Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Afternoon Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Aekkachai Tuekprakhon et al. study how the Omicron COVID-19 subvariants are evading both previous immunity and existing treatments. And Zak Vescera reports on Dr. Saqib Shahab’s recognition that misinformation and apathy are key factors keeping Saskatchewan’s vaccination rates low – though both government policy and

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Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Sheryl Gay Stoberg discusses how concerns about pharmaceutical profiteering and a lack of access in the developing world are developing for COVID-19 treatments just as they did for vaccines. And Cory Doctorow warns that the single positive-sounding story about stolen Ukrainian farm implements

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Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Alexander Martin reports on new research showing the cognitive effects of a severe COVID case can be similar to the effect of twenty years of aging. Moira Wyton discusses how the premature elimination of public health protection systematically excludes high-risk and immunocompromised people

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Alberta Politics: UCP’s instinct for making things worse turns Alberta’s ongoing hospital capacity crisis into a catastrophe

Alberta’s Kenney Government has an instinctive ability to make things worse in a crisis.  Much worse. Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre (Photo: Red Deer Regional Health Foundation). Consider the capacity crisis now roiling Alberta’s hospitals. As of Friday, surgical patients at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre were being diverted

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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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