“Some 700,000 people were expected to celebrate their enthusiasm for motorcycles at the 10-day event that kicked off Friday in the western South Dakota city … Law enforcement in Sturgis and Meade County are reporting their calls for service during the first few days are up dramatically compared to previous years.” Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the busiest in years. (Media outlets should just reprint headlines from 2020. The story is basically the same…)

+ “That may mean that this is a six-month phenomenon in a country, rather than a two-year phenomenon. But I do caution people that this is the delta variant and we have not run out of Greek letters so there may be more to come.” Larry Brilliant on the pandemic, the variants, and where we are in the fight. The world is nowhere near the end of the pandemic.