‘Holiday celebrations can be superspreader events,’ warns U.S. Surgeon General

Elizabeth Chuck9h ago / 3:41 PM UTCUnited States Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams is pleading with the public to “keep Thanksgiving small and smart,” warning that indoor gatherings could result in a proliferation of coronavirus cases — including at the White House.”I want the American people to know we’re at a dire point in our…Continue Reading

When celebrations go very wrong

Celebrating too soon is a wonderful sports trope. The wonderful sports trope, perhaps. There’s something about the overthrow of inevitability that tickles the collective souls of the audience, especially when combined with rapid comeuppance-for-the-smug. This is why Nick Young’s almost-three-pointer still has life more than six years since he missed it. Humbling the great is…Continue Reading

Diwali celebrations ‘will be difficult’, says Rishi Sunak

Publishedduration7 hours agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionRishi Sunak lit candles outside 11 Downing Street on Thursday to mark the festivalChancellor Rishi Sunak says celebrating Diwali this year will be difficult but has urged others also marking the event to stick to lockdown restrictions. Mr Sunak, a practising Hindu, encouraged families to meet up virtually this weekend, adding:…Continue Reading

NBA Celebrations Are About to Become a Touchy Subject

Associated PressBefore the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe and forced the NBA’s monthslong pause, the Los Angeles Lakers stacked a Western Conference-leading 49 wins. Many a postgame celebration unfolded at Staples Center. Cameras surrounded Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis for their nightly on-court interviews, breaking down what exactly went right during yet another…Continue Reading