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People Are Already Planning What They’ll Do Post-Quarantine

There are lots to look forward to after this quarantine period is over. While people across the country continue to follow government recommendations to practice social-distancing and quarantining just about everyone has spent some time imagining what they’ll do next. Whether it’s getting a proper hair cut, throwing a party or going on a date.

Curious about what you guys plan on doing first, we asked what your plans were.

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Not surprisingly within a matter of hours comments filled the post. So far 170 people have replied.

Here’s what you said!

Take part in the holy trinity

“Praise GOD but then Mani, Pedi, & Hair” –ibedatnica

Getting back to work.

“Hug my Mami & Papi and then get back to doing banging brows and lashes!💆‍♀️💞 Keep creating!” -christinabeeartistry

Keeping an eye out

“Wait a few more weeks and see what happens to everyone else first😂😂😂. If the coast is clear then I’ll be taking a trip.”sunshinealllday

Getting a propper wax for date night.

“Go hike, go to a sit down restaurant, a bar, dance, Disneyland, see my boyfriend, church, go to the beach, wax, road trip, everything! Lol” –jennydltt

Finally getting that taco date night

“Hit the gym, go to the mountains con mi clica, ir al baile, y chingarme unos tacos on a date.”- aislinn.labra

Visiting older family members

“Love the optimism. Important to understand that this may be the new normal for a long time. I would love to see my grandmother in Mexico who turns 100 this upcoming January. She is planning a party where she will dress up like an adelita with bullets across her chest to celebrate her past.”- pbaltez18

Starbucks and chill… but outside

Get my hair, nails and eyebrows done! Then go to Starbucks get a coffee inside, hit HomeGoods and Ross to finish my day.”- theoneandonlypea

Propper hair cuts

“Im getting a pedicure and haircut 😭 hitting TJ MAXX, the beach, going on dates with my boo, and going to the mall to get some damn Cinnabon”- chunkymonkay

Overloading on hugs

“I’m gonna go see my boy and give him a four-hour hug. Then I’m gonna go hug all of my other friends for another four hours. Then I’m gonna go hug my grandmother for a week.” – dwwriter_1004

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As The U.S. Expands Vaccine Eligibility Here’s What You Need To Know

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As The U.S. Expands Vaccine Eligibility Here’s What You Need To Know

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Starting today, everyone 16 and older can get in line for the Coronavirus vaccine. This is a huge milestone that has been months in the making after a very ambitious plan by the Biden administration.

But with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine still on pause, many have been wondering what the vaccine program will look like – especially since nearly everyone is now eligible to receive a shot in the arm.

As of Monday, anyone 16 and over is technically eligible to receive the Coronavirus vaccine.

On Monday, every state in the U.S. expanded its vaccine eligibility to include all adults over the age of 16, meeting President Biden’s deadline which he established two weeks ago.

The country is now administering 3.2 million doses a day on average, and half of all adults have now received at least one dose. Additionally, 84.3 million people have now been fully vaccinated against the disease. These are truly encouraging figures in the fight against the pandemic but a lot of uncertainty remains.

Ok but can I get a shot?

Technically, yes, anyone over the age of 16 is now eligible for the vaccine but your access to it really varies from state to state.

Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, D.C., were the last to open up eligibility on Monday, after other states expanded access to the general public over the past month.

If the country’s present vaccination rate continues, 70% of the total U.S. population could be vaccinated by June 17 and 90% by July 25, the New York Times has projected. That timeline will likely depend on what happens with Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, however, as distribution is now paused following reports of blood clots, despite being statistically extremely rare.

So, what’s going on with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?

On Sunday, the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony S. Fauci said that he believed the pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will likely be lifted on Friday. During interviews on talk shows, Fauci stated that he expected federal health officials to decide on the vaccine’s future by the end of the week and that he did not anticipate the vaccine being permanently banned.

One alternative to banning is to limit who is able to receive the one dose shot, perhaps limiting it to males over the age of 50. This is how Europe adjusted its strategy following similar blood clotting issues with the Astra Zeneca vaccine, which was created using similar methods.

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Met Gala 2021 Is Happening And Amanda Gorman Is Set To Host The America-Themed Fashion Event

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Met Gala 2021 Is Happening And Amanda Gorman Is Set To Host The America-Themed Fashion Event

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It’s 2021 and the Met Gala is back this year – after being canceled in 2020 thanks to a pandemic – with superstar poet Amanda Gorman being eyed to host the fashion event of the year. Given the 23-year-old’s show-stopping performance at the inauguration, the theme fittingly will be a celebration of America and American designers.

The Met Gala will return in 2021 with a very special guest as host.

Vogue’s “Oscars of Fashion” famously takes place on the first Monday of May. However, this year it’s been pushed back to September 13, in hopes that life will have returned to something closer to normal by then.

Epic poet Amanda Gorman is reportedly in talks to co-host the event alongside Tom Ford, who is the academy’s president. The breakout star of President Biden’s inauguration, Gorman is on the cover of the magazine’s May issue and the subject of a relentlessly glowing profile inside.

The black-tie gala, which raises funds for Met’s Costume Institute, is normally fashion’s biggest night and sees guests from Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B to Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and even Maluma.

The event was canceled in 2020 thanks to a global pandemic.

The world’s most glamorous party was canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19, which was (and still is) raging the planet at the time. There was a virtual event in place of the 2020 event, with celebs like Julia Roberts, Priyanka Chopra and Amanda Seyfried showing off their looks from home and stars like Mindy Kaling and Adam Rippon taking part in the #MetGalaChallenge, recreating looks from past years.

This year’s event will draw inspiration from all things USA.

The theme of this year’s Met Gala has not been announced, but Page Six says the night will be devoted to honoring America and American designers, following the 18-month-long COVID crisis in this country.

Recent past themes for the event have included “Camp: Notes on Fashion” (2019), “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” (2018), and “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between (2017). And don’t forget 2016, when Zayn Malik wore robot-arms to Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.

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