Wednesday’s news links – Sept. 1, 2021

How Big Telecom Killed Rules That Would Have Prevented Hurricane Ida Outages Vice

Capitalism Doesn’t Drive New Tech, It Exploits Innovation Wendy Liu

#COVID19

Cuba Boosts its Immunization Campaign with the Support of Chinese Vaccines Resumen

Two Top F.D.A. Vaccine Regulators Are Set to Depart During a Crucial Period NYTimes

One reason is that Dr. Gruber and Dr. Krause were upset about the Biden administration’s recent announcement that adults should get a coronavirus booster vaccination eight months after they received their second shot, according to people familiar with their thinking.

Neither believed there was enough data to justify offering booster shots yet, the people said, and both viewed the announcement, amplified by President Biden, as pressure on the F.D.A. to quickly authorize them.

COVID-19 antibody study shows downside of not receiving second shot Medical Xpress

88-year old Georgia professor quits during class over student refusing to properly wear mask USA Today

Is there any evidence ivermectin can treat COVID-19? We analyzed the prominent scientific studies Salon

The CDC warned against taking ivermectin for COVID-19 after reports of tremors and disorientation from the deworming drug Business Insider

Air pollution is slashing years off the lives of billions, report finds Guardian

Dirty air is a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids, with coal burning the leading cause

In climate reversal, Biden okays new oil and gas mega auction PHYS.org

Afghanistan

Nearly 33,000 children have been killed or maimed in Afghanistan since 2005 Peoples Dispatch

Xinjiang Uyghur propaganda mirrors NATO’s Yugoslavia narratives

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