international trial monitors — 5 from the U.N. — have now issued two independent reports concluding that Judges Kaplan and Preska denied my right to a fair trial and illegally detained me to help Chevron retaliate over a $9.5b pollution case.
Follow thread. pic.twitter.com/c4PSBu8B2k
— Steven Donziger (@SDonziger) January 26, 2022
L’Affaire Jeffrey Epstein
Walking America: Washington, DC (Anacostia and Alexandria) Chris Arnade, Intelllectual Int-ing
Seven Reactions to NFIB v. Department Of Labor Law and Political Economy Project
Cricket’s Class Wars Tribune
Routine Maintenance Harpers. Hysteresis?
Antidote du jour (JU):
My friend’s best friend, Dusty the Adventure Dog @ Crater Lake.
I’m in a committed feline romance, but I offered to be the new owner of Dusty if ever the chance occurred, and that was 3 months ago and since, 16 other would-be owners have also expressed an interest, the 17th attempt at adoption happening last night @ our town tow truck xmas lighting party when a woman told my friend that she wanted his dog, and meant it.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.