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Keisha Lance Bottoms has tested positive for Covid-19 a second time in as many years.

The former Atlanta mayor, who is vaccinated and boosted, first tested positive for COVID in 2020.

After suffering with flu-like symptoms for 10 agonizing days, Bottoms announced she is recovering from COVID in a tweet on Monday.

"After 10 LONG days, I have finally tested negative for COVID. I was asymptotic [sic] in 2020 and have no underlying health conditions. This bout has had me down and out, with fever and sleeping for days on end."

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Bottoms, who now works for the Biden administration, begged her followers to get the same vaccine she got - which didn't prevent her from being infected twice.

"Please get vaccinated and boosted. The threat of this virus is still real," she wrote.

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Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci announced his intentions to step down as White House chief medical advisor in December. In retirement, he'll collect $350,000 a year.

Fauci previously stated he would retire in 2024. Then his boss, President Joe Biden, contracted COVID twice - after being vaccinated and boosted 4 times.

The sudden announcement led to speculation that Fauci is being shown the door after a series of spectacular missteps that shed doubt on the mRNA vaccination program in the US.

As of 2022, more than 174 million Americans are not vaccinated or boosted.

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CDC director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky announced a "shake-up" of the CDC after polling showed a majority of Americans lost trust in the public health agency.

Walensky admitted the CDC made some dramatic mistakes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walensky said the CDC's reorganizational changes will focus on sharing data more quickly and making public health guidance easier for people to understand.
 

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxed Covid-19 guidelines for unvaccinated people in a press release on Friday.

Unvaccinated people who are exposed to the coronavirus no longer need to quarantine, according to the CDC.

The CDC recommends people who are unvaccinated and exposed to Covid should wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on the fifth day.

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"This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives," Greta Massetti, a senior epidemiologist at the CDC, said in a news release.

Additionally, people no longer need to stay six feet away from others, the agency said.

The news left vaccinated people outraged, as many vaccinated Americans have tested positive or fallen ill with the virus.

"I mean no one was following these regulations anyway," one Instagram user wrote.

Another person wrote: "people are still dying! Does that no longer matter?"

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President Joe Biden returned to Kaiwah Island in South Carolina for what the White House said was a "family vacation" at a $20 million estate.

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Biden, who was vaccinated and boosted four times, tested positive for Covid-19 twice recently.

Biden had a wet productive cough during two recent public appearances.

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By now you are aware of the reports of young athletes and other adults dropping dead from cardiac arrest or strokes.

Former Notre Dame and NFL player Paul Duncan is the latest casualty of sudden cardiac arrhythmia that is causing sudden death in young people with no history of heart disease. He was only 35 years old.

Duncan was out running in DeKalb County, Ga. on July 16 when he suddenly collapsed and died after suffering a cardiac arrest his wife Ellen Duncan shared in a post on Instagram.

"Paul went into cardiac arrest while on a run in our neighborhood," she wrote. "Today he was pronounced brain dead. We will have a medical examination to understand cause of death."

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Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) means an unexplained cardiac arrhythmia that leads to cardiac arrest. An arrhythmia is when the heart beats irregularly causing improper filling of blood in the heart's chambers. Thus causing a sudden decrease in oxygenated blood to the brain and vital organs. Death is imminent.

Doctors aren't sure what is causing SADS among the population of young people.

"There appears to be no evidence whatsoever so far linking Covid-19 vaccines" and SADS, immunologist Satyajit Rath said. The SADS Foundation also issued a statement saying it recommends that SADS patients receive the Covid-19 shot.

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Doctors say SADS predates the pandemic and that young people were dropping dead before the pandemic.

But others experts say not so fast.

The head of the Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines (CDCPh) who goes by the username SuperSally 888 says researchers aren't looking at the right evidence to find a cause.

"In medicine and forensics, if you don't look in the right place, the right way at the evidence, you will not find anything. Young healthy people do not just die unexpectedly, there is always a cause! It just needs to be found."

She goes on to suggest the vaccine-induced spike protein production in the body's cells may be the culprit.

"If heart muscle cells are co-opted to spike protein production, not only is their normal function disrupted, but they will be targeted for destruction by the immune system and ultimately replaced by scar tissue which does not conduct electricity," she said.

