Quarantine Diaries: Day 356

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Coronavirus News, Analysis, and Opinion:

File this under Captain Obvious: Republicans are least likely to want the coronavirus vaccine

6 COVID-19 treatments helping patients survive

Much of the world is seeing coronavirus cases fall. But Brazil’s outbreak is worse than ever.

Cryptocurrency, Investing, Money, Economy, and Debt:

En route to $200K? Bitcoin closed February 26% above Stock-to-Flow model price

Mining Bitcoin for Heat, Strawberries and Chickens

“A Crisis Within a Crisis Within a Crisis”: Texas starts its slow recovery from the latest climate disaster.

Politics:

Fulton DA’s investigation into Trump heads to grand jury

CPAC was about more than Trump’s cult — it’s now cemented the GOP’s authoritarianism

…Trump still functions as he always has, which is as a tool for his followers to get what they want, and not an ends in himself.

Ex-French President Sentenced to Jail. If the French can do it, so can we.

Minneapolis scraps plan to pay influencers during officers' trials

Biden’s Amazon union push is kind of a big deal.

Why Biden’s Forceful Endorsement Of Labor Is The Strongest From A POTUS In Decades

The Rise of the ‘Democrat Party’

Amid bipartisan calls to dial back extreme partisanship following the insurrection, the intentional misuse of ‘Democrat’ as an adjective remains in nearly universal use among Republicans. Propelled by conservative media, it also has caught on with far-right elements that were energized by the Trump presidency.
Academics and partisans disagree on the significance of the word play. Is it a harmless political tactic intended to annoy Republicans’ opponents, or a maliciously subtle vilification of one of America’s two major political parties that further divides the nation?

Serendipity:

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro warns of young authors self-censoring out of 'fear'

Humans gave leprosy to armadillos – now they are giving it back to us

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Ex-French President Sentenced to Jail. If the French can do it, so can we.

That was my exact thought when I saw that news story the other day!

Full disclosure...I'm only reading the memes today. But they're worth it.