Daily Briefing: April 11

The stat, the quote, and the read you need to start your day right.

Stat

Food costs skyrocketed 12.6% between February and March to their highest levels on record, as a result of the Ukraine conflict disrupting deliveries of critical goods like wheat and vegetable oils. In lower-income countries where food accounts for a greater proportion of spending, higher food prices can lead to social unrest. Food in sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 40% of consumer spending, compared to 17% in higher-income countries.

Quote

“In my family, it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States.”

The appointment of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court was a victory for all Black women.  “We’ve made it! We’ve made it—all of us,” she exclaimed at the White House ceremony.

Read

This individual was deliberately infected with dysentery as part of a vaccine clinical trial. He's been tweeting the experience. (Jake Eberts)

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