Links 1/28/2022

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Australian lungfish in San Francisco the oldest living aquarium fish The Hill

8 Surprising Lessons a Real Estate Editor Learned Buying Her First House Realtor.com

Climate

US judge cancels auction of Gulf of Mexico offshore drilling leases FT

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

#COVID19

What to know about BA.2, new omicron subvariant detected in several US states ABC7. Commentary:

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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 victory so-called “endemic status” is declared):

Bad logic driven by the “mild” talking point disentangled, a thread:

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How to Properly Store Your At-Home COVID-19 Rapid Tests NECN

Where to Buy N95s, KN95s, and Surgical-Style Masks in 2022 NYT

China?

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

Venture Capital Becomes a Tech Battleground Between China, U.S. WSJ

China’s middle class is developing a taste for high-end meat, sending imports surging South China Morning Post

Myanmar

Myanmar junta threatens pot-banging protesters with treason France24

Myanmar Has Moved Beyond Aung San Suu Kyi vs. the Generals The Diplomat

Japan’s government should stop training Myanmar’s military Myanmar News

The Koreas

Why South Korea’s Presidential Election Matters to the U.S. Foreign Policy

Squid Game’s Strike Flashbacks Were Modeled on Our Real-Life Factory Occupation Jacobin

Syraqistan

Ex-government workers mine for salvation in Afghan mountains Agence France Presse

New Cold War

China backs Russia’s ‘security concerns’ in crisis with west over Ukraine FT

Russia Criticizes U.S. Security Response But Sees Room for Talks Bloomberg

What’s Actually Happening in Ukraine? Antiwar.com. Commentary:

Ukraine and U.S. War Propaganda Black Agenda Report. For example:

Biden Administration

Department of Interior outlines changes enabled by Infrastructure Bill Wildfire Today

Crypto Skeptic Set to Join Consumer Finance Watchdog Bloomberg

The IRS Should Stop Using Facial Recognition The Atlantic

Nancy Pelosi Introduces Landmark Legislation To Provide Aid For Struggling Personal Stock Portfolio The Onion

RussiaGate

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

The Army’s new infantry assault buggy is a useless garbage pile Task & Purpose

For sale: CIA ‘black site’ where terror suspects were tortured in Lithuania Guardian

Supply Chain

FedEx, UPS operate large Boeing freighters FAA says vulnerable to 5G Freight Waves

A remote village, a world-changing invention and the epic legal fight that followed FT

Whistleblowers

Chevron’s Prosecution of Steven Donziger The Nation. Commentary:

L’Affaire Jeffrey Epstein

“It Was Catastrophic”: Inside Prince Andrew’s Misguided Bid to Explain Away Epstein Vanity Fair

The Bezzle

This NFT on OpenSea Will Steal Your IP Address Vice

CEO of Miami armored-car company pleads guilty in $140 million ‘dirty gold’ smuggling scheme MarketWatch

The Charismatic Developer and the Ponzi Scheme That Suckered San Diego Bloomberg

Class Warfare

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):

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JU writes:

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.

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