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Maluma Is Keeping Us Up To Date On His Life In Quarantine And I Couldn’t Be More Grateful

Stars, they’re just like us, right? I mean kind of. Sure, Maluma is also in self-isolation thanks to the global Coronavirus pandemic. But he’s in quarantine in his hometown of Medellin on his palatial estate and looking better than he’s ever looked. Meanwhile, I’m in quarantine in Mexico City, I’ve put on probably 10 pounds and sometimes more than 24 hours go by before I realize I haven’t even brushed my teeth. So no…stars aren’t just like us.

But I’m glad they’re not because then I get to thirst after Maluma through his very thirsty social media content. Sure, Maluma shirtless isn’t that big of a deal since, well he’s basically always shirtless, but something about him being so almost naked and living his best #quarantinelife is just what I need right now.

Maluma’s 11:11 World Tour had to be put on pause due to the Coronavirus outbreak but he’s been making up for it with some seriously #bts content.

Following the delay of his world tour, Maluma travelled back to his hometown of Medellin, where’s he’s been spending quarantine since mid-March. So for nearly two months now, the reggaetónero has been spending quality time with his family, focused on his health and body (it shows!) and has even released a new single (and video) called “ADMV” – “Amor de mi Vida.”

In a previous interview with Billboard, Maluma said, “I realized I was investing so much energy, so much time in my career that I was forgetting about myself, about my spirit and the important things in life like my family, like finding that love of my life… I’m tired about listening to the same kinds of songs; people talking about diamonds and about Ferraris. There are more important things.”

Swoon.

Maluma has even let fans in on a behind-the-scenes look into his home – and I was living for it.

In the video, presented by Architectural Digest – which Maluma shot himself – the singer calls his home his ‘sanctuary’ and it’s easy to see why. Situated up in the green hills outside of Medellín, his home is gorgeous. He reveals he’s lived there for three years and it’s truly his home.

Even his morning routine left me in giggles as he describes how he wakes up in the morning, descends to the ground level in his private elevator, and makes his very own cup of coffee. Minus the elevator part, very relatable.

Since he’s been spending so much time at home – he’s also been showering his fans with shirtless photos.

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With another quarantine week in full swing, Maluma, posing in a steamy shirtless photo, asked fans who was the love of their life. Fans immediately showered the comment section with “you are,” and it’s easy to see why.

Serving smiles and body.

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From Instagram lives to mini-photoshoots, Maluma has been keeping himself (and many of us) very busy. He’s helped make this quarantine a little less horrible thanks to his nearly daily dose of thirst trapping – that’s right it’s not just for Thursdays.

Walking the dogs really builds up a sweat.

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Maluma has made it well-known that he loves animals – especially his two dogs Bonnie and Clyde. He posts about them frequently and when one of them fell ill – he was heartbroken but thankfully they recovered. Now, we get to enjoy photos of him spending time with two of his best friends – shirtless. I’m here for it.

He even shared a #BTS of his makeup work for the video of ‘ADMV’.

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Ok…so this isn’t typically what I thirst after. But it was cool to see some behind the scenes shots of this next level makeup job that left the 26-year-old singer looking twice his age.

And OK this has nothing to do with his quarantine life but it’s too good not to include here.

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Shot for this Calvin Klein campaign, Maluma left millions speechless with the full-body, nearly-nude photoshoot.

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As El Paso Becomes A Covid-19 Hotspot, One Nurse Says The Most Severe Patients Are Being Left To Die In “The Pit”

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As El Paso Becomes A Covid-19 Hotspot, One Nurse Says The Most Severe Patients Are Being Left To Die In “The Pit”

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Cities across the United States are experiencing the worst yet of the Coronavirus pandemic. From California to New York, the country is struggling. However, one area that has emerged as a severe hot spot for the virus is El Paso, Texas.

The city has emerged as one of the nation’s hardest-hit regions. To put it into perspective, El Paso has more active Covid-19 infections than the entire country of Mexico.

In addition to a major spike in cases, the city is also seeing an increase in Covid-19 deaths that is seriously overwhelming healthcare workers, public health officials, and the network of morgues. It’s so bad that the city was using inmates to help transport bodies until the Texas’ governor finally deployed the National Guard to assist.

El Paso is emerging as the face of the second wave in the U.S. and the scenes are terrifying.

The El Paso community is struggling to control it’s severe spike in Covid-19 cases as it becomes a national hot spot for the pandemic. As infection rates rise, El Paso has registered more active Covid-19 cases than the entire country of Mexico.

