Afghanistan: the S-hole becomes a S-show
It takes a special kind of genius to make a place like Afghanistan worse.
Well done, Joe.
Nice to see, though, that one hour before the worst day for US military deaths in a decade, the US had its eye on the ball:
Diversity is a number – do you have people that don’t look or think like you in the room? Inclusion is listening and valuing those people. #WomensEqualityDay reminds us we’re smarter and more lethal when we come together as an inclusive, cohesive team. Our values demand it. pic.twitter.com/b72l2EcIn0
— SMA Michael Grinston (@16thSMA) August 26, 2021
COVID … the gift that keeps on giving
The vaccines are not without risk
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take them – it means you should know that they are not without risk.
Moreover, you should have the right to say no and you should have the right to sue if something goes wrong, as it did for this BBC presenter:
An award-winning BBC radio presenter died as a result of complications from the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, a coroner has concluded.
Lisa Shaw, who worked for BBC Radio Newcastle, died at the city’s Royal Victoria Infirmary in May, a little more than three weeks after her first dose of the vaccine developed by academics at the University of Oxford.
The inquest heard that Shaw, 44, had been admitted to hospital after doctors investigating her complaints of headaches found she had suffered a brain haemorrhage.
Karen Dilks, the senior coroner for Newcastle, gave a narrative conclusion. “Lisa died due to complications of an AstraZeneca Covid vaccine,” she said.