Earlier this month, poliovirus was discovered in wastewater in counties outside New York City late last month, signaling the first domestic outbreak since the 1970s of that potentially deadly and crippling virus. Covid . Monkey Pox. Now polio . If it seems like infectious diseases are coming at us faster, spreading more widely and persisting longer than they have in generations—well, it’s because they are, health experts say, largely because one thing that we can do to reliably prevent an outbreak of infectious disease—get vaccinated—is the one thing millions of people in the United States and across the developed world are failing to do. For the first time since the early 1990s, life-expectancy is actually dropping for many groups in the U.S. A fifth of Americans have refused the Covid vaccines for themselves or their children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And just 65 percent of residents of some counties outside New York … [Read more...] about Polio Is Making a Comeback. Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers!
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Stephanie McMahon , the daughter of former WWE founder Vince McMahon and now the company’s Co-CEO, began the company’s second-quarter earnings call with a tribute to her father as a “true founder and entrepreneur.” Earlier this summer, she and Nick Khan were named Co-CEOs of the company as a board-initiated investigation into Vince McMahon’s conduct began. After the probe verified claims from numerous women of sexual harassment, retaliation and payoffs, McMahon resigned in July. Along with its financial results, the company reported earlier this morning that the investigation is now “substantially complete.” McMahon and his wife, Linda “poured their heart and soul into building this business and taking WWE from a regional wrestling promotion in the 1980s to the global entertainment enterprise we are today,” Stephanie McMahon said. “He built the foundation we stand on and prepared us for the future.” Prior to the call, WWE reported strong results for the … [Read more...] about WWE Starts Post-Vince McMahon Era With Strong Q2 Numbers; Co-CEO Stephanie McMahon Lauds Father As “True Founder And Entrepreneur”
SS Rajamouli's latest outing RRR turned out to be one of the biggest hits in the Indian cinema post pandemic. Apart from India, the Jr NTR and Ram Charan-starrer was loved by the western audience as well. Amidst all the love, the popular magazine Variety released its prediction for Oscars 2023. Interestingly, the magazine has listed Jr NTR who played the role of Komaram Bheem in RRR , amongst its 2023 Oscars predictions for best actor category. Jr NTR is a part of the 'Unranked' possible contenders for the most prestigious award. His name is among many Hollywood superstars like Chris Evans, Cassey Affleck, Adam Sandler and others on the list. It has to be noted that Jr NTR's co-star from RRR , Ram Charan who played the role of Alluri Sitarama Raju in the SS Rajamouli's film is missing from the list. Looks like Jr NTR's performance has indeed been loved by the western audience. After all, RRR is getting more attention across the globe since its OTT … [Read more...] about RRR: Jr NTR Could Get Nominated For Oscars’ Best Actor Category For His Role; See Prediction
Better Call Saul has ended. A review of the series finale, “Saul Gone,” coming up just as soon as I build a time machine… “Where do I see it ending? With me on top, like always.” —Saul James Morgan McGill and Walter White join forces one final time midway through “Saul Gone.” It is a flashback to the two of them hiding out in the vacuum store’s basement circa the “Granite State” episode of Breaking Bad , each of them waiting for Ed to secret them away to their new lives under assumed identities. Their conversation is a reminder of Walt’s arrogance, as well as his contempt for Saul: When Saul suggests he could have sued Gray Matter on Walt’s behalf, Walt dismisses him as the last attorney he ever would have employed for such a task. He would laugh in disbelief if you were to tell him that the man he knows as Saul Goodman once kicked off a successful multimillion-dollar class action suit against another corporation on behalf of defenseless senior citizens. Mostly, … [Read more...] about ‘Better Call Saul’ Series Finale Recap: Slippin’ Jimmy Vs. Saul Goodman
Football star Manti Te’o, the object of a notorious “catfishing” incident, is emerging from the stigma of national ridicule. The former Notre Dame linebacker and Heisman Trophy runner-up revisits the scandal that turned him into a punchline in the new season of the Netflix documentary series Untold , executive produced by Chapman and Maclain Way . Not only does Te’o tell his story, but so does Naya Tuiasosopo as she is now known, the person who ensnared Te’o in the strange tale of the “girlfriend who didn’t exist.” “People in the sports world have been kind of fascinated by this story,” Chapman Way tells Deadline, in what certainly qualifies as an understatement. “Neither Manti Te’o or Naya, the person behind the scandal, has talked about this really in depth before.” The short version of the tale goes like this: Around 2009, Te’o connected online with an attractive young woman, who went by the name Lennay Kekua. They developed a friendship that blossomed into a … [Read more...] about ‘Untold’ Season 2 Takes Fresh Look At Sports Scandal Involving Manti Te’o And “The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist”