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“Free the vaccine!”

President Joe Biden heeded calls from low-income countries to try to relax patents on Covid-19 vaccines so they can make cheaper generic versions. Big Pharma was furious.

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The app store war

The Verge's Makena Kelly talks with Matt about Apple's legal battles, Facebook's oversight board, and the prospect of overhauling antitrust legislation

The census shows the US needs to increase immigration — by a lot

Here’s just how much people have stopped talking about Trump on Facebook and Twitter

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Anti-vaxxers aren’t the cause of America’s dropping vaccine rates

“Talk to your doctor” might be key to easing concerns about the vaccine

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Trump is Facebook’s problem, again

The second wave of “cancel culture”

Biden’s plan to make America less terrible for parents

Why getting vaccinated for Covid-19 is more popular in the UK than in the US

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The inadequacy of the term “Asian American”

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