'Harry Potter' actress posts photo of 3-month-old baby in hospital
“Harry Potter” actress Jessie Cave posted a photo Tuesday of her 3-month-old son in the hospital, saying he tested positive for COVID-19.
Cave, 33, who played Lavender Brown in the final three movies of the franchise, posted a pic on Instagram showing the infant in a hospital room behind a laptop showing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of the U.K.’s recent lockdown.
"I watched the news about lockdown from an isolated room in hospital. Poor baby is covid positive," she wrote in the caption.
"He's okay and doing well but they are being vigilant and cautious, thankfully. This strain is super powerful and contagious so I do hope that people take extra care in the coming weeks," Cave continued.
The actress’s third baby was born in October and placed in the neonatal unit after his birth. Cave noted in her Tuesday post that she “really didn't want to be back in a hospital so soon after his traumatic birth.”
Johnson declared that England would enter its second COVID-19 lockdown on Monday as the U.K. struggles to contain a new strain of the virus that seems to be more contagious.
The new variant of COVID-19 was first discovered in the U.K. and has prompted several countries to ban travel from the country. Colorado, California, Florida, New York and Georgia have all identified cases of the new strain.
Anthony Fauci on Thursday said it has been “liberating” to work as the nation's top infectious diseases doctor under President Biden after his experience working for former President Trump. Speaking at the White House press briefing, Fauci was asked if he feels "less constrained" in the new administration after clashing with Trump and eventually being sidelined last year.
The U.S. has hit a grim milestone on the eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration: 400,000 deaths from Covid-19, according to a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The staggering toll comes amid a struggling national vaccination effort that has resulted in just 12.3 million shots administered — well below the Trump administration’s goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020. Biden, meanwhile, has set an ambitious target of 100 million shots by the end of his first 100 days in office.
Wednesday, pro-Trump rioters stormed into the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, many in that crowd attended a rally put on by the president and stood around outside the Capitol. Many videos and photos of the people at the Capitol have surfaced, often showing people without masks or face coverings and standing in close proximity to others who were also maskless. Some health experts think this riot could be a superspreader event for COVID-19.
Under pressure to contain an avalanche of falsehoods, Facebook announced on 3 December that it would ban debunked claims about the safety and efficacy of vaccines now being distributed worldwide. The company said it removed more than 12m pieces of content from Facebook and Instagram between March and October, and that it worked with factcheckers to place labels on 167 million more pieces of content over the same period.