Tom Brady says he was right ‘all along’ after gross TikTok strawberry trend

Tom Brady isn’t afraid to gloat, “I told you so.”

Hours before Sunday’s highly anticipated “The Match” featuring Brady and Phil Mickelson vs. Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods, the Buccaneers quarterback — who claims he never consumed a strawberry — shared a screenshot to his Instagram story highlighting a bizarre development about the fruit.

“Seems like I was right about strawberries all along,” Brady captioned the screenshot of a USA Today story entitled, “Bugs and maggots may crawl out of strawberries washed in salt water. Stay calm, experts say.”

The notion stems from a new TikTok trend, in which those participating soak strawberries in saltwater with tiny worms appearing.

Brady later quipped, “Tomatoes next???”

Last May, the 42-year-old quarterback said he’d be willing to eat a strawberry if then-champion, James Holzhauer, lost on “Jeopardy!”

Spoiler: Holzhauser scored his 23rd victory, and Brady was spared.

“James doesn’t lose and I don’t eat strawberries… keep it moving,” Brady posted to social media at the time.

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Spoilers: Marilyn tells Roo her marriage is over in Home and Away

Marilyn (Emily Symons) and John (Shane Withington)  have been struggling since the Paratas arrived in town, as John hasn’t been able to understand why Marilyn has so much compassion for the newcomers. He has been upset by Marilyn inviting them to stay at their house, and harbours suspicions that his wife has feelings for Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams).

When John sees Ari leave his caravan in the morning with a woman at his side, he races off to the Diner to tell Marilyn. But Marilyn is less than impressed, accusing him of being a petty gossip and trying to stir up trouble. 

She asks him if he thought she’d be jealous of Ari’s new lady friend and is clearly unhappy with her partner’s behaviour. Meanwhile, Nik (Kawakawa Fox-Reo)  overhears the conversation and tells Gemma (Bree Peters) he’s worried the family will be run out of town for causing trouble again.

However, Gemma is working at the Diner later when she overhears Marilyn talking to Roo (Georgie Parker) about the latest development with John. She tells Roo that she thinks her marriage to John might be over, and Gemma realises Ari could be playing a part in a couple breaking up.

She goes directly to Ari and tells him he needs to stop making himself the subject of town gossip. But when she reminds him of their promise to keep a low profile, Ari fights back and says he’ll see whoever he wants to…

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Gov. Cuomo admits he was wrong to order nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has finally admitted — tacitly and partially, anyway — the mistake that was state health chief Howard Zucker’s order that nursing homes must admit coronavirus-positive patients.

On Sunday, Cuomo announced a new regulation: Such patients must now test negative for the virus before hospitals can return them to nursing homes. Yet the gov also admitted that COVID-19 cases might still go to the facilities via other routes, and didn’t explicitly overrule Zucker’s March 25 mandate that homes must accept people despite their testing status — indeed, couldn’t even require a test pre-admission.

The gov’s people say that a home that simply can’t accommodate coronavirus patients never had to take them — though they are obliged to help those people find a place that will, with help available from the state if needed. That is: Zucker’s mandate was never more than a “don’t discriminate” rule.

But Zucker publicly presented it as “must accept” — and Cuomo’s remarks regularly implied there must be something wrong with a home that couldn’t handle corona patients.

So, while the gov’s people imply that some homes simply misunderstood the rules, the real message to operators was that declaring themselves overwhelmed would put their licenses at risk.

Notably, the chief of one Cobble Hill facility not only had his request for PPE denied, he got turned down cold when he then asked to transfer patients.

Then, too, Zucker’s Department of Health has issued other heartless orders during this crisis — the now-rescinded “don’t even try to resuscitate” mandate to EMTs for cardiac-arrest cases, as well as telling at least one home it was OK to keep staffers on the job after they’d tested positive.

Also telling: The gov has ordered an investigation that’s plainly supposed to pin all the blame on nursing and adult-care facilities: It’s led by state Attorney General Tish James, who got her job with Cuomo’s crucial assistance — and it’s only looking at what homes did wrong.

