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  • The director of the CDC warned that winter is going to be really bad this year with “close to 450,000 deaths” by February: “I actually believe they’re going to be the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation.”
  • BuzzFeed reports that Interpol is warning countries that the mafia is going to try to disrupt distribution of COVID vaccines.
  • The owners and workers of Four Seasons Total Landscaping spoke to the Philadelphia Inquirer about THAT press conference: "It did make us paint the back of the building, because we said, ‘Who knew that our garage doors were going to be the back of every Zoom meeting?’"
  • Have your friendships gotten deeper or harder to maintain during the pandemic?
  • There's a wonderful new Bee Gees documentary coming out on HBO, and Barry Gibb talked about keeping the band's legacy alive.
  • Airlines can now ban emotional support animals in the U.S.
  • Senator David Perdue’s stock trading accounts for nearly a third of all Senate trades reported in the past six years, and the Times found it's all very fishy: "The data also shows the breadth of trades Mr. Perdue made in companies that stood to benefit from policy and spending matters that came not just before the Senate as a whole, but before the committees and subcommittees on which he served."
  • How are Santas handling pandemic Christmas this year?
  • A Texas waitress was thrilled to receive a $2,000 tip on a bill... until she found out from the restaurant that she won’t take home a single cent.
  • Actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, who played Immortan Joe in Mad Max: Fury Road, has died at 73.
  • And finally, call Mr. Plow, that's my name, that name again, is Mr. Plow: