COVID-19 diagnostic testing and vaccinations among First Nations in Manitoba: A nations-based retrospective cohort study using linked administrative data, 2020–2021

by Nathan C. Nickel, Wanda Phillips-Beck, Jennifer E. Enns, Okechukwu Ekuma, Carole Taylor, Sarah Fileatreault, Nkiru Eze, Leona Star, Josée Lavoie, Alan Katz, Marni Brownell, Alyson Mahar, Marcelo Urquia, Dan Chateau, Lisa Lix, Mariette Chartier, Emily Brownell, Miyosha Tso Deh, Anita Durksen, Razvan Romanescu Background Differential access to healthcare has contributed to a higher burden • Read More »




ASIA/PAKISTAN – Un cristiano dichiarato innocente dopo accuse di blasfemia

Faisalabad – Si sono allentate le tensioni sociali e religiose registratesi nell’area di Faisalabad, nel Punjab pakistano, dopo che Younis Masih, un cristiano accusato di blasfemia, è stato dichiarato innocente, prosciolto dalle accuse e rilasciato dalla polizia.Nei giorni scorsi Masih è stato arrestato con l’accusa di blasfemia, derivante da una denuncia presentata da una donna, • Read More »




ASIA/PAKISTAN – Un cristiano di chiarato innocente dopo accuse di blasfemia

Faisalabad – Si sono allentate le tensioni sociali e religiose registratesi nell’area di Faisalabad, nel Punjab pakistano, dopo che Younis Masih, un cristiano accusato di blasfemia, è stato dichiarato innocente, prosciolto dalle accuse e rilasciato dalla polizia.Nei giorni scorsi Masih è stata arrestato con l’accusa di blasfemia, derivante da una denuncia presentata di una donna, • Read More »






AFRICA/SENEGAL – La Corte Costituzionale annulla il rinvio del voto deciso dal Presidente Sall

Dakar – “Il Senegal ha perso il titolo di campione africano delle nazioni calcistiche, ma conserva quello di faro della democrazia in Africa”. Così il sito d’informazione del Burkina Faso, Wakatsera, ha salutato la decisione della Corte Costituzionale del Senegal di annullare il rinvio delle elezioni presidenziali al 15 dicembre .Ieri, 15 febbraio, la Corte • Read More »





AFRICA/NIGERIA- I rapimenti in Nigeria sono ormai fuori controllo: la solidarietà del Dicastero per l’Evangelizzazione

Abuja – “In questi tempi difficili, questo Dicastero offre la sua più profonda e sentita solidarietà al popolo nigeriano, alle prese con una crisi che si allarga nella portata e si intensifica in proporzione”, Così il Segretario del Dicastero per l’Evangelizzazione, sezione per la prima evangelizzazione, l’arcivescovo nigeriano Fortunatus Nwachukwu, ha espresso la solidarietà del • Read More »


Wild West comes to the West End

Londoner Tarinn Callender plays Bronco Billy in a new musical based on Clint Eastwood’s 1980 film. Post Views: 6


Google’s and Microsoft’s chatbots are making up Super Bowl stats

Before the Super Bowl had been played, Google and Microsoft bullshit generators fabricated statistics for the game. Why do people insist on calling them “artificial intelligence”? “Artificial stupidity” would fit these bullshit generators better. Post Views: 2


Reconstructed hemisphere

*In the 19th century, civil wars tore apart the US, Mexico and Argentina. Then came democracy’s fight against reaction.* That is called “reconstruction.” In several countries, liberal governments got tired of putting down right-wing rebellions, and ultimately gave amnesties to the reels; those did not settle down, but continued to rebel and sometimes eventually won. • Read More »


National self-interest studying global cooperation, report finds

*National self-interest stymieing global cooperation, a [poll of powerful people] finds.* * The world has entered a new era marked by zero-sum thinking in which countries seek relative advantage through protectionism, self-interest and rejection of mutually beneficial cooperation…* Zero-sum thinking is more foolish now than ever, as we are all threatened together by global heating • Read More »


Israeli settlements and Biden

If Biden is serious about recognizing an independent Palestine alongside Israel, he could make Israel accept that by means of additional sanctions on people and businesses like the ones he has already made. Those sanctions could be viewed as a warning shot at Netanyahu. This would, in my view, be using sanctions for a worthy • Read More »


Canada vows to ban flipper zero devices

Old radio-controlled car locks are insecure, so Canada plans to ban digital radio analyzers On those few occasions when I have driven cars with wireless locks, I have felt extremely uncomfortable with them — but not because of theft. It is because of pitfalls, such as the ease of walking off with the key while • Read More »





The tide against monopoly

*The super-rich got that way through monopolies.* I don’t believe rich people inherently deserve to keep riches even if they have “earned” them. When they have done so, it is a point arguing that they deserve a bigger part rather than a smaller part, but does not imply that they deserve to keep all of • Read More »


The persecutor’s yeasayers

Sycophantic Republicans go overboard in supporting everything the wrecker has said, and what they think he might perhaps say soon. Post Views: 1


The war-lover’s NATO protection racket

The wrecker threatened to dun NATO members for not paying enough by encouraging Putin to destroy them. Other NATO members should contribute their share to he common defense, but being bullied by the US would feel more like a protection racket than like protection from Russia. Thus, the wrecker is seriously trying to wreck NATO • Read More »




Red and the Black, The by Stendhal (1783 – 1842)

It is a brave author indeed who gives his hero as many flaws as Stendhal bestows upon young Julien Sorel, an ambitious young carpenter’s son turned priest who secretly models his behaviour after the heroics of Napoleon, in an era when the great man had only recently died at St Helena, and French society has • Read More »