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GH’s Steve Burton Tests Positive for COVID-19 But Is Asymptomatic; ‘Stone Cold and the Jackal’ Shows To Be Rescheduled

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The Delta Variant of the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on many lives.  Now comes word from General Hospital’s Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) that he tested positive for Covid-19, although he is feeling fine, and thus has to cancel his scheduled appearance this weekend and moving forward in August with Bradford Anderson (Spinelli).  The two had a show scheduled in Boston for this weekend as part of their Stone Cold and The Jackal Tour.

In a statement in his video shared by Coastal Entertainment, Burton shared: “Long story short I was exposed at work. I tested negative on Wednesday and then I wanted to take another test before I got on a plane to be safe and come out and see you guys and then I tested Positive.  I feel fine, I have no symptoms, other than being really bummed that we can’t see you guys.”

Burton says they will announce new dates from the now cancelled August leg of their tour next week.

Watch Steve’s video announcement below.

Please send your well-wishes to Steve, hopefully all will continue to be well with him, and let’s hope we can make across-the-board mandates for vaccinations, and efforts, to stop the spread of the Delta Variant for the safety of all our our loved ones and colleagues whether it be at home, at school, or on the job.

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Satan
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Satan

Well now you know somebody’s gonna put a hit out on COVID. That virus ain’t gonna get away with threatening Stone Cold.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

It would be helpful to know if Mr. Burton had received both initial vaccine doses as he doesn’t fit the criteria of someone apt to be struck with the variant. From all the news shows I’ve seen, it’s only a small group who would need the booster for the variant. I just hope all will recover from this dreadful time. Especially sorry for families that have suffered so much pain.

whynot
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whynot

First of all, there is no “criteria” for who can get it; the virus obviously doesn’t care. More important, of course he’s NOT vaccinated. He would’ve said so in the video, and we all know it.

Fran Stacewicz
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Fran Stacewicz

DON’T EVER ASK ANYONE IF THEIR VACCINATED.
THEIR ARE HIPPA LAWS HELLO

Mary B.
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Mary B.

Stay safe get better soon we love you❤

Betsy Younger
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Betsy Younger

I’m so sorry to hear about Steve.
I hope you’re back to normal before you know it.
Glad you’re feeling good.

Michael Teale
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Michael Teale

What’s this bit about NLG being pissed about COVID being spread at the show’s studio’s?

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

She said there were five actors who weren’t vaccinated and feels it should be mandatory. As we can see from Steve Burton, she’s right to feel that way. It’s way risky for these actors to be doing scenes with people who aren’t vaccinated; the crews are required to be; union rule.

rose
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rose

Rebecca 1…Wonder how she felt about sharing scenes with Ingo today.

Helen Loewen
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Helen Loewen

There are people that test positive for covid but have no Symptoms…

Fran Stacewicz
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Fran Stacewicz

Where is Brenda at Vanessa Marcil?

Jbolin
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Jbolin

Brenda needs to bring sonny home and expose everything

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jbolin
Say what??

JJ
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JJ

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

Michaea
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Michaea

Vaccine or no vaccine if I was an actor on the show I would not feel comfortable doing any kissing scenes. No one knows much about this delta variant and even if the vaccine people have gotten is 100% effective against the delta variant. I see some actors are still not doing kissing scenes and I assume they are either not vaccinated and/or not comfortable doing these scenes during the pandemic. The Delta variant seems to be affecting the younger group so if I was GH I would cut out all kissing scenes for now. Just doesn’t seem to be… Read more »

Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

Lots of false positives with the rapid test. Sounds like the test was a rapid test. He should have gotten the 72 hour test.

JULIA WILSON
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JULIA WILSON

How do you know there is No such thing as asymptomatic?

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

adjectiveMEDICINE

(of a condition or a person) producing or showing no symptoms.
“infection is usually asymptomatic”

Maureen Laneski
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Maureen Laneski

Example: PID. Men often have no symptoms, but can spread it to women during penetrative vaginal intercourse (unprotected). Women may also be asymptomatic, but will still suffer damage to their reproductive abilities, among other things.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I hate to see disinformation in any form. It’s disheartening when certain actors promulgate such falsehoods about COVID — Ingo, I’m talking to you! A certain ex-U.S. president was kicked off social media for constantly putting out disinformation, much of it harmful, some of it inciteful. Certain other members of Congress have also been kicked off social media, even briefly, for disinformation and harmful words.

