Tag: coronavirus outbreak

New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus Following Last Week’s Riot at the Capitol

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) announced on Monday that she has tested positive for coronavirus following the riot on the Capitol last week. According to Politico, Coleman was among those sent to an undisclosed location last week while insurrectionists stormed the Capitol. She was kept in isolation with many of […]

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Los Angeles County and 22 Others Under Indefinite Lockdown as Virus Surges

A sign reminds motorists of the Los Angeles County stay-at-home regulation in place for the next three weeks on December 1, 2020. Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN (Getty Images) As cases and deaths from COVID-19 surge throughout the state, California’s most densely populated counties are set to remain under a strict lockdown for the indefinite future. […]

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Once Again It’s On: Here Are the Storylines to Keep an Eye On as the NBA Makes Its Triumphant Return

Photo: Al Bello (Getty Images) Damn, the NBA is back already?! I know, I know; it’s only been 72 days since the Lakers emerged victorious over the Miami Heat, but when your 2019-20 season is derailed by a global pandemic, you’ve gotta make some major sacrifices to get the NBA schedule back on track. And […]

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ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcasts Will Revisit the NBA Shut Down With March 11 2020

Image: ESPN For hoop heads, March 11 is a day that will live on in infamy. On that fateful Wednesday night, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the entire league to a halt and leaving us to endure a world without NBA basketball. Advertisement It took nearly five months for […]

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House Rep. James Clyburn Says CDC Official’s Testimony Alleges Political Interference

Photo: Micahel A. McCoy (Getty Images) Testimony from an official at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention alleges that multiple instances of political interference may have occurred in the department. Advertisement Are you shocked? I’m not shocked. NBC News reports that Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), chairman of the House select subcommittee on the coronavirus […]

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Trump-Supporting No-Tep Karen Duo Thinks Their ‘Vibrational Frequency’ Will Shield Them From COVID

Photo: @TheGoodLiars/ Twitter I’ve been saying for some time now that Trump supporters are the white equivalents of hoteps. If the wealth of idiotic, pseudo-intellectual conspiracies alleging widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential race wasn’t enough, I’ve recently come across a video that shows two Trump-supporting white women being the Umar Johnsons of delusional […]

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The Coronavirus Has Already Reared Its Ugly Head and the NBA Season Hasn’t Even Started Yet

Photo: Eric Risberg (AP) By all accounts, the NBA bubble was a tremendous success. Not only did it salvage an NBA season that was otherwise left for dead by a global pandemic, but it proved that sports could still thrive—on incredibly short notice—while protecting the health and safety of team personnel and professional athletes through […]

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Formula One Superstar Lewis Hamilton Tests Positive for COVID-19: ‘I’m Devastated’

Photo: Dan Istitene (Getty Images) Being one of the greatest performers in the history of your sport might afford you plenty of privileges, but at the end of the day, Formula One superstar Lewis Hamilton has learned that while he can run circles around just about anyone, he’s no match for the coronavirus. Advertisement On […]

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Black Doctors Release Letter Encouraging Black Families to Take COVID-19 Vaccine When It’s Safe, Avoid Gatherings During the Holidays

Photo: solarseven (Shutterstock) Last week, when discussing my hopes and goals for the next year with my mom, the necessity of a vaccine obviously came up. Advertisement “Uh, I’m not taking it at first, and neither are you,” she told me. “We’re going to let them take it and see what happens”— “them” obviously meaning […]

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Wants to Set Aside $3 Million on ‘Patriotic Education Fund’

Photo: MANDEL NGAN (Getty Images) Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) seems dead set on doing everything but addressing the pandemic currently ravaging his state. His latest venture into headassery is calling for $3 million of the state’s budget to be set aside for the “Patriotic Education Fund.” Advertisement According to The Hill, the funding would […]

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Pfizer Says Its Vaccine Is 90 Percent Effective as COVID Cases Are Set to Overwhelm the American Healthcare System

Photo: William A. Morgan (Shutterstock) Can’t even lie, it felt incredibly good to see the whole world reenact the end of Return of the Jedi this weekend. I’m going to do my best to hold onto that feeling because the upcoming months aren’t looking too hot with regards to the ongoing pandemic. While Pfizer has […]

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New Jersey Releases More Than 2,200 Incarcerated People Under New Public Health Law

