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7 Apps Everyone Must Have On Their Smartphone

Current smartphone users already know that there’s a multitude of standard apps one should download on their device to keep their lives balanced and organized, here's a list of seven of the most popular ones available for all iPhone and Android models.
Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminid Meteor Shower Will Light Up The Sky This December 

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This December, anywhere from 50 to 120 bright shooting stars will light up the sky every hour in what’s being referred to as one of the darkest winter’s of the decade; scientists are predicting incredibly dark skies with very little light pollution from the moon this winter, meaning observers will have a vibrant and clear view of the show this year. 
2020 Election Ballot

Attorney General Claims There Is No Evidence Of Widespread Election Fraud

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Attorney General William Barr declared on Tuesday that the US Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of any widespread voter fraud that would change the 2020 election outcome, disputing the constant baseless claims from current president Donald Trump that he won his reelection. 
Zoom App on Phone

The Popular Lockdown Apps of 2020

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Lockdowns and curfews throughout the world have forced us to rely more on the digital landscape. While remaining indoors where possible, people are turning to apps to be entertained, connected, and productive.
Pfizer Vaccine

United Kingdom Becomes First Country To Approve Covid-19 Vaccine For Public Distribution

The UK has become the first Western nation to approve of a Covid-19 vaccine. This is a landmark moment for this global health crisis that will likely pave the way for the rest of the world and mark the beginning of the end of this pandemic.
Christmas Tree in Home

What Will Christmas 2020 Look Like?

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No matter where you are in the world, 2020 is known as the unprecedented year, bringing uncertainties to many. It has also brought a year of revelations. But how has a year that has seen the world stand still, kept us apart from loved ones and seen us stay at home changed our perspective on Christmas and the important festive season.
Award Trophies

Looking Ahead To 2021 as The 63rd Grammy Awards Nominations Are Announced

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As we come to the end of an eventful year that continues to hold many uncertainties for the entertainment industry particularly, we greatly welcome the announcement of the nominations for the upcoming Grammy Awards 2021.

World News

Pfizer Vaccine

United Kingdom Becomes First Country To Approve Covid-19 Vaccine For Public Distribution

The UK has become the first Western nation to approve of a Covid-19 vaccine. This is a landmark moment for this global health crisis that will likely pave the way for the rest of the world and mark the beginning of the end of this pandemic.

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US vs Iran

Trump Talked Out of Attack on Iran

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Reports have come out of the White House stating that President Donald Trump has been looking into his “options” for attacking the nuclear facilities belonging to Iran. According to the report, the request was raised in the Oval Office and Trump had to be dissuaded of any action by senior administration officials.
Nurse Wearing PPE Gear

UK Sourced PPE From North Korean Slave Labor Factories

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A Guardian investigation has found that the British government have been sourcing personal protective equipment (PPE) for the coronavirus pandemic from Chinese factories in which hundreds of North Korean women are secretly working in modern slavery conditions.
Tristan da Cunha

UK Blue Belt Expands to Include Tristan da Cunha

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Tristan da Cunha, a remote British overseas territory, has plans to make the marine sanctuary one of the largest in the world.
Covid-19 Restrictions

The WHO Claims Covid-19 Restrictions In Europe Are Paying Off 

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Covid-19 lockdown procedures in Europe appear to be paying off as the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a decline in new weekly cases this week while cases continue to soar in the US.

U.S. News

California Quarantine

California Reinstates Covid-19 Restrictions As Cases Continue To Spike Throughout State

California was one of the many states that began to transition towards less restrictive measures for its residents as Covid-19 cases showed signs of slowing down some five months ago.

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State of Georgia Sign

Recount Confirms Biden as Georgia Winner

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Joe Biden has been confirmed as the first Democrat to win the state of Georgia since Bill Clinton in 1996 after a hand recount has been completed. The president-elect picks up the state’s 16 electoral votes on his way to a projected election victory of 302-232.
The White House

Donald Trump Said He Would Leave The White House If Electoral College Votes For Biden 

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Donald Trump stated this week that he will leave the White House once the electoral college officially votes for Democratic presidential-elect Joe Biden. This marks the first time Trump has even hinted at the idea of conceding to Biden since it was announced that he was projected to win some two weeks ago. 
The White House

Biden Calls Out Trump’s Tactics

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President-elect Joe Biden has brandished Donald Trump’s refusal to accept defeat in the election as ‘incredibly irresponsible’, claiming that it has sent a ‘horrible message about who we are as a country’. Trump and the Republican Party as a whole have so far failed to acknowledge that Biden has legitimately won the election.
Wooden Judges Gavel

Federal Judge Rules Voice Of America Executive Violated Journalists First Amendment Rights

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A federal judge ruled this Friday that the chief executive of the agency that oversees Voice of America must stop interfering and investigating with the journalists who are employed there.

