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✈️ The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration wants to make sure flight attendants receive 10 hours of rest between shifts. They currently receive 8-9. Congress asked for this in 2018 and they are not happy it has taken this long.
💊 Johnson & Johnson raised eyebrows and other things when its spin-off company LTL (where it dumped around 38,000 lawsuits over its baby powder) declared bankruptcy.
❌ The U.S. Department of Justice launched a new program to combat redlining, the illegal practice of making loans in certain (minority) neighborhoods impossible to get.
🏛 President Biden told CNN’s Anderson Cooper he’s open to getting rid of the filibuster “and maybe more” after his economic package goes through.
🇨🇳 China clapped back at President Biden’s comment that the U.S. would defend Taiwan if it is attacked, saying they have no plans to compromise over its own control of the island.
Coronavirus Update: 😷 Total confirmed cases as of 12:45 p.m. ET on Thursday: 242,288,846 — Total deaths: 4,925,854 — Total vaccine doses administered: 6,728,897,586
- CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said children should continue to wear masks in school even after they’re vaccinated.
- The WHO says that Covid has killed 80,000-180,000 health care workers around the world as of May this year.
- Pfizer says its vaccine is over 90% effective at fighting Covid in kids ages 5-11. The FDA meets tomorrow on this and the CDC's decision will come at their meeting November 2-3.