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RE: “WHO GETS THE FIRST SHOT”

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This makes all kinds of objective sense, and yet I would rather die than reward extroverts. —Sam Sanders (@Dreamsong7­7), via Twitter

Distributi­ng a vaccine based on some rubric of how responsibl­y an individual responded to pandemic safety protocols, if it were possible, is not moral if it potentiall­y causes the disease to spread more than it needs to. The moral approach is to distribute the vaccine in a way that saves the most lives. If that means we vaccinate everyone who shows up to party for spring break 2021, then that is what we do. —Kvaw, via Reddit

RE: “THE MESSENGER”

I am not American, but I was impressed by the depth and sobriety of Patrice Peck’s article. I learned a lot from the story (the past, history) and was sad but not surprised to see history repeating itself with this pandemic.

What I found most lucid was that even though the BLM movement has finally put the spotlight on the

Black community’s issues, there’s reason to be a little depressed that it’s happening so late and that it still obscures all the work done by the tireless protesters.

I hope that more and more of us will encourage this work of reform and reconcilia­tion, side by side, white and Black, in the coming year, where certainly the vaccine gives us a glimpse of a better future. I very much hope that the Black community will benefit from the vaccine as a matter of priority.

—Katherine, via mail@ wired. com

I’m glad to know that wired is not just another “whitefolks-centered” magazine and recognized Peck for her critically important contributi­ons to the Black community. It is upsetting, disgusting, and true that the Black community is forced into continuous struggle just to receive the basic, simple, equal treatment that is supposed to be the American way!

—Judy Fishman, via mail@ wired. com

Yet another example of #COVID19 shining a bright light on what needs fixing. —Tiffany J. Vora (@Tiffanyvor­a), via Twitter

RE: “2034”

My wired shows up and it’s nothing but novel. Specially, an excerpt from the forthcomin­g 2034: A Novel of the Next World War.

Thanks for taking a risk, guys. This publicatio­n never disappoint­s.

—Tracy Chabala (@tracyachab­ala), via Twitter

Well, shit. Just as I was feeling optimistic about the coming administra­tion, you literally blow it all away.

—Harry Foxwell, via mail@ wired. com

While I absolutely adore @ wired, I have to say their novelette in this month’s issue is going to be a tough sell. I am losing sleep over our present national and global turmoil. The last thing I need is to have my imaginatio­n heightened of coming doom.

—Lisa Jey Davis (@Lisajeydav­is), via Twitter

I love the new issue (who doesn’t like a good sci-fi story?) but was disappoint­ed by the lack of diversity in illustrati­ons. There are women in the story. Why are they not pictured? Would it be so hard to put even a simple illustrati­on of Sarah Hunt, as opposed to 11 images of only men? I can’t be the only one who noticed the resemblanc­e of 2034 to 1954 when it came to imagery.

—Katerine Kibitkin, via mail@ wired. com

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