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This is a story about the New York Times and a University, not some jerk. He Was Offended By A Private Video She Sent To A Friend. So He Waited A Year To Post It And Ruin Her Life.

Honestly, I am surprised by this. I wonder if it is variant dependent. Asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 didn’t occur at all, study of 10 million finds

Out producing is easy. But truly with less energy inputs? 2-Acre Vertical Farm Run By AI And Robots Out-Produces 720-Acre Flat Farm

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Edit: This was supposed to have been posted yesterday.

I have heard from some people who had covid that their biggest complaint was that they could not sleep. The Mysterious Link Between COVID-19 and Sleep

New York is doomed. The Democratic Divide in New York State

A Neighbor Describes What Happened When Law Enforcement Stopped Responding to an Armed Encampment in North Portland

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U.K. variant puts spotlight on immunocompromised patients’ role in the COVID-19 pandemic

The Coronavirus Bill is Also ‘The Most Significant Climate Legislation’ Ever

How $10 Million for Gender Programs in Pakistan Got Tied to a COVID Relief Bill

I posted on this before but I don’t remember reading so much detail on the extinct animals. Archaeologists have discovered tens of thousands of prehistoric paintings of animals and humans in a remote area of Colombia. Some now-extinct animals are depicted, meaning the art is likely more than 12,500 years old.

Not the fall that killed them

Austerity is the problem here, not bankruptcy.


Yet even in this cross-eyed analysis a premonition of the obvious presses in:

In that scenario, Americans might not take the Covid-19 vaccine, failing to trust in its efficacy and that it won’t severely harm them or their children. They might not trust their criminal justice system, with no incentive to respect a system that allows elites to break the law with impunity. They might not trust the results of a presidential election, behaving as if they live in a banana republic and not a robust, if flawed, democracy.

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New York Had Largest 2019-20 Population Decline of Any State

Study this chart hard. Basic point is that US death rate was set to soar with or without COVID U.S. Death Rate 1950-2020

This does not even address the aerosol question. Masks not enough to stop COVID-19’s spread without distancing: study

Your Christmas Present: Our Political Leaders Are Killing Off New York City

10 years in prison for illegal streaming? It’s in the Covid-19 relief bill