Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – David Wallace-Wells examines the massive global toll of excess deaths from COVID-19 (likely far exceeding even the already-alarming official counts). Nele Brusselaers et al. examine how Sweden’s choice to ignore science in favour of wishcasting and a strategy of deliberate infection resulted in

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Northern Currents –: Conservative Premier Scott Moe sides with Big Oil campaign, ignores the climate crisis

Regina city councillors proposed legislation to ban advertisements from oil and gas industry. The industry responded with an astroturfing campaign. Here we have yet another example of right-wing politicians supporting powerful oil and gas corporations. These corporations are so powerful that they can shape narratives and create false populist movements. 

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Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – David Wallace-Wells discusses the alarming warning indicators from our still-developing understanding of the Omicron COVID variant. Nazeem Muhajarine writes about the importance of booster vaccines in limiting the damage, while Wallis Snowdon reports on the justified frustration of Alberta doctors faced with

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