Business News

Moderna Covid Vaccine

Moderna Claims Their Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To New Data

Moderna released data to the general public early Monday morning claiming that their Covid-19 vaccine, which has been in the works since the spring, is testing as being 94.5% effective against the coronavirus.

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Close Up easyJet Plane

Pfizer Announcement Boost For Ailing Airline

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easyJet’s CEO Johan Lundgren has confirmed that he has already written to the country’s prime minister Boris Johnson, offering assistance to distribute the vaccine, saying that as the airline has the biggest fleet of aircraft in the country – alongside around 4,000 staff to assist with distribution – he believes Boris Johnson should take advantage of his offer.
Black Friday Sale

Best Black Friday Deals You Can Find On Amazon Right Now

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One of the most popular retailers is of course Amazon, and this year they’re offering a multitude of deals on some of their most well-known products. 
US & UK Trade Concept

How Biden Could Alter Global Trade Relations With America

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The last four years of America’s trade history has seen some trade deals and products become powerful tools used by President Donald Trump in an attempt to put “America first”, although others have seen the moves as attempts to exert more control throughout the world.
Disney+

Disney+ Firm Favourite With Viewers

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With cinemas around the world having to close their doors at some point over 2020, and those that have been allowed to re-open only able to operate at a reduced service.

Culture News

Harmel-Codi-Childrens-Book-Series

‘All Kids Deserve A Proper Education’: How Combating Educational Inequality Starts At Home

In a country where not every child is given the same educational opportunities, Harmel Codi aims to promote reading and learning for at-risk children.

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Hardcover Book

2020’s Booker Prize Recipient Announced

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Douglas Stuart’s debut novel Shuggie Bain has recently been announced as this year’s Booker prize recipient. Scottish-American Stuart has been awarded £50,000 for his personal tale that paints a portrait of working-class Scotland in the 1980s.
Climate Change Concept

Jeff Bezos Donates To Climate Change Organizations

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Jeff Bezos, the Amazon mogul has recently been under viral public scrutiny for the sheer amount of wealth he has accumulated over the course of his career. He is currently the richest man in the world, estimated to be worth $183 billion. In February 2020, Bezos announced his new Bezos Earth Fund.
Open Book

Manchester United Footballer Marcus Rashford MBE Announces New Children’s Book Club

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Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic both children and adults have turned to books to provide them with escapism from the social distancing and lockdowns that have characterized this year.
Perfectionism

Managing Perfectionism

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Often we regard the idea of perfectionism as a positive attribute to a person’s character. Phrases such as ‘I’m such a perfectionist’ are thrown about as a marker of a person’s tenacity, diligence and quality of work.

Entertainment News

Warner Bros Media

Warner Brothers To Release Entire 2021 Movie Line Up On HBO Max

After Warner Media releases the films for the first month on HBO Max, each one will then leave the streaming service and continue its scheduled theatrical release in the US and international territories; all films will be given a customary distribution schedule.

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Man Reading a Book

Former President Obama’s Memoir is Set To Break Records

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President Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States of America, and has already written several autobiographical books. His new title, however, is the highly anticipated A Promised Land, which reflects on his tenure as the 44th President.
Disney

Disney To Lay Off 32,000 Workers As Theme Parks Continue To Struggle During Pandemic 

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Most of these layoffs are occurring within the theme parks themselves, as most parks throughout the nation are greatly struggling to keep up with the economic loss the Covid-19 pandemic has brought on. 
Netflix on Phone

Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Causing A Royal Stir

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Series 4 of immensely popular “The Crown” has now started airing on streaming giant Netflix. The revered drama series is based upon Queen Elizabeth II and the life and times of her reign, and this season has brought to the spotlight the life and untimely death of Princess Diana.
Girl Reading Book in Window

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Best-Selling Novel “The Water Dancer” To Be Adapted To Film

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A New York Times Bestseller, Oprah’s Book Club Pick and named one of the best books of the year by various publications, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ highly decorated novel, The Water Dancer.

Health News

US To Hit 8 Million Covid-19 Cases As Daily Rates Of Infection Surpass 50,000

Experts are warning for a tough and long winter in the US as daily Covid-19 infections surpass 50,000 and the death toll nears 220,000.

