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Experts say people younger than age 50 should be allowed to leave their homes amid the coronavirus lockdowns.

People over 50 should be quarantined in their homes or face fines if they can't prove their age while out and about.

A Warwick University study found that a "rolling age-release strategy" was the best option to ease the quarantine restrictions and allow people to return to work.

The strategy is based on the high percentage of deaths among coronavirus victims older than 50. The study's author wrote that police should be given powers to fine people if they can't prove their age.

The study, based on Chinese data, said adults over 50 would be allowed out of their homes when a vaccine becomes available next year.

"Our risk graphs... show very clearly that younger people are at far less risk of dying from COVID-19 than older citizens," said Andrew Oswald, a professor at Warwick.

"Any lockdown release policy that does not design itself around this "Age gradient" in human coronavirus risk will have dangerous consequences," he said.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom is set to close all beaches and state parks in response to crowded beaches in Orange County.

Newsom is expected to make the announcement Thursday, according to NBCLA. The governor lashed out at images of sunbathers crowding Southern California beaches in his news conference on Monday.

The order will go into effect on Friday, May 1, and there is no indication how long the beaches and parks will be closed.

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Thousands of sunbathers have gathered at beaches and parks in violation of Newsom's shelter-in-place orders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

About 80,000 people crowded the sandy shores of Newport Beach from Friday to Sunday, leading to an emergency city council meeting, NBCLA reported.

On Tuesday, the Newport Beach City Council voted against a proposal that would have shut down the city's beaches for the next three weekends.

Some California law enforcement officials have said they will not enforce Newsom's restrictive shelter-in-place order, as they believe it is a violation of Constitutional rights.

Democratic government officials have been overly aggressive in their response to the coronavirus, particularly since the public now believes the pandemic is not as deadly as health officials claimed it would be.

Many say the death tolls have been padded with non-Covid-19-related deaths.

Some state officials have removed hundreds of people from Covid-19 death counts after coroners and physicians complained about irregularities.

Many Americans believe the coronavirus has been politicized by Democrats who are desperate to put mail-in ballots in the hands of every American.

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Vice President Mike Pence declined to wear a face mask during a tour of the Mayo Clinic, disregarding the famous Minnesota clinic's face mask policy.

News footage shows a maskless Pence surrounded by Mayo Clinic staffers wearing masks. After the tour, the Mayo Clinic tweeted that Pence was informed of the masking policy prior to his arrival. That tweet has since been deleted.

Pence's refusal to don a mask renewed public speculation that a Covid-19 vaccine exists. But Pence explained to reporters that he and President Trump are regularly tested for the coronavirus.

"As Vice President of the United States I'm tested for the coronavirus on a regular basis," he said, "and everyone who is around me is tested for the coronavirus. And since I don't have the coronavirus, I thought it'd be a good opportunity for me to be here, to be able to speak to these researchers, these incredible health care personnel, and look them in the eye and say thank you."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised the public to wear face masks to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. But President Trump declared the CDC suggestion is not mandatory and that he would not wear a mask.

COVID-19 causes mild symptoms or no symptoms in most healthy adults. The virus causes acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses such as respiratory and heart problems, HIV/AIDS, obesity, and smokers.
 

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Chicago police followed through on their threat to cite the building owner where a house party was attended by an estimated 1,000 young people amid the Covid-19 lockdown on Saturday.

According to TMZ.com, city officials levied fines against the property owner, and also cited her for disorderly conduct for violating the city's stay-at-home order.

The amount of the fines will be determined at a later date, as the courthouse is closed during the lockdown.

A city alderman said the property owner is now "on notice".

The adult child of the owner reportedly had keys to the building and disabled the alarm to hold the party, which was advertised on social media.

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Chicago police busted up the party and a similar event nearby. No arrests were made at either location.

Cell phone videos from both parties show hundreds of young folk commingling in close proximity in violation of social distancing rules.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Democrat, reacted angrily to the video footage on Monday, saying those responsible for throwing the party would be held accountable.

