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Hollywood's 'New Normal' Could Be Leaving U.S. Workers and Older Actors in the Dust

Nothing is “business as usual” in a world —especially in the United States, which is sitting at over 5 million cases and 160,000 deaths. Even though they are keeping safety in mind, several studios are rushing to get things moving again. According to two recent reports, that means moving U.S.…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Unions, Disney, Netflix, United States, Streaming, Universal, Colin Trevorrow, Avatar 2, The Witcher, Avatar 2 5, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Jurassic World Dominion


Covid-19 Testing Center Opens on Disney World Property [Updated]

The Most Magical Place on Earth might be open , but at least its cast members now have a place nearby to see if it’s impacted them. Walt Disney World finally has a covid-19 testing center that can serve park employees and their families, following repeated demands from one of the park’s unions. Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Unions, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Disney World Property


New York Comic Con Has Been Canceled, Will Move Online

The stretch of sad (but predictable) convention news continues. New York Comic Con 2020, meant to take place in October in Manhattan, has been canceled because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Instead, ReedPop will be partnering with YouTube to move the convention online, similar to what San Diego Comic-Con did last…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Youtube, Manhattan, Conventions, New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, New York Comic Con 2020


MTA: If Only Masked iPhone Users Could Unlock Their Phones Some Other Way

New York’s public transportation agency would like Apple to come up with some way of unlocking phones that doesn’t involve passengers lowering their masks to use Face ID, according to ABC News.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, New York, Science, Subway, Public Health, Public Transit, Mta, Buses, Public Transportation, Face Masks, Face Id, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Facebook Finally Deletes a Trump Post Over Coronavirus Misinformation

Facebook has finally done the least it could do, for the first time ever deleting a post by Donald Trump for spreading misinformation about the novel coronavirus. Twitter in turn restricted Trump’s re-election campaign account from tweeting at all until it deleted an identical post.Read more...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, Technology, Social Media, Donald Trump, Finally, Trump, Misinformation, Pandemic, Trump Post, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Common Cold Coronaviruses Might Prime the Immune System to Recognize SARS-CoV-2

A group of scientists think they’re closer to understanding why some people’s immune systems seem to recognize the coronavirus that causes covid-19, despite the person never having been infected by it. The team’s new research released Monday suggests that past infections with much milder but related coronaviruses that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Immunity, T cells, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Zombie Stories Are Going to Have to Change

At the core of every book, video game, television series, or movie involving a zombie apocalypse is an idea about humanity’s drive to consume, or how easy it would be for civilizations to crumble in the midst of an unforeseen disaster. Like, for instance, the sudden spread of a deadly virus that swept its way across…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Zombies, Resident Evil, Plagues, The Last of Us, Contagion, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Train To Busan Peninsula, Pendemics


Ancient Microbes, Virtual Comic-Con, and Mind-Boggling Sperm, Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Since the world is both metaphorically and, in some places, literally on fire these days, I’ve replaced doomscrolling through my feeds with something more wholesome to preserve my already perennially shaky mental state: farming sims. Nice try, depressing news, but I can’t hear you when I’m 100+ hours deep in Stardew…Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Farming, Power Rangers, Sperm, Comic Con, Big Oil, Best of the week, Umbrella Academy, Best Of Gizmodo, Stardew, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Verticalfarming


Creepy Doll Annabelle Is Just as Restless in Quarantine as Everyone Else

The Conjuring breakout star/creepy, creepy doll Annabelle is facing her own sort of quarantine: unable to shoot more spooky movies, she’s forced to live on the New Line Cinema lot, more or less entirely alone. How has she been coping? According to this filmed short, about as well as everyone else. Which is to say:…Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Warner Bros, Annabelle, New Line Cinema, Quarantine, The Conjuring, Annabelle Comes Home, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Kodak Gave Its CEO Stock Options, Then News Broke of a Million-Dollar Federal Deal and Prices Soared

