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The mask hysteria that has gripped parts of the U.S. has extended to Jamaica.

Reggae dancehall legend Buju Banton triggered two of his daughters by urging Jamaicans to ditch face masks.

According to Urban Islandz, Buju's daughter Jodian Myrie took to Twitter on Thursday, Oct. 22, to criticize her own father for choosing not to wear masks.

"Let us all as Jamaicans play our part in flattening this curve by continuing to wear our masks and practicing social distancing!" she tweeted. "Follow the protocols set in place to protect not only your life, but the life of your loved ones."

Buju's other daughter, Abihail Myrie, also tweeted, "So anyway y'all wear your masks!!!"

The blatant disrespect angered Buju's concubine, Tasha Rodney, criminal defense attorney. Jamaicans are very big on respecting elders and particularly showing obedience to one's father.

"Go study your books and stop allowing them to use you to tear down your father," Tasha wrote.

Abihail responded: "If it is that you were studying yours enough you wouldn't be on twitter.com advertising your ignorance. It's a shame. Wear a mask, certified rebel."

Tasha reminded Buju's ungrateful daughter that she paid her college tuition and other expenses.

"You are the one showing your ignorance. Those who want to wear masks are doing so. Before you disrespect me, please send me back every dollar I ever sent you. Please and thanks. By the time I was your age, I already had a degree and was working on my second one but carryon."

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Abihail replied in the third person: "Whatever monies you think you have sent Abihail Myrie please post those as opposed to old photo memories you so sadly hold on to. I guess with all those degrees you still couldn't calculate not to sleep with a married man who at the time had 13 kids and counting."

She continued: "I hope the second degree made a difference with your life choices. And let's not get carried away here. A degree at 20? Carryon."

"Yes dear. I had a degree at 20," Tasha wrote, defending her concubine status. "Don't worry about my life choices. You and your mother are still hurt that she couldn't hold him. Don't be upset with me. Be upset with him [crying laughing emojis]."

Abihail was livid at the mention of her mom by one of her father's mistresses.

"My mom??? From mask to man. Your bitterness is showing. You were oh so praying for a man you thought you'd have when he got here you were the one who had to eat all of your unwanted kids. Using all the money you have to pay mortgage for his house that you've never even been to...

"moved all your shit here in jamaica thinking when he got here he would've moved in with you and he didn't even visit you. Defending a man that doesn't even want you. Be blessed, champion [crying laughing emojis]."

"Rude as hell. I don't even argue on here," Abihail continued. "But don't think you're gonna talk down to me AND mention my good good mom and i not say anything. Go roun gyal. Not one of his wh*res arguing with me."

"I'm not Buju's b*tch dear," said Tasha. "And unlike your mother, I never needed him to give me a dime."

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The entire thread was deleted on Twitter. It is beneath the dignity of Jamaicans to argue about personal drama on social media.

Los Angeles-based physician Dr. Simone Gold agrees with Buju that masks do not work against a coronavirus. Watch the video below.
 

 

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Miami police escorted an unruly passenger off a Delta flight after she slapped a flight attendant who asked her to wear a mask.

The flight from Miami to Atlanta was preparing to take off when the altercation occurred in front of shocked passengers.

Other passengers filmed the incident and shared the footage on social media.

The video shows the flight attendant asking the female passenger and her boyfriend to buckle up and wear their face masks in accordance with local ordinances.

But the passenger refused to put on her face mask which was hanging under her chin. The passenger's boyfriend tried to hold her back after she slapped the flight attendant in the face.

Other passengers stood up and intervened in the argument, separating the two women.

The footage shows Miami police escorting the couple off the plane moments later. The flight was delayed for 4 hours.

"The police have boarded the aircraft. The passenger does now seem to be leaving," said Katty Kay, a journalist with BBC News, who was on the flight. "The @Delta flight attendants handled it with remarkable patience and good humor," she tweeted.

