COVID Archives

Comic Creators Coming Down With Covid After NYCC
But now it's back with a vengeance and for NYCC, had brought a friend. Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test by dronepicr Attribution (CC BY 2.0) Al Ewing writes on his newsletter, "I got covid, so I don't have it in me to write a newsletter Lots of people from NYCC have tested positive, so if you were also there[...]
Covid And San Diego Comic-Con 2023
Covid tests. Boldie – Own work CC BY-SA 4.0, Link C.B Cebulski: Unfortunately, like so many of my comic colleagues, I also came home from San Diego with Covid, so will not be at @ItsTerrifiCon this weekend Hope everyone going to the CT show has a blast and enjoys the incredible line-up of guests Be sure to[...]
Triple H Out With COVID, Will Miss All WWE Tapings This Week
Despite everyone's cavalier attitudes towards it, COVID-19 is still, in fact, around and infecting people all over the world  While we have certainly come a very long way from the world-stopping days of the pandemic in 2020, people are still contracting and sharing the virus  We have learned that one of those people is WWE's[...]
Sir Patrick Vallance Helped Create New Comic Book, Planet Divoc-91
An international Covid-19-inspired webcomic featuring art by Charlie Adlard, Elsa Charretier, Marco Finnegan, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Matt Kindt, David Rubin and more, is getting a print edition Planet Divoc-91 was a multimedia project featuring comic book creators which was originally released on the 15th of July this year on Webtoon Canvas Funded by scientific organisations in[...]
San Diego Comic-Con 2022 – A Super Spreader For Comic Creators?
San Diego Comic-Con 2022 saw the likes of John Layman, Jonathan Hickman, Jamal Igle, Amy Chu, Ben Templesmith, Mark Waid, Ed Brisson, Joe Harris, Tom King, Joe Benitez… all major comic book creators, come down with COVID-19 at, or just after San Diego Comic-Con last week. John Layman:Turned out I am an SDCC Covid casualty[...]
Stranger Things 4: Matthew Modine Calls for S5 Brenner Redemption
While COVID protocols forced Hollywood and the entertainment industry as a whole to refocus on safety, testing also created content-related costs, according to Netflix Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos Speaking with Deadline Hollywood, Sarandos revealed that COVID costs were, on average, about 5/10 percent of its content spend In 2022, Netflix is spending[...]
Do Heroes Still Wear Masks At Comic Cons?
For a number of personal reasons, I do not f-ck with covid, and con organizers don't care, so now one of my favorite parts of being a comic book artist is off the table for me If you ever want a commission or a signed book or something shoot me an email or a dm[...]
An Editorial In Favor Of Masking and Vaccination Requirements At C2E2
The following, I think, are four of the best reasons to require masking and proof of vaccination. Comic professionals have died of COVID, including Juan Giménez, the iconic Metabarons artist Making the disease more difficult to spread at conventions would be a fine tribute to him. Someone with COVID will attend C2E2 no matter what rules are[...]
Jackass Star Steve-O Tested Positive For COVID At The Royal Rumble
 But it turns out that WWE is in fact taking this whole COVID-19 pandemic seriously (at least at the moment) and tested all of them as soon as they arrived and that's where Steve-O's time at the event ended abruptly. Image: Screencap Steve-O revealed on a new vlog that all of the Jackass Forever stars were required to take[...]
nia jax
 But in the days that followed, inside stories began to emerge that Jax's abrupt release was at least partially due to her refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccination, something WWE was heavily stressing their performers to do  Now in a new interview with Jax herself, it appears those stories were correct. Image: Screencap Appearing on a recent[...]
In reaction to the controversy surrounding musician Neil Young and others pulling their music from the streaming service in response to podcast host Joe Rogan's steady stream of COVID-19 misinformation, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek posted a statement on the streaming music & podcast service (which you can check out below) announcing new & updated policies[...]
Patrick Stewart in Star Trek Picard
In what's starting to feel a little too much like 2021, filming on Paramount+'s Sir Patrick Stewart-starring Star Trek: Picard has been shut down over what is being reported as "more than 50" positive COVID-19 test results The results were reported on Monday and impacted several zones- including the cast in Zone A Production was[...]
COVID Acknowledges Tribal Chief; Roman Reigns Cleared for Smackdown
Reigns has been out of action after testing positive for COVID-19 before the WWE Day 1 PPV last Saturday, causing a massive shakeup in plans that saw Brock Lesnar added to the WWE Championship Fatal Four-Way and led to Lesnar pinning Big E to win the belt Despite the win, Lesnar said on Monday Night[...]
WWE Breaking News: Roman Reigns Will Not Be At WWE Day 1 Tonight
Breaking news is just coming in that WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns has tested positive for COVID-19 today and as such, will neither be at WWE Day 1 tonight nor will he defend his Universal title against Brock Lesnar in their scheduled main event match  Reigns confirmed the news on his personal Twitter account just minutes ago, saying[...]