The Eastman Kodak Company gave its CEO 1.75 million stock options just one day before the company’s stock soared amid news that it would receive a $765 million federal loan to manufacture critical drug components, the New York Times reported Friday.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Kodak, New York Times, Stocks, Stock Market, Insider Trading, Eastman Kodak Company, Disaster Capitalism, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, News Broke


House Dems Say Trump Admin Got Played for Chumps on $644 Million Ventilator Deal

The White House got duped into overpaying for ventilators by half a billion dollars in the first few months of the novel coronavirus pandemic, House Democrats alleged in an oversight subcommittee report released Friday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, White House, House, Donald Trump, Peter Navarro, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Ventilators, House Dems Say Trump Admin Got Played for Chumps


Congressman Louie Gohmert Has Covid, Suspects He Contracted It From Mask He Wasn’t Wearing

U.S. representative and walking self-parody Louie Gohmert, one of the many mouth-breathing conservative dolts who have mostly refused to wear a mask during the novel coronavirus pandemic, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. He blames the mask.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Congress, Masks, Karma, Capitol Hill, Louie Gohmert, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


What a Superhero Show Looks Like During Covid-19

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier isn’t coming out next month. The CW’s DC shows won’t be back until next year. As the coronavirus pandemic continues onwards, studios have had to reckon with what shooting a superhero show in the age of social distancing even looks like. But we actually already have an example.Read more...
Tags: Science, Production, Superheroes, Cw, Power Rangers, Toei, Tokusatsu, Super Sentai, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


He Knew

On May 21, 2019, this sly son of a bitch gazed into our bleak future, and now he reaps the bitter fruit of the trap he set. Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Game Of Thrones, Conventions, Worldcon, George Rr Martin, A Song Of Ice And Fire, The Winds Of Winter, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Book Jail


Boris Johnson Calls Anti-Vaxxers 'Nuts' as He Belatedly Implements UK Mask Mandate

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson—whose government is not exactly known for his successful handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic—said he thinks that anti-vaxxers are “nuts” threatening public health as a UK-wide mask mandate program goes into effect.Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Medicine, Boris Johnson, Vaccines, Conspiracy Theories, Antivaxxers, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


This Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Live Read Is a Must Watch

During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen many, many casts reunite over Zoom. And let’s be honest... it’s great every single time. There’s just something warm and lovely about getting wrapped up a blanket of nostalgia that makes these dark days a little brighter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anna Kendrick, Mae Whitman, This Is Awesome, Chris Evans, Edgar Wright, Michael Cera, Alison Pill, Scott Pilgrim, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Bryan Lee Omalley


Missouri's Governor Says Kids Will Get Coronavirus In School, Deal With It

While school districts across the nation are deciding if they want to return to in-person or distance learning in the fall, it seems like politicians remain decidedly split on the matter. While California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced certain districts would not be allowed to re-open their…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Missouri, Schools, Gavin Newsom, Mike Parson, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Found Safe in UK Human Trial

A study from the UK is the latest to provide some early hope for an effective vaccine against the coronavirus that causes covid-19. Earlier today, Oxford University researchers revealed the promising results from an early phase clinical trial of their vaccine candidate. The vaccine appeared to be safely tolerated in…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Oxford University, Vaccines, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Unreleased Coronavirus Task Force Report Shows 18 States Are in the 'Red Zone'

As the U.S. shattered records on Thursday with over 77,000 newly confirmed cases and the nation’s death toll has exploded to nearly 139,000, an unpublished White House coronavirus task force report obtained by the Center for Public Integrity warned that 18 states are now in the “red zone” and should roll back their…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, White House, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Center for Public Integrity, Red Zone, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Deborah Birx, Covid 19 Reopening


Latest Coronavirus Science: Hopeful Evidence for Longer-Lasting Immunity

In this roundup of the latest research into the covid-19 pandemic, we cover encouraging evidence for immunity, why the virus may not be very airborne, and an unexpected effect of the pandemic on our weather forecasts.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Airplanes, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


