Tag: coronavirus outbreak

Knicks Legend Patrick Ewing Recovering at Home After Being Hospitalized for COVID-19

Photo: Streeter Lecka (Getty Images) After being hospitalized over the weekend due to COVID-19, Georgetown men’s basketball coach Patrick Ewing is now recovering from home after a scary bout with the virus. Advertisement ESPN announced on Friday that the NBA Hall of Famer had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, […]

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Over 600 New Coronavirus Cases Hit One Michigan Prison

Photo: Shutterstock One of the populations most at risk for contracting COVID-19 is prison inmates. The cramped living spaces combined with substandard conditions have made it difficult to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Prisons across the country have been dealing with rising numbers of COVID-19 and the situation is no different in Michigan. Advertisement […]

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Civil Liberties Groups, Activists Express Concern Over COVID-19 Data Being Shared With Law Enforcement

Photo: Shutterstock There is a lot to worry about given the entire state of, well, everything. Your personal information being given to the cops shouldn’t be one of them. Unfortunately, that seems to be the case in many states across the country. Advertisement According to ABC News, there have been growing concerns about people’s personal […]

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Big 3 Postpones Season, Reality Show Tournament Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Amar’e Stoudemire #1 of Tri-State dunks the ball during the game against the 3 Headed Monsters during BIG3 – Week Four at Little Caesars Arena on July 13, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo: Gregory Shamus (Getty Images) At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Big 3 made the bizarre decision to produce a “quarantined, […]

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Los Angeles Stay-At-Home Order To Be Extended to July

Photo: Apu Gomes (AFP via Getty Images) Despite there being no significant downturn in COVID-19 cases and there being significant warnings about the dangers of re-opening too soon, many states across the country have steadily started to re-open. However, if you happen to live in Los Angeles, don’t count on being a part of the […]

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Report: Adam Silver to Decide NBA’s Fate in 2-4 Weeks

Adam Silver the NBA Commissioner talks to the media before the start of the Oklahoma City Thunder game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on April 26, 2014 Photo: Andy Lyons (Getty Images) Adam Silver believes in democracy. Throughout the course of […]

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Dr. Fauci Calls NFL ‘Perfect Setup’ for Spreading COVID-19—Even Without Fans

JoJo Houston wears a Washington Redskins face mask while helping Martha’s Table distribute hundreds of free hot meals donated by the Clyde’s Restaurant Group to people in need during the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has forced many people out of work and unable to reach healthy food, April 01, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo: Chip […]

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Maryland Inmate Who Was Granted Parole Twice but Denied by Governors Has COVID-19

Screenshot: ABC News’ A Hidden America: Women Behind Bars and the Families They Left Behind (YouTube) Eraina Pretty, Maryland’s longest-incarcerated woman, has spent 42 years of her 60-year sentence behind bars for a violent crime. Since she’s been in prison, Pretty has acted as a mentor to fellow inmates and has been approved for parole […]

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Rep. Maxine Waters’ Sister Dies From COVID-19

Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (AFP via Getty Images) The past couple months have been an unprecedented time for the country as we grapple with the wide-ranging effects of COVID-19. Sadly, the devastating toll of the virus has hit close to home for Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.). Advertisement The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that Rep. Waters […]

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General Managers Express Reluctance to Put Older NBA Coaches ‘In Harm’s Way’ Due to Significant COVID-19 Risk

Gregg Popovich, head coach of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during a game between San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on December 14, 2019.Photo: Hector Vivas (Getty Images) As the NBA seeks to salvage what’s left of its season during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, teams throughout the league have […]

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DJ Jazzy Jeff Looks to ‘Break the Monotony’ With Virtual Block Party Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Last week, fans fiending for nostalgia were treated to an impromptu The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion courtesy of Will Smith, who helped transform the show into a cultural phenomenon. And as the cast and critics continue their yearlong celebration of the 30th anniversary of this landmark sitcom, DJ Jazzy […]

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Dr. Fauci Suggests COVID-19 Could Force Sports Leagues to Skip the Season: ‘Safety Trumps Everything’

The ice and spectator seating is empty prior to the Detroit Red Wings playing against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on March 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo: Photo by Patrick Smith (Getty Images) Dr. Anthony Fauci is kind of a big deal. As the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy […]

