Matt Damon reveals stepdaughter recovered from COVID-19; talks “fairy tale” quarantine time in Ireland

ABC/Randy Holmes(DUBLIN) — As previously reported, Oscar winner Matt Damon and his family decided to ride out the stay-at-home period in Dalkey, Ireland, a small, seaside town southeast of Dublin.  His stepdaughter, Alexia Barroso, however, remained in New York City where she was attending college, and Damon has revealed she caught, and recovered from, COVID-19. “She had COVID really early on, along with her …

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American Airlines, Hyatt Hotels giving free vacations to workers at hospital hit hard by COVID-19

iStock/Halfpoint(NEW YORK) — American Airlines and Hyatt hotels have teamed up to surprise thousands of New York-area health care professionals with free vacations.  NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst in Queens, New York was severely affected by COVID-19, forcing it to increase  its Intensive Care Units capacity by 500%. And as a thank-you to the “heroism” of the staff, more than 4,000 employees will …

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Reese Witherspoon tackles health and fitness while in quarantine

Daniele Venturelli/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Gyms may be closed but Reese Witherspoon knows it’s important to keep your body moving, which is why she tackled the topic on her series Shine On At Home.  Joined by the Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton, Robin Arzón, the duo discussed the physical and mental health benefits of exercises like running.  “One …

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After COVID lockdowns, Tyler Perry to resume TV production on July 8

Steve Iervolino/ABC News(ATLANTA) — After revealing a comprehensive plan to reopen his Atlanta studios in June, Tyler Perry set start dates for U.S. shows filming in North America, according to Deadline.  Perry’s two BET series, Sistas and The Oval, will begin production July 8, one at a time at his Tyler Perry Studios. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp recently declared that nonessential businesses in the state could reopen.  Perry …

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Beware of “maskne”: breakouts caused by wearing face masks

iStock/ValentinRussanov(NEW YORK) — The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted millions of Americans to don face masks — in some cases, it’s legally required — and 2020 being what it is, that’s now led to something else we have to deal with: “maskne.” That’s right: people are discovering that wearing a mask all day is causing their skin to break out.  What …

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Kristen Bell shares relatable photo about what it’s like homeschooling two young kids

ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — With schools across the nation closed for the rest of the year due to COVID-19, parents are staring down the reality that they’re in charge of their child’s education until classes resume in the fall.  Kristen Bell openly admits that homeschooling two young girls is anything but a piece of cake. On Tuesday, The Good Place actress seemingly posted …

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New York reports 100 cases of new COVID-19-linked syndrome in children

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo; Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Calling it a “disturbing situation,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday disclosed that the state is investigating about 100 cases of a mysterious syndrome linked to COVID-19 in children. The illness, called Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19, shares symptoms seen in Kawasaki disease, which is a treatable illness marked by …

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Dr. Fauci testifies before Senate regarding COVID-19 pandemic

Win McNamee/Getty ImagesCautioning against reopening too soon due to risk of “suffering and death,” Doctor Anthony Fauci testified before the Senate regarding the reopening of the country and when life may return to normal. Fauci, who is quarantining at his home due to coming into contact with a staffer who tested positive for the virus, testified remotely in a video conference.   Also …

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