Prepare for the mother of all scare campaigns, backed by up to $100m of Clive Palmer UAP/LNP preferential protection money. Latest Newspoll shows
It Isn’t Over When The Fat Lady Sings – The First Russian Strategic Assessment of the Australia-UK-US (Aukus) Submarine Deal
A look at the AUKUS deal in light of Chinese and Russian submarine capabilities.
When the B.C. government called on residents to show proof of vaccination in order to participate in various social activities, James Immler was inspired to print his proof on a T-shirt.
Speaker, Dorothea Salo (who is a librarian) – How Do We Not Be Facebook? University of Wisconsin-Superior
We Did the Research: Masks Work, and You Should Choose a High Quality Mask if PossibleNYT. From the authors of the Bangladesh mask RCT. Note that the coverage of this story tends to equate “high quality” with “surgical,” when (K)N95s are better. Here the authors (or the editors), sadly, equivocate: “Masks with even better filtration or fit than surgical masks, such as F94 or N95 masks, provide even stronger protection than surgical masks if worn properly.” The “may” qualifier applies to anymask, including surgical. So why say it? Further, the “K” prefix for KF94s and KN95s means masks manufactured to Chinese standards. Both K and N masks have the same rating, but only the N95s are licensed for medical use in the United States, which goes unmentioned in the article. If I weren’t such a trusting soul, I’d suspect that the PMC is still reserving the best masks for itself, exactly as Fauci did when he told his Noble Lie in March 2020. In fact, as policy, reserving the best masks for medical personnel could be wise. But could the PMC please stop with the prevaricating Philosopher Kings schtick and level with people? Just for once?
The U.S. has more in common with South America than Europe The Week. Wowsers, no mention of the most obvious similarity, high levels of inequality.
747-sized asteroid skimmed by Earth, and scientists didn’t see it coming Jerusalem Post “While on the subject of space rocks.”
‘Bodies with vaginas’?! Lancet slammed for ‘erasing women’ after promoting latest issue with controversial quote RT (Kevin W). Um, I had a friend in Oz who had just gotten the chop, and from what she said, she was also stretching her tissues to simulate a vagina. So how would that fit in the Lancet’s paradigm?