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Friday - 02/19/21
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POLITICS 🏛️

Democrats criticize Florida Governor’s vaccine distribution 

  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is being accused of letting politics play a role in the process of COVID-19 vaccine administration
  • The Democratic Party claims that the Governor is favoring wealthier locations over the counties that have less of an opportunity to receive the vaccine
  • DeSantis was asked several questions by reporters at a vaccination event located in Lakewood Ranch, an upscale community on Florida’s Gulf Coast, where he responded with a threat to move the distribution effort somewhere else
  • The Governor stated that the 3,000 shots made available for residents of Lakewood Ranch were an addition to the county’s typical limit

WORLD 🌎

Igloo caves in, killing 7-year-old Switzerland boy

  • The incident occurred in the Switzerland town of Tarasp on Tuesday after the boy and his father built the igloo that collapsed 
  • The father was able to free himself after being buried and was able to locate his son in the snow 15 minutes later with the help of others
  • The boy died from severe injuries shortly after being flown to a hospital in Chur

BUSINESS 💰

Applebee’s releases virtual chicken wing restaurant

  • The dining chain is planning to launch their new online-only brand, featuring Cheeto-flavored wings as their main menu item
  • PepsiCo, the owner of Cheetos, has assisted in the development of the Cheeto wings recipe
  • The idea of a digital brand came to light after the suffering of casual restaurants as a result of the pandemic. The chains hope utilizing these virtual brands will increase sales and improve the use of kitchens where more customers are opting for delivery
  • The sales of Applebee’s had decreased by a steady 13% in the third quarter of 2020 due to the nationwide shutdown  

TECH 📱

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 21H1 update

  • A Microsoft Tech Community blog post confirmed the official release of the Windows 10 21H1 as of Monday revealing that the update will be “minor”
  • The update will be based on the 2004 code, as drivers already meeting the Windows 10 2004 requirements will not require new signatures
  • IT pros have become familiar with Microsoft releasing a larger Windows 10 update in the spring with a following minor update in the fall
  • The 21H1 Beta test build or Release Preview have not yet been released, but are likely to be delivered relatively soon 

US 🦅

At least 23 dead as disastrous winter storm rolls through Texas  

  • The storm took the lives of residents in Louisiana, Kentucky, and Missouri, as well as Texas, while also damaging COVID-19 inoculation centers restricting the supply of vaccines
  • The aftermath of the disaster left more than 3.4 million people in Texas without power, including 1.4 million in the Houston metropolitan area
  • Lina Hidalgo, top executive of Harris County, Texas, expressed that it is necessary to prepare for prolonged problems regarding the power outages
  • President Biden has offered administration assistance in a call with governors of the impacted states, pledging to provide emergency resources where they are needed

Science 🔬

Scientists develop new dinosaur extinction theory 

  • Harvard researchers have developed a new theory that a piece of a comet crashed into Earth 66-million years ago, creating the Chicxulub crater that wiped out the population of dinosaurs and other species
  • The Chicxulub crater stands on the Yucatán Peninsula of modern-day Mexico and extends about 110 miles
  • The original hypothesis by scientists claims the extinction of dinosaurs was due to an asteroid

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