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🗳 Voters in California will decide on whether to recall Governor Gavin Newsom today. Polls indicate the governor will remain in office but if a recall is successful, the leading replacement candidate is Republican Larry Elder.
📜 Want to see the most non-corporate news update ever? Read actor Jeff Bridges’ hand-written update on his health and his work wherein he reveals that his cancer is in remission and his battle with Covid has improved. The Dude abides.
🚌 The state of Massachusetts is so short on bus drivers that it has employed the National Guard to take school bus routes.
😳 Animal advocates would like to instate a law banning bestiality in New Mexico, one of only two states that do not have one.
💀 A new study examines why people without a bachelor’s degree are more likely to die a “death of despair,” meaning death from physical or mental distress.
⛷ Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe will change its name to Palisades Tahoe because “squaw” is a racial slur towards native people.
📺 Fox Entertainment has purchased TMZ for an undisclosed sum.
👗 The Met Gala happened last night. This is high fashion. I’m still in slippers and my hair is being held up with a pencil.
Coronavirus Update: 🗣 Total confirmed global cases as of noon ET on Monday: 224,809,323 — Total deaths: 4,633,399 — Total vaccine doses administered: 3,564,749,650
- A study in England shows that 0.5% of all Covid deaths were “breakthrough cases,” or people who were fully vaccinated.
- The CDC says that unvaccinated Americans are 10 times more likely to be hospitalized and 11 times more likely to die of Covid and deaths are now trending higher in working-age people rather than elderly people.
- Broadway’s biggest shows will reopen tonight, having been closed for 18 months. Audience members must be vaccinated and wear masks.
- Covid cases have more than doubled in southeast China due to the Delta variant.