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Patient readers, many of you have asked about Yves. She is doing very well, and will provide a proper update in due course. Her mother, however, is still in the hospital. –lambert IU scientists find microbe that protects bees from fungal infections Indiana Environmental Reporter (TH). CalPERS Names Marlene Timberlake D’Adamo Chief Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Officer MondoVisione (KW). KW: “Still no replacement for Meng yet. Priorities!” Pathways to coastal retreat Science #COVID19 Censorship is off the charts. American Journal of Therapeutics is not top-rank, but it’s peer-reviewed, published by Wolters Kluwer, and in MEDLINE: @BretWeinstein @PierreKory @BIRDGroupUK @alexberenson @Covid19Crusher @marybethpf @tuckercarlson Published in the American Journal of Therapeutics and yet

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Patient readers, many of you have asked about Yves. She is doing very well, and will provide a proper update in due course. Her mother, however, is still in the hospital. –lambert

IU scientists find microbe that protects bees from fungal infections Indiana Environmental Reporter (TH).

CalPERS Names Marlene Timberlake D’Adamo Chief Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Officer MondoVisione (KW). KW: “Still no replacement for Meng yet. Priorities!”

Pathways to coastal retreat Science

#COVID19

Censorship is off the charts. American Journal of Therapeutics is not top-rank, but it’s peer-reviewed, published by Wolters Kluwer, and in MEDLINE:

Oxford University explores anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as COVID-19 treatment Reuters

Favorable outcome on viral load and culture viability using Ivermectin in early treatment of non-hospitalized patients with mild COVID-19 – A double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial (preprint) medRxiv (video). n = 89. “Conclusions: There were significantly lower viral loads and viable cultures in the ivermectin group, which could lead to shortening isolation time in these patients.”

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Recovery of deleted deep sequencing data sheds more light on the early Wuhan SARS-CoV-2 epidemic (preprint) bioRxiv. From the Abstract: “Here I identify a data set containing SARS-CoV-2 sequences from early in the Wuhan epidemic that has been deleted from the NIH’s Sequence Read Archive. I recover the deleted files from the Google Cloud, and reconstruct partial sequences of 13 early epidemic viruses. Phylogenetic analysis of these sequences in the context of carefully annotated existing data suggests that the Huanan Seafood Market sequences that are the focus of the joint WHO-China report are not fully representative of the viruses in Wuhan early in the epidemic. Instead, the progenitor of known SARS-CoV-2 sequences likely contained three mutations relative to the market viruses that made it more similar to SARS-CoV-2’s bat coronavirus relatives.” A long thread from the author on their reasoning and the implications includes this:

Tree pollen carries SARS-CoV-2 particles farther, facilitates virus spread Phys.org (RM).

The Pandemic’s End Is as Messy as the Start Bloomberg

China?

Xi’s Gamble (unlocked) Foreign Affairs

Coronavirus: how China’s closed borders have hit trade and diplomacy South China Morning Post

Elephants’ 500km-trek across China baffles scientists BBC

They Relied on Chinese Vaccines. Now They’re Battling Outbreaks. NYT. Geopolitics? However–

Coronavirus: surge of Delta variant in Indonesia threatens Bali tourism reopening South China Morning Post

Myanmar

Resistance Fighters Battle Myanmar’s Military in Mandalay NYT

China and the February 1, 2021 Coup d’Etat in Burma: Beijing’s Geopolitical Nightmare Asia-Pacific Journal

Russia says to boost military ties with Myanmar as junta leader visits Reuters

In Taiwan, some foreign tech workers are confined indoors to tackle an outbreak. NYT

Japan Restarts First Nuclear Reactor Since 2018 Amid Hurdles Bloomberg

India

Lament of the Brahmaputra riverbank The Third Pole

Miyazaki mango: Madhya Pradesh man deploys 9 dogs, 3 guards to protect world’s costliest mangoes Times of India

Syraqistan

Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S. NYT. Commentary: “You wanna be the best, you gotta learn from the best.”

Afghan Says He Spied for CIA. Now That He Wants to Flee to U.S., He Can’t Prove It. WSJ

Facing global pressure, the United Arab Emirates to begin fining violators of new corporate transparency rules ICIJ

The Photos Exposing What Israel Is Trying to Hide Haaretz

Africa’s third wave: ‘What haunts me a lot is the Indian scenario FT

Exactly like the railways in the pre-Confederate South:

UK/EU

Finland Might Have Solved Nuclear Power’s Biggest Problem The B1M

Biden Administration

White House admits July 4 vaccine marker will be missed The Hill

The Senate’s “too-big-to-fail” plan Axios

“Something happened in Geneva.” Patrick Lawrence, The Scrum

Newly disclosed FDA documents reveal agency’s unprecedented path to approving Aduhelm STAT

Adams leads Democrats early in NYC’s first ranked-choice mayoral primary; Yang bows out NBC. Handy map:

Note: This does not reflect the result of New York’s RCV system.

India Walton Poised To Become Buffalo’s First Socialist Mayor HuffPo.

NYC Advises Orgy Goers to Get Vaccinated ASAP Gizmodo (KS). News you can use!

Our Famously Free Press

A Court Ruled Rachel Maddow’s Viewers Know She Offers Exaggeration and Opinion, Not Facts Glenn Greenwald. The judge was appointed by Obama.

Big Brother Is Watching You Watch

Love me, love me, love me….

Black Injustice Tipping Point

Report: Nikole Hannah-Jones won’t come to UNC without tenure position ABC 11

Imperial Collapse Watch

Assessing the Value of Intelligence Collected by U.S. Air Force Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Platforms RAND Corporation

Class Warfare

‘Heartbreaking’ conditions in US migrant child camp BBC

What Quitters Understand About the Job Market The Atlantic

This one email explains Apple TechCrunch. Well, not entirely

Hey, Nintendo, What’s Up With Animal Crossing? Kotaku

Why You Hate Contemporary Architecture Brianna Rennix and Nathan J. Robinson, Current Affairs. Many beautiful and ugly photographs. Oddly, the authors focus their ire on architects, and not on the boards who commission the buildings and approve the designs (and whose, dare I say, souls the ugly building embody, or so Christopher Alexander argues).

Antidote du Jour (via):

Links 6/23/2021

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And: In The New York Times, A Story on Eels Achieves Headline Perfection Nieman Labs

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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