Here are a few more good news stories from the outbreak . . .
1. Scientists in the U.K. announced a, quote, “major breakthrough” yesterday, as trials have found a cheap, common steroid called dexamethasone has reduced the death rates of people with severe COVID-19 cases by about one-third.
They say the results show the drug should immediately become part of the standard care for patients with extreme cases. But . . . and this is really important . . . you should NOT go out right now, get some dexamethasone, and start taking it to prevent coronavirus. It doesn’t work that way and you don’t know what it could do to your body.
2. The quarantine has closed the parenting gap. Dads have done 58% more childcare during these past few months than they’d normally do. Moms are still doing more of the childcare . . . but the gap is a lot closer.
3. When a coronavirus vaccine is available, it will be provided for free to any American who can’t afford it.
GUILLERMO DEL TORO is doing a “Pinocchio” movie (Full Story)
GWEN STEFANI is returning to “The Voice” for Season 19. (Full Story)
AKON has secured a $6 BILLION contract to build “Akon City,” a “futuristic cryptocurrency themed city” (Full Story)
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE have announced their rescheduled reunion tour dates. (Full Story)
Pickle-Flavored Doritos Have Finally Come to the U.S.
Doritos has been selling a PICKLE FLAVOR for years in other countries . . . and now, they’ve finally brought them to the U.S. You can get them at Dollar General and Circle K stores, and they’ll be on sale for a limited time. But are they any good, or just weird? Guess you’ll have to try ’em to find out. (USA Today)