PoliticsTuesday 12.07.21

U.S. Announces Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Games

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An Olympic-sized boycott. The Biden administration has announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games to take a stand against China’s “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity.” Government officials will not attend, but U.S. athletes will still be allowed to compete. In COVID news, new restrictions are going into place as cases rise and the Omicron variant spreads throughout the country. A new analysis by NPR reveals that people living in pro-Trump counties are nearly 3x as likely to die from COVID-19 as those in pro-Biden counties. In the tech world, now introducing DojaCode. Artist Doja Cat has teamed up with nonprofit Girls Who Code to offer the “first ever” codable music video. And finally, imagine this: You’re on a Zoom call with 899 of your co-workers. Then the CEO logs on to tell you that you’ve all been laid off, effective immediately. That’s what just happened at Better.com.

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