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Over the last several weeks, health officials have been warning of a fourth COVID surge as a result of the more highly transmissible variants quickly spreading across the country. Now, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), warns that one state is in such danger due to a surge of infection that they should promptly shut down. Read on to find out where—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise.CDC Chief Says Michigan Should "Close Things Down" to Stop SpreadAccording to Dr. Walensky, Michigan, currently experiencing the worst surge in the nation, needs to close up. "The answer is not necessarily to give vaccine," the director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said at a White House news conference, contradicting the guidance of the state's Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is attempting to secure extra vaccine doses. "The answer to that is to really close things down, to go back to our basics, to go back to where we were last spring, last summer, and to shut things down, to flatten the curve, to decrease contact with one another, to test to the extent that we have available to contact trace."Walensky explained that the reason why vaccines alone are not the answer, is that it would take weeks for full protection against the virus to kick in. Therefore, it would take several weeks for the surge to slow down after successful vaccination efforts. "I think if we tried to vaccinate our way out of what is happening in Michigan we would be disappointed that it took so long for the vaccine to work, to actually have the impact," she said. "Similarly, we need that vaccine in other places. If we vaccinate today, we will have, you know, impact in six weeks, and we don't know where the next place is going to be that is going to surge."Per the New York Times, Michigan is experiencing the highest infection rate increase in the country, with 7,000 cases being added daily—a sevenfold increase since late February. Experts attribute the surge to the B.1.1.7 variant. RELATED: This COVID Vaccine Has the Most Side Effects, Study SaysHow to Stay Safe During This PandemicFollow the fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—wear a face mask that fits snugly and is double layered, don't travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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More than a year has passed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but grocery shoppers continue to be impacted by shortages of household staples. And the latest supply chain disruption may throw a wrench in your plans for barbecues and other outdoor gatherings this summer. That's because two seasonal staples—hot dogs and bacon—are going to be more expensive this year, according to experts.Sales, as well as the price of meat, went up last year as more Americans found themselves suddenly cooking dinner at home, and supply chains were upended. Experts told Business Insider that the "after-effects of last year's disruption" will keep both bacon and hot dog prices high through the summer as demand increases amid a low supply. During these disruptions, consumers are also likely to see "fewer discounts." Separately, Bloomberg reports that farmers are now paying 30% more to feed their herds. (Related: Grocery Shortages To Expect in 2021, According to Experts)"The whole supply chain has really been squeezed, and unfortunately it does not look like this is going to be something that improves between here and early summer," Isacc Olvera, a food and agriculture economist at the supply chain company ArrowStream, said.The best way to combat the price increases is to stock up if you do happen to stumble upon a good deal. Meat can easily be frozen and thawed for consumption at a later route. Another route? Trying out meat alternatives—here are our editor's favorites.To get all of the latest grocery store news delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!
Beloved Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has created new site-specific works for the New York Botanical Garden, with polka dots and fantastical forms aplenty.
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Newsmax’s Greg Kelly drew extreme ire Monday after he criticized Caron Nazario, the Black Army lieutenant who was pepper sprayed and held at gunpoint during a traffic stop in Virginia last December. Body camera and cell phone footage of the incident went viral this month and one of the two officers involved in the stop has been terminated. “Troublemaker Lt Nazario should be KICKED OUT of the military. His Stupid Actions and unwillingness to comply with very Basic (and legal) instructions from POLICE mean he’s INCAPABLE OF EVER LEADING TROOPS. He’s gonna get people killed unnecessarily. OUT of the @USArmy!” Kelly, whose strange tweets have caused commotions before, fumed. Kelly tweeted about the situation repeatedly on Monday, saying the lieutenant — who was in uniform at the time of the stop — may have had a gun, and reposting articles about the lawsuit brought against officers Joe Gutierrez and Daniel Crocker by Nazario. Gutierrez has since been fired. Also Read: Nobody Knows How to Take Newsmax Anchor Greg Kelly's Weird as Hell Tweet About Weed Predictably, Kelly, whose 7 p.m. ET show has seen significant ratings declines since the beginning of the year, began trending on Twitter for his comments. Numerous political observers accused him of racism, but some of the attacks came from other conservatives. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, for instance, weighed in on the relevance of whether a driver in the state had a gun, writing, “Virginia is not a ‘must notify officer’ state. They even have the second amendment in Virginia too!” Shermichael Singleton, a Black conservative with his own hefty Twitter following, added, “The Second Amendment exists fo reason [sic], he has EVERY right to keep and bear arms. Do we know if he had a concealed carry license? Also, even if he doesn’t, in the state of Virginia you can legally have a handgun in a private motor vehicle.” Also Read: Newsmax Amateur Hour: Host Chris Salcedo Has Entire Conversation With Sean Spicer on Mute (Video) Body-camera footage of the stop went viral last week. In it, Nazario, who is Black and Latino, says, “I’m honestly afraid to get out.” An officer replies, “Yeah, you should be.” According to Nazario, what was described in an incident report as his attempt to evade cops was actually him driving for about a mile after the stop began in an effort to find a well-lit location. The initial reason for pulling him over, according to the officers, was a lack of license plate, though his lawsuit said it was visible in the back window of his new vehicle when they approached. Read original story Newsmax’s Greg Kelly Called Out for Bashing US Army Lieutenant Pepper Sprayed by Cops At TheWrap
Sharlto Copley has joined the second season of “Russian Doll” on Netflix. Production on the second season of the Natasha Lyonne-led dark comedy is currently underway, but plot details and information about Copley’s character are being kept under wraps. He joins Annie Murphy and Carolyn Michelle Smith as new cast additions for the sophomore follow-up. Also Read: 'Schitt's Creek' Star Annie Murphy Joins 'Russian Doll' Season 2 Co-created by Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler, the first season of “Russian Doll” premiered on Netflix more than two years ago. The eight-episode series follows Nadia (Lyonne), a woman who suffers through multiple time loops that begin the night of her birthday party and end in her death. Poehler, Lyonne and Headland all serve as executive producers on the comedy, which hails from Universal Television, Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, JAX Media and 3 Arts Entertainment. Lyonne and Headland both write and direct the series, with Jamie Babbit also directing. Copley is known best for his roles in “District 9,” “Elysium” and “The A-Team” reboot. Exciting #RussianDoll News! Sharlto Copley joins previously announced new addition Annie Murphy in Season 2! pic.twitter.com/H9wSWjLoMi — Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) April 12, 2021 Deadline first reported the news of Copley’s casting. Copley is repped by WME and Fourward. Read original story ‘Russian Doll’ Season 2 Adds Sharlto Copley At TheWrap
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Home alcohol deliveries became a widespread trend after COVID-19 left most Americans suddenly bound to their own kitchens. With restaurant closures happening almost daily, the relaxed rules that made alcoholic beverage deliveries possible were wholeheartedly embraced by the alcohol and restaurant industries. But keeping this level of access to alcohol beyond the pandemic could have detrimental consequences to public health, advocacy groups say.Last year, 30 states loosened their alcohol restrictions, making to-go drinks the new normal. Not only can you order wine to be delivered by the case to your doorstep, but local restaurant orders through delivery apps can also include cocktails and beers. These allowances were supposed to be temporary moves intended to boost revenues for businesses amid sharp declines in foot traffic to restaurants and bars.However, both businesses and their customers have loved the convenient new measures, and they don't want to go back to pre-pandemic restrictions, according to Business Insider. And the potential to make these newer, laxer alcohol laws permanent has public health groups concerned. (RELATED: The Saddest Restaurant Closures in Your State)The American Public Health Association and the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance are two public health advocacy groups warning about the dangerous consequences of looser alcohol laws, including higher instances of alcohol addiction, drunk driving, and underage drinking, among others."The more available alcohol is, the more we are likely to see increases in drinking and the harms associated with that," Alicia Sparks, vice chair of the Alcohol Policy Alliance, told Business Insider. "We fully support small businesses. We just want to be thinking of how we can help them grow in a way that's safer for communities."But the battle may already be lost. States like Ohio, Massachusetts, Iowa, as well as the District of Columbia, have already made their to-go alcohol allowances permanent. Texas, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Florida are about to make the same changes to their laws. Mark Whatley, the National Restaurant Association's vice president for state affairs and grassroots advocacy, said he hopes that as many as 40 states would make the same concessions by the end of the year.Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get all of the latest restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox.
