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Daily Archives: February 3, 2021

More Than 108 Million Shots Given: Covid-19 Tracker

“In the U.S., 35 million doses have been administered; rollout goes global. Bloomberg has a new a feature letting you see how long your state/country will take to reach 75% coverage with a vaccine…The U.S. rollout fell short of federal projections as vaccinations proceeded unevenly across the states. The initial round of shots through early January has been doled out primarily through hospitals and other institutional health-care settings. The next phase will draw more on pharmacies and health clinics—places where vaccines are more traditionally administered—and will broaden the pool of people eligible to get the shots. Some states are turning sport stadiums and theme parks into mass vaccination centers.

The Path to Immunity in the U.S. In the U.S., the latest vaccination rate is 1,335,310 doses per day, on average. At this rate, it will take 11 months to cover 75% of the population with a two-dose vaccine…”

2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

University of Pennsylvania Scholarly Commons – 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, James G. McGann: “The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world. Often referred to as the… Continue Reading

Some states are racing ahead of others with their coronavirus vaccine rollouts

Washington Post – Their secret? Keeping it simple. “They all started in the same place, with no one immunized, no stockpiles of vaccine and no choice but to dive in immediately with perhaps the most high-stakes public health campaign in American history. Seven weeks later, the nation’s states are all racing to deliver a potentially… Continue Reading

Misinformation and Technology: Rights and Regulation Across Borders

Post, Robert and Maduro, Miguel, Misinformation and Technology: Rights and Regulation Across Borders (November 17, 2020). Global Constitutionalism: 2020 , Available at SSRN: or “The “virtual” public sphere has taken on unprecedented importance, exposing a variety of legal questions regarding the governance of the internet and its relationship to democracy and freedom of… Continue Reading

Can you still transmit Covid-19 after vaccination?

BBC Future – There’s no evidence that any of the current Covid-19 vaccines can completely stop people from being infected – and this has implications for our prospects of achieving herd immunity – “…In fact, most vaccines don’t fully protect against infection, even if they can block symptoms from appearing. As a result, vaccinated people… Continue Reading

The Lifecycle of Copyright: 1925 Works Enter the Public Domain

LC Copyright Blog: “On January 1, a new raft of creative works of expression entered the public domain in the United States. The term of copyright has ended for works published or registered in 1925, which now join pre-1924 works already in the public domain and available for use by everyone without restrictions. Expiration of… Continue Reading

Let’s Watch Jacques Pépin Fry Eggs via PBS video: “Fried eggs are something almost everyone, regardless of culinary prowess, can cook. Even so, in the hands of a master chef like Jacques Pépin, even this simple dish can be improved upon. For starters, he uses waaaay more butter in the pan than most people probably do. And there’s water involved?… Continue Reading

Accountability 2021 – Restoring accountability in the federal government

Open the Government  – 40 Advocacy Organizations & Experts Release Accountability 2021 Reform Agenda for Biden Administration – “The Accountability 2021 effort recognizes that the President has the power to create a government that is both responsive to and representative of the public—and demands that whoever sits in the Oval Office take steps to do… Continue Reading

10 Best Sites For Free Google Slides Themes & PowerPoint Templates

Hongkiat: “Your presentation cannot be perfect without the help of a companion set of beautiful, engaging, and informative slides. With the help of templates, you get a solid foundation for creating the perfect slides for your next presentation. Whether you use Google Slides or PowerPoint (online or offline), there is a ready-made presentation theme or… Continue Reading

Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 – in pictures

The Guardian: “From majestic landscapes, intimate animal portraits and intriguing night-time views beneath the ocean’s surface, to glimpses of cultures across the world, the winning images from Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 present a view of life on our planet at a time in which travel has been difficult or impossible. The winning images… Continue Reading

Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied: Judges Fail To Rule in a Timely Manner on FOIA Cases

The FOIA Project at the Newhouse School TRAC/Syracuse University Report – “The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was passed to ensure the public’s right to know what their government was doing. Response delays have become a perennial problem. Federal officials increasingly ignore FOIA deadlines for responding, forcing FOIA requesters to take them to court. As… Continue Reading