E3 2022, the video game fair has been canceled

E3 2022 will not take place, in any form. The largest video game fair in the world, a traditional annual event that Los Angeles E3 2021 was held in a digital format. In 2022 there won’t even be that.

“It had already been announced that E3 would not be held live in 2022 due to the continuing health risks associated with COVID-19. Today we announce that in 2022 there will not even be E3 in digital version”, reads a statement. of ESA. “We will devote all our energy and resources to deliver a revitalized physical and digital E3 experience this summer.”

In a world that after two years of emergency tests for coexistence with the virus, albeit in no particular order (from lockdowns to the end of the state of emergency in Italy), the world of fairs linked to entertainment and technology is moving again with lead feet: after the CES and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in attendance, albeit with many defections and small ranks, E3 chooses the path of the sabbatical year, but to speak only of prudence would be an understatement.

While it is true that last week the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco was held, from which many industry professionals are rumored to have come out with COVID-19 positivity, it remains clear that more and more companies in the sector are opting to hold reviews. its online events, from Nintendo with Direct to Sony with State of Play.

If all goes well, E3 will return in 2023 taking over the reins of the videogame scene, but for this to happen it will have to be supported by the publisher and be economically sustainable. In the meantime, there are those who try to fill the void: Geoff Keighley has promptly confirmed that the Summer Game Fest will be held in June.

Stephen Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died

Almost everyone has used an animated gif at least once on social networks and on their devices. Stephen Wilhite, inventor of this famous format, passed away a few days ago at the age of 74. Yet another victim of COVID-19. Today, GIFs (Graphics Interchange Format) are used in online conversations as memes and jokes, but in reality they have existed for decades and were born for very different reasons. Stephen Wilhite created the GIF in the late 1980s when he was employed at CompuServe, which is the beginning of the Internet age, with the aim of offering a format that would facilitate the download of color images at a time when speed of the Internet was completely different from the current one. Hence the .gif format has become one of the most popular on the web. Farewell to the inventor of the GIF format. “Humble, kind and good man” The unfortunate occasion allows to clarify the debate on the pronunciation of this acronym. As stated by the inventor Wilhite, the word “GIF” is pronounced with the soft G, or “JIF”. Stephen Wilhite has always remained a humble person and out of the spotlight. After retiring in the early 2000s, the inventor of the GIF image has spent his life traveling and building model trains in the basement of his home. “Even with all his achievements, he has remained a very humble, kind and good man,” his wife Kathaleen said in an interview with The Verge.

Johnson & Johnson will split into two companies

(ANSA) – NEW YORK, NOV 12 – Johnson & Johnson splits into two listed companies. The giant, at the height of its 135 years and with more than 136,000 employees, opts for the spin off of its consumer products division, known for patches, shampoos for children and Neutrogena products. The separation will take place in 18-24 months and is “the best way to accelerate efforts to serve our patients, consumers and healthcare professionals,” as well as “push growth,” says CEO Alex Gorsky.

The group plans to complete the separation within 18-24 months, a statement read.

J&J will retain the pharmaceutical and medical equipment divisions. The divisions are expected to generate revenues of approximately $ 77 billion in 2021.

The stock was up 5% in the US pre-market in the wake of the news

COVID: vaccine for Kids in USA

Covid, in the US, definitive green light for a Pfizer vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old

The OK from the CDC, which came after FDA approval, launches the new phase of the American vaccination campaign. Approximately 28 million children affected. “We are at a turning point in our battle with Covid,” said President Joe Biden. He specified that the injections could begin in the week of November 8.

In the United States, the authorities have finally approved Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11. The green light was given by the CDCs (Centers for disease control and prevention), which recommended injections also for this age group and, in fact, launched the new phase of the vaccination campaign. In recent days there was the approval of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), which had said yes for children at a reduced dose (one third of that for adults) and two injections three weeks apart. The decision affects approximately 28 million American children
Biden: “We are at a turning point”

“With the authorization of the vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11, we are at a turning point in our battle with Covid,” said US President Joe Biden. The green light of the CDC to vaccinations for children, he added, is a “big step forward in our battle to defeat the virus”. The head of the White House has specified that the vaccination campaign for children can begin in the week of 8 November.

