Film producer and founder of Blumhouse Productions, Jason Blum, says he has tested positive for COVID-19, just a week after announcing that both of his kids had it.“Tested positive. It’s Coronamania at my house. Symptoms mild so far but will keep ya’ll posted,” he tweeted Sunday night.It was just nine days ago that the “Freaky” and “The BlacKkKlansman” producer let followers on social media in on the unfortunate family news that both of his children had contracted COVID-19. Although he said that he and his wife were OK at the time, the family was quarantining.The following day he gave an update, writing, “So far so good in the house of Covid. I mean talk about scary. We were outside and our friends drove by us and they rolled up their windows!! We may as well be possessed!”Also Read: LA County Implements 'Targeted' Safer-at-Home Order Amid COVID SurgeBlum’s news on Sunday comes on amid a bad turn for Los Angeles County, prompting the county to put into effect a new “targeted” safer-at-home order that will go into effect on Monday. The new order, which is significantly less restrictive than earlier lockdowns in the spring, will last for three weeks through Dec. 20. L.A. County reported 5,014 new COVID-19 cases and 16 new deaths, bringing the county’s total confirmed cases to 395,842, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Health.Public health officials say that 2,049 people are currently hospitalized with the virus, of which 24% are in the intensive care unit.Tested positive. It’s Coronamania at my house. Symptoms mild so far but will keep ya’ll posted.— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) November 30, 2020Read original story Jason Blum Tests Positive for COVID-19 a Week After His Children Did At TheWrap
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On Friday the White House confirmed that Donald Trump Jr., son of President Donald Trump, has tested positive for coronavirus. He’s one of several prominent Republicans — including Florida Senator Rick Scott, and Andrew Giuliani, son of Rudy, who confirmed they have been exposed to COVID-19 just today alone.And of course he’s one of dozens of people in Donald Trump’s immediate orbit who have contracted the virus in the last several months, including Donald Trump himself, and Herman Cain, who died from it in July. This comes after months of efforts by the president and his associates to downplay the illness and turn efforts to prevent people dying of it into a political wedge issue.In what is probably not a shock, once the news was public, people on social media definitely chose not to remain politely silent about their feelings regarding Don Jr.’s condition. Instead, they came with lots and lots of jokes at his expense.Also Read: People Want to Know Why Don Jr. Looked Like That at the RNC“I guess his father finally hugged him,” Jimmy Kimmel joked.“He’s trying so hard to be like his dad,” Podcaster @ArmyStrang said.“He’s quarantining in the belly of a slaughtered rhino, wrapped in dead elephant skin,” writer Andrew Goldstein cracked.“It’s easy to joke, but this a serious situation and my thoughts and prayers are with the coronavirus right now,” comedian Mike Drucker said.Of course COVID-19 is a serious illness, so it’s good for Don Jr that, according to his spokesperson, he is “completely asymptomatic so far,” and is safely quarantining. The news of his infection comes just under two months after his own father was hospitalized with the illness, and just two days after the COVID death toll in United States passed 250,000 people.Also Read: Rachel Maddow Reveals Her Partner Was Gravely Ill From COVID-19: We Thought 'It Might Kill Her' (Video)Trump Jr. has, of course, been a steadfast supporter of his father’s COVID-19 policies. This includes: spreading blatant, and dangerous lies about mask usage; spreading baseless conspiracy theories about the timing of vaccine announcements; outright lying that the United States has the pandemic under control (infections rates are setting new records almost daily); and also lying about the death toll.See some of the reactions below.I guess his father finally hugged him…. https://t.co/Md5O333c2H— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 20, 2020It’s easy to joke, but this a serious situation and my thoughts and prayers are with the coronavirus right now https://t.co/Too38rXYih— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 20, 2020Donald Trump Jr. has Covid. Thoughts and prayers. Well, thoughts at least.— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) November 20, 2020He's trying so hard to be like his dad https://t.co/VyRuKjtHCM— American Propagandist (@ArmyStrang) November 20, 2020Guy at the park just now was a total DILF:Donaldtrumpjr Ihas Lcorona Fvirus— Naomi Rohatyn (@omibaloney) November 21, 2020looks like the virus… has become the viree https://t.co/ChAr0jl5ch— lvl 45 chaos potus LIMITED EDITION! (@thetomzone) November 20, 2020He’s quarantining in the belly of a slaughtered rhino, wrapped in dead elephant skin. https://t.co/SebxDCHoBk— Andrew Goldstein (@AngeGold) November 20, 2020Guess we know cocaine doesn’t help prevent the virus now https://t.co/n1e1B4XOI8— Kels 🧜🏼♀️ (@KellySlayAnn) November 20, 2020So *that’s* why Trump has made such a strong effort to distance himself from his son for the past… [checks calendar] four years https://t.co/9fddcWLyOS— Collin Bennett (@collinbennett9) November 20, 2020oh no, poor coronavirus https://t.co/du1bxVYcZF— Gavin Whenman (@GavinWhenman) November 20, 2020interested to discover how cocaine interacts with dexamethasone https://t.co/6i6EdXFyrb— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) November 20, 2020oh no. i am praying that donald trump jr [mumbles, does jack off motion] something something [blows kazoo] virus https://t.co/ChAr0jl5ch— lvl 45 chaos potus LIMITED EDITION! (@thetomzone) November 20, 2020Weird, Don Jr. doesn't seem like the kind of guy who would aggressively inhale airborne droplets in close proximity to other people while proclaiming himself invincible https://t.co/9XWVr8lKao— David Klion (@DavidKlion) November 20, 2020BREAKING—Donald Trump Jr tests positive for COVID19. Life father like son. Apple doesn’t fall far from the anti-mask pandemic denial tree.— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) November 20, 2020Don Jr: Hey dad it’s me, looks like I got “the rona” too haha, guess that’s just another thing we’ve got in common huh?Other end of the phone: [dial tone, there’s nobody there and there never was] — Sean Thomason (@TheThomason) November 20, 2020Breaking: After Don Jr. tests positive for COVID-19, cocaine has been removed from the list of possible vaccines for the virus— Brett Meiselas (@BMeiselas) November 20, 2020Read original story Folks Are VERY Amused After Don Jr Catches COVID-19: ‘Trying So Hard to Be Like His Dad’ At TheWrap
