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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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The Brooklyn Nets is considering paying a small penalty so Kyrie Irving can play at home in the Barclays Center.

Just a few months ago, the unvaccinated star guard was banned from playing for the Nets at home or on the road.
 
RELATED: Nets Suspend Kyrie Irving – Get Vaccinated Or Lose $34 Million
 
However, the Nets had a change of heart after a losing slump left them 2.5 games behind the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference.

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After entering the NBA's health and safety protocol, Irving was allowed to return to the Nets for away games only.

Irving made an immediate impact, scoring 22 points in a win against the Indiana Pacers last Wednesday.

New York City is under a vaccine mandate that prevents Irving from playing at the Barclays center in Brooklyn. But a loophole in former mayor Bill de Blasio's executive order could allow Irving to play at the Barclays Center.

According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, the maximum penalty for breaking the executive order is a $5,000 fine. That's pocket change for billionaire Nets owner Joe Tsai.

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However, sports analysts say Irving should be forced to get the vaccines since $5,000 would be a hardship for the average New Yorker.

MSN Sports' writer Ricky O'Donnell argues:

"A $5K fine is a huge deterrent for any normal person that wants to break the NYC mandate. Tsai and Irving are not normal people. They are ridiculously rich. Just because the fine would be chump change for them doesn't make it right."

Question: Would you pay the fine so Irving can play at home?

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NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar criticized NBA superstar LeBron James for posting a cryptic meme about Covid-19 on Instagram.

The meme shows three versions of Spider-Man pointing at each other. Each version is labeled COVID, flu and cold.

LeBron's IG post implied there is no difference between COVID, the common cold virus or the flu.

He captioned the meme, "Help me out folks" with a shrugging emoji.

The post generated over 2.5 million likes and more than 47,000 comments.

Abdul-Jabbar, a vocal supporter of the mRNA vaccines, took to his Substack page to scold LeBron.

"The meme's implication is that LeBron doesn't understand the difference among these three illnesses, even after all the information that's been presented in the press," Abdul-Jabbar wrote.

"Well, since he asked, let me help him out by explaining the difference—and how knowing that difference might save lives, especially in the Black community.

"As is evident by some of the comments that cheer LeBron's post, he's given support to those not getting vaccinated, which makes the situation for all of worse by postponing our health and economic recovery. The CDC reports that those who are unvaccinated are 9 times more likely to be admitted to the hospital and 14 times more likely to die from COVID than those vaccinated. The number rises to 20 time more likely when compared to someone who's gotten a booster shot. By posting the uninformed meme, LeBron has encouraged vaccine hesitancy which puts lives and livelihoods at risk."

Six of LeBron's teammates and Lakers head coach Frank Vogel entered the NBA's health and safety protocol last week after testing positive for the virus. All are vaccinated and none are experiencing any symptoms of infection.

Other influential sports figures questioned the logic of quarantining perfectly healthy athletes.

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LeBron sat out one game after testing false-positive with no symptoms. He tweeted there was something "fishy" about the NBA's Covid-19 tests.

Last week NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he had no plans to pause the NBA season, since players who tested positive are asymptomatic.

"No plans right now to pause the season," Silver told ESPN.

"We've of course looked at the options but frankly, we're having trouble coming up with what the logic would be behind pausing right now... this virus will not be eradicated, and we're going to have to learn to live with it."

The CDC seemed to respond to the pushback on Monday by shortening the quarantine time from 10 days to 5 days for people who test positive without symptoms.
 

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Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the President, says Americans should ban unvaccinated family members from Christmas gatherings.

"You may have to make the tough decision not to expose yourself to that person," he said.

Fauci made the statement on MSNBC's "The Beat" on Tuesday.

"If someone in your family isn't vaccinated, should you ask them not to show up?" The MSNBC host asked Fauci.

"Yes, I would do that," Fauci replied. "I mean I think we're dealing with a serious enough situation right now that if there's an unvaccinated person, I would say 'I'm very sorry, but not this time. Maybe another time when this is all over.'"

Fauci said it's "unacceptable" that 50 million Americans refuse to get vaccinated.

Studies show vaccinated and unvaccinated people can acquire and spread the coronavirus.
 

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The Brooklyn Nets announced All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will return to the starting lineup for road games.

Irving was suspended before the start of the regular season after he refused to take the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine.
 
READ ALSO: Kyrie Irving Considers Taking Plant-Based Covid-19 Vaccine
 
The Nets announced Irving will not play in home games at the Barclays Center or two road games at Madison Square Garden, but he will be eligible to play in select road games once he tests negative for Covid-19 and gets back into shape, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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The Nets made the decision to bring Irving back after the team lost seven fully vaccinated players including James Harden after they tested positive for Covid-19.

Kevin Durant will not play Saturday due to right ankle soreness, according to ESPN.

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"We arrived at this decision with the full support of our players and after careful consideration of our current circumstances," said general manager Sean Marks in a statement on Friday. "We believe that the addition of Kyrie will not only make us a better team but allow us to more optimally balance the physical demand on the entire roster.

