Oops it’s Wednesday Reads

Good afternoon….

Didn’t realize today was Wednesday.

Here is a few updates to get despondent about:

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Scientists have warned that doctors may be missing signs of serious and potentially fatal brain disorders triggered by coronavirus, as they emerge in mildly affected or recovering patients. Neurologists have published details of more than 40 UK Covid-19 patients whose complications ranged from brain inflammation and delirium to nerve damage and stroke. The cases add to concerns over the long-term health effects of Covid-19, which have left some patients breathless and fatigued long after they have cleared the virus, and others with numbness, weakness and memory problems. Follow the link in bio to find out more about the brain disorders that are emerging in some patients.

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Nice to know employers now have a say in their employees’ birth control because of Bronze Age bedtime stories. Thanks SCOTUS and @gop ✌️#thedailydon

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#SayTheirNames #BlackTransLivesMatter From our friends @CHNGE 🖤

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Scientists in Italy are investigating the mysterious appearance of pink glacial ice in the Alps. The effect is caused by algae and is a natural phenomenon that occurs during the spring and summer periods. Normally, ice reflects more than 80% of the sun’s radiation back into the atmosphere, but as algae appear, they darken the ice so that it absorbs the heat and melts more quickly. More algae appear as the ice melts more rapidly, giving them vital water and air and adding red hues to the white ice. The algae, known as Ancylonema nordenskioeldii, has also been seen in Greenland, where the ice is also melting.

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BREAKING: The Supreme Court decided against reproductive freedom today in 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘮𝘱 𝘷. 𝘗𝘦𝘯𝘯𝘴𝘺𝘭𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘢. They ruled that virtually any employer can deny their employees health insurance coverage of birth control just because they have personal objections. The Supreme Court just gave the Trump administration the green light to attack our birth control coverage. 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 body should have access to birth control—no matter where you work or go to school. The personal beliefs of your boss or school should NEVER get in the way of your reproductive freedom. Today’s decision is an attack on that very freedom.

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A cartoon by Tom Cheney. #NewYorkerCartoons

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5 Comments on “Oops it’s Wednesday Reads”

  1. dakinikat says:

  2. lililam says:

    So, we have the resources to provide daily Covid tests to republican convention attendees, but the Feds closed 13 testing stations in hard hit areas and multiple sites lack media to keep up on demand. Sad!

    • quixote says:

      The path of “let’s stop trying and just let the pandemic take its course” was tried in Sweden and England, and shaped up to be such a disaster that those governments reversed course.

      Too late to save thousands of lives, but still, they did.

      Difference is, Sweden has an actual government, and BoJo at least tries to pretend he’s doing some kind of job. Trying that route in the US stands every chance of plunging right off the cliff because nobody’s steering.

      Nothing to do but hope you’re in a fairly rational state with a pretty good medical system. If NY could get it under control, maybe other states can too.

  3. dakinikat says: