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MarshStream Offerings Include Return Of Marga Gomez, A Look At The Arts In NYC During COVID, And More

MarshStream Offerings Include Return Of Marga Gomez, A Look At The Arts In NYC During COVID, And More

The Marsh continues to offer a wide variety of new programming at 7:30pm nightly on MarshStream, its popular broadcast platform.

Offerings through December 15 include: the much-awaited return of MarshStream International Solo Fest’s Best Performance winner Marga Gomez in Not Getting Any Younger, a behind the curtain view of what’s happening with the arts in New York City during COVID-19 with Carla Hoke-Miller, and much more (see latest schedule below).

The program launched in April and has received overwhelmingly enthusiastic response, with hundreds flocking to view and participate each night. MarshStream programming varies daily, with Monday Night MarshStream (short performances by a variety of artists), Wild Card Tuesdays (everything from book/writer discussions, sing-a-longs, Tell It On Tuesday, to Sound Healing and Restorative Yoga), Wednesday Solo Arts Heal (offering stories of health, advocacy, and inspiration), Stephanie’s MarshStream on Thursday nights (interview, bantering, Q&A, and performance excerpts, moderated by Marsh founder Stephanie

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Morning mail: PM’s flight to Murdoch party, US Covid nightmare, Port Arthur film row |

Good morning, this is Imogen Dewey bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 4 December.

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Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg billed taxpayers almost $5,000 to take the prime minister’s private jet on a whirlwind trip to Sydney on the night of Lachlan Murdoch’s Christmas party last year. The ministers left Canberra after 6pm, attending the Bellevue Hill soiree and then returning to the capital before 9am the next morning. Peter Dutton was also on the flights, although it is unclear whether he attended the party, held on 5 December as Sydney was shrouded in bushfire smoke.

The US has reported a record 3,000 Covid deaths in a single day, and more than 200,000 new cases, only the second time that barrier has been breached. States face the daunting task of planning who will get a vaccine first – as top doctor Anthony Fauci has suggested

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Obama, Clinton and Bush pledge to take Covid vaccine on TV to show its safety | Barack Obama

Former US presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton have pledged to get vaccinated for coronavirus on television to promote the safety of the vaccine.

The trio’s effort comes as the Food and Drug Administration prepares to meet next week to decide whether to authorize a Covid-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech.

More than 3,100 people died from the coronavirus in America on Wednesday, a record single-day high and more than the number of people killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Obama, Bush and Clinton’s willingness to address the seriousness of the pandemic is markedly different from the attitude of Donald Trump, who remained silent as the US passed 250,000 coronavirus deaths in November.

In an interview with SiriusXM host Joe Madison, Obama said that he would trust Anthony Fauci if the infectious disease expert declares a coronavirus vaccine to be safe.

“People like Anthony Fauci, who

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PM Johnson might take COVID shot on TV, but won’t jump queue – press secretary

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson might be persuaded to take a COVID-19 vaccination on television to show it is safe but he would not have one before those in greater need, his press secretary said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to attend a Cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, Britain December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Johnson, 56, who spent time in intensive care earlier this year after contracting COVID-19, has hailed the UK approval of Pfizer’s vaccine as a global win and ray of hope amid a pandemic that has hurt the economy and upended normal life.

But, like other leaders, Johnson cannot be seen to be jumping the queue for the vaccine, ahead of more vulnerable people, but he wants to illustrate its safety to try to persuade others to take it when it is more

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Rosie Perez Recalls “Terrifying” Covid Diagnosis, Says Reopened ‘Flight Attendant’ Set Resembled ‘Contagion’

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Rosie Perez remembers her Covid-19 diagnosis in the early days of the pandemic as so “terrifying” she pleaded with her manager, “Don’t let me die in Bangkok.”

Perez says she contracted the coronavirus while traveling last December to shoot her new HBO series The Flight Attendant, starring Kaley Cuoco. In an interview with Uproxx, the actress described the day she was diagnosed. At that time, she says, “they were saying it’s a new respiratory tract infection.”