I don’t like to see disinformation at this website either (discussion on “asymptomatic”). Anti-vaxxers, reality-deniers, science-haters, please change your ways. It might just save your life!

rose
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rose

Jamesj75…It’s disheartening when anyone comes out with misinformation about covid, or any subject. Sorry to hear Ingo being one of those. But I also don’t like those who get on social media to fire him. With social media all of this negativity can spread like wildfire. The social media companies get a lot of blame here. I’ve listened to their rationales about monitoring content to their sites. It falls on deaf ears with me, especially one company whose founder started by rating girls in college. For those who believe in their freedom of choice, fine, but stay home where you… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

rose, thanks a million for your reply. I appreciate the points you make here, and I agree. I am no fan of social media — I don’t use them. I think they have proven to be harmful to our society at large and to individual self-esteem. But I congratulate them for removing those from their platforms who purposefully misuse those platforms to spread disinformation and hate. As for firings and cancellations, those are more nuanced and subjective, so that a case-by-case basis seems a worthy route. Take care.

Maureen Laneski
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Maureen Laneski

You’re incorrect. There are lots of times that people are asymptomatic yet still positive and even contagious. Sometimes people do not have symptoms initially, but then develop them as the disease progresses.

Think: which is the more dangerous idea if it’s incorrect — yours, or the asymptomatic COVID “lie”?

Typhoid Mary was wrong, too. She ignored experts’ advice, and killed people with her gross poop-hands.

Stop helping kill people with your poop ideas.

Maureen Laneski
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Maureen Laneski

I’m…I’m not even mad anymore, just sad. So many if you are in denial, filling hospitals. I feel so helpless. I’m immune-suppressed and trapped. You’re the third person saying this nonsense and I can’t with it. Please just…just find good sources and not these online fringe colloidal silver shills.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Diane Poised to Be Attacked by the ‘Hook’; Elizabeth Knew Finn’s Late Wife, Reiko?

On Friday’s cliffhanger of General Hospital, Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy) looks to be the next victim of the mysterious ‘hook’.  We won’t know till Monday how it plays out, but things are not looking good for the legal eagle in a preview for the airshow.

In story, Diane dropped by the garage that Brando worked at, looking for Sasha (Sofia Mattson).  At first, she bumps into Sonny (Maurice Benard) who is not pleased with Diane for trying to take him down on the witness stand during Nina’s hearing.  She shares she was helping her clients Michael and Willow as best she could.  Sonny says it was personal for him and he can’t forget what happened.

Next, Diane tells Sasha that she’s serving as her interim lawyer since Martin is unavailable and is there to discuss her guardianship. Sasha is scared that she’ll wind up behind bars now that Brando is gone.  Diane assures Sasha she will file a continuance to keep the process going to keep her out of jail. Diane asks where the guardianship papers may be, and Sasha tells her to check Brando’s office.

Dex (Evan Hofer), who is looking suspicious (but it has to be a red-herring, right?) is going to take Sasha home per Sonny’s orders, but Sonny also tells Dex to lock up when Diane is finished with her business.

Later, Diane in the dark, goes to Brando’s office to find the guardianship papers. Next, a figure appears in the doorway with the hook.  This time the ‘Hook’ looks to be of smaller stature leading many on social media that the person behind the violence could be Esme.

In other developments, Elizabeth Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) convoluted storyline, just got even more convoluted.  Liz looks at the photo she’s drawn and suddenly has a flashback revealing the woman’s face at the bottom of the stairwell.  She then tells Finn (Michael Easton) that after her recent session with Kevin, she recalls seeing the woman’s face. Conveniently, Finn was just talking about his late wife, Reiko with Gregory (Gregory Harrison).  So, when Liz talks to Finn, she sees a woman’s face on Finn’s phone.

