What are your plans for the Fourth? A barbecue with family and friends? A hike? A movie? A parade? Fireworks? Here’s what Americans are up on Independence Day this year:
The United States of America is celebrating its 246th birthday on the Fourth of July this year. The USA became a nation when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. Although celebrations were subdued last year due to the covid-19 pandemic, more people can gather together this year.
Memorial Day honors Americans who have died in service to their country. Ceremonies are held, and people visit cemeteries and decorate graves with flowers. Memorial Day also is seen as the beginning summer, and barbecues abound. Also, some people shop at Memorial Day sales for bargains.
The FTC, along with law enforcement agencies from six states, sued Internet service provider Frontier Communications, alleging that the company didn’t provide many consumers with Internet service at the speeds it promised them, and charged many of them for more expensive and higher-speed service.
For years, I’ve been analyzing Academy Award nominated movies because I think movies are too often violent, ageist, and sexist. I usually watch about 30 movies, going to movie theaters, watching On Demand movies, and renting from Red Box. During the pandemic, I’m not going to theaters.
Easter is a time Americans celebrate the resurrection of Christ and spend a lot of money to mark the holiday. About 65 percent of Americans classify themselves as Christians, with 28 percent planning to attend an Easter service in person on Easter Sunday this year.
Attending gatherings to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day increases your risk of getting and spreading covid-19. The safest way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year is to gather virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others.
Injuries related to some consumer products increase substantially during pandemic despite drop in number of all emergency room visit
During the pandemic, more people are going to emergency rooms for injuries from some consumer products such as batteries, fireworks, all-terrain vehicles, and skateboards, although emergency room treatments for all product-related injuries decreased by 24 percent.
It’s been a difficult week. I’ve been struggling to get 1,400 photos off my Samsung phone onto my Apple desktop or my laptop. My phone was nearly full, so I wasn’t able to take more photos and videos.
Christmas may be considered “the most wonderful time of the year,” but 2020 has been very stressful. The best thing to do this holiday season is to stay home due to the covid-19 pandemic. There are many ways to celebrate Christmas while social distancing.