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  • Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman wants to reopen her city and its casinos, and she told Anderson Cooper she wanted to offer up the people of her city "to be a control group" to see how many people die without social distancing.
  • The doctor who led the federal agency involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine said that he was removed from his post after he pressed for a vetting of Trump's favored coronavirus cure, hydroxychloroquine: “I am speaking out because to combat this deadly virus, science — not politics or cronyism — has to lead the way,” he said.
  • One of the major problems with the calls for reopening the economy? It won't actually fix the economy.
  • Here is a very sweet story about two octogenarian lovers who have kept their romance alive despite the closure of the border that falls between his home in Germany and hers in Denmark.
  • The problem with turning first responders and health care workers into heroes is that it ultimately undermines taking the steps to fix the inherent problems: "under that cloak of national reverence and well-intentioned hero worship, political and systemic failures are never corrected in ways that might prevent other ordinary Americans from ever having to commit such acts of 'heroism' in the future."
  • MTA Chairman Pat Foye said congestion pricing is “unlikely” to launch on-time this January.
  • Leslye Headland, the co-creator and showrunner of Russian Doll, is working on a new Star Wars series for Disney+.
  • Hundreds of people have signed a letter to the executive director of puzzles at the New York Times, asking the department to stop specifically catering to older white men.
  • Here's a pretty good reason why we should all be wearing masks outside.
  • The Times published the quarantine diary of a mom whose been diagnosed with COVID-19, and is in her South Bronx apartment with her six kids, partner and dog.
  • Nobody wants to read your "why I left New York during coronavirus" personal essay.
  • Watch clips from last night's Prince tribute concert (which was filmed before the pandemic, hence all the people standing close together).
  • And finally, this is my happy place for the rest of today: