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Social media hammers Chiefs stars as the worst ‘role models’ after boozy behavior goes viral

The supposed drunken antics of Super Bowl winners The Kansas City Chiefs during their victory parade this week attracted attention from social media users and multiple media outlets this week.

People who saw clips of Chiefs’ star Travis Kelce apparently intoxicated while addressing the crowd at the parade, or images of Brittany Mahomes ­– the wife of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes – allegedly using an IV for hangover recovery, among other sights of apparent hard partying, expressed their shock on X this week. 

Users referred to Kelce and Swift, who was also shown pounding beers during the Super Bowl last week, as the “worst two role models in America,” while others claimed the players’ intense partying proved they are “children trapped in men’s bodies.”

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Scenes from the Chiefs’ victory parade in downtown Kansas City on Wednesday drew a lot of these reactions, particularly Kelce’s victory speech, during which the star athlete appeared intoxicated while he sang a rendition of Garth Brooks’ “Friends In Low Places.”

British outlet The Daily Mail reported on the spectacle Wednesday, with a headline that declared, “Travis Kelce is too drunk to SPEAK and has to be held up by his teammates on stage at Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade.”

The outlet reported, “But after a day of partying back in Kansas City, the celebrations appeared to take their toll on Kelce as he struggled to get his words out and finish the rest of the song. The likes of Patrick Mahomes and Chris Jones were even forced to step in and prevent him from falling over at one stage, before eventually taking the mic from their groggy teammate.”

Sports outlet “The Big Lead” reported on Kelce’s behavior at the parade, observing that the player was “Clearly Drunk,” adding, “The man had no idea what planet he was on.”

X users blasted Kelce for the alleged drunkenness. 

One wrote, “Travis Kelce is so wasted that Mahomes has to hold them up, and then he passes out into his players but the broadcast cuts to the crowd to try to protect his reputation.  We already know he’s a sloppy, massive drunk.”

Another user commented on video of Kelce’s singing, saying, “Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce might be the worst two role models in America.”

Sports betting analyst Kenny Ducey remarked on the clip, “there have been a lot of drunk athletes at championship parades but I honestly think Travis Kelce may be the drunkest I’ve ever seen.”

Former Rush Limbaugh guest host Ken Matthews described the scene, stating, “Children Trapped in Men’s Bodies as Our Country Crumbles.”

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Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay Jr. also caused a scene during the celebrations. 

“Gay set the bar high early on in the parade… going shirtless, running and dancing – even hopping on a car to give fans a better view of his vibe. Gay also dropped to the ground at one point – holding a bottle of Henny as he lay shoeless in the street, TMZ.com reported.

Images of the professional athlete lying down in the street turned heads on social media as well. The account for sports betting outlet “Pickswise” commented, “Drunkest person at the Chiefs parade. Willie Gay Jr. -10000.”

Brittany Mahomes also caught attention for her partying this week, posting a photo of herself receiving an IV, which people assumed she was using to rehydrate in preparation for the victory parade. Shortly before the Wednesday parade, Mahomes shared an image of a medical IV in her arm and wrote a caption for it, stating, “Saving me always.”

She also tagged the company where she got the treatment, which is named Gen 3 IV. Reporting on her post, People.com stated, “Although it’s unclear which treatment she received, the company offers several options, including a ‘Hangover Mix’ to help with dehydration and nausea after a night out.”

The outlet added, “IV therapy has become popular in the last few years for people who feel under the weather from illness, jet lag and yes, partying.”

After seeing Mahomes’ post, one X user wrote, “Just my opinion – if you have to get an IV drip maybe you have a problem?”

Another shared, “Not drinking seems a better idea than getting an IV.” 

“Omg know your limits for christ sake!” wrote another user.

The Kansas City Chiefs did not immediately reply to Fox News Digital’s request for comment. 

