Link 12/7/2021 | Naked Capitalism
How the pandemic changes investment terms John Ossers, Bloomberg
“USA Today” survey reveals an astonishing shift in rain patterns in the U.S. USA Today. important.
Visible and invisible existence (Interview) Amitav Ghosh, emerging magazine
Create better leaves Elizabeth Colbert, “The New Yorker”
Patient profile of Omicron variant in Tshwane district-early characteristics South African Medical Research Council. From Gauteng.
Possible spread of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants in quarantined hotels in Hong Kong, China, November 2021 (Research Letter) CDC, new infectious disease. From the body:
The only time the two quarantined persons opened their doors was to collect food placed outside the door of each room. The only other time they might open the door is RT-PCR, which is performed every 3 days. However, since the two cases arrived 1 day apart, it is unlikely that they will be tested on the same day. .
The CDC thugs managed to exclude “airborne” from the title and abstract, but were unable to suppress it in the text.We still have Walensky recommendation handwashing. There is no mention of ventilation. Biden did not mention ventilation in his speech about his “Winter Plan”, anyone.
New data shows that GSK-Vir drug can fight all Omicron mutations Reuters. Sotovizumab. in vitro. Has not been peer reviewed.
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The media noticed the failure of the upcoming test in Biden’s “Winter Plan”:
“Should we send one to every American?”
Colorado sends you 8 free quick tests every month, usually within 48 hours of ordering. So, I think this is a good initial goal. https://t.co/7MLyNH7Rjr
— Derek Van Gennep (@VanGennepD) December 7, 2021
Gosh, are they trying to put Trump back in the White House? Let’s do the math, assuming that every American receives an instant test every week. If they are each $5 (in Germany <$1 but let that bid) then X 330M = $1.65B/wk or $86B/yr. We are running a deficit of $3T/yr to fight COVID, and $86B is the change. https://t.co/uWssOQIAFS
-Carlos Mucha (@mucha_carlos) December 7, 2021
data point Request test results From international travelers to the U.S., from wary readers:
My friend/former colleague is a professor of immunology in the United States [South America] Arrived this morning. She flew to Miami yesterday and said that no one asked the passengers about the test results. They just asked everyone to leave the international flight without any problems.
Would you please Grigory Potemkin to answer the nearest white concierge call?
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The WTO faces new scrutiny under the threat of Omi Technology Hill. To summarize (dk):
When random people on TikTok can deliver public health information better than most governments and NGOs… pic.twitter.com/nSLzuQbbnl
— Ashley Fairbanks (@ziibiing) December 6, 2021
Trade secrets remain the crux of the global debate on vaccine IP exemptions Osborne Clark. Intellectual property lawyer.
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Discourse™ is still not talking about long-term COVID Crazy biologist Mike
China defends zero Covid strategy, says speed is essential to stop spread South China Morning Post.
After the recent power crisis, China “adjusted” its attitude towards coal Greece shipping news
Resistance fighters strengthen their control of Sagaing Myaung Township Myanmar now. Pop music. 100,000, central Myanmar.
After Aung San Suu Kyi’s sentencing, Myanmar’s foreign minister visits Cambodia Reuters. The media really shouldn’t use judicial terminology to describe the proceedings in the Kangaroo Court.
U.S. hopes for Iran’s nuclear negotiations now depend on China and Russia Wall Street Journal
Is the glass half full or half empty?This is the conflicting issue of U.S. human rights policies towards Saudi Arabia and Iran. The turbulent Middle East football world
Britain helped create the refugees it now wants to stop Middle East Eye
EU plan to resolve “coercion” of member states faces resistance Financial Times
New cold war
Biden believes that he has had a “long-term discussion” with Putin on the Ukrainian border issue Bloomberg (December 3) and The Kremlin expects Putin and Biden’s talks to be substantial and lengthy Interfax (December 6).
Zelenskiy held the call with Blinken before the Biden-Putin call Radio Liberty. “Moscow asked for a written guarantee that Ukraine would not be allowed to join NATO, calling this a’red line’.” This is natural because the United States does not have the capacity to negotiate.
The White House announces a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics due to human rights issues National Broadcasting Corporation
With the impact of supply chain pressure, Toyota embraces small defects Channel News Asia
Gate of Russia
Who just gave Trump $1 billion? Let us find out. Bloomberg (furry mouse).
case Joffrey Epstein
Taking Viagra can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 69% New York Post. Hasn’t Pfizer made enough money?
The super rich are forming a new exclusive club Bloomberg. I have no idea. The net membership income of US$100 million seems to be very low. I hope they don’t let any rubbish in.
First privilege walk Nonsite.org. Since November, it is still closely related. God, we have patient zero…
Where has the highest standard of living?Local prices and consumption geography NBER’s Rebecca Diamond and Enrico Moretti. Excerpted from the abstract: “We found that for a given income level, there are huge regional differences in the level of material living. The consumption levels of low-income residents in the most affordable commuting areas are higher than the consumption levels of low-income residents in the most expensive commuting areas 74% higher.”
Truck driver election storm
Today’s antidote (pass through):
See yesterday’s link and antidote du Jour here.