May 21, 2021

Weekend reads: 4 types of people not getting vaccinated (it's not just Covid skeptics)

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    What prom looks like amid the pandemic, the Spy Museum's newest "hire," and more.

    Ben Palmer's reads

    Why you shouldn't overpack your (vaccinated) summer. It might be tempting for the fully vaccinated to pack their summer with plans after spending the past year isolated at home—but that might not be the best idea for your brain, Ashley Abramson writes for the New York Times. Abramson outlines why downtime is important and why you need to resist the urge to overbook your summer.

    The 4 types of people not getting vaccinated. Though millions of Americans have received Covid-19 vaccines, vaccination rates have started to slow in recent weeks. Writing for the New York Times, Sema Sgaier outlines the four types of people who aren't getting vaccinated yet—the watchful, the cost-anxious, the system distrusters, and the Covid skeptics—and provides the results of a national survey of American adults to show which groups are most prevalent in your state.

    Marcelle Maginnis' reads

    What does prom look like amid a pandemic? Proms, which were canceled last year amid the pandemic, are picking back up this year—but they look very different than proms past. Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Te-Ping Chen and Valerie Bauelein share the "unusual twists' accompanying many of this year's proms, from bans on dancing, new-in-kind venues, and staggered time slots for attendees.

    How Patrice the robot is opening up the Spy Museum to kids. The WeGo Foundation recently provided the Spy Museum with a child-sized robot named Patrice, designed to enable hospital-bound children to virtually tour the museum, interact with staff, and control their experience.  Writing for the Washington Post, … explains how Patrice came to be—and how WeGo aims to put similar robots in venues across the world so hospitalized children and, eventually, adults can "go anywhere they want."

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