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China Has Started Making the Same Mistakes as the Soviets (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: China Has Started Making the Same Mistakes as the SovietsBloomberg subtitle: Fomenting a nuclear arms race, pursuing “wolf warrior” diplomacy and pushing your enemies together are all good ways to lose a cold war. By: Hal BrandsDate: 27 October 2021 "It’s boom time for historical analogies in America’s China policy. Beijing’s...

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What are DNA vaccines? (the Economist)

The Economist title: What are DNA vaccines?The Economist subtitle: India is the first country to approve a new type of jab to fight covid-19Date: 22 September 2021 "INDIA HOPES that a new approach to vaccination will give it a better shot at tackling covid-19. On August 20th the country’s drug regulator granted emergency-use approval for ZyCoV-D⁠—the world’s first...

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How Often Should You Shower? Celebrities Ignite a Ferocious Debate (WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal title: How Often Should You Shower? Celebrities Ignite a Ferocious DebateWSJ subtitle: Hollywood types including Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and Dax Shepard take a lax approach to hygiene, stoking a contentious uproar on how often one should bathe. It mirrors a similar discord in the medical community, and among everyday...

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Study: China faces ‘unstoppable’ population decline by mid-century (CNN)

Introduction LO: Recently, several articles about plummeting Chinese birth rates appeared in international media. Apparently, the lockdown did not help to increase Chinese birth rates (WaPo). Hence, "Beijing gives three provinces the green light to explore lifting cap on family size" (Nikkei Asia). The above made me wonder about certain developments: Would China's...

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Click. Bait. Fight. Regulate.

For some time, I've been wondering whether (social) media are responsible for the polarisation of our Western societies. China solved that dilemma by only allowing government-approved content. The (often disputed) truth is no longer relevant (eg, mentioning of Taiwan, the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, Xinjiang re-education camps, 2020 Sino-Indian skirmishes...

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Why are governments ruining the future of the 99.9% ?

Why are governments ruining the future of the 99.9% ?

For some time, I've been considering preparing a table outlining population size, current and estimated Covid-19 deaths, and - most importantly - absolute versus relative numbers. This table shows that the survival rate for Covid-19 is 99.9% at the very least. Still, governments worldwide use the corona fatality rates of 0.01% up to 0.1% for ruining the future...

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