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  • Scientists are worried that the White House's political influence and pressure is going to lead to a vaccine being released too early: “There are a lot of people on the inside of this process who are very nervous about whether the administration is going to reach their hand into the Warp Speed bucket, pull out one or two or three vaccines, and say, ‘We’ve tested it on a few thousand people, it looks safe, and now we are going to roll it out,’” said one of the doctors on the FDA's vaccine advisory committee. “They are really worried about that. And they should be.”
  • The Washington Post reports on how the Trump campaign has quietly and pointedly embraced the QAnon conspiracy movement.
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio said today that the city's outdoor dining program will return next summer no matter what.
  • A fight broke out during a flight from Amsterdam to Ibiza after two passengers who refused to wear face masks got into a brawl with fellow fliers before being restrained.
  • This isn't the first time that masks during a pandemic have turned into a political and cultural dividing line.
  • For people into cottagecore, quarantine "is romantic instead of terrifying."
  • The Atlantic has a major piece about the United States' "catastrophic mishandling of the pandemic."
  • Conservatives aren't as concerned with defending Donald Trump as they are with "owning the Libs."
  • Here's a thoughtful essay about the way Seinfeld and other sitcoms depicted Black people.
  • The latest song from Bill Callahan's upcoming album Gold Record is a lovely re-recording of his classic “Let’s Move To The Country."
  • And finally, watch where you step: