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Kwame Kilpatrick will serve out the rest of his 28-year prison sentence, the Bureau of Prisons announced on Tuesday night.

Rumors spread this week that the former Detroit mayor, who was sentenced to 28 years on corruption charges, would receive an early release after inmates died during a Covid-19 outbreak at Oakdale federal prison complex in Louisiana.

Reports claimed Kilpatrick, 49, would be released to his mother's home in Georgia this week.

Kilpatrick's friends and family's were hopeful when state lawmakers appealed to President Donald Trump on his behalf.

The ex-husband of Kilpatrick's sister confirmed the rumors after claiming to have seen an email from Kilpatrick himself advising them of his impending release.

But on Tuesday, May 26, the federal Bureau of Prisons said Kilpatrick will remain incarcerated at the federal correctional institution in Oakdale to serve out his 28-year sentence.

Corrections officers sued the prison over the lack of masks and gloves for their protection when they come in contact with infected inmates.

Other high-profile inmates have since walked out of federal prisons, including Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, Trump's former consigliere Michael Cohen, and Black Mafia Family drug kingpin Terry "Southwest T" Flenory.

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Flo Rida is teaming up with his doctor to launch a $1.5 million mobile Covid-19 testing center in his native Sunshine State. But he's behind on his son's private school tuition in New York City.

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According to TMZ.com, the rapper, alongside his medic and business partner, Dr. George Tabi have launched a new $1.5 million healthcare enterprise called the Asktabs Mobile Wellness Center - which will aim to test up to 1,500 patients per day.

Asktabs' 14-strong staff had its first round of tests last week for workers at food firm MetroWrapz in Miami, Florida last week when 30 employees were tested.

The gossip site report testing at the mobile site is available for anyone, but is mainly providing testing for businesses employees so they can return to work.

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But the "Low" hitmaker, real name Tramar Lacel Dillard, still owes $60,000 for his 3-year-old son, Zohar's private school tuition.

The private school forwarded the bills to Zohar's mother, Alexis Adams, for unpaid tuition dating back to fall 2019. The school also sent bills to Flo Rida's attorneys with no response.

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As part of a court order, Flo Rida, 40, is responsible for his son's medical and eduction bills.

Due to the coronavirus, schools are closed in NYC but Zohar participates in virtual classes via Zoom.

Flo Rida's new Covid-19 project is great, but paying for his son's education is just as important, particularly since Zohar is a special needs child.

Maybe TMZ should ask Flo Rida why he continues to ignore his responsibilities to his son.

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The 20-year-old man who filmed himself punching an elderly Army veteran in a Detroit nursing home was moved to the nursing home after he was diagnosed with Covid-19, his father says.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Ok'd the transfer of Covid-19 patients to nursing homes where the most vulnerable elderly population is housed.

"He never should have been housed -- quarantine with the victim that he eventually assaulted. That should have never happened," said the suspect's father who asked not to be identified. He said his son has a history of mental health issues.

Police were unaware of the assault until after the video went viral on social media. The suspect was identified by social media users, but his name has not been released by police.

The suspect is also under investigation for beating a staffer at a group home where he was sent after being diagnosed with Covid-19 at the University of Michigan Hospital.

The attack, which was filmed by the suspect, happened on May 15 at the Westwood Nursing Home in northwest Detroit, police confirmed.

The suspect was arrested Thursday and is being held without bond on assault and battery charges.

The 75-year-old patient is being treated for his injuries at a local hospital. The man's family said they had no idea their father was taken from his apartment and placed in a nursing home in northwest Detroit. They said they tried calling him at his apartment but he didn't answer.

The viral video caught the attention of President Donald Trump, who tweeted late Thursday: "Is this even possible to believe? Can this be for real? Where is this nursing home, how is the victim doing?"

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was heavily criticized for sending Covid-19 patients to nursing homes in that state. Thousands of nursing home patients died from the coronavirus in NY before Cuomo reversed his decision.

80% of all Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. are nursing home patients and people over age 65.

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After stating the coronavirus can remain on surfaces for days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says the virus "does not spread easily on surfaces."

With public mistrust in the CDC at an all-time high, the federal health agency walked back its warning that the virus can survive for up to 3 days on contaminated surfaces.

According to Fox News, the agency again revised its guidelines on the way the virus easily spreads on surfaces.

"This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus," the CDC states on its website.

For months, the CDC claimed the virus survived on surfaces for days and that frequently touched surfaces should be wiped down with household cleaners.

Now the agency emphasizes that the virus is mainly spread between people who are in close contact, within 6 feet of each other, when someone with the infection coughs, sneezes or talks, causing droplets of spittle to land in another person's mouth or nose.

The CDC recommends wearing face masks -- but studies show standard face masks and face coverings do not prevent the spread of the virus. In fact, face masks can spread the virus if worn incorrectly.

