As Their Numbers Grow, COVID-19 “Long Haulers” Stump Experts JAMA. A review of the literature. From the text of the paper: “Adults with severe illness who spend weeks in intensive care, often intubated, can experience long-lasting symptoms, but that’s not unique to patients with COVID-19. What’s unusual about the long haulers is that many initially had mild to moderate symptoms that didn’t require lengthy hospitalization—if any—let alone intensive care.”
A case series of coinfection with SARS-CoV-2 and influenza virus in Louisiana Respiratory Medicine Case Reports. From the Conclusion: “There is a sparsity in the literature concerning coinfection of these two respiratory viruses and their impact on clinical outcomes. Here we reported 4 cases of patients with coinfection of Covid-19 and influenza.” n = 4, although to be fair this is indeed a journal of case reports.
Influenza A virus is transmissible via aerosolized fomites Nature. From August, still germane. “Our data suggest that aerosolized fomites may contribute to influenza virus transmission in animal models of human influenza, if not among humans themselves, with important but understudied implications for public health.” Intriguing. If aerosols can be said to have a life-cycle — unlike ballistic droplets — we don’t know what it is.
The Disappearing Party Tribune. The deck: “With the objective of a mass membership party now abandoned, Labour is returning to its recent past as a Westminster political machine – but members can still have influence, if they organise.” Sounds familiar.
Democrats unveil scaled-down $2.2T coronavirus relief package The Hill. So who’d they screw? You got it:
The May 15th HEROES Act prominently included a plan to pay each essential worker up to $10,000 in hazard pay. The new proposal drops that entirely. NYT‘s story doesn’t mention it all. WaPo gives it one line at the end.
Look at Smith & Wesson investor call, some interesting highlights. – “two fastest-growing segments of new gun owners being women and African Americans.” – CEO Mark Smith: “After this election, I’m not anticipating that we’re going to have the large fall off that we did.”
Growing Through Sabotage: Energizing Hierarchical Power (PDF) Review of Capital as Power. From the abstract: “[H]ierarchical power is sought for its own sake; that building and sustaining this power demands strategic sabotage; and that sabotage absorbs a significant proportion of the energy captured by society. From this standpoint, capitalism grows, at least in part, not despite but because of – and indeed through – sabotage.” Sounds like Veblen.