A few news stories/podcasts that caught my attention this week:
- The vaccine, double dose, is the best hope you have for avoiding the Coronavirus Delta variant: New England Journal of Medicine, “Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines against the B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant”.
- In Texas, 9000 have died since February 2021. Only 43 of them were vaccinated. Colleen DeGuzman, Texas Tribune, “Texas has seen nearly 9,000 COVID-19 deaths since February. All but 43 were unvaccinated people.”
- How the water crisis in California relates to your fruits and veggies, climate change, and the future. NPR’s Shortwave podcast, “The Great California Groundwater Grab”
- Americans are individualistic (duh!) but so what? Freakonomics podcast, “The Pros and Cons of America’s (Extreme) Individualism”