• Tekashi 6ix9ine Granted Early Release from Prison due to coronavirus fear

    A federal judge in Manhattan is to release Tekashi 6ix9ine early from prison because of his asthma, which makes the rapper more vulnerable to the novel virus. What We Know: Lance Lazzaro, an attorney for Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, confirmed the rapper’s release to Fox News,...
  • Oprah Donates $10M to Coronavirus Relief

    Oprah announced that she is donating $10M to the COVID-19 relief efforts — $1 million of which will help those facing food insecurity during the pandemic. What We Know: In an IGTV post, Winfrey spoke with chef José Andrés, founder of World Central Kitchen, and Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America,...
  • Restrictions on Gay Men Donating Blood Eased by FDA

    The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has certainly struck blows to the U.S healthcare system, and many hospitals are in short supply of virtually everything. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made some moves on Thursday that could potentially alleviate at least one or two of those blows. What We Know:...
  • U.S. Death Close To Passing 5,000 Deaths, Expected to Surpass 100,000

    U.S. coronavirus cases continues to rise exponentially in the United States. What We Know: As of Wednesday afternoon, the death toll in the U.S. passed 4,700. The number of fatalities rose to a one day high of 900 deaths. Many of the cases are by individuals showing no significant...
  • Wayne Brady is quarantining with his ex-wife and her boyfriend

    Comedian, Wayne Brady, recently revealed he’s spending his isolation time with his ex-wife Mandie Taketa as they remain in close connection to co-parent their 17-year-old daughter Maile, who is also their only child. What We Know: The coronavirus presents new challenges for blended families as individuals choose to quarantine...
  • Los Angeles Mayor Urges Everyone to Wear Masks

    The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, urged it’s nearly 4 million residents to now wear masks at all times in public to more efficiently combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, even as state health officials shied away from enforcing the sue of face masks. What We Know: Mayor Garcetti...
  • Why: 11 States Still Not Under Shelter-In-Place

    In only a few days, millions of Americans have been asked to do what might have been unthinkable only a month ago. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) has forced many Americans to abandon their schools and jobs to remain in their homes in abidance to state and local Shelter-In-Place orders. What...
  • 6.6 Million Americans Filed for Unemployment Last Week

    April opened with millions of people out of work and stock markets slumping after the White House acknowledged that the coronavirus could kill hundreds of thousands of Americans. It’s a preview of the carnage to come. What We Know: Some 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week,...
  • Coronavirus Coverage: US Deaths Grow to Nearly 4,000, Surpass China

    The number of coronavirus related deaths topped 4,000 in the U.S. on Tuesday night, just one day after reaching the 3,000 mark. What We Know: The U.S. has now surpassed China by over 700 COVID-19 fatalities. The White House coronavirus task force said it projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths...