fits & starts, but it’s finally done
I’ve got links lined up for a post on the concept of the value of statistical life (VOSL), but i’m just wrung out because all of my writing and planning juice outside of work is being taken up by the other thing. But at least now I really know how to set up a WordPress site? I guess. In the meantime, feel free to enjoy this absolutely dry piece on Malaysia and its reporting on its SDG commitments through the Voluntary National Review process. I know, exciting. At least the busywork is taking my mind off of things.
I’ve got at least three proposals (brief ones, thank god) that I set out for myself to do, since it’s a literal case of who else is gonna do it? Is this karma?? Can’t believe it finally got me, and I was doing so well, not having children or setting up a family or all that. I had an exploratory meeting last evening about maybe a small evaluation of the women’s rights CSO coalition’s latest push on getting gender responsive budgeting institutionalized, and it is still WEIRD AS FUCK to represent myself as a president of an association. (anyway, that went well, now proposal brief 1 of 3 is staring me in the face, and I ‘only’ have to do about 500 words)
It’s not like I’m not creating anything–I got my yarny stuff (Tour de Fleece season!), and yet another half-assed crochet project, and setting up a website really can be a creative endeavour. I just joined this theatre group, where we’re doing weekly readings of non-western plays. I even have a podcast assignment due because I signed up for a workshop earlier this month. I mean, I have no brain power to actually write, but I’ve been actively beta-reading/reviewing pieces, both the fanfic and non-fanfic kind, and that’s been fun too. I should talk a bit more about the essay one, which was really good fortune for me to have been given a seat at the early drafts: it’s about the political history angle to the right-wing terrorism in the region by my counterterrorism specialist friend, and it’s been percolating in my head, along with another editorial on the NEP written by a development economist acquaintance. There’s a common historical element between those two things that’s caught my mind’s eye, and I just have to write them. Why am I such a slow writer?? UGH.
(and it’s not really going to be anything impressive either, when i do, since I just completely give up when it comes to essay-writing)
I thought this post is about me getting vaccinated…
A new study, published online Wednesday, sheds light on why. It finds that the variant grows more rapidly inside people’s respiratory tracts and to much higher levels, researchers at the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
On average, people infected with the delta variant had about 1,000 times more copies of the virus in their respiratory tracts than those infected with the original strain of the coronavirus, the study reported.
In addition, after someone catches the delta variant, the person likely becomes infectious sooner. On average, it took about four days for the delta variant to reach detectable levels inside a person, compared with six days for the original coronavirus variant.
(very well, is the short answer, with the notable exception of Sinovac, which isn’t covered in that piece, but regardless seem to falter in areas of elevated risks like a COVID-19 treatment centre)