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Trump kicks up ‘a lot of emotion’ during surprise visit to unveil his line of sneakers

Former President Donald Trump traveled over the weekend to Pennsylvania, where he was greeted at Sneaker Con with mixed and emotional reactions from those in attendance.

Trump’s surprise appearance at the event — known as “The Greatest Sneaker Show On Earth,” according to the organizer’s website — came shortly before the former president travels to Michigan for a campaign rally.

Taking the stage at the event in Philadelphia, Trump appeared before a crowd of emotional attendees, some of whom cheered on the president as others booed him during his speech.

Trump spoke for roughly 10 minutes, appearing alongside a pair of gold, custom Trump-branded sneakers that are now being sold in limited supply for $399 a pair.

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“A lot of emotion. There’s a lot of emotion in this room,” Trump said shortly after taking the podium. “They have lines going all around the block. They’ve never seen anything like this one.”

“I just want to tell you, you know, I’ve wanted to do this for a long time. I have some incredible people that work with me on things and they came up with this,” Trump continued. “This is something I’ve been talking about for 12 years, 13 years and I think it’s going to be a big success.”

Trump also noted that the “influencers” have been “very positive” about the new shoes, which are available for pre-order and are being created by CIC Ventures, the same company that made the Trump trading cards.

“They love it, and they love what we’ve done,” Trump said as he flashed the shoes to those in the audience. “That’s the real deal.”

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Trump told those in the audience that the most important thing they can do is vote and vowed to “turn this country around fast.”

At one point, several of those in the crowd began chanting, “USA, USA, USA.”

Prior to Trump’s appearance at the annual event, which gathers “sneakerheads” from all different corners of the world and has been taking place since 2009, Sneaker Con faced backlash from Trump critics for allowing the former president a venue to offer remarks.

Sneaker Con later addressed the backlash it had received through a statement shared on social media. Notably, organizers turned off the comments for the post on social media.

“Sneaker Con’s mission is to support and promote sneaker culture through our worldwide live events and digital platforms. We are thankful and appreciative of the sneaker community, and recognize individuals who generate awareness and authentic sneaker related engagement towards our community. #sneakercon,” the statement read.

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President Biden’s campaign mocked Trump’s attendance at the event.

“Donald Trump showing up to hawk bootleg Off-Whites is the closest he’ll get to any Air Force Ones ever again for the rest of his life,” said Biden-Harris 2024 communications director Michael Tyler in a statement.

Trump’s appearance in the battleground state of Pennsylvania comes one day after he was barred from operating his business in New York for three years and was found liable for more than $350 million in damages in the civil fraud case brought against him, his family and the Trump Organization by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

Shaq gives Jason Kelce retirement advice: ‘Don’t be an idiot like me’

Jason Kelce is contemplating retirement again.

The Philadelphia Eagles center seems close to hanging up the cleats this time around.

There was a report that circulated he told his teammates his career was over after their loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC wild-card playoffs.

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An emotional Kelce pushed back on those rumors on his podcast he shares with his brother, Travis, but it’s no secret the end of his career is on his mind.

In the documentary that profiled his life on Amazon Prime Video last year, Kelce sought retirement advice from his former teammates and other Eagles legends. Last week, he spoke with Shaquille O’Neal on the NBA legend’s podcast.

Shaq retired in 2011 and ruined his home life, admittedly being a “serial cheater.” He and his wife, whom he shares five children with, divorced the same year he retired. He told Kelce to not follow his lead.

“My advice to you is if you are going to retire, accept it, enjoy your family, brother,” O’Neal told an attentive Kelce. “I made a lot of dumbass mistakes to where I lost my family, and I didn’t have anybody. 

“That’s not the case for you. So, enjoy your beautiful wife, enjoy your beautiful kids and never dwell on what we had. What we had is what we got – you got the ring, people know who you are, enjoy. Because, again, I was an idiot, and I’ve talked about it a long time. I love my whole family. I’m in a 100,000-square-foot house by myself.”

