close Video Gutfeld on Dr. Fauci's mixed messaging on COVID 'The Five' analyze and react to the NIAID director's 'inconsistent' pandemic guidelines "Real Time" host Bill Maher took some shots over the pessimistic tone that's been set in combatting the coronavirus pandemic despite all the progress the country has made over the past year. Maher even singled out for criticism Dr. Anthony Fauci , one of the most prominent figures in the Biden administration, claiming the doctor was "always a downer." Instead, Maher said he prefers the upbeat approach of Dr. Marty Makary of Johns Hopkins University, who has called for schools to be reopened. "Can we be a little happy?" Maher began. "Can we be a little happy about where we are COVID-wise as opposed to ... It's just like they really don't want you. I think it's counterproductive. I really do. The constant gloom and doom and it's always a new strain from Satan that's coming. We're coming off … [Read more...] about Maher rips ‘downer’ Fauci, praises Dr. Marty Makary: ‘Can we be a little happy?’
WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Massachusetts and other states shouldn’t be relaxing coronavirus restrictions just yet. Dr. Rochelle Walensky told reporters Friday the CDC is looking at data that COVID-19 cases have been increasing the past three days, but more time is needed to see if that is a blip or the start of a trend. READ MORE: Police Investigating Baby Found In Dorchester Walensky, the former chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, said virus mutations spreading in the U.S. are among the CDC’s biggest concerns. Along with a more transmissible strain first detected in Britain, scientists here are tracking variants in New York and California, which also appear to spread more easily. “We may be done with the virus, but clearly the virus is not done with us,” says Walensky, stressing now is not the time to relax protective measures like wearing masks and avoiding gatherings. Governor … [Read more...] about CDC Head Says Massachusetts, Other States Shouldn’t Relax Restrictions Yet
By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Surgeons in Pittsburgh took a drastic step to save a well-known Erie doctor who has battled coronavirus for more than two months. READ MORE: Local Mother Recounts Terrifying Kidnapping Scam That Spoofed Her Daughter's Cell Phone Number (Photo Credit: KDKA) Dr. Carl Seon is a 51-year-old orthopedic surgeon at UPMC-Hamot. The Erie Times-News reports he developed pulmonary fibrosis, a complication of coronavirus that leaves lung tissue scarred and damaged. READ MORE: Building Partially Collapses In Perry South He was diagnosed with coronavirus in December, the Erie Times-News reports, and has been in the hospital since. He was transferred to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in January. Dr. Seon received a double-lung transplant at UPMC Presbyterian on Thursday, according to Erie Times-News. The surgery went well. MORE NEWS: 94-Year-Old World War II Veteran From Allegheny Co. Finally Receives High School Diploma Back in … [Read more...] about Erie Surgeon Who Has Battled Coronavirus Undergoes Successful Double-Lung Transplant At UPMC Presbyterian
( CBS Local )- After last year’s tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the biggest questions entering this March Madness is will fans be able to attend? The short answer is yes, fans can attend. How many and what are the requirements for attendance? The NCAA answered those questions when they presented their full plan in mid-February. First, the NCAA Tournament is being played entirely in Indiana this year with the large majority of games being held at one of several sites in Indianapolis. The move to one location allows for both less travel for teams and thus less potential exposure, but also allows the NCAA to work with just one state and local health authority on the protocols for attendance. READ MORE: Deja McClendon On Athletes Unlimited Volleyball: 'We Really Want To See This Grow' For this year’s tournament, fan capacity is being capped at 25% for each venue and that number includes all participants, essential staff and family members of … [Read more...] about 2021 NCAA Tournament: How Many Fans Can Attend?
close Video Rep. Kevin McCarthy: Democrats’ $1.9T coronavirus relief bill is ‘too corrupt, liberal’ House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy provides insight into the coronavirus stimulus bill on ‘Fox and Friends.’ A year ago today, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned U.S. citizens to prepare for "disruption" from the coronavirus outbreak across American cities. And throughout the past 12 months, we have seen Americans make sacrifices and persevere in the fight against this virus. The progress we have seen in our economy and in our efforts to stop the spread have been substantial. In April 2020, the unemployment rate for American workers stood at 14.7 percent. Today the unemployment rate is 6.3 percent. At the same time, new COVID-19 cases continue to plummet. Thanks to a historic, heroic undertaking by the Trump administration's Operation Warp Speed, 1.45 million Americans are now receiving a vaccine shot every day. These … [Read more...] about Rep. Kevin McCarthy: Dems’ $1.9 trillion COVID bill is not rescue or relief plan, it’s a Pelosi payoff