School that pioneered polio shots gives kids covid vaccine as Jill Biden watches – The Washington Post

Physician Richard Mulvaney gives a trial polio vaccine to Jackie French, then 7, on April 26, 1954, in McLean, Va. She now goes by her married name, Jackie Lonergan. (The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis) Source: School that pioneered polio shots gives kids covid vaccine as Jill Biden watches – The Washington Post

Michael Mann: climate action won’t require sacrifice – but delay will

It is climate inaction that will lead to people living more difficult, less prosperous lives. Action on climate means more jobs, quieter transport, cleaner air, better access to affordable energy and a more equitable society.

World leaders, particularly those from high carbon-emitting countries like the US, UK and China, know this. When these countries gather in Glasgow for climate negotiations next month they have a choice: end investment in fossil fuels or stay on the current course to disaster.

Source: Michael Mann: climate action won’t require sacrifice – but delay will

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Papa retirement (220)

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By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

Papa retirement

Every year papa said— this year I will retire, definitely! At 72, papa is saying no— Congratulation.s papa. I had no other words. (That was a few days ago)

I will never meet a man like my papa. Five feet tall, square jaw, big bright eyes and a voice that commands quiet. Barely taller than mama he commands the room.

When we left East Hills hostel, papa knocked on every door until they said yes. Who could say no? Because to every question papa’s answer was—yes! Papa first job was as a carpenter, since they asked— are you a carpenter? Yes! I came to Australia with empty hand! Holding his palms together face up.

The years drifted away, the factory hand became the supervisor, the supervisor became manager, papa’s name became synonymous with employer. Papa helped employed the unemployable; the old uncle…

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