Masks should be discarded after a few hours of use and the same mask should not be worn the next day.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said last month there was no evidence to suggest the virus can be transmitted on the surface of food items and there is no need to wipe down groceries or food packaging.

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A Russian nurse is under investigation for being out of uniform while passing medications to patients in an all-male coronavirus hospital ward.

According to media reports, the nurse, who is in her 20s, is under investigation for making rounds while wearing only her underwear and a transparent latex gown in an all-male coronavirus ward at Tula Regional Clinical Hospital.

An amused patient took a photo of the nurse's unusual protective garb and posted it on social media where it went viral this week.

The patient said there was no objection to the nurse's outfit in the hospital ward. But he admitted to "some embarrassment."

Hospital officials disciplined the nurse for wearing "lingerie" around the male patients. Additionally, she was written up for "non-compliance with the requirements for medical clothing."

The nurse, who has not been identified, explained she wore the odd PPE outfit because she was "too hot" while wearing her nurse's uniform under the latex gown.

Despite the reaction from her male patients, she claimed she didn't realize the latex gown was so revealing. She said she chose to wear a "swimming suit" under the transparent gown rather than nothing at all.

Russia has reported over 300,000 Covid-19 cases and 2,972 deaths.
 

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Jada Pinkett Smith seems to be cracking under the strain of a 2-month lockdown on the West Coast.

The 48-year-old Baltimore native shared a bizarre video with her 10.5 million followers on Sunday. The fresh-faced beauty shocked fans when she smeared red lipstick all around her mouth.

The mother-of-two claimed she did it to prove a point.

"Love your imperfections ... Happy Sunday," she captioned the video.

But some of her followers expressed concerns about her mental well-being. Some thought Jada might be losing it during the forced home quarantine in California.

"You loosing it lady.... get a grip [sic]," wrote one IG follower in the comments section.

"Jada WTF what happened to you," wrote another concerned fan.

This isn't the first time Jada has raised eyebrows during the pandemic.

Last month, Jada spoke to an unlicensed therapist, Pastor John Gray, about living with a stranger -- her husband Will Smith.

"Let me tell you, that's been something to be married to somebody 20-some odd years and realize I don't know you and you don't know me and also realizing there's an aspect of yourself you don't know either."

We hope Jada seeks professional help when the coronavirus lockdown officially ends on November 4, 2020.
 

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All White House staffers have been ordered to wear face masks at all times to protect the president and vice president from the coronavirus after some staffers tested positive.

President Trump famously said he would not wear a mask. But Chief of Staff Mark Meadows issued a memo to all White House staff that masks should be worn at all times inside the building except when at one's desk.

The news comes as four of Pence's close aides tested positive. Secret Service agents and Trump's personal valet also tested positive.

The CDC recommended face coverings for the public but stopped short of making the recommendation mandatory.

Both Trump and VP Mike Pence have been criticized for not wearing a face mask during public appearances or when touring clinics and factories.

Trump said he doesn't believe wearing a mask is "appropriate" for public duties. "I don't see it for myself, I just don't," he said.

Several aides told The Wall Street Journal they don't expect Trump to start wearing a face mask.

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More couples are having long distance relationships due to the restrictions imposed by the U.S. government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It's hard to be romantic when you're standing 6 feet apart from each other.

Many are concerned about exchanging body fluids during the pandemic. They worry if they can contract the virus through kissing or vaginal/anal intercourse.

Experts say the virus is not transmitted via sexual intercourse but it is spread through saliva. Kissing can transmit the virus.

Dr, Michael Chang, an infectious specialist at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, tells the Atlantic that whenever you're very close to each other -- whether that means kissing, sexual activity, or cuddling -- you risk exposing yourself to the virus.

Dr. Chang says, "If you're engaging in any type of sexual activity, there's a high probability that saliva is going to get everywhere. Even if [COVID-19] is not a classically transmitted sexual infection, there's certainly a lot of opportunity for it to spread."

Carolyn Cannuscio, director of research at the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, says couples who are monogamous should be safe.

"If you're in a steady, monogamous relationship and you and that other person are limiting your social contacts, then be as intimate as you want to be."

But if your partner is sick, you should avoid contact with them.

This may be a good time to brush up on your sexting skills.

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Andre Harrell, the influential music executive and producer who discovered Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs and Mary J. Blige, died suddenly at his home in West Hollywood, California on Friday, May 8.

His cause of death was revealed as heart failure.

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The 59-year-old's death was announced late Friday night by DJ D-Nice during his Club Quarantine series on Instagram Live, and confirmed in a short video posted on the account for Combs's multi-platform music network Revolt TV, where Harrell served as vice-chairman.

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Harrell is pictured with his son, Gianni Credle-Harrell, 25, in a photo dated Feb. 17, 2018. The legendary music executive, who was born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx, New York, is best known for founding Uptown Records, which became one of the most influential and successful hip-hop and R&B labels during the 1990s.