"What happened in that scene was just foolish and reckless," Lightfoot said. "There's got to be a level of personal responsibility for that. Millennials aren't children."
 

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U.S. doctors have started prescribing hormone replacement therapy for men after learning that men are more likely to die from Covid-19 than women.

The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 uses ACE2 (Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2) as a pathway to enter human cells. ACE2 is expressed in the lungs, kidneys, and testicles.

Doctors are hoping estrogen will help protect men from the virus. Estrogen is naturally present in the blood of both sexes, but women have much higher levels of the sex hormone than men for the purpose of reproduction and carrying a baby to term.

According to the NY Times, two clinical trials are currently underway to determine whether dosing men with female sex hormones will protect them from the virus.

Last week, doctors on Long Island started treating male Covid-19 patients with Estradiol to boost their immune systems.

Los Angeles doctors will begin treating Covid-19 patients next week, according to the Times.

"There's a striking difference between the number of men and women in the intensive care unit, and men are clearly doing worse," said Dr. Sara Ghandehari, a pulmonologist at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

She said 75 percent of Cedars-Sinai's Covid-19 patients on ventilators are men.

Dr. Ghandehari said pregnant women, who have high levels of estrogen and progesterone, tend to have mild symptoms.

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Two California doctors are sounding the alarm about forced quarantining healthy people. Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi say quarantines are causing more harm than good amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The doctors say quarantines are no longer necessary because the coronavirus is statistically no different from the flu.

The doctors, who own seven Accelerated Urgent Care facilities in Kern County, California, held a press conference to explain their data to local media.

Both doctors say the death rates for Covid-19 are similar to those for the flu -- and there is no justification to continue sheltering in place.

Using data gathered at their facilities and their medical knowledge, the doctors concluded Covid-19 "did not produce a statistically different number of deaths" than the influenza virus. That's the bottom line," said Erickson.

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The doctors say sick people or vulnerable populations should be quarantined and that keeping people indoors prohibits herd immunity and can actually compromise the immune system in otherwise healthy people.

Dr. Erickson explained that the human immune system is actually developed by multiple exposure to pathogens.

Herd immunity, also called population immunity or community immunity, protects against infectious diseases that occur when a large percentage of the population has become immune to an infection, whether through previous vaccinations or through regular exposure to viruses and bacteria.

The physicians say herd immunity can't form if the majority of healthy people stay indoors. Herd immunity also increases good bacteria that helps us fight off infections.

The combination of reducing regular exposure to pathogens in the community and lowering the good bacteria that helps us fight infections is concerning to both doctors.

The physicians say Covid-19 guidelines are not backed by science, but rather by politics. The highest death rates are in Democratic-controlled states, leading to suspicions that the death rates are being padded for political or financial gain.

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Dr. Erickson explained that the vast majority of people are dying with Covid-19, not from Covid-19.

He hit back at reporters who challenged his data, saying reporters are being paid while their fellow citizens are losing their jobs.

Multiple states have plans to reopen within the next few weeks. But that didn't keep thousands of citizens from hitting the beaches for fun and sun over the weekend.

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Florida beaches were packed with sunbathers who ignored the news media and Democratic fear mongers. Some say they are safer outdoors in the sunlight than indoors in the dark.

Last week, President Trump touted the beneficial effects of sunlight that has been proven to kill the Covid-19 virus within minutes.
 

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tripled the number of signs and symptoms for Covid-19.

The original symptoms included fever, coughing and shortness of breath. The new symptoms include muscle pain, headache, shaking chills, sore throat and loss of taste or smell. The symptoms appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

A rare sign usually seen among the elderly population is reddened eyes, pink eye or eye irritation and itching.

Many adults report a loss of taste or smell. There are enough reports of this symptom to add it to the original list.

"If you have a sudden change in taste or smell... this may be the initial marker, so you would not want to be spreading it," said a CDC researcher.

The CDC warns that older adults over 50 and those with underlying, preexisting conditions such as diabetes, COPD, heart problems, HIV/AIDS, obesity, and asthma continue to be at high risk for Covid-19.

