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What We’re Reading 4th Of July Weekend: China’s Big COVID-19 Fail, Law And Order Unwinds, U.S. Sanctions China . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

COVID-19

Modelers Were ‘Astronomically Wrong’ in COVID-19 Predictions, Says Leading Epidemiologist — Foundation for Economic Education

China Never Reported Existence of Coronavirus to World Health Organization — Washington Free Beacon

Stimulus checks, back-to-work bonuses, bigger jobless benefits? What the next relief bill might look like — CNBC

Leftist Mobs, Big Cities & Politics

Breakdown: The Unwinding Of Law And Order In Our Cities Has Happened With Stunning Speed — The City Journal

Her fault: Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s lack of leadership led to CHOP violence — The Washington Examiner

World: Russia & China

Hong Kong: U.S. passes sanctions as nations condemn new Chinese law — BBC

Boris Johnson Makes a Bold Move to Admit up to 3 million Hong Kong Citizens into Britain — Bloomberg

China sterilising ethnic minority women in Xinjiang, report says — The Guardian

Vladimir Putin’s power play paves the way for 16 more years, but not without challenges — NBC

Economy & Markets

Unemployment rate won’t recover for the next decade, CBO projects — CNN

U.S. economy created 4.8M jobs last month: These industries saw the biggest gains — Fox Business

Longer Reads . . .

Immunity to COVID-19 is probably higher than tests have shown — Medical Xpress

How to Live in a World Gone Mad? — Marginal Revolution

‘Multicultural’ Education — speech by Thomas Sowell

Has This Present Moment Set Black Americans Back a Half-Century? — FrontPage Magazine

The Adverse Economic Consequences of Higher Tax Rates — American Institute for Economic Research

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