Morning Belz, Dec. 8
Vaccine news, and WWII's eastern front.
William Shakespeare, 81, first man to get new UK vaccine — BBC
Biden picks first-ever Black defense secretary — Politico
In Minneapolis, one gun, 14 unsolved shootings — Star Tribune
Trump admin passed on locking in 100,000,000 doses of vaccine — AP
Twin Cities school drops Sibley name over treatment of Dakota — PiPress
Couple in India gets married in hazmat suits — Reuters
The monotone negativity of COVID press coverage — NBER
Russian victory on 12/6/41 turned tide of WWII — Medium
"It's the best early birthday present I could wish for because it means I can finally look forward to spending time with my family and friends in the new year after being on my own for most of the year. My advice to anyone offered the vaccine is to take it. If I can have it at 90, then you can have it too." — Margaret Keenan, first person in the UK to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine
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