• Politics
    Scary Mommy

    How To Cope When A Family Member Says They’re Voting For Trump

    So here’s the reality you’re – that we’re – currently facing: someone we love is supporting Trump. So what the hell do we do about it?

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  • Celebrity
    Complex

    Dr. Dre's Daughter Truly Young Calls Out 50 Cent For Disrespecting Her Mother: 'You Disgust Me'

    Young clapped back at 50 in the comments and via IG Stories before 50 responded with another post addressing her remarks.

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  • Health
    The Week

    Johnson & Johnson's early vaccine trial results show most participants developed strong immune response

    Johnson & Johnson announced the start of phase three of its coronavirus vaccine trial this week, citing "positive interim results" from earlier stages of its study. Those were published Friday, and they were indeed promising.The pharmaceutical giant reported that 99 percent of the participants between the ages of 18 and 55 in early-to-mid stage clinical trials developed neutralizing antibodies against the novel virus. The analysis also found that most of the side effects associated with the vaccine were mild and resolved within a matter of days.It wasn't clear, however, whether participants over 65 were well-protected since immune response results were available for only 15 people in that demographic. Additionally, Reuters reports, the rate of adverse reactions — like fatigue and muscle aches — to the vaccine in that age group was just 36 percent, far lower than those seen in 64 percent of the younger participants. That might sound like good news, but it actually suggests the immune response in older people may be weaker.One of the key aspects of Johnson & Johnson's trial is that just a single dose produced a strong immune response in participants. Other companies developing vaccines like Moderna and Pfizer are using a two-dose approach. If Johnson & Johnson's phase three trial, in which 60,000 volunteers will enroll across three continents, eventually proves the single dose is safe and effective, it could simplify distribution of the vaccine. Read more at Reuters and CNN.More stories from theweek.com America is the Holy Roman Empire of the 21st century Wall Street won't let Trump steal the election Lebanon's prime minister-designate resigns after he was unable to form a new cabinet

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  • Politics
    The Wrap

    Trump Lashes Out at Fox News After Poll Shows Him Down in Key States

    President Donald Trump lashed out once again at Fox News after the network’s latest poll showed him losing to Democratic nominee Joe Biden in key states like Pennsylvania and Ohio.“One of the worst polls in 2016 was the @FoxNews Poll. They were so ridiculously wrong. Fox said they were going to change pollsters, but they didn’t. They totally over sample Democrats to a point that a child could see what is going on. Rasmussen, which was accurate, at 52%,” wrote the president on Twitter.The new poll, released Thursday, shows Biden at 52% in Nevada while Trump is at 41%. In Ohio, Biden had 50% and Trump and 45%. Pennsylvania earned Biden 51% and Trump 44%. A majority of respondents in each state were displeased with Trump’s handling of the coronavirus and indicated they’d prefer Biden to make the next Supreme Court nominee.Also Read: Trump Faces Boos, 'Vote Him Out' Chants at Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial (Video)The president regularly chastizes Fox News and its polling unit when he dislikes the findings of a poll, and while Fox News doesn’t respond to direct attacks, the network has been consistent in defending its polling unit.Earlier this month, the president falsely claimed that he was actually leading in battleground states, but the “fake news” wouldn’t report it.“I must tell you that Fox has among the worst pollsters of all. I think they’re terrible,” Trump told Fox News Sean Hannity Sept. 9, while calling into his show.Read original story Trump Lashes Out at Fox News After Poll Shows Him Down in Key States At TheWrap

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  • Health
    Eat This, Not That!

    Dr. Fauci Says This 'Magic' Thing Could Turn COVID Around

    Despite the best efforts of health experts—including Dr. Anthony Fauci—COVID-19 is still thriving in several parts of the country. In fact, this week 22 states reported increasing infections, with many also experiencing an increase in the number of daily deaths and the testing positivity rate. According to Dr. Fauci, there is one thing that could help turn the coronavirus pandemic around, but it would require all of our participation. Read on, to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. Fauci Says What He'd Do if He Had a 'Magic Wand'"If you could wave a magic wand over the United States and change one thing tomorrow to improve the trajectory of this pandemic, what would it be?" the nation's leading infectious disease expert was asked today by Sean Rameswaram in an interview published on Vox. "I think apart from a vaccine, which we'll have to wait a few months for, if I were to wave a wand now, it would be to get the entire country uniformly pulling together in a public health way to get these cases down," he confessed.Fauci points out that post 911 and Pearl Harbor, "we didn't have any political arguing about what we needed to do. Everybody was in it together. That's really what we're dealing with." Fauci wants people to remember that we shouldn't be fighting each other—as has been the case in America, especially with the "highly charged political season with big-time, high-stakes elections.""We've lost sight of the fact that the bad guy here is the virus. The bad guy is not one side or the other," he said. RELATED: Dr. Fauci Says You Can Catch COVID This Way After All Fauci Said the Fundamentals Really WorkHe reiterated that public health measures—such as his recommended fundamentals of mask wearing, social distancing, avoiding crowded spaces, and staying outdoors instead of indoors— "should be the gateway and the vehicle to getting the country's economy back and opening up the country."And yet, "there are some who interpret that as an obstacle. It isn't the obstacle. It's the solution."Dr. Fauci wants to keep hammering this message home: "We're all in this together. And when you have some groups of society who make it a political issue, it makes it very complicated to get a uniform, consistent approach in our country."So, if he could perform magic, his ultimate spell would be to unite the country. "I don't want to get too melodramatic, but we are at war with a virus. We are not at war with each other. So my magic wand would be … a spirit of pulling together." So let's do it everyone, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.

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  • U.S.
    Reuters

    Proud Boys rally has Portland in state of emergency

    Governor Kate Brown on Friday declared a weekend state of emergency for Oregon's biggest city, saying "white supremacist groups" were traveling from out of state to attend an event the Proud Boys say was organized to "end domestic terrorism." Local and state leaders said in a letter to the community that many participants have openly discussed tactical operations and military-style formations and planned to cause chaos and violence while claiming to be acting in support of police. "The event poses a physical danger to Portland residents, as clearly shown by the organizers' long track record of assaults, confrontations, and threats against elected officials and the citizenry of Portland," the letter said.

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