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Wednesday Scoop: Vaccine Hearing

💄Plus, the FDA finds asbestos fibers in makeup.

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Congress holds hearing to combat the anti-vaxxer movement. (image: Pexels)

The big story…

Child of Anti-Vaxxer Appears Before Senate Committee

Yesterday a teenager from Ohio named Ethan Lindenberger appeared before a Senate committee to share his personal experience with the anti-vaxxer movement. Lindenberger, the son of a mother who does not believe in vaccines, was not inoculated until this past year when he elected to do so himself. The teen’s appearance was part of a larger hearing on preventing the spread of misinformation regarding vaccines, such as the common myth that vaccines can cause autism. (By the way, a new study says they definitely do not.)


In sports…

Chiquita Evans Becomes First Woman Drafted Into the NBA 2K League

Chiquita Evans made history for being the first woman drafted into the NBA 2K league last night. She was on of two female players out of almost 200 in the esport draft yesterday. Evans was a fourth round pick for Warriors Gaming. Don’t know much about NBA 2K? Read all about it here.


In higher education…

American U. Students Create Business To Help Beauty Service Creators

Three American University students have created a company that helps beauty creators grow and promote their businesses across college campuses. College Media Network sat down with the founders of Viale — Saumya Mangalick, Marissa Proto and Sam Doran — to discuss what inspired this idea and where they plan to go next. Read more in Lindsay Wigo’s report for CMN.


In health…

FDA Approves Nasal Spray for Depression

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s esketamine nasal spray Tuesday which is used for treatment-resistant depression. CNN reports, “It will be sold as Spravato. More specifically, it’s for patients who have tried at least two other medications without success, and it should be taken with an oral antidepressant.” The nasal spray drug is the chemical cousin of ketamine, a powerful anesthetic that has illegally been used as the club drug Special K.


Trending today…

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Last but not least…

If You Only Go to One Festival in 2019, It Should Be… The Governors Ball

Originally started nine years ago, The Governors Ball Music Festival (GB) has transformed into an annual oasis of music, food, and art lovers in New York City every summer. The multi-genre festival is held on Randall’s Island Park and spread across four stages, allowing festival attendees to discover new artists, meet new people, and make lasting memories. Read more in CaDarius B.’s report for CMN.


Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Natalia KolenkoLindsay WigoCaDarius B., and the CMN Staff. The FDA says they found asbestos fibers in the makeup at Claire’s and Justice. So if you’re still shopping there for multicolored eyeshadow, maybe it’s time to move on. P.S. Was this newsletter forwarded by a friend? Subscribe here to get the Morning Scoop straight to your inbox every day.

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Grace Cooper is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she studied Nonfiction Writing and Psychology. When she's not obsessively reading or writing about the news, you can probably find her eating too much pizza and watching When Harry Met Sally for the hundredth time.

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