We’re sure James will uncover plenty of real horrors: Everyone (who cared to know) has long been aware that many New York nursing homes leave a lot to be desired. But that was all the more reason for Zucker & Co. to focus on policing and assisting these facilities from the start — rather than issuing edicts that led to repeated and needless tragedies.

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My boyfriend swore he wasn’t cheating – but then I caught another woman NAKED in our wardrobe

A MUM-OF-ONE has revealed how she caught her boyfriend cheating, after she found a naked woman hiding in his wardrobe.

Megan Bexton, 21, from Newcastle upon Tyne, was asleep at her parent's house across the road when she was woken up by her boyfriend's iPad buzzing.

The lash technician discovered now ex, Reece Mitchell, 22, had sent a text that read ‘Fancy one upstairs?’ to another woman.

Megan, who shares a two-year-old daughter with Reece, a gas engineer, stormed over and caught her man in the act.

Megan says: “Reece betrayed me in the worst possible way.

“I was a fool for trusting him.”

In August 2016, Megan and Reece, matched on dating app, Tinder.

One week later, they went on their first date and discovered they lived on the same street.

Megan says: “We both lived with our families yet we'd never seen each other before.

“It felt like fate had brought us together.

“After that, Reece always made me breakfast in bed and treated me like a princess.”

From that day on, Megan and Reece were inseparable.

Then, in September, Megan discovered she was pregnant.

She says: “Weeks before, I’d caught a chest infection, so I'd been taking antibiotics.

“I realised it must have affected the Pill.

“I was mortified."

Reece told me he had no idea what I was talking about, but then the wardrobe door moved. As I got closer, a naked woman tumbled out of it.

She continued: “Reece and I had only been together for a month so I was scared to tell him.

“But thankfully, he said he'd be there for me and he couldn't wait to be a family.”

Two months later, Megan moved in with Reece's family in a bid to save money for a house.

In June 2017, she gave birth to their daughter, now two.

Megan says: “Reece was a wonderful father at first.

“He helped me with night feeds and took care of us both.

“One day Reece asked me if he could go on a lad's night out.

“I told him he deserved a night off and to have fun.”

From then on, Reece continued going on nights out, leaving Megan to look after their baby.

Megan says: “I was so fed up of him clubbing every night, we argued constantly.

“Then, a few weeks later, a woman messaged me on Instagram and told me she’d had sex with him outside a nightclub the week before.

“I was hysterical and called her.

“She told me she had no idea Reece had a girlfriend until she’d seen me on his social media.

“When I confronted Reece, he denied everything, but I didn’t believe him.”

That day, Megan took their daughter and moved back home with her parents across the road.

Over the following weeks, Reece begged Megan to take him back.

Megan says: “I still loved him and I was determined for us to be a family.

“I decided to give him another chance and moved back in a month later.”

In September 2018, Reece went on a night out with friends.

Megan says: “Reece had been amazing all year, so I really didn’t mind.

“He even invited me to go along and said they’d all be drinking at his parent’s house afterwards.

“My mum was looking after our daughter so I was looking forward to having an early night.

“I told Reece to have fun and went to my parents’ house so Reece’s friends wouldn’t wake me up later on.”

Hours later, at 4am, Megan was woken up by Reece’s iPad buzzing.

Megan says: “I thought it was strange that he was texting so late at night, so I quickly had a peep.

“His phone was synced so I could see his messages.

“Then I saw a text from him to an unknown number that read ‘Fancy one upstairs?’

“The number replied saying they’d be up in 10.

“My blood boiled.

“I put my slippers on and stormed across the road.”

Megan charged upstairs into Reece’s bedroom and found him stood in his pants.

Megan says: “The pillows and bedsheets were a mess."

She continued: “I screamed ‘Where is she?’ at the top of my lungs.

“Reece told me he had no idea what I was talking about, but then the wardrobe door moved.

“As I got closer, a naked woman tumbled out of it.

“I burst into tears.

“The woman yelled ‘I’m not getting involved!’ before running downstairs.

“Reece kept shouting that nothing happened.

“I told him I never wanted to see him again and I stormed out.

“My heart was shattered.”

The next day, Megan moved back in with her parents.

Megan says: “Reece tried his hardest to win me back, but I told him we were finished forever.

