Jan 17, 2019

The New York Times highlights the women of Congress

GIF courtesy The New York Times

The New York Times has published a series of portraits to document the record 131 women in Congress, evoking the imagery we're used to seeing in the halls of power.

What they're saying: "Viewed together, the photographs demonstrate the scale of the number of women in both the House and Senate. But, when seen as singular portraits, each image represents an individual with her own perspective — in political beliefs, personal goals and histories."

In today's paper, The Times publishes a 16-page special section with 27 different cover photos, each featuring a representative or senator from that region of the U.S. — in effect, geo-targeting. (At his door in Arlington, Va., Axios' Mike Allen got Speaker Pelosi!)

  • Above is a GIF of all 27 covers.
  • Mike writes: "For sure worthy of $3. Buy the section for a young person you love."

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Experimental coronavirus vaccine to be tested on humans

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The vaccine that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and drugmaker Moderna have been developing to combat the coronavirus is ready to be tested on humans, NIAID director Anthony Fauci told the Wall Street Journal.

The state of play: The rapidly developed vaccine will be tested on 20–25 healthy volunteers in April to determine whether two doses will be safe and generate an immune response to protect against infection. Results will be available in July or August, Fauci told WSJ.

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#MeToo gets Weinstein

A man carries out Weinstein's walker. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.