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50 States, 50 Cuisines: The Food Worth Traveling For in Every State Conde Nast Traveler
Tom Stoppard’s Luck American Conservative
Deportation Nation New York Review of Books
Capitalism After the Pandemic Foreign Affairs. Mariana Mazzucato.
CDC Extends No-Sail Advisory for U.S. Cruise Industry Through October 31 Conde Nast Traveler
The last picture show: Cineworld to shut all 128 of its cinemas in the UK and Ireland as industry becomes ‘unviable’ following coronavirus cancellations – one day after new James Bond film was postponed until 2021 Daily Mail
‘Exhausted’ teachers warn they have no additional funding to handle Covid-19 Guardian. A UK friend reports to me via email that although kids are back in school, neither kids nor teachers wear masks. NC has posted links IIRC about how children can spread the disease.
From the Abstract: “The stability of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on human skin remains unknown, considering the hazards of viral exposure to humans. We generated a model that allows the safe reproduction of clinical studies on the application of pathogens to human skin and elucidated the stability of SARS-CoV-2 on the human skin.”
RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Top Eight Conspiracy Theories on Donald Trump Contracting COVID-19 The Wire. I post this not because I subscribe to the claims, but so readers can see how a reputable international news source is covering the story.
Maggie Haberman on the Fallout from Trump’s Hospitalization New Yorker. As I tied to sort out the whet from the chaff over Trump’s infection, I was reminded of iconic screenwriter William Goldman’s comment on the film business – “Nobody knows anything.” That of course doesn’t stop the blizzard of speculation, no matter hpw tenuous its connections to hard facts.
The White House Is Spreading Virus and Lies New York. magazine Some classic pearl-clutching, which makes me recall another venerable phrase: The fog of war.
The Coronavirus and the Threat Within the White House New Yorker. The view from TDS central. David Remnick surrendered his title as journalist when he wrote that ridiculous hagiography of Trump’s predecessor; should we trust him here?
Little evidence that White House has offered contact tracing, guidance to hundreds potentially exposed WaPo. This may just be WaPo spin, but I think not, and it is unsurprising given how pathetic our contact tracing efforts have been.
Trump giving thanks from his sick room for all the wonderful things that have been said by “almost a bipartisan consensus of America” is weirdly sad… https://t.co/a4xW4cVfSF
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) October 4, 2020
Imperial Collapse Watch
The United States Is Not Entitled to Lead the World Foreign Affairs
Is The War Over Nagorno-Karabakh Already At A Stalemate? Moon of Alabama
Explosive stakes on Armenia-Azerbaijan chessboard John B. Wells News. A non-paywalled version of Pepe Escobar’s latest for Asia Times
Little Rock Teachers Refuse to Teach In-Person – Virginia Municipal Workers Win Bargaining Rights – Payday Report. I have yet to ask my sister-the-teacher-of-several-decades her views. (But we typically don’t speak often.)
Police State Watch
We Spent A Year Investigating Police Dogs. Here Are Six Takeaways. Marshall Project
India Staggers Under the Coronavirus Burden Der Spiegel
Did Xi Just Save the World ? Foreign Policy. From last month and we may have linked to it before; nonetheless, in case you missed it.
John Pilger: Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange Consortium News.
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.