5 Things: Masking | COVID Nihilists | QAnon | Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake | Jan. 6 Committee Hearing

Today’s 5 Things include new masking guidelines, COVID nihilists, QAnon, the Cascadia subduction zone earthquake and the damage it might do, and the Jan. 6 committee hearing that began today.

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Today is one of those days where I’m harboring a mighty urge to get a stout stick and just take it to absolutely everyone.

  1. Washington Post: CDC urges vaccinated people in covid hot spots to resume wearing masks indoorsYeah, get those masks back out, folks. You’re gonna want ’em back on. They think there’s a chance vaccinated people might be spreading Delta in some circumstances.
  2. Politico: ‘What’s Covid?’ Why People at America’s Hardest-Partying Lake Are Not About to Get VaccinatedI’m not sure if this is fatalism, nihilism, or just plain stupidity. Thoughts?
  3. Vice: I’m a Parkland Shooting Survivor. QAnon Convinced My Dad It Was All a Hoax.These QAnon bastards have a lot to answer for.
  4. Portland Mercury: Industrial Hub in Northwest Portland Will Cause Catastrophic Oil Spill During Earthquake, Report FindsThis is fine.
  5. TPM: Five Takeaways From The First Jan. 6 Committee HearingI wish I thought these hearings would end in the right people being held accountable for Jan. 6.

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