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ASDA shoppers stunned by supermarket staff member’s response to elderly blind customer

Michael Fuller, who has been blind since he was born and is now 71-years-old, formed a close bond with staff member Kieran O’Rourke who works as a front-end runner. Mr O’Rourke helps Mr Fuller do his shopping almost daily before walking him safely to the front door of his house. As reported by the Manchester Evening News, Mr O’Rourke guides Mr Fuller around the shop by holding his arm, as well as picking up all of the items he needs before packing his backs and helping him pay.

He said: “Kieran’s such a nice, helpful lad; it’s such a pleasure to do my shopping with him.

“Before we start off I will give him a rough idea of what I’m looking for because I know where most things are in the store and in what order we need to go. Kieran remembers what I usually get and he also points out new items and things I may like too.

“I go on most days and that’s the idea so I don’t have to get an awful lot all in one go.”

Mr Fuller explained that he would be lost without the help of both the 23-year-old and the rest of the shop staff, who frequently assist him during his visits.

He added: “The store’s on a very, very busy road. Getting there is traumatic enough, but I do need some help getting back with my shopping and Kieran kindly brings me back. He is really, really good.”

Since joining the store three years ago, Mr O’Rourke has helped Mr Fuller on an almost daily basis.

He said: “He’s a really good bloke and he’s always saying that our store is the best. We’ve developed quite a bond and we get on really well.

“Michael doesn’t do big shops, but comes in for bits and pieces almost every day. He doesn’t have a list, he just does it from memory. He may come in twice a day if he’s forgotten something!

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“We talk about all sorts really – how his wife is, what he got up to when he was younger. He loves cooking and is always giving out tips too.”

Despite living on the same road as the Asda Strelley store in Nottingham he shops at, Mr Fuller has to walk across a busy road which can take a long time if he does not have someone there to help.

Asda has nominated Mr O’Rourke for a service superstar award because of his kindness, though he claimed to just be doing what comes naturally.

He said: “I think it’s nice to treat someone the way you would like to be treated if you were in a similar situation.”

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Laura Morris, the store manager of Asda Strelley, said: “Michael comes to our store particularly because of Kieran’s help and is extremely grateful. He told us he’s our customer for life as he doesn’t receive the same level of customer service from anywhere else he goes.

“Kieran is amazing with all his customers, but with Michael he definitely goes above and beyond. Well done Kieran, keep up the great work.”

ASDA shared the story on its Facebook page, quickly garnering over 48,000 likes and numerous comments praising Mr O’Rourke.

Responding to the post, one shopper wrote: “Fabulous.. Kieran is certainly going the Extra Mile ..You just can’t beat great customer service ! Well done Asda for employing such a wonderful young gentleman.”

Another said: “Lovely story. You’re a gentleman for helping this guy, it will mean so much to him.”

“What a lovely story and how lovely is Kieran, his Parents must be so proud of him. He must make shopping a pleasure for the Gentleman he helps. They must really enjoy each other’s company,” praised a third shopper.

A fourth exclaimed: “What a lovely story, well done Kieran for helping this gentleman you definitely go the extra mile, so nice to see good people making good news.”

Additional reporting by Rachel Pugh.

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Green algae genes helped a blind man see for the first time in 40 years

For the first time after 40 years of blindness due to retinitis pigmentosa, a 58-year-old man in France was able to see and count objects presented on a table in front of him. 

To achieve this first-ever feat, scientists injected a benign viral vector into one of the man’s eyes. It contained genes from green algae that produce a light-sensing protein, called ChrimsonR. That vector targeted ganglion cells in the retina, causing the man’s eye to produce its own ChrimsonR, which responded to light and told those retinal cells that they were seeing something. 

But the man in the study did not regain full vision, and couldn’t see anything with the gene therapy alone. In order to achieve partial vision, scientists also gave the man a special pair of goggles that amplified light signals to the eye, allowing him to see shapes in front of him (though he couldn’t see color or fine detail). The study was published in Nature Medicine.

