Travis Scott’s jam-packed Astroworld tour kills eight
Eight people were crushed to death at rapper Travis Scott’s overcrowded Astroworld music tour in Houston, Texas on Friday. A 14-year-old boy was the youngest victim, and many others were injured. Scott and event promoter live Nation have been sued for what authorities called a “predictable and preventable tragedy.”
Pfizer races to get approval for COVID-19 pill
A Pfizer COVID-19 pill is looming on the horizon after the vaccine producer said their antiviral pill cut hospitalization and deaths rates by nearly 90% in high-risk adults. Currently, Pfizer’s competitor is Merck whose COVID-19 pill is being reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration after Britain became the first country on Thursday to authorize its use.
Latino bicyclists disproportionately stopped by LASD
A Los Angeles Times data investigation found that the LA Sheriff’s Department pulls over bicyclists for minor violations like riding on the sidewalk and not using lights at night. These issues are usually handled with a warning or a ticket. Most notably, LASD disproportionately stops Latino riders. Illegal items are found in only 8% of total stops.
COP26 is “a failure” says Greta Thunberg
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg deemed COP26 as a “failure” and “PR exercise” in the wake of multiple countries like India and China failing to make concrete plans for climate control. Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate also urged young people to hold politicians accountable, as both she and Thunberg marched with a protest crowd through Glasgow.