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Covid news coverage needs to start from this fact: ‘The vaccines work’

Covid news coverage needs to start from this fact: ‘The vaccines work’

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. Let’s start with the good news: Vaccination rates in the US are ticking back up. Sunday marked the fifth straight day of the CDC recording more than 700,000 shots in arms across the country. Now…MORE

India’s stray dogs are being locked out by a US ban on adoptions

India’s stray dogs are being locked out by a US ban on adoptions

When Jill Trail first met Pihu, a frail 6-week old puppy, in India she knew she needed her care. Living on the streets, Pihu had suffered spinal injuries and infections so bad that both hind legs had to be amputated. There was one problem: Trail lived in the United States. She decided that didn’t matter.…MORE

‘Jungle Cruise’ sets sail with a $90 million debut in theaters and streaming
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‘Jungle Cruise’ sets sail with a $90 million debut in theaters and streaming

After Disney hit some rough waters this week, the studio’s latest feature film, “Jungle Cruise,” docked with some good results at the box office this weekend. The film, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt, opened to an estimated $61.8 million at the worldwide box office. That includes a better than expected $34.2…MORE

Local reporters in Covid hot spots push to break through to the unvaccinated
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Local reporters in Covid hot spots push to break through to the unvaccinated

As the Delta variant continues to spread, particularly among the unvaccinated, local reporters in Covid-19 hot spots are struggling to get through to vaccine resisters. There’s been a lot of discussion on how media outlets should cover the rise in Covid-19 infections spurred by the highly contagious Delta variant. And some are concerned that the…MORE

Families are at war over a wedding tradition India banned decades ago

Families are at war over a wedding tradition India banned decades ago

Vismaya Nair had been married for just over one year when she was found dead in the bathroom of her husband’s family’s home in India’s southwestern Kerala state. Initially, police had no reason to view the 24-year-old student’s death on June 21 as suspicious, until her family made a complaint under the country’s “dowry death”…MORE

Van conversion businesses can’t keep up with #vanlife demand
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Van conversion businesses can’t keep up with #vanlife demand

The once-tiny cottage industry of van conversion companies has found itself in the center of a distinctively pandemic-era dilemma: ravenous demand and monthslong backorders on virtually all supplies. The #vanlife movement was already in full swing before the pandemic, fueled by envy-inducing posts on Instagram and DIY van conversion videos on YouTube. But as the…MORE

Here’s everything you can’t get right now
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Here’s everything you can’t get right now

Tacos, coffee, cars, jet fuel. computer chips, Nike shoes and school supplies: What do they all have in common? They’re all (nearly) impossible to find — or getting there. Shortages are popping up across the supply chain as the pandemic messes with shipping, demand, supply and all the other levers of the global economy. One…MORE

Hollywood’s shift to streaming is rewriting the script for stars’ big paydays
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Hollywood’s shift to streaming is rewriting the script for stars’ big paydays

Like other changes to entertainment distribution through the years, the studio shift toward streaming — hastened by the unforeseen consequences of the pandemic — has Hollywood talent and their representatives demanding a different way to be paid. Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney over the simultaneous streaming release of “Black Widow” marks perhaps the most significant…MORE

White House frustrated with ‘hyperbolic’ and ‘irresponsible’ Delta variant coverage, sources say
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White House frustrated with ‘hyperbolic’ and ‘irresponsible’ Delta variant coverage, sources say

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. The White House is frustrated with what it views as alarmist, and in some instances flat-out misleading, news coverage about the Delta variant. That’s according to two senior Biden administration officials I spoke with Friday,…MORE

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