Doctor in heartbreaking Covid-19 photo pleads with public to slow the spread


The Texas doctor captured on film cradling a distraught Covid-19 patient on Thanksgiving has spoken of the sad isolation of his elderly patients and pleaded with people to “do the basic things” to avoid infection and stay out of hospital.



a blue teddy bear sitting on top of a stuffed animal: HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 26, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, Texas has reached over 1,220,000 cases, including over 21,500 deaths. (Photo by Go Nakamura/Getty Images)


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HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 26: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 26, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, Texas has reached over 1,220,000 cases, including over 21,500 deaths. (Photo by Go Nakamura/Getty Images)

Hospitalizations from Covid-19 reached another record high across the US Monday, with officials across several states expressing concern that health care facilities would be overwhelmed.

Dr. Joseph Varon, chief of staff at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, told CNN’s New Day on Monday that he had worked for

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Ross Mathews Reveals 50-Pound Weight Loss After ‘Reclaiming’ His Health [Photo]


KEY POINTS

  • Ross Mathews reveals he has lost 50 pounds since June
  • Mathews focused on his weight loss journey following the death of his mother in May
  • The former “Hello Ross” host thanked fans for sending him kind messages about his health

Ross Mathews is showing off the results of his drastic weight loss months after he decided to “reclaim” his health.

On Sunday, the former “Hello Ross” host took to Instagram and Twitter and shared a photo of himself smiling as he posed in a black coat, jeans and brown boots. In the caption, Mathews revealed that he has lost 50 pounds since June.

“Breaking the pattern,” he wrote. “50lbs down today from my height in early June when I decided to reclaim my health after my mom died (70lbs down from my all-time). I will always be a work in progress. I may mess up again. I dunno.

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Photo Of Texas Doctor Comforting Elderly Covid Patient Goes Viral


Joseph Varon, a doctor treating coronavirus patients at a Texas hospital, was working his 252nd day in a row when he spotted a distraught elderly man in the Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU).

Varon’s comforting embrace of the white-haired man on Thanksgiving Day was captured by a photographer for Getty Images and has gone viral around the world.

Varon, chief of staff at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, told CNN he was entering the Covid ICU when he saw the elderly patient “out of his bed and trying to get out of the room.”

“And he’s crying,” Varon said. “So I get close to him and I (ask) him, ‘Why are you crying?'”

“And the man says, ‘I want to be with my wife.’ So I just grab him and I hold him,” Varon said. “I was feeling very sorry for him. I was feeling very sad, just like

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Joseph Varon, who has worked for 256 straight days, consoles covid-19 patient in widely shared photo


The emotional moment was captured on Thanksgiving Day by photographer Go Nakamura, who was in the covid ward documenting the pandemic for Getty Images.

The image circulated widely online over the weekend after Nakamura posted it on Facebook, resonating with the pain and struggle of millions of Americans, patients and health workers alike as the country reels from soaring coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.

“I am grateful to witness a wonderful moment and I thank all the medical staffs for their hard work even during the holiday season,” Nakamura wrote on Facebook.

The post has since been shared hundreds of times and prompted heartfelt reactions from users on social media.

“I am so glad the photo went viral because people are talking about what is really happening inside of hospitals,” Nakamura told The Washington Post.

“I believe the photo can be the door to certain people so they can start to

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Ross Mathews Reveals 50-Lb Weight Loss, Shares Photo


Working on his fitness! Ross Mathews accomplished a major feat in his weight loss journey by dropping a whopping 50 pounds.

On Sunday, November 29, the former Hello Ross host celebrated his milestone by posting a pic of himself smiling from ear to ear. He was dressed fashionably in a black peacoat and light blue jeans.

“Breaking the pattern,” the 41-year-old captioned his post. “50lbs down today from my height in early June when I decided to reclaim my health after my mom died (70lbs down from my all-time). I will always be a work in progress.”

Ross Mathews Reveals His Impressive 50-Lb Weight Loss
Ross Mathews (in 2019) and now Nils Jorgensen/Shutterstock; Courtesy of Ross Mathews/Instagram

Mathews continued, “I may mess up again. I dunno. All I know is that I’m very grateful. And very happy. 🥰 On we go… ❤️.”

The RuPaul’s Drag Race judge later gushed about the wave of support he’s received over his

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Zara McDermott slammed for sharing 19kgs weight loss photo


A reality star has found herself at the centre of a social media storm after sharing her weight loss transformation and being accused of promoting an “unhealthy” image.

Zara McDermott, who appeared on the 2018 UK season of Love Island, proudly showed off her 19kg weight loss on Instagram on Tuesday in a series of before and after photos.

But the 23-year-old soon found herself in hot water over the images, with fans accusing the star – who went from a size 10 to a size 6 – of sharing an “extremely damaging” message.

As a result, Zara has responded to the criticism online, insisting she has lost weight “healthily”.

“I understand that for anyone recovering from an ED. Any post about weight loss could be triggering. But my journey has been done incredible healthily,” she wrote in an Instagram Stories on Thursday.

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