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Want A Side Of Measles With That?  Anti-vaxxer Jenny McCarthy & Hubby Open A Wahlburgers In Midst of Pandemic

St. Charles got the star treatment this week when Donnie Wahlberg opened the newest Wahlburgers. Here’s a look at other restaurants with famous names backing up the food. Source: Wahlburgers is the latest celebrity-owned restaurant in the suburbs. Here’s a look at others

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Please don’t take sodium chlorite or chlorine dioxide to treat COVID-19, Health Ministry says – The Tico Times | Costa Rica News

The Health Ministry this week issued a warning regarding the sale and consumption of products that falsely claim to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Sodium chlorite and chlorine dioxide (in Spanish, clorito de sodio and dióxido de cloro) are not permitted for any medicinal or therapeutic use in Costa Rica. “There is […]

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‘Contagion’ Writer Says the World Needs a Film About Anti-Vax Doctor Amid Pandemic | Hollywood Reporter

Andrew Wakefield was disgraced after falsely linking the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to autism: “If we do have a [COVID-19] vaccine and people don’t take it because they’ve been corrupted, … a lot of people are going to get hurt,” says Scott Z. Burns. Despite chilling similarities between Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 thriller Contagion and the […]

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THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE Autism Charity Event Available Through Sunday

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Thomas the Tank Engine’s first feature film, Rainbow Sun Productions has gathered over 40 talented performers from stage and screen to create an exclusive unique digital event, all benefiting The Autistic Self Advocacy Network, a nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. This special presentation features appearances by […]

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Nyle DiMarco, Concordia Studio Partner for Real Life Drama ‘Deaf President Now!’ | Hollywood Reporter

The project is set at Gallaudet University, the nation’s premier institution of higher education for deaf and hard of hearing students. Concordia Studio is backing a real-life drama set at Gallaudet University, the nation’s premier institution of higher education for deaf and hard of hearing students, with help from Nyle DiMarco. The deaf actor and activist will work […]

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Deaf Californians Hit Nike With Suit Over Covid-19 Mask Policy

Nike Inc.‘s policy requiring employees at its California retail stores to wear masks discriminates against customers who are deaf or hard of hearing by preventing them from lipreading, according to a proposed class action filed in San Francisco. The company’s policy allegedly requires salespeople to wear opaque masks that are supplied by Nike when they […]

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‘I was heartbroken’: Mask mandate creates communication challenges for deaf community

  By Eric Perry | July 31, 2020 at 5:03 PM EDT – Updated July 31 at 8:57 PM SHORT PUMP, Va. (WWBT) – The mask mandate in Virginia is creating communication challenges for the deaf community. One woman said she faced communication issues after a Walmart employee refused to pull down his mask to help her. Simone […]