05.07.2022

Younger Season 7 Is “Unofficially” the Last, but a Spinoff Is Still in the Works

After six seasons of complicated love triangles, workplace drama, and some glamorous style, Younger creator Darren Star recently revealed the show’s seventh season would likely be its last. “We are unofficially planning season 7 as a final season,” he told TVLine on Monday.

YOUNGER, from left: Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Miriam Shor, 'Lizability', (Season 5, ep. 512, aired Aug. 28, 2018). ©TV Land / courtesy Everett Collection

The TV Land show’s sixth season aired last September, when its finale left viewers stressing over the never-ending Josh-Liza-Charles love triangle, as well as Kelsey’s huge job offer. While Younger‘s upcoming seventh season was set to start shooting earlier this year, filming had been pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and production is now set to begin in a few weeks, according to Star.

The creator also shared that since a lot of the upcoming episodes had been written before coronavirus hit, he’s working on incorporating the real-life crisis into the last season.Though it looks like we only have one more season of Younger left to enjoy, this doesn’t mark the end of our favorite editors’ stories.

A spinoff starring Hilary Duff as Kelsey Peters is still in the works, though as of May this year, the series is in early developments. While you’re waiting for the last installment of Younger to air, you might be interested in Star’s upcoming Netflix show, Emily in Paris starring Lily Collins, which drops on Oct. 2.

Could Melatonin Be Helpful in Treating COVID-19? Here’s What We Know

After being diagnosed with COVID-19 on Oct. 2, President Donald Trump received several treatments while under the care of medical staff at the White House, including an experimental antibody cocktail, as well as a regimen of over-the-counter medications and supplements, including zinc, vitamin D, aspirin, and melatonin.

While melatonin is best known for helping to regulate sleep – something that can be difficult to come by when you’re fighting off a virus that frequently causes a high fever – it may play a very different role in combatting COVID-19.

While COVID-19 is often thought of as a respiratory virus, scientists have argued that it should be treated as an acute inflammatory disease, in which the severity of the symptoms is determined by the body’s ability to regulate its own immune response. One of the most dangerous outcomes is something doctors call a “cytokine storm,” in which the immune system continues releasing proteins called cytokines – which signal immune cells to mount a response – long after the threat of the virus has been neutralized.

Without a clear target, the immune cells attack healthy tissues, causing damage to the body’s organs. In some cases, it can be fatal.

There’s some early evidence that melatonin may help regulate the immune system, by reducing the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, among other mechanisms. However, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about what role the supplement might play in treating the virus, and how it should be taken in order for it to be both safe and effective. If you’re infected with COVID-19, it’s important to speak with a doctor before taking anything to help manage your symptoms.

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