‘I don’t understand the 1985 paper, “Higher Algebraic K-Theory of Schemes and of Derived Categories [PDF],” by Robert Wayne Thomason and Thomas Trobaugh. But Thomason’s introduction is fascinating. He says the paper was co-written by a simulacrum of his late friend Thomas Trobaugh who appeared in Thomason’s dreams….’
Oh I am a cat that likes to Gallop about doing good So One day when I was Galloping about doing good, I saw A Figure in the path; I said Get off! (Be- cause I am a cat that likes to Gallop about doing good) But he did not move, instead He raised his hand as if To land me a cuff So I made to dodge so as to Prevent him bringing it orf, Un-for-tune-ately I slid On a banana skin Some Ass had left instead Of putting it in the bin. So His hand caught me on the cheek I tried To lay his arm open from wrist to elbow With my sharp teeth Because I am A cat that likes to gallop about doing good. Would you believe it? He wasn’t there My teeth met nothing but air, But a Voice said: Poor Cat (Meaning me) and a soft stroke Came on me head Since when I have been bald I regard myself as A martyr to doing good. Also I heard a swoosh, As of wings, and saw A halo shining at the height of Mrs Gubbins’s backyard fence, So I thought: What’s the good Of galloping about doing good When angels stand in the path And do not do as they should Such as having an arm to be bitten off All the same I Intend to go on being A cat that likes to Gallop about doing good So Now with my bald head I go, Chopping the untidy flowers down, to and fro, An’ scooping up the grass to show Underneath The cinder path of wrath Ha ha ha ha, ho, Angels aren’t the only ones who do not know What’s what and that Galloping about doing good Is a full-time job That needs An experienced eye of earthly Sharpness, worth I dare say (if you’ll forgive a personal note) A good deal more Than all that skyey stuff Of angels that make so bold as To pity a cat like me that Gallops about doing good.
‘…A new Washington Post-ABC News poll found that more than 6 in 10 Americans approve of the way (Biden) handled the crisis — validating his decision to anchor his presidency on a vow to return the country to normal.
Biden predicts US to reach 160 million fully vaccinated Americans by the end of the week
The polls showed that 86% of Democrats have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 inoculation — compared to just 45% of Republicans. And 38% of Republicans say they will definitely not get any doses of vaccine.
Furthermore, In the 10 states where Covid-19 cases rose more than 10% in the last week, according to CNN figures, eight have Republican governors…’
‘ …The hype around the early-bird vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna has distorted perception. Their rapid arrival has been described in this magazine as “the triumph of mRNA”—a brand-new vaccine technology whose “potential stretches far beyond this pandemic.” Other outlets gushed about “a turning point in the long history of vaccines,” one that “changed biotech forever.” It was easy to assume, based on all this reporting, that mRNA vaccines had already proved to be the most effective ones you could get—that they were better, sleeker, even cooler than any other vaccines could ever be.
But the fascination with the newest, shiniest options obscured some basic facts. These two particular mRNA vaccines may have been the first to get results from Phase 3 clinical trials, but that’s because of superior trial management, not secret vaccine sauce. For now, they are harder and more expensive to manufacture and distribute than traditional types of vaccines, and their side effects are more common and more severe. The latest Novavax data confirm that it’s possible to achieve the same efficacy against COVID-19 with a more familiar technology that more people may be inclined to trust…’