Morning Belz, Dec. 22
Quick new video.
A reasonable take on the whole vaccine prioritization snafu — Noah Smith
Amazon doing a McJob to warehousing/logistics — Bloomberg
China sees “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing as big threat — Global Times
The year in review in video (quick, easy watch) — Cee-Roo
Spent Sunday afternoon in Chattanooga near the hospital where the nurse passed out on live television after getting the vaccine. Here’s that video. It’s short. Look, I’m no anti-vaxxer but I do think the variety of opinions about this is fascinating, and it’s wild that Memorial Hospital selected a nurse with a history of fainting to be one of the people presented to the public to reassure them that the vaccine is safe.
We also spent yesterday in Atlanta interviewing people about the Senate runoff elections, and that’ll end up being 5-7 minutes and I will publish it as soon as it’s ready. Completing that job in the next 24 hours is my date with destiny. Please subscribe!
Thus the abbreviated list of links this morning. I’ll probably send one more Morning Belz before the end of the year, but that’ll be it. Happy Holidays! The regular schedule will resume in 2021.
“Sometimes I feel quite myself, then suddenly my thoughts confused become watermelon, small porcupines in the bathtub.” — E.F. Liebermann in “The Discovery of Dragons,” Graeme Base (my son Gideon loves this line)
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