She is referring to a node in the heart's upper chamber that acts like a spark plug sending electrical signals to the heart muscle causing it to contract.

Dr. Peter A. McCullough, a world leading cardiologist, says "Prior to 2021, year-on-year population death rates were typically very stable with minimal percent changes over time. Suddenly in 2021 there was mass unprecedented excess mortality in countries concurrent with their vaccine roll-out."

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Just days after the FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months and older, Publix grocery store announced it will not offer the vaccines for babies.

Publix, which is based in Lakeland, Florida, issued a statement on Wednesday saying its pharmacies will not offer the vaccine approved for children ages 4 and under "at this time."

The company said it would not issue any further statements explaining its decision.

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The policy is in effect at Publix pharmacies nationwide.

The company's website offers vaccine appointments for children ages 5 and older. Publix still offers other childhood vaccinations, such as flu shots for babies as young as 6 months.

Florida is the only state that did not preorder vaccines for healthy children under age 5.

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo recommended against administering the COVID vaccines to healthy children.

The White House said Florida's decision not to preorder the vaccines for babies could delay delivery of the shots to pediatricians and other medical providers in the state.

The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for babies 6 months and older and boosters for children 5 years and older. The CDC's recommendations were based on clinical trials that found the shots were "safe and effective" for babies.

The CDC said any potential risks of the vaccines were outweighed by the known risks of COVID-19.

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2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has tested positive for Covid-19 with "mild" symptoms.

Clinton, a former secretary of state, announced she tested positive on Twitter and was quarantining "until our household is fully in the clear."

"Well, I've tested positive for COVID," Clinton, 74, tweeted on Tuesday, "I've got some mild cold symptoms but am feeling fine."

She said that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, 75, has tested negative.

Clinton added that she was "grateful" for the mRNA vaccines.

"I'm more grateful than ever for the protection vaccines can provide against serious illness. Please get vaccinated and boosted if you haven't already!"

Last week, Clinton tweeted "Free Brittney" for the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner who is locked up in a Russian jail. Griner, 31, was arrested at a Moscow airport on Feb. 17 and charged with smuggling drugs into the country after a search of her luggage turned up vape cartridges.

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The seven time All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist is being held in pre-trial detention until a hearing on May 19.

The United States pressed Russia for consular access to Griner after a prison watchdog representative in Russia said no one from the U.S. consulate had asked to see Griner.

Ekaterina Kalugina, who visited Griner in jail, said on Friday that Griner hasn't seen anyone from the U.S. consul yet.

The U.S. State Department issued a statement saying "We are closely engaged on this case and in frequent contact with Brittney Griner's legal team. We insist the Russian government provide consular access to all U.S. citizen detainees in Russia, including those in pre-trial detention, as Brittney Griner is."

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki has tested positive again for the coronavirus. Psaki, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, said she will miss the Presidents's trip to Europe this week.

Joe Biden tested negative for COVID on Tuesday, and is leaving Wednesday for NATO meetings in Brussels followed by a trip to Poland, according to DailyMail.com.

Psaki, 43, took the test Tuesday morning. She previously had a breakthrough Covid-19 case in October 2021.

The announcement came moments before she was scheduled to host her daily press briefing at the White House on Tuesday.

"Today, in preparation for travel to Europe, I took a PCR test this morning. That test came back positive, which means I will be adhering to CDC guidance and no longer be traveling on the President's trip to Europe," she tweeted.

Psaki thanked the mRNA vaccines for her mild symptoms.

"Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms. In alignment with White House COVID-19 protocols, I will work from home and plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of a five-day isolation period and a negative test," she wrote.

White House staff no longer wear face masks in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

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White House health director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Americans will need "more vaccines," a day after Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said a fourth booster is "necessary".

In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, Fauci was asked how many more mRNA injections will be needed.

"The answer is: we don't know... it is likely that we're not done with this when it comes to vaccines," Fauci said, before adding that people are still dying from COVID.

According to CNBC, the U.S. is still recording more than 1,200 deaths per day from the coronavirus. But most cities and states have ended COVID restrictions.

"Everybody wants to return to normal, everybody wants to put the virus behind us in the rearview mirror, which is, I think, what we should aspire to," said Fauci.