“Retinitis pigmentosa” is a term used for a group of genetic disorders that impact light-sensitive photoreceptor cells in the eye. It’s hereditary, progressive, and can be caused by mutations in any one of more than 50 genes. People with retinitis pigmentosa have damaged, abnormal, or absent photoreceptors—the rods and cones in the retina that allow us to see in low light and perceive colors, respectively. That’s why the scientists chose to target ganglion cells, which are usually not affected by these disorders. Ganglion cells typically sense motion, and are also responsible for sending visual signals from the retinal photoreceptors to the brain. By altering ganglion cells genetically, scientists can supplement those lost photoreceptor signals with ChrimsonR signals. 

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Though retinitis pigmentosa impacts approximately 2 million people worldwide, there is no cure or therapy for most forms of the disease. 

This new paper is the first ever to document any sort of vision recovery in a neurodegenerative disease using gene therapy, and this man is the first recipient of the experimental treatment, which is already underway in additional volunteers. 

Scientists say that this new way of seeing will take some time getting used to—study subjects need to train themselves and adjust. “What these ganglion cells are telling the brain is not the normal activity of the ganglion cells. What we are getting into is [teaching] the brain of a 60-year-old a new language,” study co-leader and cell biologist Botund Roska told The Guardian. “There’s a new scientific field [being] born here, namely visual rehabilitation.”

The next step is to conduct more trials in more study subjects to see whether this kind of optogenetic therapy could eventually be a standard treatment for different forms of blindness. The New York Times reported that the next steps for the team are to test higher doses of their vector and upgrade those special goggles. 

While this study is exciting and promising, it’s hard to say how far these treatments can go in restoring sight, José-Alain Sahel, an ophthalmologist and co-leader of the study, told the New York Times. He says, “until you have a patient tell you what they are seeing, you really can’t predict anything.” 

Author: Monroe Hammond
This post originally appeared on Science – Popular Science

Did Elvis Give a Blind Girl a $50K Check?

Author: Dan Evon
This post originally appeared on Snopes.com

If you’re an Elvis Presley fan with a social media account, you’ve probably come across a story about an interaction between “The King” and young blind fan.

In short, this viral anecdote claims that during a concert in 1975, Elvis was informed that there was a blind girl in the crowd. The musician stopped the show to bring the girl up on stage where they had a heartfelt exchange. After the show, Elvis was so moved by the little girl’s story that he gave her a $ 50,000 check and a concert ticket (plus travel expenses) to every one of his future shows. 

There’s no evidence to support this version of events. This is a modern-day work of fiction that is far removed from any firsthand accounts of Presley’s interactions with blind fans. 

The earliest version of the claim that Elvis gave a blind girl a $ 50,000 during a concert that we could find comes from a Facebook post in November 2016. That post, which makes no mention of a source for this information, starts with a brief introduction and then supposedly reproduces a verbatim conversation Elvis had with this little girl. The post ends with the claim that Elvis gave her a $ 50,000 check:

This version of the “Elvis and the blind girl” story is an exaggeration of similar story about Elvis and a blind girl that dates back to at least 2012.

A 2012 post on iheartelvis.net (which notes that this story has been around “for years” before they wrote about it) relays a much simpler story behind this photograph. In this version, Elvis simply had a brief conversation with a blind girl before giving her a scarf. This version makes no mention of a $ 50,000 check. Interestingly, this story from 2012 specifically notes that Elvis “kept the microphone away from his mouth” so nobody could hear what they were talking about. 

That version of the story reads:

During the July 20, 1975 show, between songs Elvis was joking around and giving out scarves when he noticed a little girl standing on the far left of the stage. He walked over and knelt down on one knee in front of her. Realizing she was blind, Elvis held her hands and spoke to her for a few minutes. The audience could not hear as he kept the microphone away from his mouth. He then kissed his scarf and touched both her eyes with it. When he was finished he took the scarf and held it to the child’s face. The little girl stood there with complete confidence in what Elvis was doing. The girl had been blind since birth.

