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Can I mention an NPR radio personality?

Just last Sunday I listened to that day's episode of This American Life; the theme was appropriately low-grade dread. At the end of the show, host Ira Glass announced that he had the virus.

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Not so. I listen yesterday and he explained that he had self-quarantined because he had come into contact with someone who has it.

He don't got it. (yet!)
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Plácido Domingo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Domingo is 79. This could easily be fatal for a man his age. He's reporting mild symptoms so far.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/22/enter...rnd/index.html

I remember Domingo from the famous 3 Tenors concerts. José Carreras is still alive. Luciano Pavarotti died a few years ago.

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José Carreras is on a farewell tour. He recently cancelled appearances because of Coronavirus.

He's 73 and not ill. I hope he's taking precautions.
https://mobile.twitter.com/jcarrerastenor

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Old 03-22-2020, 05:49 PM
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Harvey Weinstein has the virus. I wonder if the care he will receive, if he needs it, will look a lot different than it would have not too long ago.

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Weinstein is already in very precarious health. I doubt he'll survive the Coronavirus.
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Weinstein is already in very precarious health. I doubt he'll survive the Coronavirus.
Wanna bet? I'll put up $200 saying the rapist survives, even money. Survival defined as cause of death (everyone dies sometime) something other than COVID-19/viral pneumonia.

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I'm not that invested in Weinstein's health. If he dies, he dies. I wouldn't be upset if he lives to serve more prison time.

He recently had a Coronary procedure. He seems to be in declining health. But I'm not a doctor.

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Plácido Domingo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Domingo is 79. This could easily be fatal for a man his age. He's reporting mild symptoms so far.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/22/enter...rnd/index.html

I remember Domingo from the famous 3 Tenors concerts. José Carreras is still alive. Luciano Pavarotti died a few years ago.
Considering the news of how he's touched many people inappropriately, maybe not surprising.
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Harvey Weinstein has the virus. I wonder if the care he will receive, if he needs it, will look a lot different than it would have not too long ago.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...action-1285862
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With the number of well known people testing positive; I have to wonder about the percentage of the population in general. Frightening.
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Well, he's not a celebrity exactly, but the husband of Amy Klobuchar has tested positive.

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Well-connected people stay connected by connecting with many other well-connected people. Exponential exposure and infection rates ensue. Expect to see many well-known names on the "infected" list. The old will be winnowed.
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2008 Nobel Peace Price laureate, former president of Finland Martti Ahtisaari was today confirmed having the virus. His wife also tested positive few days ago.
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Terrence McNally, Tony-Winning Playwright, Dies of Coronavirus Complications
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Prince Charles has tested positive.
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Prince Charles has tested positive.
Just saw it on the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52033845
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Singer Jackson Browne has Coronavirus. Mild symptoms. He's 71.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...navirus-report

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Prince Albert II of Monaco is the first head of state to test positive.
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Floyd Cardoz, respected Indian-American chef, died of it yesterday.
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I vaguely remember Cardoz from Top Chef Masters season 3. He won and my favorite, Mary Sue Milliken was runner-up.

It's scary that a successful 59 year old guy died from Coronavirus. He had wealth and could afford to eat well. He could pay for insurance & excellent medical care. Still didn't save him.

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Prince Charles testing positive has caused quite a stir. There was explicit advice a few days ago for people with rural second homes not to travel to them to isolate, and potentially "escape" the virus.

Here's one example: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/12...-Boris-Johnson

The headline and URL relate to Cornwall, but further on in the article you'll find SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford urging people to stay away from the Scottish Highlands due to the sparse healthcare availability.

So what does Charlie-boy do? Leaves his home in London to travel to the Highlands to stay in one of his many other homes, while he was already showing symptoms.

And unlike normal mortals, he doesn't just travel with his wife - a whole entourage went with him in a chartered helicopter. It's not going down well over here.
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Veteran character actor Mark Blum died from the disease.

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Does Boris Johnson count as a celebrity?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52060791

The immediate reaction on my social media feed over here seems to be "Uh oh. Shit just go real."
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Does Boris Johnson count as a celebrity?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52060791

The immediate reaction on my social media feed over here seems to be "Uh oh. Shit just go real."
I've been saying, "Shit just got real" almost daily now for a while.
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Plácido Domingo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Domingo is 79. This could easily be fatal for a man his age. He's reporting mild symptoms so far.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/22/enter...rnd/index.html

I remember Domingo from the famous 3 Tenors concerts. José Carreras is still alive. Luciano Pavarotti died a few years ago.



José Carreras is hospitalized with the virus. He's apparently gotten worse in the past few days. I hope he pulls through. His brilliant voice brings so much joy & inspiration to the world.
https://operawire.com/placido-doming...-for-covid-19/

Damn it! Fucking virus.

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Country singer Joe Diffie being propped up beside the jukebox tonight.

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Yeah. The virus is getting all too real.

Covid-19 definitely can be lethal. Modern medicine can only do so much.

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José Carreras is hospitalized with the virus. He's apparently gotten worse in the past few days. I hope he pulls through. His brilliant voice brings so much joy & inspiration to the world.
https://operawire.com/placido-doming...-for-covid-19/

Damn it! Fucking virus.
Uh, it's Placido Domingo that's hospitalized with Covid-19. His name is right there in the link.

I copy/pasted the wrong name from the original quote.

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John Prine is hospitalized and in critical condition. The symptoms indicate it's probably Covid-19.

Man, this virus is going after some legendary songwriters/musicians.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...ms-974909/amp/

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While Prine’s exact medical condition is unclear, “his situation is critical,” his family said in a statement Sunday.

“After a sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday. He was intubated Saturday evening, and continues to receive care, but his situation is critical,” the Prine family wrote.

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