Updated: Dec 10, 2020
Wisdom is power. There is no limit to the amount of wisdom one can possess. Wisdom is limitless.
A huge part of being wise is acquiring knowledge. Every day as part of my morning self-care routine, I take the time to read articles and newspapers. This is my way of feeding my mind, acquiring knowledge, and staying informed.
Most of us probably get our major news from social media. While social media is always a good resource for news, it is equally important to receive news from different outlets, to eliminate bias and misinformation.
The first step to making a difference in your community is learning what's going on in your community and the world around you.
State of the Culture
Here's what you need to know this week.
Monday was the 79th Year Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
On December 7th, 1941, Japan executed a surprise military attack on Pearl Harbor, America’s naval base In Honolulu, Hawaii.
The United States suffered substantial damage in the attack. 2,403 Americans were killed and 1178 others were wounded. This attack led the United States to enter World War 2.
The attack on Pearl Harbor is still a huge moment in American history.
President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed December 7th will always be:
“a date which will live infamy”
Yes, it's still a pandemic..
Less than a year since the first case of coronavirus was reported which ultimately lead to a global pandemic, the world is finally preparing for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Pfizer and BioNTech concluded their clinical trial on November 18th, deeming the vaccine 95% effective with no major side effects.
As cases continue to surge, this vaccine comes just at the right time.
Citizens in some countries have already received the first dose.
The UK became the first country to authorize the use of the vaccine on December 2nd.
Some UK citizens have already begun to receive the vaccine. On Tuesday morning, a 90-year-old woman from Northern Ireland became the first person to receive the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine.
Two NHS staff members experienced allergic reactions to Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday shortly after receiving it.
Both staff members have a history of allergic reactions and are now recovering since the incident. Since then regulators have said that anyone with allergic issues should not receive the vaccine at this time.
The U.S has yet to officially authorize the use of the vaccine.
The U.S Food and Drug Administration will vote on whether or not to authorize the use of the vaccine on December 10th.
In late July, The US government announced its plan to buy a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech.
This deal included a payment of $1.95 billion upon delivery first 100 doses of the vaccine.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau