Now starting at quarterback for the Denver Broncos?
- The Denver Broncos have ZERO quarterbacks available for Sunday's NFL game against the New Orleans Saints. QBs Blake Bortles, Drew Lock and Brett Rypien have all been forced to quarantine because they came coming in contact with a fourth quarterback, Jeff Driskel, who tested positive for the virus on Thursday, Driskel was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list by the Broncos. It's a tough week for several NFL teams as a result of the global pandemic - which is surging anew across America. Local restrictions in Santa Clara County, CA are making operations difficult for the San Francisco 49ers. And more players tested positive on the Baltimore Ravens - including starting QB Lamar Jackson - bringing the total on the roster with COVID-19 to more than a dozen.
COVID-19 deaths are reminding Americans of the terrible spring of 2020
- The grim and depressing death toll of COVID-19 that peaked in America last April is roaring back from coast to coast and all points in between - even as medical professionals are significantly better prepared and equipped to treat patients.
“We are at risk of repeating what happened in April. Once you go over the case cliff, where you have so many cases that you overwhelm the system, basically at that point when you fall off that case cliff, you’re going to see mortality rates go up substantially. I shudder to imagine what things might be like in two weeks.” - Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and a member of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s coronavirus task force. (New York Times)
Quarantining for 14 days? Cook these recipes for a reassuring culinary experience during your necessary lockdown
- Try garlic toast with broad beans and goat cheese, smoked salmon tartare, Moroccan lamb tajine, and a perfect minestrone.
There's an anti-spending movement taking root during the holiday shopping season
- The average shopper traditionally spends over $1,000 during the Christmas buying season - the majority of it in the race for deals and coveted gifts that kicks off on Black Friday. But in 2020 that number is expected to drop by about 5 percent per consumer. And some advocates are pushing even harder to get Americans to focus on saving instead of spending. The National Financial Educators Council is promoting its "In The Black Friday" campaign - a series of educational tools and resources to help American households stay out of debt during the holidays and only use available cash for shopping. One personal finance expert even suggests taking credit cards and wrapping them in paper with a financial goal written on the front, so it forces you to pause and consider if the purchase is really critical.
No. You can't really get a Playstation 5 on Cyber Monday ...
- In-stock supplies of arguably the hottest game system of the 2020 holiday shopping season are almost completely depleted nationwide. Shoppers lined up for hours and even camped out at Game Stop and other retailers to get a chance at just two units that were available in each store. It could be weeks or even months before more of the units are released by Sony into the marketplace.
Senate Republicans are not playing nice with President-Elect Joe Biden
Senate Republicans are taking shots at President-Elect Joe Biden's cabinet picks as they begin positioning for the 2024 campaign. But even as the transition is now under way and the White House is starting to participate, President Trump remains the prohibitive favorite for a return to the top of the ticket in four years.