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Biden taps ex-FDA chief to lead Operation Warp Speed amid rollout of COVID plan

President-elect Joe Biden has picked former FDA chief David Kessler to lead Operation Warp Speed, a day after unveiling a nearly $2 trillion pandemic relief plan that includes $400 billion for directly combatting the virus. Why it matters: Biden’s transition…

Black America Has Reason to Question Authorities

On the grounds of the Chelten Hills Cemetery, in West Oak Lane, Philadelphia, not far from where I live, brightly colored helium balloons stretch toward the sky, and fresh mounds of light-brown dirt mingle with brilliant potted flowers. These days,…

England to enter 3rd national lockdown as cases surge at record pace

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that England will enter a six-week lockdown, as the spread of a highly contagious new coronavirus variant threatens to overwhelm the National Health Service. Why it matters: It’s England’s third national lockdown,…

‘My Practice Looks Very Different Today’: 15 Artist-Mothers on Balancing Work and Family After a Year Like No Other

The events of 2020 turned the world upside down for everyone. But the burden of life in lockdown has predominantly fallen on women, and on mothers in particular, with many pressured to leave the workforce entirely to focus on childcare…

Vital Signs: 4 things Australia’s COVID response got right

2020 began simply, if dramatically enough in some sense. We spent the first months preoccupied with bushfires that blackened both our natural environment and our international reputation for taking climate change seriously. Who would have thought that would have been…

Donald Trump Jr.’s Wail About ‘Tyranny’ Gets Flipped Back On Him

Donald Trump Jr. whined on Twitter about “tyranny” in the United States and many folks thought it was somewhat of a self-own. Donald Trump’s eldest son continued with his own efforts to overturn the 2020 election ― which was won…

Fox News’ Chris Wallace Schools Health Boss Azar On Joe Biden’s Correct Title

’Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace pointedly corrected Secretary Alex Azar — three times — on Joe Biden’s correct title. It’s “president-elect, sir,” Wallace told the health and human services secretary when Azar referred to Biden as a “vice president.” Azar’s title…

Bay Area counties to enact stay-at-home order

Counties around the San Francisco Bay Area will adopt California’s new regional stay-at-home order amid surges in cases and ICU hospitalizations, health officials said Friday. The big picture: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a three-week stay-at-home order on Thursday that…

Researchers, librarians, filmmakers and teachers are waiting for the copyright reforms the government has promised

In August, the communications minister announced a series of changes to copyright laws to “better support the needs of Australians and public institutions to access material in an increasingly digital environment”. These changes are long overdue. But the year is…

Eliminating most homelessness is achievable. It starts with prevention and ‘housing first’

The stereotype of a homeless person – those living in tents or sleeping in parks or doorways – is just the visible tip of the much larger crisis of homelessness in Australia. For every one of about 8,000 “rough sleepers”…

CNN’s Brianna Keilar Shreds Marco Rubio For ‘Cheap Shot’ At Biden’s Cabinet Picks

CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Wednesday delivered a withering takedown of Republican Seator. Marco Rubio’s knock on President-elect Joe Biden’s “Ivy League” Cabinet picks. The Florida senator faced criticism for tweeting on Tuesday that Biden’s selection of foreign policy advisers all “went…

A season of COVID uncertainty

The frightening, post-election COVID surge is making everything feel strange, different and unsettled all over again. Why it matters: With Thanksgiving cancelled, doctors quitting their practices and grocers limiting purchase quantities (again), Americans have the ambient sense that our safety…

Coronavirus in the US: What went wrong in the world’s largest economy? | COVID-19 Special

Out of all the Coronavirus cases in the world one out of every five, are in the United States. Despite hard lessons in the spring and restrictions over the summer infections are rising steadily. New York City schools are closing…