Link 12/6/2021 | Naked Capitalism
“Yuanjie” hype promotes the vigorous development of the digital real estate market Agence France-Presse (hairy mouse).
Internet casino ship Stephen Dill
John Rohr, Pioneer of Bahamas Banking Bloomberg
How heat waves distort the ecosystem Highland News
Mankind is doomed to extinction Scientific american
Why are there so many types of phytoplankton? Hakai magazine
Epidemiological update: Omicron’s variant of interest (VOC)-data as of December 5, 2021 (12.00) European Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “Seventeen countries have reported cases…Most of the confirmed cases have travel history to African countries… [U]Undetected community transmission may be ongoing [Belgium, Germany, and Spain]… All cases with available information on severity are either asymptomatic or mild. So far, no deaths have been reported among these cases. “Death lags, so yes, “so far”??.
Acute sequelae of COVID-19 in adults: 12-month risk of death Frontiers of medicine. n=13,638, patients in the University of Florida Hospital System. From the summary:
“Compared with COVID-19-negative patients (HR 2.50; 95% CI 2.02, 3.09) and mild COVID-19 patients (HR 1.87; 95% confidence interval 1.28, 2.74). The vast majority of deaths (79.5%) are caused by the respiratory system. Or caused by reasons other than cardiovascular disease… In an era when almost all COVID-19 hospitalizations can be prevented, this study points out an important and under-researched sequelae of COVID-19 and the corresponding prevention needs.”
The upper limit of one-to-one exposure to infectious human respiratory particles National Aeronautics and Space Administration. From the summary:
We found that for a typical SARS-CoV-2 viral load and infectious dose, only social distancing is maintained. Even if the distance between two speakers is 3.0 meters, the upper limit of the infection risk will reach 90% after a few minutes. If only susceptible persons wear infectious speech masks within 1.5m, the upper limit will drop significantly; that is, with surgical masks, the upper limit will reach 90% after 30 minutes, and FFP2 masks will still be used even after 1 hour. Keep it around 20%. When both people wear surgical masks, the very conservative upper limit for infectiousness is still less than 30% after 1 hour, but when both people wear FFP2 masks that fit well, it is 0.4%. We concluded that wearing the right mask in the community provides excellent protection for others and yourself, and makes social distancing less important.
(FFP2 is the European mask standard equivalent to N95). “Adjustment” means “fitting to the face”. This is a long thread of mask geeks:
? Can you turn your surgical mask into a fitted mask? Yes, with a “mask holder” and a free template to make one (see the elastic band hack in the next tweet) https://t.co/mTBDhKs1Yd
— Orla Hegarty (@Orla_Hegarty) December 5, 2021
The impact of rapid antigen detection in the whole population on the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Slovakia science. Concluding remarks:
“The combination of nationwide restrictions and large-scale testing combined with the isolation of household contacts who tested positive has rapidly reduced the infection rate among Slovak residents. Although it is impossible to distinguish the exact contribution of control measures and large-scale testing, the latter may have Containing the pandemic in Slovakia has had a significant impact and may provide a valuable tool for the containment of SARS-CoV-2 elsewhere in the future.”
Health officials say a cruise ship with 10 positive cases of COVID is heading to New Orleans Miami Herald (Furry Mouse).
Analysis: China got rid of effective scripts after Evergrande’s breach of contract warning Caixin Global. Comment:
The purpose of this article is to prevent the recognition of large losses and compulsory extension and partial restructuring of liabilities. Since at least May 2019, we have seen this happen in every potentially large default case (Baoshang Bank)
— Michael Pettis (@michaelxpettis) December 4, 2021
Under the Evergrande crisis, more Chinese developers issue ABS Reuters. Asset-backed securities.
See justice through the fog of anger Robin McAlpine. The Craig Murray case.
New cold war
U.S. intelligence sharing convinces allies that Russia poses a threat to Ukraine Financial Times and Deck: “Sceptical capitals, including Berlin, persuaded the need for a strong threat of sanctions.”
The US senator warned that if Ukraine invades, it could become Russia’s “next Afghanistan” guardian. Mountains? opium? Pakistan?
The Ukrainian war?NATO expansion triggers conflict with Russia (Podcast) Aaron Maté, Pushback
What would America look like without caviar new. Convenient map:
Bob Dole, a man full of war, power, vitality and ambition Associated Press
Democratic Party Disabled
Saving democracy will require resistance from institutions and citizens at all levels David Atkins, Washington Monthly (DCBlogger).
Supply chain chaos Daron Acemoglu, project syndicate
case Joffrey Epstein
Our famous free media
Has anyone checked it on Twitter? Is Twitter okay?
-Civil War Humor (@CivilWarHumor) December 5, 2021
Black injustice tipping point
“This has been happening for a long time”: South Georgia discovers modern slavery Atlanta Journal Constitution (Re Silc).
Empire Folding Watch
“Fools, Drunks, and the United States of America” James Fallows, breaking news
Crime Wave in the Bay Area The discourse lounge. A long line with pictures of planks of downtown San Francisco:
First of all-threads. It has reached approximately 15 million impressions-mainly driven by critics and trolls.
This is the statistics for the first tweet.
— Michelle Tandler (@michelletandler) December 5, 2021
It is worth reading, but please pay attention to the brand.
“Identity Politics and Cultural Wars” Rhyd Wildermuth, from the forest of Arduinna. Glenn Greenwald, Judith Butler and Cornell West.
Kinematic self-replication in reconfigurable organisms National Aeronautics and Space Administration. From the summary:
We found that synthetic multicellular components can also replicate motion by moving and compressing dissociated cells in the environment into functional self-replication. This form of perpetual existence has not appeared in any organism before, and it will spontaneously appear within a few days, rather than through thousands of years of evolution. We also showed how artificial intelligence methods can design components to delay the loss of replication ability and perform useful work as a side effect of replication.
What could go wrong? Here is a popular.
Today’s antidote, bird (pass through):
All squids are not vampires.
In a world where you can be anything, kindness…? pic.twitter.com/mhzz4PeFQm
-Outer area (@outerareas_) December 5, 2021
See yesterday’s link and antidote du Jour here.