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Thursday headlines: No Time to Dive

The FDA approves a Pfizer booster for people who are 65 or older or at high risk of severe Covid-19, including from their jobs. / The Wall Street Journal

Over the last 30 days, the world has vaccinated one billion people. / Marginal Revolution

A memorial in DC honors the number of Americans who died from Covid with more than 660,000 white flags planted on the National Mall. / Today

Meanwhile, young Scandinavians are sticking pouches of nicotine up their trombones. / VICE

Ross Douthat: Covid blew up the Left and Right's ideological scaffoldings and returned us to a "Puritans-vs-Jacksonians dynamic." / The New York Times

Related: Adam Gurri's "Response to Anne Applebaum's 'The New Puritans.'" / LiberalCurrents

From August, Agnes Callard argues that the real college scandal is how we've forgotten the joys of intellectual engagement. / The Point

The Missouri couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters might have their law licenses suspended. / NPR

Insurers in California send in private firefighting crews as another layer of defense against the state's megafires. / The San Francisco Chronicle

Watch: A man relates what it's like to climb Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48, three years after suffering a spinal cord injury in a jujitsu class that left him paralyzed from the neck down. / The Morning News

New global air quality guidelines reflect "an overwhelming scientific consensus" that countries need to more aggressively limit air pollution. / The Conversation

Dan Riley hears the secrets of perhaps the world's most daring freediver. "It's easy to share secrets when you know no one can do what you can do with the information." / GQ

Recent paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Michelle Blade depict scenes from daily life "in a dreamy, ethereal light." / Booooooom

Stanley Donwood's apocalyptic paintings, created for Radiohead's 2000 album Kid-A, are going up for sale. / Dazed

Netflix acquires the works of Roald Dahl for adaptation, with a total production budget around $1 billion. / Variety

Cary Fukunaga, director of the latest James Bond film, says early Bond was "basically" a rapist. / The Guardian

From early September but as relevant as ever? "Uniqlo is Sally Rooneycore." / Dirt