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‘There is a real cost’: As Covid shows, barring bedside visitors from ICU deprives patients of the best care

Eric Topol Discusses Covid Vaccines Not Meeting Expectations, Breakthrough Cases Sicker

Not Realistic’: Denmark, Iceland Say Vaccination Has Not Led to Herd Immunity

After 6 years of litigation, Federal Court Permanently Enjoins ACA Abortion/Transgender Mandate

Thankfully, a new tactic in the fight to rapidly decarbonize is quickly emerging. Activists and young people are going to the courts and suing governments and fossil fuel companies. They are successfully arguing that polluters threaten their future and hence their human rights.

A controversial decision by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to cut bread subsidies despite an earlier promise not to tamper with the price of subsidized loaves has raised concerns that this move may trigger a wave of unrest reminiscent of the bread riots of 1977.

This is why I don’t use IRAs. It is ready pool of money ripe for the taking that you know that people can afford to lose in the short term. The trick used in other countries was to replace the savings with “more secure” government bonds. Right now they are only talking about the rich but that gets defined down in a pinch. Dems should keep their grubby paws off Americans’ retirement savings

China’s Commodity Stockpiles Remain A Complete Mystery

COVID-19 Vaccine Seems to Protect Against Variants Better Than Previous Infection

France expands locales requiring a Covid-19 ‘health pass’

Scores Soon To Be Settled

Pentagon to require COVID vaccines for all service members

Fifth northern Afghan capital falls to the Taliban

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COVID19 mini-update, August 5, 2021: delta sitrep from Israel

Well, Duh. This Is Why It Was Stupid

Shock poll shows Gavin Newsom losing recall vote by double digits

Johns Hopkins Professor Says COVID Infection Provides More Immunity Than Vaccines

Shipping Container Crisis Could Derail Holiday Toy Sales

Professor suggests it should be a federal hate crime to criticize Fauci and other government-funded scientists

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From Slate no less…. The Noble Lies of COVID-19

Doubts raised about who was behind the assassination of Haiti’s president
True Believers, Blinded by Ideology

Global Food Prices Spike in Response to the Pandemic

U.S. Airports Are Facing Serious Jet Fuel Shortages

Apocalypse in Yakutia, Russia’s coldest region, as noxious smog from wildfires blocks sun

After 60 years, scientists find the missing link in our body’s blood pressure control

‘Made in China’ products are running into new logistics problems

“Potentially Very Bad”: Lots of New Covid Variants in New York City Rats

Seniors at risk for more falls due to less physical activity during pandemic

North Korea releases army rice reserves amid shortage

The Cuomo allegations are awful, but he still has lots of allies, a dogged will to fight

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New York AG: ‘Cuomo Sexually Harassed Current and Former State Employees,’ Violated Federal and State Laws’


If They Can Make You Believe a Big Strong Man Belongs in the Women’s Division, They Can Make You Believe Anything

Treasury Dept to invoke ‘extraordinary measures’ as Congress misses debt-ceiling deadline

Nearly 5 mn fewer girls to be born worldwide over next 10 years: study

Delta puts China on brink of a new Covid crisis

Putin posits Russian veto over Ukraine sovereignty

we have reached a critical juncture in this entire situation. As has always been the case in human endeavor, when you start down the road of lies, it will be no time before you have painted yourself into a corner. And that is where the medical establishment finds itself today.

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No, Karen, we’re not masking again: A winning GOP message for 2022 & beyond

Living With Chronic Pain Can Disrupt Your Emotions at a Chemical Level, Study Hints

Craig Murray’s jailing is the national security state’s latest assault on independent journalism

Over half the deer tested in Michigan have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2

An Emerging Tickborne Disease Is Gaining Steam in New York

How Germany fails to manage care for the elderly 

Benchmark Inflation Measure Hits Highest Level In 30 Years

Here it is: The actual data on which the CDC’s new mask guidance is based

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Covid in Sydney: Military deployed to help enforce lockdown

CDC Director Says Biden Admin Is Considering a Vaccine Mandate

The New York Post’s cover today

Hot Skies Over the Taiwan Strait: The New Normal of Chinese Incursions

World’s Largest Food Company Will Raise Prices Amid Inflation

Taliban advances on Herat City

Researchers Find Signs of COVID-19 Mutations in NYC Sewage, Pointing to Possible Dog and Rat Infections

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Cuomo said AG probe would clear him. Now his aides say it’s political.

The Insect Apocalypse That Never Was

The jet fuel shortage is upon us

Higher Ed Faces Existential Threat: Numbers And Salaries Are Down For Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty, Way Up For Administrators; University Long-Term Debt Is Up 71%

I suspect people taking short cuts and not wanting to admit to it. I imagine there was not a lot of care invested into him. The Weird Case of a Man 3 Doctors Declared Dead Who Woke Up Just Before His Autopsy

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The Looming Stagflationary Debt Crisis

The vulnerable points in South Africa’s fuel supply chain

Big law is a corrupting influence on our policymakers. The new FTC is dusting off an old legal tool to fight back.

Name of biblical judge found inscribed on 3,100-year-old jug found in Israel

COVID-19 antibodies persist at least nine months after infection

A world protected by windmills? In 1717 Christmas Floods in Germany killed 14,000

See This German Tank? It Got Totally Blown Away In Syria.

Germany knew the floods were coming, but the warnings didn’t work

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‘For the people that are protesting and looting, please do so carefully and please do so responsibly. Because you cannot hold people responsible for defending what they love,’ Zuma said.

Now they tell us. The Kids Are Alright Why now is the time to rethink COVID safety protocols for children — and everyone else.

Farmers, experts anticipate worst wheat harvest in years after extreme heat, drought

Why Russia Is Refusing To Send Europe More Natural Gas

COVID19 update, July 15, 2021: Israel, UK not panicking about delta variant

Study: Two in five people in U.S. who died of COVID-19 had diabetes

The union of Cooperate and State Power.

Germany floods: Dozens killed after record rain in Germany and Belgium

Florida Man Detained In Assassination Of Haitian President Deepens Mystery