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O’Neal told Page Six he also told Kelce, “Don’t be an idiot like me.”

Should that January game be his last, Kelce, 36, will retire a six-time first-team All-Pro and a seven-time Pro Bowler. He helped anchor the 2017 Super Bowl team that upset the Tom Brady-led New England Patriots for the franchise’s first championship.

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The Eagles chose Kelce in the sixth round of the 2011 draft. He started his career when Andy Reid was the head coach, played through the Chip Kelly and Doug Pederson eras and appears to be finishing under Nick Sirianni.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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New York archdiocese responds after funeral for trans activist sparks outrage

The archdiocese of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City condemned the “scandalous” and “sacrilegious” funeral of a transgender leader and activist following outrage from the Catholic community.

In a statement, Rev. Enrique Salvo wrote that the funeral of transgender activist Cecilia Gentili was an “outrage.”

“Thanks to so many who have let us know they share our outrage over the scandalous behavior at a funeral here at St. Patrick’s Cathedral earlier this week,” Salvo wrote.

The Manhattan archdiocese said that the Cathedral did not know what the funeral would entail when they agreed to host Gentili’s funeral.

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“The Cathedral only knew that family and friends were requesting a funeral Mass for a Catholic, and had no idea our welcome and prayer would be degraded in such a sacrilegious and deceptive way,” Father Salvo said.

The funeral, which drew well over 1,000 people, sparked outrage after the funeral was focused on praying for transgender rights and access to gender-affirming health care.

One video eulogy, which called the transgendered activist the “Mother of all W—–,” sparked outrage from the Catholic community.

In the video, the eulogist remembered Gentili as the “great w—-.”

“This w—-.” the eulogist said to resounding applause. “This great w—-. St. Cecilia, Mother of all W—–!”

“Today we say that we will see you soon and that you will give us the strength, the courage to continue your legacy,” he continued.

CatholicVote, a conservative political activist group, called the funeral “just unbelievable and sick.”

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Their comments came after Billy Porter, a LGBTQ+ activist, opened Gentili’s funeral with a song rendition of the “Our Father” prayer.

The group called it “mocking.”

Two days after the funeral, Salvo said that the church would begin a “Mass of Reparation.” 

“That such a scandal occurred at “America’s Parish Church” makes it worse; that it took place as Lent was beginning, the annual forty–day struggle with the forces of sin and darkness, is a potent reminder of how much we need the prayer, reparation, repentance, grace, and mercy to which this holy season invites us,” Salvo said.

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“At the Cardinal’s directive, we have offered an appropriate Mass of Reparation,” he continued.

Mark Wahlberg shares his message to young people when asked about Ozempic trend

Mark Wahlberg is an advocate for healthy living, and he’s sharing his two cents on the popularity of Ozempic, a diabetes medication people are turning to for weight loss.

“Listen, to each his own,” Wahlberg told Fox News Digital. 

“I just suggest to people, especially I’m trying to encourage young people, prevention is better than cure. So, we want to continue to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle.

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“Everything in moderation. Should you be able to enjoy foods and desserts? All of those things – enjoy. But eating right, exercise and finding the right balance [is important.]”

Mark emphasized he doesn’t “knock anybody for doing what they feel is the best thing for them.”

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“I just encourage people to start young. Communicating to people the importance of living healthy and long lives. When you get older, you start feeling it, then you realize. But you know the great saying, ‘Youth is wasted on the young.’ We want to get people before that,” Wahlberg explained.

“Prevention is better than cure.”

Wahlberg has been a longtime advocate for fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle. The actor often shares an inside look at his intense workouts. 

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Mark recently shared a video of his workout and revealed the modifications he’s had to make since he tore his meniscus on set of his upcoming film “Arthur the King” while continuing to push through the pain of the “4 a.m. club.”

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Wahlberg told Fox News Digital he’ll continue to push himself, even while visiting his daughter at college. He explained that he’s eager to visit again and plans to work out with the football team during his next trip to South Carolina.

