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FBI Arrests Florida Lawyer for Bank Robberies Law.com How the Soviets accidently discovered the ‘Gates of Hell’ BBC video  of the most amazing sites I’ve ever visited. Airbnb brings in Jony Ive to oversee redesign FT #COVID-19 AstraZeneca shares turn negative after Brazilian health authority says volunteer in Covid vaccine study dies CNBC Why this week’s meeting of an FDA advisory panel on Covid-19 vaccines matters Stat Spike in South Korea flu shot deaths fuels vaccine doubts Al Jazeera A Glimmer of Hope: Mortality Rate Is Improving for Hospitalized COVID Patients TruthOut As Covid-19 intensifies, shortages of staple drugs may grow worse Stat Europe’s grim Covid choice: Who lives and who dies Asia Times US on brink of rampant Covid-19 spread, Europe hospitals strained France 24

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Yves Smith writes Are “Net-Zero” Emissions a Smoke Screen?

FBI Arrests Florida Lawyer for Bank Robberies Law.com

How the Soviets accidently discovered the ‘Gates of Hell’ BBC video  of the most amazing sites I’ve ever visited.

Airbnb brings in Jony Ive to oversee redesign FT

#COVID-19

AstraZeneca shares turn negative after Brazilian health authority says volunteer in Covid vaccine study dies CNBC

Why this week’s meeting of an FDA advisory panel on Covid-19 vaccines matters Stat

Spike in South Korea flu shot deaths fuels vaccine doubts Al Jazeera

A Glimmer of Hope: Mortality Rate Is Improving for Hospitalized COVID Patients TruthOut

As Covid-19 intensifies, shortages of staple drugs may grow worse Stat

Europe’s grim Covid choice: Who lives and who dies Asia Times

US on brink of rampant Covid-19 spread, Europe hospitals strained France 24

Coronavirus: Spain passes one million Covid-19 cases BBC

Germany reports record 11,000 COVID-19 cases in one day Deutsche Welle

The EPA Refuses to Reduce Pollutants Linked to Coronavirus Deaths ProPublica

Prisoners Won The Right To Stimulus Checks. Some Prisons Are Standing In The Way. Marshall Project

CDC expands definition of who is a ‘close contact’ of an individual with covid-19 WaPo

What Life Looks Like in an (Almost) COVID-Free Country Der Spiegel

Dr. Zeke Emanuel says this is what it will take to fully reopen the U.S. MarketWatch

Class Warfare

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific offers remaining pilots a deal they can’t refuse – major salary and benefit cuts, or termination SCMP

Apollo investor halts new commitments over Leon Black’s Jeffrey Epstein ties FT

Iowa Highway Workers Strike – Philly Sheriff Calls for Black Union Member Dues Boycott – Baltimore Teachers Move to Strike Payday Report

Snakes and ladders Times Literary Supplement

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales NYT

Purdue Pharma to plead guilty in $8bn opioid settlement  BBC

Health Care

Surprise “Air Ambulance” Bills Are the Latest Nightmare in Private Health Insurance Jacobin

Waste Watch

Canada Releases A List Of Commonly Used Plastic Items That Will Be Banned In 2021Bored Panda

China?

Have US-China rivalry and coronavirus tipped the balance of power in Asia?

India

Interview: Alternate Use for Straw, Providing Machines to Farmers Only Solution to Stubble Burning The Wire

India recorded highest infant deaths due to air pollution in 2019, shows study Scroll

France

Anger at beheading of French teacher ‘must not override rule of law’ France 24

Nigeria

Waving flags, they sang Nigeria’s anthem. Then they were shot at Al Jazeera

Venezuela

Revealed: UK Foreign Office has spent nearly half a million pounds in aid setting up anti-government coalition in Venezuela Daily Maverick

Russia

Iron Curtain still separates Russia and the EU Vineyard of the Saker non-paywalled version of Pepe Escobar’s latest.

Nagorno-Karabakh

Nagorno-Karabakh Talks Again Fail – No End Of War In Sight Moon of Alabama

2020

Democratic candidate has significant cash advantage over Donald Trump in final stretch of race FT

Remembering Hunter’s First Big Scandal American Conservative

Hunter biz partner confirms e-mail, details Joe Biden’s push to make millions from China: Goodwin NY Post

Rudy Giuliani claims Borat honey trap is a ‘hit job’ to distract voters from Hunter Biden laptop scandal after Sacha Baron Cohen tricked him into going to hotel room with actress and filmed him ? Daily Mail

Is the Traditional ACLU View of Free Speech Still Viable? Ira Glasser Speaks Out. Intercept. Glenn Greenwald

Obama delivers scathing rebuke of Trump before final debate CNN

Justices allow Alabama to restore ban on curbside voting Scotus Blog

Russia and Iran obtained US voter data in bid to sow unrest before election, FBI warns Guardian. Oh, how the Guardian has fallen.

Why Nurses Say “Trump Must Go”Capital & Main

U.S. retailers secure stores as worries about election unrest mount Reuters

USPS still hasn’t reversed election mail slowdown despite multiple court orders: attorneys general Salon

AOC’s Among Us livestream hints at Twitch’s political power MIT Technology Review

Face to face: Trump and Biden to meet for final debate AP

2020 polls: Biden leads Trump by 10 points – but polling finds warning signs for Democrat Independent

Explainer: Red mirage, blue mirage – Beware of early U.S. election wins Reuters

Trump Transition

The Philosophy That Makes Amy Coney Barrett So Dangerous NYT. Erwin Chemerinsky. I’ve long found originalism to be a bizarre theory. In no other area of human knowledge would we seek to be bound by what was known and understood in the latter part of the 18th century.

The Lie of American Asylum New York Review of Books

How much of Barack Obama’s legacy has Donald Trump rolled back? The Conversation

Antidote du Jour (via): Links 10/22//2020

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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