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Why We Can’t Make Vaccine Doses Any Faster

Isaac Arnsdorf and Ryan Gabrielson ProPublica
President Biden has promised enough doses for all American adults by this summer. There’s not much even the Defense Production Act can do to deliver doses before then.

Friday Nite Videos | February 19, 2021

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Tucker Carlson Plays Jeopardy With Himself. Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln | Driva Man. The Next Pandemic. The Ugly Truth Behind the Will Ferrell G.M. Super Bowl Commercial. Vaccine Side Effects Are Actually a Good Thing.

The Next Pandemic

John Oliver discusses what could cause the next pandemic, what we can do to avoid it, and why you shouldn’t kiss pigs.

NYT’s China Syndrome

Jim Naureckas FAIR
Why make a relatively tiny outbreak of the coronavirus on the other side of the world front-page news at the New York Times? Like Donald Trump, the paper is certainly aware of the propaganda value of pointing to China as a scary danger.

Epidemic of Despair Could Haunt America Long After COVID

Lynn Parramore Institute for New Economic Thinking
Researchers worry the pandemic may have severe after-effects, with deaths of despair impacting more distressed and newly-vulnerable populations. Only a serious reform of American capitalism can address the kind of distress and insecurity that kills.
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