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5 Things: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Today’s 5 Things includes old science that messed up our response to COVID-19, Amazon giving your internet away for free, whether or not the unemployment bonus is keeping workers from working (hint: it’s not), and climate change.

A couple of quick notes about the unemployment bonus: I doubt very many people are refusing to work so they can earn that sweet, sweet extra $300 per pissant unemployment check. For one thing, at best, that’s like $1200 a month, which is barely rent in most places. Also, when the restaurants closed, a lot of people moved on to other jobs that paid better. Or, y’know. Died of COVID.