⏱Procrastination is a skill
There's an 11 year old that's better at golf than you
Good morning everyone, we hope you’re getting ready to enjoy a nice and relaxing Sunday — you deserve it!
0:05- Two is better than one
Late Friday evening, the Moderna vaccine was approved by the FDA for distribution in the United States. This approval of the vaccine, deemed more than 94.1% effective, means that 5.9 million more vaccines will be available starting Monday. In addition, because Moderna’s vaccine doesn’t require the extreme-cold storage that Pfizer’s does, many of the shipments will be bookmarked for rural areas that were difficult to reach before.
0:23- Even the government procrasionates
On Friday evening, as policy makers struggled to compromise on a stimulus, President Trump signed an emergency bill providing government funding until midnight tonight. As of now, tentative details of the plan include an extra $300 in unemployment per week, a second round of stimulus checks, and funding for schools, health-care providers, vaccine distribution efforts, and small businesses. However, nothing is for sure as House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said, “There are still some significant issues outstanding.”
0:44- The U.K. goes back into lockdown as a new strain emerges
The U.K. announced a new lockdown yesterday as research came back and found that there was a new variant of Covid-19 present in the country that is 70% more transmissible (yes, you read that correctly). Through Wednesday, the new strain had accounted for more than 62% of the cases, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said during his address to the country, “When the virus changes its method of attack, we must change our method of defense.”
1:05- Maybe the best father-son scramble of all time
Charlie Woods, and his slightly more famous father Tiger Woods, played a scramble at the PNC Championship yesterday. The highlight? The 11-year-old hitting an Eagle on a par 5 where they used all three of his strokes. Like father, like son.
1:16- Uber is even doing their part on the vaccine effort
Uber announced yesterday that they would be offering 10 million free/discounted rides to people receiving the Covid vaccination. These rides will include transportation to and from the destination for both doses. In addition, Uber is partnering with minority groups to help distribute these rides to people who need them the most.
Have a great rest of your day, and we’ll see you tomorrow bright and early!
-The 90 Second News Team
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