“I cannot wait to get back down to Clemson, see a football game, work out with the team,” Mark began. “I love the college life. It’s one of those regrets that I’ve had.”

In an interview with Fox News Digital in October, Wahlberg recounted his trip to visit his daughter, Ella, for parents weekend. 

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“When I went to Clemson for parents weekend, I was like, ‘Oh, this is what I was missing?’ Man … there’s only a few regrets that I have, and that was definitely one of them – not having that experience,” Wahlberg said. “Looks like they’re having a lot of fun all the time. I don’t know how much studying is going on, but they’re having a good time.”

Wahlberg told Fox News Digital the teams at his daughter’s school are “unbelievable” and reminded him just how much he wanted to be an athlete.

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“I’ve always wanted to be an athlete, and that’s why I think any time I’ve had the opportunity to play an athlete in a movie I’m kind of living vicariously through all those characters,” Wahlberg explained.

“Whether it be Micky Ward in ‘The Fighter’ or Vince Papale in ‘Invincible.’ I’ve played a hockey player, I’ve played with lots of athletes and now playing an adventure racer in ‘Arthur the King.’ I’ve always been able to fulfill those childhood fantasies of being an athlete by portraying one in the film.”

Along with his daughter Ella, 20, Mark and his wife of 14 years, Rhea Durham, share three other children: Michael, 17, Brendan, 15, and Grace, 13.

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At a Flecha Azul Tequila event in Las Vegas prior to the Super Bowl, Wahlberg explained how he’s been able to consistently stay in shape for decades. 

“You know what, clean living is the key,” Wahlberg told Fox News Digital. “Eat right, exercise, everything in moderation. If you’re going to have a couple of glasses of Flecha – neat, clean, have some water, recover – everything in moderation. You always want to celebrate your accomplishments and work hard, but on to the next.

“Don’t spend too much time dwelling on something you’ve already done. We have new goals every day, more things to accomplish. We want to encourage people to be the healthiest, best versions of themselves.”

WATCH: Mark Wahlberg explains how he’s been able to consistently stay in shape for decades

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Wahlberg is all about having a balance while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He told Fox News Digital that the key to recovery after a night out is a lot of water and rest.

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“Well, recovery is the most important thing, but you always have to get the proper amount of rest, the proper amount of hydration. And recovery is the key, especially if you’re getting older,” Wahlberg said. “If you’re going to be sipping on some tequila, let’s [get] some neat Flecha tequila, have a water and then have another and have some water. Lots of water before you go to bed, that’s the key to recovery.”

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He added that with his all-natural tequila, you don’t get a hangover.

SEE IT: Liberal MSNBC host has unexpected reaction to Trump penalties, questions merits

MSNBC host Katy Tur recently questioned if it was “fair” that former President Trump was ordered to pay almost $355 million in damages and be barred from his business in New York by a judge Friday in a civil fraud case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

During a segment of “MSNBC Reports” on Friday, Tur mentioned that in the 70-year existence of the legal rule Judge Arthur Engoron used on Trump, it was never used against someone who has yet to be proven of doing harm to any individual or entity with their practices. 

Trump’s main defense in the case is his argument that banks and his insurers weren’t harmed by his business practices – a point Tur floated during the broadcast while probing the strength of Engoron’s decision.

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She wondered if the use of the statute in the Trump case was truly fair to the former president, suggesting that if Trump’s argument was true, this was the first time the statute was used this way in 150 cases.

The host began by explaining Engoron’s decision here, noting that the statute does not require a prosecutor “to show that anybody was hurt by your practices – there’s nobody you defrauded specifically.” So, Engoron was within legal scope with the ruling.

However, she went on to explain that – after looking back at how the statute was used – “there was no case where there was a ban on doing business where there wasn’t harm shown.”

As part of Engoron’s ruling, Trump has been barred from running his businesses within the state for three years. 

