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The White House included ending the coronavirus pandemic on a list of the Trump administration’s science and technology accomplishments, despite the fact that nearly half a million Americans have tested positive for the virus in the last week alone.

According to CNN, the White House Office of Science and Technology released a document highlighting the administration’s science and technology achievements over the past four years.

“Highlights include: ENDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC,” the outrageous news release read. “From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Administration has taken decisive actions to engage scientists and health professionals in academia, industry, and government to understand, treat, and defeat the disease.”

When reporters asked for comment on including the end of the pandemic among the administration’s first term accomplishments, office spokeswoman Kristina Baum directed them to review the White House’s full 62 page report.

“The great work the Trump administration is doing to end the pandemic is a top priority and worthy of highlighting,” she said in an email response.

While White House communications director Alyssa Farah said the news release was “poorly worded.”

The news release comes as the nation reports the largest number of daily cases ever.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the seven-day average of daily new COVID-19 cases reached an all-time high of 68,767 on Sunday, beating the previous record of 67,293 that was set back in July.

“The intent was to say that it is our goal to end the virus. But what I would say is this: because of the President’s leadership, we are rounding the corner on the virus,” Farah added.

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Wendy Williams Reveals She Will Not Get The COVID-19 Vaccine

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Wendy Williams made it clear during her recent virtual appearance on The Dr. Oz Show that she will not get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Williams, 56, spoke with Dr. Mehmet Oz about her health scare when she collapsed on air during The Wendy Williams Show. He asked Wendy if she plans to get vaccinated, to which she replied, “No, I don’t trust it.”

“I’ve never gotten flu shot either, though. And you and I have talked about that,” Wendy added. She maintains that she rarely gets sick and doesn’t even take Tylenol.

As for the coronavirus vaccine, she reiterated, “No, I don’t trust it. There I said it. I don’t trust it.”

Dr. Oz, however, disagreed with Wendy and revealed to her that he already got his COVID-19 shot. He stressed that the vaccine has been tested and that it’s been proven to be safe. He then advised Wendy that she should get it, noting that she will feel safer having done so.

Despite Dr. Oz continuing to change her mind, Wendy maintains that she will not be getting vaccinated.

Check out their back-and-forth below.

 




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Janet Jackson Two-Night Documentary Coming To Lifetime And A&E

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of her debut album, Janet Jackson will be the subject of a two-night documentary airing on Lifetime and A&E next year. 

The two-part, four-hour project is said to offer “unprecedented” access to Jackson. The film will examine Jackson’s most polarizing moments, including the death of her famous brother Michael, and her father, Joseph. It will also touch on her controversial 2004 Super Bowl appearance with Justin Timberlake and more intimate moments like motherhood.

Filming for the doc, tentatively titled “JANET,”  has been underway for the last three years. Jackson has given filmmakers access to archival footage, unseen home videos, and interviews with famous contemporaries. The documentary is targeting an early 2022 release. 

The doc is executive produced by Janet Jackson and Randy Jackson. It is co-produced by Workerbee and Associated Entertainment Corporation. The executive producer for Workerbee is Rick Murray, and Brie Miranda Bryant serves as executive producer for A+E Networks. Ben Hirsch is directing.

News of Jackson’s doc came during A+E’s virtual upfront, where 2500 hours of new programming were announced, including 70 hours of premium documentaries and more than 200 movies. 




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Following Deadly Texas Blackouts, ERCOT Terminates Its CEO

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Following the deadly blackouts that left millions of people without electricity and heat for days in subfreezing conditions, the Texas power grid president and CEO has been terminated.

On Wednesday, The board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, responsible for 90% of the state’s power, sent Bill Magness a two-month notice of termination.

During one of the worst blackouts in US history, the state’s top utility regulator resigned on Monday.

In a statement, the organization said, “During this transition period, Bill will continue to serve as President and CEO and work with state leaders and regulators on potential reforms to ERCOT.”

Magness was slammed during the blackouts that started Feb. 15 when a winter storm plunged temperatures into the single digits, creating skyrocketing demand for electricity to heat homes. Magness made over $876,000 in salary and other benefits in 2019.

As the system buckled, grid operators disconnected more than 4 million customers, which Magness claims was important to avoid a more devastating outage that might have lasted months.

During the storm, the power grid was “four minutes 37 seconds away from total collapse,” suggesting the Lone Star State may have been without power for weeks.

In his opening remarks at a recent board meeting, Magness said, “This was a devastating event.” He said,  “Power is essential to civilization.”

KHOU reported that during the storm, 356 generators were knocked inactive, nearly doubling what Texas witnessed during its last big winter storm in 2011.

 




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