It's November. But, are you curious about October's new dictionary words? Read on...
1. I like big boosts (and I cannot lie)
COVID-19 vaccines for kids are rolling out now. Pfizer’s vaccine for people ages 5-11 was approved this week by both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For parents with questions about the vaccines, here’s a quick FAQ to get the conversation started.
In other pandemic news, President Joe Biden set a deadline this week for mandating vaccines or weekly COVID-19 testing at large private companies by Jan. 4. Also, more and more people are eligible for booster shots. Find the most recent guidance here.
2. Give it all you Scot
Over 40 countries pledged to phase out coal during the 26th conference of the parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, called Cop26, in Glasgow, Scotland. In fact, half the world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036.
Some notable coal consumers are missing from the deal: China, India, Australia and the U.S. While national politics might have gotten in the way for the U.S., some countries are calling for urgent action as the world fails to meet climate goals.
3. Vegan Victory
Eric Adams was elected as the 110th mayor of New York City on Tuesday. He is the second black mayor in the city's history, and the first mayor with a plant-based diet. A widely supported candidate, Adams is open about how a plant-based nutrition plan helped him reverse his Type 2 diabetes. He recently enjoyed the first tasting of the "Mayor's Breakfast Wrap", a vegan breakfast burrito featuring vegetables, egg-substitute, and avocado. Who's hungry?Share on facebook Share Share on twitter Tweet Share on reddit Reddit Share on email Forward
The U.S. national health insurance marketplace started open enrollment on Monday. Free, impartial help is available if you are having trouble choosing a plan. Put in your zip code here and look for a navigator near you.
The news is difficult sometimes. Amirite? Merriam-Webster just added “amirite” to the dictionary, in addition to 454 other new words.
True or false? “Dad bod”, “fluffernutter”, and “copypasta” were also added.
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