Aaron Rodgers’s Vaccine Misinformation and Where States Will Spend Infrastructure Money: The Week in Narrated Articles

This weekend, listen to a collection of narrated posts from around The New York Times, checked out aloud by the press reporters who composed them.

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This spring, he was auditioning to be the host of “Jeopardy!” Almost every day, he appears on tv ads for national brands like State Farm insurance coverage. And on Sundays this fall, he has led the Green Bay Packers to a division-best 7-2 record.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not simply the N.F.L.s reigning most important gamer, hes a celeb who transcends the countrys most popular sport, a family name on par with Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes.
When news broke that he evaluated favorable for the coronavirus last week and was unvaccinated, Rodgers validated his decision to not get immunized by spewing a stream of misinformation and scrap science. Physician were disheartened not even if it will make it harder for them to encourage grownups to get vaccinated, however due to the fact that they are also starting to immunize 5- to 11-year-olds.

Written and told by Victoria Petersen

On the highway over the Teton Pass in Wyoming, avalanches have been threatening vehicle drivers because the 1960s. In Washington and Oregon, motorists live with the day-to-day awareness that, in a significant earthquake, the bridge in between Vancouver and Portland will probably collapse. In California, citizens are significantly at the mercy of out-of-control wildfires and megadroughts– and their stratospheric costs.
Americas to-do list has been growing for several years, given that well prior to President Biden and a bipartisan committee in Congress concurred this year to a historical upgrade of the nations aging facilities. On Friday, the step– held up for months amidst negotiations over some $2 trillion in other costs– finally passed.
With nearly $600 billion in brand-new federal help to enhance highways, bridges, dams, public transit, rail, ports, airports, water quality and broadband over 10 years, the legislation is a once-in-a-generation chance to revamp the nations public works system. And it provides an unusual chance for states that have been required for decades to stabilize huge short-term stockpiles of repairs and upgrades against bigger, longer-term projects and requirements.
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Alaska Native Medical Center is a medical facility managed by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium– the largest tribal-run health organization in the country, and the second-largest healthcare company in the state.
While Aaron Osterback was hospitalized at the center with Covid-19 and pneumonia in September, he leaned on the foods he grew up with, like salmon and cod, to assist him recuperate. Mr. Osterback is Aleut and was raised near the Bering Sea in Sand Point, Alaska– home to one of the biggest fishing fleets in the Aleutian Islands.
Throughout his 10-day remain at the center, among his favorite meals was the healthcare facilitys salmon Caesar salad– which he stated was a terrific mix of contemporary and conventional foods.
” A large part of what I got from the cafeteria, and from the folks cooking there, actually helped heal me,” Mr. Osterback said.
Such dishes are part of a contribution program that brings familiar foods to Indigenous patients as they recover.

Written and narrated by Shaila Dewan

With shootings and murders surging in many cities, contacts us to redirect money to policing are rising. But evidence that hiring more officers is the very best method to reduce criminal offense is mixed: Beefing up an authorities force can assist, however the results are modest and far from specific. Those who study the concern state any declines in criminal activity have to be weighed versus the drawbacks of including more police officers, consisting of unfavorable interactions with the public, police violence and further erosion of public trust.
And there is a larger unknown: how authorities employing compares to other anti-crime procedures, such as offering more summer season tasks or drug treatment programs, or perhaps keeping the very same variety of officers however deploying them more strategically.
For decades, scholars have acknowledged that regional crime rates can not be predicted by officer strength and authorities budgets. Often a boost for policing is followed by a drop in crime; often it isnt.
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Written and narrated by Kellen Browning

Apple and its activist workers have edged toward open conflict in recent months, as workers have actually gone public with criticisms of how the company treats them and have actually prodded federal firms to examine.
Last week, that contrast intensified as one of the leaders of an activist motion at the company, who said she had been fired in October, said in a charge to the National Labor Relations Board that Apple had retaliated against her.
Janneke Parrish, a previous Apple Maps program supervisor, accused Apple and Tim Cook, Apples primary executive, of breaching federal labor law by firing her in retaliation for forming the employee group, understood as #AppleToo.

The Timess narrated articles are made by Tally Abecassis, Parin Behrooz, Anna Diamond, Sarah Diamond, Jack DIsidoro, Aaron Esposito, Elena Hecht, Adrienne Hurst, Elisheba Ittoop, Emma Kehlbeck, Marion Lozano, Tanya Pérez, Krish Seenivasan, Margaret H. Willison, Kate Winslett, John Woo and Tiana Young. Unique thanks to Sam Dolnick, Ryan Wegner, Julia Simon and Desiree Ibekwe.

Nearly every day, he pops up on television advertisements for nationwide brands like State Farm insurance coverage. In Washington and Oregon, motorists live with the day-to-day awareness that, in a major earthquake, the bridge in between Vancouver and Portland will most likely collapse. With shootings and homicides rising in numerous cities, calls to reroute money to policing are rising. Evidence that working with more officers is the finest method to reduce crime is combined: Beefing up a police force can help, however the effects are modest and far from certain. Those who study the question state any declines in criminal activity have actually to be weighed against the downsides of including more authorities officers, consisting of negative interactions with the public, police violence and more erosion of public trust.

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