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California Passes Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act Treeehugger
I tried the foreskin facial treatment – so you don’t have to Guardian. UserFriendly: “ROFLMAO it’s almost like they are begging people to fall for Qannon.” A bit old, but humor can be timeless.
Dust off the crystal ball: It’s time for STAT’s 2020 Nobel Prize predictions Stat, Still an interesting article even though we now know who won.
Regal Cinemas Likely Suspending Operations at All U.S. Locations WSJ Follows a similar link I posted yesterday for the UK.
John Hopkins University podcast with the flagship University of Texas campus (Austin ’s) Dr. James Galbraith – the same chap we sometimes refer to as Galbraith fils, to distinguish him from his Father, Jon Kenneth Galbraith.) Public Health On Call, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=retG982zyXE. I don’t think you can just click on the link but you must cut and paste in you browser. Alas, there is no transcript, so grab a cup of coffee and listen to the podcast. I did and it’s well worth listening to (even though I usually prefer transcripts, as spending time listening is an inefficient use of my time).
Coronavirus: when will Hong Kong’s fourth wave of Covid-19 hit? Very soon, experts warn SCMP. But their number of deaths still holding steady at 105 for 7 million people. No typo.
The idea of moving out of my parents’ house in 2020 is scarier than I thought it would be Houston Chronicle. Wowsers. 52% of 18-29 year-old adults currently live with their parents. I have no idea what it was when I was in that youthful cohort, but I would guess it was no nearly so high. Whether one went away to university, you certainly moved away from home. Readers?
Furious blame game erupts between PHE and testing tsar Dido Harding after 16,000 Covid cases are missed because an ‘Excel spreadsheet maxed out and wouldn’t update’ – meaning thousands of potentially infected contacts slipped through net Daily Mail
Stats Hold a Surprise: Lockdowns May Have Had Little Effect on COVID-19 Spread National Review. Hmm. I only know that Hong Kong, with its 105 deaths, never locked down completely, whereas India imposed one of the tightest lockdowns in the world and has now recorded 103,000 deaths. This question will take a long while to resolve. But be aware, broadly speaking, at least in the U.S., many business interests oppose lockdowns.
As Trump Seeks to Project Strength, Doctors Disclose Alarming Episodes NYT. Alas, I wish we didn’t have to discount NYT spin.
Trump just got a dose of Regeneron’s unapproved antibody drug for covid MIT Technology Review
Notre Dame’s President Went Unmasked at White House, Then Tested Positive. Now He’s Under Fire. Chronicle of Higher Eduction. That was some reception.
How the IRS Was Gutted ProPublica. Resilc: “moldy oldy.” Moi:but still germane.
West Coast Wildfires
Imperial Collapse Watch
Europe’s Gaullist Revival American Conservative
The Last Empire (Hopefully) Counterpunch
If this is true… backbreaker.
This poll was done before Trump’s covid announcement. https://t.co/nwVTtyuRH2
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) October 4, 2020
It is time to prosecute Julian’s persecutors – The Belmarsh Tribunal Yanis Varoufakis
How a Police State Starts Craig Murray
Health Care: The Best and the Rest New York Review of Books
WaPo Publishes Paranoid Screed Cautioning Readers Not To Let Russia Make Them Paranoid Caitlin Johnstone. These people are deranged.
We are finally cleaning up some of the inequities of the past by pardoning 2,732 convictions for Coloradans who simply had an ounce of marijuana or less.
— Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) October 1, 2020
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.