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'DWTS' Pro Witney Carson Reveals She Had COVID-19 When She Gave Birth to Son Leo

Witney Carson is revealing that she had coronavirus.

In an Instagram Q&A with fans, the 27-year-old Dancing with the Stars pro and new mom revealed that she had been diagnosed with the virus when she gave birth to son Leo in early January.

“So I’ve debated sharing this or not… but yes we did have Covid when Leo was born,” Witney shared.

“We gave it to my parents on Christmas Eve,” she added. “They weren’t out of quarantine yet & had to meet their grandson for the first time through a window literally broke my heart into pieces.”

Luckily, it looks like Witney has recovered and can now just enjoy being a mom.

Find out the sweet meaning behind Witney Carson‘s son Leo‘s name!

Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine Approved in U.S. - Here's What You Need to Know!

A third coronavirus vaccine is now approved for emergency use in the United States.

Johnson & Johnson‘s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the FDA and recommended on Sunday (February 28) by the CDC’s advisory committee for adults 18 years and older in the U.S., via the Washington Post.

“After a thorough analysis of the data, the FDA’s scientists and physicians have determined that the vaccine meets the FDA’s expectations for safety and effectiveness appropriate for the authorization of a vaccine for emergency use,” said the FDA‘s Peter Marks.

The vaccine is the first that requires only one shot, and the first that can be stored at refrigerator temperatures for months at a time.

Doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are expected to begin shipping on Monday (March 1), according to the Associated Press, and the company already has a “few million doses,” promising 20 million doses will be available by the end of March in the U.S., and 100 million by the summer.

The FDA confirmed that the vaccine is 66 percent effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19. While the effectiveness isn’t as strong as Pfizer and Moderna’s numbers, experts say that it shouldn’t be compared because trials were conducted when there were more variants, unlike the first two approved vaccines.

“We’re a single shot…and now we’ve produced data that say that our vaccine is highly effective, 85% effective against severe COVID, 100% effective against hospitalization or death,” Dr. Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D. and the global head of Janssen Research & Development said at the time.

President Joe Biden released a statement calling the decision “exciting news for all Americans, and an encouraging development in our efforts to bring an end to the crisis.”

“We know that the more people get vaccinated, the faster we will overcome the virus, get back to our friends and loved ones, and get our economy back on track. Thanks to the brilliance of our scientists, the resilience of our people, and the eagerness of Americans in every community to protect themselves and their loved ones by getting vaccinated, we are moving in the right direction,” he went on to say.

Over 70 million vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far, according to CDC data.

Find out which stars already received the vaccine.

E3, Anime Expo 2021 Going Virtual Amid Pandemic, LA Marathon Moving to Fall

There are some scheduling changes happening amid the pandemic.

Some big conventions and live events based in Los Angeles are reshuffling and reorganizing, according to Deadline, via a report from the Board of the Dept. of Convention and Tourism Development Commissioners, on Sunday (February 28).

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, has backed away from plans to do a live convention, and will instead be going virtual. The E3 2020 show was canceled amid the pandemic last year. This will be the second year without a physical event.

The 2021 Anime Expo will also go virtual over the 4th of July instead of an in-person gathering.

BET’s music and events festival, The Experience, will not hold its live event at Los Angeles Community College. It will go forward with “scheduled awards and other events.”

The Los Angeles Marathon will delay to the fall.

Here’s what Dr. Fauci said about wearing masks, and how he sees the pandemic playing out amid the distribution of vaccines.

Abigail Breslin's Dad Has Died After Battle with COVID-19

Abigail Breslin is mourning the death of her father Michael.

The 24-year-old Oscar-nominated actress revealed on Friday night (February 26) that her dad passed away after a battle with COVID-19.

“Oh wow. Hard to write this. Harder than I thought. I’m in shock and devastation,” Abigail wrote on Instagram. “At 6:32 PM EST , my sweet, perfect, amazing, heroic, wonderful dada passed away after my family and I said goodbye. It was COVID-19 that cut my sweet daddy’s life too short.”

“I appreciate more than you know, the love and support my family and I have received. Mostly I want to remember my dad for who he was,” Abigail wrote.

