Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Michael Marshall offers a reminder that even where it hasn’t been able to achieve its ideal goal, a zero-COVID strategy has produced far better outcomes for people. The Ottawa Citizen’s editorial board is rightly scathing in responding to Doug Ford’s abandonment of his province. Emma

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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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IN-SIGHTS: Energy innovation

Hindered by the political power exercised by fossil fuel companies and financial institutions supporting those industries, Canada’s federal government has been little involved in development of non-destructive renewable energy sources. For the same reason, western provincial governments have been even less engaged. Values worth hundreds of billions of dollars flow

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Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Dayne Patterson discusses the continued recognition among doctors that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over (and indeed approaching another particularly dangerous phase). Sumathi Reddy reports on new research showing a starkly more severe risk of diabetes following infection. Nathaniel Dove reports on

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Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Noushin Ziafati reports on the continuing challenges facing people suffering from long COVID – particularly as governments attempt to pretend the pandemic which infected them never happened. And Eric Topol writes about the continued denialism in the U.S. as another wave is cresting. 

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Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Steven Woolf examines the inescapable connection between political choices and avoidable COVID-19 deaths between U.S. states. And Christopher Blackwell discusses how the pandemic may never end in prisons where authorities are even less interested in ensuring the health of the people whose lives

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Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Terry Gross discusses how COVID has brought some needed attention to other chronic illnesses. But Sarah Trick writes that the reckless elimination of public health protections represents a betrayal of people with disabilities who face especially stark risks from others’ callous choices.

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