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Candace Owens is skeptical of Stephen A. Smith's claim that the COVID mRNA vaccine saved his life.

Smith was hospitalized with double pneumonia on New Year's Day and he credited the vaccine, saying, "It almost took me out."
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Smith, 54, returned to the set of ESPN's "First Take" on Monday, where he told viewers his doctors said he would have died without the vaccine.

"I didn't know if I was going to make it. They told me, had I not been vaccinated, I wouldn't be here. That's how bad I was. The vaccine, according to [my doctors] saved me," said Smith who is triple vaccinated.

But Owens called his remark "stupidity" and suggested his life was saved by his doctors, not the vaccine.

She tweeted:

"Stephen A. Smith caught Covid, was hospitalized with severe symptoms, and *almost* died. He believes that this is proof that the vaccine he received, worked. Because he only *almost* died. We did it y'all. We've reached peak stupidity as a species."

She added:

"2020: Get vaxxed so you won’t catch or spread it!/2021: You can still catch & spread it but won’t get severely ill or hospitalized/2022: So you caught it and were hospitalized but at least you didn't die!/Next: you can still die but expect minimal suffering. Safe & effective!"

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Adele angered her loyal fans when she canceled her upcoming Las Vegas residency due to COVID cases among her vaccinated crew.

The red-faced singer recorded a video tearfully explaining why she canceled her entire residency, but fans were unsympathetic.

Fans who paid thousands of dollars for tickets lashed out at the British pop star for behaving like a Diva. They say she's a narcissist who only cares about herself.

Two sisters who found out about the cancellation while on a plane from New York to Las Vegas were left heartbroken and angry, according to

Another family who paid half a year's salary for tickets were waiting to board their plane when they learned of the cancellation.

Thomas Wright and a friend flew from South Carolina to Las Vegas for opening night. They found out the show was canceled when they landed. They are out over $2,500 for tickets, flight and hotel accommodations.

"When you land in Vegas but Adele canceled her shows," Wright tweeted.

Fans might have gone easy on the emotional pop star, but Adele has a history of disappointing them.

An irate fan tweeted:

"I cannot stand Adele & can't understand how she still has fans. She let them down in London cancelling last minute & now again. Dos she not realize it's not just about the tickets; people pay a LOT of money to get to these places [sad emoji]. And that's without all hr COVID nonsense!"

Another fan wrote:

"Not the first time you've done this. I wonder how much you pocket du to covid shutting you down? Well I hope people learn. You should have just got on with it but the covid excuse is too easy."

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ESPN host Stephen A. Smith credits the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine with saving his life after he was diagnosed with double pneumonia on New Year's Day.

The 54-year-old sports analyst is triple vaccinated, but his vaccine status didn't prevent him from becoming severely ill and hospitalized.

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Smith returned to the set of ESPN's "First Take" on Monday, where he told viewers his doctors said he would have died without the vaccine.

Smith says he thought he was dying after he was hospitalized with a 103-degree fever and double pneumonia on January 1. "It almost took me out."

He described waking up at night soaked in sweat and "coughing profusely."

"I didn't know if I was going to make it. They told me, had I not been vaccinated, I wouldn't be here. That's how bad I was.

"The vaccine, according to [my doctors] saved me," he said.

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Smith noted that "everybody's different," and he mentioned his sister, who is a smoker, had recovered from COVID in a few days.

"You're assuming that you'll have a fever, might have a cough, gonna have that massive headache — but you'll get over it," he said. "In a lot of cases that was the case. In my case it was totally different."

As Smith spoke, he coughed and cleared his throat often. He assured his viewers that he'd tested negative for COVID.

Smith urged viewers to get vaccinated and wear N95 or KN95 masks.

"I think the one thing to emphasize the importance of, no matter how you feel about the vaccine, that mask is important," he said.

"The reason why the mask is so important is you don't know how the next person is affected. How I'm affected is different from you are affected."

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Smith shared a photo of him receiving his first vaccine dose in March 2021 and urged his fans to "think about your fellow man and woman, not just yourself, when it comes to this."

Covid-19 is a novel coronavirus that causes flu-like symptoms. People at risk of death include the elderly, immunocompromised, morbidly obese, those with pre-existing conditions, and smokers (cigarettes or marijuana).

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Legendary DJ and rapper Kid Capri took to Instagram on Thursday, Jan. 6, to reveal he is deathly ill.

The 54-year-old rapper from The Bronx revealed he is having a rough time battling COVID.

