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Senior social-media editor at The Economist | United States

We’re hiring for a job vacancy based in New York


THE ECONOMIST was founded as a print newspaper in 1843, but today we have a growing digital operation and 50m followers on our social-media accounts. Ever more people are encountering our journalism for the first time on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

We are seeking an experienced social-media editor, located in the US, to join our global team. This person will be based in our New York bureau, but can work remotely for now.

We are looking for someone who understands The Economist’s brand, and where it fits in the US media landscape. An interest in, and knowledge about, American politics and business will set you apart. Experience with newsletters, push notifications, SEO and tools such as Photoshop is a plus. Ultimately, we are looking for an innovative self-starter with excellent editorial judgment and a keen

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Data scientist slams ‘inherently biased’ media for glossing over COVID spikes in blue states

Data scientist Youyang Gu attacked the media as “inherently biased” for picking and choosing which states receive national coverage of their coronavirus outbreaks after noticing that Illinois hasn’t received the attention of other states.  

Gu, who created covid19-projections.com, aims to provide unbiased takes on the coronavirus. He observed that Illinois, which is predominantly run by Democrats, has not received the attention that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ state of Florida has received.

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“Last week, Illinois reported 15,415 cases in a single day, more than Florida ever did in a single day. This is despite Illinois’ population being 40% lower,” Gu wrote. “Many of you probably did not know the dire situation in Illinois. That’s because no mainstream media chose to report it.”

Gu then posted several headlines that showed Florida’s coronavirus outbreak received national coverage, claiming

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The Health 202: Coronavirus survival rates in the United States haven’t improved since the summer

“It’s been rock solid stable since July, around 1.7 percent,” said David Dowdy, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “If anything, I think there is a concern it will go up again because we’re seeing hospitals reaching their capacity.”

Treatments have improved survival rates incrementally.

There’s no doubt health providers have discovered best practices for treating seriously ill covid-19 patients since the onset of the pandemic, along with some new therapeutics. In the past two weeks the Food and Drug Administration has given emergency approval to two monoclonal antibody treatments, one from Eli Lilly and another from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. 

The treatments are designed to prevent infected people from developing severe illness by imitating the body’s natural defenses. They’re given to non-hospitalized patients, typically those who are at increased risk for severe illness due to either age or an underlying condition. President Trump received monoclonal

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Who’s enforcing the state’s curfew? And can you sue over a mask?

Plus: Should farmworkers be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine? And sacked San Francisco lab worker may have tainted more than 800 cases.



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Police car lights at night.

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Who’s enforcing Newsom’s curfew?



a laptop computer sitting on top of a car: If a police officer turns on his lights, it's probably not because you're not wearing a mask.


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If a police officer turns on his lights, it’s probably not because you’re not wearing a mask.

One of the questions that had people scratching their heads Thursday after California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the statewide evening curfew was: “Just who is going to enforce this?”

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Wildfires in three states leave one dead and destroy thousands of acres

Wildfires have scorched more than 8.7 million acres across the country this year, but the season is still not over. Right now, there are three new wildfires burning in the West: the Mountain View Fire, the Pinehaven Fire and one in Bear Creek Park.



Pinehaven Fire


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Pinehaven Fire

A 20,000-acre wildfire burning along the California-Nevada border has left one person dead. The wildfire south of Lake Tahoe has destroyed dozens of homes, according to the Mono County Sheriff.

The Mountain View Fire started Tuesday afternoon, and was pushed by strong, erratic winds with gusts of 70 miles per hour, Don Shoemaker, Bureau of Land Management incident commander said.

At least 80 homes in the town of Walker, California, have been leveled by the wildfire and about 400 residents are still under evacuation orders. The orders will remain in place as power lines have been severely damaged, Shoemaker

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News from around our 50 states

Alabama

For most, Mardi Gras means New Orleans. However, Mobile, Ala., boasts America’s oldest organized Mardi Gras celebration. (Photo: Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association)

Mobile: The city is moving ahead with plans to hold Mardi Gras celebrations in early 2021 despite the coronavirus pandemic, which is quickly worsening. Some groups already have called off parades and balls because of concerns about spreading the virus that causes COVID-19, but news outlets report that Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s office has released a memo saying Mardi Gras isn’t being canceled in the port city. Instead, the city is getting ready to issue permits for parades that will wind through downtown streets. Stimpson’s memo, which was released publicly by a City Council member on social media, said the number of people riding on floats will be limited, and participants will need to wear face masks. “This is a fluid situation, and we’re in uncharted waters,”

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Merkel, German states consider tougher pre-Christmas COVID curbs

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders are expected on Monday to impose new measures, including compulsory mask-wearing at schools and drastic restrictions on household gatherings, to tame a second coronavirus wave before Christmas.

A sign shows the way to a walk-in corona test centre at a hospital, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Neuruppin, Germany, November 16, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A draft document of the measures, seen by Reuters, also said people would be urged to avoid private parties completely in coming weeks.

Germany this month imposed a “lockdown light” to rein in a second wave that is sweeping much of Europe. Bars and restaurants are closed, but schools and shops remain open.

Numbers of new infections are no longer growing exponentially, but a fall in infections is not yet foreseeable, the document said.

“The numbers are stabilising but too slowly,” the

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The 10 states with the rudest drivers

For many, the experience of driving creates a feeling of anonymity. Protected inside the pod-like confines of our car, we may begin viewing the world outside as an observer, rather than as a participant. This detachment can embolden drivers to behave more aggressively or impolitely towards other drivers than they would in another social situation. 

Unfortunately, rude driving behavior and aggression towards other drivers are ubiquitous in America. In fact, more than half of all drivers in the United States reported at least one incident of significant aggression, anger, or road rage towards another driver over a one-year period. 

While drivers may not feel particularly accountable for behaving impolitely towards others, some forms of rude driving behavior can be extremely dangerous. Honking to express annoyance may be one thing, but it’s quite another to angrily tailgate a car, truck, or motorcycle, or to run a red light in utter disregard

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Chuck Lorre Comedy ‘United States of Al’ Gets Series Order at CBS

CBS has given a series order to the Chuck Lorre comedy “United States of Al,” the network announced Tuesday.

Led by Adhir Kalyan and Parker Young, the series centers on the friendship between Riley (Young), a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir (Al) (Kalyan), the Interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and has just arrived to start a new life in America.

It is set to premiere on the network later this season.

David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari are writers and creators on the series from Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Production, with Lorre serving as executive producer alongside Reza Aslan and Mahyad Tousi. Mark Cendrowski directed the pilot.

In addition to Kalyan and Young, Kelli Goss, Dean Norris and Elizabeth Alderfer also

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COVID-19: California, Midwest states clamp down again

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California and several states across the U.S. Midwest tightened restrictions on residents on Tuesday as the nation’s top infectious disease specialist called on Americans to remain vigilant until a vaccine can be approved and distributed.

FILE PHOTO: Medical personnel work inside a field hospital known as an Alternate Care Facility at the state fair ground as cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases spike in the state near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., October 12, 2020. Wisconsin Department of Administration/Handout via REUTERS

The new clampdowns were announced as the number of COVID-19 infections surged again in the United States with the onset of colder weather, straining hospitals and medical resources in some cities.

“There’s a real thing called COVID-19 fatigue, that’s understandable,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, told CNN in an interview. “But hang in there a

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