There have been numerous altercations over airline passengers refusing to wear face masks amid the weakening pandemic.

A recent study by the CDC shows 74% of people who always wear face masks were infected with Covid-19. The same study shows only 12% of people who never wear face masks were infected.
 

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A judge has ruled that a Miami strip club can keep its doors open past Miami-Dade County's "illegal" Covid-19 curfew.

Tootsie's strip club in Miami Gardens won a civil case that was closely watched by other local business owners who were forced to close amid the fading Covid-19 pandemic.

Tootsie's will be allowed to stay open past the county's Covid-19 curfew nearly three months after the curfew was put in place.

Miami-Dade County ordered all non-essential businesses to close at 11 p.m. to stop the spread of the weakening coronavirus.

Tootsie's filed a lawsuit, and last week, Judge Beatrice Butchko ruled that Tootsie's can remain open all night because of Gov. Ron DeSantis' statewide executive order that slaps down local mandates such as face masks and lockdowns.

"The Miami-Dade curfew orders conflict with [DeSantis' executive order] because they prohibit Tootsie's from operating; they prohibit employees and contractors from working; and they reduce capacity to zero for the entire time subject to the curfew," Butchko wrote in her ruling.

Broward County Mayor Dale Holness also imposed a similar order to close all businesses at 11 p.m.

Nightclub owners in Broward County demanded answers from Mayor Holness, who said businesses would still have to shut down at 11 p.m.

Strip clubs are considered essential businesses because they provide a much-needed outlet to release pent-up sexual tension in the male species.

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President Donald Trump was front and center in the pews during a mask-free service at a non-denominational church in Las Vegas on Sunday.

President Trump attended church service at the International Church of Las Vegas, where he pulled out a wad of bills and placed the cash in a collection plate.

Pastor Paul Marc Goulet thanked Trump for helping the church open its door during the fading coronavirus pandemic.

"He gave the church back a voice. He's given a voice to the unborn," Goulet said, as parishioners gave Trump a standing ovation.

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Trump attended the indoor service on Sunday morning alongside close aides Hope Hicks, Kayleigh McEnany and Dan Scavino. None of the four wore masks and there were only a handful of mask wearers in the crowd.

The president recently recovered from a coronavirus infection and he is now fully immune to the virus.

McEnany and Hicks both tested positive for the coronavirus a few days before Trump, the first lady Melania, and their son Barron, 14, tested positive.

All have fully recovered, and all are immune to Covid-19.

Hours before Trump attended the church service, Twitter flagged an anti-mask tweet by Scott Atlas, a member of the White House coronavirus task force.

"Masks work? NO," Atlas tweeted Saturday with a link to an article that confirms masks are ineffective against a virus. "LA, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, Phlippnes [sic], UK, Spain, Israel."

The tweet was deleted by Twitter for violating the social media site's "misleading information" policy, a spokesperson confirmed to the Daily News on Sunday.

A recent study by the CDC shows masks are ineffective against the virus.

According to the study, 85% of people who "always" or "sometimes" wore masks were infected -- while only 12% of people who "never" wear masks were infected.

The CDC has since pushed back against their own findings by claiming some of the people who "always" wore masks removed their masks to eat in restaurants.

The CDC seems to suggest that mask wearers should never remove their masks even to eat. The CDC stated that restaurants "are locations where even mask users become vulnerable by dropping their guard to exposure."

But in an email to WCNC News' VERIFY team, a CDC spokesperson stated mask wearing is not intended to protect the wearer from a virus.

"CDC guidance on masks has clearly stated that wearing a mask is intended to protect other people in case the mask wearer is infected. At no time has CDC guidance suggested that mask[s] were intended to protect individual wearers."

This is just another example of the CDC sending mixed messages to the public. If masks are not intended to protect wearers, why does the CDC urge healthy people to wear masks?

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Cops raided the set of singer Dua Lipa's upcoming music video after concerned locals reported the star for violating lockdown rules.

According to British tabloid The Sun, the "New Rules" star was accompanied by a large crew on the set in Shoreditch, east London, on Wednesday night.

According to onlookers, Dua and her crew didn't adhere to social distancing regulations.

"Dua and her entourage were having the time of their lives, but for those living around them it was a nightmare," the locals said. "It looked as though the people on the shoot were breaking rules and social distancing was totally out of the question.


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"There were extras and what appeared to be dancers swarming around. Some people looked as though they were drinking too, so it ended up being quite rowdy," the source added.

"People in the area are respecting the law, so to see a pop star openly break it was poor form. Someone called the police. It was late at night and deserted there but, ultimately, it's a smack in the face for locals who had to listen to it going on."

It's not the first time the artist has been criticized for not following coronavirus rules. In August, the "Physical" hitmaker came under fire for attending a large social gathering in California during the pandemic.

Dua, a 25-year-old Libra, worked as a waitress in London while living on her own at age 15. She gained fame by posting cover songs on YouTube.

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The two-time Grammy winner began dating Anwar Hadid, Bella and Gigi's little brother, in 2019. Anwar and Dua are seen strolling in Soho in New York City on September 29, 2020.

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Senator Kamala Harris canceled her travel plans after two campaign staffers tested positive for Covid-19.

The vice presidential candidate was not in close contact with either of the two infected staffers.

Her campaign made the decision to cancel her travel plans "out of an abundance of caution and in line with [the] campaign's commitment to the highest levels of precaution."

The news comes a day after presidential candidate Joe Biden called a press lid to avoid questions about a bombshell email leak that compromised his son, Hunter Biden.

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Some of the emails conflict with denials Joe Biden made saying he never met with officials at a Ukraine gas company that hired Hunter Biden and paid him $50,000 a month.

In one email dated 2015, a Burisma official thanked Hunter for arranging a meeting with his father, Joe, then-vice president for Barack Obama.

But Biden's camp claimed there was no such meeting on Biden's "official” schedule for that time period.

After the email leaked on Wednesday, Biden's camp released a statement admitting for the first time that Biden "probably" met with the official.

Some 40,000 emails and thousands of text messages were found on the hard drive of a laptop computer at a repair shop in Delaware in 2019.

When the laptop's owner missed the 90-day deadline to pick up the laptop, it became the property of the repair shop. The shop owner turned the hard drive over to the FBI, but he never heard back from them.

Fearing a coverup at the federal level, the shop owner contacted President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani, who leaked the emails and explicit photos to the New York Post.

Former vice president Biden is still expected to participate in Thursday's town hall event on ABC News.

His campaign is furious that President Trump's town hall event will air at the same time, 8 p.m. ET Thursday on NBC.

Trump is expected to discuss the damaging emails found on Hunter Biden's laptop.

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First Lady Melania Trump revealed her son Barron, 14, tested negative for Covid-19 after first testing positive.

President Trump announced he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus on Oct. 1. But Barron and his siblings reportedly tested negative.

The first lady revealed her son Barron's positive test in a statement posted on Whitehouse.gov, titled "My personal experience with COVID-19."

"It was two weeks ago when I received the diagnosis that so many Americans across our country and the world had already received - I tested positive for COVID-19. To make matters worse, my husband, and our nation's Commander-in-Chief, received the same news."

She continued: "Naturally my mind went immediately to our son. To our great relief he tested negative, but again, as so many parents have thought over the past several months, I couldn't help but think 'what about tomorrow or the next day?'. My fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive."

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Melania was relieved that her 6-foot-5 teenager experienced no symptoms.

"Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms. In one way I was glad the three of us went through this at the same time so we could take care of one another and spend time together. He has since tested negative."

Melania went on to say she experienced "minimal symptoms, though they hit me all at once and it seemed to be a roller coaster of symptoms in the days after. I experienced body aches, a cough and headaches, and felt extremely tired most of the time."

