When Southwest Airlines canceled a bunch of flights, rumors swirled that it was related to the vaccine mandates. At least, a lot of news sites called them rumors. But what we’re experiencing in America right now are not rumors. They’re disinformation campaigns intended to model the ones Trump ran and is still running. The vaccine mandates are working, saving lives, and accelerating the pace towards economic re-openings. Unsupported ‘sickout’ claims take flight amid Southwest woes. Seditionist Ted Cruz tweeted: “Joe Biden’s illegal vaccine mandate at work! Suddenly, we’re short on pilots & air traffic controllers.” (What we’re short on since the mandates is Covid deaths.)

+ The real issue, of course, is how we get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. In America, the hurdles are mental and political. In remote regions, those hurdles are physical. WaPo: By boat, by motorbike, by foot The journey to vaccinate Colombia’s remotest communities.