This 2012 anecdote, however, also appears to be an embellishment of the original story. We found a review of Elvis’ July 20, 1975 concert and it makes no mention of this incident. The review does state that several young fans lined up to meet Elvis, and that the musician gave them all scarves — something that he regularly did during his concerts, especially during his later years — but it does not mention a blind fan or a $ 50,000 check.

Mary Dissen’s wrote in her review of the concert for the Norfolk Ledger-Star: 

A fan, a female fan, a worshipper, approaches the stage. At first, they seem shy. They just drift up one by one. Elvis, stuffed into a suit so white and sparkling that it makes that famous shock of shoe-polish black hair gleam like a mirror, takes the scarf from around his neck, wraps it around the faithful’s head and pulls her close to him. Then an assistant (who sings and plays guitar, but could also be called lead scarf player), drapes another filmy object around Elvis’ neck. And on and on. By the end of the show, no one is shy, and it takes a little police ingenuity to keep these emotionally bedraggled fans from zapping onto the stage.

While the viral photographs truly show Elvis handing a scarf to a young fan, we can’t verify that this little girl was blind. Furthermore, the claim that Elvis gave this fan a $ 50,000 check appears to have been conjured out of thin air in 2016, some 40 years after this photo was allegedly taken. 

While the above-displayed image may not show Elvis and a blind girl, and while the claim that Elvis gave a blind girl $ 50,000 and a ticket (plus travel expenses) to his future shows is certainly a fabrication, there is at least one grain of truth to this story. In 1957, a blind girl named Judy Wilkinson won a radio contest to attend a concert and meet Elvis Presley. 

27 Oct 1957, Sun The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, California) Newspapers.com

In 2019, Wilkinson published an article for the California Council of the Blind that recounted her meeting with Elvis in 1957. But Elvis did not give Wilkinson a $ 50,000 check or tickets to any future shows. Instead, he gave her something that she still remembers to this day: a song.

Wilkinson writes that she was nervous to meet her idol and when he asked her about her favorite song she responded: “I Want You I Need You I Love You.” Elvis, in turn, told her that he’d play that during the concert just for her.

Joyful stomach butterflies suffused my entire body. Our seats were in the absolute front row. At one point I reached out and touched the rope separating us from the stage. The previous days and especially the past hour were filled with excitement yes, but fear, panic and terror too: all at an almost unbearably painful intensity. Now instead of being a taut violin string, I became the singing violin joining the ritual, the fevered frenzy of hysterically-screaming girls, shrieking as one.

“Whether the preponderantly female audience came to hear Presley sing or to watch his caricature of sex, could not be determined. They roared through every one of his 14 rock-n-roll offerings in such crescendo that three policemen and four firemen were forced to leave the building.”

Roar we did! Generally prim and reserved, I sobbed and shrieked with thousands.

“Don’t Be Cruel,” with that famous, sexy, “ummmmmm” and all of us in ecstatic screaming harmony!

“I Was the One Who Taught Her to Cry”; panting and hoarse with delirious exhaustion; “Heartbreak Hotel”; and then some time in the middle of the set, “I Want You I Need You I Love You,” surely sung especially for me!

We reached out to Graceland, the Elvis Presley Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, and will update this article if more information comes available.

Rafael van der Vaart launches astonishing attack on “blind horse” Timo Werner

Tottenham hero Rafael van der Vaart launched into a bizarre attack on Chelsea forward Timo Werner, claiming the £53million man has been playing like a “blind horse” during his first year at the club.

Werner has struggled to settle at Chelsea since joining from RB Leipzig last year.

The German striker signed after the Blues triggered his release clause in order to pip Liverpool to his signature.

Since signing, however, Werner has managed just five goals in 29 Premier League appearances, and has struggled to fit in at Stamford Bridge.

And Van der Vaart tore into the German during a rant over Chelsea’s current playing squad.

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Discussing Chelsea’s attacking options, he expressed that he feels Mason Mount needs to “take a step up”, and that Hakim Ziyech is the best of Chelsea’s playmakers.

