Thursday, December 01, 2022

Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.

- Rong-Gong Lin Il and Luke Money report on CDC findings showing that U.S. infants under 6 months had hospitalization rates as high as seniors during the summer 2022 wave of COVID. And Emer O'Toole writes about her nightmare with an asthmatic child at a backlogged children's emergency room, while Padraig Maron discusses the pattern of cancelled children's surgeries as health care facilities try to manage intolerable acute care loads. 

- Meanwhile, Amudalat Ajasa reports on new findings showing how breathing polluted air can harm children's academic development (even after controlling for the other aspects of environmental inequality). And Marc Lee and Ben Parfitt highlight the massive cost of failing to deal with carbon pollution in British Columbia. 

- Sophie Aubrey writes that a focus on the number of jobs held may mask the obvious stresses people face when required to hold more than one job to make a living. And Brett Wilkins discusses the needed push to rein in corporate profiteering at the expense of workers and consumers alike. 

- Lauren Boothby reports on Edmonton's needed - if belated - approval of a project to ensure that shelter is available for people who need it through the winter. Adam Toy writes about the work being done in Calgary among non-profits who haven't been supported with a similar investment. And Stefanie Davis reports that Regina will be relying on federal funding to keep one additional shelter open as both the city and province try to avoid taking responsibility for people's welfare. 

- The list of commentators pointing out the absurdity of Danielle Smith's plan to shift law-making authority to the unaccountable whims of cabinet includes Emmett Macfarlane, Lisa Young, Dennis Buchanan, Andrew Coyne and Graham Thomson

- Finally, Maurice Mitchell discusses how to build resilient movements (particularly in a time of perpetual crisis). 


  1. Phillip Huggan7:51 p.m.

    I might set up near Procyon with 1000 colonists 2110, for me for 40 years before learning the resilience of anti-matter power (to make sensorable planets). Resilience has to be off Earth next century. I'm guessing smart protestors would shoot to be in the wild might make kids who make space and high longevity, while protestors who shot as kids and still think it is fun will have kids learning to shoot drone insects and failing at other tech-threat mitigation with bullets. Rockets are healthy an obsession though.

  2. Anonymous2:34 p.m.

    Technical aptitudes as key. If there are Tritons everywhere ethane and other gases in space are good to know. Maybe one has an inert gas.
    Making an UHV assembled from smaller sapphire pieces is a game changer, I see AB dominating industrial UHV simply being cold is a comparative advantage. I don't care if you protest or not but you shouldn't be shooting so many animals with a bravado culture.