Happy Thursday. The ivory-billed woodpecker is officially extinct, along with 22 other species. Because climate crisis. GOOD MORNING!
In Case You Missed It.
🐈⬛ A sneak peek from former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham’s memoir alleges President Trump relied on his “Music Man” to play ‘Memory’ from the musical Cats to calm him down when he was feeling rage-y.
🇫🇷 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been convicted of illegal campaign financing for misusing monies in his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid. He'll serve one year in jail or home confinement.
📦 Iconic New York department store Macy’s filed suit to stop Amazon from advertising on the billboard on top of its Herald Square location. Not on my front lawn!
🐐 Goats found their way to a Rooms-to-Go in Atlanta on Monday. They heard there was a sale.
🇹🇳 Tunisia has its first-ever female prime minister, Najla Bouden Romdhan.
🏛 The House passed legislation to suspend the debt ceiling, but it’s going to fail in the Senate. Those bills are coming due!
Coronavirus Update: 😷 Total confirmed global cases as of 12:21 p.m. ET on Wednesday: 233,018,326— Total deaths: 4,769,468 — Total vaccine doses administered: 6,179,308,618
- Vitamin A nasal drops are being tested in the UK to help long Covid patients recover their sense of smell.
- A study found that 37% of Covid patients suffer from at least one long-term symptom 3-6 months after contracting the illness.
- The CDC issued a health advisory Wednesday to increase vaccinations among pregnant people. A recent study found that those vaccinated during pregnancy pass antibodies to their kids, but the advisory focuses mainly on the risks of remaining unvaccinated vs. the rewards of vaccination.
- United Airlines is set to fire 593 US-based employees for failing to comply with their vaccine mandate.