WWE Enacts New COVID Protocol For Employees After Bad Outbreak
WWE has been hit hard by COVID-19 and the highly infectious Omicron variant  Numerous talent and personnel have been sidelined with the virus and this lead to some on-the-fly restructuring of every show, be they house shows or live TV, this past week  It appears to have even reached the top of WWE, as Chairman Vince[...]
Vince McMahon & Other Big WWE Personnel Weren't At Raw Last Night
 In a different time and situation, this would lead one to assume they were all working on some other big WWE project, but given the company's recent struggles with COVID-19 and a large number of infected talent and personnel, maybe it's safe to assume that the company's top backstage head-honchos have now been infected as[...]
The Book of Boba Fett Red Carpet Premiere Canceled Over COVID Concerns
Unfortunately, COVID-19 isn't one of them On Wednesday afternoon, news broke that the red carpet premiere for Disney+ and Lucasfilm's The Book of Boba Fett that was scheduled for January 4 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood has been postponed due to serious COVID concerns The event will be moved to February to honor[...]
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Here's a look at Charli XCX's Instagram post:   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Charli (@charli_xcx) With an increase in the Omicron variant of COVID-19, NBC announced a big change to tonight's year-ending episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live With Ghostbusters: Afterlife & The Shrink Next Door star Paul Rudd hosting and Charli XCX serving[...]
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More than a month after General Hospital ex-star Ingo Rademacher aka Jasper "Jax" Jacks parted way with the long-running ABC soap opera over his refusal to abide by health & safety protocols that included being vaccinated for COVID-19, the actor is suing the network for what he says (in a complaint filed in Los Angeles[...]
Magic: The Gathering - Top 5 Innovations Of The Age Of COVID
Greetings to all players, collectors, and other fans of Magic: The Gathering, the premier trading card game by Wizards of the Coast! We've had a rough two years, haven't we? COVID-19 has been a tough subject (and for many, a touchier one than others) in this time, and it's quite valid to state that no[...]
And one of the ways he recognizes that all of you can do that is to not only make sure that you're up on your COVID vaccination shots but also getting the booster to help build a better defense against the Omicron variant (or to just have the best protection possible overall) MacFarlane has made[...]
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Only a few weeks after his General Hospital co-star Ingo Rademacher parted way with the long-running ABC soap opera, viewers learned that long-time cast member Steve Burton would also be leaving the soap due to his refusal to comply with the production's Covid-19 vaccine mandate "I know there's been a lot of rumors and speculations about me[...]
south park
Late last month, fans learned that South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone would be kicking off its 14 movie deal with Paramount+ on Thursday, November 25, with South Park: Post COVID (with the second set for December) Now, the streamer and MTV Entertainment Studios are offering a teaser for the special set forty years[...]
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On Wednesday morning, the professional football league fined the Green Bay Packers $300,000 for knowingly allowing Rodgers and receiver Allen Lazard to play even though it was in direct violation of the league's COVID protocols Rodgers and Lazard have been fined $14,650 each, as per the agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association (with[...]
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While it's not clear if his departure was connected to his public opposition to COVID-19 vaccination mandates or recent comments regarding transgender people, but General Hospital actor Ingo Rademacher (Jasper "Jax" Jacks) is no longer a member of the cast of the long-running ABC soap opera (with his final appearance set for November 22nd) Back[...]
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Only days after news broke that the Disney+ streaming series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers would be heading into its second season without Emilio Estevez's Gordon Bombay after series producer ABC Signature "made the decision not to pick up Estevez's option for Season 2 after weeks of back and forth with his team over the[...]
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Deadline Hollywood reports that series producer ABC Signature "made the decision not to pick up Estevez's option for Season 2 after weeks of back and forth with his team over the show's Covid vaccination requirement." Like many Disney TV Studios series, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for Zone A cast[...]
WWE Reportedly Fired Nia Jax For Refusing To Get The COVID Vaccine — Andrew Zarian (@AndrewZarian) November 5, 2021 If you are a follower of Nia Jax's social media accounts, specifically her Instagram, then her oppostion to taking the COVID-19 vaccine should come as no surprise, as she has been outspoken in being against it  In November of 2020, she posted the following negative response to the vaccine's[...]
Mark Millar Gets COVID After Netflix Meetings in London's West End
Just not this week. Because he told his followers that he has now contracted the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and states "the most exciting thing this week was buying a bad-ass retro games console to get the family and I through our required 10 day isolation period." How did he come by the infection? Well nationally, infections[...]
The Mandalorian Actor Giancarlo Esposito Teases More Darksaber
While it might be a little hard to believe ('ten tons of sarcasm" alert!), now-ousted Gina Carrano's skewed perspectives on mask mandates and COVID-19 vaccines didn't speak on behalf of everyone on the set of Lucasfilm and Disney+'s "Star Wars" spinoff series The Mandalorian In fact, some like series star Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul, The[...]