“Now, I’m just trying to concentrate on being a mum.

“I’d rather be single for the rest of my life than be with someone who treats me like that.”

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Watch The Director Of Chris Hemsworth Netflix Movie Extraction Risk His Life To Get The Shot

The new Chris Hemsworth Netflix movie, Extraction, is all about action. One sequence in particular that goes above and beyond in terms of action, with director Sam Hargrave strapping himself to a car, putting himself in harm’s way to get the shot.

Netflix has posted a cool behind-the-scenes video of one harrowing sequence from the shoot where Hargrave is attached to the hood of a car, using a handheld camera to film a scene involving a car chase. Check it out below.

This is part of Extraction’s action-heavy “oner,” which is an industry term for a series of long shots that are joined together to form a single, continuous shot. GameSpot’s Extraction review praised this 11-minute scene, saying it’s the high point of the movie.

Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo, who produced and wrote the script for Extraction, said the filming of this sequence is “as risky as it gets” when it comes to filmmaking.

Extraction follows the mercenary Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) who goes behind enemy lines to save the son of a crime lord, Ovi, who is played by Rudhraksh Jaiswal. The movie premiered on Netflix on April 24.

In GameSpot’s Extraction review, Dan Auty said, “It might not be in the same league as the best John Wick or Jason Bourne movies, but right now it’s as close as we’re going to get to a brand-new action blockbuster.”

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He Last Saw His Wife Before He Was Admitted To The Hospital With The Coronavirus. Days Later They Both Died.

Joseph Dellis and Yolanda Dellis

People around the world are remembering family and friends who have died during the coronavirus pandemic. BuzzFeed News is proud to bring you some of their stories. To support our coverage, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today.

Joseph Dellis and Yolanda Dellis met at a Brooklyn bowling alley nearly 40 years ago.

Joseph gave Yolanda some unsolicited advice on wrist technique that would help better her bowling game. After nearly a decade of dating, the two married in the early 90s, becoming inseparable, even as Yolanda was no longer able to walk upstairs to their bedroom because of a years-old hip injury.

“My dad would — God bless him — he would sleep on the couch downstairs so if she woke up in the middle of the night she could look across and see him,” Marisa Vitolo, their daughter, told BuzzFeed News.

That changed when Joseph, 88, left for the hospital on March 22, marking the last time he’d see his wife of 28 years. “He looked like he was very fatigued and he wasn’t a hundred percent making sense,” Vitolo said of her stepfather, who married her mom, Yolanda, the year she graduated high school.

Yolanda, 83, was taken to the hospital the following day after her home health aide said she wasn’t keeping food down.

Vitolo said she was able to get her parents into the same hospital. Unable to travel in the ambulance, Vitolo said she sent a note with the driver explaining that her mother suffered from Alzheimer’s and that her husband had been admitted to Coney Island Hospital a day earlier. “I don’t know if they ever told my dad that my mom was there,” Vitolo said.

The couple died within days apart after testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Vitolo said she still does not know whether her father died before learning his wife was admitted to the same hospital as him.

Vitolo told BuzzFeed News she also tested positive for COVID-19 a week after her parents but recovered from symptoms without being hospitalized.

Joseph Dellis and Yolanda Dellis

Yolanda had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 12 years earlier. As Vitolo tells it, her mother lit up whenever her stepfather entered the room. Even if she couldn’t remember his name, “she knew.”

“He used to say, ‘Are you my honey? Are you my sweetheart?’ Sometimes she would say ‘yes,’ and when she’d say ‘no,’ we’d laugh.”

The couple owned a home in southern Brooklyn and had lived together since they married in 1992.

  • Joseph Dellis and Yolanda Dellis

    Years after Yolanda’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the couple packed up their silvery-gray Nissan Altima for a road trip to Graceland in Memphis — Elvis Presley’s home. The couple held a fondness for the cultural icon’s music.

    “That was their wedding song, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love,’” Vitolo told BuzzFeed News.

    Before and after their trip to Tennessee, the couple frequently made two-hour trips to the Atlantic City casinos. Joseph, whose game of choice was blackjack, would sit with his wife helping her place Caribbean stud poker bets. “He was always there for her,” Vitolo said.