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Finn explains that the picture is of his late wife, Reiko.  He tells Liz he is working on a case that reminded him of Reiko, and he mentions being in the Mariana Islands with her. That makes Liz frantic and she decides to leave. Next, she heads home, where she locates a photo of her and her sister, Sarah. The photo is titled, “Elizabeth and Sarah, Mariana Islands, 1997.”

So, do you think Diane will perish or survive the attack by the ‘Hook’? Who is the ‘Hook”? What on earth is going on with Liz’s storyline? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.  But first, vote in our latest ‘Michael’s Poll’ below by voting on which character is the culprit behind all of the bloodshed?

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Johnny Wactor on Brando’s GH Demise: “I Have Been Blown Away By The Reaction From The Fans, I Had No Idea That You Guys Cared So Much About My Character”

It’s been an emotional week for General Hospital viewers following the death of Brando Corbin; which meant that actor Johnny Wactor has wrapped his run on the ABC daytime drama series.

On Thursday, Wactor shared his ‘thanks’ to all the loyal GH fans who took the journey with him and his on-screen alter-ego via a video post on his Instagram account.

Johnny expressed: “It’s been a couple days since the demise of Brando Corbin in Port Charles as we know it.  And I have to tell ya, I have been so blown away by the reaction from the fans.  I had no idea that you guys cared so much about my character. I’m so grateful for the outpour of questions and support. I’ve always said, that the fans of General Hospital are the greatest fans in the world and I truly believe that and this is just further evidence of that.”

Social media was abuzz when Brando suddenly died following successful surgery after being attacked by the ‘hook’.  Some fans felt Wactor’s presence will be sorely missed; while others shared that they felt Brando was not a necessary character.

Wactor took all of the comments like a champ and in his video message added: “Whether you were excited to see Brando Corbin killed off, or outraged and have questions, man, I’m just so lucky to have been on this show, truly.”

As he concluded his ‘thank you’s’, Johnny let GH viewers know he does have some other projects that you will see him in very soon, sharing: “Thank you so much for letting me bring Brando Corbin to life.  Thank you for caring, and thank you for all the support and the well-wishes for my future endeavors, whether that’s back in Port Charles at some point, or another show, or other films … which there’s some coming.”

Lastly, Johnny added, “I’ll miss ya, and you enjoy the rest of the week.”

Watch Wactor’s heartfelt message below.

So, where do you stand with the decision to kill off Brando? Glad the character is off the canvas, or sad to see him go? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Brando Dies … But Not From His Wounds

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, poor Sasha (Sofia Mattsson) was hit with yet another punch to the gut.  After losing her baby, Liam, back in December of 20201, she has now lost her husband, Brando (Johnny Wactor), in s shocking turn events that played out in Brando’s hospital room.

Finally coming to (following being ‘hooked’ by the mysterious figure) after surviving hours of surgery from his wounds, he goes coughs up blood and then goes into a massive seizure right in front of Sasha.

Panicked, Sasha calls for help, where Portia (Brook Kerr) and her team run in to try to save Brando.  Next, we get a montage of the love story of Brando and Sasha, which is never a good sign on soap operas – as it more often than not – signals the end of the line for a character.

After Portia is completely rattled by why Brando is dying when the surgery is a success, eventually he passes away.  Portia comes out of his hospital room and tells Sasha they did everything they could.  Just then, Brando’s mom, Gladys (Bonnie Burroughs) along with Nina (Cynthia Watros), come by and all the women are struck with heartbreaking grief.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) happens upon the scene and asks Portia what happened and she reveals there were sudden complications.

Wanting a moment alone to say goodbye to his cousin, Sonny (Maurice Benard) tells Brando to take care of Liam and Mike when he sees them in heaven. Sonny also promises to take care of Sasha and Gladys. Next, Sasha wants Sonny to go into Brando’s room with her, and they are joined by Nina and Gladys, who all stand over his bedside in tears.

Elsewhere, Portia finds Finn (Michael Easton) to look over Brando’s medical reports and case, and relates that Brando’s symptoms don’t track with what happened to him when he was brought into the ER and what happened in surgery.  She ponders if there is a more sinister explanation for his death, hoping Finn (even though he is an infectious disease doc) can help shed some light.

What did you think of GH’s decision to kill off Brando Corbin? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Check out the final moments of Tuesday’s General Hospital below.

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