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Scientist Holding Moderna Vaccine

Moderna Applies For Emergency Use Authorization Of Covid-19 Vaccine In US And Europe

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Moderna announced today that it would be asking US and European regulators to allow emergency use authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine. The submission is a result of new study data confirming that the shots offer a very strong protection against the coronavirus. 
Young Boy Playing Video Game

Good News For Gamers

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Video games have long held a reputation by some as being one of the main causes of increased violence and crime in the world with Grand Theft Auto being one of most often named games for this theory, something that has been disputed several times over. However there is some good news for gamers.
COVID Virus Causes Deaths

The US Reports 2,100 Covid-19 Deaths In A Single Day 

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Over 2,100 deaths were reported in the US this past Tuesday, marking the highest one-day coronavirus death toll the nation has reported since May. The highest Covid-19 death tally in a single day for the US was 2,603 back in April, however, the country hasn’t come close to that number since, until now. 
World Health Organization

Secret Recordings Highlight Differences in Internal and External Announcements by WHO

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The Associated Press has obtained this recording, along with several others, that shows that while they were being praised by governments for the way they were handling the crisis, internally it was not as clear-cut.

Lifestyle News

Botanical Vodka Is One Of The Newest Trends Shaping The Spirit Industry

The liquor and spirits industry as a whole is constantly changing and looking for the next best thing. For Rosa Vodka, they believed a liquor made from the botanical essences of the Bulgarian Damascena Rose is exactly what the industry needed to shake things up, so they created one.

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Man Struggling with Mental Health

International Men’s Day Came with a Focus on Men’s Mental Health

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International Men’s Day landed this year on Thursday, November 19th, and in comparison, to the widely celebrated International Women’s Day, may often go unnoticed by the general public. Often, International Women’s Day is surrounded by sardonic comments from online trolls asking ‘When is international Men’s Day?’
Pandemic Mental Health

The Impact of the Pandemic on Our Mental Health

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As we countdown to the final weeks of 2020, we come to realise that although times may still be tough and full of uncertainty, we have nearly made our way through an extremely unprecedented year. Mental health and anxiety have been gaining prominence in recent years, rightly moving up our list of priorities, and this year has been no exception.
Family Brushing Teeth

How To Take Better Care Of Your Teeth In The Middle Of A Pandemic 

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Dentists were thought to be some of the most high-risk workers for contracting Covid-19 when this pandemic began due to the nature of their work and constant exposure to individuals mouths/germs.
Poor Relationship

How To Effectively Give Space in a Relationship

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If your partner asks for space, or if you personally feel that you may need more space in the relationship, it can be a daunting and scary thing to do or ask for.

Real Estate News

Pay Rent Reminder

America’s Struggling Rental Market Could Bring New Housing Crisis For The Nation

A large number of renters have been unable to pay some or all of their rent since the Covid-19 pandemic began impacting the US back in March.

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Man Insulating Home

Preparing Your Home For Winter

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As winter months set in, we want to start thinking about the ways we can protect our home so we can stay cosy and warm whilst enjoying classic winter activities, such as snuggling up with a hot chocolate on the sofa or prepping for a happy Christmas. Winter can wreak havoc on your home, and one thing that you really don’t want to stress about during the cold months.
Magnify Glass of Real Estate Market

House Prices Not Likely To Return To Pre-Pandemic Levels Until 2023

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Despite signs that the real estate market has fared reasonably well during the pandemic, experts have indicated that prices will not return to pre-pandemic levels until ‘at least’ 2023. When the coronavirus pandemic first hit in the early part of the year, the subsequent lockdowns left many in the real estate industry fearful over how this would impact property sales.
Real Estate Digital

How Has The Digitisation of Real Estate Developed Through The Pandemic?

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In March 2020, as the pandemic had taken hold on much of the world, Forbes predicted that much, if not all, of the home buying process would become digital, taking place online.
Luxury Real Estate Home

2020 Is Shaping Up To Be A ‘Good Year’ For The Luxury Real Estate Market

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The real estate market has experienced a turbulent year due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but it appears that the luxury real estate market may be weathering the storm.

Science News

Close up of Vaccine

What Needs To Happen Before A Covid-19 Vaccine Is Made Available To The Public

Pfizer stated this Wednesday that it expects to submit an application for emergency use authorization with the US Food and Drug Administration “within days” after it finalized its Phase 3 clinical trial data.

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Nurse Holding Vaccine

Myths and Misinformation Surrounding The COVID-19 Vaccination

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As the world hears the long-awaited news of not one but two COVID-19 vaccinations proving effective in their final stages. Although both vaccines still need to go through more safety tests, data from the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccination has shown it offers 95% protection against the virus within 28 days of the first dose (94% for over 65s).
Covid-19 Mutation

The Slow Speed of COVID-19 Mutations Means Vaccine Will Still Be Effective Claims Experts

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Recent news over the discovery of a new variant of COVID-19 in danish mink has sparked concern across the globe that the race towards finding a vaccine could be...
AstraZeneca Vaccine

Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine 70% Effective, On Average 

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Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced on Monday that interim analysis of their Covid-19 vaccine showed it having an average efficacy of 70% in protecting the body from contracting the virus.
Vaccine Vials

What Do Scientists Need To Know About The Pfizer Vaccine Before it Can Be Approved?

