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Following two days of daily global records of new Covid cases, India now faces a devastating oxygen shortage, with some hospitals hours away from depletion. / The Guardian

Four possible pandemic endings, from the best (vaccines restore normality) to the worst (variants revive the pandemic). / BuzzFeed News

See also: New research finds the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines protect against the known Covid variants. / The New York Times

US health authorities appear likely to reinstate the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, possibly this weekend. / The Washington Post

Comparing the outcomes of Texas and California's very different approaches to vaccination. / California Healthline

One perhaps surprising aspect of Californians' migration to Texas has been an influx of conservative voters. / Texas Monthly

Three years ago, 57% of Republicans and independents supported voting early or absentee without a reason. Now it's 38%. / The New York Times

Many QAnon and MAGA followers quit public social media after Trump's ban. Now white supremacists and neo-Nazis are trying to recruit them on Telegram. / BuzzFeed News

Digital Underground's emcee, Shock G, aka "Humpty Hump," dies at 57. / Pitchfork

A federal judge has ordered LA to offer shelter or housing to the entire skid row population by October. / Los Angeles Times

The Justice Dept. will investigate the Minneapolis Police Dept. to determine if it "engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing." / The New York Times

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Rooster fans: Have you cast your vote for which books we should read in this summer's Camp ToB? The deadline is tonight at midnight Eastern Time! / The Morning News

During the pandemic, more book readers have been purchasing backlist titles, accelerating a shift that was already happening. / The New York Times

Tyler Cowen: Should crypto billionaires become philanthropists, they'll likely choose outsider causes over cultural institutions. / Bloomberg

Those who regularly sleep six hours or fewer each night in middle age are more likely to develop dementia later in life. / The Guardian

"Adults who spent the past year worrying about their elderly parents are now worrying about their kids instead." How vaccines have changed the face of Covid in the US. / The Atlantic

Some Whole Foods stores will allow payment via palm scan. But how much of your biometric data are you willing to give Amazon? / Recode

Radiation traces from nuclear tests in the 1950s and '60s are still present in honey, though it's likely safe for human consumption. / VICE