In other news, YouTube says goodbye and good riddance to anti-vaxxers.
Happening in the World: On Wednesday evening, YouTube announced it will be removing all anti-vaccine information from its platform and will ban all vaccine misinformation going forward, including accounts of anti-vax individuals. This move comes after false reporting that vaccines intended to build COVID-19 immunity cause autism, cancer, infertility, and other false side effects. Despite the fact that most of the content removed is directly related to COVID-19 vaccines, all vaccines are covered under the new rules (BBC).
Happening in the US: She’s free! Actress and pop star Britney Spears has been living under her father’s legal conservatorship that has controlled nearly all aspects of her life since 2008. After two years of legal battles and trending hashtags, a Judge from the Los Angeles Superior Court suspended the conservatorship on Wednesday afternoon, citing the reflection of a toxic working and living environment (NPR).
Happening in NYC: Dr. Mary Bassett, who you may recognize as the former commissioner of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, was appointed on Wednesday afternoon as the newest New York State Commissioner of the Department of Health. Her appointment is effective beginning December first. In addition to being the new State Commissioner, Bassett is also the director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, and she works as a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Gothamist).
Happening in the Community: Join CU’s Philosophy and French Professor Souleymane Bachir Diagne as he talks about his memoir, Le Fagot de ma mémoire. This event runs from 6 to 8:30 pm and is a discussion with his colleagues Emmanuelle Saada and Pierre-André Chiappori. For more information, click here!
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