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Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
Unvaccinated Americans are no longer being encouraged to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19 as part of a shift in official guidance for dealing with the virus. An epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the new advice "helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives."
The update isn't a huge overhaul of the existing guidance, but it does represent an increasing focus on individuals making their own decisions about their level of risk and how they want to mitigate that risk, said Dr. Marcus Plescia, chief medical officer for the @ASTHO. pic.twitter.com/GDEd1twhzi— NPR (@NPR) August 11, 2022
A man has been arrested after police rescued him from a collapsed tunnel near the Vatican in Rome. Officers believe the man could have been attempting to burrow his way into a bank.
Like in the movies except it went badly wrong. The dramatic incident occurred when the man got buried alive in a tunnel under a street near the Vatican ahead of suspected Ferragosto bank robbery.https://t.co/Grekg2PiSR— Wanted in Rome (@wantedinrome) August 12, 2022
Europeans are becoming increasingly worried about their rivers as the continent endures a long, hot summer. Parts of the Rhine – Germany's most important waterway – have dried up to such an extent that they are becoming difficult to sail through, intensifying concerns about the country's economy.
A major drought in Europe is afflicting nearly half of the continent and is damaging farm economies, forcing water restrictions and threatening aquatic species. https://t.co/2oiKq2AcTn— The Associated Press (@AP) August 12, 2022
People around the world have been delighting in the fourth – and final – supermoon of 2022. The Sturgeon Moon was captured in all its glory by photographers around the globe.
All over the globe, the Sturgeon moon gave viewers one last supermoon before 2023. https://t.co/mQ8QzilRzk— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 12, 2022
Authorities in Oslo have warned that a visiting walrus might have to be put down after becoming a tourist attraction in the city. They said crowds have been getting too close to the huge marine mammal, which has been named Freya.
Norwegian authorities are considering putting down a walrus that won hearts basking in the sun of the Oslo fjord, amid fears it is putting itself and the public in danger. https://t.co/CVEIVVqloB— The Local Norway (@TheLocalNorway) August 12, 2022
In stranger news, a brown bear has been rescued in Turkey after it got high on hallucinogenic honey. The bruin was recorded looking dazed and confused before being taken to a vet for treatment.
A disoriented brown bear cub, believed to have been intoxicated after eating an excessive amount of 'mad honey,' was rescued in northwestern Turkey's Duzce province. She wobbled and whined as she sat belly-up in the back of a pick-up truck https://t.co/baMFU99YVS pic.twitter.com/t2I2JzSM06— Reuters (@Reuters) August 12, 2022