The Morning Dispatch: The Growing Crisis in Ethiopia

Happy Friday! Papa John’s founder and former CEO John Schnatter said in a recent interview that he’s eaten 800 Papa John’s pizzas over the past year and a half, which by our calculations averages out to about 1.46 Papa John’s pizzas per day. 

That’s plainly a preposterous pile of Papa John’s pizzas, Papa John.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Occupational Health and Safety Administration on Thursday issued a slightly narrower version of the large-employer vaccine mandate President Joe Biden first outlined in September. The emergency temporary standard (ETS) will require companies with more than 100 employees implement vaccine or weekly testing mandates by January 4, 2022, but exempts employees who work from home or exclusively outdoors. Several Republican attorneys general and conservative advocacy groups filed lawsuits seeking to block the ETS from going into effect.

  • The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory earlier this week urging Americans not to travel to the country and U.S. citizens currently there to consider departing because of “armed conflict, civil unrest, communications disruptions, crime, and the potential for terrorism and kidnapping in border areas.” The Embassy is also allowing non-emergency U.S. government employees and their family members to leave because of the conflict.

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