    At home, the two Mets fans rarely missed a game. When they were no longer able to hang out on their Brooklyn stoop, neighbors and family members visited the couple in their one-family home. When Sue, a friend of the family, couldn’t visit she would call weekly to talk to Yolanda while Joseph patiently held the phone to his wife’s ear, Vitolo said.

    Combined, the couple leaves behind four children. Yolanda Dellis had two siblings. Her oldest sister, Girolama Villagio, 90, died of complications from COVID-19 the day after her younger sister was buried, according to Vitolo.

    “When people tell me stories about them, it makes me feel better,” Vitolo said to explain how she’s coping with the grief of losing both parents amid a global pandemic that has paralyzed the country with nationwide stay-at-home-orders.

    “I was very lucky to have had them,” she said. “They may have lived ordinary lives, but they were extraordinary people.”

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Billy Gilmour reveals he got ‘stick’ for being Burberry child model but Chelsea wonderkid was able to see funny side – The Sun

CHELSEA starlet Billy Gilmour has revealed he was the butt of jokes after he modelled for Burberry but he has insisted he saw the funny side after seeing his face on billboards.

The 18-year-old midfielder – who joined from Scottish side Rangers in 2017 – has burst on the scene this season where he has made seven first team performances for the Blues.

But despite being destined to be a footballer, a career in modelling could have been an option after he was involved in fashion shoots for Burberry.

Speaking to Jamie Redknapp on the Sky Football Show about how it came about, he said: "My agent phoned and he was just saying, 'I got a phone call from Burberry and they were asking if you'd like to do modelling?'

"So my dad phoned me and asked what I'd think doing modelling. I'm giving it a bit saying 'of course' and bantering with him.

"I then got a phone call from my agent saying, 'we're meeting up tomorrow with Burberry'. I said, 'Why's that?' and he said 'You're modelling for them, did your dad not say?'

"I said, 'I thought he was kidding on! I ended up doing a couple of modelling shoots for Burberry! It was good, something different, but I got a bit of stick.

"It's funny, I was going home one of the times in Heathrow or Gatwick airport and the Burberry shop is there. I was walking to my flight and I come up on the billboard!


"I just took a picture of it and sent it to my dad and started laughing. It was brilliant."

Gilmour – who was named as the man of the match in the FA Cup win against Liverpool – also joked how Fabinho will be looking for revenge at Anfield after the Scottish youth international nutmegged him at Stamford Bridge.

The teenager then revealed how Reds left-back Andy Robertson told him he hopes it isn't too long before the two are team-mates in the national team.

He stated: "Everyone knows my feelings about representing my country. Hopefully I'm not far off it. I just need to keep working hard and see where it takes me.

"After the Liverpool game, I swapped shirts with Andy Robertson. He came up to me after the game and said 'well done, you played really well, keep doing it and hopefully see you soon in the first-team squad'.

"That was great to hear that from the captain of the country. I then asked him if we could swap shirts and he said 'no problem, let's do it inside' so that was me buzzing."

And Gilmour has also spoken of his childhood idols, as he said: "When I was young I used to watch Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – everyone did.

"But when I started to analyse my game and think about who I would like to progress to be like, it was more like Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Cesc Fabregas – it was those players.

"It was something about how they passed the ball, receiving the ball, everything was sharp. Sergio Busquets too; when you watch Barcelona and you watch Busquets individually, everything happens around him."

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Bret Michaels Admits He ‘Felt Good To Be Alive & Celebrating Life’ On ‘The Masked Singer’

Bret Michaels went on ‘The Masked Singer’ looking for fun and he certainly found it. HL spoke with the rocker about the ‘full circle’ moment he had on the show, how he’s feeling 10 years after suffering a brain hemorrhage, and more.

The one and only Bret Michaels was revealed as the Banana during the April 22 episode of The Masked Singer. The rock star went head-to-head with the Kitty in the final smackdown of the night. Even though he was eliminated, Bret has nothing but amazing things to say about his time on the hit FOX show. The 57-year-old Poison frontman effortlessly stepped into the Banana costume, but he admitted to HollywoodLife that the Banana was not his “first choice” for a costume.

