Category Archives: Covid-19

More than 2.1 million additional Americans file for unemployment

More than 2.1 million additional Americans file for unemployment

glegorly/iStock(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — An additional 2,123,000 Americans filed for unemployment in the week ending May 23, according to date released this morning by the U.S. Labor Department.  That brings to more than 40 million the total number of people who have filed for unemployment in the ten weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and businesses…Read more »

COVID-19 all-in-one update

COVID-19 all-in-one update

(NEW YORK) — Here’s the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus as of 9:30 a.m. ET. Latest reported numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University Global diagnosed cases: 5,716,570 Global deaths: 356,124.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 100,442. Number of countries/regions: at least 188 Total patients recovered globally: 2,367,107Latest…Read more »

Wanda Sykes, Ray Romano and others unite for charity event, ‘Laughter in Lockdown’

Wanda Sykes, Ray Romano and others unite for charity event, ‘Laughter in Lockdown’

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Wanda Sykes and Ray Romano are a few of the comedy stars gathering on Friday for the special one-night-only streaming event, Laughter in Lockdown. Proceeds from the two-hour event — presented by NY Laughs, in partnership with The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals — will…Read more »

Woman uses WHAT when ordered to wear a face mask?

Woman uses WHAT when ordered to wear a face mask?

sdominick/iStock(KIEV) — A woman who was told she wouldn’t be served at a post office in Kiev, Ukraine without a face covering to protect against COVID-19 was able to get her errand done by using the closest thing she could find — her underwear. According to the U.K. website Metro, the woman can be seen on…Read more »

Johns Hopkins University confirms at least 100,396 people died from COVID-19 in US

Johns Hopkins University confirms at least 100,396 people died from COVID-19 in US

iStock/ninjaMonkeyStudio (NEW YORK) — While the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened over 5.6 million people and killed more than 354,000 worldwide, in the U.S. death toll surpassed 100,000 on Wednesday, confirms Johns Hopkins University. According to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, it’s estimated that at least 100,396 people have…Read more »

Over 100,000 people now dead from COVID-19 in US

Over 100,000 people now dead from COVID-19 in US

iStock/ninjaMonkeyStudio (NEW YORK) — While the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened over 5.6 million people and killed more than 356,000 worldwide, in the U.S. death toll surpassed 100,000 on Wednesday. According to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, it’s estimated that at least 100,442 people have died from COVID-19 in…Read more »

Swiss adult industry sets brothel safety rules amid COVID-19

Swiss adult industry sets brothel safety rules amid COVID-19

iStock/titoslack(NOTE CONTENT) Like many professions, the oldest profession has taken a hit amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now a Swiss organization representing sex workers has outlined new safety protocols to keep employees and clients safe.  According to the U.K. newspaper Daily Mail, in an effort to get the two-month-old COVID-19-related ban on brothels lifted, the association ProKoRe has outlined new…Read more »

John Krasinski tells ‘Office’ co-star Rainn Wilson why he sold his quarantine online hit, ‘Some Good News’

John Krasinski tells ‘Office’ co-star Rainn Wilson why he sold his quarantine online hit, ‘Some Good News’

ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — It’s well known that John Krasinski put his time in lockdown to good use, with the uplifting YouTube series Some Good News.  Now sharing the reason behind his surprise recent decision to sell it to CBS News.  On his Office co-star Rainn Wilson’s Instagram series Hey There, Human, Krasinski explained, “…I was only planning on doing eight of them…Read more »

Betty White doing “very well” in quarantine; here’s what she’s up to

Betty White doing “very well” in quarantine; here’s what she’s up to

Freeform(LOS ANGELES) — As COVID-19 spread, there was a collective concern for beloved icon Betty White and her safety. Her rep first gave an update that she was doing well in March, and now two months later, fans can rest assured knowing she’s still doing just fine.  In an email to Today, White’s rep revealed that the 98-year-old actress is doing “very well”…Read more »