Even though he is vaccinated and boosted, Kid Capri told viewers:

"I'm sick as sh*t, man. Y'all gotta be careful out there, man. Y'all gotta be careful 'cause it's bad out there. I've been sick for the last three days. F**king head is pounding. Back hurt. I'm pretty far from good. I just wanted to pop on here and tell y'all take care of yourselves, man. F**k them parties. F**k hanging out. If you ain't gotta be somewhere then don't go. Just relax, 'cause this sh*t is no joke. And a couple of my friends -- a lot of people I know are dying."

He added: "Force MDs, Jessie D died today," referring to Force MDs lead vocalist Jessie Lee Daniels.

He continued:

"Every shirt I put on, I sweat it out. The lady just left here to give me my test. I had the home test, she came over here and tested me. F**king head is pounding. But like I said, man, just stay out the way. Take care of yourself out there because it's serious. Sh*t is serious."

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Kid Capri also said he spoke to DJ Kay Slay before he was placed on life support in a NY hospital. The legendary DJ's health took a turn for the worse after telling Kid he was feeling better. Kay Slay's brother recently spoke out and assured fans that he's recovering and not near death.

Kid Capri is best known for his mixtapes in the 1980s and '90s. He deejayed for seven seasons of Def Comedy Jam and produced tracks for Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Madonna, Heavy D, and 50 Cent, among others.

Covid-19 is a novel coronavirus that causes flu-like symptoms. People most affected by COVID include the elderly, the immunocompromised, morbidly obese, people with pre-existing conditions, and those who smoke marijuana or cigarettes.

Watch Kid Capri's video below:

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Whoopi Goldberg was shocked when she tested positive for Covid-19 despite being vaccinated and boosted (3 shots) against the coronavirus.

Whoopi, 66, told viewers she contracted Covid-19 during her holiday break from "The View," according to Page Six.

"I left a couple of weeks ago, just before the break, because somebody I had been around tested positive for coronavirus, so I left," Whoopi told her co-hosts via Zoom on Wednesday. She wore a black shirt with the words "Over It" on the front.

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Whoopi was surprised at her positive results because she was triple vaccinated and she had been careful.

"I was all excited and, you know, they have to test us, and so they sent people to test me, and they tested me, and it was like, 'Oh no, you're not coming back. We're not sending anybody to your house. You have corona.' And it was like, 'Wait, what?'"

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Millions of vaccinated Americans are similarly surprised when their COVID results come back positive.

Whoopi told her co-anchors she did everything she was supposed to do, yet she still caught the virus.

"But that's the thing about the Omicron, you just don't know where it is. You don't know where it is, who's got it, who's passing it. It's one of those things where you think, 'I've done everything I was supposed to do.'"

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Whoopi said the pandemic won't end until everyone is vaccinated. She also spread misinformation about the coronavirus, saying it "gets stronger" with every mutation.

"Yeah, it doesn't stop Omicron, and that's the problem with a variant, because it gets stronger and does different stuff to you. So, you know, unless everybody gets vaccinated, this is what we're going to be facing for the next, you know, little while."


In unrelated news, "Today" anchor Hoda Kotb, who is also fully vaccinated and boosted, tested positive for the novel coronavirus. She is isolating at home for 5 days.

On Wednesday, Kotb, 57, thanked her fans for their support.

"Thx for well wishes! Feeling good.. [heart emoji] cant wait to see you all when I am in the clear! Xo," the mom of two tweeted.

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Raysean Autry, blogger and co-founder of hip-hop website, passed away on December 30. Autry reportedly died from complications related to Covid-19. He was 34.

The popular Kollege Kidd Instagram blog amassed over 1.2 million followers.

Autry's twin brother, Rich, who helped run the hip-hop website and Instagram blog, is reportedly hospitalized with Covid-19.

"He passed away on December 29 from Covid pneumonia," his brother PJ Taylor, 29, exclusively told The Sun.

"He had been hospitalized for at least a couple of weeks in Toledo, Ohio. He was 34 years old. We were blindsided by his death. We couldn't even celebrate the holidays. His brother Rich is still in the hospital. They were on the same floor."

Autry's last post on Instagram was dated December 17. Fans flooded the post with tributes to one of their favorite bloggers.

Autry worked as Technical Director and Camera operator for 4 years at WGBU-PBS public station. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2020 with a degree in Telecommunications.

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Autry is pictured on graduation day with his brothers Robert (center) and Rich (right).

According to his Linkedin page, Autry and Rich created Kollege Kidd in 2011 to fill a void for unsigned rap talent seeking a space to share their music.

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In late 2020 and early 2021, Americans were told if they were "fully vaccinated" they would not get infected with the Covid-19 virus and their lives would return to normal.

