The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday October 6)

October 6, 2020

A look at some of today’s biggest headlines.

‘That should never have happened’: Inside Trump’s Walter Reed parade

Pacing the well-appointed presidential suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center between intravenous doses of remdesivir and near-hourly checks of his vitals, President Donald Trump has told more than one well-wisher he’s desperate to fly the coop.

Here’s who has tested positive and negative for Covid-19 in Trump’s circle

At least 10 people in President Donald Trump’s family, the US government and circle of advisers and recent contacts have recently tested positive for Covid-19.

The race inside Russia’s coronavirus vaccine laboratory

Alexander Gintsburg bats away criticism over the development of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for Covid-19, saying his goal is to save lives. He and his entire staff have had shots of the vaccine.

Designer Kenzo Takada, founder of Kenzo, dies of Covid-19 aged 81

Written by Martin Goillandeau, CNN Paris-based Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, famous for creating the international luxury fashion house Kenzo, died in Paris on Sunday due to Covid-19 related complications, a spokesperson for Takada’s luxury K-3 brand said in a statement sent to CNN.

Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to US-UK trio for discovery of hepatitis C virus

The Nobel Prize in Medicine has been jointly awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of hepatitis C virus.

Venice holds back the water for first time in 1,200 years

Venice, Italy (CNN) – Sebastian Fagarazzi is used to moving his belongings around. As a Venetian who lives on the ground floor, every time the city faces acqua alta — the regular flooding caused by high tides — he must raise everything off the floor, including furniture and appliances, or risk losing it.

London refuses to give Indian ride-hailing app Ola a new license

London transport officials have refused to grant a new license to Ola over safety concerns, saying the Indian ride-hailing app is not “fit and proper to hold one.”

Gay men have taken over the Proud Boys Twitter hashtag

The Proud Boys hashtag, which members of the far-right group have been using, was trending Sunday after gay men on Twitter hijacked it and flooded the feed with photos of their loved ones and families and with memes.

Elon Musk doubles down on Covid-19 skepticism and says he won’t take future vaccine

Elon Musk is once again publicly downplaying the risks of Covid-19.

Big scary chasm opens up in Microsoft Flight Simulator reboot

(CNN) – Microsoft released its rebooted Flight Simulator program in August 2020, immediately wowing gamers with its hyper-realistic scenery, digitally distilled from satellite imagery. The sim gives its users the ability to fly anywhere in the world, with our planet reconstructed with real-time weather conditions using Microsoft Bing mapping technology.

Africa Live: Ethiopia bans flights over Nile Dam – BBC News

Liberia’s President George Weah has revealed in a church sermon that he receives a barrage of insults via text message from people claiming to be his supporters who are angry that he is not helping them.

Covid-19: Trump appears outside hospital in surprise drive-past – BBC News

The US Attorney General Bill Barr will self-isolate “for now” but will probably return to work this week, according the Department of Justice. Barr has tested negative for coronavirus four times since Friday morning. He was one of the officials who attended a White House event last week that has come under scrutiny after half a dozen people there tested positive for coronavirus.

Hepatitis C discovery wins the Nobel Prize

Three scientists who discovered the virus Hepatitis C have won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology. The winners are British scientist Michael Houghton and US researchers Harvey Alter and Charles Rice. The Nobel Prize committee said their discoveries ultimately “saved millions of lives”.

The British queen who ‘unashamedly loved sex’ – BBC Reel

Comedian Russell Kane shares a rather different side of one of the world’s most famous monarchs. Follow BBC Reel on Twitter and Facebook for all our latest videos.

‘World’s best airport’ warns of prolonged crisis

Singapore’s Changi Airport has warned of a “daunting period” ahead as the impact from the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of abating. The Asian transit hub is regularly voted world’s best airport for the 60m to 70m passenger range. Changi has suspended operations in two terminals as flights have dropped to the lowest levels in its history.

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus believes we can reverse climate change effects by 2050. Is it possible?

Eric Holthaus, a climate reporter and meteorologist, wants to remind you that you are born at exactly the right time in history to help reverse the damage we have caused our planet.

‘The Crown’ reveals first look at Princess Diana’s wedding dress

The Crown fans are eating well this week. This time, we get to devour a delectable glimpse at Season 4’s portrayal of Princess Diana in her iconic wedding dress. Played by new talent Emma Corrin, the show debuted her look as Princess Di on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Jaime Harrison brought his own plexiglass divider to debate Lindsey Graham

If there’s one word that can perfectly describe Jaime Harrison in his first debate against Sen. Lindsey Graham, it’s “prepared.” On Saturday, Harrison – South Carolina’s Democratic Senate candidate – spent the debate masterfully discussing key issues such as the Supreme Court nominee, COVID-19, and more with the Republican senator.

Twitter has thoughts about those photos of Trump working at Walter Reed

Is Donald Trump working hard or hardly working? That’s the question on the minds of Americans after the White House released two photos of Donald Trump on Saturday, which reportedly show the president hard at work in his hospital suite at Walter Reed Medical Center.

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