October 2022

Monday, 31 October 2022

This New and Awful Normal: The Pelosi Assassination Attempt and the Culture War

Jared Yates Sexton: “This is the America that many of us warned was coming. An attention-less dystopia unable to reckon with itself …”


Monday, 17 October 2022

Biden declares economic war on the Chinese semiconductor industry

Noah Smith: “Even if the U.S. doesn’t decide to restrict exports of some high-tech product, China will now absolutely refuse to be dependent on a foreign supplier for that product. So if your business plan depends on selling some specialized, high-end machine tool or electronic component to China, you can probably just delete that plan right now.”


Wednesday, 12 October 2022

‘We are in trouble’: Study raises alarm about impacts of long covid

Frances Stead Sellers, The Washington Post: “Between 7 million and 23 million Americans — including 1 million who can no longer work — are suffering from the long-term effects of infection with the virus, according to government estimates. Those numbers are expected to rise as covid becomes an endemic disease.”


Sunday, 2 October 2022

The Pandemic’s Legacy Is Already Clear

Ed Yong: “If change happens, it will likely occur slowly and from the ground up. In the vein of ACT UP—the extraordinarily successful activist group that changed the world’s approach to AIDS—grassroots organizations of long-haulers, grievers, immunocompromised people, and others disproportionately harmed by the pandemic have formed, creating the kind of vocal constituency that public health has long lacked.”