98% of people who test positive for Covid-19 recover after showing no symptoms or mild to moderate symptoms.

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Fox News' Chief White House correspondent sparked a firestorm of controversy when he was caught on a hot mic discussing the coronavirus with a photographer who joked that all White House reporters were vaccinated against Covid-19.

The Covid-19 vaccine is a controversial subject since the vaccine is being developed by eugenist billionaire Bill Gates.

The incident happened on Tuesday, April 21, when Roberts and New York Times photographer Doug Mills were caught on a hot microphone prior to the start of Tuesday's White House coronavirus press briefing.

Roberts reassured Mills that the COVID-19 death toll may be lower than previously estimated.

"You can take off the mask," Roberts told Mills. "The case fatality rate is like 0.1 to 0.3, according to USC," Roberts said, referring to a case study in California that showed the infection rate was much higher than previous estimates.

Mills responded, "Is it really?" He then asked Roberts if the coronavirus was a hoax. Roberts replied that he didn't believe it was a hoax.

"That's reassuring," said Mills, who added, "Everybody here's been vaccinated anyway."

The hot mic audio spread like wildfire on social media, as angry citizens accused the media and the elites of hoarding the Covid-19 vaccines for themselves. The backlash forced Roberts to deny there was any vaccine.

"There is NO vaccine. And it is NOT a hoax," he tweeted on Wednesday.

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Rapper Fred the Godson has passed away after a brief battle with the coronavirus, his collaborator Jaquae confirmed on Thursday. He was 35.

Fred was best known as part of XXL magazine's freshmen class of 2011. He was featured on the 2011 XXL Freshmen cover alongside aspiring rappers Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller and Meek Mill.

The rapper first broke the news that he was infected with the virus in a post on his Instagram account on April 6. "I'm in here with this Corvus 19 shit! [sic] Please keep me in y'all prayers!!!! ... #godisgreat." he wrote.
 

On April 22, the rapper's wife, Lee Ann Jemmott, said he was on a ventilator, but he was improving.

"Fred is currently in the ICU," she wrote on April 8.

"He is Cov-19 positive on a ventilator. However, he is progressing! He went in having difficulty breathing on Monday evening (April 6). Tuesday morning (April 7), I received a call he was not going to make it because his lungs were not working. He was then put on a ventilator, and as of today, the doctors already weaned him down from 100 percent [oxygen] to 40 percent [oxygen] support of ventilation."

She added: "Fred is going to make it. God is good!"

Jemmott further stated he began dialysis because his kidneys were failing although there was no sign of a kidney infection.

Covid-19 affects people with underlying or preexisting medical conditions such as diabetes, COPD, asthma, or HIV/AIDS. The virus also affects the elderly, obese people, and smokers.

ACE2 (Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2) is the entry pathway for the coronavirus into the body. The virus needs ACE2 to enter human cells and replicate. The protein ACE2 is highly expressed in kidneys cells and testicles. This is why males are affected more by coronavirus than females. People with high levels of ACE2 are also affected disproportionately.
 

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Pranksters responded to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's social distance violator snitch line by flooding the line with penis pictures and other obscene imagery.

The Democratic mayor called for citizens to report violators by texting pictures of people who were not social distancing to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

But outraged residents who believe de Blasio overstepped his authority flooded the line with obscene photos and images comparing de Blasio to Hitler. They also posted photos of the mayor going to the gym to workout while New Yorkers are forced to stay home.

Other images included pictures of extended middle fingers and photos of the mayor accidentally dropping the Staten Island groundhog on Groundhog Day.

One user wrote: "We will fight this tyrannical overreaction!"

Another caller left a message saying de Blasio was spotted performing oral sex on someone "in an alleyway behind the 7-11" early Sunday.

"He looked at me and coofed in my direction," the caller said.

According to the Urban Dictionary, "coof" is a slang term for coughing while infected with Covid-19.

The NY Post reports the snitch line has since been shut down.

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An Air Force veteran and his life partner died just two days apart after both were diagnosed with coronavirus.

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on the Black and LGBQ communities.

