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40 Times Designers Forgot Things Need To Be Cleaned When Creating Them, As Shared On This Facebook Group Bored Panda What happens to the brain on sudden impact? Egg yolks could hold the answer Ars Technica US technological leadership is fragile Asia Times Tech is having a reckoning. Tech investors? Not so much. MIT Technology Review Dry January is moist for some at the rocky start of 2021 AP English and Scottish get drunk most often, 25-nation survey finds Guardian #COVID-19 Covid-19 vaccine tracker: the global race to vaccinate FT Covid-19: White House criticises ‘chaotic’ vaccine rollout BBC ‘The Basic Problem Is a Lack of Central Strategy’ FAIR WaPo: “The accelerating speed of the program undercuts assertions by some Biden advisers that they were left no plan by the Trump

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40 Times Designers Forgot Things Need To Be Cleaned When Creating Them, As Shared On This Facebook Group Bored Panda

What happens to the brain on sudden impact? Egg yolks could hold the answer Ars Technica

US technological leadership is fragile Asia Times

Tech is having a reckoning. Tech investors? Not so much. MIT Technology Review

Dry January is moist for some at the rocky start of 2021 AP

English and Scottish get drunk most often, 25-nation survey finds Guardian

#COVID-19

Covid-19 vaccine tracker: the global race to vaccinate FT

Covid-19: White House criticises ‘chaotic’ vaccine rollout BBC

‘The Basic Problem Is a Lack of Central Strategy’ FAIR

The day we let Covid-19 spin out of control Stat

How West Virginia Became a U.S. Leader in Vaccine Rollout NYT

As Biden team takes reins, Becerra likens COVID-19 pandemic to ‘plane in a nose dive’ LA Times

Large national outbreak of COVID-19 linked to air travel, Ireland, summer 2020 separator Eurosurveillance

Biden BANS travelers from South Africa over fears of its mutant COVID-19 variant and WON’T lift the bans on UK, Europe and Brazil as promised by Trump Daily Mail

Australia suspends New Zealand travel bubble amid new virus strain BBC

Johnson being urged to impose blanket Covid border controls Guardian

The 5 Biggest Lessons We’ve Learned About How Coronavirus Spreads on Campus Chronicle of Higher Education

Coronavirus boom for Malaysia’s rubber glove industry loses shine amid worker rights abuses SCMP

Pandemic aftershocks overwhelm global supply lines WaPo

Trump Transition

Counter Trumpism By Ending the Conditions That Created It Consortium News. Caitlin Johnstone.

Deborah Birx, the former White House coronavirus coordinator, said Trump was fed ‘parallel data’ that she hadn’t approved, which he then presented to the public Business Insider

House sending Trump impeachment to Senate, GOP opposes trial AP

Biden Transition

The Cool Kids Are Back In Town! American Conservative. Not so cool. Although they think they are. I‘d give them smug. And they’re certainly not self-aware.  Could do w/ a bit more irony.

The muzzling of America NY Post. Josh Hawley.

Twitter and YouTube Banned Steve Bannon. Apple Still Gives Him Millions of Listeners. ProPublica

If Biden Wants to End Death Penalty, He Must Also End Death by Incarceration Truthout

Landfill operators weigh next steps for PFAS regulation, research and opportunity Waste Dive

Chemical Warfare’s Home Front New York Review of Books

Biden to sign executive order reforming ‘Buy American’ rules The Hill

Biden confronts a budget office broken by Trump Politico

New Auto Safety Report Demands Biden Strengthen Federal Programs Now Counterpunch. Ralph Nader. Unsafe at any speed redux.

US-Pakistan reset boosts Biden’s Afghan plan Asia Times

BIDEN’S RUSSIA WARFIGHTERS PROTECT RUNAWAY RUSSIAN BANK FRAUDSTER VADIM BELYAEV IN NEW YORK Dances With Bears. John Helmer

Zuckerberg’s Biden Problem BBC

Biden set for ‘buy American’ push to boost domestic manufacturing FT

Our Famously Free Press

All The Spin That’s Fit To Print Daily Poster. David Sirota.

Egypt

From Egypt to the US: Lessons for activists from the Arab Spring Al Jazeera. Ten years on.

Russia

Navalny Protests Sweep Russia as Kremlin Cries U.S. Interference Foreign Policy

Russia Seeks to Stamp Out Navalny Protests as New Unrest Looms Bloomberg

Navalny protests: EU to consider ‘next steps’ after Russia carries out mass arrests Guardian

India

India’s Gains From ‘Vaccine Diplomacy’ – if Any – Will Be Small, Transient and Pyrrhic The Wire

Why Budget 2021 allocation for MGNREGA, migrant workers’ cushion during lockdown, is key The Print

Indian, Chinese soldiers injured in physical brawl near Naku La in Sikkim  Times of India

China risks a Himalayan water war with India Asia Times

China?

Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese warplanes for second day BBC (David L)

Class Warfare

Joe Biden and the ‘great rebalancing’ of the US economy FT Rana Foroohar

Antidote du Jour (PR): Links 1/25/2021

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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