Moonanum James died last night at age 70. Proud Aquinnah Wampanoag man, co-leader of United American Indians of New England, a powerful speaker, talented musician, anti-war Navy vet, sworn enemy of the pilgrims, fighter for justice. pic.twitter.com/pWvGCJXSgq
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The U.S. Has Passed the Hospital Breaking Point The Atlantic
A new statistic shows that health-care workers are running out of space to treat COVID-19 patients.
What can we conclude from all this? I think there are three broad lessons here. One, small data can be extremely illuminating. Two, air flow and talking seem to matter a great deal. Three, sadly, indoor dining and any activity where people are either singing or huffing and puffing (like a gym) indoors, especially with poor ventilation, clearly remains high risk. However, given these pieces of information, it also seems that both masks (which dampen the emission of droplets/aerosols from the infected person and which can also lessen the amount one breathes in) and ventilation remain crucial tools. We should follow Japan’s lead and discourage talking, especially loud talking indoors or on public transportation.
We read the paper that forced Timnit Gebru out of Google. Here’s what it says MIT Technology Review
Parliamentary Elections in Venezuela: All You Need to Know Venezuelanalysis
Adan Chavez: ‘The US has failed to beat us’ Morning Star
Morning Star editor Ben Chacko speaks to the vice-chair of Venezuela’s ruling PSUV, about the potential to diminish the right-wing bloc in the National Assembly at last and the prospects for Latin American socialism in an era of declining US influence
Al Jazeerah, the propaganda outlet of Qatar, has published a remarkable anti-China propaganda piece which echoes claims made by dubious CIA affiliated outlets
The Imperialist Anxieties of Christopher Nolan LA Review of Books
There’s a clear tradition of [movie] directors claiming that their films don’t reflect their politics while allowing them to become vessels for regressive messaging.
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