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The Oscars are fully committing to the idea that this year’s ceremony will be like a “movie” — not an awards show — and have now announced its “ensemble cast” of stars to present the night’s prizes. This year’s ceremony is “starring,” in alphabetical order, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya. Names like Ford, King, Matlin, Moreno, Witherspoon and Cranston are mixed in with the tradition of inviting back the previous year’s winners, which include Bong, Dern, Phoenix, Pitt and Zellweger. Additional talent to join the “cast” will be announced later. Also Read: Oscars Plan European Hubs for International Nominees Unable to Travel to US “In keeping with our awards-show-as-a-movie approach, we’ve assembled a truly stellar cast of stars,” Oscars producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh said in a statement. “There’s so much wattage here, sunglasses may be required.” The 2021 Oscars have kept consistent with using the phrasing of a “cast” rather than presenters, and the word “host” notably hasn’t entered into the equation at all. The show also released a new teaser for the ceremony, which you can watch above. “In a world filled with awards shows, what if an awards show was actually a movie? Which stars would you cast?” the promo asks, before touting its new star-studded lineup. Also Read: Oscar Production Team Adds Questlove, Richard LaGravanese and Dream Hampton Nominees and guests for this year’s Oscars can qualify for an essential workers waiver and will need to quarantine before arriving “on set.” The expectation is that the show will be in-person with as little Zoom participation as possible, with the show aiming to have a cinematic look throughout. The 93rd Academy Awards air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The awards-show-as-a-movie will take place at Union Station in Los Angeles and the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, as well as in international locations live via satellite. Read original story Oscars 2021: Harrison Ford, Halle Berry and Rita Moreno Among First Batch of Presenters At TheWrap
On Monday’s episode of “The View,” the co-hosts had a somber discussion about the ongoing pattern of systemic police racism in America that included a chilling video of Army Lieutenant Caron Nazario getting pepper-sprayed by police during a traffic stop. And, for once, all of the ladies were in agreement about their feelings for the situation. “For those police officers, in particular, to treat a lieutenant army medic that way, shame on them,” Meghan McCain said after showing the video in which police harassed Nazario, who was politely asking why he was being treated like a criminal. McCain went on to express her disbelief and sadness about the encounter noting, “He’s an army medic, and everyone knows that army medics, those are the ones that are into the real intensity and insanity of war zones — people who literally deal with their legs blown off or deal with IEDs. It’s a very intense, serious job. So for an army medic to be, obviously, treated that way is beyond my comprehension. I can’t imagine that an army medic, given the things I’m sure he has experienced and seen, being on a place where he’s crying on the ground and being pepper-sprayed and treated like an animal…just how bad and egregious and disgusting the incident was.” That’s not to say McCain didn’t unintentionally express her privilege of being a white woman while sharing her thoughts. “If I said, ‘I’m scared’ to a police officer, I hope they’d say, ‘There’s nothing to be scared of. We’re just trying to figure this out. We’re just trying to work it out,'” she said. “And I think you can believe and respect the integrity of our law enforcement and also recognize that there’s serious systemic issues that have gone unchecked and this is just not how we treat our veterans. It’s not how we treat our soldiers.” Also Read: 'The View': Meghan McCain Says She 'Doesn't Need Any Democrats Telling Me What to Do or How to Think' (Video) Goldberg’s point was much blunter: “I really think every state needs to follow Maryland’s leads and get rid of the police bill of rights and police unions.” Watch the video below. COP FIRED AFTER PEPPER-SPRAYING ARMY LIEUTENANT: The co-hosts react to footage that emerged of Black-Latino Army Lieutenant Caron Nazario, who was in uniform, getting pepper-sprayed earlier this year during a traffic stop in Virginia. https://t.co/wEs9hBn8aI pic.twitter.com/jnNNyFC4sM — The View (@TheView) April 12, 2021 Read original story ‘The View': Meghan McCain Calls Out Virginia Cops Who Pepper-Sprayed Army Medic: ‘Shame on Them’ (Video) At TheWrap