Week of 5/24: FREECABLE TV’s Top 10 Stories
Week of 5/24: FREECABLE TV’s Top 10 Stories
Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Looking Positive
Continued study of Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine shows that the participants are developing neutralizing antibodies that bind to the virus, thus disabling it from attacking human cells. "We've demonstrated that these antibodies, this immune response, can actually block the virus," said, Dr. Tal Zaks, Moderna's chief medical officer. "I think this is a very important first step in our journey towards having a vaccine."
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9vWYt4a65c
Cameraman Behind Ahmaud Arbery's Death Arrested
William "Roddie" Bryan, 50, is the third person to be arrested for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Lawyers for Arbery's parents said the family was "relieved" that Bryan had finally been arrested. "His involvement in the murder of Mr. Arbery was obvious to us, to many around the country and after their thorough investigation it was clear to the GBI as well."
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLCzALMK6t8
"Fake Crisis" Man Gets Infected
Brian Hitchens initially believed the coronavirus was a “fake crisis” that was “blown out of proportion” and is now hospitalized with the said virus. “I thought it was maybe the government trying something, and it was kind of like they threw it out there to kinda distract us,” Brian Hitchens told WPTV from his hospital bed. “I’d get up in the morning and pray and trust in God for his protection, and I’d just leave it at that. There were all these masks and gloves. I thought it looks like a hysteria,” Hitchens added.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGrA1FQfsUM
Righteous Scientist Gets Fired
Florida Scientist Rebekah Jones' primary objective was to create a way for Floridians and researchers to see what the COVID-19 situation was in real time; and then, she was spontaneously dismissed. As reported by USA Today, Jones says that she was fired because she was ordered to censor some data, but refused to "manually change data to drum up support for the plan to reopen."
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W49mawYYqs8
No More SATs & ACTs for California
The University of California Board of Regents are suspending the SAT and ACT testing requirements for freshman applicants through 2024 and outright eliminating them for students after that. Instead, the California UC system will focus on creating its own test "that better aligns with the content the University expects students to have mastered for college readiness" and its values, according to a news release. “Today’s decision by the Board marks a significant change for the University’s undergraduate admissions,” Janet Napolitano, the UC system's president said.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWPvdbvk9kc
Camping Season is Here
State Park In Ohio is bracing for an "unprecedented" camping demand. As people are getting sick of staying at home, there is an upward increase of 650% in RV Rental demand. In a similar fashion, based on a recent survey, 16% of leisure travelers now prefer camping; this is a small, but nonetheless relevant, 5% increase from before the coronavirus pandemic.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZN2dPGGZR4
Pres. Trump Has Been Taking Hydroxychloroquine Daily
President Donald Trump announced that he has been taking Hydroxycholorquine daily as a means to fend off the coronavirus. "You'd be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the frontline workers; before you catch it, the frontline workers, many, many are taking it," Trump said. "I happen to be taking it."
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3CAkThUfN0
WHO Vs. Pres. Trump
President Donald Trump is considering permanently cutting funding for the World Health Organization. "It is clear the repeated missteps by you and your organization in responding to the pandemic have been extremely costly for the world. The only way forward for the World Health Organization is if it can actually demonstrate independence from China," Trump wrote in a letter to WHO Director, General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. "My administration has already started discussions with you on how to reform the organization. But action is needed quickly. We do not have time to waste," Trump concluded.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4DLJxJX2Us
Pres. Trump's Got His Eye on Michigan
President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold federal funding for Michigan and Nevada over their pursuit of mass mail-in voting. Trump tweeted, "Michigan sends absentee ballot applications to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election. This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State. I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!" Here is MI's Sec. Of State, Jocelyn Benson's, response to Trump:
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrgp48D02Zo
Places of Worship to be Considered Essential
President Donald Trump is demanding states to reopen places of worship for in-person services. "The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now, for this weekend. If they don't do it, I will override the governors," Trump said in the press conference.
Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-valW1bbyyE