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Fox Hosts Now Convinced Coronavirus Death Tolls Are Being Inflated

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According to medical workers on the ground, the death toll from the coronavirus has been vastly lowballed due to lack of testing. “As far as underreporting, I would say, definitely,” a nurse told the New York Times, this week, describing patients who had tested negative for the flu, but who had died nonetheless. And yet, according to pro-Trump media personalities, the exact opposite is taking place. In their latest play to diminish the pandemic’s severity, Rush Limbaugh, Tucker Carlson, Brit Hume, Mark Levin, and others have come out this week to question the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s coronavirus data, with some accusing the media of personally gunning for Donald Trump by reporting on supposedly exaggerated numbers.

“There may be reasons people seek an inaccurate death count,” Carlson said during a Tuesday segment with his colleague Hume. “When journalists work with numbers, there sometimes is an agenda.” Hume has suggested that a not-insignificant number of COVID-19 deaths could be chalked up to underlying conditions, not the virus itself, tweeting at the beginning of April that New York City’s coronavirus “fatality numbers are inflated.”

A number of reports this week have found the opposite to be true. Thanks to insufficient testing, particularly in the early stages of the outbreak, experts say the full impact of the pandemic is nearly impossible to calculate. CDC spokesperson Kristen Nordlund noted that the agency’s coronavirus death toll only counts patients who died after testing positive. “We know that it is an underestimation,” Nordlund told the Washington Post on Sunday.

But facts and Fox have never mixed. Hume posted a follow-up tweet on Tuesday, writing that the White House task force’s Dr. Deborah Birx “just said…anyone in U.S. who dies with Covid-19, regardless of what else may be wrong, is now being recorded as a Covid-19 death.” (Birx, in fact, noted during Tuesday’s presser that while some countries don’t count COVID-19 patients with other health issues in their pandemic tolls, the policy in the U.S. is “if someone dies with COVID-19, we are counting that as a COVID-19 death.”)

Earlier in the Carlson segment, Hume warned that “lots of people are asymptomatic who may have other terrible diseases. And if everybody is being automatically classified…as a COVID-19 death, we’re going to get a very large number of deaths that way, and we’re probably not going to have an accurate count.”

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Love Island 2020’s Callum and Molly share update on relationship

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Love Island 2020 duo Callum Jones and Molly Smith are finally official.

The reality stars left the villa back in February, but during a recent chat with OK! magazine, Callum revealed that they have only taken the next step in their relationship over the last few weeks.

“We are boyfriend and girlfriend now,” confirmed the 23-year-old ex-scaffolder.

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But how did they come to realise they’re now officially official?

“What it was is, I said to her, ‘We’re courting’. She said, ‘Courting? That means we’re together.’ And I said, ‘Oh does it?’ And she said, ‘Yeah’.

“I was like, ‘Alright then’, and she was like, ‘Are you asking me to be your girlfriend?’, and I was like, ‘Yeah’. And that’s how it come about.”

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Pretty straightforward then, but it’s nice to hear they’re still going strong.

Earlier today (May 4), it was confirmed that Love Island‘s summer 2020 series will not be going ahead, due to the current pandemic.

Kevin Lygo, Director of Television at ITV, said: “We have tried every which way to make Love Island this summer but logistically it’s just not possible to produce it in a way that safeguards the wellbeing of everyone involved and that for us is the priority.”

Love Island is scheduled to return this summer on ITV2, and you can catch up on the show via ITV Hub.



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Originally posted 2020-05-04 15:31:44.

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The Boys Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer And Everything You Need To Know

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Hooray, The Boys are here! Amazon original science-fiction live-action series, The Boys aired back in 2019.

Before even the first season made it on the Amazon platforms, it was renewed for a second installment. The success of the show is a massive one, seeing the eccentric portrayal of superheroes.

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The pilot is more than enough to keep you hooked, and you can barely see the time pass as you watch the first eight episodes of season one.

It is a story loaded with sarcasm and skepticism, rather than to win over the viewers with identification or emotions. The inspiring characters show the dark side of superheroes credibly and surprisingly.

What Do We Know About The Release Date?

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According to an Instagram post of November 6, 2019, by Karl Urban, playing the lead role of Billy Butcher, the filming of the show was all done with it:

Cut and print!🤪 That’s a wrap for Billy Butcher on season 2 of @theboystv. Massive thanks to our awesome Crew n cast, love you all. 💥The Boys 2💥 On yer telle Mid 2020 #gonefishing🎣 😎💗

Eric Kripke, showrunner of Supernatural and The Boys, wrote on his Twitter handle regarding on the update on the upcoming season:

And, I’m hard at work (remotely) on #Season2. Here are a few shots! @KarlUrban @antonystarr @TheBoysTV #TheBoys #SPNFamily pic.twitter.com/rHnw0REsIx

— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) March 22, 2020

Seeing the completed filming, we can expect the second part to hit our screens in mid-2020. The show is currently in its post-production stage.

Any Trailer Yet?

Yes, thankfully, an official trailer was released on December 6, 2019, on the official YouTube account of Prime Video UK. And, since then, it has scored a total of over 3 million views.

There are no updates regarding the admission of fresh faces. But, here is a list of a line-up based on the previous season:

  • Karl Urban as Billy Butcher
  • Jack Quaid as Hughie Campbell
  • Anthony Starr as Homelander
  • Erin Moriarty as Annie January 
  • Dominique McElligott as Queen Maeve, and so on

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Originally posted 2020-05-04 03:47:50.

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Spider-Man actually solved time travel in Avengers: Endgame

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Spider-Man might have been a pile of dust for most of Avengers: Endgame, but he actually played a bigger role than you’d think.

After the movie’s surprise five-year time jump, the remaining Avengers start to look to time travel to bring everyone back. Smart Hulk doesn’t have the knowledge though, so they need Tony Stark’s help and he doesn’t seem to want to do it.

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He’s left the superhero life and living peacefully with Pepper and their daughter Morgan, so Tony doesn’t want to potentially mess it up by playing around with time – something he doesn’t think is possible anyway.

And yet, over one night, Tony manages to create time travel, but really, we should be thanking Spider-Man instead.

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Before Tony solves the time travel problem (and after he bizarrely dries plates before putting them on the washing-up rack), he looks at a picture of himself with Peter Parker and a fake Stark Industries certificate.

Shortly after this, Tony decides to have one last try at the time travel simulation, seemingly because of the guilt he felt over Peter’s death in Avengers: Infinity War.

But there’s a key detail you might have overlooked.

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ScreenRant suggests that the fact that Peter is holding the Stark Industries certificate upside-down is the reason why Tony is able to solve the timey-wimey conundrum.

“I’ve got a mild inspiration. I’d like to see it if checks out. So, I’d like to run one last sim before we pack it in for the night. This time in the shape of a Möbius strip, inverted please,” Tony tells Friday after this moment.

He says a few other science-y bits, but the main change is inverting the Möbius strip like Peter did for his certificate.

And given the timing, it seems that the “mild inspiration” could well be that certificate. Lo and behold, turning it upside-down worked and the rest is history.

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We’re sure time travel is more complicated than just looking at it upside-down, but they did have a time heist to get on with.

So, technically, this also means that Spider-Man is inadvertently responsible for Tony’s eventual sacrifice to save the world.

Sorry about that.

Avengers: Endgame is out now on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D, 4K and digital download, and is available on Disney+.


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Originally posted 2020-05-01 06:05:44.

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