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American women pretended to be seniors to get the COVID-19 vaccine earlier than others
Two inventive women aged 34 and 44, who wanted to get vaccinated against the coronavirus earlier than others, were exposed in the US state of Florida. According to the Daily Mail, the women indicated that they were over 65 during the online registration for COVID-19 vaccine. When the women came to get vaccinated, they disguised themselves as grannies, hiding their faces behind protective masks. Moreover, they had certificates of completion of the first phase of vaccination.
Despite this, the scammers did not succeed in pretending to be old women for the second time. When the medical workers became suspicious of the women, they decided to check the women's documents, and after finding out their real age, the medical workers called the police. As a result, both women were refused re-vaccination and were released with a warning.
$16 thousand per night: YouTube and Twitch streamers make $16 thousand per night broadcasting themselves sleeping
Earlier, making money in a dream seemed like something unrealistic, but now it is a new trend. Twitch and YouTube are replete with "sleep-streaming" videos, where thousands of people are watching how another person sleeps.
A 26-year-old Los Angeles resident nicknamed Asian Andy ran one of the most successful streams of this kind back in the fall, earning $16,000 overnight.
The idea of his broadcast was that Andy was trying to sleep, and the audience could disturb him by sending donations, loud music or sounds (dog barking, alarm clock imitation), and recording messages that are then read out by the robot. The commentators also frightened the streamer by sending him messages that someone was standing on the street near a window or that there was smoke coming from his computer.
"Thank you so much," the guy said at the end of the stream, revealing he used to drive Uber "for $16 an hour." In January 2021, people are looking for "sleep-streaming" almost 5 times more often compared to the same period last year.
Why is everyone so interested in someone else's sleep? Many people note that on such streams, you can find a good companion in the comments. They usually take place at night, when people cannot sleep and want to chat with someone. Someone even calls such streams "therapeutic."