Covid Strains and Mutations Update

SARS-CoV-2 mutation rate remains low with Strain G still dominate among the six strains circulating and with little variability. In contrast, common influenza variability is at least twice that. The original Wuhan strain (L strain) is recorded at least as far back as December 2019, and subsequently mutated to the S strain in January 2020.Continue reading “Covid Strains and Mutations Update”

Glenn Greenwald on the Big Tech Trust

“Due in part to a self-interested desire to re-establish their monopoly on discourse by crushing any independent or dissenting voices, and in part by a censorious and arrogant mindset which convinces them that only those of their worldview and pedigree have a right to be heard, they largely devote themselves to complaining that Facebook, GoogleContinue reading “Glenn Greenwald on the Big Tech Trust”

The Trend’s Your Friend Until It Ends

Tim Knight (Slope of Hope) on sine wave correlations: “Since cryptos have been on an absolute tear lately, I was curious how Bitcoin correlated with equities. Here, below, is the SPY with its correlation to $BTC beneath. As you can see, right now they’re about as correlated as they can be, with equities and cryptosContinue reading “The Trend’s Your Friend Until It Ends”

Herd Immunity: By the Numbers

Jim Reid (Chief Strategist, Deutsche Bank) shared a post in ZeroHedge today outlining his point of view for suppressing the Wuhan/COVID virus in the G10 in the year ahead (https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/herd-immunity-threshold-now-expected-mid-2021) Monday’s are the new Friday’s. Beginning with AstraZeneca/Oxford Uni’s discussion of vaccine effectiveness earlier this week (70% average/90% effectiveness), his chart of the day outlines aContinue reading “Herd Immunity: By the Numbers”

John Tuld: “If you’re first out the door, that’s not called panicking.”

“Margin Call” is a 2011 film that follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the financial crisis. Written and directed by J.C. Chandor, we learn from the firm’s CEO, “John Tuld” (played by Jeremy Irons) that successfully running a banking business can come down toContinue reading “John Tuld: “If you’re first out the door, that’s not called panicking.””

Manchurian Candidate Update

“With Joe Biden’s ‘irregularity-filled’ election win all but assured (unless the Trump campaign can pull off several upset legal victories), we now turn our attention back to the Biden family’s ties to Russia and China – a narrative which the MSM will attempt to suffocate out of existence – particularly if Republicans (and their investigative committees) loseContinue reading “Manchurian Candidate Update”

A Relation Between Hurricanes and Climate Change? Really?

Frank Bosse is a guy who gets around. Retired Senior Scientist of Molecular Neurobiology at Heinrich-Heine Unversity in Duesseldorf, he’s also a man who knows his statistics. Now, anybody with a bit of stats background might look at the graph above, note the r-statistic along with the limited data stet and scatter, and have moreContinue reading “A Relation Between Hurricanes and Climate Change? Really?”

Get Woke Go Broke

“Last week’s Sunday Night Football Patriots vs. Ravens game – featuring two of the best quarterbacks in the league and arguably the best coach in NFL history – saw its ratings collapse 31% over last year’s Week 10 game.” Progressive “values” bad for business? Sure seems that way. https://www.zerohedge.com/political/nba-finals-game-2-ratings-collapse-68-all-time-low

What is truth?

In the world of social media, the opinions of “fact checkers” with a bachelors degree in journalism trump those of board-certified medical professionals. Such is truth and what happens when it is confronted by a raging mob and ruthless authority. A timeless story. In the Book of John, we see Pontius Pilate as the stateContinue reading “What is truth?”