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Mary J Blige was the first female R&B singer signed to Uptown Records. Uptown Records was responsible for the success of stars including Notorious BIG, Jodeci, Guy, and Heavy D and the Boyz.

Harrell was part of the 1980s hip-hop duo Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde alongside Alonzo "Mr. Hyde" Brown. The group was known for its corporate business image and wearing designer suits and ties onstage.

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Harrell, pictured left with Sean "Puffy" Combs (center) and Jay-Z, served as CEO of Motown Records from 1995 until 1997. Through a multimedia deal with MCA Music Entertainment Group, Harrell developed film and television productions, including the movie Strictly Business and FOX's hit police drama series, New York Undercover, which aired from 1994 until 1998.

Uptown also introduced the sub-genre of New Jack Swing, after signing super-producer Teddy Riley of Guy and Blackstreet fame.

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Harrell (front row, 2nd from left) was on hand to celebrate with Riley (in red cap) at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Aug. 16, 2019.

The "No Diggity" hitmaker led the emotional tributes to Harrell, who he last spoke to before his recent Instagram Live showdown with fellow producer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds.

"We've lost one of the greatest mentors in my life," Riley said in a post on the site.

"I'm so happy I got to tell you one hour before the versus Battle, how much I respect and love you, as my big brother and mentor! The pep talk that you've given me right before, felt like the same pep talks that you've given me the beginning of Uptown Records, sleeping on the couch at your office (Brownstone) in BK. You chose me out of all the kids that you could have picked to work with you. I will never forget, all of these cherished moments and I will never forget you!!! I salute you... King of New Jack Swing."

Oscar-winner Viola Davis also honored Harrell, tweeting, "Thank you for the gift of so many incredible artists. Gone too soon."

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A nurse who works at a New York hospital treating coronavirus patients took to YouTube to blow the whistle on "negligent doctors” who she says are "literally murdering" Black people.

According to the CDC, Black people account for 30% of deaths attributed to the virus. New York state has the highest rate of Covid-19 deaths at 19,000+.

But one nurse claims Black people are not dying from Covid-19 -- they are being "murdered" by "negligent" doctors.

Nicole Sirotek, an ICU nurse from Nevada who traveled to NYC to help out on the frontlines, posted a YouTube video describing the "gross negligence and mismanagement" that results in deaths of minority patients daily.

"Nobody cares because they're all minorities," Sirotek said in a video. She said she was once assigned to care for a patient who was already in a body bag.

"They're not dying of Covid. Yes, people are going to die of Covid, I know this, I'm not a new grad student. I am literally saying they're murdering these people. And nobody cares because they're all minorities and we're in the f**king hood and that's not okay."

While nurses are being honored during Nurses Week 2020, which begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, other nurses have come under attack on social media for posting thousands of TikTok videos of themselves dancing and twerking while on duty.

Twitter deleted many of the disgraceful videos that show just how narcissistic the nursing profession has become.


 

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A new study has revealed why morbidly obese people are more at risk for dying from Covid-19.

The study shows morbidly obese people are at high risk of dying from Covid-19 because their fat cells produce more of a protein that the virus needs to infect human cells.

Fat cells express more ACE2 receptors, which doctors say may explain why obese people are more at risk of dying from Covid-19.

The coronavirus attaches to ACE2 receptors that provide pathways into human cells. Researchers and epidemiologists have known for some time that the coronavirus infects people who have more ACE2 receptors. European white women have the least level of ACE2 receptors.

For instance, more men die from coronavirus than women. That is because men express more ACE2 in their testicles. Biological women don't have testicles.

The study collected data from hospitalized patients.

A separate study found that 66% of hospitalized patients were infected while at home on quarantine.

Doctors fear that restrictions such as sheltering at home may cause the infection to spread faster between family members than if they were outdoors.

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli suspended the director of the national health laboratory and ordered an investigation after a goat, sheep and pawpaw (fruit) tested positive for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

Magufuli said on Sunday the tests were "faulty" after samples from the animals and a piece of fruit came back positive.

"This clearly states that it was likely that some people were being tested positive when in fact they are not infected by the coronavirus," Magufuli said. "Are we now supposed to quarantine goats and fruits?"

Magufuli also fired the head of the government Medical Stores Department, which oversees distribution of medical supplies and equipment to government hospitals.

The President's ministry of health sent in the non-human tests, along with false names and ages -- without informing the lab technicians of the samples' origins.

Catherine Sungura, acting head of communications at the ministry of health, said in a statement on Monday the lab director and its quality assurance manager had been immediately suspended "to pave way for the investigation".

As of Monday, Tanzania has confirmed 480 cases of Covid-19 and 18 deaths, according to REUTERS.

