At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Americans scrambled to find toilet paper amidst the shortage— but now, the worry over toilet paper seems inconsequential in comparison to the baby formula shortage that is panicking new parents across the country, caused by the closing of the largest U.S. formula manufacturing plant. In 2022, 75% of parents in the U.S. said that they rely on formula in order to feed their infants and toddlers, causing widespread alarm when the shelves all over the United States emptied out, leaving parents with insufficient nourishment for their growing children. For those who are not parents, or have not had kids recently, it seems reasonable to question how impactful this shortage really is, considering the natural production of breast milk that all mothers have relied on since the beginning of time.
Day: June 24, 2022
HBO Max is becoming one of the favorite streaming services for many people. There is great content available both in its HBO library and Max originals. There are hundreds of movies and TV shows to choose from, and many titles are added every month.
Each section of the United States is known to be affected by specific natural disasters, with the East Coast and South suffering from hurricanes, the Midwest experiencing tornadoes, and the West Coast being extra susceptible to earthquakes. However, with the continuation of the drought in California as well as increases in temperature due to climate change, the state has been devastated over the past few years by wildfires, with more and more sparking now in the summer and fall months.
Colombian singer won big at the Premios Tu Música Urbano awards, which took place last Thursday, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The ceremony, which is held annually, featured awards for 37 categories, out of which the Colombian artist took 9 home, including artist of the year, top social artist, tour of the year for Bichota, and collaboration of the year Mamiii, her collaboration with Becky G.
On Thursday California lawmakers passed a bill to protect abortion providers as well as patients from civil suits and penalties in other states. The next step for what lawmakers are calling Assembly Bill 1666 is to have Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who supports abortion rights, sign the bill. It would take effect immediately with his signature.
Wordless comedian Khaby Lame has become the most followed person on Tiktok. Having over 142.9 million followers, Lame has officially beat the ‘queen of Tiktok’ and teen dancer, Charlie D’Amelio who held the top spot since 2020. Posting under the username @khaby.lame, Lame was head to head against D’Amelio for months in what fans are calling a ‘follower war.’
Amidst the continuing destruction of Ukrainian cities at the hands of the Russian army, thousands of Ukrainians are seeking shelter in neighboring countries. However, European countries are not alone in this, as the United States is getting ready to welcome up to 100,000 displaced people escaping the war zone this summer.
The Supreme Court ruling, announced this morning, has officially overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that has protected a woman’s right to an abortion for 50 years— now millions of women nationwide have lost their constitutional right to autonomy over their bodies, and will be forced to bring pregnancies to term, no matter the situation. While the implementation of Roe v. Wade will not affect every state, nearly half of the U.S. is likely to ban safe and legal abortions completely.
Being known for his former career in Major League Baseball, pitcher Roger Clemens apparently has another secret talent. In a New England Sports Network broadcast over last night’s Red Sox Game, he works the music room at the Clemens household, and goes by a very specific DJ name.