The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday October 7)

October 7, 2020

A look at today’s leading headlines.

Trump mounts bizarre and misleading White House return despite warnings

A strongly medicated President Donald Trump bolted from his VIP hospital bubble Monday, staging a bizarre White House comeback that included an irresponsible mask removal and a reckless pronouncement there is nothing to fear from Covid-19, which has already killed 210,000 Americans.

How Trump’s Covid-19 treatment is far different from what most American patients get

Some of the treatment Trump has received isn’t even available to the American public. But that fact may have been lost on Trump when he told millions of followers “Don’t be afraid of Covid.”

Scientists find intact brain cells in skull of man killed in Vesuvius eruption

The brain cells of a young man who died almost 2,000 years ago in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius have been found intact by a team of researchers in Italy.

Trump has ties to drugmaker Regeneron — and now its stock is surging

President Trump received a high dose of an experimental antibody cocktail from Regeneron as part of his Covid-19 treatment. Now the drugmaker’s stock is up sharply — and questions are swirling about the president’s ties to Regeneron’s billionaire CEO.

TikTok’s US ban is on hold. What comes next?

TikTok averted a ban in the United States last week when a federal judge ruled that Washington couldn’t block it from app stores just yet.

Massive, 50-year-old great white shark dubbed ‘Queen of the Ocean’ tagged

Researchers working in the waters off Nova Scotia, Canada, have found a huge great white shark that weighs 3,541 pounds and measures 17 feet 2 inches in length.

Instagram will hide comments that could be considered offensive

Instagram will begin automatically hiding potentially offensive comments as part of its ongoing attempt to address online bullying.

After nearly running out of water in 2018, Cape Town dams are now overflowing

Cape Town’s reservoirs have topped 100% for the first time in six years, a magnificent change in the “Mother City” compared to its dire situation just two years ago.

Tasmanian devils are returning to Australian mainland after 3,000 years

Eleven Tasmanian devils have been reintroduced to mainland Australia, more than 3,000 years after they died out there.

Last ever Airbus A380 superjumbo assembled in France

(CNN) – A magnificent beast made of four million parts from 30 different countries, the Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger airliner, and its era is almost at an end. Initial assembly has recently been completed on the last ever superjumbo, after it was announced in 2019 that the European airplane manufacturers were discontinuing the plane.

Shaqiri tests positive for coronavirus

Shaqiri, 28, is is on international duty with Switzerland and is now self-isolating. He is the third Liverpool player to contract Covid-19 within a week, after Thiago Alcantara and Sadio Mane. Shaqiri has played once for the Reds this season, in the Carabao Cup at Lincoln on 24 September, and has not made a Premier League matchday squad.

Protesters storm parliament over Kyrgyzstan vote

Protesters in Kyrgyzstan calling for the country’s parliamentary election to be annulled have broken into parliament in the capital, Bishkek. Footage showed people in the office of President Sooronbai Jeenbekov, and throwing paper from windows. Parts of the building appeared to be on fire.

Trump, Still Infectious, Is Back At The White House — Without A Mask

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) – President Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House Monday night after leaving the military hospital where he was receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19.

Trump Tells Nation Not To Fear Coronavirus He Let Kill 200,000 Americans

All eyes have been on President Donald Trump as he battles COVID-19, the disease he has spent most of this year downplaying as hundreds of thousands of people died on his watch. But even while he’s infected with the highly contagious virus, the president continues to gaslight a traumatized America by minimizing the pandemic.

GOP: Trump Is So Tough For Not Dying Of COVID-19 After Getting World-Class Medical Care

Few things are more important to President Donald Trump ‘s image than appearing to be strong. That image was punctured last week when Trump, 74, tested positive for the coronavirus after months of refusing to take COVID-19 seriously.

Kamala Harris And Mike Pence To Be Separated By Plexiglass During Debate

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Kamala Harris will be separated by a plexiglass barrier during their debate on Wednesday, a source familiar with the matter said, in an effort to lower the risk of coronavirus transmission.

Why Earth’s ozone hole is pretty big this year

The ozone hole grew pretty large this year – but that’s expected. Researchers from the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service announced Tuesday that the ozone hole – a big zone of depleted ozone over the Antarctic region – reached its maximum extent for the year.

Apple offers fixes for battery drain and missing data in iOS 14 and WatchOS 7

If you’ve been struggling with a fresh set of technical issues since the mid-September launch of iOS 14 and WatchOS 7, Apple’s got some potential fixes for you to try. In a newly published support article, Apple runs through a list of issues that users of the new operating system updates have faced in recent weeks.

Trump tweets ‘Don’t be afraid of Covid,’ despite 209,000 American deaths

With a single tweet, Donald Trump has blatantly put the lives of the American people at risk. On Monday afternoon, Trump tweeted to announce that he will be leaving Walter Reed Medical Center at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then proceeded to tell his 86.9 million followers not to fear COVID-19, the deadly virus that has already killed 209,199 Americans.

Lupita Nyong’o and Jessica Chastain assemble an international spy crew in first trailer for ‘The 355’

With 007 on temporary hiatus until April 2021, many people will be yearning for their fix of steely-eyed, gun-wielding secret agents on a mission to stop shadowy organisations. Well, splendid news: the trailer for spy thriller The 355 has just dropped, and it looks like we’ll be getting five steely-eyed agents instead of just one.

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