I see milk and cereal for sale with price tags over 5$ each, so I’m not so sure that meat is the actual bulk of the problem when it comes to food costs in the US. When those two items together cost more than what a huge proportion of the country makes in an hour…
WATCH: Biden's National Economic Council Brian Deese says if you don't count beef, pork and poultry, grocery price increases "are more in line with historical norms." pic.twitter.com/U9NJuEqdcp
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 8, 2021
There’s a Nipah virus (NiV) outbreak in Kerala. NiV is very lethal—it has a 40-75% fatality rate. Hundreds of contacts are being screened. Although NiV can spread from person to person, it is not as transmissible as COVID. NiV is an emerging zoonotic virus that has jumped from bats to pigs and now to people.
China Evergrande Group is the largest property company on Earth. After years of reckless borrowing, investors have lost confidence in the company. Its stock prices have collapsed by 70% and shares keep plunging. The company has over 300 billion in liabilities and if it failed it could cause a global economic shock. China may have to bail out this Too Big to Fail disaster just like the US did in 2008. Remember me mentioning that Black Swan event that a bunch of big companies seem to be preparing for? This could be it.
The world has 224 million COVID cases. The world has gained 4.2 million cases in the last seven days. There have been over 4.6 million deaths in total. The US has had a cumulative 41.5 million cases—one million cases were added over the last seven days. Over 674,000 Americans have died—over 9,500 in the last week. The US added over 157,000 new cases on Wednesday, and over 1,700 deaths that day as well. The US is still leading global daily case gain.
The Mu variant is now in 49 US states, but before anyone panics, be aware that the media is probably hyping this variant quite a bit. Mu is not outcompeting Delta in the US, and global Mu numbers are not spiking—Delta is spiking. Delta is outcompeting Mu because of its ease of transmissibility and short generation time. Mu is definitely something to keep an eye on, but I wouldn’t fret over it at the moment.
Does Ivermectin sterilize men who take it? There’s info out there claiming that 85% of men who take Ivermectin get sterilized by it, but that’s probably false or a vast overstatement of the problem. There’s some low-level observational data that men (and animals) who take the de-wormer for many months on end may experience a significant drop in sperm motility and may produce aberrant sperm. These findings are probable dose- and time-dependent. I don’t see evidence of permanent sterility (the virility drop is probably temporary), and it’s not a known side effect of the drug in humans. It’s possible that this side effect is just coming to light, but again, take the info with a grain of salt.
Rural hospitals are so overcrowded with COVID patients that people seeking emergency treatment are waiting thousands of minutes for care. Hospitals all over Idaho are having to ration care for the same reason.
Forget conspiracy theory. When Dr. Gottlieb says something like this, it’s time to pay attention. The Intercept also has some choice arguments about the lab-leak theory:
"They were doing things in that lab that could have led to circumstances where a virus that was purposefully evolved in ways that it could be more dangerous to humans could have escaped," says @ScottGottliebMD. pic.twitter.com/KxWmL2ITnI
— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) September 8, 2021
Kidney failure is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in COVID patients, and I’m not sure people know that:
Mild Kidney Decerebration? pic.twitter.com/uGIRdYawLV
— Anthony J Leonardi, PhD, MS (@fitterhappierAJ) September 8, 2021
Biden issued several huge COVID mitigation plans for the US today—check the whole thread:
First to @NBCNews
Details of Biden's new COVID plan to be announced today:
1. Biden is expected to ask the Dept. of Labor to put out a rule for any employers with more than 100 employees to have a vaccine requirement and/or testing requirement.
— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) September 9, 2021