“My dad was a hilarious, boisterous, tenacious, rebellious, intelligent, sweet, incredible human being. He loved life. He loved his family. He loved the simple things…” Abigail added before listing all of the things her dad loved.

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Garth Brooks Says His 'Queen' Trisha Yearwood Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Garth Brooks has revealed that wife Trisha Yearwood has tested positive for coronavirus.

The country couple’s team shared a note from the duo on Facebook, revealing the news.

The note shared that Garth and Trisha have been “quarantining at home on the heels of a recent positive Covid test by a member of their team” and that while Trisha tested positive, Garth‘s own test came back negative.

“The Queen and I have now tested twice,” Garth said. “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.”

Severe winter weather in Tennessee prevented the couple from getting tested until almost a week after their initial exposure; once they did, they continued to quarantine together.

He continued, “Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together, and anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.”

The couple’s team also shared that Trisha is doing okay and is dealing with symptoms of the contagious virus.

“She’s tough. She’s stronger than me,” Garth added. “If anyone asks, that’s [say a prayer] what you can do for her. That’s what I’m doing. Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan.”

Last year, Garth and Trisha had to go into quarantine after exposure from another person.

The duo were also at the forefront of virtual entertainment and brought mini concerts to their fans from their home studio.

President Biden Holds Candlelight Vigil at White House to Mourn the 500,000 American Lives Lost to COVID-19

President Biden is marking a grim moment in the fight against COVID-19.

The President of the United States spoke to the nation from the White House on Monday (February 22) after it was confirmed that 500,000 Americans have now passed away because of the virus.

After speaking to the nation, Biden was joined by First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff for a candlelight vigil outside of the White House.

“We must end the politics and misinformation that’s divided families, communities and the country,” Biden said during his speech. “It’s cost too many lives already. It’s not Democrats and Republicans who are dying from the virus. It’s our fellow Americans. It’s our neighbors, our friends, our mothers, our fathers, our sons, our daughters, husbands, wives. We have to fight this together as one people, as the United States of America. That’s the only way we’re going to beat this virus, I promise you.”

Biden opened up about the tragedies he’s suffered while comforting those who have lost loved ones to the virus.

“For the loved ones left behind: I know all too well. I know what it’s like to not be there when it happens. I know what it’s like when you are there holding their hands, there’s a look in their eye and they slip away,” he said. For those that don’t know, Biden’s first wife and infant daughter died in a car crash and his son Beau died in 2015 after a battle with brain cancer.

Watch the speech below.

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Dr. Fauci Says It's 'Possible' Masks Will Be Needed Through 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci is getting candid about the pandemic.

The 80-year-old immunologist expert made an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, where he discussed the reality of the virus.

During the appearance, he warned it is “possible” that Americans will be wearing masks in 2022.

“It depends on the level of dynamics of virus that it’s the community…if you see the level coming down really, really very low, I want it keep going down to a baseline that’s so low that there’s virtually no threat – it’ll never be zero – but a minimal, minimal threat that you will be exposed to someone who’s infected. So if you combine getting most of the people in the country vaccinated with getting the level of virus in the community very very low, then I believe you’re going to be able to say, for the most part, we don’t necessarily have to wear masks,” he went on to say.

“I think we’re going to have a significant degree of normality, beyond the terrible burden all of us have been through in the last year, that as we get into the fall and winter… we will be approaching a degree of normality,” he also said.

“When it goes way down and the overwhelming majority of the people in the population are vaccinated, then I would feel comfortable in saying, you know, ‘We need to pull back on the masks,’ ” he continued.

At the same time, the New York Times reported that the U.S. is likely to hit half a million deaths due to coronavirus in the next few days.

“It’s nothing like we’ve ever been through in the last 102 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic. People decades from now are going to be talking about this as a terribly historic milestone in the history of this country,” he said.

“It really is a terrible situation that we’ve been through and that we’re still going through, and that’s the reason why we keep insisting to continue with the public health measures because we don’t want this to get much worse than it already is.”

Fauci also recently revealed he was blocked from being able to do this.