Newsletter Views Are Down Because It's The Summer, Which Only Makes Me Want To Talk About My Morning Coffee More.
Lovelies! Struggling to craft something charming or witty or inspiring for this upfront, so instead here’s a tweet from Dan Rather on yesterday’s “space” news (meeeow):
A bunch of conservatives who’ve spent the past months playing footsie with anti-vax conspiracies have shifted their story and are insisting that people get vaccinated - or are getting vaccinated themselves. Even Sean Hannity said “I believe in science. I believe in the science of vaccination”, which, ok sure Sean. But I’m not going to get snarky about those who’ve willfully put themselves and others at risk by lying about the virus changing their tune, because we need as many people as possible to get vaccinated, and fast: Growing number of Republicans urge vaccinations amid delta surge (Washington Post)
Meanwhile, covid infections are once again hitting Congress and the White House, with Delta rapidly spreading, leading to a return to mask wearing and anxiety: 'It's a nightmare': Covid Delta variant rocks a recovering Capitol complex.
And meanwhile meanwhile meanwhile, GO CANADA GO: Canada surpasses US vaccination rate as country prepares to reopen its borders (CNN)
Things we should not be surprised by, part a million: “…in one recent survey, more than half of hospitality workers who've quit said no amount of pay would get them to return.” Anyone who’s surprised that hospitality workers are quitting have never been told they’ll amount to nothing by a customer because you made the drink they forgot they ordered that way; yay, part time jobs in high school. Low Pay, No Benefits, Rude Customers: Restaurant Workers Quit At Record Rate (NPR)
I devoured this catty, silly, delicious article and have minimal shame about it: Tom Brady Joins Biden to Laugh at Trump in Worst Day of Trump’s Life (Intelligencer)
And finally, this is a very nerdy map and I love it: The Roman Empire’s Roads In Transit Map Form. (Visual Capitalist)
Have a wonderful day, start wearing that mask again (yup, I’m fully back on the mask train, y’all…) and be kind to yourself, won’t you?