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Amazon Care is shutting down on the finish of 2022. Right here’s why Fierce Pharma. Amazon’s acquistion of One Medical has not closed, lest you assume they’re leaving the enterprise completely.
What Will Come of the Nightmare Journey Summer season of 2022? Matt Stoller, BIG
Tempo of Local weather Change Sends Economists Again to Drawing Board NYT. Origin of the cliché:
A cautionary word about messages of hope: Specializing in progress in decreasing carbon emissions weakens mitigation motivation International Environmental Change. From 2016, nonetheless germane.
Nirmatrelvir Use and Extreme Covid-19 Outcomes throughout the Omicron Surge NEJM. Paxlovid. n = 109,254. From the Summary: “Amongst sufferers 65 years of age or older, the charges of hospitalization and loss of life resulting from Covid-19 had been considerably decrease amongst those that obtained nirmatrelvir than amongst those that didn’t. No proof of profit was present in youthful adults.”
NIH to terminate EcoHealth Alliance grant after its Wuhan companions refuse to ship data on coronavirus research Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
New monkeypox circumstances start to sluggish in L.A. County, echoing tendencies elsewhere LA Instances. Paragraph 16: “‘Many individuals have stop reporting their sickness as a result of it’s gentle,’ [Troy Masters — publisher of the Los Angeles Blade, an LGBTQ newspaper] mentioned. ‘I’m conscious of this from quite a few pals. They keep watch over it. If it will get uncontrolled, they then contact their physician.’” Oh.
China Hasn’t Reached the Peak of Its Energy Overseas Affairs
Britain’s former Myanmar envoy detained in Yangon Reuters. What they’re up in opposition to:
THREAD: In uncommon transfer, #Myanmar #navy publishes transcript of personal official assembly with #UN particular envoy who visited Aug 17 for 1st time since appointment. Military chief virtually lectured her throughout assembly that UN described a “good dialogue” #WhatsHappeninglnMyanmar pic.twitter.com/xE6FMryfHZ
— Could Wong (@MayWongCNA) August 20, 2022
After the Virus Primarily Macro
New Not-So-Chilly Battle
Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant briefly disconnected from grid Al Jazeera. I’m nonetheless not clear why the Russians can be shelling an influence plant they plan to hook up with their very own grid. However then who on earth might be doing the shelling?
Russia Advances in Donbass, UK Johnson Tells Zelensky Proceed Battle, $3 Billion in Weapons from MIC Alexander Mercouris, YouTube. 3:30: Debunking of “stalemate” begins. 5:03: “Now I simply wish to cope with this query of the combating being at a standstill as a result of what we see is that this has now grow to be the brand new Western media meme….It’s the Russians which might be advancing in southwest Ukraine and the Russians who proceed to advance in Donbass.”
Russian allegations of rampant Nazism in Europe Gilbert Doctorow
Venezuela: ConocoPhillips Nearer to Implementing $9.7B Award After Guaidó Opposition Misses Funds VenezuelAnalysis. Commentary:
Secondly, there’s fairly a foul-smelling battle of pursuits right here. One in all ConocoPhillips’ chief attorneys is Alberto Ravell, son of Alberto Federico Ravell, none apart from Guaidó’s director of communications (make-believe comms minister) pic.twitter.com/Wn93xAgKPa
— venezuelanalysis.com (@venanalysis) August 24, 2022
US authorities to make all analysis it funds open entry on publication Ars Technica. Press launch from White Home Workplace of Science and Know-how on steerage. Large win for OST. Now do air flow. And see Aaron Swartz right here.
Election 2020 Put up Mortem
Taibbi asks a very good query:
How is that this not an enormous story? https://t.co/UwQdt5YNZo
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) August 25, 2022
Our Famously Free Press
A crude alternative for native information Heated. The deck: “As native newsrooms quickly shut down throughout the nation, Chevron steps in to fill the hole with propaganda.”
‘A Place To Die’: Inside A Nightmare For-Revenue Hospital In Rural America Moe Tkacik, Extra Excellent Union. August 18.
When Non-public Fairness Takes Over a Nursing House The New Yorker (Furzy Mouse). August 25. No cite to Tkacik.
Sports activities Desk
Greece’s PM Meets Qatar’s World Cup Mascot, The Ghost Of A Lifeless Migrant Employee pic.twitter.com/O7v2ZgY9Gk
— Le Chou Information (@LeChouNews) August 22, 2022
Imperial Collapse Watch
The spinning door: From US authorities service to lobbying for dictators Accountable Statecraft
‘We Must Personal the Warmth The Manner We Now Personal Night time,’ Pentagon Local weather Knowledgeable Says Protection One (Re Silc). “Tactical cooling vests.”
‘I’ve Seen a Lease Calling for Every day Lap Dances’ New York Journal
Newfound Mind Swap Labels Experiences as Good or Unhealthy Scientific American. “…however pondering makes it so.”
Antidote du jour (Suzi Eszterhas ):
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.