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Patriots Rejoice! Donald Trump Has Appointed Professor Rat As The U.S. Secretary Of Fireworks - ClickHole

(clickhole.com)
⚠️ Get the facts about Professor Rat via
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Cautious Black Man Avoids Appearing As Threat To White Person By Crossing To Other Dimension

(theonion.com)
Cautious Black Man Avoids Appearing As Threat To White Person By Crossing To Other Dimension https://… via

Analysis | ‘Murder hornet’ panic driving a surge in insecticide interest — and fears for bees

(washingtonpost.com)
You really hate to hear this—‘Murder hornet’ panic driving a surge in insecticide interest https… via

So, What Can We Do Now?

(theatlantic.com)
"Thinking about safety as binary isn’t going to cut it anymore. The key to responsibly reopening your life is understanding what makes you and those around you more or less safe at any given moment." Stay safe out there, friends. by @amandamull via
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Trump’s Decision to Freeze WHO Funding Worries the US Military

(thenation.com)
Trump's decision to defund the World Health Organization could be so devastating to Africa that even the Pentagon is concerned, per AFRICOM meeting readout leaked to me: via

He was part of Amazon's coronavirus hiring spree. Two weeks later he was dead

(latimes.com)
yesterday, an amazon worker began crying while talking to me about how much he fears for his older coworkers via

Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has voted by mail 11 times in 10 years

(tampabay.com)
Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has voted by mail 11 times in 10 years—every Florida election she has participated in since 2010, @TB_Times reports. via

Zipline begins US medical delivery with drone program honed in Africa – TechCrunch

(techcrunch.com)
After ~40k commercial #drone deliveries in Rwanda and Ghana, @zipline will start delivering medical equipment and PPE >30 miles in North Carolina 💯🔥👏🏼🪂 🏥 via

Introducing The Tech Policy Greenhouse: Let's Have Thoughtful Conversations About The Biggest Tech Policy Challenges

(techdirt.com)
Hey! We're launching something new over at Techdirt: Techdirt Greenhouse. It's a new tech policy forum intended to bring more nuanced conversation to debates often mired in partisanship and absolutism. You can read more from @mmasnick here: via

Millions of Amy Coopers

(thecut.com)
"A video posted on social media shows George Floyd gasping for breath and appearing to yell 'I can’t breathe' in the moments before he fell unconscious… This is what Amy Cooper wanted Christian Cooper to be afraid of." — @AdrienneNGreen via

Can’t All Be Home Runs: How Many Of Jesus’s Underwhelming, Second-Rate Miracles Do You Remember?

(clickhole.com)
Can’t All Be Home Runs: How Many Of Jesus’s Underwhelming, Second-Rate Miracles Do You Remember? via

Larry Kramer, Public Nuisance

(newyorker.com)
“In American medicine, there are two eras,’’ Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, of the National Institutes of Health, told me. “Before Larry and after Larry.’ There is no question in my mind that Larry helped change medicine in this country.” via

How to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine to Everyone

(onezero.medium.com)
Even if we have an effective Covid-19 vaccine next year, not everyone will be able to get it at once. I wrote about some of the many manufacturing and delivery challenges of getting a vaccine to a huge number of people. via

Jude Kelly

(standingontheshoulders.net)
"I began to realise that unless you were in control of the story, you were going to be told what to do." In Episode 3, @JudeKelly_ talks about her career as a visionary theatre producer, Artistic Director of Southbank & founder of @WOWisGlobal. Listen at via
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Anti-racism resources for white people

(docs.google.com)
White folks: instead of lather, rinse & repeat your tweets for #GeorgeFloyd or about #AmyCooper, here are things you can *actually do* to interrupt that stems from which you benefit. Compiled by white people who made the effort: via

DeWine set a goal to test 22K Ohioans a day for COVID-19 by Wednesday. That isn't happening.

(cincinnati.com)
Ohio had a goal: 22K COVID-19 tests per day by May 27. It's May 27 and the state isn't anywhere close. via

Miss Your Office? Some Companies Are Building Virtual Replicas

(wsj.com)
My first story for the @WSJ is out today. It's all about companies that miss their physical offices so much they've rebuilt them in virtual portals. A bit like The Sims, without the swimming pool murders. via

WSJ: ‘Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts to Make the Site Less Divisive’

(daringfireball.net)
WSJ: ‘Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts to Make the Site Less Divisive’ via

D.C. will likely reopen Friday after city changes key thresholds for reopening

(washingtonpost.com)
Seems like the District laid out a bunch of benchmarks, failed to meet them, and is now ignoring said benchmarks so we can still reopen on some arbitrary date. All in all, not very encouraging! via
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"We're surging:" Alabama reports largest COVID-19 increases to date

(alreporter.com)
"We’re headed right back to where we were on April 1, and I don’t think there’s any appetite among the general population nor of our political leaders to do much more about it,” said Dr. Michael Saag, an infectious disease expert at UAB. via