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Here’s What We Know About the COVID-19 Omicron Strain So Far

Michael Ciaglo/Getty Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.Yes, a new variant has emerged. On Friday, the WHO designated a fourth, possibly more transmissible “variant of concern”—B.1.1.529 or Omicron—after a steep increase in COVID-19 infections in South Africa. Health officials have detected the…

How Dangerous Is Peter Thiel?

Tech billionaire Peter Thiel’s speech in October on free thought and dogmatism was incoherent and alarmingly super-nationalistic. Visual China Group/Getty Editor’s note: This essay from David Corn first appeared in his new newsletter, This Land. Given the importance of covering big money in politics and the move toward authoritarianism on the right, we want to make sure as…