Wednesday, April 28, 2021

CoViD-19: Your Vax Is Working | Workers Memorial Day | People Don't Wanna Return To Shitty Service Jobs | Cop Violence = Crime Against Humanity |


Baby Golden Takin (Taken 4.28.21)

There is so much news today. I'll have more to say after I get a chance to watch President Biden's speech to Joint Session of Congress and after I get through my email but even beside that, there's a lot of stuff. We went to the San Diego Zoo this afternoon and now Nova is at Derby United, but I feel like I've been online for hours today already and my brain might explode. I'm not going to share my pictures today because our trip was so brief and I spent most of the time waiting to see the baby Tapir but she didn't really make much of an appearance. 

Some things of note today is that the murderers in the Ahmaud Arbery were indicted for hate crimes, Rudy Guiliani's apartment was searched because of the investigation with his involvement with Ukraine, and today is Workers Memorial Day which should highlight all of the frontline and essential workers who died due to the pandemic who had inadequate safeguards, PPE, and lack of protocol. In other things I read today, there's some anecdotal evidence that vaccines may fuck with your period slightly (which I can definitely vouch,) but it is no reason not to get vaccinated or raise concerns. The County of San Diego opened a new bike pump track by my mom's house and a new campground in the Tijuana River Basin and The Handmaid's Tale returns this week (finally). Also, in Nathan Fletcher's media briefing he said that they're looking into 24-hour vaccination sites, so it's good to know he's reading my tweets. But the biggest news we barely heard about this week was that the the International Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence Against People of African Descent in the United States issued their 188 page report and called cop on black violence a crime against humanity. I'm gonna dive into it, but the Guardian did a good piece on it and PBS Newshour had important reporting on police conflict here.
We have a very, very long way to go. Stay safe out there. 

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