Ziyech, like Werner, has struggled to settle and has been used as a bit-part player under Thomas Tuchel.

But Van der Vaart saved the strongest of his criticisms for Werner, who he claimed has been “a blind horse” since his days in the Bundesliga.

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“I would always play Ziyech because he is the best,” he said, as reported by Sport Witness.

“Ziyech comes inside and also gives the cross, just like Mount. Giroud needs that.

“He [Werner] is super-fast, and that might be nice in an away game when you’re under pressure, but it’s just putting your head down and running around.

“Mount is a great footballer, who I do think needs to make a step up.

“I compare him a bit to Calvin Stengs: you have to become a bloke.

“Werner is really a blind horse. He has already proven that in Germany.”

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Texas Republicans say proposed voting restrictions are color blind

Two nights of voting in Houston, eight months apart, each occurring as midnight slipped by, lay bare the fault line cutting through Texas’ ongoing debate about voter suppression.

First, the March 3, 2020 presidential primary. On the campus of Texas Southern University, a historically Black college, hundreds waited in a line that wrapped through a campus library and out into a courtyard for four hours, then five, then six after polls were supposed to close at 7 p.m. — the result of an unexpected surge of Democratic voters and a mismanagement of voting machines.

Then in November, Houston residents — most of them people of color — were again voting after hours in the general election, but this time it was intentional. Harris County had set up a day of 24-hour voting to make it easier for voters, like shift workers, who face difficulty getting to the polls during traditional hours.

The first scene was one of frustration and disenfranchisement[2], not unusual in a state with some of the strictest voting rules in the nation. The second felt celebratory, a moment when it seemed democracy went right and people were welcomed to the voting booth.

It is the second scene that pushed Texas’ Republican leaders to act.

Outlawing 24-hour voting is one part of Senate Bill 7, priority legislation backed by Gov. Greg Abbott[3], Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick[4] and likely most Republicans in the ongoing legislative session. The bill would enact other sweeping changes to voting, including making it illegal for local election officials to proactively send applications for mail-in ballots to voters, even if they qualify, and restricting the distribution of polling places and voting machines in diverse, urban counties.

Their intent, GOP leaders say, is to protect the “integrity” and standardization of Texas elections from local efforts like those Harris County devised in November to expand voting access. But the pushback from local leaders, Democrats, big business and voting rights advocates has been intense, centering on concerns that the legislation’s effect will almost certainly make voting harder for groups Texas’ voting rules have long marginalized — voters of color, voters with disabilities, low-income voters and voters with limited English proficiency — and who are the most likely to be shut out when voting procedures are tightened.

In an angry press conference Tuesday, yelling at times, Patrick objected to suggestions that Republicans are deliberately targeting voters of color in Democratic strongholds.

“Senate Bill 7 is about voter security, not about voter suppression, and I’m tired of the lies and the nest of liars who continue to repeat them,” Patrick said, focusing much of his ire on Fort Worth-based American Airlines and Harris County leaders who spoke up against the bill.

He continued: “You’re questioning my integrity and the integrity of the governor and the integrity of the 18 Republicans who voted for this when you suggest that we’re trying to suppress the vote. You are in essence, between the lines, calling us racist, and that will not stand.”

As they successfully shepherded SB 7 through the Senate[5] over the last two weeks, Republicans argued that it is a race neutral bill, not designed to discriminate, in part because the state’s voter rolls are “color blind” and voters don’t list their race or ethnicity when they register.

But to critics, especially those familiar with past election restrictions that Texas has passed that made it harder for already marginalized voters to participate, “neutrality” is a false flag. The legislation passed the Senate with zero support from Democrats, including every senator of color in the chamber, who over seven hours of debate on the Senate floor listed concerns about the harmful effects the bill could have on voters of color.

“I’m in disbelief that our esteemed body would consider legislation we consider detrimental to countless persons of color. We urge you to hear our voice and public testimony,” state Sen. Judith Zaffirini[6], D-Laredo, said just before the Senate advanced SB 7, noting that senators had not been provided with evidence that showed the 2020 election was anything other than “honestly run, fairly adjudicated and somewhat better attended.”

