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Who should test the new vaccines? (Wired)
by Maryn McKenna
As potential COVID-19 vaccines move forward, drugmakers are looking at where to test them. That’s a complicated question for both logistical and ethical reasons.

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The real history of Confederate base names (The Washington Post)
by Chad Williams
How did we get military bases named after Confederate officers? The story reflects the time of the two world wars, when Black people who enlisted to serve their countries were often subjected to humiliation and brutality.

Whose pain is real? And what does “real” mean? (Aeon)
by Elizabeth Barnes
On average, doctors don’t treat women’s pain as seriously as men’s. Often they diagnose suffering as being all in a patient’s head, failing to check for physical trauma. Yet some pain really has no physical cause, and it shouldn’t be dismissed either.

Want schools open this fall? Be careful this summer (Vox)
by German Lopez
What will it take to reopen schools? Some public health experts say that’s less a question for superintendents than for whole communities. More bars and restaurants open this summer could keep kids out of class in September.

Will the revolution be televised? (Public Books)
by Brandy Monk-Payton
From the televised brutality inflicted on civil rights demonstrators to “blackout” tributes to George Floyd on Nickelodeon, television has been an integral part of Black struggles for justice. But how much can we expect from a medium whose depictions of Black pain ultimately serve profitable operations?

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