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    Daily Digest 9/14 –Israel Preparing for Potential Second Round of Coronavirus Booster Shots; Shares in Cash-Strapped China Property Giant Plunge…

    by Whitney

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 3:08 PM

Economy

Evergrande: Shares in cash-strapped China property giant plunge – BBC

Shares in the highly-indebted Chinese property giant Evergrande have plunged after it outlined the extent of its financial problems.  The firm said it is struggling to sell assets fast enough to service its massive $305bn (£220bn) of debts.  A statement issued by the company also said that its cashflow was under “tremendous pressure”.  The announcement came just hours after angry protesters besieged the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen on Monday.

Fake Walmart News Release Spurs Spike in Little-Used Cryptocurrency Litecoin – WSJ

The price of litecoin, a little-used cryptocurrency, spiked in early trading Monday before falling back, after a news release touting a partnership with giant retailer Walmart Inc. turned out to be fake.

Environment

Tropical Storm Nicholas slows, dumps rain along Gulf Coast – AP

Tropical Storm Nicholas slowed to a crawl over the Houston area Tuesday after making landfall earlier as a hurricane, knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses and dumping more than a foot (30.5 centimeters) of rain along the same area swamped by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Nicholas could potentially stall over storm-battered Louisiana and bring life-threatening floods across the Deep South over the coming days, forecasters said.

This nightclub traps dancers’ body heat to warm and cool the building – Fast Company

The Matrix imagined a world where humans were treated as organic generators, with our bodies putting out constant thermal energy used by machines. Now a club in Glasgow, Scotland, has much the same idea.

SWG3, a dance club and arts venue, is getting a radical retrofit over the next two months, which will allow it to suck up the heat generated by thousands of visitors, store it in the depths of the Earth, and pump it back into the venue whenever it’s not filled by ravers. It will open on November 7 for the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26).

Scientists Are Toilet-Training Baby Cows to Cut Emissions – Bloomberg

A toilet-training program designed to help treat cow urine in a more sustainable way could help minimize the environmental impact of toxic substances produced by the waste.

Health

Israel preparing for potential second round of coronavirus booster shots – Axios

Israel is moving to ensure that it will have enough coronavirus vaccines for a potential second round of booster shots, which would be a fourth dose, Israel’s Health Ministry director general Nachman Ash said Sunday, according to Bloomberg.

The Covid spike in highly vaccinated Israel holds grim omens for other economies – Quartz

On Aug. 31, Israel registered 11,000 new Covid-19 cases, the highest daily number since the pandemic began. The worrying thing was: That day’s case count beat a record set in mid-January, when only a small proportion of Israel’s population had been vaccinated.

By the end of August, at least 68% of Israelis had received at least one vaccine dose, but even the vaccinated were falling sick enough to need hospitalization. Alarmed, the Israeli government set about administering booster shots, trying to contain a surge in cases driven largely by the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

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4 Comments

  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021 - 4:16pm

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    thc0655

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    New Covid era Australia tourism ad





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  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021 - 6:37pm

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    One Jab To Rule Them All...

    One Jab To Rule Them All...

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    What do you do when a jab program fails....?

    "Israel preparing for potential second round of coronavirus booster shots – Axios"

    What do you do when a jab program fails....?

    .....just keep stickin' them needles in like an injection-moulding factory.

     

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  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021 - 7:03pm

    snowdrifter

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    The first two jabs did not work?

    Well . . . let's try another!

    “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.”

    – said someone

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  • Wed, Sep 15, 2021 - 9:27am

    Bonesaw93

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    Bonesaw93 said:

    Yea it's amazing to me that you have a "vaccine" that is narrowly targeted on a single segment of a virus...virus mutates around it so let's use the same shot again?

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