El Paso (a city of 840,000 people) has 34,487 active cases while Mexico (a nation of 129 million) has 23,284. Although, it’s worth noting that many say Mexico’s actual number could be as many as ten times higher thanks to a severely-limited testing program.

El Paso’s government has attempted to get ahead of the virus and had implemented a wide-ranging stay-at-home order that called for hair salons, gyms and restaurant dine-in services to close. However, a court ruling last week by the 8th Circuit struck down that order, putting thousands of lives at risk.

One nurse went viral after telling her story inside “the pit” where many victims are left to die.

One nurse who worked in an El Paso hospital has gone viral after sharing her harrowing story from inside a Covid-19 hospital. In a nearly hourlong Facebook Live video, Lawanna Rivers, a traveling nurse, said that her time spent at the University Medical Center of El Paso was the worst experience she’s had since the pandemic began.

“Out of all the COVID assignments I’ve been on, this one here has really left me emotionally scarred,” she said. “The facility I’m at has surpassed the one I was at in New York.”

Rivers was most upset about how the sickest patients at the hospital were treated. She said they were all put into an area called a “pit,” where they are essentially left to die.

“My first day at orientation, I was told that whatever patients go into the pit, they only come out in a body bag,” Rivers said.

Rivers said doctors at the hospital would not enter the area, and nurses like herself who were stationed in them were under orders to perform CPR just three times on a patient before letting them die.

Rivers said she learned that doctors wouldn’t enter the pit when she called a physician for help one day with a patient who was bleeding profusely. She said the doctor told her they don’t go into the rooms for the sickest COVID-19 patients, so as to not expose themselves to the disease.

Inmates are joining the frontlines as they help to move the bodies of Covid-19 victims.

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As the city struggled to manage the spiraling number of infections and deaths, inmates at the County Detention Facility were called upon to assist the El Paso Medical examiner with the overflow of bodies at the morgue.

Inmates were seen in full PPE gear assisting mobile morgues with the rising body count. A spokesperson for the county did not further detail exactly what the inmates were being asked to do but that they were being paid $2 per hour and were serving time for low-level sentences. The county also defended the decision to use inmate labor, saying it was either that or force families to wait even longer to start funeral arrangements.

The National Guard has been called upon to help work in mortuaries.

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After El Paso resorted to using county jail inmates to move bodies for nearly two weeks, the Texas Army National Guard is sending a 36-person team to assist with mortuary services.

“This is very much needed in our community, and we’re really thankful for [the Texas Division of Emergency Management] and the governor’s action on this,” Democratic state Rep. and Sen.-elect César Blanco said Friday.

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Black, Latino, And Native American Communities Being Hospitalized At Higher Rates For Covid

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Black, Latino, And Native American Communities Being Hospitalized At Higher Rates For Covid

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Covid-19 cases are surging throughout the U.S. More than 100,000 people a day are testing positive for the virus. A recent study shows that Black, Latino, and Native American people are four times more likely to be hospitalized for Covid-19.

There is more evidence that communities of color are facing disproportionate levels of Covid hospitalizations.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is highlighting news we have been hearing throughout the pandemic. Communities of color are under attack by Covid at disproportionate hospitalization levels when compared to their white counterparts.

The CDC report shows that Latinos are 4.2 times more likely to be hospitalized when compared to non-Latino white people. Native Americans and Black people are 4.1 to 3.9 times as likely to be hospitalized from Covid than their white counterparts.

The staggering statistic is part of a trend of communities of color suffering disproportionately from Covid.

An earlier study by the CDC found that Black and Latino people were more likely to suffer from workplace outbreaks. Many Latinos fill roles in frontline jobs and the industries hit hard by workplace outbreaks have Latino overrepresented. According to the study, workplace outbreaks in Utah were heaviest in three industries: manufacturing, wholesale retail, and construction. While Latinos made up one quarter of the workforce, they represented one-third of Covid infections.

Latinos have been facing some of the wort impacts from the virus from health to finances.

The Latino community has faced a devastated financial burden from Covid-19. In Los Angeles, Latinos have lost more financially than other communities because of Covid. According to a study by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 71 percent of Latino households in Los Angeles were facing serious financial hardships. This is compared to 52 percent of Black households and 31 percent of whites.

The incoming Biden/Harris administration is ready to tackle the disproportionate impact on communities of color.

Covid-19 is exposing the several inequities that exist in our society. The disproportionate death, infection, and hospitalization rates of Covid in communities of color needs to be addressed. People are calling on the federal government to step up and help their suffering citizens.

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