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What Corona? A horny nurse risked everything to have noisy sex with a Covid-19 patient in a hospital bathroom, according to the NY Post.

With a 99.9% survival rate for Covid-19, the nurse apparently wasn't concerned about the health risks.

News of the incident at a Jakarta hospital went viral Friday, Dec. 25, after the patient bragged on Twitter about his sexual tryst with a male nurse.

"It is true that there has been a suspected incident of a same-sex relationship between a health worker and a COVID-19 patient at the Wisma Atlet Emergency Hospital," said Asep Gunawan of the National Nurses Association.

The NY Post reports that the patient tweeted a photo of the nurse's PPE on the hospital room floor as the two went at it.

The hospital administration was understandably humiliated. The nurse was suspended and there may be criminal charges.

"This case has been transferred to the Central Jakarta Police. We have secured the health worker to become a witness and asked for further information," said Lt. Col. Arh Herwin of the Regional Military Command.

Nurse and patient were tested for Covid-19. The patient is still positive and the nurse is negative.

If convicted, both men face up to 10 years in prison.

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A South Carolina councilwoman was indicted and suspended from office after she allegedly used public money to fund a trip to Newark, NJ to meet Magic Johnson.

According to the Post and Courier news outlet, Richland County Council Vice Chairwoman Dahli Myers was indicted on Friday and suspended from office for using her government credit card to pay for trips out of the country, gourmet chocolates, books and a cellphone.

Myers, a Democrat, claimed the trip to Greece was for research to "grow her knowledge about local governments."

She is also charged with using public funds to pay for a trip to Newark, NJ to meet with NBA legend Magic Johnson and retired NFL player Richard Seymour. According to a state grand jury indictment, Myers wanted to speak to the former athletes about something but it's unclear what she met with them to discuss.

"When questioned about the county expenses, Myers, a Hopkins resident who was first elected in 2016, made up false explanations for why the card purchases were legitimate county expenses, the grand jury found. The charges against Myers include misconduct in office, using her government position for personal gain, embezzlement, writing a fraudulent check and misusing her campaign money for personal expenses."

Myers initially agreed to pay the county back for her illegal use of public funds. But she later changed her mind and blamed the county for not monitoring her credit card spending.

"It's not my fault; it's your fault because y'all weren't monitoring my card," Myers reportedly said.

Myers faces a total of 24 charges. She was already set to leave office after her primary defeat.

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BuzzFeed is trying to normalize workplace masturbation after writer and CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin was caught pleasuring himself during a Zoom video call with colleagues.

After Toobin trended on Twitter, BuzzFeed criticized those who shamed him. They proposed normalizing workplace Zoom masturbation amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

BuzzFeed notes that workplace masturbation is already a thing.

In an article, titled "Jeffrey Toobin Can't Be The Only Person Masturbating On Work Zoom Calls," BuzzFeed writes: "You're going to tell me you've never taken a quick three minutes midday to crank your hog? To mash your meat? To butter your own muffin? There’s so little joy left in our lives; are we not at least owed the time to toot our own horns?"

BuzzFeed news reporter and senior culture writer Scaachi Koul defended Toobin by comparing masturbating to other mundane activities employees do to pass the time when working from home.

"[E]ndless snacks without judgment, cigarette breaks at your leisure, Real Housewives on all goddamn day," Koul wrote, before adding, "Haven't we all done something on a work call that, in normal circumstances, we'd never do during a meeting?

"Let he without sin cast the first stone; the benefit of working from home is in the comfort to do whatever you want."

A few liberal companies already provide private spaces for male employees to give themselves a hand in a supportive, uplifting environment. One boss said normalizing workplace masturbation has cut down on incidents of sexual harassment on the job.

But not everyone agrees with normalizing masturbation during Zoom video calls.

"[W]hat the ever living f*** Buzzfeed," tweeted reporter Tim Pool, "you think its normal for people to masturbate during work calls?? is this what journalists do? is this normal for them??"

