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Roughly six months have passed since the last episode, and we've arrived at a moment of transition.
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Maryland man busted allegedly selling 600 fake vaccine cards for $75 each
Amar Shabazz, 23, purchased the fake vaccination cards through a foreign online marketplace in June and then started advertising them on his social media accounts.
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Keilar asks prosecutor about school's awareness of suspect's gun access
CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks with Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald about the knowledge school officials had of Ethan Crumbley's access to a gun and why his parents are facing criminal charges after the deadly school shooting in Oxford, Michigan.
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Groom Suggesting Bride Not Invite Her Autistic Sister to Wedding Ceremony Sparks Fury
The groom said special "accommodations" would need to be in place if the 15-year-old was to attend the wedding.
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Andrzej Sikora, Who Allegedly Sheltered Ethan Crumbley Parents, Might Be Charged: Police
Oakland County resident Andrzej Sikora is linked to the studio where the parents of the 15-year-old accused Michigan school shooter were discovered following a lengthy manhunt.
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Senate set to vote on bill barring Biden vaccine mandate, likely to pass with Manchin support
Sen. Joe Manchin is likely to help a bill opposing a vaccine mandate for private companies pass the Senate this week, but the legislation faces an uphill battle in the House.
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‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Is Definitive Proof That Yoko Didn’t Break Up The Band
"It's going to be such an incredible, comical thing in 50 years time. 'They broke up 'cause Yoko sat on an amp.'"
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Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Sex and the City’s frenemy feud 
Look how happy Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker looked together! | James Devaney/WireImage It’s unlikely that Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones will ever return to Sex and the City. In Sex and the City, Samantha Jones provided much of the eponymous coitus. Played by Kim Cattrall over the course of six seasons and two movies, she has swing sex, group sex, work sex, public sex, lesbian sex, elder sex, and sex with a professional dildo model. She’s a Goldilocks of cocks in season two, contending with penises that are too small and too big. She at least attempts to seduce a priest and successfully convinces a man to groom his pubic hair in the name of gender equality. She literally wears out her Rabbit vibrator. More than any other character, her sexual adventurousness leaves no bone unturned. So when Sex and the City’s revival, And Just Like That, was announced, it was especially puzzling that Cattrall would not be joining the cast with her former co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis. Why would SATC continue without the sex? Would it just be And the City? How do you fill the Samantha-sized sex void without this electric character? It turns out that Samantha’s exclusion doesn’t have much to do with the story but rather a feud between Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Samantha’s dear friend Carrie Bradshaw and who served as an executive producer on both the old and new shows. While the actresses were portraying platonic soulmates, the two, according to Cattrall, butted heads when the cameras stopped rolling. Looking back with this lens, storylines that had Samantha getting fat, getting arrested in Abu Dhabi (and having a condom-waving meltdown in a souk), and impulsively dyeing her pubic hair red-orange in a misguided attempt to stave off her looming mortality, could be mordantly interpreted as Parker enacting a wicked, slow-boil torture on her rival. Yet, the two never let whatever was happening offscreen bleed into onscreen animosity. It’s a testament to both that fans want to see the women of SATC be friends until their dying days. Like many feuds spanning across time and place, only one party has spilled all the beans — mostly on Instagram. The rest of the fighting has been done in denials, podcast interviews, and oblique references about “family.” And if you put all those clues together, it’s not a complete surprise that Cattrall won’t appear in the reboot, and probably won’t ever be seen on the show again. Kim Cattrall and Kim Cattrall’s mom think Sarah Jessica Parker is an emotional terrorist The eruption that seemingly hammered the nail in Samantha Jones’s metaphorical SATC coffin occurred in 2018 (the character, it seems, will reportedly have moved abroad in And Just Like That). Cattrall’s younger brother Chris died in February 2018 and she posted a remembrance of him on February 4. Two days later, she thanked fans and colleagues for sending her family support. Six days later, Cattrall clarified that “thanks” post, saying that she received warm wishes from a person she didn’t want them from: Sarah Jessica Parker. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kim Cattrall (@kimcattrall) “My Mom asked me today ‘When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?’” Cattrall wrote, explaining that not only had Parker upset her but also Mother Cattrall. “Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.” Cattrall could have sent this note over email or text to Parker, who sources said had sent condolences publicly and privately. But Cattrall chose to say them in public. In doing so, the post garnered a lot of attention, attracting over 78,000 “Likes” and 25,000 comments — much of that attention, no doubt, came from SATC fans. It also was a clear confirmation on Cattrall’s end that she did not like Parker, hasn’t liked Parker, and seemingly will never like Parker. This type of airing of dirty laundry doesn’t regularly happen in Hollywood. Actors like Cattrall are told never to confirm salacious gossip, as it might risk future prospects that bring in future money. Cattrall has cannily played the game for years — including six seasons and two movies — so her emphatically stating that she does not like Parker is a flip of the proverbial script. While this outburst took many by surprise, it was actually Cattrall doubling down on comments she made in a 2017 interview with Piers Morgan. She told Morgan that she and Parker were colleagues, not friends. “The common ground that we had was the series and the series is over. ... Sarah Jessica, she could have been nicer ... I don’t know what her issue is. I never have,” Cattrall said. In her Instagram post, Cattrall linked a New York Post story that detailed the rift between the two stars. According to the Post, Parker, allegedly irked by how popular Cattrall’s reception had been in the first seasons of the show, began to ice Cattrall out and isolate her from co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. Tom Kingston/WireImage Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall filming a happy scene, even though they probably didn’t like each other that much in this moment. This divide was seemingly confirmed by executive producer Michael Patrick King in 2018. “As the show progressed, the characters, everybody grew, it became a family. Kristin, Cynthia, and Sarah Jessica became one group, and Kim never joined mentally. Kristin and Cynthia went in the light,” King told the Originspodcast in an episode on SATC. The experience was apparently so sour that Cattrall reportedly didn’t even want to sign on for the 2008 movie, but did so after asking for and receiving more money. Her argument was that Samantha was as beloved a star as Parker’s Carrie was, and Parker was making more money the entire run. In the end, Cattrall was reportedly paid $7 million for the first film, and Parker $15 million. That movie went on to gross over $415 million, prompting a sequel. Cattrall was reluctant to participate in Sex and the City 2, but eventually did the film (earning, by reports, $10 million to Parker’s $20 million). My mom asked me today, “When will that Sarah Jessica Parker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?” —Kim Cattrall Cattrall’s reluctance was met with stories about “diva” behavior, although the origin of these rumors is unclear. Cattrall said at the time that her only “demand” was not wanting to make the films in the first place. The popular narrative that Cattrall is money-hungry and difficult to work with makes it her fault if any attempt at a revival of the series or movie sequel is squashed. Pinning the blame and fan ire on Cattrall isn’t entirely fair to Cattrall, however, if she was experiencing an extremely unpleasant work environment. Cattrall’s decision to lay the Parker beef bare on Instagram now seems like a culmination of her experience rather than a reaction to Parker’s comments of support. Sarah Jessica Parker: Even though Kim Cattrall said I hate her, I do not hate Kim Cattrall Parker has never directly addressed Cattrall’s Instagram post, but she has talked about Cattrall’s interview with Morgan. On a February 2018 episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, Parker was asked about how she felt about Cattrall’s assertions that they were not friends. “Heartbroken,” Parker told host Andy Cohen, painting a more cordial picture than Cattrall did. “I found it very upsetting because that’s not the way I recall our experience. I always think what ties us together is this experience — it was a professional experience but it became personal because it was years and years of our lives.” Parker also spoke to People that same month, reiterating that she and Cattrall have never fought. “I couldn’t imagine anyone else playing that part. So there was no fight; it was completely fabricated, because I actually never responded. And I won’t, because she needed to say what she needed to say, and that is her privilege,” she said, pointing out that Cattrall’s interview with Morgan was misleading. Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic Kim Cattrall, left, and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the premiere of Sex and the City: The Movie. Almost three years later, on January 10, 2021, Parker announced on Instagram that And Just Like That would be coming to HBO Max. Parker tagged her co-stars Davis and Nixon but not Cattrall, and later confirmed that Samantha would not be in the show. King, an executive producer on SATC who made those comments about Cattrall not being part of the family, was the showrunner. HBO Max’s chief content officer, Casey Bloys, said the series would focus on the three remaining friends and that it would show the realities of being 50, and having people in your life (presumably like Samantha) come and go. Whether the fighting was real or not, Cattrall’s scorched earth reaction, as well as Parker’s assertion that there was no feud, ultimately sealed their future involvement in And Just Like That. The entire series is built on the fantasy that these four women are friends. With Cattrall making it very clear that she doesn’t like Parker, the fantasy couldn’t continue. Every episode would unwittingly challenge viewers to “spot the discord” between the two feuding actors. At the same time, Parker’s “that’s not the way I remembered it” recollections and “sorry you felt that way” apologies perpetuate the narrative that the onscreen friendship continued when the cameras stopped rolling. Her comments make it seem as though it was Cattrall’s choice not to participate in the revival and the door is open should she ever return, even though that might not be the actual case. A fascinating wrinkle of this fallout is that the series’ legendary designer and stylist Patricia Field will not be joining And Just Like That, citing a scheduling conflict. Field works on the Netflix show Emily in Paris, which was created by SATC’s other showrunner, Darren Star. Starr was allegedly allied (according to tabloids) with Cattrall. And on May 17, 2021, Cattrall posted a picture with Field, calling her a “dear friend and confidant”: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kim Cattrall (@kimcattrall) This indicates that the breakdown was not as simple as “Samantha versus everybody,” that there may have been larger and more complicated factions on the Sex and the City set. According to reports, And Just Like That will place Samantha in London — she exists, but she isn’t running into her old friends. There was a previous rumor going around that the show would kill her off; Samantha living in London at least leaves the possibility of a return. Ostensibly, it would be easier to return from the UK than return from the dead in the SATC cinematic universe, though both seem more feasible than Cattrall working with Parker again.
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Liberal journalist mocked after disparaging Bob Dole over 'link to tobacco'
Liberal journalist Ken Klippenstein was relentlessly mocked by critics for what appeared to be an odd attempt to link former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole's death to Big Tobacco.
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Brian Cox Says Jeremy Strong’s ‘Succession’ Method Acting “Worries” Him
"It's a particularly American disease, I think, this inability to separate yourself off while you're doing the job."
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California woman arrested near swanky mall after shoplifting more than $300K: Report
A Southern California woman has been arrested on suspicion of stealing over $300,000 worth of retail merchandise from multiple high-end stores such as Gucci, Prada and Jimmy Choo, authorities said Wednesday.
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Cannibalistic lancetfish found on California beach
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography recently tweeted about a 4-foot lancetfish that was found on San Diego’s La Jolla Shores last week.
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NYC employers must soon mandate proof of COVID-19 vaccine, de Blasio announces
Mayor Bill de Blasio called the policy a "pre-emptive strike" against an expected surge in COVID cases this winter amid the emergence of the Omicron variant of the virus.
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How to 'force restart' your phone: Talking Tech podcast
How to 'force restart' your phone: Talking Tech podcast      
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Tom Holland: Zendaya is 'shoulder to cry on'
While promoting "Spider-Man: No Way Home" in London, stars Tom Holland and Zendaya talk about the future of the web-slinger and their close relationship. (Dec. 6)      
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Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson hit from wrong tee box in bizarre golf penalty
To spice up the final round at Albany, the PGA Tour moved the tee box forward on the par-5 ninth hole to allow more players a chance to reach the green in two
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CDC shortens testing window for travelers to the U.S., leaving Americans abroad scrambling for tests
Americans returning to the U.S. are scrambling to get tested as the CDC reduces the testing window for international air travelers from three days before departure to one. Charlie D'Agata reports from London.
