#5Things: Bill Gates' COVID-19 analysis & inmates forced to listen to 'Baby Shark'

#5Things: Bill Gates' COVID-19 analysis & inmates forced to listen to 'Baby Shark'

Darren, Keri, and Sky want you to start your day with these five things.

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1. Rich countries could be close to normal by late 2021 if vaccine works, Bill Gates says

Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that rich countries could be back to normal towards the end of 2021 if a COVID-19 vaccine works, is ready soon, and distributed properly at scale. Gates added that people in the United States should be thinking about ways to reduce the hesitancy about having a vaccine when one is ready. Let’s hope South Africa can secure dosages when the time comes.

READ: Bill Gates denies conspiracy theories he created virus outbreak

2. Rare whale behaviour spotted on the KZN South Coast

KwaZulu-Natal South Coast diver John Miller was about to pack up after an underwater marine adventure when he spotted a humpback whale and decided to go back in for a closer look.  He was rewarded with the sight of a lifetime at Aliwal Shoal, near Scottburgh.

Take a look at the pictures here

3. #TBT: VOTE!

We've decided to reminisce with pictures of us all (Darren, Keri, and Sky). Go on and VOTE HERE for who has had the biggest transformation. The photos are hilarious, with some a bit more disturbing than others.

READ | VOTE: Who made the better meme between Darren and Sky?

4. Apple's new face mask emoji is now hiding a smile

Apple is turning the mask emoji frown upside down in an upcoming update to iOS 😷 The mask emoji has generally been used to represent someone who is in the medical field or sick. However, it's being used a lot due to the pandemic. Apple is changing the emoji so that it doesn't look quite as sad, according to Emojipedia.

5. Prisoners have been forced to listen to 'Baby Shark'

Two former detention officers from the Oklahoma County jail and their supervisor have been charged with cruelty after forcing prison inmates to listen to 'Baby Shark' on repeat. Detention officers secured the inmates to a wall and forced them to stand with their hands cuffed behind them while 'Baby Shark' was played on a loop at loud volumes for extended periods of time.

Read all about it here.


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