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Life Comes at You Fast: Anti-Lockdown Protester Tests Positive for COVID-19

Screenshot: Drone video of the ReOpen N.C. protest in Raleigh on April 21 (CBS 17) As the battle between medical science and people who think protection from a deadly virus is “tyranny” rages on, an anti-lockdown protest leader in Raleigh, N.C., recently tested positive for the same sickness that the lockdowns are meant to shield […]

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Former NBA Player Sebastian Telfair Loses Mother, Brother to COVID-19

Sebastian Telfair #31 of the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game against the New York Knicks at US Airways Center on December 26, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) Earlier this month, we learned that Jacqueline Cruz, the mother of NBA All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns, lost her battle with COVID-19. And as the virus […]

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NBA Will Allow Players to Return to Practice Facilities on May 8. But Will They?

Photo: Katelyn Mulcahy (Getty Images) Imbeciles like Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman seem hell-bent on endangering millions of lives, but as the NBA seeks to resume its derailed season, it’ll be taking a more measured approach as cities throughout the country ignore a surging pandemic in favor of lifting stay-at-home […]

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Three 6 Mafia, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Will Tear the Virtual Club Up With Instagram Battle

Juicy J (R) and DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia perform onstage during MTV’s Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios July 1, 2008 in New York City.Photo: Scott Gries (Getty Images) Thanks to super producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, Instagram battles—in which your favorite artists, songwriters and producers put their catalog to […]

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Tyson Foods Warns That ‘The Food Supply Chain is Breaking’

Photo: Shutterstock The coronavirus pandemic has seen businesses in all sectors face closures with the food industry being no exception. As multiple food processing facilities shut down due to workers contracting the disease, one executive at Tyson Foods warns that “the food supply chain is breaking.” Advertisement The Hill reports that Tyson Foods board chairman, […]

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Department of Justice Revises Early Release Requirements for Federal Prisoners

Photo: Shutterstock A prison in Fort Worth, Texas, has seen coronavirus cases increase by 275 percent over the course of a week. New models have shown that failure to reduce prison populations could result in 100,000 more deaths. Despite these facts, the Department of Justice has now limited the number of inmates eligible for early release. […]

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Rapper Fred the Godson Dead at 35 From COVID-19

Photo: Hot 97 (YouTube) Damn. After a brief, but fierce battle with COVID-19, Bronx rapper Fred the Godson has died. He was only 35. Advertisement On April 6, he revealed he had been hospitalized and placed on a ventilator after contracting the coronavirus. In recent weeks, his publicist confirmed that he had been battling kidney […]

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No Way the Miami Dolphins Pass on Tua Tagovailoa and Everything Else You Need to Know Before the 2020 NFL Draft

Photo: Richard Schultz (NFLPhotoLibary) The 2020 NFL Draft promises to be unlike any that we’ve experienced before. In part because, unlike the swank venues and lavish decor of yesteryear, Commissioner Roger Goodell will be presiding over the draft from the comfort of his Bronxville, N.Y., man cave. Advertisement No, really. Advertisement And with team facilities […]

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Pharrell Williams Partners With SoundCloud to Release Compilation for Emerging Artists, Raise Funds for Charities

Photo: Brian Ach (Getty Images for Something in the Water) With names like The Clipse, Kelis and Robin Thicke to his credit, it’s not a secret that super-producer Pharrell Williams has a knack for breaking new artists. And in looking to continue that tradition, The Man Who Refuses to Age is joining forces with SoundCloud […]

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New COVID-19 Model Predicts Failure to Reduce Jails Will Lead to Nearly 100,000 More Coronavirus Deaths

Photo: Photo by Scott Olson (Getty Images) Since the coronavirus became a global pandemic, predictive models have been an important—and hotly debated—tool to help understand the spread of the virus and anticipate potential needs. According to the estimates coming out of the White House’s models, slightly more than 100,000 people will die from COVID-19, the […]

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‘Open the Economy’ Is the New ‘White Lives Matter’

Photo: Jason Redmond (Getty Images) “Give me liberty or give me death” — A slaveowner Advertisement What is America? Is it a plot of dirt littered with the discarded bones of those who stood in the way of white manifest destiny or is it a Constitution? Is it an assemblage of huddled masses yearning to […]

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