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Houston Doc Claims She ‘Cured’ Patients with Hydroxychloroquine; Viral Video Pulled after Trump Retweets (Watch)

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Dr Stella Immanuel touts hydroxychloroquine as a cure for COVID-19 in video pulled by 3 social media companies for promoting disproven theories

*Facebook, Twitter and YouTube moved quickly to remove a viral video shared by the President of the United States that showed “doctors” making false and misleading claims about the coronavirus, but not after it was seen roughly 14 million times.

The video, which was published by the right-wing outlet Breitbart News, shows a press conference in front of the Supreme Court featuring people wearing white lab coats and calling themselves “America’s Frontline Doctors.”  During the gathering, reportedly organized by the Tea Party Patriots, the “docs” claimed that “you don’t need masks” to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and said studies showing hydroxychloroquine is an ineffective treatment  are “fake science” and sponsored by “fake pharma companies,” according to CNN. The group also said that “we don’t need to be locked down,” according to The Washington Post.

Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr. Stella Immanuel, claimed that as a primary care doctor in Houston, she has successfully treated over 100 patients with hydroxychloroquine, including patients with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure, as well as the elderly. She calls the drug “a cure” for COVID-19 and wants to know why top pharmaceutical companies in the United States are dissuading the government from endorsing its use.

Watch her portion of the press conference below:

Donald Trump, who has repeatedly pushed hydroxychloroquine, shared clips from the video on Twitter Monday night. His tweets were later removed, as was a version of the video shared by Donald Trump Jr. Twitter has temporarily limited Donald Trump Jr.’s account, blocking his ability to tweet or retweet for 12 hours.

Multiple studies have found that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine is not effective at treating COVID-19 and can cause adverse effects, such as heart rhythm irregularities. Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called on all Americans to wear masks and face coverings in public to stem the spread of the pandemic.

Below, the full presser from the group calling themselves “America’s Frontline Doctors”:

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Kamala Harris Campaign Suspends Travel After Staffer Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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*There’s big news coming out of Senator Kamala Harris‘ camp this morning. The Democratic Vice presidential candidate will pause her campaign travel through Sunday after her communications director tested positive for coronavirus, the Biden campaign announced Thursday.

The campaign said that the vice presidential nominee, who tested negative for the virus on Wednesday, was “not in close contact” with the aide, Liz Allen, under CDC guidelines. However, Harris will still pause her travel “out of an abundance of caution and in line with [the] campaign’s commitment to the highest levels of precaution,” the campaign said.

Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said that Harris will return to the trail by Monday, Oct. 19 — but maintain “a robust and aggressive schedule of virtual campaign activities” until then.

Additionally, he campaign is also suspending travel for Doug Emhoff, Harris’ husband.

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Harris was scheduled to travel Thursday to North Carolina for events encouraging voters to cast early ballots.

The campaign told reporters Thursday morning that Harris’ communications director and a traveling staff member for her travel to Arizona tested positive after that Oct. 8 trip.

Harris and Biden spent several hours together that day through multiple campaign stops, private meetings and a joint appearance in front of reporters at an airport. They were masked at all times in public, and aides said they were masked in private, as well. Biden and Harris have each had multiple negative tests since then.

Biden, meanwhile, is scheduled to attend an ABC News town hall airing live at 8pm Eastern.

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VIDEO: How NJ’s Most Segregated County Fueled COVID: Racism & Coronavirus Made a ‘Vicious Circle’

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USA TODAY: In New Jersey’s most segregated county, racism and coronavirus made a ‘vicious circle’

*Housing segregation has made New Jersey ripe for the pandemic’s spread, according to a new six-part series in USA TODAY that examines how racism fuels COVID-19 deaths.

One of the stories focuses on NJ’s Essex County, home to some of the most segregated and impoverished communities in the U.S., where some residents jam together in cramped apartments, multi-generational homes and housing projects. Essex County was among the top 10 in the country for its death rate from the novel coronavirus during the first wave of the pandemic, and still hovers in the top 15 months later.

New Jersey leaders try to address the inequities that allowed COVID-19 to hit parts of Essex County harder than communities that have more whites. They point to decades of housing policies – some unspoken, some written –  that banned white property owners from selling homes to Black buyers. Those practices also excluded Black residents from the midcentury homeownership and wealth-building boom, and they kept communities of color concentrated in often poor and neglected neighborhoods.

Below, a video from the story by USA TODAY writers Deborah Barfield Berry and Kameel Stanley.

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Scarface Reveals He Has ‘Started the Process to Get a Kidney Transplant’

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*Scarface has revealed that he’s begun the process to receive a kidney transplant.

The news comes nearly a week after the Geto Boys rapper took to Twitter to announce that he’s searching for a kidney donor. 

The Houston native revealed in April that he suffered kidney failure during his battle with coronavirus. 

“I’ve started the process to get a kidney transplant, I appreciate the love! It should take me 2-3 months to see if I’m a good candidate,” he shared in his latest update on Twitter. “In the meantime you stay healthy, the list will open shortly [thereafter] and we can discuss who’s a match.. again I appreciate that y’all.”

Scarface previously said he was looking for volunteers with B+ blood type, but he clarified that a specific blood type is not necessary. 

“They will match me with my kidney in exchange so anyone can be a donor,” he explained, adding, “can’t thank y’all enough.”

READ MORE: Rapper Scarface Searching for a Kidney Donor Following COVID Battle

The hip-hop icon told Fox5 DC that his kidneys never fully recovered after his COVID battle earlier this year. 

“COVID attacked my lungs first, and then it attacked my kidneys and knocked them out,” he said. “I got full lung recovery, but my kidneys never came back … I’m still a little weak. I don’t have a lot of strength in my legs yet. I still haven’t got full taste back and sense of smell yet. But I am glad to be alive.”

Scarface also opened up about his COVID diagnosis during an interview with Willie D, noting that he had to be placed on dialysis, Complex reports. 

“I fought COVID double bilateral pneumonia—both lungs—and kidney failure in my house,” he said. “I went back to the hospital. I just got out of the hospital [on April 20] … I gotta change my entire diet, I gotta do dialysis four days a week, three hours a day. That’s taking all my blood out, cleaning it and putting it back in my body.”

The rapper went on to say of COVID, “this is not fake.”

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