“What we did hear however were numerous pleas from our fellow Texans not to do this,” Zaffirini said. “We heard from men and women of color who interpret Senate Bill 7 as yet another sign that those who control their state do not welcome their participation.”

The legislation is part of a broader Republican push to make changes to voting laws[7] in a state with already restrictive rules. It echoes national efforts by Republicans in state legislatures across the country — largely built on claims of widespread voter fraud for which there is little to no evidence — to rework voting rules after voters of color helped flip key states to Democratic control.

SB 7 targets Harris County initiatives like extended early voting hours and drive-thru voting, which were disproportionately used by voters of color in November. The bill also singles out voters receiving assistance inside the polling place, including in filling out their ballot, by allowing poll watchers to record them if the poll watcher “reasonably believes” that the assistance is “unlawful.” That provision has drawn particular concerns about the policing of voters with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency — most of whom are Hispanic and historical targets of voter intimidation in Texas — who would be among those most likely to receive help to vote.

Hours after SB 7 cleared the Senate, American Airlines became the first corporate giant to come out against the bill, citing provisions “that limit access to voting” and the need to break down barriers “to diversity, equity and inclusion in our society” instead of creating them. That opposition teed up a series of broader statements from other corporations calling for equal access to voting and came ahead of Major League Baseball’s decision to pull its All-Star Game from Georgia in response to new voting restrictions there.

The pressure on corporate America to lend its weight against Republican proposals has continued to swell this week as voting rights advocates worked to frame the fight as one rooted in the civil rights movement and meant to protect the right to vote, especially for Black and Hispanic voters whose access to the ballot box has been historically undermined.

Over the weekend, Black leaders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area took out a full-page ad in the Dallas Morning News calling on local corporate leaders to work against the provisions of SB 7 they called “unfair, unequitable and immoral” that make it easy for some Texans to vote while creating obstacles for others using a “familiar strategy.” Its signatories included former Dallas Mayor and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell and Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall.

“Texas continues to engage in the same kinds of practices that produced the oppression that this great cloud of witnesses had to overcome,” Rev. Frederick Haynes III, a pastor at the Friendship-West Baptist Church of Dallas and a signatory on the ad, said Wednesday while standing with other faith leaders in front of the Texas African American History Memorial monument on the Capitol grounds. “Because unfortunately we have those in leadership in Texas government who have in their ideological DNA the same mindset … of those individuals who upheld Jim and Jane Crow segregation. Gov. Abbott and his Republican cronies have decided to dress up Jim and Jane Crow in a tuxedo of what they call voter integrity.”

In response to the corporate blowback, Abbott — who declared “election integrity” a priority for the 2021 legislative session — announced he would no longer throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers’ home opening game and would boycott any other Major League Baseball events over “false political narratives” he claimed the league was pushing.

In a Fox News television interview Tuesday, Abbott said he was sending a message to Texas-based companies that have “made the very same mistake” of coming out against Republican proposals to change the state’s voting laws.

“What we need to do is have these business leaders realize they don’t need to be responding to tweets or these bogus arguments that were put forth by people like Stacey Abrams and others in Georgia,” Abbott said.

Abrams, a former Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia and a prominent voting rights advocate, has denounced restrictions recently signed into law in Georgia where she said Republicans had “outperformed in the category of suppressive laws” by shrinking the window for voters to request absentee ballots, imposing new voter ID requirements for absentee voting and banning the handing out of water and food to people waiting in line to vote, among several other new restrictions. Like in Texas, the new rules were passed under the banner of securing elections.

Even in defending their proposals, Texas Republicans have run into the Legislature’s own history of passing voting laws that were later found to unequally burden voters of color.