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What this Christmas card says about congressional dysfunction
US Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) is drawing criticism after tweeting a photo of his family holding guns in front of a Christmas tree, just days after four teenagers were killed in a school shooting in Michigan. CNN's John Avlon reports.
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Detroit Lions dedicate first win to victims of school shooting
"Those names, for all those will never be forgotten and they're in our hearts and our prayers," Lions head coach Dan Campbell said.
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Has 'Fear The Walking Dead' Been Renewed for Season 8?
There is good news for fans of "Fear The Walking Dead."
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Kennedy Center Honors celebrates cultural icons after ceremony limited by COVID-19 last year
The 44th Kennedy Center Honors celebrated the careers of opera singer Justino Diaz, “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels, folk songwriter and singer Joni Mitchell, actress and singer Bette Midler and Motown founder Berry Gordy. The event will air December 22 on CBS. Vladimir Duthiers reports.
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China threatens 'firm countermeasures' if US proceeds with diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
China on Monday threatened to take “firm countermeasures” if the U.S. proceeds with a diplomatic boycott of February’s Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
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Texas plumber who found cash in Lakewood wall 'upset' with Joel Osteen: 'Should have heard something'
The plumber who found cash in the walls of Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church says he's “upset” that no one from the church has contacted him.
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Educators nationwide take on additional roles due to critical staff shortage
Across the nation, schools are experiencing a shortage of teachers and critical staff. Janet Shamlian speaks with some of the educators forced to take on multiple roles.
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CNN fires anchor Chris Cuomo
CNN has fired anchor Chris Cuomo, who was facing scrutiny for his role in the defense of his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, while the older Cuomo was facing multiple allegations of sexual harrassment. Jericka Duncan reports.
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Joshua Malina Calls on Hollywood to Cancel 'Jew Hater' Mel Gibson
In reaction to news that Mel Gibson is set to direct "Lethal Weapon 5," Joshua Malina has written an op-ed about the star's accusations of anti-Semitism.
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The story of the UAE at Expo 2020 Dubai
The story of the United Arab Emirates is being told at the host country's pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
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Bob Dole and a Better Path Not Taken
Dole was unquestionably a partisan. But unlike his successors in the Republican Party, he also took governing seriously.
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Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria delete Twitter accounts days after ‘Rust’ interview
The actor's main @alecbaldwin account -- which he had used for earlier official statements over the fatal "Rust" shooting -- had been deleted by late Sunday,
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The US needs a clear Covid-19 goal now more than ever
Masked and unmasked pedestrians stroll through the Union Square Christmas Market in New York City in November. | John Lamparski/Getty Images With the discovery of omicron, US leaders should make it clear what, exactly, the point of new precautions would be. It’s the most important question since March 2020: When will the Covid-19 pandemic end? The omicron variant, as well as other unexpected twists and turns with the coronavirus, have made the question a difficult one to answer. But, since the beginning, so has the lack of consensus on what level of Covid-19 the US and world are willing to tolerate. Even as government officials have ramped up and scaled down restrictions, they’ve seldom given clear standards — goals with specific metrics attached to them — explaining what’s driving the changes. All of that stands to replay with omicron. “It’s been a major problem,” Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, told me. “If you’re not articulating what the metrics are that are driving your public health decision-making, it makes everything more opaque to the general public.” The initial objective was to “flatten the curve.” But that was vague: The idea was to keep Covid-19 spread, and ultimately hospitalizations, down to avoid overwhelming the health care system. But there was never a defined standard for how low cases or hospitalizations should be, and what threshold was too high. Then even that goal seemed to fall by the wayside. Instead, officials across the country seemingly adopted and eased rules based on media attention, political sentiments, and public backlash. For many people, life might already seem back to normal. Yet there are still some rules in place, including mask mandates in some jurisdictions and many restrictions on schools, with no clear signal on when they will