Link 12/17/2021 | Naked Capitalism
Lawyers who beat Shell predicts climate case will be “avalanche” Financial Times
War in the Sahel TLS. DecK: “How does climate change promote jihadistism.”
The British “Financial Times” is ecstatic about South Africa’s reforms:
I have added the number of excess deaths in Gauteng to my chart and tracked all its indicators. The results are as follows:
Is the result of this wave less serious? of course.
But so far, the excess death toll is tracking the Covid death toll, which has climbed to 10% of the Delta peak and is still rising. pic.twitter.com/bJCJT72IXG
— John Byrne Murdoch (@jburnmurdoch) December 15, 2021
So if you think of “mild” as the low (er) ratio of death to case, you can say Omicron
Absolute lunaticIt is moderate (at the personal level of risk). If you think of “mild” as the absolute number of deaths (at the level of the healthcare system), then Omicron is not mild at all, no more than Delta or wild Covid. (Please note that the ratio of cases to deaths may change, depending on the incubation time of the virus; maybe we don’t know some deaths. However, the curves of cases and deaths are far apart.) And hospitals, of course, are overwhelmed by absolute numbers Instead of being overwhelmed by ratios. * * *
The ivermectin arm of the PRINCIPLE trial is set aside Medical page. Deck: “The trial website cited a supply issue.” What a great one.
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The definition of Omicron is getting clearer Eric Topol, the truth on the ground
It looks like Vax Vax Vax has completely collapsed:
Said the U.S. may see up to 1 million new Covid cases every day @ASlavitt. As the number of cases increases, when will they reach their peak? He said: “I have talked with more than a dozen scientists in the past few days, and consensus seems to be formed around the third week of January.” pic.twitter.com/zqWt6eVSHx
-Shepard Smith’s News (@thenewsoncnbc) December 17, 2021
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Omicron dominates wastewater samples in Florida County Associated Press. Everyone knows:
-Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) December 16, 2021
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Risk of myocarditis, pericarditis, and arrhythmia associated with COVID-19 vaccination or SARS-CoV-2 infection nature. n = 38 million adults in England because they have a national healthcare system ffs. From the last paragraph of the discussion: “In summary, this population-based study quantified the risk of several rare cardiac adverse events associated with three COVID-19 vaccines and SARS-CoV-2 infection for the first time. After receiving the first dose of adenovirus and Within one week of the mRNA vaccine and after the second dose of the two mRNA vaccines, adult SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is associated with a slightly increased risk of myocarditis. In contrast, SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with myocarditis and pericarditis. It is related to a significant increase in the risk of hospitalization or death due to arrhythmia.”
Hong Kong “Patriots Only” Election Ushers in a New Era of Low-Key Channel News Asia
The Liberal Democrats win in North Shropshire, and Boris Johnson is hit hard Financial Times Constituency Details From the Daily Mail, Six days ago. “Now you won’t expand the rout/
Those lads who have run out of honor…”
New cold war
White House postpones military assistance to Ukraine Foreign policy
CFPB investigates lenders who buy now/pay later American Banker
Senate members reject the Democratic Party’s third immigration proposal Hill. Trick handcuffs. Dismiss congressmen and then govern.
Why did Biden’s cheerleaders CNN and the New York Times both turn to the president?Liberal media suggested that Biden should not stand in the election again and proposed a list of alternative presidential candidates Daily mail
The history of metal boxes that disrupt the supply chain sound. The title is a textbook case of commodity fetishism.Box is a Box. For its part, it just sits there. It cannot “destroy” anything. In other words, this is an informative overview, especially about commercial relations (ie production relations that really cause damage). sound, also, The corner fittings are mentioned but the lashing is omitted!
The container volume of the Port of Oakland increased in November, while the Port of Los Angeles decreased Greek shipping news. “The container throughput of the Port of Los Angeles declined in November because the port handled more less than average non-scheduled ships to meet the strong demand during the peak season before the holiday.”
case Joffrey Epstein
Our famous free media
Bad reporters imitate. The great reporter steals:
String. I noticed something interesting: many reporters used *exactly the same* words and patterns in each story, thus concocting a new hysteria about “retail theft.” It is wild. Let’s see:
— Alec Karakasanis (@equalityAlec) December 12, 2021
(Towards Eliot.) One example after another.
Black injustice tipping point
Birmingham Barbershop-a place where men hate Comeback town. Although the editor wakes up the title, this is a personal history and it is well worth reading.
Empire Folding Watch
How comrades conspired to steal and sell U.S. Army weapons Associated Press
The Pentagon wants microorganisms to provide troops with air, water, and even garbage into protein Soldier’s) star badges and armbands. When I was a kid, you could buy meat anywhere! The eggs they eat, the real butter!
The Bearded One is close to memetic state:
This is what happens when workers cannot control their lives Jermel Bouye, now. It’s Edwardsville.
Tornado tore the roof of American capitalism Will Bunch, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Capitalists are optional, laborers are not Real world economics
Capitalism cannot end the pandemic Evil problem collaboration
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View this anti-labor recruitment process @??? As a condition of employment, they said that workers need to be “willing to cross the picket line.” I think we also need to boycott Kroger stores. pic.twitter.com/rjvTPby6nl
— Elias Cepeda (@EliasCepeda) December 16, 2021
Antidote of the day. Please express your condolences to glaucus naïs:
My cat Mr. Kitty passed away suddenly this week. He is my best friend for 18 years, and he feels more like an extension of myself than a single person. Perhaps some readers can experience that feeling. Anyway, this is a photo, in my opinion, he looks like Peter Bruegel the old:
See yesterday’s link and antidote du Jour here.