Tur continued: “So, even though the threshold is harm shown, in the past, it has only been used to ban someone doing business when it’s been shown that somebody was hurt. Say you’re selling cosmetics that are poisoning you; there’s somebody that was hurt there, the cosmetics company gets banned.”

She then asked, “Is this fair to go after Donald Trump like this in this environment, is my question?”

MSNBC legal correspondent Lisa Rubin agreed that Tur’s assessment of the statute is “true” but then punted to former New York Assistant Attorney General Tristan Snell for more analysis.

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Tur invited him to speak, asking once again, “So tell me, is it fair?”

Snell, who used the statute to prosecute Trump for fraud with Trump University, clarified, “The legal standard is whether there was a tendency to deceive. That’s what it is, and the legislature in New York made a public policy choice to say that that was an important weapon for the A.G.’s office to have to vindicate the public good in this situation.”

Tur followed up, saying, “And it seems like what Judge Engoron found was there was intention – not just a tendency – there was intention to deceive,” a point which Snell noted was more than Engoron needed to punish Trump.

MSNBC contributor Suzanne Craig attempted to bolster the case against Trump, stating, “I think, too, the interesting thing about victims is, there were victims here, and they were the banks. They’re just not the most popular victims in society.”

The host countered with Trump’s defense, noting his point that the banks “don’t feel like they lost.”

Still, Craig insisted, “They still did, and that’s the conclusion, and that’s where we’re at today.”

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Russell Crowe found out a decade later he broke both legs filming ‘Robin Hood’

Russell Crowe recalled breaking both of his legs while filming a scene for his 2010 movie “Robin Hood.”

During a recent interview with People magazine, the 59-year-old actor revealed that he was unaware he had fractured his legs until a decade after what he initially thought was a “small mishap” on the set of the action film.

“I jumped off a castle portcullis onto rock-hard uneven ground,” Crowe told the outlet. “We should have prepped the ground and buried a pad, but we were in a rush to get the shot done in the fading light.”

The Academy Award winner remembered becoming concerned about the setup of the stunt moments ahead of jumping.

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“With hundreds of extras around, arrows flying and burn pots setting the castle on fire, there was no pulling out,” Crowe said. “As I jumped, I remember thinking, ‘This is going to hurt.’ “

The New Zealand native told People that he was trying to land on the balls of his feet to better absorb the impact. However, Crowe recalled feeling his heels hit the ground first when he landed.

“It was like an electric shock bursting up through my body,” Crowe said. “We were shooting a big movie, so you just struggle through, but the last month of that job was very tricky. There was a number of weeks where even walking was a challenge.”

Despite the lingering pain, Crowe continued shooting “Robin Hood.” He told People that he “never discussed the injury with production, never took a day off because of it, I just kept going to work.”

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Crowe recalled that he began experiencing “very strange pains” in his lower legs and decided to consult a doctor where he underwent an MRI and X-ray imaging exams.

“I thought it was nothing serious,” he told People. “After working through a long New York winter, my body was just missing exercise and sunshine.”

However, Crowe said he was shocked when his doctor looked at the X-rays and then asked him when he had broken his legs. 

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“Apparently he could see the remnants of fractures in both shin-bones,” Crowe remembered. “To jog my memory he said, ‘Would it have been maybe 10 years ago?'”

Crowe said that he instantly remembered the incident that had occurred on the set of “Robin Hood.”

“Apparently I finished that movie with two broken legs,” he noted. “All for art. No cast, no splints, no painkillers, just kept going to work and over time they healed themselves.”

The actor realized in hindsight that he had taken a year off after finishing production on “Robin Hood.” He didn’t work again until taking on the role of Jor-El, the father of Superman in the 2013 movie “Man of Steel.”

“In retrospect I obviously knew something was wrong,” Crowe said.

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He continued,”To be the Kryptonian father of Superman was six months of incredibly intense physical training. Between the time off and that training, things fixed themselves.”