A compilation video has preserved the original vaccine narrative for those who've forgotten.

Here are some quotes from the video -- in case it's deleted. These quotes are from early 2021. Compare these quotes with what they are telling you today.

"You're okay. You're not gonna get COVID if you have these vaccines."

"Vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don't get sick."

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"Everyone who takes the vaccines is not just protecting themselves, but reducing their transmission to other people and allowing society to get back to normal."

"Our key goal is to stop the transmission, to get the immunity levels up, so that you get almost no infection going on whatsoever."

"When people are vaccinated, they can feel safe that they are not gonna get infected."

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"If you're vaccinated, you're not gonna be hospitalized, you're not gonna be in an ICU unit, and you're not gonna die."

"If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask."

"Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities - large or small - without wearing a mask or physical distancing."

As the original narrative began to fail miserably, health officials and the Biden administration changed the narrative.

The new narrative became -- no one ever said the vaccine would stop transmission of the virus.

The CDC even changed longstanding definitions of "vaccine" and "immunity" to fit their new narrative.

Now they want you to believe vaccines don't stop the transmission of a virus or prevent infection. They claim mRNA vaccines just lessen your symptoms.

Imagine if the polio vaccine was an mRNA vaccine.

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Former President Donald Trump lost more supporters after his exclusive sit-down interview with conservative activist Candace Owens.

In addition to taking credit for fast-tracking the mRNA vaccines ahead of schedule, Trump turned his back on his supporters who reject the vaccines.

When Owens suggested "more people have died" since the mRNA vaccines became available, Trump rejected that theory.

"No, the vaccine worked, but some people aren't taking it," Trump insisted.

"The ones that get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don't take their vaccine."

He continued: "If you take the vaccine, you're protected," and he claimed the vaccinated who do test positive for Covid-19 have "a very minor form" of the infection.

He contradicted the CDC's adverse event database (VAERS) that shows over 20,000 people have died from vaccine injuries.

"People aren't dying when they take their vaccine," Trump said.

Later, Trump thanked Pres. Joe Biden for crediting him with fast-tracking the vaccine to market.

Trump told Fox News he was "very appreciative" of Biden's comments during his Omicron speech this week. "It has to be a process of healing in this country," Trump said, "and that will help a lot."

Trump, who was hospitalized as a precaution after testing positive for the virus in 2020, has since received a third booster dose.

Owens later tweeted:

"I don't know why but the idea that everyone who is unvaccinated is going to die over these next 12 weeks unless we do what Joe Biden says is objectively funny to me."

In the video teaser below, Trump reveals what he would change if he was still president.

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Stephen A. Smith, who bad-mouthed Kyrie Irving for his vaccination stance, has tested positive for Covid-19.

The outspoken ESPN personality announced his Covid status Tuesday on "First Take."

Smith, 54, appeared virtually on the show since he is in quarantine at home. He said his positive test result was the reason he missed Monday's episode of "First Take.".

Smith said he is experiencing mild symptoms and had a fever over the weekend.

He confirmed he received two Pfizer mRNA vaccine injections, but has not yet received a booster shot. Smith said he would "probably be much worse" if he was unvaccinated.

He also said he underwent an endoscopy procedure Thursday morning. He said he began experiencing mild symptoms and noticed he had a fever Thursday evening.

Smith said he discovered he tested positive for COVID on Saturday. He will take off the rest of the week for the Christmas holiday and return to work after the New Year.

In October, Smith and Jay Williams got into a heated debate over Kyrie Irving's vaccination status on First Take.

Smith said Irving's refusal to get the vaccine was "some of the stupidest nonsense" he's ever seen. He urged the Brooklyn Nets to cut the All-Star guard.

Smith also criticized the Nets for bringing Smith back last week. Watch the video below.


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Nearly 100% of NFL players are fully vaccinated, but Covid-19 cases are surging across the league.

In a memo on Thursday, the NFL announced drastic changes in its COVID protocol to address the surge in cases.

The changes include eliminating in-person meals and requiring more face masks among players on and off the field.

In the memo, the league announced the drastic changes to "address the increase in cases and the advent of the Omicron variant."

According to TMZ, the league is also ordering teams to conduct remote or outdoor meetings, as well as ban outside visitors on road trips.

Players and coaches on nearly every team have tested positive for COVID despite being fully vaccinated.

Players like Jalen Ramsey, Odell Beckham Jr. and Baker Mayfield have all been sidelined this week due to positive Covid-19 tests, TMZ reports.

In the memo, officials addressed the need for more mRNA boosters: "We will continue to strongly encourage booster shots as the most effective protection."