The singular case of the world: The vaccination regime in Italy …

Mario Draghi, current president of the Italian Council (since February 2021) and former president of the European central bank.

At the moment in Italy there are 49 million inhabitants (crica) who have completed the vaccination cycle with the two doses which corresponds to 79.38% of the population over 12. A percentage certainly not low but not high, considering that in Italy it was imposed the mandatory vaccine. Or rather, the mandatory green pass has been imposed as a ploy to encourage people to vaccinate. In reality, however, this incentive is an obligation because the green pass acquired with the swab in practice cannot be applied every day, both for an economic and practical reason.
Who does not have the green pass is suspended from work.
At the moment the only two countries that have adopted this policy are Italy and Saudi Arabia.
Understanding why it has come to this point is complex to explain it in two lines, but surely there are some reasons, albeit not very relevant: Italy still has a high number of daily deaths and moreover the places in intensive care are not as numerous as those of others European countries such as Germany or France.
What is surprising, however, is not only the measure imposed in Italy, but also the communication with which the measures are adopted.
In September, this obligation popped up overnight as if nothing had happened and the newspapers made no criticism. Moreover, since the appointment of Draghi as premier, no newspaper has dared to give a more heated criticism. And so the Italians, in addition to some vulgar criticism of this obligation, resigned themselves to a country with less and less freedom. Obviously the obligation of the green pass will avoid any lockdowns that could regress an economy already sunk for years, but the obligation is something that overrides any right and freedom.
The discomfort is that those who fight against this obligation are those who violently protest in the streets, and those who calmly defend the idea of ​​no-vax are no longer believed.

Mario Draghi took office since February 2021, when the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, proposed him to the chambers of parliament, which in the previous weeks had discouraged Giuseppe Conte, who despite his less noble name and curriculum, has brought results in Italy never seen before: laws against corruption, citizenship income, pre-retirement etc …

Singer Kelly Price not missing, still recovering COVID-19, attorney says

Famous gospel singer Kelly Price was safe Friday night after being reported missing in the Atlanta area where she lives, her lawyer said.

Monica Ewing said she didn’t think Price was missing, but that she had gone to a “quiet place” to recover after being recently discharged from the hospital where she was being treated for Covid-19.

“She is safe,” Ewing said. She was discharged from the hospital with Covid and went to a quiet place trying to recover.

The lawyer claimed that Price has overcome Covid-19, but she still needs to get all the strength of her to perform.

“She must rest and begin the journey back to health,” she said.

Sergeant Wayne Delek, of the Cobb County Police in Georgia, confirmed that Price was the subject of a missing person report, but said no details will be released, including who reported her missing.

The 48-year-old singer talked about her contract with Covid-19 on an Instagram Video device on July 29: “Last night I wasn’t feeling well… It came back to me that I had Covid…. I have a lot of pain. I have no appetite. I am so weak. I can barely stay awake … “

He said she was “praying this would pass quickly”.

TMZ First I said that the singer is missing.

Price has achieved many gospel hits. In 1998, her song “Friend of Mine” reached number one Airplay R&B Adult Chart on Billboard.

Fda approves Pfizer aged 16 and over, now the vaccine is no longer “emergency”

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been definitively approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for all people aged 16 and over. The vaccine, marketed as “Cominarty”, was 91% effective in preventing Covid infection. “From a legal point of view Pfizer’s becomes an approved vaccine and this opens the door to legal provisions that can lead to the obligation of vaccination” The two American pharmaceutical companies presented to the FDA the data relating to the clinical trial of 44,000 participants in the USA, the European Union, Turkey, South Africa and South America. The vaccine can now be marketed under the Comirnaty brand. Until now, the drug had been used thanks to an emergency authorization from the FDA, on 11 December 2020. Pfizer’s vaccine is a drug that can be regularly marketed and no longer limited to emergency situations. The vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech has been definitively approved by the FDA for people aged 16 and over.

