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President Trump came up with a brand new COVID-related falsehood on Wednesday during a campaign rally in Arizona, where he baselessly claimed that people in Californian are forced to wear a “special mask” that cannot be removed “under any circumstances.”Obviously, it goes without saying that this is absolutely not true.“In California, you have a special mask. You cannot under any circumstances take it off. You have to eat through the mask,” Trump said. “It’s a very complex mechanism, and they don’t realize those germs, they go through it like nothing. They look at you with that contraption and they say that’s an easy one, I’m going right through with the food.”“Now, how about California, though, where you’re supposed to eat with the mask, can’t take it off,” he continued. “You see people and boy, you know, when you have spaghetti and meat sauce, that mask is not looking — you walk out, it looks like you got into a fight with [UFC President] Dana White.”Also Read: Jared Kushner Bragged in April About Trump Taking the Country 'Back From the Doctors'We probably shouldn’t even have to say it again, but obviously this is just false. There is no “special mask” that Californians have that somehow no other state has, and Californians are not forbidden from removing masks “under any circumstances.” And the state’s guidance for restaurants and bars clearly states that guests should wear face coverings “when not eating or drinking.”The California Department of Public Health’s guidance on face coverings also states that “persons who are seated at a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage service, while they are eating or drinking, provided that they are able to maintain a distance of at least six feet away from persons who are not members of the same household or residence” are exempt from wearing masks.So no, you aren’t required to shovel your spaghetti through your mask while you’re eating in California.The comments are just one of the dozens of incorrect or untruthful statements about COVID-19 Trump has advanced during the election season, such as his claim that the U.S. is “rounding the corner” on the pandemic. In reality, we are actually experiencing a dangerous surge in cases, and more than 227,000 people have died.Watch the clip from Trump’s rally below, or here.TRUMP: "In California, you have a special mask. You cannot under any circumstances take it off. You have to eat through the mask. Right, right, Charlie? It's a very complex mechanism. And they don't realize those germs, they go through it like nothing." pic.twitter.com/SG2nF2FsrI— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 28, 2020Read original story Trump’s Latest Whopper: California Requires ‘Special’ Masks That Can’t Be Removed At TheWrap
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Keira Knightley has pulled out of Apple TV+ series “The Essex Serpent” ahead of its production start in the U.K. due to coronavirus-related child-care concerns.A representative for Knightley, who was going to both star on and executive produce the adaptation of Sarah Perry’s novel, said in a statement to TheWrap on Monday, “Keira had to unfortunately pull out of the Essex Serpent due to family reasons. As the Covid cases increase in the UK and additional lockdown and restriction rules are potentially being imposed, with so many unknowns, there wasn’t a comfortable scenario for Keira that could be put in place for an extended period of child care required for the 4.5 month production.”The 35-year-old actress has two daughters with her husband, James Righton: 5-year-old Edie and 13-month-old Delilah.Apple TV+ ordered “The Essex Serpent” to series at the end of August with Knightley attached as star and EP. The streaming service has now delayed the start of production on the project in order to find a new leading lady, an individual with knowledge tells TheWrap.Also Read: 'Dickinson' Gets Season 2 Premiere Date, Season 3 Renewal at Apple TV+ (Video)Representatives for Apple TV+ and Knightley did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.“The Essex Serpent” follows newly widowed Cora (meant to be played by Knightley) who, having being released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area.The series is set to be directed by Clio Barnard (“The Selfish Giant,” “The Arbor”). Anna Symon (“Deep Water,” “Mrs Wilson”) will serve as lead writer. Excluding Knightley, executive producers include Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Patrick Walters, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Barnard and Symon. Andrea Cornwell is a producer.“The Essex Serpent” will be produced for Apple TV+ by See-Saw Films, and is commissioned for Apple out of the U.K. by Apple’s heads of worldwide video, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, and creative director for Europe Worldwide Video, Jay Hunt. See-Saw Films is the company behind “The King’s Speech” and “Top of the Lake.” The series joins fellow Apple TV+ international series like “Suspicion,” “Slow Horses,” “Echo 3,” “Shantaram,” “Pachinko” and “Masters of the Air.”Read original story Keira Knightley Drops Out of Apple Series ‘Essex Serpent’ Over COVID-Related Child-Care Concerns At TheWrap