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President Trump was treated with antibodies and a steroid at Walter Reed Medical Center. But Mrs. Trump chose a "more natural route ... opting more for vitamins and healthy food."

The first lady encouraged Americans to "continue to live the healthiest life they can. A balanced diet, fresh air, and vitamins really are vital to keep our bodies healthy."

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President Donald Trump considered wearing a Superman t-shirt to celebrate defeating the coronavirus after testing positive for Covid-19.

While Democrats and liberals wished death on the president, he was reportedly on the phone with aides floating the idea of pulling a stunt on the American people.

The New York Times reported on Saturday that Trump wanted to trick the American people upon being discharged from the hospital on Monday, Oct. 5.

"In several phone calls last weekend from the presidential suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Mr. Trump shared an idea he was considering: When he left the hospital, he wanted to appear frail at first when people saw him, but underneath his button-down dress shirt, he would wear a Superman T-shirt, which he would reveal as a symbol of strength ... He ultimately did not go ahead with the stunt."

New York Times reporter Thomas L. Friedman wrote an op-ed entitled, "Trump's not Superman. He's Superspeader."

But Trump's loyal supporters do see him as Superman, the embodiment of heroism fighting for truth, justice, and the American way.

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An update by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggests wearing masks or face coverings increases your risk of contracting Covid-19.

According to an update on the CDC website, in the 14 days before illness onset, 85% of case-patients and 88% of control-participants reported often or always using cloth face coverings or other mask types when in public.

In the 14 days before illness onset, 71% of case-patients and 74% of control-participants reported ALWAYS using cloth face coverings or other mask types when in public.

Only 12% of control-participants reported never wearing a mask before Covid-19 illness onset.

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All disposable masks are "single use" only and should be discarded after 2 hours because the moisture from your breath renders masks ineffective.

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The latest statistics confirm what U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said about face masks in February.

Dr. Adams previously said the public should not wear masks to protect against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease because masks offered little protection against a virus.

"Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!" Adams tweeted on Feb. 29.

The WHO, the CDC and NIH's Dr. Anthony Fauci also strongly discouraged wearing masks as not useful for the public.

Dr. Adams changed his tune months later. He encouraged Americans to wear a mask to stop the spread of the coronavirus — insisting the face coverings don't infringe on Americans' "freedom".

Adams was not wearing a mask in August when he and another man were cited for trespassing in a park in Hawaii that was closed.

Adams, 46, was with his personal assistant, Dennis Anderson-Villaluz, a 37-year-old dietician with the U.S. Health Dept. The two men were "taking pictures" inside the rural park.

People who are most at risk for contracting Covid-19 include those with preexisting conditions such as cardiac problems, hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), immunodeficiency (HIV), psychiatric condition, diabetes, or obesity.

There are other risks associated with prolonged use of face masks by the public.

One doctor said he expects to see a huge spike in throat and lung cancers from breathing in the "resins" and other chemicals that coat face masks.

Consult an attorney if you are sickened by Covid-19 after wearing a mask or if you are diagnosed with throat or lung cancer.

You will need a diagnosis of a mask-related disorder in order to collect damages in a lawsuit.

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After failing to get President Trump out of office since 2016, Nancy Pelosi plans to use the nuclear option to remove him before the elections.

Pelosi says Congress will discuss using the 25th Amendment powers to remove Trump from office amid unfounded fears that a steroid treatment he received for Covid-19 turned him into a raving maniac.

In addition to experimental antibody drugs by Regeneron and an antiviral drug called remdesivir, Trump also received dexamethasone, a potent steroid that suppresses inflammation in the lungs.

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The Democrats and their allies in the news media claim the steroid treatment caused Trump to become aggressive and affected his mental health.

Some side effects of dexamethasone include aggression, anxiety, irritability, mental depression, mood changes and trouble thinking, according to the Mayo Clinic.

