CORONAVIRUS: News Update

CORONAVIRUS: News Update

Today’s news on the global pandemic.

Virgin Atlantic has filed legal papers for debt relief in U.S. bankruptcy court. Execs say the company is not actually bankrupt but needs help paying its bills. (CBS News)

A second-grader in Georgia tested positive for COVID-19 after the first day of school, forcing the child’s teacher and classmates to quarantine at home for two weeks. (CBS News)

The Arizona Department of Corrections announced that 517 inmates, or about half the population of a prison in Tucson, have tested positive for COVID-19. (CBS News)

The Walt Disney Company says closing its theme parks during the pandemic cost the company $5 billion. (USA Today)

Clorox says its shortage of disinfecting wipes will continue into 2021. (USA Today)

The NIH has launched trials on antibody treatment for COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies are made in a lab, and mimic your body’s actual antibodies. (NBC News)

There were 1.42 million new unemployment claims last week. That’s down slightly from the previous week, but still well above normal. (USA Today)

There are now more than 18.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 700,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

In the U.S., there are more than 4.7 million cases, with more than 156,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

The average U.S. daily death toll from coronavirus tops 1000 for ninth consecutive day. (Washington Post)

Researchers believe waste water could serve as a warning sign for coronavirus outbreaks. (NBC Los Angeles)

Cruise industry off to rocky restart with three ships battling coronavirus outbreaks. (Business Insider)

White House, Democrats agree to try for coronavirus relief deal on evictions, unemployment by week’s end. (The Washington Post)

A doctor who helped the WHO eradicate smallpox in the ’70s and who was an adviser on the 2011 film Contagion says we’ll be dealing with the coronavirus to some degree for three or four years. (USA Today)

For the first time in its 87-year existence, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been cancelled. (NY Post)

28 Rutgers football players have now tested positive for COVID-19 after a handful attended a house party a few weeks ago. (NJ.com)

The NFL is giving players until 4 p.m. ET Thursday to opt out of the 2020 season. (USA Today)

DONALD TRUMP: Says Mail in Voting in Florida is Fine

DONALD TRUMP: Says Mail in Voting in Florida is Fine

Donald Trump has apparently changed his mind about mail-in voting – at least in Florida. After weeks of claiming the mail-in voting will lead to widespread voter fraud, he made an about face on Tuesday. Trump tweeted, “Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure,…Continue Reading

Happy Birthday President Barack Hussein Obama

Happy Birthday President Barack Hussein Obama

President Barack Hussein Obama – 59 years old Born in Hawaii, the Democrat served as an Illinois state senator and a U.S. senator before being elected the nation’s first African-American president in 2004. Born 1961Continue Reading

COMMON: Accused of Sexual Assault by Jaguar Wright

COMMON: Accused of Sexual Assault by Jaguar Wright

Common is the latest rapper to get caught up in the #MeToo movement. Singer Jaguar Wright, who’s worked with artists like The Roots, Al Green and Jay-Z, alleges that Common once sexually assaulted her while she was sleeping. During an Instagram Live session, Wright told a story about a night that he pressured her for sex. She was exhausted and just wanted…Continue Reading

Tekashi 6ix9ine: Shoots New Video in NYC in First Day Off Of House Arrest

Tekashi 6ix9ine: Shoots New Video in NYC in First Day Off Of House Arrest

Tekashi 6ix9ine made good on his promise — hitting the streets to film a new music video as soon as his house arrest was over. On Sunday morning, 6ix9ine showed up in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn to shoot some footage for a new track. The rapper’s security team shut down the surrounding streets and patrolled the area. Just like most…Continue Reading

FRANK OCEAN: Brother Dies in Car Accident

FRANK OCEAN: Brother Dies in Car Accident

Frank Ocean is mourning the loss of his younger brother, who died early Sunday morning in a car accident. Breaux was reportedly involved in a fiery car wreck just after 1:30 in the morning. ABC7 reports an investigation is still ongoing into the crash, which reportedly occurred when the car veered off the road and into a tree…Continue Reading

TAMAR BRAXTON: TV Show Delayed

TAMAR BRAXTON: TV Show Delayed

Tamar Braxton’s new WeTV reality series has been pushed back until the Fall. The new show was supposed to premiere Thursday on WeTV — But just days ahead of the launch, the network is putting Get Ya Life! On hold. Earlier this month, Braxton was hospitalized following a suicide attempt. Prior to that, she wrote a critical letter to…Continue Reading

CORONAVIRUS: News Update

CORONAVIRUS: News Update

Today’s news on the global pandemic. New research finds that three-quarters of recovered coronavirus patients showed some damage to their hearts. (People) Philadelphia public schools will begin the year online and will remain online at least until November. (The Hill) There are now more than 16.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 659,000…Continue Reading

DONALD TRUMP JR.: Suspended by Twitter

DONALD TRUMP JR.: Suspended by Twitter

Twitter has suspended Donald Trump Jr.‘s account for 12 hours for posting “misleading and potentially harmful information” about the coronavirus. The president’s oldest son shared the tweet which promoted the drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus cure and included a video of people claiming to be doctors and arguing that “you don’t need masks.” A Twitter spokesperson explained,…Continue Reading

KANYE WEST: Apologizes to Kim

KANYE WEST: Apologizes to Kim

Kanye West has apologized to wife Kim Kardashian after claiming she tried to lock him up. On Saturday, the rapper and presidential candidate wrote, “I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter. I did not cover her like she has covered me. To Kim I want to say…Continue Reading