Phillip Tsai-Brooks, 42, and his life partner Anthony Brooks, 52, died just two days apart at Methodist Hospital Metropolitan.

Anthony, an Air Force veteran, fell ill first after returning home to San Antonio, Texas from an out-of-town trip. Phillip, who owned a hair salon, got sick days later.

According to Express News, Phillip's doctor thought he had a bad reaction to a whooping cough vaccination. He was sent home on medication on March 20. But on his second visit to the hospital on March 26, his health took a turn for the worse and he was admitted to the hospital.

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Phillip (left) updated his social media followers on his health status. He was confident he would be released in a couple of days.

"Back in the ER.. oxygen super low. Heart rate low. Shortness [of] breath vomiting blood pressure high fever 102.9," Phillip wrote on Facebook.

He added: "Update: I tested positive for corona. Be here for a couple of days.. then quarantine 14 day."

Anthony was diagnosed with coronavirus after he fell ill with pneumonia, but he refused to go to the hospital. Anthony's mother had died in January and his father passed away in March, according to London's DailyMail.com.

"Despite multiple attempts to get Tony to go to the ER, he refused to go," Phillip's brother, Robert Tsai, told Express News. "I don't know if he thought he could fight through his symptoms."

Anthony was found unconscious at his home on March 31. He joined Phillip in the intensive care unit at Northeast Baptist Hospital and both were transferred to the ICU at Methodist Hospital and placed on ventilators.

"Both were on ventilators and were given the hydroxychloroquine cocktail," said Robert, referring to the drugs Plaquenil and Azythromycin.

Anthony, the sickest of the two, was hooked up to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine, a type of life support machine that bypasses the lungs to deliver oxygenated blood directly to the heart and remove carbon dioxide.

At the same time Phillip's health seemed to improve. He was sitting up in his hospital bed and chatting with his family when he suddenly had trouble breathing.

"A bit later, Phil's heart stopped," said Robert. "They tried for 38 minutes to resuscitate him, but weren't able to do so."

Anthony was given a blood plasma transfusion before he passed away two days later. He wasn't aware his life partner had died before him.

Now Anthony's brother-in-laws are left to plan funerals for both of them.

They broke the news to their mother, Pacita, who lived with the couple in their Texas home. She is under quarantine after she fell ill with COVID-19.

"It's very hard," Phillip's brother Alfred told Express News. "We had to arrange for my other brothers that live in San Antonio to stand outside the house while we tell her the news. That's the heartbreaking side. We can't go in. My brothers can't go in and comfort her. She's standing in the doorway crying."

Alfred said the couple had traveled the world and took his mother Pacita everywhere with them.

COVID-19 causes mild symptoms or no symptoms in most healthy adults. The virus causes acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses such as respiratory and heart problems, HIV/AIDS, obesity, and smokers.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands
2. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional

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The Department of Justice is not playing with blue states that refuse to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Governors in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee have vowed to reopen their states by Friday, April 24. Texas reopened on Monday, April 20. But Democratic governors and mayors are still resistant to reopening.

During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Attorney General William Barr said the DOJ might join lawsuits filed by residents against blue states if they don't reopen fast enough.

Signaling that the lockdown was a massive mistake, Barr said, "We have to give businesses more freedom to operate in a way that's reasonably safe. To the extent that governors don't and impinge on either civil rights or on the national commerce - our common market that we have here - then we'll address that."

The moves comes as conservative business owners took to the streets to protest the forced lockdowns around the country. The CDC's flawed death toll prediction models have failed spectacularly, and the DOJ promised to look into draconian rules enforced by Democratic mayors and governors.

"We're looking carefully at a number of these rules that are being put into place," Barr said. "And if we think one goes too far, we initially try to jawbone the governors into rolling them back or adjusting them. And if they're not and people bring lawsuits, we file statement of interest and side with the plaintiffs."

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Most celebrities in California are abiding by the stay-at-home and mandatory face mask rules. Socialite Blac Chyna was seen chatting with a few friends outside a local marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. Chyna and her friends didn't seem too worried about social distancing or wearing any type of protective face masks.
 