"We look forward to Kyrie's return to the lineup, as well as getting our entire roster back together on the court."

Earlier this month, a source close to Irving said he would consider taking a plant-based Covid-19 injection if one is approved by the FDA.

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A New Zealand man got 10 Covid-19 mRNA injections on the same day on behalf of other people who paid him.

The unidentified man visited multiple vaccination centers and received injections and coveted vaccination cards in the names of people who wanted "to enjoy the privileges granted to vaccinated people".

The man who received 10 doses of mRNA vaccine would likely feel unwell, according to the country's Ministry of Health.

A health expert called the anti-vaxxers "unbelievably selfish" and said they took advantage of someone in need of money, the New Zealand Herald reported.

New Zealand Ministry of Health vaccine program manager Astrid Koornneef told Stuff that the department was "aware of the issue".

"We are taking this matter very seriously. We are very concerned about this situation and are working with the appropriate agencies," she said.

"If you know of someone who has had more vaccine doses than recommended, they should seek clinical advice as soon as practicable," Koornneef said.

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An Italian dentist who used a fake arm to get a Covid-19 mRNA vaccine has been suspended from his job.

Guido Russo, 57, is identified as the anti-vaxxer who went viral for using a fake arm to get the injection.

He is now under investigation for fraud, and has reportedly been suspended from his job, DailyMail.com reports.

Russo allegedly purchased the fake arm on Amazon.com, where a similar product is advertised as a "fake male chest arm" and "silicone body suit".

Russo wore the silicone and foam arm to fool health authorities into giving him a Covid-19 vaccine pass.

The pass is required for indoor dining in restaurants, to enter theaters and to attend sporting events.

Unvaccinated Italians are banned from attending nearly every event where crowds are present.

After Russo's name was released publicly, reporters showed up at his door.

Russo told the reporters: "You ruined my life. Go away. I'll call the police."

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The NFL suspended Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown and two other players for "misrepresenting vaccine status."

Brown and Buccaneers cornerback Mike Edwards were suspended without pay for the next three games for submitting fake vaccine cards. Free-agent cornerback John Franklin III was also suspended for the same violation.

The three players waived their right to appeal the suspensions. Brown and Edwards will begin serving their suspensions immediately, Yahoo Sports reports.

Franklin will serve his suspension if he's signed by an NFL team.

"The health and safety of players and personnel is our top priority," the NFL and NFLPA said in a joint statement on Thursday.

"There is no story," coach Bruce Arians told Rich Eisen on November 19. "Yeah, [Brown] says he's vaccinated and has a card, just like everybody else on our football team. There's a trust factor that goes along with it, and we did our due diligence on everybody. The league will look into the matter and do their due diligence, but it's really no story."

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Dozens of NYC sanitation workers have been suspended without pay for three weeks for submitting falsified vaccination cards.

The sanitation workers submitted the vaccine cards in compliance with the Biden administration's Covid-19 vaccine mandates.

The cards verified that the workers received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines, ABC News reports.

New York City's Sanitation Department followed up on the validity of the vaccine cards which were all issued by the same southern Brooklyn CVS store.

The department discovered that CVS stopped administering single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines in May.

"These are very concerning allegations and we take them very seriously," Sanitation Department spokesman Joshua Goodman told ABC News. "Getting vaccinated is important to public health, and we do not tolerate anyone faking something that is a requirement of city employment."

"Anyone found to have faked their vaccination will be suspended without pay," Goodman added.

According to ABC NYC affiliate WABC, over 87% of the department's roughly 10,000 employees are either fully or partially vaccinated.

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Actor Matthew McConaughey refuses to vaccinate his three children against Covid-19, saying he's against the vaccine mandate for children.

The 52-year-old Oscar winner and his wife, Camila Alves, are fully vaccinated. But he draws the line at vaccinating his three beautiful children, ages 13, 11 and 8.

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"I'm vaccinated. My wife's vaccinated. I didn't do it because someone told me I had to — [I] chose to do it," the actor said in an interview Tuesday.

"Do I think that there's any kind of scam or conspiracy theory? Hell no. We all got to get off that narrative. There's not a conspiracy theory on the vaccines... I couldn't mandate having to vaccinate the younger kids. I still want to find out more information."

The FDA and CDC recently approved Pfizer mRNA vaccines for children ages 5-11.

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy responded to McConaughey on CNN on Tuesday. Murthy claimed vaccinating children is important because "Covid is not harmless" to kids.

"Many kids have died. Sadly, hundreds of children," said Murthy.

"Thousands have been hospitalized, and as a dad of a child who has been hospitalized several years ago for another illness, I would never wish upon any parent they have a child that ends up in the hospital."

Dr. Murthy added:

"And the vaccines have shown in these trials for children 5 through 11 they are more than 90 per cent effective in protecting our kids from symptomatic infection, and they are remarkably safe as well."