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👋 Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes, a weekly newsletter containing my recent Wall Street Journal stories, must-read links on tech and life, and funny dog videos.
Chart of the week: The Covid–19 curve in the U.S…is not flattening. Source: the CDC. Read on…
Here are ten items worth your time this week:
📈 1) Covid–19 cases are surging in the U.S. “Across the South and large parts of the West, cases are soaring, hospitalizations are spiking, and a greater portion of tests is coming back positive,” Robinson Meyer and Alexis Madrigal write in The Atlantic.
🦠 2) The New York Times has an interactive showing how the coronavirus spread in the U.S.
👉 3) The last state flag in the U.S. to feature a Confederate emblem – Mississippi’s – has come down.
💬 4) How people of color, women and LGBTQ individuals are discriminated against in the tech sector.
💸 5) Facebook has an advertising boycott on its hands.
📱 6) Republican politicians are increasingly joining a social network called Parler.
🦅 7) Why can geese fly so high – as in, over Mt. Everest? They have lungs inherited from dinosaurs.
🇬🇧 8) There’s more to the area around Stonehenge than meets the eye. As in, a bunch of shafts dug in the earth forming a circle about a mile in diameter. This is fascinating.
🎸 9) The best books about Bob Dylan.
👏 10) Dog-related video of the week: it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, as the saying goes. It’s the size of fight in the dog. Make way for the King.
💡 Quote of the week:
"For superforecasters, beliefs are hypotheses to be tested, not treasures to be guarded.” – Philip Tetlock
👊 Fist bump from Hong Kong,