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Lambert and I, and lots of readers, agree that Ukraine has prompted the worst informational atmosphere ever. We hope readers will collaborate in mitigating the fog of struggle — each actual fog and stage fog — in feedback. None of us want extra cheerleading and link-free repetition of memes; there are platforms for that. Low-value, link-free pom pom-wavers shall be summarily whacked.

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Humans bred dogs to have puppy-dog eyes CNN

Okay, Caesar, Let’s Go Home Werk-In-Progress

The hidden world of octopus cities and culture shows why it’s wrong to farm them The Dialog

Local weather

As Climate Fears Mount, Some Are Relocating Within the US Wired

Green investing: the global system for rating companies’ ethical credentials is meaningless The Dialog

#COVID19

A paradigm shift to combat indoor respiratory infection (PDF) College of Leeds. From the Summary:

“the speedy progress in our understanding of the mechanisms behind respiratory an infection transmission ought to drive a paradigm shift in how we view and handle the transmission of respiratory infections to guard in opposition to pointless struggling and financial losses. It begins with a recognition that stopping respiratory an infection, like lowering waterborne or foodborne illness, is a tractable drawback

Multi-scale modelling reveals that early super-spreader events are a likely contributor to novel variant predominance Journal of the Royal Society. From the Summary: “We discover stochasticity stays a strong determinant of predominance. Variants that predominate usually tend to be related to greater infectiousness, an [Super-spreading event] SSE early after variant emergence and ongoing decline of the present dominant variant. Moreover, our simulations reveal that almost all new extremely infectious variants that infect one or a couple of people don’t obtain permanence within the inhabitants. Consequently, interventions that cut back super-spreading could delay or mitigate emergence of VOCs.” And importantly: “From a public well being perspective, our outcomes present but one more reason to intensely focus NPIs on stopping massive SSEs. This coverage prescription contains the prohibition of huge indoor gatherings amongst unvaccinated individuals, a deal with ample air flow in indoor work environments and faculties, and enforcement of highest high quality masks (K95 or N95) in circumstances the place high-risk group exposures can’t be prevented. Prevention of SSEs will restrict variety of infections, decrease the introduction of latest variants and reduce the chance {that a} single massive SSE will provoke a extra speedy native epidemic as has already been documented in Boston, South Korea and a number of different places in the course of the pandemic ”

COVID-19 cases rise rapidly in New York City, DC The Hill and My Burnank. Is that this a film now we have seen earlier than?

In the Rush to Return to ‘Normal,’ What Happens to the Vulnerable? NYT

China?

Covid-19 in China: Shanghai wasn’t prepared for Omicron, Zhong Nanshan says SCMP

3 Shanghai officials sacked over COVID-19 response AP

Shanghai (1):

Shanghai (2):

Issues on the municipal stage then?

Shanghai (3):

Revising Down the Rise of China Lowy Institute

Pakistan’s Imran Khan removed as prime minister after no-confidence vote Axios

US asked Pakistan not to proceed with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Russia: Qureshi The Print

Pakistan’s prime minister accuses US diplomat of ‘conspiracy’ to overthrow his elected government Multipolarista

Thousands in Sri Lanka insist Rajapaksa family quit politics Al Jazeera

India

In Punjab, Caste Discrimination In Key Employment Guarantee Programme Denies Minimum Wage To Dalits, Women Article14

In Africa, U.S.-Trained Militaries Are Ousting Civilian Governments in Coups WSJ

South African court halts Amazon HQ project Occasions of Africa

UK/EU

French polling:

New Not-So-Chilly Warfare

Read all about it: Final days of the battle for Mariupol Gilbert Doctorow. Attention-grabbing:

The Azov fighters, different irregulars and Ukrainian military forces numbered about 4,000 initially and now have been diminished as a result of casualties. They embrace amongst them “overseas mercenaries” because the Russians have mentioned for a while. Now from intercepted cellphone conversations of those belligerents, it seems that among the many foreigners are NATO instructors. Which means the proxy struggle between Russia and the USA/NATO begins to approximate a direct confrontation, contradicting the general public pronouncements coming from the Biden administration. Ought to the Russians reach taking/ these NATO instructors alive, which is one in every of their precedence duties, the subsequent periods of the UN Safety Council may very well be very tense.