Bret opened up about the April 23 episode airing right around the 10th anniversary of when he nearly died from a brain hemorrhage. He said he “felt good to be alive and celebrating life as a human banana.” He also discussed his upcoming autobiography titled Bret Michaels: Auto-Scrap-Ography, which will be released on May 12. This book isn’t going to be your typical autobiography, that’s for sure.

Were there any other costumes that you considered other than the Banana? 
Bret Michaels: Yes, the Banana was actually not my first choice. My first choice was going as the Predator. I wanted to come out all badass, with dreadlocks, the original Predator. That’s the way I wanted to come out and throw it around, but then I realized that if I did that and start this off singing some AC/DC or some Aerosmith, I’m going to be gone in the first night. I need to throw them [the panelists] down a different path and pick something I thought was fun and that I loved. I thought, “Man, this could be Bandana Banana, minus the bandana, right?” So I went with the Banana. It gave a little hint of my favorite color of football team and baseball team being from Pittsburgh, so it has the color yellow in there with a little bit of black in there. And then as a diabetic, without a doubt, a banana is part of my everyday food group that I use to keep my blood sugar levels with some good fructose in there.

The latest episode aired at a very significant time in your life — 10 years after you suffered a brain hemorrhage. Did you realize it was all going to come full circle?
Bret Michaels: It was completely full circle and completely by accident. What I mean is I was celebrating the 10th year of the survival of the brain hemorrhage. You never want to celebrate the brain hemorrhage. You’re celebrating the great doctors and nurses and people that saved my life, and being alive on the good side of the dirt. For the most part, I’ve gotten most of my function back. There are some definite brain issues and some definite hand and leg issues, but I’ve worked through them with therapy. To have a “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” playing at the exact moment that 10 years prior to that they were operating on my brain on west coast time, I felt good to be alive and celebrating life as a human banana.

You have an autobiography coming out. Why was now the right time to write this sort of reflection on your life?
Bret Michaels: I write a lot of notes every day and a lot of stories. I announced this back in December that the book was coming May 12. What is strange is, before we get into Auto-Scrap-Ography, when I announced it and then the coronavirus hit, everyone actually asked if I could move it up because they’re at home. They want stuff to do. They want stuff to read. I wasn’t able to do that because you can’t put the printers in danger. The truth of the matter is this book is truly written by me. Every story is written and then put into the book. I wanted pictures to timestamp the moment. It’s not an autobiography where you’ve got 900 chapters and 5 pictures. This is as many pictures if not way more than there are chapters. It takes people through every personal moment of impact in my life. I appreciate when people have a ghostwriter on autobiographies, I get it. But for me, I’m so hands-on that I wanted people to really feel what I was going through. It has stories that no one has ever heard, pictures no one’s ever seen before. I just thought it was important to take people through that journey of my life. It goes way beyond the music. It talks about behind the scenes, behind the story, what I was going through when I was 16 years old and held at gunpoint, being in Caracas, Venezuela, enjoying an awesome day at our stadium tour, and then ending that day swimming out into the ocean. It’s just been a crazy adventure.

Are you working on any new music? 
Bret Michaels: Music is the soundtrack to my everyday life and I work on it all the time. That’s how this book starts. Music has been therapeutic to me, not just playing it but listening to such great artists through the years. I can’t thank them enough, the amazing artists then and now that have gotten me through my every day. To stay positive, I’ll sometimes just put on classic Christmas music during the quarantine. I listen to it all the time just to be positive. All kinds of different music, I’ve listened to all of it. It’s just gotten me through my life. I tell people, music will help to define your day and make you feel better. Find the music that rocks your world.