On Sunday, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, a licensed veterinarian, told NBC's "Meet the Press" that a fourth booster shot "is necessary... right now."

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Bourla (right) said a fourth booster is necessary because immunity begins to wane three to four months after the third booster.

Last week, Bourla said that data for a fourth booster shot will be submitted to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Stephane Bancel, the CEO of Moderna, also said last week that a fourth vaccine booster is in the works.

Pfizer hopes to submit data to the FDA on a vaccine for children under 5 years old by next month. The shots could be available for infants and toddlers as early as May.

Dr. Fauci and members of Congress own stocks in Moderna or Pfizer.

Pfizer reported revenue of $37 billion from sales of its mRNA vaccines in 2021, and expects revenues of $92 billion in 2022.

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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla (right) said a fourth booster shot is "necessary" due to "waning effectiveness" of the third shot.

Mr. Bourla, a licensed veterinarian, said a 4th dose is needed during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

"Right now, the way that we have seen, it is necessary, a fourth booster right now," Bourla said.

"The protection that you are getting from the third, it is good enough, actually quite good for hospitalizations and deaths. It's not that good against infections, but doesn't last very long. But we are just submitting those data to the FDA and then we will see what the experts also will say outside Pfizer."

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By coincidence, triple vaccinated former President Barack Obama announced his breakthrough COVID case on Twitter the same day.

Pfizer is reportedly testing a vaccine that would work against COVID variants that haven't been discovered yet.

Pfizer hopes to submit data to the FDA on a vaccine for children under 5 years old by next month, which could make the shots available for infants and toddlers as early as May.

Pfizer reported revenue of $37 billion from sales of its mRNA vaccines in 2021. The pharma corporation expects revenues of $92 billion in 2022.

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Students in Orange County, Florida public schools who plan to participate in sports must undergo electrocardiogram (ECG) tests as part of their sports physical exams.

The OCPS District issued the new requirement for the 2021-22 season.

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"ECGs will be required of all high school student-athletes prior to the start of their 2021-2022 FHSAA season. Through local medical providers and organizations, ECGs will be offered on high school campuses."

Low-income students who are uninsured can receive financial assistance to pay for the tests through Florida's Primary Care Access Network website or by calling (407) 836-PCAN [7226].

The new requirement was announced after several studies found that adolescents and teenagers who received mRNA vaccinations were "seven times more likely to develop myocarditis".

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Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle that can cause rapid or irregular heartbeat. Symptoms can include shortness of breath, chest pain, weakness, fatigue, and death.

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During his State of the Union address Tuesday night, U.S. Pres. Joe Biden called for the country to move on from the COVID pandemic after nearly 3 years.

He described "commonsense steps" such as the new "Test to Treat" initiative that will provide anti-viral pills "on the spot" to anyone who tests positive for the coronavirus.

Biden also said his administration "will be ready with plenty of vaccines" for children under 5 once they're approved.

Biden added that "most Americans in most of the country can now be mask free," and high-quality N95 masks are available for the immunocompromised and other vulnerable Americans.

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Heather McDonald shocked her fans when she collapsed, fracturing her skull, during a comedy routine three weeks after getting her third mRNA vaccine.

McDonald was performing in front of a sold-out audience during a comedy show in Tempe, Arizona when she suddenly fell flat on her back.

The crowd laughed - apparently believing her sudden loss of consciousness was part of the show.

Ironically, McDonald had just joked that she was "double-vaxxed, boostered," before claiming Jesus loves her the most. She said she also received the flu and shingles shots.
 

 
The 51-year-old comedian was briefly hospitalized with a concussion after her medical scare.

During a recent interview with Dr. Drew, McDonald confirmed she was triple vaccinated — having received her third mRNA dose just three weeks before she collapsed without warning.

She asked Dr. Drew about the adverse effects and when they happen, to which he replied, "two to three weeks."

McDonald then said she is not getting the 4th mRNA booster shot.

McDonald is best known as a writer for Chelsea Lately and her popular podcast "Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald."

Handler, 46, also suffered a health scare during a stand-up routine and was hospitalized days before McDonald's fainting episode. Handler, who is fully vaccinated, has canceled her shows for the rest of the month.
 

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Two Long Island nurses were arrested after earning a reported $1.5 million selling counterfeit vaccine cards.

Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on the home of 49-year-old Julie Devuono, a nurse practitioner, and seized $900,000 in cash.

Officers also found a handwritten ledger in the home that shows Devuono and 44-year-old Marissa Urraro, a licensed practical nurse, earned over $1.5 million selling fake vaccine cards between November 2021 and January 2022.

Devuono is the owner of Wild Child Pediatric healthcare in Amityville, NY. Her husband is an NYPD police officer

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office launched an investigation after the nurses sold fake vaccine cards to undercover officers.

According to the indictment, the nurses sold thousands of fake cards for $220 to $440 for adults and a discount price of $85 for children.

After selling the cards, the women allegedly added the information to the NY State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS).

"I hope this sends a message to others who are considering gaming the system that they will get caught and that we will enforce the law to the fullest extent," said Suffolk County DA Raymond Tierney.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans who've received at least three COVID mRNA injections may need a 4th booster shot soon.

"We may need to boost again. That's entirely conceivable," the White House's chief medical adviser, told ABC News.

The COVID Omicron variant, named after the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet, has been detected in most states since December 20. It causes mild flu-like symptoms in adults and very rare cases in children.

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Fauci claimed there may be "a bit more pain suffering with hospitalizations in those areas of the country that have not been fully vaccinated or have not gotten boosters."

"You never want to be over confident when you're dealing with this virus, because it has certainly surprised us in the past," he said, before predicting another variant on the horizon.

"We've gotta be prepared for the worst case scenario. I'm not saying it's gonna happen, but we have to be prepared, which is... another variant that has characteristics that would be problematic, like a hard degree of transmissibility or a hard degree of variants."

Fauci said a fourth booster is within the realm of possibility.

"That's where we would like to be, is to have that where you don't have to get more and more always every six months with a booster, we may need to boost again, that's entirely conceivable..."

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).

Most people are protected from serious illness and death by their robust, God-given immune systems.

Watch Fauci's interview below.
 

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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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Unvaccinated Black Panther star Letitia Wright was barred from returning to the U.S. after flying home to London to recover from an on-set injury last year.

Wright's banishment, along with positive COVID tests among the crew. forced Marvel Studios to delay the production of the Black Panther sequel.

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration's vaccine mandates as unconstitutional. And now production of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is back on again, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Production for the film is now scheduled to continue this week in Atlanta. There are "about four weeks" of filming left on the Ryan Coogler-directed project, according to THR.

Wright sustained minor injuries while filming a Black Panther scene in August. A controversial tweet by the actress appeared to be anti-vax, but Wright denied it.

She later deleted her Twitter page and returned to England.

The sequel also stars Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Nyong'o, Florence Kasumba and Angela Bassett.

Wakanda Forever is the first movie in the franchise following Chadwick Boseman's death in 2020 from colon cancer.

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Argentinian reporter Carlos Ferrara suffered an apparent heart attack and collapsed during a live news broadcast on Thursday.

Ferrara was reporting outside a COVID testing center in Buenos Aires, when he suddenly collapsed while speaking to a colleague.

At the end of the segment, Ferrara said to Channel 9 host Claudio Perez, "Sorry Claudio, sorry."

Claudio asked "What happened? What happened?" as the camera panned to Ferrara lying face down on the sidewalk. A small pool of blood spreads outward from Ferrara's head.

Claudio shouted "No!" then composed himself and said, "Well, Carlos had some difficulty. They will surely attend to him. We are going to make a cut."

Ferrara is the latest reporter to collapse during a live broadcast.

Last week, Brazilian reporter Rafael Silva, 36, collapsed while hosting "Alterosa." The camera quickly cut away to pre-filmed footage while the TV crew rushed to Silva's side.
 

According to Mediate.com, Silva suffered 5 heart attacks in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

Both journalists reportedly received Covid-19 mRNA injections before suffering heart attacks.

Previously, Silva announced that he had received the third booster shot on Dec. 28. It isn't clear when Ferrara received his booster.

The incidents of reporters collapsing on air is beginning to strike fear in the hearts of news reporters everywhere.

"Another isolated case of illness in a young boy with no history of health problems," Federal Deputy Carla Zambelli tweeted along with a video of the incident.