MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From thoughts on whether the Super Bowl should be a holiday to some whooping cough findings, here are the four stories to know from Feb. 5, 2016.Woman Critically Injured In Minneapolis Shooting
Friday marks six months until the opening of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. But the Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the games.
The mosquito-borne virus, linked to an epidemic of birth defects in Brazil, is spreading quickly throughout the Americas.
But organizers have assured the games will be safe and athletes are not at risk — unless they are pregnant.
Should The Super Bowl Be A Holiday?
A Wall Street Journal writer raised this question: Should the Super Bowl be a federal holiday?
Jason Gay says many people already have Sunday off – so why not make Monday a federal holiday.
Here are some of his arguments: with 114 million viewers watching last year — it’s as close to a full community event as we get.READ MORE: Twins, Lynx, And Gophers Take Home Weekend Wins
He then brings up the marathon day of programming – the multi hour pregame show, the anthem, the first half, the half-time show, the replays, the post-game, the post shows.
And, then there’s the food. The writer says he eats the equivalent of “two and four Thanksgivings.”
Latest On The Whooping Cough
A new study says today’s version of the whooping cough vaccine leaves teens vulnerable to infection as they get older.
According to the study, the current vaccine, which has been used since the ’90s, is safer but less effective than the old one.
The findings could help explain why the U.S. has seen a resurgence of whooping cough.
A co-founding member of Earth, Wind and Fire has died after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Maurice White’s band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like “September,” ”Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland.”MORE NEWS: St. Paul Police Report Rapid Increase Of Overdoses, Warn Of Synthetic Opioids
White was 74-years-old.