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Leon

Some call him simply Drakeford To those of us that love him, intimately, he is something even simpler. He is nothing less than THE DRAKE. An embodiment of hushed but puissant male sexual prowess. A predator that charms. A scorpion's kiss in the form of Welsh Labour

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  • TimT
    Don't know if you saw this in the thread, but thought you would be interested:

    @ Leon. A reading suggestion for you. New Pandemics, Old Politics: Two Hundred Years of War on Disease and its Alternatives.

    It's written by one of the guys on the biosecurity weekly call I participate in, Alex de Waal. As you may imagine from the title, he is critical of the world's response to this (and all other) pandemics. I am only a few pages in, but I already know I am going to like it.

    Two short quotes to give you a feel:

    'War on disease' i not a harmless metaphor. It suppresses critical think. It focuses our worries on a singular germ as our enemy, forgetting about other things - such as devastated ecologies and an inequitable society - that are no less pathogenic.

    and

    A new pathogen is an off-model even and models don't (by definition) predict them. In these events, it's the narrative that counts.
    June 14