Happy Friday. A woman in Russia took her brown bear fishing in a small boat to prove that he is a safe pet. She spent the afternoon fishing for his dinner.
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🛑 Child Tax Credit scams abound. Do not fall for texts or emails from the IRS. They don’t do that. They send letters.
🧄 Doctors are warning that putting garlic cloves up your nose is not a brilliant curative, contrary to what some TikTok videos may say.
🤢 Beach clean-up crews are reporting an increase in pee bottles, adult diapers and sanitary products. Gross. Don’t be a part of that problem.
🛠 Home Depot will display fake power tools in its displays from now on to foil thieves.
⁉️ Mark Zuckerberg says that his vision is for Facebook to be a “metaverse.” We don’t quite understand that but we’re pretty sure we don’t want it.
Coronavirus Update: 😷 Total confirmed global cases as of 4:15 p.m. ET on Thursday: 192,343,125 — Total deaths: 4,131,804 — Total vaccine doses administered: 3,727,258,820
- A new study shows that people infected with the Delta variant had 1,000 times more copies of the virus in their respiratory tracks, proving that the virus grows more rapidly to higher levels.
- Florida, Mississippi and Texas have 40% of the U.S. Covid cases.
- Restaurants in Los Angeles are closing to protect their staff from new Covid outbreaks.
- A panel of health experts has given preliminary support for a Covid booster.