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Legally Wrong? Nicki Minaj Perpetuates #BallGate, Claims White House Invite While Berating Those Challenging Her Misinformation

Minaj’s tweets, initially offered as part of an explanation for her absence from Monday night’s Met Gala, exploded into what the rapper has dubbed #BallGate in the days since, as the eyebrow-raising anecdote drew both laughs and ire from her 22.7 million followers. The ire was understandable amid a pandemic that has to date claimed […]

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The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Same Thing

Dear Adam and Dr. Oasay, What if I told you that there wasn’t a vaccine gap? Whenever anyone mentions how angry white people are about doing what the fuck they are supposed to do, white people love to bring up everything else except what we are talking about. If we discuss CRT, they mention BLM. […]

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Former NBA All-Star Cedric Ceballos Gives Update on COVID-19 Battle After 10 Days in ICU: ‘My Fight Is Not Done’

Cedric Ceballos Gives Update on COVID-19 Battle After 10 Days in ICU This statement follows a previous Instagram post on Aug. 27 in which the former NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis and stated that he was recovering at home at the time. “I have contracted COVID-19, I am out of the […]

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‘Mandate’ Is the New Jim Crow: Candace Owens, Rand Paul and the Oppression of the Conservative Death Cult

Advertisement Advertisement People who know things might be smart enough to understand the difference between scientifically proven health policies and Jim Crow. But Owens, self-certified physician Dr. Randy and their conspiracy theory-spewing cohorts might be too dumb to understand the difference between segregation, science, mandates and run-of the mill rules, so here are the facts. […]

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Barbie Released a Line Celebrating Global COVID-19 Heroes—but We Feel Like Someone’s Missing

Barbie Released a Line Honoring Global COVID-19 Heroes, but Where Is Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett? Advertisement Just sayin’, Mattel—Dr. Kizzy is a Barbie Role Model we’re putting in a personal request for. Please make it so. Advertisement That omission aside, there’s still credit to be given to Mattel here, which is also donating $5 to the […]

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No, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Your Vaccination Status Is Not Protected by HIPAA

Flimsy or bad-faith invocations of HIPAA aren’t limited to high-profile vaccine skeptics. Some school officials, for example, have invoked the law’s restrictions on disclosing medical information to avoid providing up-to-date counts of confirmed infections. Some counties resisted disclosing the number of positive test results in the early stages of the pandemic. And when former President […]

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CDC to Recommend Fully Vaccinated People Continue Wearing Face Masks Amid Rise of Delta Variant and Under-Immunized Population

Photo: Matt Bannister (Shutterstock) In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised that people who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks or maintain social distancing practices in most settings—just as Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, had predicted days prior. But now, amid rising infection […]

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‘If Anybody Is Lying Here, Senator, It Is You’: Rand Paul and Dr. Fauci Get Into Epic Fuss Fight

Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo (Getty Images) First, Logan Paul took on Floyd Mayweather and then, Logan’s father, Rand, was looking for a dust up with America’s most beloved immunologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Advertisement Managing Editor Genetta Adams: Stephen, Rand Paul and Logan Paul aren’t related.  Me: Are you sure? There are so many similarities. Both […]

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Olivia Rodrigo Explains ‘Man Crush Monday’ to Dr. Fauci So You’ll Get Vaxxed

On Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Olivia Rodrigo responded to tweets about the COVID vaccine. (Courtesy of the White House) Vaccines are cool. Just ask Olivia Rodrigo. On Friday, the White House released a video of the pop star and Dr. Anthony Fauci responding to tweets about the COVID vaccine. You know, like the kids […]

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Ron DeSantis Is Selling Anti-Fauci Merch on His Campaign Website

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (L) takes part in a roundtable discussion about the uprising in Cuba on July 13, 2021 in Miami, Florida, and a t-shirt (R) from his campaign website. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is joining a long line of Republican politicians attempting to turn Dr. Anthony Fauci into the […]

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The Beef Between Lauren Boebert and AOC, Explained

Lauren BoebertImage: JASON CONNOLLY (Getty Images) Everyone loves an educated adult fight, but it’s a bit unfair when one of the said adults is the majestic and pristine Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the other is a gun-toting trash can who has been arrested more times than Kim Kardashian has been married. Advertisement For some reason, […]

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Dr. Fauci Called A Crowd At CPAC Cheering Low Vaccination Rates ‘Horrifying’ And Stressed ‘There’s No Reason Not To Get Vaccinated’

The coronavirus pandemic still continues to ravage the world despite most of the United States loosening or altogether lifting their COVID-19 mitigation restrictions on businesses and everyday life. That’s in part because of the success of an unprecedented vaccination development and rollout that’s helped bring infections, hospitalizations and deaths down despite increasingly dangerous variants of […]

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Republicans Seriously Think Trump Lost the Election Because of a Lab Leak Coverup That They Invented

The “lab leak theory” posits that the virus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which is near Covid-19’s epicenter. Early last year, the possibility that the virus was man-made or escaped from the lab via human error was widely dismissed—the accepted idea was that the virus was exposed to humans via a natural exposure […]

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Republicans Seriously Think Trump Lost the Election Because of a Lab Leak Cover-Up That They Invented

The “lab leak theory” posits that the virus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which is near Covid-19’s epicenter. Early last year, the possibility that the virus was man-made or escaped from the lab via human error was widely dismissed—the accepted idea was that the virus reached humans via a natural exposure route. Some […]

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The Party of Trump Is Trying to Get People Mad at Anthony Fauci Again

This is a strange moment for Dr. Anthony Fauci to reemerge as the right’s public enemy number one. The United States is only averaging about 15,000 new cases of Covid-19 a day, even as the country’s reopening has dramatically accelerated. Last week, The New York Times ended its series of obituaries for people who died […]

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Auntie Unfiltered, Bevy Smith, and the Joys of Finding Yourself After 40

I had a ball during my 20s and 30s. I did all the shit you are “supposed” to do as a young adult during the 90s and early 2000s. I went to Freaknik, Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Vegas, Palm Springs, the Bahamas, Mexico and various other destinations; I got drunk and high with my friends […]

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Dr. Fauci, Please Come Get This Beverly Hills Housewife Who Said Being Called Racist Is a ‘Virus Worse Than COVID’

Sutton Stracke in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2021)Screenshot: Twitter/Bravo The Beverly Hills are alive with the sound of a white woman’s weaponized tears. On the latest episode of The Real Beverly Housewives of Beverly Hills (Season 11, Episode 3, titled “Sutton’s Gotta Give”), viewers witness an aggravating conversation about race relations involving cast members […]

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‘There Is Much Misinformation’: Thousands Of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Emails From COVID’s Early Days Have Been Published

But his emails!? For the first time in several years, the whole of Washington, D.C. is talking about someone’s emails other than Hillary Clinton’s. On Tuesday, BuzzFeed published more than 3,200 pages of emails that were sent to and from Dr. Anthony Fauci between January and June of 2020 (this just one day after The […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci Speaks to The Root About the COVID-19 Vaccines

For Black people, medical care in this country has been fraught with a tangled history of lack of access and an inherent mistrust in a system that has both experimented on Black bodies and at times ignored the pleas and complaints of Black people who have had varying experiences with medical professionals who either don’t […]

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