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Chyna recently came under fire this week as she charged fans $950 for a FaceTime call and $250 for a follow back on Instagram. Her lawyer justified the business decision, saying, "Despite many false media reports to the contrary, Chyna receives no child support from either Rob Kardashian or Tyga for her two beautiful children, Dream Kardashian and King Cairo Stevenson.”
 

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Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland was seen without a face mask while enjoying her "lonely time" while walking her two dogs in Los Angeles. Even though her daughter and grandson Archie moved closer to her, she hasn't seen them because of the coronavirus pandemic
 

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NBA star Blake Griffin showed off his six pack while grabbing a juice in Brentwood, CA. Griffin got out of his SUV and put on his hoodie before entering the juicery. But he wasn't wearing a mask.
 

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TV personality Mario Lopez is all smiles after finishing up another private Jujutsu gym session. With a "Saved By the Bell" reboot trailer just released yesterday, Mario appears to be still on cloud nine.

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Thousands of pot smokers who planned to celebrate 420 day in America today are no longer with us. The Coronavirus has claimed the lives of thousands of smokers, including many weed smokers who planned to light up in celebration of the herb today.

Bay Area rapper E-40 issued a warning for locals on Friday, cautioning them to avoid crowds, stay home and continue to shelter in place on 420 day.

"It's 420 coming up and I really want you all to stay in," said E-40 in a video tweeted by San Francisco Mayor London Breed.

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"We all love 420, we all do, you know what I mean? But don't disobey the game. Right now the game need us," he said.

"It's the real deal," said E-40, adding that he personally knows pot smokers who are battling the virus.

"Let's let that thing get by so we can get on with the rest of our lives. It's gotta be canceled this year."

The rapper is the latest celebrity recruited by lawmakers to convince Black people to stay home during the pandemic.

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Houston singer Beyonce made a surprise appearance during Lady Gaga's One World: Together at Home special on Friday to benefit the World Health Organization after the U.S. cut $500 million in funding.

The mother of three discussed how the coronavirus is affecting Black people.

"Black Americans disproportionately belong to these essential parts of the workforce that do not have the luxury of working from home. African American communities at large have been severely affected in this crisis," she said.

"Those with pre-existing conditions are at an even higher risk. This virus is killing black people at an alarmingly high rate here in America. A recent report in my home city, Houston, Texas, showed that of COVID-19 deaths within Houston city limits, 57 per cent of fatal cases are African American."

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Beyonce and other celebrities made appearances during Lady Gaga's One World: Together at Home special to benefit the World Health Organization after the U.S. cut $500 million in funding.

Beyonce, who is Creole, appeared during the virtual special to discuss how the coronavirus is affecting Black people.

The "Halo" hitmaker wasn't included in the original line-up for the virtual event on Saturday night, but in a surprise video message she spoke about the essential workers helping to keep the country running - many of whom are Black.

"Tonight, we celebrate true heroes," she said. "Those who are making the ultimate sacrifice to keep us all safe, fed and healthy. To the doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers who are away from their families to take care of ours, we continue to pray for your safety."

She added: "To those in the food industry, delivery workers, mail carriers and sanitation employees, who are working so we can be safe in our homes, we thank you for your selfless service."

Beyonce also touched on the high number of Black people who have died from coronavirus: "Black Americans disproportionately belong to these essential parts of the workforce that do not have the luxury of working from home. African American communities at large have been severely affected in this crisis.

"Those with pre-existing conditions are at an even higher risk. This virus is killing black people at an alarmingly high rate here in America. A recent report in my home city, Houston, Texas, showed that of COVID-19 deaths within Houston city limits, 57 per cent of fatal cases are African American."

The "Single Ladies" singer pleaded with Black people to stay home: "Please protect yourselves. We are one family and we need you, we need your voices and your abilities and your strength all over this world. I know it's very hard but please be patient, stay encouraged, keep the faith, stay positive and continue to pray for our heroes. Good night, and God bless you."
 

 

 

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