Tellwut US Newsletter - 50 Exclusive Points - October 15 2021
Winter heating bills set to jump as much as 54% as inflation rises
With prices surging worldwide for heating oil, natural gas and other fuels, the U.S. government said Wednesday it expects households to see their heating bills jump as much as 54% compared to last winter. -USA Today
Autistic woman's warning over the potential dangers of blue pumpkins
After weeks of insisting Quebec would go ahead and impose a vaccination mandate for health-care workers and suspend those who don't comply without pay, the province's health minister, Christian Dubé, has backtracked and is now giving them an extra month to get adequately vaccinated. Health-care workers now have until Nov. 15 to get the necessary shots. The original deadline was Oct 15. Currently, 93 per cent of Quebec health-care workers are fully vaccinated, but that still leaves almost 22,000 facing suspension because they have had only a single dose or are unvaccinated. Dubé said the health system wouldn't be able to handle losing so much staff. -CBC
Netflix Faces Internal Criticisms Over New Dave Chapelle Special
Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos is defending Dave Chapelle’s latest stand-up special “The Closer” amid internal pushback from employees at Netflix. According to reports, Sarandos issued an internal memo that seemingly acknowledges discontent from employees and talent over Chapelle’s latest special, which included a series of transphobic jokes from the comedian- IGN
Prince William: Saving Earth Should Come Before Space Tourism
Prince William has criticized the space race and space tourism, saying we should be focussing on protecting planet Earth instead. “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live,” the Duke of Cambridge said when asked about climate change. “We are seeing a rise in climate anxiety. You know, people, young people now are growing up where their futures are basically threatened the whole time. It’s very unnerving and it’s very, you know, anxiety making,” he said. -Huffington Post
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