Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Max Fawcett highlights why it’s foolish to throw out the protection face masks have provided both against a continuing pandemic, and other infectious diseases.  – Jonathan Watts reports on a new warning from scientists about the urgent need to prepare for unprecedented heat,

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Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Joe Vipond, Kashif Perzeda and Danielle Cane write that Canada’s failure to talk about the airborne transmission of COVID-19 (or the public health implications of what we’ve learned) is making it difficult for people to protect themselves and their communities. Gabrielle Douaud et

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Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Miquel Oliu-Barton, Bary Pradelski, Philippe Aghion, Patrick Artus, Ilona Kickbusch, Jeffrey Lazarus, Devi Sridhar and Samantha Vanderslott examine how strategies aimed at eradicating COVID-19 – rather than aiming for it to spread at some non-zero level – produces better outcomes in terms of

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Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Jason Warick reports on how the lack of enforcement of public health rules has emboldened anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers to impose their disregard for community safety on the people around them. Guy Quenneville highlights the Moe government’s decision to do absolutely nothing in the

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Alberta Politics: Do we have a prime minister or a mouse? Canada doesn’t need U.S. permission to call China and bring the Two Michaels home

It appears China has thrown Canada an unexpected lifeline, offering us a chance to redeem our relationship with the world’s No. 2 economy and save the Two Michaels. Is Justin Trudeau up to the challenge?  Canadian Michael Spavor (Photo: Facebook). On Friday, the Chinese government put Michael Spavor on trial

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Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Angela Stewart interviews Malgorzata Gasperowicz about the potential for Alberta to eradicate COVID-19 with a seven-week shutdown, rather than letting new and more dangerous variants run rampant in the months before vaccines can be widely distributed. Jillian Horton observes that premiers who have

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Alberta Politics: Alberta premier piously pleads for restoration of order in Washington, smooth ascension of Joe Biden to U.S. presidency

“Alberta has always had close ties to the United States, so it’s painful to watch the bizarre scenes unfolding at the U.S. Capitol,” Jason Kenney lamented yesterday, presumably tweeting from a secure command post atop the office building that overlooks the Alberta Legislature. “Political violence is always wrong, especially when

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