Photo: rawf8 (Shutterstock) Considering all we know about COVID-19, it’s incredibly obvious that the conditions in American prisons aren’t exactly the best for mitigating the spread of the virus. To address this clear problem, New Jersey has released over 2,200 incarcerated people under a recently passed law. Advertisement According to CNN, the law is the […]

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White People in Mississippi Drive Rising COVID Numbers Because They Can’t Follow Basic Instructions

Photo: JHDT Productions (Shutterstock) While medical professionals have repeatedly said that simple tasks such as social distancing, wearing face masks, and washing your hands could be instrumental in slowing the spread of COVID-19, white folks nationwide simply ain’t trying to hear that. Which sucks, because their inability to just listen has resulted in rising case […]

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CDC Says ‘Small Household Gatherings’ Are Causing a Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) We all know by now that large gatherings hurt efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now warns that small household gatherings are causing a spike in new cases. Advertisement CNN reports that CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said […]

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Pro-Life President’s Coronavirus Treatment Was Tested Using Cells Originally Cultivated From Aborted Tissue

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) The antibody cocktail used to treat President Donald Trump’s case of coronavirus uses cells originally derived from aborted fetuses. Advertisement The MIT Technology Review found that Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, the company responsible for crafting the antibody cocktail used by Trump, tested it using cells originally cultivated from aborted tissue. *clears throat* […]

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NFL Will Implement Video Monitoring to Ensure Coaches and Players Are Following Coronavirus Protocols

Photo: Maddie Meyer (Getty Images) After two games were postponed as a result of players contracting COVID-19, the NFL has announced new protocols to combat the spread of the virus. Advertisement According to CNN, one of those new protocols is the implementation of a video monitoring system in training facilities. The league explained that the […]

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Coronavirus Vaccine Won’t Be Ready Until at Least Spring, Moderna CEO Says

Photo: adrianosiker.com (Shutterstock) At a health conference on Wednesday, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said the company’s coronavirus vaccine won’t be ready until spring of next year. Advertisement CBS News reports that Bancel added Moderna won’t seek emergency authorization for the vaccine to be used by healthcare workers and at-risk individuals until Nov. 25, at the […]

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Racist Letter With Coronavirus Misinformation Found Taped to Homes in Long Island

Photo: AW New York (Shutterstock) In recent months it’s felt like racists have been on a letter-writing campaign. If it’s not sending anonymous letters to families with Black Lives Matter signs in front of their homes, it’s spreading coronavirus misinformation. Advertisement NBC News reports that multiple residents of the North Shore neighborhood in Long Island […]

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Protesters Chant ‘Orange Lives Matter’ at Oklahoma Prison Facing Coronavirus Outbreak

Photo: txking (Shutterstock) In Taft, Okla., a group of protesters have gathered outside a local prison currently facing an outbreak of COVID-19. Advertisement KTUL-8 reports that protesters have taken to chanting “Orange Lives Matter,” outside of Eddie Warrior Correctional Center, a minimum-security women’s prison. They’re concerned with the way the prison has handled an emerging […]

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As US Death Toll Hit 1,000 Per Day, New Study Says COVID-19 Has Become Third Leading Cause of Death for Black People

Photo: SamaraHeisz5 (Shutterstock) COVID-19 has taken an unrelenting toll on this country in the five months since the pandemic began. As deaths hit 1,000 per day over the last month, new data suggests that COVID-19 has become the third leading cause of death for Black people. Advertisement According to CBS News, a new study from […]

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The Death of a Mississippi Teacher From COVID-19 Increases Fears of an Outbreak as Schools Reopen

Photo: maroke (Shutterstock) Despite most medical professionals saying “Hey, don’t do that,” schools across the country are steadily beginning to reopen. In Mississippi, the death of a beloved teacher while self-quarantining has increased fears of a COVID-19 outbreak during the first week of school. Advertisement Mississippi Today reports that 42-year-old Nacoma James, a Black man, […]

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Black Youth Released From Juvenile Detention Facilities at a Lower Rate Than White Kids During Pandemic

Photo: Dan Henson (Shutterstock) In the early days of the pandemic, there was a sustained push to release those incarcerated in the nation’s jails, prisons and juvenile detention facilities. Unfortunately, that momentum has slowed and, in the case of juvenile detention centers, Black youth have disproportionately been left behind, according to a new report. Advertisement […]

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