Tuesday’s news links – Dec. 22, 2020


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


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


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

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