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In Case You Missed It.
📈 Reddit has filed for an initial public offering.
🔥 Extreme weather including tornadoes and fire danger is sweating the central U.S.
🛑 Democrats seem unable to move their Build Back Better package because Senator Joe Manchin opposes the child tax credit.
📉 The SEC announced new rules to make it tougher for executives to trade their own companies’ stocks.
🧑🏻💻 PornHub says that Hentai porn is the most searched term of 2021. That refers to adult anime and cartoon content. It’s not all naughty though. “Romance” and “romantic” searches more than doubled and searches for “passionate” jumped 139%.
⚓️ The Navy tested laser weapons in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday and “successfully” hit a floating target.
Coronavirus Update: 😷 Total confirmed global cases as of 12:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday: 271,699,321 — Total deaths: 5,325,637 — Total vaccine doses administered: 8,543,097,272
- Apple says it will delay returning to office work indefinitely due to continuing Covid cases, it's also closing three stores.
- Google will put workers on unpaid leave if they are not vaccinated by January 18.
- The UK hit a record for daily cases of Covid since the pandemic began in 2020.
- A court reinstated the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for health workers at hospitals that receive federal funding.
- Experts say that omicron symptoms include a “scratchy throat” as opposed to a “sore throat.”
- Other studies say that omicron thrives in airways but is slower to replicate in lungs, which may explain its less-severe cases.