Donald Trump was administered supplemental oxygen prior to being transferred to Walter Reed medical center for treatment for COVID-19, according to the Associated Press.The report came after the president’s medical team gave a press conference on Saturday saying Trump was “doing very well.” According to the AP, the oxygen was administered at the White House, after the president’s diagnosis and before he was transported to Walter Reed.Trump’s physician Dr. Sean Conley made no mention of the treatment at the press conference, instead saying Trump is not currently on oxygen and has been “fever-free for over 24 hours.” Another member of Trump’s medical team, Dr. Sean Dooley, said the president was in “exceptionally good spirits” and was having no difficulty breathing or walking around.The president tweeted thanks for the Walter Reed staff on Saturday, saying he is “feeling well.”“Doctors, Nurses and ALL at the GREAT Walter Reed Medical Center, and others from likewise incredible institutions who have joined them, are AMAZING,” he wrote. “Tremendous progress has been made over the last 6 months in fighting this PLAGUE.”Also Read: Trump Campaign Manager Bill Stepien the Latest to Test Positive for COVID-19An anonymous “source” told pool reporters after the press conference, however, that the president’s vitals over the last 24 hours were “very concerning,” adding that, “We’re still not on a clear path to a full recovery.”New York magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi later noted on Twitter that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was caught on camera asking to speak to reporters off the record “immediately after the press conference ended and before the anonymous statement was sent out.”Trump traveled to Walter Reed by helicopter late afternoon on Friday, less than a day after revealing his COVID-19 diagnosis on Twitter. In a brief video, filmed at some point Friday afternoon but released shortly after he departed the White House Trump said, “I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out.”The timeline of the president’s diagnosis was called into question on Saturday when Conley said in his prepared remarks that Trump was “just 72 hours into the diagnosis,” possibly suggesting that the president received his test result earlier than publicly known. White House officials later told reporters that Conley misspoke.Also Read: Trump Says 'I Think I'm Doing Very Well' Before Leaving for Walter Reed Hospital (Video)In a statement Friday night, Conley said Trump received the antiviral Remdesivir, following on the “single 8 gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail” he received at the White House.Since Trump first disclosed he and the First Lady had tested positive for COVID-19 late on Thursday, at least three White House reporters have also tested positive for COVID-19, as well as a number of Republican politicians who attended an event at the White House last weekend, while Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden — who was near Trump on Tuesday during the first presidential debate — have tested negative.Read original story Trump Was Administered Supplemental Oxygen Prior to Hospitalization, AP Reports At TheWrap
Businesses, while slow due to safe distancing measures and restricted operating hours, need the support of local customers now more than ever to keep the industry afloat. It would be sad to see more businesses shut their doors and more Singaporeans lose their jobs if we don’t pull through this crisis together.
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Trini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who performed a cover of the song “If I Had a Hammer” and also appeared in “The Dirty Dozen,” has died due to complications of COVID-19. He was 83.Trinidad “Trini” Lopez III died on August 11, according to the Palm Springs Life Magazine, where he had been a resident since the 1960s.Some of his other hits included “Lemon Tree,” “I’m Comin’ Home, Cindy” and “Sally Was a Good Old Girl.”A documentary film called “My Name Is Lopez” had just been completed on Lopez’s life from filmmakers P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes, and the filmmakers had just shown a cut of the film to Lopez as recently as last week. The directors hope to premiere it in 2021.Also Read: Smash Mouth Frontman Steve Harwell Tells Mask-Free Sturgis Rally Crowd, 'F- That COVID S-!'Lopez’s debut album in 1963, “Trini Lopez at PJs,” contained a version of Pete Seeger and Lee Hayes’ “If I Had a Hammer,” and the song wound up going number one in 36 different countries and was awarded a gold record. He also recorded a version of “La Bamba” and the track “Green Green.”As an actor, Lopez was one of the Dirty Dozen in the Robert Aldrich action film from 1967, but he got his film debut playing himself, making a cameo appearance in “Marriage on the Rocks” from 1965. And because of his international success as a pop star and guitarist, he was arguably a larger star than many of his “Dirty Dozen” co-stars, including Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson.Lopez also has some cult status as a designer of two vintage Gibson guitars that have since become collectors’ items, the Gibson Trini Lopez Standard and the Gibson Trini Lopez Deluxe, which were in production from 1964 until 1971.In all, Lopez scored 13 different singles that charted up through 1968, and in 1993 he was awarded a Golden Palm Star in his hometown of Palm Springs.Read original story Trini Lopez, ‘If I Had a Hammer’ Singer and ‘The Dirty Dozen’ Actor, Dies at 83 of COVID-19 At TheWrap
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