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O.J. Simpson weighed in on Jeffrey Toobin's Zoom masturbation scandal on Monday.

The former NFL running back jokingly compared Toobin to Pee-Wee Herman in a video clip he posted on his Twitter account on Monday.

"Daaaaamn, Jeffrey Toobin. At least Pee-wee Herman was in an X-rated movie theater. I'm just saying," Simpson laughed.

Herman was a fictional children's character portrayed by comedian Paul Reubens, who was arrested for exposing himself in an adult theater in July 1991.

Toobin, 60, was participating in a Zoom video call with his colleagues at New Yorker magazine and WNYC radio staffers when he began pleasuring himself.

The writers on the call included Jane Mayer, Evan Osnos, Masha Gessen and Jelani Cobb, who were simulating scenarios for the upcoming presidential election.

At some point during a break in the Zoom call, a few of the writers observed Toobin begin to masturbate.

New Yorker editor David Remnick sent an email to staffers informing them that Toobin had been suspended.

"Please be assured that we take such matters seriously and that we are looking into it. Best, David," Remnick wrote.

Toobin apologized on Monday for the "embarrassingly stupid mistake."

"I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers," Toobin told Motherboard

"I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video," he added.

Toobin, a Harvard law grad, will also take a leave of absence from CNN, where he served as chief legal analyst.

Toobin made a name for himself covering Simpson's double murder case, which was dubbed "the trial of the century" in 1995.

His book on the murder case was adapted as a TV series, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which won 9 Emmy Awards.

Simpson, 73, was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. But a civil jury found him liable for wrongful death and battery. Simpson was ordered to pay over $33 million in damages to the Goldman family.

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NY Mag writer Jeffrey Toobin was suspended by the NY Post after he was caught pleasuring himself during a Zoom call between colleagues and WYNC workers.

Toobin, who also serves as CNN's chief legal analyst, was caught masturbating during a Zoom call.

According to an update from Vice.com, "This piece has been updated with more detail about the call and the headline has been updated to reflect that Toobin was masturbating."

Toobin apologized in a statement to Vice. "I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers."

The 60-year-old journalist added: "I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video."

A spokeswoman for the magazine said, "Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter."

Toobin is best known for his coverage of the OJ Simpson trial as a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine in the 1990s.

Toobin, who hasn't tweeted since Oct. 13, appeared as a legal analyst on CNN on Saturday, but he has since taken leave to deal with his personal problems.

"Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted," CNN said in a statement on Monday.

Toobin has served as CNN's Senior Legal Analyst since 2002.

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C-SPAN suspended debate moderator Steve Scully indefinitely after he admitted he lied about having his Twitter account hacked.

Scully, a political editor for C-SPAN, was set to moderate the second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Senator Joe Biden tonight (Oct. 15).

But the debate was canceled after Trump refused to debate Biden virtually.

Trump and Biden will hold simultaneous town hall events tonight on NBC and ABC at 8 p.m. EST.

Last week, Scully accidentally sent a tweet to Trump's former aide Anthony Scaramucci, asking, "@Scaramucci Should I respond to trump."

Scully asked Scaramucci how to respond to Trump's attacks against him on Twitter.

Trump sent a series of tweets saying the debate was rigged because Scully interned for Biden as a college student in Delaware.

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Frank Fahrenkopf, a co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, was the first to claim publicly that Scully's Twitter had been hacked.

"Frank is correct," Scully said. "I am also not friends with Anthony Scaramucci."

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But Twitter users dug up old tweets by Scully who claimed his Twitter was hacked in 2012 and 2013.

In a statement to the Associated Press, Scully apologized for lying.

"I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked," Scully said. "These were both errors in judgement for which I am totally responsible for. I apologize.

Trump tweeted in response to the news:

"I was right again! Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked. The Debate was Rigged! He was suspended from @cspan
indefinitely. The Trump Campaign was not treated fairly by the “Commission”. Did I show good instincts in being the first to know?"

