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It’s not over. It’s not over until there is no virus anywhere in the world.

Margaret Harris, WHO spokesperson, reminding those experiencing a loosening of restrictions and ordinances as some cities’ coronavirus cases decline. (Reuters — June 5, 2020)

June 5, 2020
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We can have no society worth celebrating unless we can guarantee freedom from fear for every person who gives this country their love, labor and life.

Apple CEO Tim Cook in an open letter, responding to the protests and death of George Floyd. (Business Insider, Apple — June 4, 2020)

June 4, 2020
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The narrative that sows doubt in the election results is very destructive to our democracy as a whole. It undermines the democratic institution of voting.

Marian Schneider, president of the election security nonprofit Verified Voting, regarding the false narrative that mail-in ballots are dangerous and at risk for fraud. (PEW — June 3, 2020)

June 3, 2020
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If what this does is drive distrust … then that’s a victory. If it makes it harder to tell what’s true and what isn’t … then that’s working.

Alex Engler, a Brookings Institution scholar, commenting on misinformation campaigns that have been used to instill confusion and distrust during a time of national pandemic and protest. (NPR — June 1, 2020)

June 2, 2020
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Crime doesn’t stop in a pandemic.

Circuit Judge Cheryl Albrecht, chief criminal judge for Multnomah County, Ore., regarding the ever-growing list of pending court cases. (PEW — May 29, 2020)

June 1, 2020
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There’s nothing I’d rather do than get rid of my whole Twitter account.

President Trump explaining that he'd get rid of his social media account if he didn't find it necessary to push back against "fake news." (The Hill — May 28, 2020)

May 29, 2020
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We’re trying to figure out the best way to message to the public that just because you have COVID-19 concerns doesn’t mean that storm surge won’t be just as dangerous this year.

Mike Steele, communications director for the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency preparedness, speaking about the increased difficulty in disaster preparedness during the coronavirus pandemic. (PEW —  May 28, 2020)

May 28, 2020
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The virus isn’t going after black people. It’s because of structural inequities that have led to poor health and greater exposure to the virus.

Dr. Lisa Cooper, a professor of medicine and public health at Johns Hopkins University, commenting on the findings that African Americans have a much greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than whites do. (PEW — May 27, 2020)

May 27, 2020
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For good or bad, this EV thematic is driven by regulations and government incentives, rather than economics.

Paul Graves, chief executive of Livent Corp., a lithium producing company, speaking about the development and adaptation of electric vehicles globally. While the pandemic has slowed the implementation in the United States, many are still expecting the technology to become the most-popular vehicle option. (Reuters — May 26, 2020)

May 26, 2020
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If you’ve got a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or for Trump, then you ain’t black.

Former Vice President Joe Biden commenting during a radio interview with Charlamagne Tha God, which covered topics of Biden’s support among black voters and his potential running mate. Biden later apologized for the statement. (AP — May 22, 2020)

May 22, 2020
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Congress is rightfully and must be focused on the human impact of COVID-19, and I think that must be on the top of their mind, but the second should be realizing the human benefits that autonomous vehicles can bring.

Greg Rogers, director of Government Affairs and Mobility Innovation at Securing America’s Future Energy, explaining the importance of autonomous vehicle policy in a time when social distancing has emphasized the need for human-free transportation and delivery. (The Hill — May 20, 2020)

May 21, 2020
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