A stranger knocks on the door. The older woman who answers the door is informed that the visitor is now her legal guardian and will make all decisions for her. Within days, the older woman has been placed in a nursing home and her home sold so that the stranger may profit. It’s a perfect opening for a psychological thriller. In fact, it is the opening for Netflix’s new featured movie “ I Care a Lot ,” starring Rosamund Pike as Marla, a ruthlessly ambitious woman who has made a business out of exploiting older adults. Her method: petitioning a local court to appoint her as emergency guardian for older adults whom she alleges cannot make decisions for themselves. Unfortunately, the plot of “I Care a Lot” — despite its share of plot twists and theatrics — is not as far-fetched as it might seem. Every state allows courts to appoint a third party (called a “guardian” or “conservator”) to make decisions for someone the court determines is at risk because they lack the ability to make … [Read more...] about Netflix’s ‘I Care a Lot’ should worry you
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Photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times/DAMON WINTER/The New York Times/ When Laura Poitras co-founded First Look Media with Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill in 2013, the venture had immediate prestige: Poitras and Greenwald shared a Pulitzer Prize for their work at the Guardian on Edward Snowen’s NSA leaks, and Scahill’s reporting illuminated the excesses of the U.S. global war on terror. Now Scahill is the only co-founder who remains. Greenwald left in November, accusing the Intercept’s editors of “censorship,” claiming that the outlet had refused to publish a column concerning Hunter Biden’s business dealings, because they were in the tank for Biden. Intercept editor-in-chief Betsy Reed said Greenwald was making himself out to be a “victim, rather than a grown person throwing a tantrum,” she wrote in a scathing public statement. In January, Poitras announced that she, too, had left First Look — but not by choice. In an open letter, Poitras wrote the company fired after … [Read more...] about Why Did First Look Let Go of Laura Poitras?
By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Today Pittsburgh City Council will discuss a proposal to help protect those facing eviction due to COVID-19. READ MORE: 'Once-In-A-Lifetime Sighting:' Incredibly Rare Half Male, Half Female Cardinal Spotted In Pennsylvania The proposal would prevent landlords from evicting tenants or refusing to renew a lease over unpaid rent. READ MORE: Coroner Called To The Scene Of A Fire In Center Township According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , if the ordinance passes, landlords could face fines of up to $10,000 if they violate the ordiance. MORE NEWS: Beaver Co. Siblings Allegedly Killed By Their Mom, Krisinda Bright, Remembered As 'Beautiful Souls' Who Left Lasting Impressions Council members will likely bring up the ordinance at today’s committee meeting. … [Read more...] about Report: Pittsburgh City Council Discussing Proposal To Help Those Facing Eviction
WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration’s scientists confirmed that overall the vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19. The agency also said J&J’s shot — one that could help speed vaccinations by requiring just one dose instead of two — is safe to use. READ MORE: Life Threatening Injuries After Several People Hit On High Street In Boston That’s just one step in the FDA’s evaluation of a third vaccine option for the U.S. On Friday, the agency’s independent advisers will debate if the evidence is strong enough to recommend the long-anticipated shot. Armed with that advice, FDA is expected to make a final decision within days. Johnson & Johnson developed the vaccine with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson’s Single Shot COVID Vaccine Safe And Effective, FDA Says
(CBS/CNN) — Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate begins Phase 3 trials in the United States Wednesday, including at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Trials for the single-dose vaccine will include up to 60,000 adult participants at nearly 215 sites in the US and internationally. Phase 3 trials will begin immediately, with the first participants receiving doses on Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels said on a call with reporters. The vaccine candidate was developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. READ MORE: Life Threatening Injuries After Several People Hit On High Street In Boston Johnson & Johnson is now the fourth company to begin large-scale clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine in the United States, behind Moderna in Cambridge, Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca. While the other vaccine candidates require two doses, Johnson & Johnson’s candidate will … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson’s Coronavirus Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trial With Beth Israel