Daily Briefing: July 11

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

Stat

Are the runners getting faster, or are the bulls slowing down? So far, no one has been gored in the San Fermín bull-running festival's return to Pamplona, Spain last weekend. In 2019, the last year the event was held before the pandemic shut it down, eight people were gored. 16 runners have died as a result of bull-related injuries since 1910. Animal rights protesters dressed up as matadors chased other protestors in dinosaur costumes earlier this week to protest the cruel killing of the bulls after they finish their runs.

Quote

“California is going to make its own insulin.”

California Governor Gavin Newsom is pushing for his state to be the first in the nation to produce its own generic insulin, a drug relied on by diabetics. The aim is to make costs more affordable, which they aren't right now. According to a new Yale research, 14% of people on insulin in the United States spend "catastrophic" amounts of money on the drug, they need to survive.

Read

A fascinating profile of the Fields Medal winner, June Huh. (Quanta Magazine)

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