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Sunday - April 18, 2021

Most Louisiana lawmakers have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine; see who has, hasn't

(theadvocate.com)
Well this is depressingly dumb via

Facebook Has Finally Banned Holocaust Denial. Critics Ask What Took Them So Long

(time.com)
The people that did these things very obviously violated community guidelines and yet they’re still on the platform. The app has yet to even take the initiative to shut down Holocaust denial rooms, something even Facebook has openly said they will do. via

Why Americans lack adequate access to fertility treatments

(cnn.com)
While reporting on the inequity of fertility insurance coverage in the US I had no idea I’d find such discriminatory policies. Starting w/ our government & military. Both the DoD & Depart of Veterans Affairs do NOT offer fertility benefits to LGBTQ via

Liz Phair’s Songs of Experience

(newyorker.com)
My @NewYorker interview with the one & only @PhizLair is up today — grateful for her smart & funny thoughts on love, heartache, transitions, liminality, art, domesticity, sobriety (sorta), men, Lou Reed, Chicago, L.A., the 90s, & her first LP in a decade: via

How Cashless Restaurants Reinforce Systemic Racism

(gq.com)
I recently tried @vanleeuwen ice cream & I liked it, but I won't be back. They are card-only establishments and thus actively discriminate agst the 10% of NYers who are unbanked. Here's a great story on how cashless restaurants reinforce systemic racism: via

Cops Tackled a Grandma With Dementia Picking Flowers, Bodycam Footage Shows

(vice.com)
"A 73-year-old grandmother of nine was picking wildflowers on the side of the road in Loveland, CO, last summer when a local cop got out of his patrol vehicle and told her to stop—beginning a police encounter that ultimately left her with broken bones" via

I'm supporting Dianne Morales for Mayor!

(dianne.nyc)
“This is the moment for the campaign to really catch fire.” I am proud to have @JabariBrisport with us, lifting up our grassroots movement. We CAN win — but only if we keep up our momentum. Donate: via
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One America News Network Stays True to Trump

(nytimes.com)
The staff at @OANN knows that it is broadcasting dangerous lies. REMINDER: @ATT and @Verizon beam this content to millions of Americans via

Opinion | Being Black in America is exhausting

(washingtonpost.com)
There is no one way to be Black in America, but there is one way we live while Black in America. No matter our gender, age or socioeconomic status, we are viewed as threats. As a result, we live under siege. via

Philanthropic Monsters

(nymag.com)
This is about the Sacklers, but it’s also about what happens when governments abandon the arts to a handful of wealthy families via
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Top European Soccer Teams Form Breakaway League

(nytimes.com)
Top European Soccer Teams Agree to Join Breakaway League - the most detailed account so far on what could be the most seismic moment in European football for decades: via

The Airline Safety Revolution

(wsj.com)
They say journalists fail to cover good news. After all, "No Planes Crashed Today" is not a headline. Except when it is! In today's @wsj there is a *must-read* essay by longtime aviation writer Andy Pasztor. So many important lessons. 🧵 1/ via

Vaccines Won’t Protect Millions of Patients With Weakened Immune Systems

(nytimes.com)
Want to know why herd immunity is so important? Because not everyone who wants to get vaccinated can — and some people who do get vaccinated can’t produce antibodies. via

Vaccinated travelers should still avoid eating and drinking on planes, experts say

(washingtonpost.com)
“although airlines are bringing back food & drink services, experts still warn against eating and drinking on planes...Being on packed planes with maskless passengers does increase your risk of coronavirus exposure, despite the plane’s ventilation system.” via

These Technologies Could Hold Back Business Travel Indefinitely

(wsj.com)
How the death of business travel could have huge effects on the bulk of travelers, who fly for leisure, making flights unaffordable and even unavailable, post-pandemic (a thread based on this week’s column) via