1. CBC does some 1st rate fear mongering.
Doctor Scott Segal told NBC News that Americans should consider wearing FOUR face masks if they want the most effective protection against spreading COVID-19.
As we highlighted yesterday, Dr. Fauci advised Americans to begin wearing two masks, saying that it “makes common sense” for more than one layer to be more effective.
However, Fauci was outdone by researchers at Virginia Tech, who said that two face masks only provide 50-75% efficacy and that three masks should be worn to achieve 90% effectiveness.
But why stop at 90 per cent?
According to Dr. Scott Segal, chair of anesthesiology at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, even that may not be enough.
(Tweet I saw a few days ago: “I wear 12 masks now and have achieved immortality”.)
2. Another Freudian slip? Biden refers to Trump as “The President”.
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) January 29, 2021
3. Police rough up an anti-communist/anti-covid measures march in Toronto
4. NY under reported number of Wuhan Flu deaths by 50% and it looks like KNOWINGLY.
It wasn't accidental fudging of numbers either.https://t.co/wi2ECk8sK2
— Brett Gasper (@Brettwashere) January 29, 2021
5. Personally I have always been against short selling as a concept. A hundred times more so because short sellers can become a self fulfilling prophesy. That doesn’t just rig the game it blows up the spirit of shared risk benefit that the market is supposed to be, and that advances civilization.
Something happened in the past couple of days that showed one company fight back against this highly predatory practice by asking share holders to not allow their share holdings to be borrowed for short sales. As a consequence, the vultures lost a lot of money, and suddenly, the rules changed.
Here are two perspectives on events. FWIW, I trust the second one. But there are people who read this site who have orders of magnitude better understanding of these matters than I do. I welcome their comments.
Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev speaks out after the company decided to restrict trading in GameStop and other stocks today. “In order to protect the firm and protect our customers we had to limit buying in these stocks,” he tells @andrewrsorkin. https://t.co/LsJ5iNjJAB pic.twitter.com/yJATy66TcZ
— CNBC (@CNBC) January 29, 2021
Though they might prefer turning algae into biofuel. That always looks like it smells really good. https://t.co/2YI53RvD5Q
— J.E. Dyer (@OptimisticCon) January 29, 2021