Sitrep: Operation Z Veteran’s At present. Attention-grabbing on Russian artillery.

Of Roadside Bombs And Drones: Putin’s Looming Insurgency Problem Warfare on the Rocks. Huge if true.

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The Observer view on the west’s response to war in Ukraine Guardian. No-Fly Zones, however on the bottom. What may go mistaken?

The Threat to the West Is Inside the House Overseas Coverage. Hungary and Serbia.

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Half A Dozen Chinese Y-20 Cargo Jets Popped Up Over Europe Last Night The Drive (RobertC). “Experiences later emerged that the planes delivered HQ-22 surface-to-air missile methods to the Serbian army.” It’s a good looking day within the neighborhood….

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Kyiv Independent Deep Dive: The West’s In-Kind Answer to Putin’s Propaganda Mint Press. Simply one other NGO….

Pictures present Kramatorsk missiles had Urkainian serial numbers:

Normalizing fascism:

“Stepan” as in Stepan Bandera, fascist.

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U.S. quietly paying millions to send Starlink terminals to Ukraine, contrary to SpaceX claims WaPo

Antonov An-225 Mriya: World’s largest plane wrecked in Kyiv fight Al Jazeera. Not clear by whom, apparently.

Intel: Putin may cite Ukraine war to meddle in US politics AP. The RussiaGate Doom Loop. For individuals who got here in late, the Occasions solemnly offered this meme as one of many “Russian” memes that stole the election:

The Caribbean

Navigating Alternate Realities Venezuelanalysis

American Think Tanks Are Fueling the Mexican Right Jacobin

Biden Administration

Remarks by President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on the Senate’s Historic, Bipartisan Confirmation of Judge Jackson to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court The White Home

And, of us — (applause) — let me shut with what I’ve lengthy mentioned: America is a nation that may be outlined in a single phrase. I used to be within the foothi- — foot- — excuse me, , touring with him. (Inaudible) traveled 17,000 miles after I was Vice President on the time. I don’t know that for a reality.

And we have been sitting alone. I had an interpreter and he had an interpreter. And he checked out me. In all seriousness, he mentioned, “Are you able to outline America for me?” And I mentioned what lots of you heard me say for a very long time. I mentioned, “Sure, I can, in a single phrase: potentialities.” (Applause.) “Potentialities.” That, in America, everybody ought to have the ability to go so far as their arduous work and God-given expertise will take them. And potentialities. We’re the one ones. That’s why we’re considered because the “ugly People”: We expect something is feasible. (Laughter.)

“17,000 miles” appears not to be correct. As for “the Himalayas,” I can’t find a date when Biden met with Xi in India.

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DC gala was COVID super-spreader event, Biden delays correspondents’ dinner RSVP NY Publish

The FDA’s Food Failure Politco

Averting the looming purge of people from Medicaid STAT

Hunter Biden frequently covered family expenses, texts reveal NY Publish

Provide Chain

Trade Data Shows the Negative Impact of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Maritime Government

Historical past Nook

April 9, 1865:

Zeitgeist Watch

Supersize me (1):

Supersize me (2):

Class Warfare

The Secret Plot To Unleash Corporate Power Matt Stoller, BIG

21 States Raised The Minimum Wage in 2022, But Living Costs Are Rising Faster Teen Vogue

Union files objections to Alabama Amazon election The Hill

Amazon seeks to overturn union win, says vote was tainted The HIll

Body Parts Aren’t Gendered. So Why Are Sex Toys? Wired

The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is: A History, A Philosophy, A Warning LA Evaluate of Books

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