But those side effects are rare. As a RN who has administered dexamethasone and Prednisone (as well as other steroids) to hundreds of patients - including children - since 1987, I personally have never witnessed those side effects in any of my patients.

The Democrats seem desperate to remove Trump from office despite national polls saying Biden has a double digit lead over Trump.

Their own internal polls tell a different story. For example, Trump's approval among Black men has jumped to 45% from just 8% in 2016. And Trump enjoys substantial support among the Hispanic community.

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President Donald Trump says he will drop out of the second debate with Democratic candidate Joe Biden if the debate goes virtual.

Trump plans to hold a rally instead of participating in the debate scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15 in Miami, Florida.

The debate commission announced the 2nd debate would be held virtually due to the President's positive Covid-19 test on Oct. 1.

Calling the idea of a virtual debate "ridiculous", Trump told the Mornings with Maria show, "I'm not going to waste my time on a virtual debate."

After the interview, the Trump campaign issued a statement calling members of the debate commission "swamp creatures" who were trying to help Biden.

"Here are the facts: President Trump will have posted multiple negative [Covid-19] tests prior to the debate, so there is no need for this unilateral declaration," the campaign said. "The safety of all involved can easily be achieved without canceling a chance for voters to see both candidates go head to head. We'll pass on this sad excuse to bail out Joe Biden and do a rally instead."

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Trump's two eldest sons expressed outrage at the idea of a virtual debate.

Donald Trump Jr. (right) called the move "such bulls***", while Eric Trump (left) said, "Biden's mouth is watering at the notion of a virtual debate - he will have 12 teleprompters and 14 campaign staffers holding flash cards on the other side of that camera!"

The Republican mayor of Miami said President Trump shouldn't attend the debate with Biden if Trump is still testing positive for Covid-19.

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Yesterday, my post about President Trump achieving immunity against Covid-19 touched a nerve in some of my readers who decided to challenge my knowledge of immunity and antibodies.

In this post I will try to address some of the misconceptions and misinformation expressed in my comments section.
 

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This comment is incorrect. You can't have immunity without antibodies. The two fit together like a hand in glove. Immunity simply means the antibodies will recognize Covid-19 and kill it if it tries to re-infect the body. This protection can last for months or a lifetime.
 

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Someone can be immune and still test positive if the virus is in his body at the time of the test. If you've ever had a cold caused by a coronavirus in your lifetime, you are likely immune to Covid-19. You won't show symptoms (asymptomatic), but you will still test positive for Covid-19.
 

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Asymptomatic means you are infected with the virus but you don't get sick (no symptoms). Immunity means you have the antibodies against the virus, so you won't get sick if you are infected.
 

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This is incorrect. Millions of people have developed antibodies and immunity against the coronavirus. Their serum contains antibodies and doctors use their serum to transfer immunity to others. The CDC and Dr. Fauci have released a lot of misinformation about Covid-19.
 

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It is not necessary to receive treatment in order to become immune. If your immune system is healthy it will develop antibodies to attack an invading virus and prevent that same virus from infecting you again.
 

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What you quoted doesn't specify immunity. But your definition for immunity explains why antibodies are necessary for immunity. Trump's doctor said he has antibodies to the coronavirus. That means Trump has developed antibodies to give him immunity (long-term protection) against Covid-19.
 

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People diagnosed with HIV or AIDS are in the high-risk category for Covid-19. They are not immune to Covid-19. Coronavirus can be suppressed and destroyed by a healthy immune system. But the HIV virus attacks and destroys the immune system before it can put up a fight.

Antiviral or antiretroviral drugs slow the progression of HIV to AIDS by preventing HIV from attaching to and entering white blood cells (WBCs) of the immune system. If the HIV virus can't enter cells, then it can't destroy the immune system and it can't replicate (make copies of itself).

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U.S. leader Donald Trump has miraculously beaten COVID-19 and he is now immune to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to his doctor.

