US, UK say first COVID vaccinations expected before Christmas as new cases slow: Live updates

Summary NYC announces plans to reopen in-person education LA starts 3-week lockdown Surgeon General says COVID vaccination to start in mid-December UK officials say vaccinations to start before Christmas China detects virus on seafood packaging German authority warns virus isn’t slowing fast enough for Christmas Colo. Gov tests positive Czech Republic plans to ease lockdown […]

WHO and Lancet investigations into pandemic’s origins lack independence and credibility

Newly announced teams of investigators are conflicted, biased and/or China-approved Those looking for a credible independent investigation into the origins of the current pandemic, including whether the virus leaked from a lab, have expressed dismay at the WHO and the Lancet Commission’s announcements of their teams of investigators and the WHO investigation’s terms of reference. […]

Over half young American adults now live with their parents

In the last few decades, young adults have faced harsh economic realities – from the financial crisis in 2008 to this year’s global pandemic, both triggering catastrophic losses in jobs and financial stability. And while the widespread effects of COVID-19 have yet to be fully captured, Visual Capitalist’s Aran Ali notes that young adults are […]