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Sunday, August 01, 2021

One segment of people who have avoided shots is vehemently opposed to the idea. But there is a second group, surveys suggest, that is still deciding. read more


It's hard to imagine how revolutionary MTV was when it launched Aug. 1, 1981. Forty years before we could summon music videos on demand, MTV was the destination for the latest, coolest and best of music on TV. The premise was simple: Be television's version of radio. read more


Florida reported 21,683 new cases of Covid-19, the state's highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday. read more


The City of St. Louis Department of Health is alerting the public that someone who attended the St. Louis County Council Meeting held on Tuesday, July 27th tested positive for SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The City of St. Louis Department of Health (DOH) is working to identify and notify close contacts of the individual, but out of an abundance of caution it is recommended that anyone who attended the council meeting quarantine for the next nine days and monitor their symptoms. The St. Louis County Department of Public Health is aware of the situation and is supporting the DOH's investigation efforts. "We are still in a pandemic caused by a virus that continues to spread rapidly in our communities, causing severe health complications including death. It is very important that residents practice the health and safety mitigation measures of wearing a face covering, social distancing themselves from those who do not live in their households and routinely wash their hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available," says Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting director of health for the City of St. Louis. "The DOH is continuing its contact tracing investigation into this case and encourages those who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated. It is the best tool we have to prevent severe COVID-19 complications, including death." read more


Jeff Jarvis: A few weeks ago, the senior complex where he lives reopened its dining room. I was not terribly worried as I knew that 97 percent of the residents were vaccinated. What I did not know was that only 50% of staff was vaccinated. read more


Eric Swalwell: Jim Jordan and Kevin McCarthy are not only witnesses to what happened at the Capitol on January 6th, they are witnesses to Donald Trump's intent and, his conduct, the decisions that he made that day. That's why Jim Jordan shouldn't be anywhere close to the dais that is investigating January 6th, but he may be close to the witness table. read more


Less than 0.004% of people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 experienced a breakthrough case resulting in hospitalization and less than 0.001% died from the disease, according to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. read more


Dolly Parton ... revealed this week how she spent her money from the songwriting credit for "I Will Always Love You," covered by Whitney Houston for the 1992 film "The Bodyguard": She invested in a building located in a historically Black Nashville neighborhood. "It was a whole strip mall, and I thought this is the perfect place for me to be, considering it was Whitney, so I just thought, This is great, I'm just going to be down here with her people, who are my people as well,' " Parton said. read more


Saturday, July 31, 2021

The Australian government is apparently done [messing] around when it comes to their covid lockdown in Sydney and has deployed unarmed soldiers to Aid law enforcement. read more


Forget the home office -- 45% of American teleworkers regularly work from a couch, 38% regularly work from bed and 20% often work outside, according to a study by the home improvement marketing firm CraftJack. read more


Hong Kong police have arrested a man after he allegedly booed the Chinese national anthem while watching an Olympics award ceremony inside a shopping mall, authorities said on Friday. read more


A native Cuban explains what all has changed in Cuba since the 80s and why Cuba is dealing with massive unrest now. read more


If you've ever read a privacy policy, you may have noticed a section that says something about how your data will be shared with law enforcement, which means if the police demand it and have the necessary paperwork, they'll likely get it. read more


Rescuers and wildlife officials kept it cool and wet while waiting for a rising tide. The orca returned to sea about six hours after it was spotted on the shore. read more


When Ray Lucas and his girlfriend Shi'Ann Brown returned after a trip to the corner store to pick up milk, they found their Michigan home engulfed in flames -- and their twin daughters were trapped inside. His mother, who had been watching the 18-month-old girls, was panicking on the front yard in Eastpointe, Michigan, and trying to get help. "I was speechless. Action took over me. I ran into the house to get my babies," Lucas, 23, told CNN. read more


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