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On Saturday, shoppers at an Ikea in Shanghai, China ran for the exits after authorities quickly locked down the building after COVID-19 contact tracing led them to the store. From CNN: In a press briefing Sunday, Zhao Dandan, deputy director of the Shanghai Health Commission, said the "store and affected area" would be under "closed… READ THE REST
On July 18, 2022, the CDC ended its COVID-19 monitoring program for cruise ships leaving from and sailing to the United States. As part of that program, the CDC had shared COVID-19 outbreak numbers and trends with the public, but the agency will no longer do so. The Washington Post explains: A notice posted on… READ THE REST
I was on Facebook the other day and somehow got recommended a Facebook Live that was called "Pure Blood Love Live." I was like huh, does "pure blood" mean what I think it does? I watched a little of the video and read a bit of the page it was featured on—which was an anti-masking… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. You've got quite the arsenal of gizmos and gadgets these days. So whether it's an extra-large monitor, your phone, or a smart home speaker, you've got a lot of stuff on your desktop.… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. It's safe to say we all love dogs. How could you not? They are cute, friendly, funny, and to put it bluntly, we just don't deserve them! So for how much joy dogs… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Is there anything more frustrating than muscle tension and stress? Probably not. And that's why we will go to such great lengths to mitigate our tension levels, but unfortunately, sometimes it just seems like… READ THE REST