There was that one performance when you forgot the lyrics. What were you feeling in that moment? Even though you are a performer, I expect that must have freaked you out a little bit.
Bret Michaels: I’m a people person so I said put me out [in the audience] there with the fans. The next thing you know, it was like beep, beep, beep, and the song started. There was one fan trying to look in the banana hole where my eyes are. I could see them in like fisheye vision. They’re like staring in it and I hear, “Bret? Bret?” I’m not saying anything, but you can actually see the fan right up close feeling the peel and talking. By that time, the first two lines of the chorus had gone by so I panicked and took a breath. I got that out of the way quickly. I’m good in a firefight. I was like, “Okay, get it together, Banana.” And then I waited for the second part of the chorus to come around and just picked right back up. But there was also a mixture of a little bit of brain hemorrhage, brain freeze in there. I just whipped through it all in milliseconds and picked the song back up and said just, “Have fun. Wing it the best you can.” That’s my life — winging it. I think in the book people will find I have a massive sense of self-deprecating humor that they will laugh so hard.

With The Masked Singer, surviving your brain hemorrhage, and all that’s happened in the last 10 years, how are you feeling today? 
Bret Michaels: Today, I feel great. I don’t even call it a battle or struggle. Every day I’ve faced the adversity of being diabetic, and I’ve tried to make a positive out of it. I’ve been blessed with two beautiful daughters that are out there and rocking. I’m just being a father, being a musician, staying positive, I hope we get back to the normal. I don’t want to say to the old normal or the new normal, just a normal that I can be back out on the road when it is healthy and safe, playing music, playing the stadiums again, in the arenas. Like I said, just every day I work hard on trying to physically stay ahead of the battle with my certain health issues, the brain hemorrhage, the diabetes, all that stuff mentally and positively.

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Neymar admits he is suffering from anxiety as PSG superstar desperately longs for football to return – The Sun

NEYMAR has admitted he is suffering from anxiety and desperately longs for football to return.

The Brazil ace has been in lockdown with pals in his swanky £7million mansion 60 miles down the coast from Rio de Janeiro after Ligue 1 was suspended indefinitely amid the coronavirus crisis. 

The PSG star flew to Brazil midway through March so he could hole up in his luxury mansion in the resort of Mangaratiba as the killer virus swept across France with devastating consequences.

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Dr Fauci says he is ‘CONVINCED’ second wave of coronavirus will hit the US in the fall as Trump downplays threat – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said he's "convinced" there will be a second wave of COVID-19 in the fall.

The infectious disease expert's comments came as Donald Trump downplayed warnings from the CDC earlier this week that the second wave will come.

Fauci affirmed comments from Dr. Robert Redfield, where the CDC Director warned that a second outbreak of COVID-19 will come in the fall, and it could pose more problems if the surge happens around the same time as the flu.

"What Dr. Redfield was saying, first of all, is that we will have coronavirus in the fall. I am convinced of that, because of the degree of transmissibility that it has, the global nature," Fauci said at the Wednesday press conference.

President Trump has downplayed concerns, and said at the White House press conference on Wednesday "it might not come back at all."

Fauci shot down Trump's remarks, and affirmed his beliefs that a second wave of COVID-19 is coming.

"What happens with that will depend on how we're able to contain it when it occurs," Fauci said.

"And what we’re saying is that in the fall, we will be much, much better prepared to do the kind of containment compared to what happened to us this winter.”

He elaborated on Redfield's comments, and said that if the second wave of COVID-19 happens at the same time as the flu, it could become even more difficult to manage across medical systems.

“I believe that’s what Dr. Redfield was saying, that it is going to be complicated,” Fauci said.

“Whether or not it’s going to be big or small is going to depend on our response," he added.

As of Thursday, more than 842,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the U.S., with over 46,000 deaths.

"Nobody can predict what's going to happen with an outbreak. What you can predict: How you're going to respond to it," Fauci said.

Trump had previously tried to claim Redfield was talking about the flu, not the coronavirus, in a Washington Post article when speaking about the outbreak.

“There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” Redfield told The Washington Post.

“We’re going to have the flu epidemic and the coronavirus epidemic at the same time," he added.

Redfield clarified Wednesday that he was talking about COVID-19, and confirmed a second wave is likely after Trump tried to claim the CDC director was "misquoted."

"Next fall and winter, we are going to have to distinguish between which is flu and which is coronavirus – the spirit of the comment that I made is more difficult," Redfield told reporters Wednesday at a Coronavirus Task Force briefing.

"It doesn't mean it's impossible, it doesn't mean it's going to be worse, it's just going to be more difficult because we have to distinguish between the two," he added.

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