end. And the Covid-19 death toll in the US is still at more than 1,000 a day. With experts now widely in agreement that “Covid zero” (true elimination of the virus) is impossible, the lack of clear goals is even more jarring: It seems as though the country will have to accept some level of Covid-19 in the foreseeable future, but there’s no clarity on what that means. How many cases, hospitalizations, or deaths are we willing to tolerate? Or are those even the right metrics? Public officials, at least, aren’t offering clear answers. “It’s like when you’re a kid and the teacher asks you to show your work,” Adalja said. “Oftentimes, [public officials] didn’t show their work. They just said, ‘This is how it is.’” Some places have done better. Australia, for one, invoked clear guidelines for its harsh lockdowns throughout the pandemic. As “Covid zero” has become impossible, it has tied its rules to higher vaccination rates and individuals’ vaccination status. Clear goals, signaling when restrictions would lift, would have the advantage of transparency. They might have bigger benefits as well, like rebuilding much-needed trust in public health officials and communications and motivating the public to better follow the rules. If omicron ends up causing more surges of infections and deaths, and officials respond with new restrictions, providing a light at the end of the tunnel could help show people why such steps are necessary and possibly push more of the population to adhere to the measures. But for that to be the case, America has to decide on its end goal with Covid-19 — and, so far, it hasn’t. “We haven’t learned,” Adalja said. “The same mistakes are still being made.” The metrics used matter — and may change over time The basic idea, experts told me, should be for US leaders to provide clear goals that the public can easily track, and tie all remaining and new Covid-related rules around the new objectives. “If you have a set of policies that restrict people’s behavior, having pretty clear guidelines about when you will pull those back seems like a reasonable thing,” Robert Wachter, chair of the University of California San Francisco Department of Medicine, told me. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images People wait in line at a walk-up vaccination site in Washington, DC, on November 29. Right now, the most logical endpoint is to reduce the number of cases: If the idea is to minimize the spread of Covid-19, then what better way to guarantee that than to ensure actual infections are below a certain threshold? At this point, we have plenty of evidence that case numbers predict the worst outcomes of Covid-19 too, with a clear trend since the start of the pandemic that cases rise, hospitalizations rise roughly two weeks later, and deaths rise roughly two weeks after hospitalizations. So what’s the right number of cases? This is, admittedly, going to be an arbitrary threshold no matter what. In the past, some organizations, including Vox, have cited four daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 people as an acceptable standard. But 4.1 daily cases per 100,000 isn’t really all that much better than 3.9 cases per 100,000; four is an arbitrary cutoff. Still, some number has to be set for any of this to work, and it should be low enough to ensure the Covid-19 virus really isn’t spreading too quickly. It’s also important to make sure a drop below, say, four per 100,000 is sustained. Otherwise, there could be a yo-yo effect in which restrictions abruptly come and go as the number of cases moves a little below and a little above four per 100,000. One way to get around this would be to require that cases stay below the standard for some time — say, two weeks — and don’t rise in that period. (The US is still above this threshold, although underreporting during Thanksgiving has led to data gaps nationwide.) Over time, cases may come to matter less. With the vaccines, there is a “decoupling” of cases and serious Covid-19 outcomes: The vaccines don’t perfectly and durably protect from infection, with that protection waning over time, but they do appear to sustainably protect at very high rates — 90 percent and higher — from hospitalization and death. So someone might contract Covid-19, registering a case, but be at much lower risk of death than she would have been a year prior. “We’re not there yet,” Crystal Watson, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, told me. Because of vaccine hesitancy, “we still have significant proportions of the population and pockets of individuals who are still very susceptible and may be susceptible to severe illness.” But if a decoupling does happen, then the country would likely want to pay less attention to the number of cases and more to hospitalizations. As with cases, the acceptable level of hospitalizations will be a bit arbitrary. There are also important distinctions: If the goal is to ensure as few people as possible suffer from Covid-19, then a lower threshold may be warranted. If the goal is to ensure the health care system isn’t overwhelmed, the bar could potentially be set higher. Another potential goal is a higher vaccination rate. There’s no agreement among experts about what the right number is here. And since more vaccination is always better for public health, any threshold is going to be — you’ve heard this before — arbitrary. But 80 or 90 percent vaccination rates in a community, with significant uptake of boosters (particularly in older and immunocompromised populations), is the kind of range experts have generally mentioned in recent weeks. Yet another possible goal could be the availability of vaccines and other effective treatments. With vaccines, for example, restrictions could ease once the shots are truly accessible to everyone for two months. At this point, people who choose not to vaccinate themselves or their children are knowingly taking a risk. And while it really would be better for everyone, including the vaccinated, if the unvaccinated got their shots (since the vaccines still appear to reduce transmission), most of the risk will fall on the unvaccinated while the vaccinated will be by and large shielded from the worst of Covid-19. So continuing to enforce restrictions around Covid-19, the logic goes, is essentially asking vaccinated people to continue to make sacrifices for unvaccinated people even though the unvaccinated have decided to take a risk with their own health. That seems unfair. So once vaccines are truly available to everyone for long enough, it’s time to move on. (Another way to get at this would be to tie restrictions to individuals’ vaccination status, but so far there’s no political appetite for that in the US.) “This is not a perfect plan,” Lucy McBride, an internist in Washington, DC, who writes a Covid-19 newsletter, told me. But she argued that prolonged restrictions can cause harm too, as the world has seen with learning loss following school closures. “Covid is one very important threat to our health and well-being. But, for children in particular, so is not being in school without masks.” Brandon Bell/Getty Images An instructor leads a classroom discussion at the Xavier Academy in Houston, Texas, in August. The one complication, McBride added, is if a variant appears that hits kids harder or can significantly evade immunity. In that case, the overarching goal could have to change to match the reality on the ground. All of the goals above don’t have to be exclusive. They could be looked at in combination. But, above all, they should be made explicit. Maybe clear goals would get more people to follow the rules The biggest benefit to clearer goals would be transparency. For much of the pandemic, there’s been little clarity on when restrictions come and go, with officials seemingly following vague readings of the news, evidence, and public opinion. This can make the process of reopening and closing, masking and not, and adopting or ditching any other Covid-related measure feel arbitrary. Particularly in conservative circles, it’s led to charges that Democratic leaders are merely trying to assert control over the population and don’t ever intend to ease mandates. The lack of transparency is one reason, experts say, that public health communication has frequently faltered throughout the pandemic. As Watson put it, “Uncertainty, and constantly changing expectations without providing reasoning, doesn’t inspire confidence. It confuses people.” Establishing clear guidelines could help alleviate this. If the goal is to get below four daily new cases per 100,000 people for at least two weeks, for example, then it’s not going to feel arbitrary when a given region surpasses that threshold and restrictions are tightened again. Charges that the goal is to merely control the population and not ever ditch restrictions will be less credible by virtue of there being a clear end goal. With Covid-19, the world has learned things can quickly change, whether as a result of people prematurely shirking precautions or variants coming seemingly out of nowhere. Clearer goals can’t stop variants, but they can at least offer a baseline for when things are truly turning for the worst and action is warranted. That would not only help people understand why precautions are necessary, but it could help ease panic as people have a baseline to work around instead of vague notions that things might be getting bad again. An extra benefit, experts said, is clearer goals could motivate people to heed precautions. If people have no idea what they’re working toward and it feels as though the pandemic and related restrictions might last forever, they may wonder if putting their normal lives on hold indefinitely is really worth it. But if they know that there is a clear, set light at the end of the tunnel, they may take the precautions more seriously to get to that light more quickly — and therefore get their lives back. This concept is intuitive. But experts acknowledged that there’s no good research or data showing that it’s true — and Covid-19, after all, has consistently done a good job wrecking intuitive ideas. “I can’t say that there’s great empirical evidence that works, and I think we’ve sometimes gotten ourselves in trouble playing amateur sociologists,” Wachter said. “I think it’s logical to believe that people will be comforted knowing that there is a potential endgame here and a goal they can aspire to. But whether it motivates individual behavior? I don’t know.” Still, given that clearer goals would have their own benefit in more transparency, they’re still worth setting. And if they also have the benefit of pushing more people to heed precautions to defeat the virus, that’s a great bonus. If nothing else, clearer goals could help add some clarity to a pandemic that’s often been confusing. After a year and a half of uncertainty, giving people something more reliable is a worthy goal on its own.
