The 9pm Economically Rational Sovereign Cognition Effect

US President Donald J Trump wears a face mask with the presidential seal during a briefing on 21 July 2020. (@realDonaldTrump)

In this episode we learn the science of the virus, a Melbourne woman reaches the limits of her endurance, and we hear reasons to doubt the ability of public servants to stay informed. Plus there’s a lot about COVID-19, Donald Trump, and conspiracy theories.

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The 9pm His Plague Diary 12: The Maskening

President Donald Trump wears a face mask as he walks down a hallway during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Saturday. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

It’s Day 117 of Stilgherrian’s coronavirus isolation. The borders with Victoria are now closed. Was opening up COVID-19 restrictions a mistake? There’s also an update on the mysterious R S Archer.

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The 9pm Eurostar Mystery in Brief

New Eurostar class 374 trainset formed of units 4008/4007, based on the Siemens Velaro series, on HS1, near Sellindge, UK. (Kabelleger / David Gubler, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

This brief episode of the Edict is an update to the story of the so-called “RS Archer” and the mysterious disappearance of their Twitter account. Was it J K Rowling?

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