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Wednesday - June 9, 2021

The Racial Reckoning That Wasn't : Code Switch

(npr.org)
The @NPRCodeSwitch team spent a lot of time last summer talking about what the supposed racial reckoning would & wouldn't mean. Over the past year, it's been interesting to see which of our fears/hopes/cynical predictions have materialized. via

Germany Makes Rapid Virus Tests a Key to Everyday Freedoms

(nytimes.com)
SMART PUBLIC HEALTH The world has a new Gold Standard to stop transmission This virus requires a multi-pronged approach to ensure we can: KEEP THE ECONOMY OPEN 1) Vaccines + 2) Rapid Antigen Entrance Screening Tests whenever & wherever you want. via

Once a Bastion of Free Speech, the A.C.L.U. Faces an Identity Crisis

(nytimes.com)
Once a Bastion of Free Speech, the A.C.L.U. Faces an Identity Crisis . My Story: via

The COVID lab-leak hypothesis: what scientists do and don’t know

(nature.com)
If you want to read more about Baltimore's not-so smoking gun, the location of WIV in Wuhan, the coronaviruses found in mines, the lack of evidence on Covid's origins and more... I wrote this explainer for you. via

This Pandemic Isn’t Over

(theatlantic.com)
1/ This is how infectious diseases that threatened EVERYONE quickly become the scourge of the MOST VULNERABLE among us: via

The U.S. is expected to provide 500 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses to 100 nations over the next year.

(nytimes.com)
This is more like it. When he donated 19 million doses to COVAX recently, I told the BBC it was “a tiny Band Aid on a giant, gaping, bleeding wound.” 500 million doses? That’s much more like a proper wound dressing. via

Farewell, Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy

(nytimes.com)
really strange to center millennial consumers here instead of the fact that for years these services were able to charge so little due to being subsidized by venture capital, having unsustainable biz models & paying workers very little via

An Ode to Speckle, a (Bird)Man for Our Times

(vulture.com)
Tuca & Bertie is coming back next week so I thought I’d re-up Josh’s piece about Speckle because just thinking about it makes me blubber. via

Senior Data Editor

(boards.greenhouse.io)
🚨 JOB ALERT 🚨 I'm hiring a Senior Data Editor to join Vox's Visuals Team !!! If you love news+data+code+design If you love good benefits+supportive work culture+work/life balance If you love working in a safe+collaborative newsroom please apply! via

Feds aim to end hotel stay, 14-day quarantines for fully vaccinated Canadian travellers in July

(ctvnews.ca)
#BREAKING: Canadians who fly into the country and have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer be forced to stay in quarantine hotels, CTV News has confirmed. via

Secure login with iCloud Keychain verification codes - WWDC 2021 - Videos - Apple Developer

(developer.apple.com)
New! 🔐 To learn about the built-in verification code generator/authenticator in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, check out the video my teammate Eryn recorded! It coves how streamlined on-device setup and AutoFill make it easy to phase out SMS-delivered codes. via

The Fundamental Question of the Pandemic Is Shifting

(theatlantic.com)
Today @edyong209 asked: "What is America’s goal—to end the pandemic, or to suppress it to a level where it mostly plagues communities that privileged individuals can ignore?" By failing to protect workers we are choosing the latter, to our utter disgrace. via

Russian Poet Dmitry Bykov Targeted by Navalny Poisoners - bellingcat

(bellingcat.com)
New — Popular Russian poet, Dmitry Bykov was tracked by the same squad of FSB operatives that tailed Alexey Navalny prior to his poisoning, including shortly before he fell seriously ill from a sudden mysterious illness. via

What Really Happened When Google Ousted Timnit Gebru

(wired.com)
1/ Thank you @tsimonite for working on this story since December. I'm not sure how many people have read my PhD thesis but you're definitely one of the few. I know this story was a huge undertaking & done with a lot of research so I won't nitpick much. via