Luminaries Lost: A Look At Some Of The Artists…

The coronavirus has claimed the lives of artists and artisans, writers and actors, musicians and media figures

Eye-Popping Number Of Jobs Added In The US

Heading into the release of Friday's jobs report, economists expected millions more job losses and an unemployment rate at or even above 20%, per the AP . Not even close. Employers actually added 2.5 million jobs in the month, and the unemployment rate dropped from 14.7% to 13.3%,...

NBA Approves Plan To Resume Season

The NBA’s Board of Governors have approved a plan to restart the suspended season.The tentative date is July 31st with a start at Disney World, Florida amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The plan would see 22 of the NBA’s 30 teams play eight games, says Reuters.This will determine a 16-team playoff field that would follow the traditional post-season format.Four best-of-seven series would crown a champion no later than October.The league said the approval is the first formal step among the many required to resume.

Researchers Retract Warning About Chloroquine

The authors of a well-publicized study that indicated taking chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatments could be unsafe no longer stand behind their work. The medical journal the Lancet said the authors asked that their paper be retracted, Stat News reports. "We can no longer vouch for the veracity of...

Bill Gates Talks About Vaccine Conspiracy Theories

Business Insider reports that Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has been the center of bizarre vaccination conspiracy theories.In a call with reporters Wednesday Gates said it's "almost hard to deny" the conspiracy theories surrounding him and vaccines "because it's so stupid."Misinformation has been circulating claiming that Gates is behind a plot to use vaccines to implant microchips in people.A Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that 28% of Americans wrongly believe this. He said it's "a little bit concerning."Gates said misinformation hasn't "held up" the global funding effort to develop a COVID-19 vaccine,.He said that it could make it harder to reach herd immunity if and when a vaccine is found.

WHO Puts The Brakes On Hydroxychloroquine Trials

The World Health Organization is pausing clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.According to Business Insider, the WHO's steering committee of the study met over the weekend.They agreed to suspend enrollment while gathering data about the safety and efficacy of the drug.Hydroxychloroquine is commonly used to treat malaria and lupus, among other conditions.The study was part of the "Solidarity" trial launched by the WHO, studying four different treatment options for COVID-19.

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Grocery Prices Skyrocket Throughout The US

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Cruise Bookings Soar Despite COVID-19

According to TMZ, a Cruise Planners representative says cruise bookings have dramatically increased since Carnival announced its plans to resume some cruises in August.