Bringing our Revolutionary past to the pandemic

One of the biggest pushbacks to getting vaccinated is personal freedom. But as unvaccinated Americans weigh whether to finally get the shot, it’s worth considering what the Founding Fathers would have done.

8/1/2021 9:33:00 PM

To win the Revolutionary War, 'our young country depended on more than firing bullets, it depended on taking shots — the kind of shots that save lives,' Joshua Johnson says, considering what the Founding Fathers would have done in the pandemic.

One of the biggest pushbacks to getting vaccinated is personal freedom. But as unvaccinated Americans weigh whether to finally get the shot, it’s worth considering what the Founding Fathers would have done.

Read more: MSNBC »

Jingle, Pluck, and Hum: Sounds from Space

A “sonification” project led by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and NASA’s Universe of Learning program transforms otherwise inaudible data from some of the world’s most powerful telescopes into sound.

Covid-19: Furlough 'kick in teeth' for firms and 'Covid jab scammers nearly got me'Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Saturday.

Russian Gymnast Nikita Nagornyy Is Armed With a New Move to Help Him Win GoldWhen the world's top male gymnast debuted the triple back pike, the International Gymnastics Federation named the element after him. The Nagornyy was born. Not a good look Nikita.

Air pollution remained higher in minority communities during the pandemic, revealing persistent health disparitiesOverall, the pandemic took an uneven toll on minority communities, especially African Americans who had twice the risk of COVID-19 at the height of the pandemic, compared to white populations. thanks Finally. I've been waiting for such a long time for covid, BLM and climate change to be combined. If everything disproportionately affects you at some point it’s not everything else’s fault.

The 'Jackass Forever' Trailer Brings Back All The AnticsWhat better time to gamble with life than when emerging from a pandemic?

Why This Might Be The Most Depressing Stage Of The Pandemic For ParentsLast night as I was getting into bed, I thought to myself, “Here we go again.” The online schooling was devastating to my teenage sons mental health. That was the most difficult part of the pandemic I’m sad and tired too. I am a grandmother raising my six year old granddaughter and the last year and a half has been difficult. And the news that she won’t be able to attend school with her friends and that I’ll be home schooling again (Texas) is oppressive and discouraging. This is so very, very me. A big part of the depression comes from the hope vaccines and dropping numbers gave us, and the plans we began to make that had to be changed. We saw the light at the end of the tunnel and turns out it’s the Delta train.

NPR Cookie Consent and ChoicesNo. This is disgusting. The CDC has been putting politics over science this whole. Telling everyone to unmask 2 months ago to celebrate Biden's victory over Covid. They knew. The data was available. This was never about science.