The Radice Files — Episode 135: “The Time Has Come Today”

Frank Radice
4 min readAug 22, 2021

There are a number of prominent anti-vaxers who have contracted Covid. That number is dwarfed by regular folk, also anti-vaxers, who’ve gotten the virus. There can be no louder message than that. Get the shot…now, please.

F.D.A. Aims for Full Approval of Pfizer Covid Vaccine on Monday — The New York Times

Federal regulators are winding down the process of licensing Pfizer’s two-dose coronavirus vaccine, setting up an approval possibly by Monday and potentially kicking off a wave of new mandates.

Facebook says post that cast doubt on covid-19 vaccine was most popular on the platform from January through March — The Washington Post

The social-media platform’s Saturday evening acknowledgment comes after a lengthy internal debate over whether to share data.

Twitter locked out Gov. Ron DeSantis’ aide over ‘abusive behavior’ after she tweeted a story from an Associated Press reporter and said ‘drag them’

DeSantis’ press secretary and AP had been feuding for days, prompting AP to write a letter to the governor requesting that her behavior stop.

Taliban Return To Power Sees Local Media Huddle In Fear & Self-Censorship — Special Report From Afghanistan

The return of the Taliban to power last week has seen a sudden shift in the way local media work & report in the country with more repression expected

The author of ‘The Kite Runner’ has a message for anyone worried about Afghanistan — CNN

Khaled Hosseini’s novels offer a window into Afghanistan. Here’s how he sees the fall of his home country — and what he would ask President Biden if he could.

How the Taliban Turned Social Media Into a Tool for Control — The New York Times

In the 1990s, they banned the internet. Now they use it to threaten and cajole the Afghan people, in a sign of how they might use technology to build power.

A Concert In Central Park Was Abruptly Ended Right In The Middle Of A Barry Manilow Song

Lightning ended a concert in New York right in the middle of Manilow singing ‘I Can’t Smile Without You,’ sending 60,000 people scrambling.

Scarlett Johansson Accuses Disney of ‘Trying to Hide Its Misconduct’ With ‘Black Widow’ Arbitration Demand

“Why is Disney so afraid of litigating this case in public?“ Johansson’s attorney said Saturday

First VW ID.4 electric car made at Chattanooga; mass production starts in 2022

The ID.4 launched in the U.S. earlier this year, but vehicles sold so far have been sourced from Zwickau, Germany.

TikTok vs. Instagram Reels: What’s the Difference? — Business 2 Community

By now, I’m sure you’re aware of Instagram’s short, punchy, and entertaining video clips called Reels. Since its launch in 2020, the use of Reels has

Florida Georgia Line The Latest Band To Cancel 2021 Concert Dates Due To Covid-19 — See Full List

Other acts that have announced cancellations to their tours this year include BTS and Garth Brooks.

And finally…

Watch Sara Bareilles, Idina Menzel & More Sing ‘New York State of Mind’ in This Video Valentine to NYC | Broadway Buzz |

With the help of world-renowned New York City artists, NYCNext has released a moving video rendition of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mi



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