Saturday’s news links – Feb. 6, 2021

At least 1M have filed for unemployment every week for 46 weeks Axios

More than 1 million Americans filed first-time unemployment claims for the 46th consecutive week last week. There is no historical precedent for the ongoing rate of job losses in the U.S.

U.S. Senate rejects a $15 minimum wage unanimously TheHill

The unemployment rate you see in headlines ignores millions of people without work – here’s a better way to tell how many need a job The Conversation


Amazon Is Forcing Its Warehouse Workers Into Brutal ‘Megacycle’ Shifts Vice

Blow to Amazon as Alabama warehouse workers given go-ahead for union vote Guardian

National Labor Relations Board denies Amazon bid to delay election and says vote can be conducted by mail


It’s Time to Trust China’s and Russia’s Vaccines NYTimes

Climate change “may have played a key role” in coronavirus pandemic, study says CBS News

The Pandemic Broke the Flu The Atlantic

When Will Life Return to Normal? In 7 Years at Today’s Vaccine Rates Financial Post

Rural community in shock after Georgia raids clinic vaccinating teachers NBC


Ecuador: ‘In this Election, We’re Choosing Between Life and Death.’

Toxic QAnon Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene rubbing her hand on crotch of a Trump cardboard cutout BoingBoing

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