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Sunday November 29th, 2020 morning edition

image for US is 'rounding the corner into a calamity,' expert says, with Covid-19 deaths projected to double soon

As of Saturday evening, more than 138,000 new cases and 1,100 deaths had been reported, according to Johns Hopkins University.

But more than 2,100 deaths were reported on each of the two days before Thanksgiving, the first time that level was crossed on consecutive days since late April.

"The vaccines will make a big difference in the spring and the summer; they're not going to make a difference right now.".

Based on the current Covid-19 numbers in the US, the country is far from rounding the corner, she said.

"We're soon going to exceed well more than 2,000 deaths, maybe 3,000, 4,000 deaths every single day here in the US.".

Researchers have cautioned that total probably is a vast undercount, partly because of limited test availability, especially early in the pandemic.

Gounder said that vaccinations may begin before 2021, which is in line with projections made by other health experts. »

Losing Control: Sleep Deprivation Impairs the Suppression of Unwanted Thoughts

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Following overnight sleep or total sleep deprivation, participants attempted to suppress intrusions of emotionally negative and neutral scenes when confronted with reminders.

These data point to an important role of sleep disturbance in maintaining and exacerbating psychiatric conditions characterized by persistent, unwanted thoughts.

Memories of unpleasant experiences and thoughts can intrude into conscious awareness when reminders to them are confronted. »

Negative Reviews for Scented Candles Rise Along with COVID-19 Cases

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Scented candles: An unexpected victim of the COVID-19 pandemic 1/n — Kate Petrova (@kate_ptrv) November 27, 2020.

It seems that the negative reviews of Amazon's three best selling scented candles have increased along with COVID-19 cases.

Petrova first downloaded a random subsample of U.S.-based customer reviews of the three most popular scented candles on Amazon. »

Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses Trump allies’ attempt to throw out millions of mail-in ballots

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought about by Congressman Mike Kelly, and other allies of Donald Trump, attempting to invalidate the state’s mail-in ballots from the 2020 election.

The court said that the “Petitioners’ failure to file their facial constitutional challenge in a timely manner" was the basis of the decision.

In a previous court ruling, the state's Supreme Court ruled in favour of mail-in voting. »

PlayStation Gamers Think PS5's DualSense Is Sony's Best Ever Controller

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Earlier this week, we published a poll here on the site, asking our readers what they think of the DualSense controller.

We asked: Is the PS5 DualSense Sony's best ever controller?.

That poor Sixaxis... And so there you have it — the PlayStation players have spoken, and the DualSense is apparently the best controller that Sony has ever produced. »