The lieutenant governor on Tuesday attempted to characterize the criticism of SB 7 as “race baiting” by those raising concerns about how it could suppress the votes of Texans of color, pointing to similar criticism Republicans faced when they worked to pass one of the strictest voter ID laws in the country in 2011. His defense was based on the increased voter participation the state has seen in recent elections — in part a result of a growing Democratic electorate and the draw of more competitive races. (Patrick cited the large increase in the raw numbers of votes cast, which is generally a reflection of the state’s rapidly growing population and doesn’t accurately capture increases in voter turnout over time.)

But Patrick left out that a federal judge and the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals — considered to be among the country’s most conservative appellate courts — ultimately found the state’s voter ID law disproportionately harmed voters of color who were less likely to have one of the seven forms of identification the state required voters to present before they could cast their ballots. The law was blocked for years after it was passed and was eventually eased to match a judge’s suggested rules.

As part of call on corporations to stand against SB 7 and other Republican proposals[8], Texas voting rights advocates and organizers also pointed to the state’s increased turnout, and the voters of color behind it, to identify what they see as the genesis for the changes the Legislature is considering.

Though it topped out at 66% participation, Texas saw the highest turnout in decades in 2020. After the election, Republicans remain in full control of state government, but Democrats have continued to drive up their vote counts as the electorate continues to expand in the state’s urban centers and diversifying suburban communities.

In a virtual press conference Tuesday, those advocates called Republicans out for imposing more restrictions on voting while refusing to consider measures like online voter registration that could open the door to more participation. The state should be building on the progress it made on turnout in 2020 instead of “advancing the path toward voter suppression,” said Devin Branch of the Texas Organizing Project, which advocates for communities of color and low-income Texans.

“Every person who genuinely believes in democracy abhors attempts to undermine it and these bills are harmful to democracy,” Branch said. “This is about those in power seeking to retain power by disempowering and disenfranchising Black and Latino voters. Full stop.”

Disclosure: Texas Southern University’s Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here[9].


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  5. ^ shepherded SB 7 through the Senate (www.texastribune.org)
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‘Manipulative and blind’: Ronaldo’s sister goes on spectacular rant to defend Portugal star after strop over disallowed goal

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aveiro has attacked Portugal’s media in the fallout from Saturday’s goal-line World Cup qualifier scandal.

The Juventus star thought he had scored a late goal against Serbia, which shockingly wasn’t given. 

With replay footage showing the ball to have been a good distance in the back of the net, the incident has become a national scandal with the lack of goal-line technology and VAR blasted by fans and pundits.

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As always with controversies involving her brother, Katia Aveiro has jumped to CR7’s defense after some analysts remarked on his attitude. 

Disgusted by the officials’ poor judgement, he threw the captain’s armband on the floor and stormed off – something Aveiro addressed in a lengthy Instagram rant on Sunday. 

Reminding her followers that Ronaldo has always fought “tooth and nail” for their country, she moved on to the TV “analysts” – in mock quotes – who “dare to criticize Cristiano’s attitude.”

She called Portugal a “Sad Country”, “which continues to have a manipulative and blind media where some will be allowed [to do what they want] and others… [for them] nothing is allowed!”

Going off on a tangent on Portuguese history, Aveiro finished by saying “Congratulations Cristiano for yesterday’s indignation in the defense of Portugal! Continue, [people who wish to make] comments”

Aveiro’s outburst is undoubtedly a response to the likes of former Portugal forward Fernando Meira, who told national broadcaster Record, “It’s clearly a goal, but Ronaldo can’t throw the armband on the ground like that.

Cristiano’s reaction is natural, but it’s not acceptable from the national team captain. You can’t throw the armbandon the ground and head into the dressing room while the game is still going on,” he added.
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“It’s not acceptable behavior for a player of his stature. I understand his frustration and I agree with him because his goal should have counted, but the referees need to make a decision without VAR and he has to set an example. The example he set last night wasn’t good enough.”

But this is not the first time Katia has flown off the handle to fight her little brother’s corner. 

Recently trolling Lionel Messi, when Juventus thumped Barcelona in the Champions League back in December, Aveiro has also branded the football legend’s positive coronavirus test and the pandemic the “biggest fraud” she’s ever seen. 
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