Prime Minister Boris Johnson says not less than one affected person has died with omicron

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend Prime Minister’s Questions at the House of Parliament on July 7, 2021 in London, England.

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LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed on Monday that at least one patient infected with the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 has died in the country.

“Unfortunately, yes, Omicron leads to hospital admissions and unfortunately at least one patient has been confirmed to have died with Omicron,” Johnson told reporters during a visit to a vaccination clinic near Paddington, London. according to Sky News.

“So I think the idea that this is kind of a milder version of the virus is something that we need to put aside and just see the sheer pace at which it is accelerating through the population. So the best we can do , is “everyone gets our boosters.” he said.

British Health Minister Sajid Javid said earlier on Monday said the BBC that currently 10 people were hospitalized after being infected with the Omicron variant. Javid said Omicron was spreading at a “phenomenal rate” and cases doubling every few days.

It comes after studying announced the University of Oxford on Monday found that two cans of either the OxfordAstraZeneca or PfizerBioNTech The Covid-19 vaccine was significantly less effective in fighting off Omicron when compared to previous variants of the coronavirus.

However, the scientists were optimistic that booster vaccinations would improve immunity to the new, highly transmissible variant.

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Leisure Information Roundup: Field Workplace: ‘Within the Heights’ Disappoints With $11 Million Opening Weekend; Actor Ned Beatty has died at age 83 – media

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Box Office: In the Heights disappoints with $ 11 million opening weekend

“In the Heights”, the acclaimed adaptation of Lin-Manuel Mirandas Broadway show, didn’t hit all the right notes on its box office debut. The Warner Bros. Film generated a decrease of $ 11.4 million from 3,456 US Theaters in the first four days of release, below expectations for the weekend, which suggested the film would hit $ 20 million. “In the Heights” also opened up HBO max, the streaming service from the studio’s parent company WarnerMediaeven though the company didn’t report its digital viewership.

actor Ned Beatty died at the age of 83 – media

Hollywood actor Ned Beatty, known for roles in films liberation, Superman and Network, died at the age of 83, media reports said on Sunday. The Oscar-nominated actor died of natural causes in his The angel at home, told his daughter Blossom Beatty The Hollywood Reporter. His agency Shelter Entertainment Group later confirmed the news to other media outlets.

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Comic Paul Mooney has died aged 79 | Leisure

Paul Mooney died at the age of 79.

The legendary comedian, best known as the writer for “The Richard Pryor Show”, “The Rosanne Show” and “Saturday Night Live” died on Wednesday (May 19, 21) at his home in Oakland, California after a heart attack.

His publicist Cassandra Williams said in a statement: “Paramedics tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him after suffering a heart attack. He was staying with a family member who was a caregiver.”

And his daughter Spring Mooney also confirmed her father’s death on Twitter.

She wrote, “Give me a moment. My best friend just died and my world is SHOOK forever !!! I really can’t put my feelings into words right now. I know that I love this man and that I am broken. (sic) ”

Paul was famous for starring Sam Cooke in “The Buddy Holly Story” in 1978 and Junebug in Spike Lee’s acclaimed 2000 comedy “Bamboozled”.

The actor and comedian also played roles in Dave Chappelle’s hit ‘Chappelle’s Show’.

And after the news of his death, many stars have already used social media to honor his memory.

Viola Davis wrote, “Awww … RIP comedy legend Paul Mooney! You were both fun and poignant. So happy to see your genius live.”

While director Ava DuVernay wrote, “Paul Mooney. A comedy giant. I remember listening to his RACE album in college and how formative it was. Yes, the jokes. But more than that, the freedom. He spoke freely and fearless about feelings and experiences others found it difficult to express. May he really be free now. Take a rest, sir. (sic) “

Larry King, award-winning broadcaster, has died at age 87

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 23: Talk Show Host Larry King attends the 68th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards at the Television Academy on July 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg / Getty Images)

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Larry King, the legendary American broadcaster that was a staple of cable news for decades, has died. He was 87 years old.

King died Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Ora Media, the company King started after leaving CNN. No information was available about his cause of death.

King hosted a CNN talk show that became one of the network’s most watched and longest-running programs.

King was hospitalized for the coronavirus in December. He has also faced many medical problems, including type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, five-fold bypass surgery, and lung cancer.

His medical problems inspired him to found the Larry King Cardiac Foundation in 1988. The non-profit organization aims to help people without health insurance to get medical care.

King began his career as a radio journalist in Florida in the 1950s and became known in the late 1970s as the host of “The Larry King Show,” a nationwide call-in radio program for all night.

CNN launched the television talk show “Larry King Live” in 1985, which ran until 2010.

His awards included two peabodies, an Emmy, and 10 Cable ACE Awards.

For the most part, King conducted his interviews from the studio and wore his signature suspenders. He was known for asking his guests simple, open-ended questions, which made him an attractive interviewer for important figures in politics and Hollywood.

In 2012, King founded a production company called Ora TV with Mexican media magnate Carlos Slim. It was through this company that King moderated the “Larry King Now” web series, which was made available via the Hulu streaming service.

King was married eight times to seven women and fathered five children. His children with then wife Alene Akins, Andy and Chaia King, died within a few weeks in the summer of 2020. Andy, 65, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in July, and Chaia, 51, died in August after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Akins, a former Playboy bunny, died in 2017.

King had three other sons: Larry Jr. from his brief marriage to Annette Kaye and the sons Chance and Cannon from his marriage to Shawn Southwick. King filed for divorce from Southwick in 2019.