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Post-Holiday Debrief: An "Upsurge" of Respiratory Illness in China

Post-Holiday Debrief: An "Upsurge" of Respiratory Illness in China
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⭐️ Quote To Start Your Week: 

“We’re absolutely thrilled that a record number of people were able to enjoy the parade with their families and friends, and spend the day with us.” 

NBC Executive, Jen Neal, after a record-breaking 28.5 million people tuned into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thursday’s broadcast marked the most-watched Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, breaking the previous record set in 2020. Did you know? The parade first televised nationally in the late 1940s, more than 20 years after it began.

Santa Clause’s grand finale at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: 📸 @Macy’s via Instagram


Monday: Cyber Monday, AKA when many online retailers offer major discounts. Looking for a helpful guide? Here’s more than 200 notable deals gathered by The New York Times’ Wirecutter.  

Tuesday: Giving Tuesday, a day created in 2012 to encourage people to do good.Ways to participate include donating to charity, helping neighbors, volunteering and showing kindness to others, GivingTuesday.org shares. Learn more here.  

Wednesday: Former first lady Rosalynn Carter's funeral in her hometown of Plains, Georgia. She passed away on November 19 at 96 years old. Ceremonies celebrating her life will also take place on Monday and Tuesday. In New York City, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree 91st annual lighting ceremony takes place with NBC's broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. ET. And, on this day 191 years ago, Louisa May Alcott – the author of “Little Women” – was born. Alcott gained fame as an author, though was also an abolitionist, suffragist, and Civil War nurse. Learn more here

Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter on their wedding day in 1946. 📸: The Carter Center

Thursday: Fox News’ Sean Hannity will host a debate between California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R). Overseas, the United Nation’s annual climate change conference begins in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The conference provides opportunity “for international climate negotiations,” the UN explains. World leaders as well as King Charles III and Pope Francis are expected to attend, while United States President Joe Biden is not.

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