Link 12/14/2021 | Naked Capitalism
Finland: The architect’s fleeting lake art is a winter tradition Associated Press (David L)
Anonymous sent $100 to the Minnesota school library 64 years after losing the book Twin Cities (Chuck L)
The best science pictures of 2021 Natural (hairy)
Rosetta Stone: The secret to unlocking ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs HistoryExtra (David L)
These sustainable lights are made of coffee and orange peel! Yanke Design (David L)
Refined peptides target the root cause of Parkinson’s disease New Atlas (David L)
“Mild” ends here. We say that no meaningful things have happened before the hospitalization of children aged 0-9 in South Africa, which is a bad sign. According to Danish data, remember that the infection wave first hit younger age groups (they are out and more), so this makes this early detection even more disturbing:
Today’s omicron report from Denmark compares the percentage of cases requiring hospitalization between delta and omicron. The omicron is higher, and most omicron cases in Denmark have just been diagnosed, which means that there is not enough time for hospitalization:https://t.co/ZstMAZZ2bd pic.twitter.com/Ln3Rq7roJI
-Nurit Baytch (@NuritBaytch) December 13, 2021
If you think Prior Covid can resist Omicron (B.1.1.529), please think again https://t.co/B7Lf37DKiq
“The neutralizing antibody titer against Omicron is very low, even below the detection limit in a large proportion of individuals in the recovery period.https://t.co/I9ECqTzyO8 pic.twitter.com/IfEU24DZAk
— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) December 12, 2021
Oxford University study says omicron can combat double vaccination NBC Finance Channel. If you have been following Omicron, old news, but Oxford is a good source to inform/convince skeptics.
I do not like this.
A 14-month-old child who was infected from Covid-19 had cerebral cavernous disease at the time of the autopsy. https://t.co/MS8GlCk05P
— Anthony J Leonardi, PhD, MildS (@fitterhappierAJ) December 12, 2021
The Premier League has reported 42 Covid-19 positive results in the past week British Broadcasting Corporation (resilc)
The first person died in the British variant of Omicron Reuters. Resilc: “It’s mild, just like the flu… April will end… Where have I heard of it before?”
The NHS raised the alert to the highest level as Omicron cases in the UK jumped by 50% to nearly 5,000 in 24 hours, and Boris confirmed the first death from the mutant strain-but as the booster fell into chaos on the first day, daily Covid infections The total rose by only 6% to 54,661 Daily Mail (resilc). From the story:
The death in the United Kingdom is believed to be the first confirmed death of Omicron in the world. However, given that this variant constitutes almost every case in South Africa, the vast majority of deaths there are likely to be caused by the variant, but due to lack of testing, these cases have not been detected.
Deprived Missouri Health Department Abandons COVID Health Measures Technology Chuck L: “Society collapses.”
Coronavirus has turned a rural county into a battlefield for millionaires Atlantic (David L)
Ice shelf stopped key Antarctic glacier within years of failure Science (David L)
Russia prevents the UN from seeing climate as a security threat New York Times (Kevin W)
How rising groundwater caused by climate change is destroying coastal communities MIT Technology Review
How to end climate failure Syndicate Project (David L)
End our company’s dependence on China Bystander (hairy)
New cold war
How to avoid war in Ukraine Defense one (resilc). How about not kicking the sand into the bear’s face?
Construction of Gaza Concentration Camp in Israel is completed Mondoweiss (guurst)
Big brother is watching you
Israel’s NSO Group considers selling or shutting down Pegasus devices Financial Times (David L). It can’t happen to a better group of people.
Empire Folding Watch
Your man returns to the public gallery: Assange’s extradition, US appeal results Craig Murray (guurst)
Coming soon: Donald “Godfather” Trump, Part Two Al Jazeera (resilc)
Donald Trump, Bill O’Reilly incident reportedly failed in Florida Yahoo (furry). Therefore, the reality seems to be that despite the Dem team and the media hyping the danger of Hair Furore’s return, in terms of attractiveness, as Bill and Hillary have shown, he is still a cliché.
Harris launches electric vehicle charging network plan Mountain (Kevin W). So why does she want to invade Mayo Pitt’s turf?
Vice President Harris receives new investment from companies such as Pepsi-Cola and Cargill to promote the Central American strategy Reuters. Lambert published another news report on this, um, development yesterday. The United States, which holds a reserve currency, is offering foreign aid? What do these companies want back? Resilc: “Oh, why not bring back the United Fruit Slave Plantation?”
Police say gun-obsessed teenagers planned a violent “rebellion” at Pennsylvania High School Daily beast (hairy). Admirer of Columbine.
Wild Far West: Woman was shot and killed while buying bread in a bakery in Thessaloniki Defend democracy. The title is actually Greece: a country that has been defeated, a society that is disintegrating. An unexplained shooting incident sounded the clarion call in Greece. Since the beginning of the global financial crisis, Greece’s former family support system has been settled. Here, this will hardly become news.
Cars also like the “bus only” lanes:
Watching Tesla on the latest version of the “fully automated driving” beta version, I almost hit a pedestrian with a pedestrian sign, tried to walk along the rails, and then glitched beyond the driver’s control.
The journey takes 21 minutes.
-Taylor Ogan (@TaylorOgan) December 10, 2021
Argentine inflation experts advise nervous Americans Bloomberg (resilc)
California’s public pension is a major fossil fuel investor Bloomberg (Jospeh R)
Watch these money launderers use social media to recruit prostitutes Boing Boing (resilc)
Natwest fined 264 million pounds after depositing money laundered cash in trash bags The Guardian (Kevin W). The shadow of Midland Bank…
Behind the labor shortage: physical and mental health issues Axios (resilc)
Antidote of the day. From Bob H, late to add this! “Betsy and her cat Henry.” Henry’s terrible evolution:
And bonus (resilc):
See yesterday’s link and antidote du Jour here.