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Protection against illness and death should be enough to convince people to roll up their sleeves. But since it isn’t, let’s bring on the gimmicks.

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A tirade against mask-wearing reveals how people like Carlson have emptied popular conservatism of substance

Screenshot from Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox, 4/26/21

The J&J vaccine is especially useful for marginalized populations. Did that make it easier to suspend its use?

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Here’s why vaccination rates in most European countries are only about a third of what they are in the U.S.

A vial of AstraZeneca’s vaccine at a vaccination center in Dresden, Germany. Photo: Robert Michael/Getty Images

Vaccine scolding is the perfect end to a pandemic year full of personal judgments

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3 people touching a laptop
They’re getting mad at your vaccine selfie, probably. Photo: John Schnobrich on Unsplash

Gov. Greg Abbott seems to think he’s running a state I don’t recognize — because it’s a fantasy of political convenience

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A doctor in Texas is the latest to be charged for skipping the line to give out expiring vaccine doses

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The Way We Work Now

We don’t have many doses yet. Giving them out fairly is a challenge.

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