Tuesday’s news links – Dec. 22, 2020

Stimulus?

Congress races to pass $2.3T spending deal, with $696B for Pentagon Defense News

… and $600 for you.

Mitch McConnell Successfully Blocked Mandatory Paid Leave For Workers With COVID BuzzFeed

Texas Gov Could Hand Control of Austin Police to State After City Cuts Budget Newsweek

#COVID19

Covid-19 Now Leading Cause of Death in the US Covid Updates

The US has reached another grim milestone. Covid is now accounting for 20% of all deaths in the US, exceeding both heart disease and cancer.

U.S. loses one life every 33 seconds to COVID-19 in deadliest week so far Reuters

The White House Paid Up to $500 Million Too Much for These Ventilators, Congressional Investigators Say ProPublica

The Covid 19 Vaccines: What They Can and Cannot Do

China’s COVID-19 vaccine effective in late-stage trials in Brazil: report TheHill

Apple farm hit with $2 million fine after migrant workers die of COVID-19 Business Insider

Hospital Laundry Workers Fear Their Infection Risk Is Rising Bloomberg

Trump Enacts Sweeping New Sanctions on China, Iran, Venezuela. Biden Promises More To Come MPN

Cuba

US Attack: Treasury Department Imposes New Sanctions on Cuba and Nicaragua Orinoco Tribune

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