Here’s a fresh round-up of coronavirus insanity . . .
1. Fisher-Price just released a toy set called My Home Office, which kids can use to imitate their parents working from home. It includes a phone, headset, coffee cup, and laptop, and it costs $25.
2. We’re having a Dr. Pepper shortage because of the pandemic . . . and people are really freaking out about it. Dr. Pepper tweeted, quote, “We know it’s harder to find Dr. Pepper these days. We’re working on it, hang tight.”
Charmin toilet paper responded to Dr. Pepper’s tweet with, quote, “Welcome to the club. We feel your pain.”
3. 54% of people say they don’t want to handle cash or coins because of coronavirus.
4. A video is going viral of a healthcare worker in China who was working so hard in the heat that she squeezed a bunch of sweat out of her hazmat suit.
5. One day, when the history books are written about why the U.S. was hit by coronavirus so much worse and so much longer than other countries, this will be used as an example.
The biker rally in Sturgis, South Dakota this week was so focused on belittling and denying coronavirus that one bar hosted a contest to see who could sneeze the furthest into the crowd.
6. Also, the sheriff of Marion County, Florida has banned his deputies from wearing masks. His ban was issued on the same day Florida had its new single-day record for coronavirus deaths, with 277 . . . including 13 in Marion County.
7. In the town of Whittier, Alaska almost all 280 people who live there live in one building . . . and six of them just got coronavirus.
8. Here are the updated stats on CONFIRMED coronavirus cases as of last night.
New daily cases in the U.S.: 54,345, with 1,386 new deaths.
Total cases in the U.S.: 5.3 million, with more than 169,000 deaths . . . and more than 2.8 million who’ve now recovered.
Total cases worldwide: 20.8 million . . . with more than 747,000 deaths . . . and more than 13.7 million people who’ve beaten the virus globally.