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On the 9th of November, New York City-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer made the long-awaited and ground-breaking news that...

Sports News

Dr. Anthony Fauci Gives Timeline On When Sports Stadiums Will See Fans Again

Recently, Fauci spoke with the press to discuss when all of the cultural institutions that we know and love will be able to welcome back its fans, and one of the biggest questions was regarding professional sports.

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Football Player Holding Ball

Seahawks’ Olsen To Miss At Least Two Months

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Seattle Seahawks veteran tight end Greg Olsen’s season is in doubt after the 35-year-old was escorted off the pitch during the team’s 28-21 Thursday Night Football victory over NFC West rivals Arizona Cardinals. Tests have since revealed that Olsen has suffered a ruptured plantar fascia.
Soccer Stadium

Guardiola Signs Two-Year Man City Extension

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After much speculation in recent months, Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him with English soccer team Manchester City until at least 2023. The Spaniard previously had just seven months remaining on his existing deal, raising concern amongst City fans that he would depart at the end of this campaign.
Miami Dolphins Football

Dolphins Donate $75 Million To Cancer Hospital

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The Miami Dolphins have committed to donate $75 million to cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, an amount they say is the largest ever pledged to a charity by a sports organization.
Soccer Clears & Ball Close Up

Scotland Qualify For First Major Tournament in 20 Years

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The Scottish national soccer side have qualified for their first major tournament in over two decades following two dramatic qualifying games that were both settled by a penalty shootout.

Technology News

Social Media Apps on iPhone

How Social Media Platforms Are Combating The Spread Of Misinformation

Without any real solid regulation from the federal government in terms of combating these falsehoods from spreading, it’s up to the platforms themselves to make its users aware when a story, tweet, post, etc. contains important information that may not be 100% correct.

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Amazon Boxes

Amazon Opens An Online Pharmacy Service

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Amazon, the multibillion-dollar conglomerate, has now moved into the pharmaceutical industry, which is apparently worth $4 trillion a year. Starting in the USA, Amazon customers will be able to provide their insurance and health information, and will be eligible to order prescription medicines.
Black Friday Sale

Are You Likely To Get A Good Black Friday Deal on Your Tech Gadgets?

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With Black Friday fast approaching many will be gearing up to make the most of the bedazzling promotions on offer and hopefully grab a bargain when it comes those must-have gadgets and gizmos. But is Black Friday really all it’s cracked up to be?

Best Black Friday Tech Deals For Students Of All Ages 

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Many brands have already begun their Black Friday deals online as a means of making up for the lack of foot traffic they’ll likely experience this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are some of the most highly anticipated and popular tech devices going on sale this week.
COVID19 Test

Mass Testing Begins To Rollout Across The UK But How Does it Help?

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One of the UK government’s latest plans to combat the COVID-19 pandemic was to instate mass testing. The scheme, which has already been piloted in the English city of Liverpool.

Travel News

US Immigration Label

Joe Biden Faces Long Uphill Battle To Reform Immigration After Four Years Of Trump

Between the constant talks of building a multi-billion dollar border wall and families being separated from their kids who are then kept in cages, the last four years have been a major nightmare for immigrants all throughout the US.

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Travel Ban

December Flights Canceled To UK And Europe

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The current lockdown within the UK has seen restrictions implemented on many industries including the travel sector, meaning many flights have had to be removed from schedules by airlines. In a recent statement, American Airlines have confirmed that they are just one of several airlines operating between the U.S. and the U.K. to have paused their flights.
Pittsburgh, PA

Spending Time in Pennsylvania

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One of the original 13 colonies of the United States of America, as well as the birthplace of President-elect Joe Biden, Pennsylvania is full of fascinating history, mouth-watering food, must-visit cities and beautiful scenery. Pennsylvania is home to a staggering 121 state parks as well as many more local and county parks.
Thanksgiving 2020

CDC Advises Against Thanksgiving Travel

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued an official recommendation, urging US citizens not to travel for Thanksgiving. The recommendation comes as part of the CDC’s updated guidelines for celebrating Thanksgiving and the holidays safely.
Family having Thanksgiving Dinner

Millions Expected To Spread Covid-19 This Thanksgiving

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With Thanksgiving fast approaching it has been estimated around 50 million Americans will ignore all covid-19 warnings and spend the day with their family and friends.