Live Well! Coronavirus Information And Healthy Living

The  COVID-19 pandemic means we all need to get the most accurate and timely information so we can be informed, not afraid.   The latest news, important information, and healthy tips to help you live the lifestyle you want.  Check back often, this page is updated throughout the day.  Stay safe, stay healthy, and look forward to a happy life!

From scarves to HEPA filters, what kind of face covering is best?

Rike_/iStock(NEW YORK) — What makes a better face covering to guard against COVID-19 transmission, a T-shirt or a scarf? Is it safe to use a vacuum cleaner bag? What about a coffee filter? With U.S. government and health officials calling for the public to wear face coverings to help combat the coronavirus, the internet is abuzz with advice — and …

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President Trump blames pandemic response on WHO as US death toll approaches 15,000

iStock/MicroStockHub (NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump remains adamant that the World Health Organization is at fault for the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The president also threatened to withhold U.S. funding for the organization. The U.S. contributes the most to the WHO. However, ABC News reports that newly-surfaced documents claim the White House was made aware of the brewing pandemic as early as …

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Sarah Silverman screams in encouragement for NYC health workers leaving their hospital shift

Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images for Vanity Fair(NEW YORK) — New York City remains one of the hardest-hit areas of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the residents aren’t letting the tragedy stop them from selflessly cheering on the hardworking hospital employees every night. Comedian Sarah Silverman revealed on Tuesday that she climbs onto her fire escape every night at 7 p.m.and loudly bangs a skillet …

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CDC releases new data as debate grows over racial disparities in coronavirus deaths

ABC News(ATLANTA) — The White House coronavirus task force is seeking to get ahead of the growing debate over how it’s responding to racial disparities in coronavirus deaths — particularly the much higher numbers and percentages in black communities compared to states as a whole. The disturbing development in the crisis has become more apparent — and controversial — as …

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Unprecedented coronavirus antibody testing hits roadblock in Colorado

ABC News(TELLURIDE, Colorado) — The effort to test every resident of San Miguel County, Colorado, for coronavirus antibodies — including the mountain community of Telluride — hit a snag after health officials said the private company conducting the tests couldn’t handle the workload. Last month, biotech company United Biomedical Inc. offered to pay to test every resident of San Miguel …

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COVID crackdowns lead online poker players to go all-in

Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With social distancing rules in place, and casinos and other venues closed down, card sharks are turning to online poker in droves.  In fact, with 40 million poker players in the States left with nowhere to go — both card room tourney players and buddies playing at their friends’ houses — they’re going …

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Wanna get tanked with your cat while in quarantine? You’re in luck!

fotostok_pdv/iStock(NEW YORK) — Apparently, National Drink Wine With Your Cat Week is coming up.  For those wanting to pop bottles with your felines, Pet Wine Shop has got you covered. Through April 10, the online store that sells non-alcoholic wine for cats (and dogs!) has a pretty cool deal going on right now called #QuarantineAndChillWithYourCat.  Meaning, you can nab free …

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Oops: Cops in Louisiana apologize for blaring the siren from ‘The Purge’ to warn of a COVID curfew

iStock/Chalabala(LOS ANGELES) — As if residents of Crowley, LA didn’t have enough to worry about — with the COVID-19 pandemic situation and all — they got an extra dose of anxiety Sunday night, when the local cops blared the siren from the Purge movies to signal a coronavirus curfew was beginning. For the uninitiated, The Purge movies imagined an America in which every crime — including …

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COVID shut-downs and family lock downs leads CBS to bring back Sunday night movies

ViacomCBS/Paramount Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — In response to the shutdown of production on its original programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CBS announced on Friday that it is bringing back a tradition from an earlier time: Sunday night movies.  Each week at 8 p.m. ET during the month of May, the network will feature five acclaimed films from the Paramount Pictures …

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‘Grace & Frankie’ goes live for COVID-19 relief

Melissa Moseley/Netflix(LOS ANGELES) — The Netflix series Grace & Frankie, whose production has been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will return on Thursday with a special live event, according to Deadline.  The comedy series starring, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, will host an online table read benefiting the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 relief program.  The presentation, an episode from the yet-unaired seventh season titled “The …

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