Category Archives: Covid-19

Expert warns US could see up to 400,000 COVID-19 deaths by spring 2021

da-kuk/iStock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 stands at 107,685 as of Thursday afternoon, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. But that number could be four times higher by this time next year, says Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.  “All of the best models suggest that…Read more »

Patrick Warburton on suiting up for ‘Space Force’, and finding his inner Puddy amid COVID-19

Aaron Epstein/NETFLIX(LOS ANGELES) — In the role of Elaine’s sleepy-eyed, face-painting, on-again-off-again boyfriend David Puddy, Patrick Warburton only appeared in nine regular season episodes of Seinfeld — but his character left an impression strong enough that even die-hard fans swear he was in more.  Now the star, who is also a regular voice on Seth MacFarland’s Family Guy, can be…Read more »

So why was everybody making bread during lockdown? Celeb baker Chris Tucker knows

Chris Tucker(LOS ANGELES) — It seems like just about everybody has been baking while under COVID-19 lockdown, at least according to countless social media posts of freshly-made sourdough and banana bread.  A recent study found that online searches for banana bread recipes topped 2.7 million in April — a nearly 590% increase from April of 2019.  So what’s up…Read more »

‘Saturday Night Live”s Chris Redd launches COVID-19 relief fund for protestors

Ashley Good/NBC(NEW YORK) — With protests erupting across the nation demanding justice for George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis, health officials have raised concerns about the demonstrations sparking a second wave of COVID-19. Despite that a majority of protestors have been photographed wearing masks, it’s the lack of social distancing…Read more »

COVID-19 all-in-one update

(NEW YORK) — Here’s the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus as of 9:15 a.m. ET.Latest reported numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University Global diagnosed cases: 6,535,019 Global deaths: 386,464.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 107,175. Number of countries/regions: at least 188 Total patients recovered globally: 2,824,722Latest reported…Read more »

‘Saturday Night Live’s’ Chris Redd launches COVID-19 relief fund for protestors

Ellen Matthews/NBC(NEW YORK) — With protests erupting across the nation demanding justice for George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis, health officials have raised concerns about the demonstrations sparking a second wave of COVID-19. Despite that a majority of protestors have been photographed wearing masks, it’s the lack of social distancing that has health…Read more »

WHO warns COVID-19 cases have risen by 100,000 over the past 5 days

iStock/Moyo Studio (NEW YORK) — With over 383,000 dead and more than 6.39 million sickened due to COVID-19, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, the World Health Organization cautioned of a concerning new trend.  Positive cases worldwide have climbed by 100,000 in just five days. WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday…Read more »

Scientists make breakthrough with UV-emitting gadgets that reportedly can kill coronavirus on contact

iStock/alvintus(PENNSYLVANIA) — Scientists at Penn State and the University of Minnesota say they’ve developed new tech that could lead to hand-held lights everyone can use to kill COVID-19.  Currently, UV light-emitting machines are employed destroy the virus and others like it. However, these are often bulky machines that suffer from a short battery life.  New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority has…Read more »