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A Miami-Dade County police officer was relieved of duty after he was caught on camera punching a Black woman during a heated encounter at Miami International Airport.

Antonio Clemente Rodriguez initially claimed the woman "headbutted" him before he subdued her and took her into custody. The charge and the woman's identity are unknown.

According to police, the woman complained loudly that she missed her flight and a ticket agent called police.

The video, which was uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday, shows a Black woman arguing with a masked cop. She then stepped into his personal space and said, "You acting like you white when you really Black... What you want to do?"

Rodriguez, who is mixed with Black and Puerto Rican, is seen punching the woman and restraining her on police body cam.
 

The president of the Miami-Dade County Police Benevolent Association defended Rodriguez in a statement. He said the woman was "clearly" the aggressor, and Rodriguez was merely defending himself when he struck her with an "open hand slap," which is referred to as a "diversionary strike".

"Clearly she was the aggressor. She was being asked to leave. She's being belligerent and she pushes her face right into his face," PBA President Steadman Stahl told the Miami Herald.

But after carefully reviewing the video, county officials condemned the officer's actions.

"I am shocked and angered by a body cam video that I just saw involving one of our officers," Miami-Dade police Director Alfredo Ramirez said in a statement on Twitter.

"I've immediately initiated an investigation and ordered that the involved officers be relieved of duty."

"This is appalling," Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giminez tweeted on Wednesday.

"It's excessive use of force and unnecessary. That's NOT what our @MiamiDadePD are trained to do. @MDPD_Director Ramirez has ordered the officer relieved of duty & investigation is underway. This is why I instituted body cameras & MDPD is reviewing all footage."

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All 57 members of Buffalo, NY's Emergency Response Team resigned in "disgust" after two of their fellow officers were suspended for shoving an elderly man to the ground during a George Floyd protest.

Graphic film shot by a cameraman for WBFO News shows Martin Gugino, 75, approach a group of Buffalo police officers and attempt to interact with them.

Two of the officers shoved the elderly man to the ground, causing him to hit his head on the sidewalk.

Blood is seen pouring from Gugino's right ear as he lay motionless on the sidewalk while the officers callously walked past him.

Gugino, a longtime peace activist from Amherst, was hospitalized at Erie County Medical Center with a concussion.

Two officers were suspended, and NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for the officers to be criminally charged.

"You see that video and it disturbs your basic sense of decency and humanity," Cuomo said Friday during his daily press briefing on the coronavirus.

"Why, why, why was that necessary? Where was the threat? Older gentleman. Where was the threat? And then you just walk by the person while you see blood coming from his head."

He added: "I was sick to my stomach... it was the same feeling I had for 90 of the past nights when I got the death tolls for coronavirus. I was physically sick to my stomach."

WARNING: the video is very graphic. Viewer discretion is advised.
 

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A Black police officer was suspended after viral video shows him knocking out a mixed-race woman who assaulted a police sergeant during a George Floyd protest in Baltimore on Friday night.

Cellphone video shows the barefoot woman arguing with a white male police sergeant who grabbed her arm when she turned to walk away.

The woman responded angrily by punching him twice in the head. The Black cop, who was behind the woman, landed a solid right to the woman's face, knocking her to the pavement.

The video went viral, sparking more outrage on social media early Saturday.

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young said in a statement that the officer had been "removed from police duties" and the incident is under investigation, The Baltimore Sun reported.

Mayor Young called the footage "deeply disturbing."

Young said the officer who was struck by the woman "showed remarkable restraint by not retaliating as he was being assaulted."

Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Mancuso said, "it is reprehensible that you would use political pressure after a situation where one officer was protecting his colleague from further attack. Escalation occurred only after the female attacker continued the assault."

The woman was not charged with assault.

Violent protests and fires erupted in cities across the U.S. for the 4th straight night in response to the murder of an unarmed Black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Monday, May 25.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, was arrested and charged with the murder of George Floyd, 46, on Friday.

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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.