The science behind why the UK’s quarantine hotels are utterly pointless

The red list, and its accompanying hotel quarantine requirements, made their debut in February, amid hopes that vaccines would lead to a domestic nirvana of Zero Covid. We are wiser now. Vaccines prevent severe disease but do not stop circulation of the delta strain. Zero Covid is a fantasy. To quote Government advertising: ‘‘Even if we have been vaccinated, we can still get the virus, and pass it on”.  Where to go from here?

As it stands, anyone visiting a country on the UK’s red list must spend 10 subsequent days in a quarantine hotel upon return. Your sojourn will be tedious and will set you back £2,285. The list includes most of Africa, South Asia and Latin America. Recent additions are Montenegro and Thailand. Among the reasons for inclusion are high Covid-19 rates or fear that the country harbours potentially hazardous viral variants. 

Here’s why that’s problematic. 

Imported cases

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Hong Kong Hang Seng index drops; Chinese gaming, education shares fall

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China’s consumer price index rose 0.8% year-on-year in August, compared to expectations for a 1% increase in a Reuters poll. Meanwhile, the producer price index jumped 9.5% from a year ago, as compared to forecasts of a 9% rise in a Reuters poll.

Elsewhere, the Nikkei 225 in Japan closed 0.57% lower at 30,008.19 while the Topix index fell 0.71% to 2,064.93. South Korea’s Kospi declined 1.53% to end the trading day at 3,114.70.

In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 fell 1.9% to close at 7,369.50.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 1.26%.

Overnight stateside, the Dow and S&P 500 fell for a third straight day, while the Nasdaq dropped for its first session in five. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 68.93 points to 35,031.07 while the S&P 500 dipped 0.13% to 4,514.07. The Nasdaq Composite declined 0.57% to

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What Kind Of Shareholders Hold The Majority In First High-School Education Group Co., Ltd.’s (NYSE:FHS) Shares?

The big shareholder groups in First High-School Education Group Co., Ltd. (NYSE:FHS) have power over the company. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. Warren Buffett said that he likes “a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people.” So it’s nice to see some insider ownership, because it may suggest that management is owner-oriented.

With a market capitalization of US$105m, First High-School Education Group is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions don’t own shares in the company. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about First High-School Education Group.

ownership-breakdownNYSE:FHS Ownership Breakdown September 13th 2021

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us

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Winchell Chung’s Atomic Rockets: An Invaluable SF Resource

Dr. Robert Goddard at Clark University in 1924. Credit: NASA

Science fiction purports to be based on science. I hate to tell you this, but a lot of SF is as close to science and math as Taco Bell is to authentic Mexican cuisine.

I revelled and still revel in mass ratios and scale heights, albedos and exhaust velocities, evolutionary biology and world history. (I’m not the only one. Big wave to my homies out there.) So…as much as I love SF, I’m constantly running head-on into settings that could just not work the way the author imagines. My SOD (suspension of disbelief) is motoring along merrily and suddenly, bang! Dead in its tracks. Perhaps you can understand now why so many of my reviews grumble about worldbuilding.

Teen me had no net, no Wikipedia. It was dead-tree books or nothing. Teen me also had his father’s library card and

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