Astronomers Say They Have Spotted the Universe’s First Stars Quanta
Landmark vaccine for honeybees Bangkok Put up (Furzy Mouse)
Christine Lagarde: ECB press conference – introductory statement Financial institution of Worldwide Settlements
In Defense of Globalization Finance & Growth, Worldwide Financial Fund
It’s powerful to make predictions, particularly concerning the future (Furzy Mouse):
EPA to study impact of concentrated animal feeding operations on water The Poultry Website
The public health emergency is ending. Covid isn’t. Politico
David Leonhardt and the Emergency of Normal w/ Abby Cartus (01/31/22) (podcast) Demise Panel
Why Are So Many Americans Dying Right Now? David Wallace-Wells, NYT. “As a substitute, maybe a number of hundred thousand ‘sudden’ deaths have been defined solely by unfastened conjecture.” Simply fortunate, I suppose!
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Should COVID Vaccines Be Given Yearly? Scientific American. Ought to we increase uptake of a vaccine that could be out of date by the point it’s injected?
The FDA Is Considering a New COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy. Roughly Half the Public Appears to Be OK With It Morning Seek the advice of
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The continuing puzzle of defining duration of SARS-CoV-2 infectivity (accepted manuscript) The Journal of Infectious Illnesses. “A central property of SARSCoV-2 is that signs are a poor metric for infectivity. But, the [CDC] pointers concentrate on signs and never viral load which is destined to end in unnecessarily extended isolation for many individuals whereas often lacking intervals of asymptomatic excessive transmissibility in others. Then again, whereas the rules have been designed to be so simple as attainable, they don’t seem to be being adopted uniformly throughout all sectors of society.”
Airway Mucus Dysfunction in COVID-19 American Journal of Respiratory and Crucial Care Medication. “In post-mortem specimens, they discovered excessive levels of manufacturing of the secreted airway mucin MUC5B and reasonable quantities of MUC5AC. Strikingly, additionally they discovered occlusion of ∼50% of the small airways by mucus, in addition to widespread aberrant expression of MUC5B inside microcysts in broken alveolar parenchyma. These findings have implications for understanding the pathophysiology and therapy of COVID-19 particularly and of viral pneumonia usually.”
Space power China to build ground stations on Antarctica to support satellites Channel Information Asia
China’s Xi Jinping a little sobered by Ukraine war, CIA chief William Burns says South China Morning Put up
The Lights Wink Out In Asia The Scholar’s Stage
Inside the global battle over chip manufacturing The Verge
Australia likely to announce its future submarine plans in US next month Andalou Company
Macron vs the unions: What happens next in France? Agence France Presse
Germany grapples with the limits of pacifism FT
Suspicions of state security set-up in Germany’s far-right ‘coup’ The Grey Zone
How Rod Dreher Caused an International Scandal in Eastern Europe The Bulwark. Hilarious!
Revealed: U.S Secret Military Deployment on British Cyprus Internationalist 360°. Talking of Cyprus.
Expensive Previous Blighty
Half a million UK workers strike WSWS
Who’s on strike today? Every date of every UK walkout in 2023 Unbiased
Britain’s new crypto plans step up competition with EU regulations FT. Makes sense.
UK Investment Ad – sketch Larry & Paul
New Not-So-Chilly Warfare
White House Denies Joe Biden Offered to Give Ukrainian Territory to Putin Newsweek however Ukraine can’t retake Crimea soon, Pentagon tells lawmakers in classified briefing Politico. Large Z [genuflects] “livid.”
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US to send Ukraine longer-range bombs in latest turnaround AP. Large Z [genuflects] has mentioned he wants Ukraine to be like “a big Israel.” Meaning he wants nukes, due to course he does. Why don’t we simply reduce to the chase?
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In High-Profile Raids, Zelensky Showcases Will to Tackle Corruption NYT. Advantage signaling for “In This Home” liberals (plus, most likely, score-settling and energy shifts). New gamers will step into the newly vacant positions, and the sport will roll on.
Proclamations and promises as the EU caravan rolls into Kyiv FT
Is the U.S. Military Capable of Learning From the War in Ukraine? Overseas Coverage
Ukraine dispels the myth of American decline Will Marsall, The Hill. From the Progressive Coverage Institute.
South of the Border
Chinese-owned copper mine in Peru may halt production over unrest Reuters. Commentary:
However for those who begin making cellphone calls to guys within the cmdtys trades on the bottom, you’ll know that whereas most miners are placing on a contented face, some have already run “restricted” (subsequent step is Care & Upkeep).
— Paulo Macro (@PauloMacro) February 2, 2023
Lula Can’t Tell Vladimir from Volodymyr WaPo. Essentially the most PMC headline ever….
Retired colonel has a theory about why suspected Chinese spy balloon is over Montana (video) CNN. Finest headline ever however McCarthy calls for intel briefing on Chinese spy balloon over Montana Politico
A Pyrrhic Victory for Meta Over the FTC? Matt Stoller, BIG
The Supreme Court takes up Section 230 Brookings
Charlie Munger says the U.S. should follow in China’s footsteps and ban cryptocurrencies CNBC
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ChatGPT May Be the Fastest Growing App in History Gizmodo.
Cathie Wood says AI will power the ‘most massive productivity increase in history’ Yahoo Finance. On condition that elevated bullshit = elevated GNP, definitely.
Microsoft injects AI into Teams so no one will ever forget what the meeting decided The Register. “[A]utomatically generated assembly notes.” I like it. I ponder how lengthy earlier than any person figures out the right way to sport the minutes….
AI Goes to K Street: ChatGPT Turns Lobbyist IEEE Spectrum. Is there something this surprise engine can not do:
i requested Open AI to write down a manifesto for a common strike pic.twitter.com/QYqbNtTwYI
— 𝖊dmu𝖓d hardy (@intercapillary) February 2, 2023
AI Looks Like a Bubble Each. “Bubble” is a bit off-point as a result of it ignores the fraudulent facet. “Bezzle” is best.
Police State Watch
Thursday in California, armed cops shot and murdered a double amputee who was working away on his leg stumps. I’m completely severe. His title was Anthony Lowe Jr. pic.twitter.com/YxvggJEUgH
— 🅹🅾️🅴🆈աrecκ ☭ (@joeywreck) January 31, 2023
I’ll be ready for the nice cops to step ahead and condemn this. Talking of excellent cops:
#BREAKING: In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth Miami Mayor Ponzi Postalita Francis Suarez simply unveiled a Black Historical past police cruiser with photos of Africa throughout it. #BecauseMiami pic.twitter.com/Mo5QYHeUVU
— As a result of Miami (@BecauseMiami) February 2, 2023
29 physician specialties ranked by 2022 burnout rates Becker’s Hospital Evaluate. #1: Emergency Medication.
The Fukushima Exclusion Zone Is Becoming a Fossil Bed of Lost JDM Cars The Drive. Feels like a fantastic premise for the subsequent William Gibson trilogy.
Why Is the Floor of the Oculus Already Crumbling? New York Journal
MRI scans reveal disparate impact of poverty and other ‘toxic stress’ on brains of Black children STAT
Managing Decline Rational Reflections. Of companies, not empires.
Shellfish Monopolists The Age of Invention. English Parliament of 1621.
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