8) Furthermore, the J&J trial was done in a middle of the WORST SURGE periods in each country that implemented the J&J trial! What does this matter? In epidemiology, we call this high background rate—which can skew efficacy vs the Pfizer/Moderna trials with low rates—here is how: pic.twitter.com/Zq5Qe1Eok5
This idea that the parliamentarian “rules” on something in some formal sense that you then have to override in some kind of unorthodox move is just not true. The parliamentarian is not even mentioned in the congressional budget act, only the presiding officer, i.e. Kamala Harris.
The *only* reason this story matters is that some Washington journalists had cocktails in Georgetown with the dude, and being only ONE degree of separation away from a corpse is too much for their delicate sensibilities. Two, or better three or four degrees, no problemo!
Everybody pushing this story should grow the fuck up. Is Henry Kissinger still in everybody’s Rolodex? Alrighty then..
In Defense Of Substack Matt Taibbi. The gatekeepers are in meltdown mode. Good! They must really feel threatened. But it doesn’t seem to occur to them that they need to stop being in the business of toadying to power.
Note CodePink sent an e-mail blast with this headline to enlist support: “Twitter Suspends Prominent Activist for Palestinian Rights, No Explanation Given”
After days of suspension, and endless support from the online and anti-war communities, Twitter has reinstated Ariel’s account (surprise, surprise, she was never in violation). Thank you to all who signed the petition in support! 🙏🏾🙏🏻🙏🏿🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/5fFIIWb2CG
Citigroup has no legal basis for blocking an investor proposal demanding a report on how its practices affect minority communities , the S.E.C. ruled Friday. That increases the likelihood that the bank’s board will have to examine itself in the glare of the public.