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Thu May 13, 2021, 07:01 PM

HBO Host Bill Maher has tested positive for COVID-19



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#BREAKING: HBO Host Bill Maher has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a tweet sent by the official account for his show, Real Time With Bill Maher.

Bill Maher Tests Positive For COVID-19
HBO Host Bill Maher has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a tweet sent by the official account for his show, Real Time With Bill Maher.
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3:49 PM · May 13, 2021


https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/05/13/bill-maher-tests-positive-for-covid-19/


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Reply HBO Host Bill Maher has tested positive for COVID-19 (Original post)
Nevilledog May 13 OP
Carlitos Brigante May 13 #1
Auggie May 13 #7
Carlitos Brigante May 13 #26
TraceNC May 13 #30
leftstreet May 13 #2
no_hypocrisy May 13 #3
a kennedy May 13 #4
Sibelius Fan May 13 #5
appalachiablue May 13 #11
LisaL May 13 #13
appalachiablue May 13 #20
LisaL May 13 #22
appalachiablue May 13 #24
Maru Kitteh May 13 #31
appalachiablue May 13 #34
BannonsLiver May 13 #46
lame54 May 13 #48
LisaL May 13 #49
Auggie May 13 #9
Treefrog May 13 #17
Nevilledog May 13 #25
JohnSJ May 13 #36
JI7 May 13 #32
Shermann May 13 #40
FarPoint May 13 #39
gldstwmn May 13 #51
BlueTsunami2018 May 13 #6
LisaL May 13 #18
BlueTsunami2018 May 13 #27
ProfessorGAC May 13 #23
BlueTsunami2018 May 13 #28
JI7 May 13 #33
kentuck May 13 #8
Yavin4 May 13 #12
Liberal In Texas May 13 #14
LisaL May 13 #16
FarPoint May 13 #41
JoanofArgh May 13 #10
appalachiablue May 13 #15
liberal_mama May 13 #19
LisaL May 13 #21
TraceNC May 13 #29
Shermann May 13 #44
LenaBaby61 May 13 #47
clutterbox1830 May 13 #35
JohnSJ May 13 #37
FarPoint May 13 #42
JohnSJ May 13 #38
Yavin4 May 13 #43
BannonsLiver May 13 #45
gldstwmn May 13 #50
DiamondShark May 14 #52

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:03 PM

1. Well, didn't he want shit to reopen?.... nt

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Response to Carlitos Brigante (Reply #1)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:15 PM

7. No

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Response to Auggie (Reply #7)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:34 PM

26. So what did he mean by "Bill Maher calls coronavirus lockdown a 'reckless experiment' that fomented

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:03 PM

2. Oh. n/t

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:03 PM

3. Maher was fully vaccinated and tested positive.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:09 PM

4. Damn.......

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:11 PM

5. In light of today's CDC loosening of COVID protocols, this is worrisome.

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Response to Sibelius Fan (Reply #5)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:17 PM

11. Very worrisome, Bill takes care of himself healthwise

works out, runs, etc. This is not good...

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #11)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:18 PM

13. He is asymptomatic.

NT

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Response to LisaL (Reply #13)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:24 PM

20. That's good; can he transmit it or not ?

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #20)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:25 PM

22. I don't think anybody knows for sure.

NT

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Response to LisaL (Reply #22)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:28 PM

24. Thanks, hopefully no Typhoid Bill, or others!

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #20)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:45 PM

31. CDC reports data thus far do not indicate any significant probability of

transmission of the virus from vaccinated persons who test positive.


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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #31)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:47 PM

34. Terrific, thanks much!

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #31)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:55 PM

46. Have they checked with our resident DU experts though?

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Response to LisaL (Reply #13)

Thu May 13, 2021, 09:44 PM

48. Then why did he test?...

Is it still a rule on his show?
Is it a state rule?

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Response to lame54 (Reply #48)

Thu May 13, 2021, 09:45 PM

49. Everybody on the show is tested weekly.

NT

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:16 PM

9. Same with several members of the New York Yankees

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:23 PM

17. Wonder what vax he got.

Not that it really matters. It’ll be two weeks Saturday after my second jab. I had Covid last year, and I do NOT want to experience that again.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:31 PM

25. Plus this:



Tweet text:
The Lead CNN
@TheLeadCNN
NY Yankees: Multiple fully vaccinated people associated with team test positive for COVID-19 @miguelmarquez reports

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #25)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:55 PM

36. It was the JNJ vaccine. While it is effective in preventing hospitalizations, the efficacy is

much less than the Moderna and the Pfizer/BionTech

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:45 PM

32. Vaccinattion helps in preventing hospitalization and death

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Response to JI7 (Reply #32)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:17 PM

40. The clinical trial data supported that assertion, but the second larger data dump didn't seem to

Not in a statistically significant way. Maybe there's a third data dump?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:16 PM

39. Curious....

Did he select the Johnson and Johnson one shot or take the MRNA's...Moderna or Pfizer?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Thu May 13, 2021, 10:11 PM

51. This is happening a lot more than I

thought it would.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:13 PM

6. This isn't good.

People are still getting it even though they’re vaccinated and now we’re saying no more masks.