Crowe played the titular character in “Robin Hood,”a retelling of the legendary outlaw’s story that was directed by Ridley Scott and also starred Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Mark Addy, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston, Eileen Atkins, and Max von Sydow.

The two-time Golden Globe winner is currently starring as a U.S. Air Force drone pilot in the new action thriller “Land of Bad” alongside Liam Hemsworth, Luke Hemsworth, Ricky Whittle, and Milo Ventimiglia.

“Land of Bad” was released in theaters Feb. 16.

Why Americans still suffering from ‘long COVID’ tend to live in the same states

The effects of COVID are lingering longer among the residents of some states than others.

That’s according to the latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which tracks reported cases of long COVID throughout the U.S.

The highest prevalence of long COVID was found in West Virginia — where 10.6% of survey respondents reported experiencing long-term effects of the virus in 2022.

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In Alabama and Montana, long COVID cases were reported by 9.8% of respondents.

Other states with long COVID cases exceeding 8% included North Dakota (9.3%), Oklahoma (9.1%), Wyoming (9.0%), Tennessee (8.9%), Mississippi (8.7%), Iowa (8.3%), South Dakota (8.3%) and Utah (8.3%).

Overall, 6.9% of U.S. adults reported ever experiencing long COVID, the report stated.

In general, the highest prevalence of long COVID was in the South, West and Midwest, with the lowest reported cases in New England and the Pacific.

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Dr. Marc Siegel, clinical professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center and a Fox News medical contributor, who was not involved in the CDC report, called for further studies into how long COVID is reported — including who reports it and the criteria they use to define their symptoms, which varies from region to region. 

Vaccine uptake clearly plays a role, as multiple studies have shown that at least three shots decreases the risk of long COVID significantly,” he told Fox News Digital.

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Underlying diseases represent another significant factor, Siegel pointed out. 

“We know that obesity, for example, increases risk of severe COVID dramatically, and severe COVID correlates with persistent symptoms and long COVID,” he said.

“In fact, obesity is the highest in the South and Midwest (over 35%),” noted Siegel, “and it is probably no accident that obesity is the highest in the country in West Virginia (41%), which also has the highest rate of long COVID.”

Data and limitations

The data for this report was gathered by phone from respondents who were at least 18 years old as part of the 2022 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a population-based cross-sectional survey, per the CDC.

The adults were all asked for their age, sex, previous COVID-19 diagnosis and whether they had ever experienced long COVID.

In gathering this state-specific data, the CDC said it aims to “inform policy, planning or programming to support U.S. adults experiencing long COVID.”

There were some limitations associated with the study, the CDC noted.

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“BRFSS did not capture treatment during acute COVID infection, time since COVID-19 illness or duration or severity of symptoms, which could influence the reported prevalence of long COVID,” the agency wrote. 

“In addition, information about COVID-19 vaccination was only available for a subset of jurisdictions and is not included in this report.”

What is long COVID?

Long COVID is a condition in which symptoms of the virus persist for an extended period of time, generally three months or more.

Those symptoms can include fatigue, respiratory symptoms and neurologic symptoms (sometimes referred to as “brain fog”).

“Long COVID is still an ill-defined term, but for me, the most prominent features are persistent fatigue, brain fog, shortness of breath, cough, and rapid heart rate or arrhythmias,” Siegel added.

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Fox News Digital reached out to the CDC and the West Virginia Department of Health requesting additional comment.

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Teenage fan on 17-hour road trip to see Taylor Swift concert killed before she got there

A young fan of Taylor Swift was killed in a car accident while she was on the way to the pop star’s Friday night concert in Melbourne, Australia.

Mieka Pokarier, 16, her 10-year-old sister Freya and their mother Kim Litchfield had embarked on a 17-hour road trip from the city of Gold Coast to attend the 34-year-old singer’s Eras Tour show when their SUV collided with a semi-trailer on Thursday according to the Australia’s Herald Sun.

