WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The Delta variant is expected to become the predominant strain of the coronavirus in the U.S. within weeks, according to a new analysis. Transmission of the variant could drive a fall surge if only 75% of the country’s eligible population is vaccinated, potentially reaching 20% of last winter’s peak.
- What We Know About the Dangerous COVID B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant – Intelligencer
- There may be trouble ahead as dangerous Covid-19 variant appears to cause hospitalization spike in a Missouri city – CNN
- @EricTopol: “You have three choices: You get fully vaccinated, you had prior COVID infection and maybe a reduced risk, or three, you get delta COVID”
- Fast-food chains started pairing back their value meals in favor of more expensive combination meals in an effort to boost sales and offset rising food costs amid the post-pandemic economic recovery. Factories are having trouble competing with fast-food restaurants for hiring thanks in part to slow growth in pay for manufacturing employees following shutdowns.
- Grocery-to-Table Is a Challenge for Restaurants in the Pandemic – The New York Times
- What Quitters Understand About the Job Market – The Atlantic
- @jasminchua: As the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to unravel the rights, wages, health and safety of workers around the world, a new Senate bill seeks to redress the “deteriorating” environment where exploitation born of greed and economic desperation can flourish.
- As coronavirus caseloads ease for hospitals, the emotional toll on health care workers will likely be permanent. More than 300 medical workers in the UK attempted suicide during the pandemic, according to a six-month study that highlighted an emerging pandemic of mental health problems for frontline workers.
- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to order the arrests of Filipinos who refuse COVID-19 vaccinations as the country struggles to contain one of Asia’s worst outbreaks. Duterte called for anyone refusing the shots to leave the country if they would not cooperate with efforts to end the pandemic.
- Vaccine Shortages Hit Global Supply Program, Halting Rollouts – Bloomberg
- Saying ‘No’ to Covid-19 Vaccine in Pakistan Carries Consequences – The Wall Street Journal
- @lianbuan: On President Duterte’s threat to arrest those who refuse to be vaccinated, Justice Sec Menardo Guevarra makes clear: “There is no law as yet that compels vaccination against covid-19, much less criminalizes it.”
- High-end restaurants are relaxing jacket-required dress codes as in-person dining returns to America’s cities. While some restaurants would provide loaner jackets to dressed-down diners to maintain decorum pre-pandemic, the system became an unsanitary policy in the COVID-19 era as it required staff to get too close to diners.
- Reemerging from lockdown? Fashion and beauty tips for a post-confinement world – CNN Style
- Baltimore-area women come face-to-face with an old foe after a year of pandemic: the underwire bra – Baltimore Sun
- @keeneTV: Just saw another one of those stupid “outdated clothes you should purge from your wardrobe NOW!!” articles like, one positive thing to come from pandemic times is that fashion is dead and you should wear whatever you want / feel good in!
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