We’re all hopefully quarantining right now, even if we don’t have symptoms of the novel coronavirus that continues to plague the planet; you may still have it and simply be asymptomatic, meaning you could unknowingly infect others. By the way, there still isn’t widespread testing in America. For example, you could be Idris Elba, who last week revealed that he’d tested positive for COVID-19, though he said he’d not been suffering from any major symptoms. A week and a half later, he took to Twitter to offer an update.
Hoping everyone is coping with this [email protected]@!! Currently still quarantine.. Sab and I still feel ok so far with no changes. Dr told us that after quarantine we will be immune for a certain time since our antibodies fought this. ????At some point we’d like to go home to London. Bsafe pic.twitter.com/M9wppoSa7i
It appears nothing much has changed. “Hoping everyone is coping with this [email protected]@!! Currently still quarantine,” Elba wrote. “Sab [his wife] and I still feel ok so far with no changes. Dr told us that after quarantine we will be immune for a certain time since our antibodies fought this. At some point we’d like to go home to London. Bsafe.” Along with the caption was a photo of a peaceful Elba, sitting on a couch.
The update is happily uneventful, though it does quietly reiterate the importance of being patient, not letting cabin fever get the better of you as we all wait this one out, lest we make the problem even worse. And at least he has company. Hang in there, Mr. Elba, and the same goes for the rest of you.
Joseph Maldonado-Passage, the subject of the Netflix docuseries, is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for his part in a murder-for-hire plot.
The star of the popular Netflix docuseriesTiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is currently in isolation behind bars out of an abundance of caution during the coronavirus pandemic.
Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka 'Joe Exotic,' the Tiger King, is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for his part in a murder-for-hire plot.
Maldonado-Passage's husband, Dillon Passage, recently spoke with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM's Radio Andy and said that the former zoo owner has been placed in COVID-19 isolation.
Maldonado-Passage is not necessarily thought to be infected, but since he recently transferred from a prison with multiple cases, he was placed in isolation for safety, his husband told Cohen.
The Netflix series has become wildly popular, dominating entertainment news coverage.
Florida authorities on Tuesday confirmed tips have been rolling in daily concerning a cold case featured in the docuseries.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister of Tampa addressed local media regarding the disappearance of Jack Donald 'Don' Lewis, saying the sheriff held a meeting on Monday regarding the case and will be reviewing “a lot of the evidence.'
The sheriff also said his office was getting at least six tips a day, as Chronister on Monday asked for new leads amid all the interest in the show. The 1997 disappearance of Lewis is part of the Netflix series.
Listen to the entire interview below.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Shortly after Idris Elba was diagnosed with coronavirus, the actor immediately urged people to stop spreading the dangerous and unfounded rumor that Black people can’t get the coronavirus. If the internet thinks it’s going to start an apocalypse of conspiracies, Elba is here to cancel it. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only conspiracy theory that Elba finds himself shutting down.
In a fiery new social media message, Idris Elba has lashed out at conspiracy theorists that say celebrities like himself are being paid to pretend they have the coronavirus. In Elba’s latest Instagram Live video, he stresses that tests should be available for everyone, not just celebrities, but he’s also pushing back at “test-shaming.” The Wire actor also fired back at recent Internet suggestions that he’s being paid to pretend he tested positive:
“Test-shaming is, like, counterproductive. I don’t see what people get out of that. And also, like, this idea that someone like myself is gunna be paid to say I’ve got coronavirus - that’s absolute bullsh*t, such stupidness.”
Elba and his wife Sabrina, who has also tested positive for the coronavirus, have been chronicling their experience on social media, and one of the things that has alarmed the couple is that they are generally asymptomatic, which has made the spread of the pandemic such a concern. Many people are walking around with no idea that they even have COVID-19, and if they ever do find out, it’s too late for others they may have infected.
While the actor doesn’t specifically mention any conspiracy theory floater by name, CNN reports that Elba is likely referencing Cardi B’s recent wild theory about celebrities who say they tested positive for the virus, yet don’t show any symptoms. In the process of expressing her concerns, Cardi wondered whether there was an incentive for these actors to say that they are positive.
Within Cardi’s concerns - which arrive after she and a producer vowed to donate a remix’s proceeds to charity focused towards coronavirus - one can sense her frustration, given that this pandemic has far-reaching effects and financial impacts, including for artists. However, actors, athletes, and musicians have recently chosen to be tested after coming into contact with others who have tested positive. Given their public status, these celebrities often come into contact with a wide array of people, and testing only makes sense, given that it’s in everyone’s interest that the disease spreads to others as little as possible. Of course, it’s also in everyone’s interest for members of the general public to be tested.
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