The war on Krampus in Leavenworth Washington

Here is what we know..  A Facebook posting by a Leavenworth restaurant co-owner has escalated into two religion-advocacy groups warning of the “erasure of Christmas customs” and the bringing of “demonic influences” into the tourist town’s annual holiday festivities..

NEW YORK TIMES SPLASHES: Most of the World’s Vaccines Likely Won’t Prevent Infection From Omicron

A growing body of preliminary research suggests the Covid vaccines used in most of the world offer almost no defense against becoming infected by the highly contagious Omicron variant. All vaccines still seem to provide a significant degree of protection against serious illness from Omicron, which is the most crucial goal. But only the Pfizer … Read moreNEW YORK TIMES SPLASHES: Most of the World’s Vaccines Likely Won’t Prevent Infection From Omicron

Millions of daily COVID cases possible in the United States

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Francis Collins, retiring from the NIH, warns of his COVID fears in the coming weeks.. As the omicron variant threatens record-breaking rates of infections in the U.S., Collins departs with a fear. If Americans don’t take COVID-19 seriously, the country could see 1 million daily infections, he said. “We cannot afford to let down our … Read moreMillions of daily COVID cases possible in the United States

Not ready for prime time mess: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE COVID OUTBREAK RATTLES CAST MEMBERS

Rumors abound that “four actors” from SNL have tested positive for coronavirus — and “three others” called out because they were now “fearful” about coming to NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Center.. The show therefore continued but with no audience.. the musical guest canceled .. Although some set sources claimed executive producer Lorne Michaels, 77, … Read moreNot ready for prime time mess: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE COVID OUTBREAK RATTLES CAST MEMBERS