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    Daily Digest 1/4 – NYC Public Safety Shortages; Lockdown Panic in China; EU Needs Nuclear; FDA Approves Kids’ Booster; Stress is Heart’s Top Enemy

    by Stewart

    Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 8:23 AM

Economy

Major Staffing Shortages at NYPD, FDNY Due to “COVID Surge”
21% of the NYPD was out sick Thursday in what outgoing Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said was the highest level of sick employees he had ever seen. 17% were out a day earlier.

 

How will pandemic end? Omicron clouds forecasts for endgame
Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will. But it won’t be like flipping a light switch: The world will have to learn to coexist with a virus that’s not going away.

 

‘I’m starving to death!’ Panic in China as millions forced inside in strict Covid lockdown
Residents in the locked down city of Xi’an have claimed they risk starvation as they contend with China’s zero-Covid policy.

Energy

The World is Turning to Nuclear Power amid the Raging Energy Crisis
Bloomberg sounds the alarm: problems with the galloping price of natural gas can cause enormous damage to the European Union’s industrial production: gas prices have soared by 800% in a year, and electricity has increased by 500%.

 

The Geopolitics Surrounding Nord Stream 2
Multiple US interests continue to hinder the completion of Nord Stream 2 project and its uninterrupted supply of gas to Germany/Europe.

 

Carbon Tax Recap, December 2021
But how can a tax based on the unknowable variables that constitute the idea of a social cost be “properly set”? I do not think it can be.

Health

Denmark Health Chief says Omicron is Bringing About the END of the Pandemic
The chief epidemiologist at Denmark’s State Serum Institute – said a new study from the organisation found that the risk of hospitalisation from Omicron is half that seen with the Delta variant.

 

FDA Authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Booster for Children 12 to 15
The agency stated that its scientists determined the booster’s benefits, including bolstering protection against virus infection, outweigh its potential risks in the population.

Resilience

Stress May Be Your Heart’s Worst Enemy
Has your doctor also asked about the level of stress in your life? Chronic psychological stress, recent studies indicate, may be as important — and possibly more important — to the health of your heart than the traditional cardiac risk factors.

 

Sci-fi Types of Medical Implants Will be Here Soon
“We started to see this line blur with Fitbit,” said Amal Graafstra, who produces magnet implants and other technology through a company called Dangerous Things, which he founded in 2013. “When you start looking into medical applications, there’s going to be a convergence, and I think that’s going to be inevitable.”

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 10:57am

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    Izzy Bea

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    F U FUKCERBERG AND F U FB

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 11:12am

    Mike from Jersey

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    Replying to AND F U FB (#1)

    My own impression is that Facebook is dying as a social media influence. The number of posts from people I know are dropping off dramatically. I doubt it is just me who is seeing this. Facebook had a novelty characteristic which - like all faddish obsessions - diminishes with time.

    Add to that the increasing advertising, the authoritarianism, the censorship and the emergence of alternatives, and one sees that a lot of people are simply opting out.

    As so often happens, Zuckerberg may believe that he's a genius but he was actually just at the right place at the right time. That time and place is rapidly fading into history.

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 11:34am

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    westcoastjan

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    "Why I resigned from the CBC"

    https://tarahenley.substack.com/p/speaking-freely

    I suspect we will see more of this going forward. An excerpt:

    ... Those of us on the inside know just how swiftly — and how dramatically — the politics of the public broadcaster have shifted.

    It used to be that I was the one furthest to the left in any newsroom, occasionally causing strain in story meetings with my views on issues like the housing crisis. I am now easily the most conservative, frequently sparking tension by questioning identity politics. This happened in the span of about 18 months. My own politics did not change.

    To work at the CBC in the current climate is to embrace cognitive dissonance and to abandon journalistic integrity.

    It is to sign on, enthusiastically, to a radical political agenda that originated on Ivy League campuses in the United States and spread through American social media platforms that monetize outrage and stoke societal divisions. It is to pretend that the “woke” worldview is near universal — even if it is far from popular with those you know, and speak to, and interview, and read. ...

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 11:36am

    Canuckian

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    Canuckian said:

    Let's hope!

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 1:11pm

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    Primary Care_MD

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    Primary Care_MD said:

     

    Stress May Be Your Heart’s Worst Enemy
    Has your doctor also asked about the level of stress in your life? Chronic psychological stress, recent studies indicate, may be as important — and possibly more important — to the health of your heart than the traditional cardiac risk factors.

     

    or ... maybe it's those trillions of copies of spike protein from the vaccine???

     

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 1:11pm

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    2retired

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    2retired said:

    One has to go way further back than 2013 to find any integrity or actual reporting from the CBC, I would suggest 1950's or 60's, even then the CRTC made sure no alternate broadcaster had any chance.

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 1:27pm

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    And then, there's Mother Nature's Gift Basket

    Was anyone expecting a 6.1 on the N. Atlantic Ridge? (or)

    https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/6583289/2022-01-04/03h18/magnitude6-Northern-Mid-Atlantic-Ridge.html

    OR





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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 4:20pm

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    westcoastjan

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    Neil Oliver weighing in to condemn Trudope

    https://youtu.be/E-Y-hpihmJM

    2 short minutes of truth about this ghastly attack on Canadians!

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 8:34pm

    Canuck21

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    Canuck21 said:

    yes, except he only said "almost criminal" -- he should have gone further. By the way, it is possible under Canadian law for anyone to "lay information" against an individual who is believed to have committed a crime. Thus, any person -- I am not sure if it is in Canada or only Ontario -- can report Justin Trudeau as an individual to the police for inciting hatred of an identifiable group, which is a crime under the Criminal Code of Canada. I am not sure, though, if he is protected due to his political position. For more info see:

    https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/private_prosecution.php

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  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 9:35pm

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    Another news bit on the China story

    About the China article, there may be more to the story than simply Covid Delta cases and a desire to achieve zero Covid before the Olympics begins next month.  HPHovercraft posted an interview in another thread, in which Steve Bannon interviewed Ben Harnwell, who thinks something else is going on, as he has received reports from Chinese people in that area.  Here is Steve Bannon's whole program; the  report on China begins at minute 36:20 in the link below.  I also wonder if the recent urging of the CCP leader for the Chinese people to stock up on food could, in part, have something to do with this situation (~ 4 minutes).

    https://rumble.com/vrv4kb-epiode-1534-war-room-pandemic-with-bannon-010321..html

     

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