A doctor in Bangkok told Perez, “It’s a virus that’s going around. We don’t really know what it is and what it does, but it attacks the respiratory system first and then travels to other parts of your body. And I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ It was terrifying. I remember my manager was with me, and I said, ‘Tarik, don’t let me die in Bangkok.’

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Rosie Perez contracted Covid almost a year ago



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Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez has revealed she had coronavirus almost a year ago.

The ‘Flight Attendant’ star – who plays Megan Briscoe in the HBO Max mini series – revealed she contracted the respiratory illness when she was filming for the programme in Bangkok, Thailand.

She told UPROXX: “I had contracted COVID when we flew to Bangkok.

“And at that time, they were saying ‘It’s a new respiratory tract infection. It’s a virus that’s going around.

“‘We don’t really know what it is and what it does, but it attacks the respiratory system first and then travels to other parts of your body.’ ”

The 56-year-old actress admitted having the virus was “terrifying” and she was urged at the time to wear a mask to “protect” both herself and others.

She added: “I remember my manager was with me, and

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Australian Screen Production Takes 18% Hit From COVID

Expenditure on screen production in Australia plunged by 18% in the financial year to June 2020, reflecting a near total shutdown of large-scale drama filming from March, due to the impact of the coronavirus and work from home regulations. But, until the virus struck in the fourth (April to June) quarter much of the industry had been on course for a record year.

“If you think that we lost more than a quarter of our year, three and a half months, but ended down only 18%, that’s a good result. It is only half the downturn you might have thought,” Screen Australia CEO, Graeme Mason told Variety.

The July 2019-June 20202 period saw total production spending of A$990 million ($693 million) coming from production of local and foreign feature, television and online drama titles, as well as post, digital and visual effects, according to Screen Australia’s annual Drama Report. The

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Data scientist slams ‘inherently biased’ media for glossing over COVID spikes in blue states

Data scientist Youyang Gu attacked the media as “inherently biased” for picking and choosing which states receive national coverage of their coronavirus outbreaks after noticing that Illinois hasn’t received the attention of other states.  

Gu, who created covid19-projections.com, aims to provide unbiased takes on the coronavirus. He observed that Illinois, which is predominantly run by Democrats, has not received the attention that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ state of Florida has received.

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“Last week, Illinois reported 15,415 cases in a single day, more than Florida ever did in a single day. This is despite Illinois’ population being 40% lower,” Gu wrote. “Many of you probably did not know the dire situation in Illinois. That’s because no mainstream media chose to report it.”

Gu then posted several headlines that showed Florida’s coronavirus outbreak received national coverage, claiming

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Weekly jobless claims higher than expected, labor market takes hit from rising Covid cases

The pace of first-time filings for jobless claims picked up last week, with the jobs market showing increasing vulnerability to the coronavirus spread.

Claims totaled 778,000 for the week ended Nov. 21, ahead of the 733,000 expectation from economists surveyed by Dow Jones and up from 742,000 the previous week, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.

Continuing claims for those collecting benefits for at least two weeks maintained their decline, falling to 6.07 million, a drop of 299,000.

The news comes amid an ongoing rise in coronavirus cases and worries that the national health system is becoming stressed. New daily cases have averaged 174,225 over the past week, and health officials worry that Thanksgiving could send that level higher as families across the country travel to celebrate the holiday.

Though weekly claims have been below 800,000 for the past six weeks, they are still well above the pre-pandemic record as governments

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UK’s four nations will relax COVID restrictions to save Christmas

LONDON (Reuters) – The four nations of the United Kingdom have agreed to relax COVID-19 restrictions for Christmas to allow up to three households to meet at home for five days.

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have taken differing approaches to handling the pandemic so far but the leaders of the devolved nations reached agreement with London on Tuesday on rules governing the festive period.

Three households will be able to form a “Christmas bubble”, allowing them to meet up at home, places of worship and in outdoor public places but not at indoor hospitality or entertainment venues from Dec. 23 until Dec. 27 under the plans.

“People want to be with their loved-ones and those close to them for what is the most important holiday of the year,” senior minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday.

Limits on travel will also be scrapped so that people can meet up,

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