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  1. I think it's very telling that the authorities have closed off the area to other hikers. It's not a case of heat stroke, which considering the temperature that day, would have been an option. They wouldn't have closed off the area for heatstroke.
  2. They weren't in a tent, they had gone for a hike and were found only 1.5 miles from their truck (and he worked for Snapchat, not Google) Autopsy unclear: Jonathan Gerrish, Ellen Chung, daughter Miju and dog die on California hiking trail - The Washington Post
  3. Article still intact on msn.com The Vaccinated Are Worried and Scientists Don’t Have Answers (msn.com) The Vaccinated Are Worried and Scientists Don’t Have Answers (Bloomberg) -- Anecdotes tell us what the data can’t: Vaccinated people appear to be getting the coronavirus at a surprisingly high rate. But exactly how often isn’t clear, nor is it certain how likely they are to spread the virus to others. And now, there’s growing concern that vaccinated people may be more vulnerable to serious illness than previously thought.
  4. Yep, agree. But he's also the second richest person on the planet, so he can pay the real experts and just take the trademark.
  5. Tesla is actually going to make a 'Tesla Bot' humanoid robot for general purpose use - Electrek Tesla announced that it is actually going to make a humanoid robot, called Tesla Bot, and it will be able to grab your groceries for you and perform other menial tasks. No, it’s not a joke. At its “AI Day” today, Tesla released many details about its progress to develop AI technology to power its self-driving system. But as we expected, there was a “one more thing” moment, and it was robots. CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla plans to build a humanoid robot called Tesla Bot.
  6. I am not going to accidentally post all of Ivanka Trump's tweets again (sorry about that ), but am still intrigued as to why someone so prominent and outspoken has not posted on their Facebook or their Twitter account since May 5th when they announced they were getting the second shot. With the Afghanistan debacle, there are loads of comments from other members of the Trump family, but not a word from her.
  7. Ivanka Trump hasn't posted a single tweet since receiving her second dose.
  8. Behind a paywall, but interesting headline.
  9. Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination | Eric Clapton | The Guardian Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination Clapton says he won’t perform for a ‘discriminated audience’ after vaccination passports made mandatory for clubs and venues this autumn Clapton performing at the O2 in 2020. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Laura Snapes Thu 22 Jul 2021 11.05 BST Eric Clapton has said he will not perform at any venues that require attendees to show proof of vaccination. In response to the government announcement that vaccination passports will be required to access nightclubs and venues by the end of September, the musician has issued a statement saying he would not play “any stage where there is a discriminated audience present. “Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show.”
  10. Would be a great source for data mining. It does. The amount of CEOs who stepped down in 2019 is astounding. All of the Major Company CEOs That Have Stepped Down in 2019 (businessinsider.com)
  11. Prime minister risks major rebellion over Covid jab passports, say Tory MPs More than 40 Conservatives said to be ready to defy government over civil liberties concerns Prime minister risks major rebellion over Covid jab passports, say Tory MPs | Coronavirus | The Guardian (but Labour look like they will back Johnson - couldn't make it up....opposition? What is that?!) Interesting paragraph at the end of the piece...
  12. Can they fire you for not being vaccinated? Yes, they can. Q: Let’s start with the biggest question here, and that is, can employers legally require their employees to be fully vaccinated before returning to the office, and is it lawful for employers to implement a penalty if they don’t comply? A: Yes, employers can legally require employees to be fully vaccinated with the caveat that they will have to provide a reasonable accommodation to those who cannot be vaccinated due to a disability or a sincerely held religious belief. In those circumstances, the employer is required under the law to engage in an interactive dialogue with the employee to determine if there is a reasonable accommodation that can be granted in lieu of full vaccination. As for a penalty, employers can adopt a mandatory vaccination policy and separate those who choose not to comply as long as those employers offer to reasonably accommodate employees who are not vaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief. So, provided you don’t have a disability and/or a strongly held religious belief, can a company rightfully penalize an employee for not getting vaccinated, including laying that employee off? Companies have the right to terminate employment based on an individual’s refusal to be vaccinated if the refusal is not based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued guidance that permits mandatory vaccination policies—whether someone is vaccinated is not a protected category. To use a silly example, if an employer decides to mandate that its workers all wear green socks, that policy is lawful. Requiring the COVID-19 vaccine is like all other employer rules, i.e., “this is what we ask of our employees.” In the private sector, such a policy is permissible. Can Employers Require Employees to Get Vaccinated? Plus, Answers to Other Legal Questions as We Return to the Office - Worth
  13. Slightly older article, but wtf?! From beer to Tinder boosts: The bribes for people to get jabbed - BBC News From beer to Tinder boosts: The bribes for people to get jabbed By Jack Hunter BBC News
  14. 18 months into this 'pandemic' and I still know no-one. Not a single person, who has had the flu, never mind anything else. And I live in a region apparently being ravaged by 'sky-rocketing' cases. I have yet to see a single person fall dead on the street and be attended by hazmat-clad pandemic clearance crews. No staff shortages soon - the people who deal with the most vulnerable are to be made exempt from having to isolate from this deadly pandemic. It's that dangerous that nurses and frontline staff don't have to isolate at all if they come in contact with a positive case. But make sure you still wear your mask in Tesco. Quarantine to be waived for NHS staff in England in ‘exceptional circumstances’ | Coronavirus | The Guardian
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