1. This is fun. An X-files segment from the reboot has a lot of familiar ideas in it from current reality, but they manage to blame it all on Republicans. The “Problem reaction solution” mentioned is pure Hegel/Marx.
The latest data from Israel, which has used primarily the Pfizer mRNA vaccine, indicates that vaccine effectiveness against Delta coronavirus infection and symptomatic (“mild”) disease has dropped from about 95% to about 40%, whereas effectiveness against hospitalization and severe disease (i.e. low blood oxygen levels) remains at 80% to 90% (see chart above).
Importantly, in people who got vaccinated already in January 2021 (primarily the elderly), protection against infection and mild disease may already have dropped to near 0% (see chart above). Moreover, since the Delta covid outbreak is still accelerating in Israel, the effectiveness against hospitalization and severe disease may further decrease (due to lags in hospitalizations).
(Update: New data from Hebrew University shows that protection against severe disease has already dropped to 80%; compared to the original 96%, this results in a five-fold increase in residual risk.)
3. Video essay on the dangers of that most evil of human attributes. Obedience, and how it creates totalitarian states.
4. Please see item 3.
5. You know what’s funny? How researchers and enemy propaganda news like CTV never seem to link fires and smoke to the communists that are always spotted walking into the woods just before a fire with gasoline and matches.
My stomach is cramping. Who writes this shit?! ?
— Ian Prittie ?financial bubble MC (@thereds8) August 1, 2021
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