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President Donald Trump on Friday made his first public speech since losing the presidential election to Joe Biden, and viewers on social media were quick to notice that the president’s hair looked much more…natural.Giving an update on the government’s Operation Warp Speed to combat the coronavirus pandemic from the White House’s Rose Garden, Trump appeared at the podium with his typical combover, but instead of the typical yellow-blond hue he sports, his hair looked noticeably white.“Is it my TV or is Trump’s hair not looking it’s [sic] usual dog-piss yellow today?” former Republican strategist Ana Navarro-Cárdenas tweeted.Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, tweeted, “The person who dyes Donald Trump’s hair yellow must have found another job.”Also Read: Kellyanne Conway Electoral Vote Tweet From 2016 Comes Back to Haunt HerDuring his remarks on Friday, Trump did not repeat his false claims that he won the election but did allude to the possibility that another administration would be managing the pandemic, including any further shutdowns.“I will not go — this administration will not be going to a lockdown,” he said. “Hopefully, whatever happens in the future, who knows which administration it will be, I guess time will tell.”He concluded his remarks without taking any questions from the assembled press corps.Take a look at some of the responses below to Trump’s gray-white hair.Is it my TV or is Trump’s hair not looking it’s usual dog-piss yellow today? pic.twitter.com/9zBDHBR6RM— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) November 13, 2020evidently losing the election has made Trump’s hair go white pic.twitter.com/YzhQW1UsPP— Natasha Noman | نتاشانعمان 🏳️🌈 (@NatashaNoman) November 13, 2020Trump’s hair looking like Henry Bowers’s after he saw the Deadlights.— Kris Tapley (@kristapley) November 13, 2020Trump's hair is now white. His face is still orange.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 13, 2020I will say something nice about the president: he should never have been putting all of that Joker hair dye in his hair. Gray looks more normal. https://t.co/x2sO0pGH28— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) November 13, 2020Trump's hair is now white. His face is still orange.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 13, 2020Oddly, Trump is suddenly no longer blonde. His hair appears to have turned gray since Election Day pic.twitter.com/Nkn8KLXPhZ— Frida Ghitis (@FridaGhitis) November 13, 2020oh dear. judging by his hair color, trump is at the Listening To Phoebe Bridgers stage of his depression. if he starts tweeting lil peep lyrics we are in trouble pic.twitter.com/AMK4pRt5iH— Dan Ozzi (@danozzi) November 13, 2020BREAKING: Trump’s hair decides it’s time to leave the White House (and his head, for good). Election2020results. pic.twitter.com/GDi8f5WIw7— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) November 7, 2020don’t stop tweeting about Trump’s gray hair until he tweets defensively about it, the explanation is going to be incredible— miles klee 🐠 (@MilesKlee) November 13, 2020Read original story Dye Another Day? Trump’s Hair Dominates Talk in First Public Speech Since Election Loss At TheWrap
People of a non-white ethnicity may be more exposed to the infection if they have a front-line job.
By now, everyone knows the common early signs of COVID-19: Fever, shortness of breath, a dry cough. But three lesser-known symptoms may also indicate a coronavirus infection, a new study has found.Researchers looked at the presenting symptoms of nearly 12,000 people who were tested for COVID-19 at five New York City emergency departments. Of the patients who tested positive, those well-known symptoms were the most common: fever (74% reported this), shortness of breath (68%), and cough (65%). But a majority of positive COVID-19 cases were accompanied by more obscure signs: weakness (58%), poor blood sugar control (56%) and gastrointestinal symptoms (51%). Read on to see if you have these symptoms, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.Older patients reported certain symptoms more oftenThe scientists also found that some symptoms were more common in people over 65. 77% of people with diarrhea, 74% of people reporting fatigue, and 69% of people complaining of weakness tested positive for COVID-19. And older patients with four symptoms—dehydration, altered mental status, falls and high blood sugar—were at higher risk for death.The study's findings can help hospitals improve COVID treatment and are "important for family members and people that work with the elderly to better identify possible warning signs of COVID-19 infection," study co-author Dr. Christopher Clifford of Mount Sinai told Reuters.RELATED: This is the #1 Way You'll Get COVID, According to DoctorsBe aware of this potential symptomIn particular, the study joins a growing body of research that has found how common gastrointestinal symptoms are with coronavirus—sometimes as the only symptom. This month, a review of 36 studies found that nearly 20% patients reported only stomach problems after being infected with COVID-19, including appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. One aspect of COVID-19 that has been particularly vexing for doctors is that 40% of people infected may never show symptoms of the disease, but go on to infect people who are at higher risk for worse outcomes, including the elderly and immunocompromised.So do everything you can to prevent getting—and spreading—COVID-19 in the first place: Wear a face mask, get tested if you think you have coronavirus, avoid crowds (and bars, and house parties), practice social distancing, only run essential errands, wash your hands regularly, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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