Emergency crews responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash around 6 p.m. near Dubbo, New South Wales.

The teenage girl died at the scene and her younger sister, who suffered brain injuries, a broken leg and a damaged pelvis, was flown to Sydney’s Westmead Hospital where she was placed in an induced coma and remains in critical condition, per the outlet.

The girl’s mother suffered minor injuries and received treatment from paramedics before she was taken to Dubbo Hospital. The driver of the semi-trailer was also transported to Dubbo Hospital and is in stable condition, per The Australian.

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Mieka and Freya’s godmother Karleigh Fox told the New York Post that the girls were excited about seeing Swift perform and had tickets to her concerts in Melbourne and Sydney.

Fox created a GoFundMe page for the family which has already received over $25,000 donations.

“Last night one of my dearest friends was driving from the Gold Coast to Melbourne with two of her children (my god children) when they were involved in a front on collision with a semi trailer,” she wrote.

Fox continued, “We are heartbroken to have lost one of her children (aged 16) whilst the 10 year old has been lifted to Westmead Hospital in critical condition, fighting for her life with brain injuries, a damaged pelvis and broken leg.”

“The family have all had to cease work to fly down and I’m trying to get a flight to support the Mum as she’s alone in Dubbo until we can get her to Sydney. Funds will be used to function in this challenging time,” she added.

“We are also seeking accomodation which is hard to find in Sydney at the moment due to the Swifty influx of anyone knows anything.

Thank you for your support. This was supposed to be a road trip of a life time with them going to concerts in both Melbourne and Sydney,” Fox concluded.

In later updates, Fox said that she had traveled from Gold Coast to Sydney to support the family. She wrote that Litchfield had flown from Dubbo to Sydney where she was reunited with Freya at the hospital.

“It was very emotional,” she wrote of the reunion. “We are playing her favourite Taylor Swift album ‘1989 Taylor’s Version’ on repeat in her room and telling her about the merch we are seeing people buying on line.”

Fox explained that Freya would remain in a medically-induced coma for a few more days as she recovers. 

“We had some thorough chats with the incredible doctors about the potential prognosis and we are not out of the woods yet with risks of swelling in the brain and infection still evident. This could still be life threatening,” she wrote.

Fox also expressed her gratitude to the hospital staff, the family’s supportive network of friends and donors who had contributed to the GoFundMe.

On Friday night, Swift performed in front of 96,000 fans at her sold-out concert at Melbourne’s Cricket Ground. 

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The “Blank Space” hitmaker is set for two additional shows at the venue on Feb. 17 and Feb.18. Next weekend, she is scheduled for four back to back shows from Feb. 23 to Feb. 26 at Sydney’s Accor Stadium.

The fatal crash comes three months after a fan died at Swift’s concert amid record heat in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. 

Ana Clara Benevides Machado was identified as the fan who died during Swift’s November opening Eras tour concert in the South American country. The 23-year-old fainted at the Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium and later died. 

Swift shared a handwritten note on social media in which she wrote that she was “devastated” to learn of Benevides’ death.

“I can’t believe I’m writing these words but it is with a shattered heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show. I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this,” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “There’s very little information I have other than the fact that she was so incredibly beautiful and far too young.”

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“I’m not going to be able to speak about this from stage because I feel overwhelmed by grief when I even try to talk about it. I want to say now I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends. This is the last thing I ever thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil,” Swift added.

The following day, Swift’s second concert in Rio de Janeiro was postponed due to “extreme temperatures.”

Swift met with Benevides’ family at the Nov. 26 “Eras Tour” stop in São Paulo. The singer-songwriter also performed “Bigger Than the Whole Sky” as a surprise song after Benevides’ death. The song features lyrics such as “Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye/You were bigger than the whole sky/You were more than just a short time.”

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In December, Rio’s Forensic Medical Institute listed heat exhaustion as the cause of Benevides’ death.

Fox News Digital has reached out to Swift’s representative for comment.