Freedom always has a price: the cost of a compromise of a constraint…

Illustration of Pawel Kuczysnki

Freedom always has a price and this price is always the compromise of an alley which means that freedom is almost never unavailable.

This year, after the dramatic year of 2020, everyone hopes to resume social life and therefore also leisure, first of all the sacrosanct summer holidays, which are the crucial moment to recharge the batteries after a year of work or whatever after. a winter year ….

In order for you to understand my diffidence about some that don’t work, I will list in the form of a list the things that people probably overlook.

01] Medicine is a science, but an inexact science (unlike mathematics and physics instead)

02] To make a vaccine (serious and effective) it takes years, if not decades.

03] The vaccine has a limited duration (on average about 10 months) and few have highlighted this.

04] The vaccine has a lower efficacy than the variants

05] The uncertainty regarding the variants could jeopardize the entire trend of the global pandemic. If a variant emerges that unhinges all vaccines, all efforts will be thwarted (at least in the long term)

06] Vaccination decreases the transmissibility of the virus but implies its mutation if a lightning-fast vaccination campaign is not carried out

07] If the vaccine has a duration of 10 months it must be taken into account that even more than one vaccination cycle (no dose)

08] We must not only consider the (side) effects that could be had in the immediate or short term, but also those in the long term, especially if you are forced to do more than one course of vaccine

09] In Italy they are carrying out a campaign to vaccinate even children with no need for the vaccine in any way, running the risk of 0%.

Myocarditis caused by Pfizer (in young people up to 30 years old)

Is there a connection between the cases of myocarditis diagnosed in 275 young males under the age of 30 and the administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine? Haaretz wrote that Israel’s ministry of health reported that it had found a significant number of myocarditis in young men who had received the serum. And that these are probably related to immunization.
What is this myocarditis thing after the Pfizer vaccine

A thesis disproved by Pfizer who, cited by Haaretz, stressed that he did not observe a higher rate of the disease than is normally found in the general population. The cases in Israel – said the ministry – were 275 between December last year and May 2021 out of over 5 million vaccinated. Most of the patients – according to the study carried out by the ministry – were not more than 4 days in hospital and 95% of these cases were defined as mild. The ministry’s study therefore found that “there is a probable link between those who received the second dose of Pfizer and myocarditis in young men between the ages of 16 and 30”. Pfizer – quoted by the newspaper – responded that it was aware of the Israeli study, adding that a causal link between the vaccine and inflammation has not been established.

Myocarditis is inflammation of the muscle tissue of the heart (myocardium) which unlike most heart disease tends to affect young people more often. Sometimes it can go unnoticed, it frequently heals without treatment while on some occasions it can present itself in a serious form. Its symptoms are variable. In the mildest form they can be the result of a viral infection and can be associated with fever and fatigue. In the most severe forms, heart failure develops characterized by shortness of breath, low blood pressure and loss of appetite. Sometimes it can progress to intensive care admission. Arrhythmias – which can be an early symptom of myocarditis – are also among the symptoms of the disease. But most often the disease manifests itself as a heart attack-like chest pain, since there are changes in the electrocardiogram, and some proteins normally contained in myocardial cells appear in the blood.

The post covid era

With the announcement of the vaccine, which will have to arrive for most European countries by the beginning of 2021, the future is ahead, and we can see what is defined as the light at the end of the tunnel.
Although there are 3 vaccines that can be purchased from European countries, Italy seems far behind the rest of Europe, both in purchasing the vaccine and in organizing it to administer it to most of the country.
My idea is that the distrust of the Italian people is very high towards the vaccine, although it is essential to be able to resume normal life, or at least partially resume it. The first to receive the vaccine will be the elderly and nurses. But besides these people I don't think there will be other people who will lend themselves to receiving the fateful drug. What is outlined is a very long recovery to normalcy and a real reconstruction is expected like the post-war period.
The state has imposed a block on layoffs, but this block will last until the pandemic and with the resumption of normal life we ​​will see the real economic crisis, because obviously the economy will not recover immediately as many will still be discouraged in spending, especially in some sectors such as tourism and catering.