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Washington state taps Starbucks for help with Covid vaccine rollout

[NBC NEWS, AP] The coffee giant has committed a team to work full time on expediting its home state’s vaccine distribution. Aiming to boost the slow pace of administering Covid-19 vaccinations, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday that the state has turned to Starbucks for help streamlining logistics and setting a new […]

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Man lived inside Chicago’s O’Hare airport for 3 months before detection

[Chicago Tribune] CHICAGO — A California man who police said claimed to be too afraid to fly due to COVID-19 hid out for three months in a secured area of O’Hare International Airport until his weekend arrest, prosecutors said Sunday. Aditya Singh, 36, is charged with felony criminal trespass to […]

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Get A Free Bag Of Marijuana With Your Covid-19 Vaccine

[Forbes, Getty Images] Cannabis activists in Washington, D.C. are planning to offer a free bag of marijuana to those receiving the vaccine for Covid-19, the group DC Marijuana Justice announced this week. The free cannabis giveaway, dubbed Joints for Jabs, is being arranged to coincide with vaccine clinics expected to […]

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The Earth is spinning faster than at any time in the past 50 years

[Daily Mail] Year 2021 is set to fly by, prompting scientists to call for the addition of a ‘negative leap second’  Atomic clocks accurately record how long every day is at millisecond level Since invention in 1970s the days have been slightly longer than 24 hours  But since mid-2020 the Earth’s spin has accelerated […]

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Kevin Durant will quarantine, miss four games over seven days after exposure to COVID-19, per report

[CBS Sports] Kevin Durant will need to quarantine for seven days after the NBA’s contact tracing initiative revealed that he has been exposed to COVID-19, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Durant already had COVID-19 early in the outbreak. He has tested negative and still has antibodies according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, but […]

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An interactive CDC map shows how the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going in your state — and how far the US lags behind its goal

[Business Insider, AP] The CDC unveiled an interactive vaccine-tracking map on Thursday.The map shows how many vaccine doses each state has been allocated and how many shots each has administered so far.The totals tell a grim story: The US fell far short of its goal to vaccinate 20 million people […]

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