- CelebrityIn The Know
In a clip that has gone viral, a TikToker shared her brother’s unforgettable reaction upon learning that their mother was pregnant. On Jan. 16, Ana Mello posted a recording in which her 45-year-old mom shares the news as Ana and her 17-year-old brother pulls out two pairs of booties from a couple of small bags. While Ana immediately breaks into tears, her brother is seemingly stunned.
- BusinessStudent Loan Hero
Ahead of his inauguration Jan. 20, President Joe Biden had indicated he would sign an executive order to extend the federal loan freeze until Sept. 30, back from the original expiration date of Jan. 31. The move means millions of borrowers have received at least 18 months of reprieve from their repayment since the pause first began in late March 2020. Particularly if you have a loan in default, you will want to rehabilitate your repayment while you’re free from collections and any additional harm to your credit report.
- HealthThe Week
Ivermectin, a cheap and "generic" antiparasitic drug "used all over the world," may significantly reduce the risk of death in patients suffering from moderate to severe cases of COVID-19, researchers have found.The University of Liverpool's Andrew Hill and others carried out a meta-analytical breakdown of 18 studies that showed the drug — which is off-patent and commonly used to treat lice and scabies, as well as some more serious parasites — appears to reduce inflammation and eliminate the coronavirus swiftly, the Financial Times reports. In six of those trials, the mortality risk was cut by 75 percent in patients with more serious COVID-19 infections. The research team has also theorized the drug could also make it harder for infected people to transmit the virus.Hill said he's encouraged by the findings, but further studies are needed, especially since several of those in the analysis were not peer-reviewed. FT also notes that meta-analyses, which look at many studies at once, can be prone to errors. Read more at the Financial Times.More stories from theweek.com Bernie Sanders steals the inauguration with his grumpy chic outfit Biden's inaugural poet wants to run for president in 2036 President Biden: 'Democracy has prevailed'