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Thursday headlines: Properly aggrieved

Helen Branswell: The Covid-19 vaccines are a marvel of science. Here’s how we can make the best use of them. / STAT

A factory in New York is racing to make enough glass vials to deliver more than 100 million vaccine doses by January. / The New Yorker

On Wednesday, the United States broke 100,000 coronavirus hospitalizations for the first time ever. / The Atlantic

Numerous California politicians have been discovered to be flouting their own health instructions. / The San Francisco Chronicle

Chef David Chang is the first celebrity to win the top prize on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" He donated the money to restaurant workers. / My Modern Met

A four-day swingers' convention held last month in New Orleans—“Naughty N’awlins”—is tied to 41 new coronavirus infections. / NBC News

Santa Claus has been cleared to enter Ireland without a Covid test or quarantine. / The Journal

“Sanmitsu” is Japan’s buzzword of the year, referring to the “three Cs” of avoiding closed spaces, crowds, and close contact. / The Japan Times

Around 140 Japanese businesses have existed for more than 500 years. “Their No. 1 priority is carrying on.” / The New York Times

“Revenge bedtime procrastination” refers to people in China staying up late after long work days to create a sense of control. / BBC Worklife

A man in Singapore was charged with illegal public protest after he held up a sign decorated with a smiley face outside a police station. / The Economist

For your lockdown wanderlust: Photographs of Chinese restaurants in small French towns. / Eric Tabuchi

See also: A new book of photographs depicting “France as you've never seen her before.” / The Guardian

A contest of the year's best book covers finds similar graphic themes in different works of fiction. / Electric Literature

A beginner’s guide to the heaviest music ever made. “It’s about atmosphere, intent and bowel-rupturing physicality.” / The Guardian

An interview with a man properly aggrieved about The Crown’s “criminal” portrayal of fishing. / Slate

RIP, Sylvia Novak, the Instagram influencer who never was. / The Morning News