White House Tells Hospitals to Skip CDC and Send Coronavirus Data Straight to HHS

The White House has issued a directive to the nation’s hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and “send all coronavirus patient information” straight to a non-public Health and Human Services database in D.C., the New York Times reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, White House, Hospitals, New York Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Health And Human Services, HHS, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, White House Tells Hospitals to Skip CDC


ICE Backs Down on Inhuman Threat to Strip Visas From International Students in Online Classes

After being sued by dozens of institutions, Donald Trump’s administration has backed off its bullshit plan to deny entry to international students (or require they leave the country) if their institutions switch to online-only instruction during the coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Health, School, Science, Education, College, Ice, CBP, Donald Trump, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Customs And Border Protection, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Report: Apple Likely Won't Reopen in Full Until 2021, Many Retail Staff Asked to Switch to Online Roles

With over 90 of Apple’s 271 outlets across the U.S. closed down once again due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the company is asking retail staff who are unable to show up to a physical location to instead work from home, according to a Monday report in Bloomberg. Apple reportedly also expects that its plan to …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Science, Technology, Retail, Bloomberg Apple, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Covid 19 Reopening


Ted Cruz's Office Says He Was Just Enjoying a Delicious Beverage, Not Violating Mandatory Airline Mask Policy or Anything

American Airlines has said it is investigating after Senator Ted Cruz was photographed in apparent violation of its policy mandating use of face masks during the coronavirus pandemic by all passengers and crew on Sunday, per CBS News.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Air Travel, Planes, Ted Cruz, Airplanes, Aviation, Airlines, American Airlines, Pandemic, CBS News Read, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


What’s the Evidence for Covid-19 Reinfection?

A small bright spot in the coronavirus disaster has been that people who become sick appear to have at least temporary immunity to the virus. But over the weekend, a Vox article written by a primary care doctor in Washington D.C. laid out an imminent and frightening pandemic scenario, based on one of his own cases:…Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Vox, Immunity, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Reinfection


Hong Kong Disneyland Is Closing Again After a Coronavirus Spike of 50 Cases Per Day

Hong Kong Disneyland announced on Monday that it would close its gates to visitors again due to a recent spike in novel coronavirus infections, according to a statement obtained by CNN. Hong Kong identified 41 new cases on Monday, and 38 cases on Sunday—a concerning outbreak by the standards of most wealthy countries.…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Florida, Science, China, Disney, Cnn, Shanghai, World Health Organization, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Pandemics, Hong Kong Disneyland, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Oh Thank God...

Mark it, folks: July 11, the first time President Donald Trump wore a face mask in public during a raging pandemic. And all it took was more than 134,000 people dying from covid-19 for him to finally—finally—put one on. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Donald Trump, Trump, Centers for Disease Control, Trump Administration, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Congrats On Doing The Bare Minimum Mr President


Feds Charge Phony Church with Selling Bleach as a 'Miracle' Cure for Covid-19

Why am I not surprised these guys are from Florida?Read more...
Tags: Science, Trump, Trump Administration, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


One-Third of All Coronavirus Tests Came Back Positive in Miami-Dade County on Thursday

One-third of coronavirus tests came back positive for the novel virus in Miami-Dade County, Florida on Thursday, with a 14-day average of 24.87 percent, according to CBS News. Even 20 percent would be considered very high.Read more...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, Miami, Miami Dade County, Miami Dade, Pandemic, Miami Dade County Florida, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Covid 19 Reopening, CBS News Even


Fauci Calls Pandemic a 'Worst Nightmare' Scenario, So Remind Me Again Why States Are Reopening?

At the Hill’s Future of Healthcare Summit last year, the outlet’s editor-at-large Steve Clemons asked Dr. Anthony Fauci to describe his nightmare public health scenario. His answer: “[A] respiratory borne illness that spreads rapidly, that’s new, mainly, there’s no background immunity in the population, and that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Fauci, Steve Clemons, Trump Administration, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Dr Fauci