Bill Maher tests positive for COVID-19

Bill Maher has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the cancellation of the Friday taping of his HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the show announced Thursday. The comedian is fully vaccinated, asymptomatic and “feels fine,” the show said. No other staff or crew members have tested positive, the show said. Neil deGrasse More...

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By admin On Thursday, May 13th, 2021
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CDC updates guidance, says fully vaccinated people can go maskless in most settings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can forgo their masks and social distancing in many indoor situations.  “Today, CDC is updating our More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
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Still waiting for COVID vaccines, Japanese citizens are still very nervous about hosting the Olympics

Tokyo — Organizers of the Summer Olympics are set to release an updated version of the “playbooks” that lay out the COVID-19 safety measures being put in place to enable the Tokyo Games to start More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
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95-year-old Cecil Lockhart becomes oldest organ donor in U.S. history

Cecil Lockhart, a 95-year-old, became the oldest organ donor in United States history after he died last week. Lockhart, of Welch, West Virginia died on May 4, and his liver was donated to a woman in her sixties, More...

By admin On Monday, May 10th, 2021
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“Dracula’s Castle” in Romania offering free vaccines

The castle said to have helped inspire Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” will now offer COVID-19 vaccines. Bran Castle in Romania, often referred to as Dracula’s Castle, will have free Pfizer vaccines More...

By admin On Monday, May 10th, 2021
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From Francis to Fauci, Vatican health conference focuses an eclectic mix of voices on COVID

Rome — A Vatican-hosted conference focused on COVID-19 is drawing an almost surreal line-up of virtual guests. The idea behind the gathering is to foster an open dialogue among a large group of people from More...

By admin On Monday, May 10th, 2021
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New York doctor sends ventilators to India to help with COVID-19 surge

India released grim new daily COVID-19 figures on Sunday, reporting more than 400,000 new cases and 4,000 new deaths in what has become the world’s worst surge of the coronavirus. Among those trying to More...

By admin On Saturday, May 8th, 2021
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India’s COVID-19 deaths hit record high amid calls for nationwide lockdown

New Delhi — There are new calls for India’s prime minister to implement a nationwide shutdown, as COVID-19 spreads at a breakneck speed. The country on Saturday reported more than 4,000 deaths due to More...

By admin On Saturday, May 8th, 2021
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​Born this way: Stories of young transgender children

Our Cover Story this morning deals with children grappling with a very grown-up issue: gender identity — boys or girls believing they’re the opposite sex, saying they were born this way. Here’s More...

By admin On Saturday, May 8th, 2021
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New York City is still storing hundreds of COVID-19 victims in refrigerated trucks

New York City is still using refrigerated trucks to store bodies of coronavirus victims, more than a year after they were first set up as temporary morgues as deaths surged at at the height of the pandemic. The More...