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by Alison Ryan
Novak Djokovic Cleared to Defend Title at Wimbledon, COVID Vaccine Not Required to Compete
Novak Djokovic, the 2021 Wimbledon champion in men’s singles, will get the opportunity to defend his title in 2022. The All-England Club announced on Tuesday that players competing at Wimbledon in late June do not need to be vaccinated, and un-vaccinated players will not need to quarantine before competing. Until the All-England Club’s announcement on Tuesday, it wasn’t certain that Djokovic, who is unvaccinated against COVID-19, would be able to compete at Wimbledon — especially in light of what happened at the Australian Open earlier this year.
Ivermectin Thrust Back Into Spotlight on Twitter After Elon Musk Takeover
Just hours after the news broke of billionaire Elon Musk‘s $44 billion purchase of Twitter, ivermectin, the anti-parasitic drug touted as a possible treatment for COVID-19, is once again trending on the social media platform. Ivermectin was the sixth most popular topic on Twitter in the U.S. on Tuesday afternoon, with more than 46,000 tweets, suggesting that many users were under the impression that the term had been previously censored on the platform.
‘Live Callers and Door Knocks’: New York Official Suggests Door-to-Door Campaign to Get People Boosted
The Daily Wire reported:
Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine has called on officials to mount a door-knocking campaign to get New Yorkers to follow through on getting their booster shots for COVID-19.
Levine began by pointing out that the percentage of New York City residents who had gotten their booster shots already was not really increasing over time — and argued that a “citywide campaign to reach them” was the next logical step. Noting that the city had access to personal information about anyone who had at least begun the vaccine process, Levine went on to argue that the proposed campaign could include anything from making appointments for people, calling them at home and even sending people out to knock on doors.
Most of Beijing to Be Tested for COVID Amid Lockdown Worry
Associated Press reported:
Beijing will conduct mass testing of most of its 21 million people, authorities announced Monday, as a new COVID-19 outbreak sparked stockpiling of food by residents worried about the possibility of a Shanghai-style lockdown. While only 70 cases have been found since the outbreak surfaced Friday, authorities have rolled out strict measures under China’s “zero-COVID” approach to try to prevent a further spread of the virus.
How Elon Musk Will Change Twitter, According to Those Close to Him
Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter will improve the platform with his promises to increase transparency on decision making while still implementing some sort of moderation, according to an ally of the billionaire. “This is really about control of a critically important asset for society,” Gerber said. “Twitter has become the mouthpiece for the news in real-time, all day every day. And the manipulation of social media was one of the most detrimental things that happened to society in the last five or seven years.”
Editor: No doubt Wimbledon club did not want a re-run of players dropping everywhere as they did in previous championships.