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• Epidemiologists are worried that vaccine fatigue will lead to people not doing what everyone really needs to do right now: Get a flu shot.

• The Times reports that in many ways, the prolonged effects of the pandemic have been even harder on Lower Manhattan than 9/11 was.

• Melania Trump reportedly has zero interest in her husband running for president again, and if he does, she isn't planning to accompany him on the campaign trail.

• Vox explains that while gentrification is everyone's favorite thorny issue to opine on, the bigger problem is that America is full of impoverished Black and brown neighborhoods that aren't gentrifying but are rather being neglected because of deeply racist policies.

• El Salvador is now the first country in the world to recognize Bitcoin as an official currency.

• Five years after a disgruntled Canadian threw pumpkin seeds at Justin Trudeau, the prime minister was recently pelted with gravel by someone who was pissed about the country's vaccine mandates.

• Free Blockbuster, a growing network of kiosks that operate like those little free sidewalk libraries but for movies, has contributed to a booming subculture of VHS fanatics.

• The Books-For-Teaching-Little-Boys-Not-To-Be-Toxic-Men Industrial Complex is a bit much.

• Jean-Michel Basquiat's former roommate is claiming that the late "anti-capitalist" artist would be "horrified" by the new Tiffany ad that features Beyonce and Jay-Z posed in front of a Basquiat painting.

• And finally, getting in the mood for sweater season: