With about 16% of the US population fully vaccinated and cases of Covid around five times less than it was at its peak in January, things are looking up when it comes to beating the pandemic. Right? Wait, no? Ah shit. On CNN today Dr. Michael Osterholm, epidemiologist and Covid advisor to the White House, gave us a buzzkill reality check: "Right now get ready for the surge. I take no comfort at all, but I'm telling you right now, we are just beginning this surge. And denying it is not going to help us. We are walking in the mouth of this virus monster as if somehow we don't know it's here. And it is here." In other words, don't throw away those damn masks quite yet.
In a survey of 3,115 students who have been unable to enter Japan for study 58.4% say their mental health has "significantly declined" and 26.2% say it has "slightly declined," according to Japan Today. David Rossi, who runs a company in Japan for international students, announced the findings at a press conference. Rossi said the government… READ THE REST
Earlier this week Neil Young wrote an open letter to Spotify instructing them to either kick Joe Rogan off the platform or stop streaming his songs. "I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines — potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them," wrote Young. "They… READ THE REST
Author and physician Eric Topol made a chart using data from the CDC COVID-19 Response Epidemiology Task Force that shows how much more you are likely to die from Covd if you don't get vaccinated. @OurWorldinData redrew the chart to make it look prettier: 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. Tax season begins soon, and like years before, many consumers are gearing up to use their tax returns to buy the latest tech. For example, tech lovers have a reason to… 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 do a lot on that little laptop of yours, from (reluctantly) answering work emails to shopping for a new ride. But with all these digital tasks come many annoying roadblocks,… 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. If you've got a fuzzy feline friend at home, you know how important it is to keep them active and stimulate their curiosity. They can get bored quickly of stationary toys, and… READ THE REST