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News That Rounds the Earth - March 2, 2021
New York governor Andrew Cuomo lawyers up to fight sexual harassment allegations in an apparent attempt to help Americans forget that he put patients with COVID-19 into nursing homes as a kind of Pandemic Kick Off Event, and previously led the effort to "fix" housing loans through regulations that inevitably resulted to the mortgage bond crisis that sparked world currency wars.
The strange censorship over information about ivermectin gets a little press. I was personally suspended from Facebook twice for posting a picture of a friend in India holding one of the ivermectin treatment kits sold there.
Despite previously keeping SARS-CoV-2 under control through other means, Chinese health workers are reported to have sodomized diplomats from both the U.S. and Japan with "testing" as an excuse. The proposed excuse for such testing is that anal swaps have a higher accuracy rate. However, China also claims to have tested 4.7 million people in Xinjiang, and found only 138 positive cases (all asymptomatic, apparently). Even if every one of those cases was a false positive, that implies a 99.997% specificity rate. Such a rate is far beyond the testing claims of any other group of researchers on the planet, but certainly contradicts the need to insert q-tips two inches into people's asses to get to 99.998% accuracy, or whatever additional benefit might be claimed. Perhaps we should cut China some slack. You might be a little anxious if you felt that frozen food shipped in from somewhere abroad (where is this other place SARS coronaviruses originate?) caused you to be the epicenter of a global pandemic.
Cryptocurrency gains headlines as non-fungible tokens explode onto the blockchain. One artist sold $11.7M worth of art quite quickly, suggesting that our nation's educational system is not doing enough to focus on pixel art skills.
Fortunately, the world's list of priorities isn't so deep that Bill Gates and public officials cannot take on the racism inherent in the status quo conception of math. As a writer and formerly publisher of math textbooks, I only wish I had put more effort into making systems of linear congruence more equitable.
Now that the U.S. has tossed bombs around in Syria, new stimulus checks are set to go out amidst rising inflation in food and gas prices. Meanwhile, the Federal Research passed regulations to alter the M1 and M2 money supplies, opening up more money stock for immediate spending. Let's see if revolving more money around can fix that inflation problem...
Rounding the Earth is diligently investigating rumors that supergenius NAIAD Chief Dr. Anthony Fauci is preparing a statement encouraging a "three masks is better than two" policy. More to come.