The last US military plane left Afghanistan. The US leaves the list of safe countries of the European Union for covid-19. This is what you need to know to start the day. Truth first.
The United States withdraws from Afghanistan after 20 years of war
The last US military planes left Kabul airport before the deadline for the US country’s departure from Afghanistan. There were celebratory shots in Kabul. In 18 days, US forces evacuated 79,000 civilians, the largest such operation in US history, according to the State Department. This is the latest in the situation in Afghanistan.
This is how 100,000 deaths from covid-19 can be prevented, according to Fauci
There are nearly 100,000 Americans hospitalized with COVID-19, and infections are increasing among the unvaccinated population. But an additional 100,000 people may die from the virus before the end of the year, according to a recent model from the University of Washington. “What is happening now is completely predictable, but completely preventable,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “We know we have the means with vaccines to change this.”
States are being investigated for banning orders for the use of masks
The Department of Education’s civil rights enforcement agency announced Monday that it has launched investigations in five states to determine whether state policies prohibiting mask-wearing mandates in schools discriminate against students with disabilities. The Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) sent letters to key officials of state schools in five states: Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.
The US leaves the list of safe countries to travel in the European Union
The European Union recommended banning Americans on non-essential travel to its member states following the increase in COVID-19 cases in the country. Countries in the 27-nation bloc, which includes France, Italy and Germany, have been advised to reinstate coronavirus-related restrictions and halt the arrival of tourists from the United States and five other countries.
The consequences of the passage of Ida
Ida, which made landfall as Hurricane 4 and weakened into a tropical depression, devastated Louisiana and killed at least two people. With the water almost up to the waist, there were areas like LaPlace. An impressive video shows how the winds from Ida rip off the roof of a clinic in that state.
At coffee time
How to encourage family and friends not to spread misinformation on social media?
Confronting loved ones about the falsity of their posts isn’t easy, but if you’re ready to speak up, here are some tips on how to do it.
Finally, a Fitbit that tells you it’s okay not to exercise
Fitbit now has a device that rates users’ mental and physical readiness to meet the challenges of each morning and provides personalized suggestions to better plan their day.
Learn how to clean your house if you live with pets
Living with pets also has its challenges, especially when it comes to keeping your house clean, especially if you live with a furry four-legged that walks everywhere.
The number of the day
Athlete Monica Rodríguez made history on Sunday by winning the 100th gold medal in Mexico’s history at the Paralympic Games.
Quote of the day
“In my opinion, the mistakes of the last 20 years do not justify future investment.”
A history-making American Paralympic gold medalist who went blind while serving in the Army in Afghanistan says he wonders if the 20-year “war on terror” has been worth it.
Back to school: everything you need
The best offers that you can still find for this face-to-face and virtual return to classes.
And to finish…
The fossil of this prehistoric whale is very peculiar. Find out why
The fossil was discovered in the western desert of Egypt and is believed to be 43 million years old. Find out why this finding is relevant in the video.