HEALTH: A new study on measles just came out. Hint: it’s bad news. The study revealed a new side effect of measles called “immune amnesia” where the body’s immune memory is erased, destroying about 40% of the antibodies against other viruses and bacteria. Meaning people who get measles are more likely to get other illnesses (such as pneumonia, the flu, and tuberculosis) - even years later. Not good. In other news, pollution levels in New Delhi have gotten so bad that schools have been shut down, flights have been cancelled, and people are being warned to stay inside. Breathing in the air is reportedly similar to smoking 50 cigarettes a day. And speaking of which, the California fires are now mostly under control.
WORLD: Norway is cracking down. Recently, the country arrested a high-profile US white supremacist - just hours before he was expected to give a speech at a far-right rally known for its anti-Semitism and racism. Norway’s gov said the American is a threat “not because of what he could do but because of his hate speech and his previously expressed support for Anders Breivik” - the right-wing terrorist who killed 77 people in a 2011 attack. Now, it looks like Norway’s trying to send the white supremacist back to the US as quickly as possible. Speaking of which, the German city of Dresden is declaring a “Nazi emergency,” This comes after years of “right-wing extremist, racist” activity in the city.
BIZ: Airbnb is switching things up. Reminder: last week, 5 people were killed during a shooting at a Halloween party in California. The party, which was attended by over a hundred people, was advertised on social media as “Airbnb Mansion Party” - but took place at an Airbnb where parties were prohibited. Now, Airbnb says it’s taking steps to ban “party houses” and flag people looking to use Airbnb for parties. Meanwhile, McDonald’s is going through a leadership change. As in the CEO (Steve Easterbrook) was fired after having a “consensual relationship with an employee” - violating company policy. Unhappy Meal. Now, it looks like Chris Kempczinksi is stepping in to take his place.