News Roundup: Schools, hospitals, and workers fight the pandemic—and a conspiracy-minded public

News Roundup: Schools, hospitals, and workers fight the pandemic—and a conspiracy-minded public

In the news today: It may be a mostly-quiet holiday weekend, but there’s no respite from the times in which we live. As schools grapple with our children’s safety and essential workers grapple with their own safety, during a pandemic(!), there are no shortage of Americans to threaten violence against them and anyone else who might take a emergent deadly disease more seriously than the conspiracy-minded would prefer they do.

Anyone looking for optimism about the future of the human race might want to just curl up with a good book for a while. But here’s some of what you may have missed:

Nun and advocate slams Remain in Mexico policy, saying all she saw ‘was a lot of human suffering’

BIPOC workers grapple with public anger over masks

After school orders quarantine, a father and his friends threaten principal, zip ties in hand

Listen: Sperm whales’ echolocation sounds are much more than just underwater clicks

Community Spotlight:

The Cassandra myth as allegory for our time…

Intersection: me, politics and the climate emergency (and everything else)

Also trending from the community:

How was the Ken who accosted an MSNBC reporter not in jail for releasing poison gas in 2017?

Republicans have always wanted to re-fight the Civil War; Well, here’s their chance

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