Quarantine Diaries: Day 353

in #coronavirus2 months ago (edited)

Coronavirus News, Analysis, and Opinion:

DNA from Neanderthals affects vulnerability to covid-19

Two long sections of DNA, both inherited from Neanderthals, appear to confer resistance or susceptibility to severe covid-19, depending on which is present.

Global COVID cases on the rise again; Israel sees one of world’s steepest drops

Girl, 11, finds parents dead in Missouri home. Both had Covid-19.

British Airways Owner Calls For Digital Health Passes For Passengers

Cryptocurrency, Investing, Money, Economy, and Debt:

3 US Regulators Probing Robinhood’s Actions Amid GameStop Trading Craze

Grayscale's Bitcoin premium has dropped to record lows below zero

Australia's Yield Curve Control Is On The Verge Of Collapse

The Texas Electricity Fiasco:

The Power Is Back On In Texas. Now Comes The Recovery, And It Won't Be Cheap

The Grid Collapse that Happened in Texas Can Happen Anywhere

Politics:

QAnon Backs Off Claim Trump Will Return on March 4

For weeks, QAnon followers have been hyping March 4 as the date when Trump would return as the rightful president of the U.S. But in the last couple of days, virtually all the major QAnon figures and influencers have reversed course and dismissed the date, calling it a false flag event created entirely by the mainstream media to ‘make the whole movement look dumb.’

I don’t know how to politely put it to you guys, but you really don’t need any help to look dumb.

Horrifying and Damning

The GOP’s strategy for retaking power is uglier than you think

RNC Calls Biden’s First 100 Days a Failure, After Just 36 Days

Don Jr. Shamelessly Brags That His Dad Didn’t ‘Lose Gracefully’ After Legitimate Election

Why Is the Murder Rate Spiking?

Serendipity:

An Atlantic current system that controls sea levels and heat waves is on the brink of collapse

MyHeritage offers 'creepy' deepfake tool to reanimate dead

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