Jon Passantino

Jon Passantino


Los Angeles Bureau Chief @BuzzFeedNews, reporting the ? @BuzzFeedStorm. Made in California. Tips: jonp@buzzfeed[.]com. DMs open.

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Conservative radio host who told his audience they dont need the Covid-19 vaccine if they aren’t at risk, changes his mind after being hospitalized with Covid-19

The recall election that was called in just 38 minutes is expected to cost California more than $270 million

The massive #bootlegfire  burning in Oregon actually produced its own tornado, leaving a path of damage confirmed today by a NWS meteorologist

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“Their answers suggest that the mandates or greater restrictions on the unvaccinated that are increasingly a matter of debate by employers and government officials could make a significant difference.”

San Francisco becomes first major US city to require proof of *full* vaccination for indoor dining, gyms, theaters, etc. going beyond NYC’s partial vaccination requirement

A lot bad headlines out there on this. Britney’s dad has not stepped down as conservator, but told the court today in a filing he intends to after months of public pressure

CDC: Calls to poison control centers over people taking Ivermectin, the animal deworming drug pushed by right-wing media to treat Covid, surged by 5 fold in the month of July with severe illnesses reported

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Breaking: A child under the age of 18 has died of coronavirus in Los Angeles, public health officials announce, in what is believed to be the first child death from the virus in the US. “A devastating reminder that COVID-19 infects people of all ages,” LA health official says.

The gun used in the shooting of federal security officers was an AR-15 style rifle, US attorney says. “They came to Oakland to kill cops,” FBI special agent says.

Iceland has tested a higher proportion of its citizens for coronavirus than anywhere else in the world. Its found about half of those who tested positive are non-symptomatic

California Gov Newsom letter to Trump requesting hospital ship: “We project that roughly 56% of our population — 25.5 million people — will be infected with the virus over an eight week period.” (!!)

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Actor Daniel Masterson, who starred in 'That 70s Show,' has been charged with forcibly raping three women in separate incidents occurring between 2001 and 2003, LA District Attorney announces

This is just devastating for @TuckerCarlson  and Fox, which smeared a widow and her late husband on national television and continues to show it has no journalistic standards for what airs to millions in primetime

A huge difference between how Twitter and Facebook handle misinformation from the president

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