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Mackenzie Scott donates her billions to charity

December 16, 2020  News Source: NPR 
by Kryssia Quesada Creet

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MacKenzie Scott, author,  and philanthropist (exwife  to Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder), donates her money to those most in need during the Covid19 pandemic.  Scott signed the Giving Pledge last year, promising to give the majority of her wealth to philanthropy.  The gifts have been allocated to 384 organizations in all 50 states. Some of the organizations that received donations include YMCA, (43 associations), Howard University,  food banks and emergency relief funds, civil rights groups, education for underserved communities. Her mission was to provide immediate relief, debt relief and education training to disadvantaged groups.  Sources say Scott's donation is one of the largest donations on record. Howard University reported its received donation of $40 million has been the largest from a single donor on record in the University's history.

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Harvard Medical School reverses age related vision loss in mice.

December 16, 2020  News Source: NPR 
Researched and paraphrased by Kryssia Quesada Creet

Harvard Medical researchers have discovered a way to restore sight in animals.  Researchers have found a way to turn off the epigenome protein within the DNA a key to reversing signs of aging in the eye.  They can reprogram the neurons in the eye and create younger proteins, allowing to reverse deterioration in the eye caused by aging.  Maximina Yun, a regenerative biologist at the Dresden University of Technology,  says Future studies should test how the three factors affect other types of cells and tissues and confirm that reprogrammed cells maintain their youthful state long-term, she says. “There are a lot of roads to be traveled.”  

Surprise auction sell for $1.9 million Belgian breeder in shock.

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New Kim, a special racing pigeon, shocked many bidders at an auction event. Two anonymous bidders from China participated in a bidding war where one Chinese bidder won the auction at $1,9 million on November 15, 2020. 

The Belgian breeders are known to be the best pigeon breeders around the world, and have captured the attention of Chinese buyers.  Pigeon racing has been part of Belgian pastime events for many years and Chinese have now caught on and acquired the pigeon gambling sport as part of their recreational habit.  Because of China's economy increase,  many Chinese citizens have more money to spend on recreational sports such as pigeon racing.  Other pigeons have been auctioned off at similar payouts in recent years in the five digit price tag.  According to Reuters, New Kim is two years old, 

Original article credit to Carlie Porterfield

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Finally Vaccine may be a 94.5 % chance  fight against the Corona Virus!

November 2020  Source: Daily Mail    Photo credit PM live

by Kryssia Creet

"Today's news of a second vaccine is further reason to feel hopeful."  wrote Biden today on twitter, November 16, 2020. This was a statement by the President Elect, after reports of a second vaccine  proved to be 94.5% effective in the fight against the corona virus.  Once again, great news as brave women and men provided their antibodies, blood to test ways in finding a vaccine during trials. The hard work from these volunteers has paid off as vaccine trials have proven to be safe for the general public.  

Quote from the DailyMail wrote,  "Pfizer announced a week ago that its own COVID-19 vaccine was 90 percent effective - news that puts both companies on track to get FDA authorization within weeks for emergency use.  The US government has already bought 100 million doses of Moderna's vaccine, which is enough to vaccinate 50 million Americans given people need to have two shots." 

'Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told ABC's Good Morning America that between the Moderna vaccine and Pfizer's, there would be enough to vaccinate 20 million Americans by the end of December.' quote from Daily Mail

Happy vibes at the Rockefeller Center as 2020 Christmas Tree arrives.

November 2020  Source: Daily Mail    Photo credit PM live

by Kryssia Creet

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No pandemic can stop New York's Christmas Tree display this year. Construction employees worked together using a crane to lift the 75 foot Norway spruce at Rockefeller Center! 

The tree was donated by Al Dick from Daddy Al's General Store in central New York.  It will now serve as one of the most famous trees around the world and it will stand tall for all to see despite many other holiday cancelations. 

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