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

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

#COVID19

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

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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