CORONAVIRUS: News Update for Sept. 22nd

CORONAVIRUS: News Update for Sept. 22nd

Today’s news on the global pandemic.

The U.S. has surpassed 200,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

The NFL has fined three coaches $100,000 each for not wearing masks on the sideline during Sunday’s games. (ESPN)

The CDC updated its guidelines regarding Halloween and recommends avoiding traditional trick-or-treating, indoor costume parties and haunted houses. (USA Today)

There are now more than 31.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally with more than 963,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

In the U.S., there are more than 6.8 million confirmed cases with more than 199,800 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

Advice on virus transmission vanishes from CDC website. (The New York Times)

Donald Trump incorrectly claims that coronavirus affects “virtually” no young people. (The Washington Post)

Signs of an “October vaccine surprise” alarm scientists. (NBC News)

Former Nashville council member skeptical of coronavirus dies of COVID-19. (People)

The CDC has updated its guidelines to say that COVID-19 may be spread through droplets created when an infected person “coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes.” (USA Today)

CARDI B:Sued by MAGA Supporters

CARDI B:Sued by MAGA Supporters

Cardi B and her sister are getting hit with a lawsuit after calling a group of beachgoers “racist MAGA supporters.” Two men and a woman who got into it with Cardi’s sister, Hennessy Carolina, and her girlfriend don’t appreciate being called racist, whether or not one of them was proudly rocking a red MAGA hat. Hennessy says that…Continue Reading

TROPICS: Sally Threatens the Gulf Coast

TROPICS: Sally Threatens the Gulf Coast

UPDATE (12:25 p.m. ET): Sally, threatening the Gulf Coast, has been upgraded to a hurricane. (National Hurricane Center) UPDATE (11:15 a.m. ET): There are five named tropical systems in the Atlantic basin, a new record. Newly named Tropical Storm Vicky is expected to be short-lived in the open Atlantic. Hurricane warnings and watches have been…Continue Reading

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: America’s Oldest WWII Veteran Turns 111

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: America’s Oldest WWII Veteran Turns 111

America’s oldest living World War Two veteran celebrated his 111th birthday over the weekend. Lawrence Brooks, who served in the predominantly-Black 91st Engineer Battalion during the war, was honored with a socially- distanced celebration at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, where Brooks lives. There was treated to a military flyover and a performance of…Continue Reading

GLADYS KNIGHT, PATTI LABELLE: Square Off in Verzuz Battle

GLADYS KNIGHT, PATTI LABELLE: Square Off in Verzuz Battle

Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight squared off in the latest edition of the streaming TV series Verzuz.   The legendary singers took turns singing their classic hits while the other sang along. Near the end, they were joined by Dionne Warwick for a performance of “That’s What Friends Are For” and their new single “Superwoman.” Monday, September 14, 2020 – 12:49 PMContinue Reading

TOM SEAVER: Baseball Hall of Famer Dead at 75

TOM SEAVER: Baseball Hall of Famer Dead at 75

Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver died Monday night at age 75. The New York Mets revealed the news on Wednesday evening. According to the Baseball Hall of Fame, his cause of death was complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. The legendary pitcher, who almost single-handedly, turned the New York Mets from lovable losers to unexpected World Champs in…Continue Reading

BEYONCE: Secret Shoot in the Hamptons

BEYONCE: Secret Shoot in the Hamptons

Beyoncé has something brewing. She rented a TV studio in the Hamptons and banished everybody for the week. A source told the New York Post, (quote) “It’s a big studio with two separate buildings. The whole thing was closed for Beyoncé. So nobody could go in.” Typically, the studio rents for public access programming. Those hosts were…Continue Reading

R. KELLY: Details on Prison Attack

R. KELLY: Details on Prison Attack

R. Kelly’s lawyer is offering up details about the prison attack his client suffered last month. Attorney Steven Greenberg says Kelly is at risk as he is basically being held indefinitely awaiting a trial that isn’t likely to happen anytime soon due to COVID-19. Greenberg says a fellow inmate stomped on the singer’s head while he was…Continue Reading

JOE BIDEN: Calls Out Trump Over Violence In America

JOE BIDEN: Calls Out Trump Over Violence In America

Joe Biden on Monday slammed Donald Trump, saying he is a “toxic presence” and is a threat to the safety of all Americans by encouraging violence in the streets as he continues to mishandle the COVID-19 pandemic. Biden made the remarks during a trip to the battleground state of Pittsburgh. His remarks appeared to be in response…Continue Reading

KAMALA HARRIS: Crashes Brandy-Monica *Verzuz* Battle

KAMALA HARRIS: Crashes Brandy-Monica *Verzuz* Battle

There’s no debate about who won last night’s Brandy – Monica Verzuz battle — it was Kamala Harris. Joe Biden‘s running mate appeared on video before the battle began, urging people to cast their ballots. She said, “You both use your voice in such a powerful way. And an extension of our voices is our vote.” For what it’s…Continue Reading