Africa has reported the lowest fatalities and cases of Covid-19 as compared to the United States, which also has many questionable Covid-19-related deaths.

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Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory (right), one of the co-founders of the notorious cocaine drug ring Black Mafia Family (BMF), is hoping to leave a federal prison, citing Covid-19 concerns after thousands of inmates fell ill or tested positive for the virus.

Meech's brother Terry Flenory is being released from a federal prison on Tuesday amid the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.

According to the Detroit News, Big Meech also requested a release after 40 federal inmates died of Covid-19 and more than 2,300 prisoners were infected.

Terry Flenory was the brains behind the Black Mafia Family. His brother, Meech, provided the muscle and oversaw distribution along the East coast.

Terry, 50, and Meech, 51, were both sentenced to serve 30 years in federal prison in 2008 for heading a criminal cocaine syndicate with ties to the Mexican cartels during a 15-year crime spree based in Atlanta and California.

The investigation into the brothers and their crime family was launched after bodies began dropping in the streets of Atlanta, including Sean "Puffy" Combs's bodyguard Anthony "Wolf" Jones.

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Jones, 36, died in a hail of bullets outside a Buckhead nightclub following an argument with Meech over a woman in 2003.

Meech was arrested hours later when he sought treatment for a gunshot wound at a north Atlanta hospital after the shootout.

The shootout prompted the Buckhead Coalition to close all nightclubs and bars at 2 a.m.

Once the ordinance went into effect, many Buckhead nightclubs and bars that catered to Black patrons closed their doors permanently.

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Bill Gates says your life will not return to normal until you are inoculated against Covid-19 with his vaccine.

In a new blog post last week, Gates explained everything you need to know about his Covid-19 vaccine.

In March, Gates stepped down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to personally oversee his vaccination program.

In cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) world governments, and pharmaceutical companies, the 64-year-old Microsoft founder plans to roll out 7 billion doses of his vaccine -- enough to vaccinate nearly every man, woman and child on the planet.

New factories will be built to develop and distribute the vaccines to the world. The vaccination effort is funded in part by a $250 million donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Gates is determined to vaccinate the world. He said health care workers would be inoculated first, followed by poor people in low income countries, because they have less access to healthcare.

"Realistically, if we're going to return to normal, we need to develop a safe, effective vaccine. We need to make billions of doses, we need to get them out to every part of the world, and we need all of this to happen as quickly as possible."

And to make sure future generations are vaccinated, the billionaire philanthropist said his vaccines will become a routine part of newborn immunizations.

To confirm that everyone in the world is immunized, Gates proposes invisible ink tattoos or even an implantable chip that will track people who received the vaccines.

The chip would submit someone's updated health and vaccination data into a centralized COV-ID database that will also contain their voter ID information and criminal history.

You could lose your job if you decided not to take the shot or be chipped. As one Redditor explained: "They're going to pressure corporations to require their employees have it."

The vaccine only needs to be 60% effective or usable, Gates says. The vaccine is being fast-tracked and Gates is optimistic that a safe and effective vaccine will be available within 9 months to two years.

Since Gates published his post on Thursday, hundreds of comments from skeptics have been deleted. But a few sarcastic comments remain:

"I am sure Bill has the best interests of everyone at heart and can understand the importance of building confidence through a very public injection of his whole family in a ceremony which will be independently verified, followed by injecting all of the billionaires, leaders of industry and politicians because it is very important that they be protected from infection first."

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A video is going viral on social media. It features a Black woman who claims to be a nurse offering advice to Black people about Covid-19.

She says most Black people who die from Covid-19 have strokes (lack of blood flow to the brain) or blood clots in their lungs and extremities.

She claims most of her Black male patients who come to the ER aren't complaining of a fever or cough. She says they are suffering from "malaise" or a generalized weakness and pain in the extremities.

The woman advises people who suspect they may have deep vein thrombosis (DVT) to get up and walk.

Walking is appropriate after you have been successfully treated for DVT, and only on the advice of your doctor.

Telling someone who suspects they may have deep vein thrombosis to get up and walk is dangerous advice. Standing up and walking will only aggravate the condition, and sometimes results in immediate death.

That is because the blood clot is stable in the leg while you are seated or immobile. But if you stand up and walk, the clot may break off and travel up your leg to your lungs or heart.

DVT is sometimes caused by inactivity or sitting on a sofa for long hours without walking or exercising.

The increase in strokes (lack of blood flow to the brain) or DVT is probably due in part to people sitting at home watching the news all day on TV and not exercising (sedentary lifestyle).

If you have unexplained pain and swelling in your lower legs or arms, the skin feels hot to the touch, and you have a positive Homan's sign (Google it), call your doctor or healthcare provider or go to the emergency room.

Be careful following bad advice on the Internet. Much if it is spread by agents of misinformation who target the Black community.

Remember to wash your hands frequently and don't touch your face.