The President and his wife Melania tested positive for the virus on Thursday, Oct. 1, and he was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland late Friday after experiencing mild flu-like symptoms. He spent three days receiving treatment at the hospital and returned to the White House on Monday.

On Wednesday, Trump's physician, Dr. Sean Conley, revealed the President continues to show no symptoms of COVID-19 and also appears to have antibodies for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease.

Antibodies are proteins produced by the body's immune system that bind to specific invaders (virus) and removes them from the body.

"The President this morning says, 'I feel great!'" Dr. Conley explained in an official statement to the media on Wednesday. "His physical exam and vital signs, including oxygen saturation and respiratory rate, all remain stable and in normal range.

"He's now been fever-free for more than 4 days, symptom-free for over 24 hours, and has not needed nor received any supplemental oxygen since initial hospitalization."

Trump remains in isolation in the residence of the White House and he has assured his supporters he will be back on the campaign trail and debating Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Miami, Florida next week.

Biden told reporters he believes Trump should cancel their next debate in Miami if he still tests positive for the coronavirus.
 

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Cynthia Bailey is eager to begin her journey as a newlywed for the second time.

The 53-year-old Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member will tie the knot with her fiancé Mike Hill, who is a sportscaster for Fox Sports.

It will be Bailey’s second marriage after her disastrous first marriage to confidence artist Peter Thomas in 2010.

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Invited guests include RHOA cast mates Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore and former RHOA cast mate Eva Marcille, who will all serve as bridesmaids.

Ex-RHOA cast member NeNe Leakes is also invited, but according to Page Six, she failed to RSVP by press time.

Bailey defended invited so many guests to her extravagant wedding and she detailed the safety preparations amid the slowing coronavirus pandemic.

Bailey told Page Six she established strict Covid-19 protocols for her wedding which takes place on Oct. 10 at the Governors Towne Club in Acworth, Ga., about 27 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Her 250 guests will wear full protective gear and there will be hand washing stations. She said security will eject guests who can't be bothered to wear PPE.

"If anyone doesn't adhere to the rules, then they're just going to be asked to leave," Bailey said. "We're taking this seriously, we want to protect ourselves and our guests."

"We have so many rules and regulations in play, I'm surprised anyone is coming," Bailey said. "We have sanitizing stations, we have an actual basin to wash your hands in before you enter the venue, we have temperature checks and the way the venue is set up, you can be indoors or outdoors the entire time if you want to."

She continued, "We set up the food stations taking all of this into consideration, and you don't have to sit at a table with people you don't know, you can kind of move around. It's a huge space, so you can be as far away from people as you want while still feeling connected to the ceremony."
 

 

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When Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West exchanged vows, she promised to care for her estranged husband in sickness and in health.

Years later, she did just that when Kanye came down with the flu-like coronavirus.

Kim covers the premiere issue of GRAZIA magazine. She tells the publication about Kanye's "scary" experience with the virus.

"Kanye had it way at the beginning, when nobody really knew what was going on," she said. "It was so scary and unknown. I had my four babies and no one else in the house to help."

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The reality TV star said she went to Kanye's Wyoming ranch to care for the ailing music producer during his illness, adding that "changing his sheets with gloves and a face shield was really a scary time."

"I had to go and change his sheets and help him get out of bed when he wasn't feeling good. It was a challenge because it was so unknown," Kim explained.

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Kim and Kanye have lived in separate states for at least two years. But Kim flew to her estranged husband's bedside to help him get back on his feet.

Kanye told Forbes in July that his flu-like symptoms included "chills" and "shaking in bed" from a high fever.

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He also watched videos "telling me what I'm supposed to do to get over it," he said.

"I remember someone had told me [rapper] Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can't be sicker than me."

Kim added that she believes the slowing pandemic is God's way of telling Mother Earth to take a break.

"I'm the type of person that respects the process, that respects what's going on in the world," she said. "Maybe our planet needed a break."