768 million people use unsafe drinking water. Another staggering statistic: 36% of the world's population don't have access to toilets.

Microloans are a great way to help solve the problems. They're small, short-term, low-interest loans, and in developing countries, they help fight poverty by encouraging sustainable development. But there's a long way to go.

Fortunately, people who have strong voices are using them. Even more important, they're working to make a difference.

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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