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Some doctors spreading coronavirus misinformation are being punished
But medical boards emphasize due process and note cases aren't always clear cut.
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Sony fires PlayStation executive allegedly caught in pedophilia sting
Executive George Cacioppo allegedly tried to arrange a meeting with a 15-year-old boy, according to a video posted by the YouTube channel People v. Preds.
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Biden, Putin to hold video call Tuesday
President Biden is preparing to speak Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin as tensions rise between the two countries. This comes as a U.S. intelligence report warns of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ed O'Keefe has a preview of the high-stakes call.
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Breaking down the case against the parents of accused Oxford High School shooter
CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins "CBS Mornings" to explain the charges that the parents of the accused Oxford High School shooter are facing. Plus, the possible liability school officials may have.
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Belize it: You don’t have to choose between surf or turf fun
Hawaiian-shirted travelers seeking rum cocktails and glassy warm waters go to Bimini. Nature nuts go to Costa Rica. For the best of both, a true surf ‘n’ turf adventure, should check their suitcases all the way in sunny Belize.
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Parents of accused Michigan school shooter arrested after police say warning signs ignored
The parents of a Michigan high school student accused in the shooting deaths of four classmates are under arrest along with their son. Police say the parents did not take necessary precautions and ignored warning signs that their son could harm others. Michael George reports.
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Chicago chaos: public bus driver hospitalized after beaten on street, 21 Juveniles arrested
Chicago saw a violent night on Saturday, including a city bus driver being attacked and landing in the hospital.
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Eye Opener: COVID infections are on the rise — but not because of the Omicron variant
As coronavirus cases rise across the country, new requirements are in place for travelers entering the U.S. Also, bipartisan tributes are pouring in for former Senator Bob Dole, who has died at 98. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.
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Darren Rovell’s 7-figure scores and ‘Nerd Network’ dreams
Darren Rovell may be a sport business expert, but his real expertise lies is in promoting Darren Rovell.
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Biden is approving more oil and gas drilling permits on public lands than Trump, analysis finds
A new report illustrates that President Biden has been slow to reverse Trump's fossil-fuel-friendly agenda.
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Biden is approving more oil and gas drilling permits on public lands than Trump, analysis finds
A new report illustrates that President Biden has been slow to reverse Trump's fossil-fuel-friendly agenda.
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Tipster to qualify for $10,000 reward in arrest of parents of Oxford high school shooting suspect
The tipster who led police to James and Jennifer Crumbley at a Detroit warehouse late Friday will qualify for at least $10,000 in reward money.       
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New COVID-19 travel rules amid omicron, latest on Michigan school shooting: 5 Things podcast
The Omicron variant has been detected in at least 15 states, a third party will probe events leading to the Michigan school shooting: 5 Things podcast       
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris 'Dumb and Dumber' Billboard Goes Viral
A photo of a billboard insulting the President and Vice President has left the internet divided.
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Does Tim McGraw Appear in 'Yellowstone'?
Country music singer Tim McGraw is joining the "Yellowstone" universe as a member of the Dutton family, but don't expect to see him interact with Kevin Costner.
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Bitcoin's plunge is another sign of market angst
Over the past week, as markets were churning on fears that the Omicron variant could derail the global economic recovery, bitcoin prices stayed surprisingly stable. Then came the weekend.
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How Myanmar’s Coup Puts Democracy on the Back Burner Again
Ten years after Myanmar began its transition to democracy -- following decades of brutal military rule and isolation -- the armed forces are back in power. 
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Italy makes life uncomfortable for unvaccinated people
Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people this holiday season, excluding them from indoor restaurants, theaters and museums starting Monday to reduce the spread of coronavirus and encourage vaccine skeptics to get their shots.
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Columnist writes that media treats Biden as bad as Trump. Hear why
CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks with The Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank about his recent op-ed, where he writes that overall US media sentiment for President Joe Biden is as bad - if not worse - than it was for then-President Donald Trump.
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