Hope it’s not too bad for him.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #6)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:24 PM

18. He is asymptomatic.

NT

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Response to LisaL (Reply #18)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:41 PM

27. Good

Thanks.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #6)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:25 PM

23. Asymptomatic

Because CA started allowing an audience, they have a testing regime for staff & audience.
He has no symptoms, which is one thing the vaccine is extremely good at holding off.
One in 20 can still get infected, but the vast majority of that 5% have minor to no symptoms.
Bill seems to fit that scenario.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #23)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:42 PM

28. Thank you.

That’s good.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #6)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:47 PM

33. But it helps in preventing deaths and needing serious medical help

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:15 PM

8. I was under the impression that the vaccine was to keep you out of the hospital and graveyard...

...but that you could still catch the virus, but with little to no chance of passing it to someone else?

Is that not correct??

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Response to kentuck (Reply #8)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:18 PM

12. That is correct.

The mRNA vaccines code your immune system to fight the virus once you get it.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #8)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:19 PM

14. Yes, you can get it and never know it unless you get tested.

And supposedly it's also very hard to pass on to someone else if you are infected.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #14)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:21 PM

16. It's mostly speculation though.

If they are testing positive for the virus, then presumably it should still be possible to infect someone else.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #14)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:18 PM

41. Exactly what Dr Fauci said today...

Can't recall what show...maybe CNN?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:16 PM

10. NY Yankees Say 7 Vaccinated Employees Now Have COVID-19

The New York Yankees announced Thursday that seven members of its coaching and management staff had tested positive for the coronavirus after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in early April. Six of the seven infected people, who are all quarantining, are exhibiting no symptoms. Pitching coach Matt Blake, third base coach Phil Nevin, and first base coach Reggie Willits were among those who contracted the virus. The New York State Health Department is investigating the outbreak.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/new-york-yankees-announce-7-coronavirus-infections-among-vaccinated-staff?ref=home

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:19 PM

15. Somebody contact CDC quick to revise

or retract their new statement of 'clearance.' Yikes!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:24 PM

19. What is the CDC thinking? Almost 40,000 new cases today and 750 dead!

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Response to liberal_mama (Reply #19)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:25 PM

21. I am not sure either.

And how would anyone know who is vaxxed and who isn't?
All the anti-vaxxers/anti-maskers will just claim they are vaccinated.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:43 PM

29. Here's Bill Maher bashing "liberal media" (and liberals) for "a bunch of crap about Covid"

“Now I get it, doctors tell people lies because they don’t trust you to finish the antibiotics. And media, well, I think we all know if it bleeds, it leads. The more they can get you to stay inside and watch their panic porn the higher the ratings.”

“Democrats have a greatly exaggerated view of the danger of COVID too and the mortality rate among children.”

“All of which explains why today, the states with the highest share of schools that are still closed are all blue states. So if the right-wing media bubble has to own things like climate change denial, shouldn’t liberal media have to answer for how did your audience wind up believing such a bunch of crap about Covid?”

“ Sunlight is the best disinfectant and vitamin D is the key to a robust immune system. Texas lifted its COVID restrictions recently and their infection rates went down in part because of people getting outside to let the sun and wind do their thing. But to many liberals that can’t be right because Texas and beach-loving Florida have Republican governors, but life is complicated.”

There’s more. He praises DeSantis and bashes Cuomo.

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Response to TraceNC (Reply #29)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:24 PM

44. He didn't actually cross into covid denial territory

He did make an assertion that Democrats have a greatly exaggerated view of the danger, but I have to say he supported it with that poll data.

Get outside into the fresh air and sun? There's probably something to that.

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Response to TraceNC (Reply #29)

Thu May 13, 2021, 09:41 PM

47. I wonder what new talking point ...

He'll go with now, especially since he's always criticizing what he says are "unhealthy" people in general.

HE tested positive for Covid-19 although he's had his Covid-19 shot. This ought to be interesting 🤔

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:49 PM

35. Vaccine doesn't stop you from getting Covid. It prevents you from getting really sick and spread it

I always assume that vaccinated person prevent the individual from getting really sick. It also prevents you from spreading it to others too.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:57 PM

37. What I would like to know is which vaccine did he get. The JNJ, Moderna, or Pfizer?

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #37)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:18 PM

42. I would like to know too..

Just curious...

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:01 PM

38. What concerns me if he is going to go on one of his anti-vaxer rants on his next show

because of this, without providing the correct context which is that all the vaccines are very good at prevent hospitalizations and serious illness, and if he had the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, they are greater than 90% of getting infected, while the JNJ is around 70%

In fact if he goes on one of his anti-vaxer rants, encouraging people not to get the vaccine because it doesn't do any good, then he is no better than tucker carlson

The good thing is HBO has taken the pandemic seriously and insures that everyone gets tested, and they have canceled his show for this week






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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:22 PM

43. People who are vaccinated can still contract the virus.

However, your chances of being hospitalized or dying are remote. It's less than your chances of dying in an auto accident.

Bill Maher's diagnosis does not contradict the CDC's new guidance on masks.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:54 PM

45. This thread is going as expected

DU expert’n, panic and doom.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 10:09 PM

50. Is he not vaccinated?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 07:03 PM

52. Oh no, Anyway...

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