Here’s a fresh round-up of coronavirus insanity . . .
1. Wearing a mask can lead to something dentists are calling “mask mouth” . . . that’s where you have bad breath and possibly even dental issues like inflamed gums.
The best things you can do to avoid it are to drink more water, drink less caffeine, use a humidifier, use mouthwash, scrape your tongue, and stop smoking.
2. The top five things Americans have given up or cut back on to save money during the pandemic are: Gym memberships . . . streaming services . . . cable . . . chocolate . . . and ice cream.
3. What’s more valuable than money these days? A 39-year-old guy in Iowa broke into a bank on Tuesday and only stole hand sanitizer.
4. Only 42% of Americans say they’ll get a coronavirus vaccine when it’s ready. That’s down from 70% in early May. The biggest reason? People are afraid it’s being rushed out without proper testing.
5. The mayor of Lake Ozark, Missouri says the pictures that went viral of tons of people without masks partying there over Memorial Day weekend were great publicity and has led to more visitors this summer than the past two combined.
6. The mayor of Los Angeles says if anyone’s caught throwing a large party at their house right now, the city will cut off their water and power.
7. The mayor of Itajai, Brazil says he believes a rectal ozone therapy can treat coronavirus and he says the city will cover the cost. There’s no proof out there that treatment works though.
8. We still don’t have any clue what all the long-term effects of beating coronavirus will be, but one that’s started showing up is HAIR LOSS.
9. A six-year-old girl in England bit into a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget and found a face mask inside.
10. Here are the updated stats on CONFIRMED coronavirus cases as of last night . . .
New daily cases in the U.S.: 55,148, with 1,319 new deaths.
Total cases in the U.S.: 4.9 million, with more than 161,000 deaths . . . and more than 2.5 million who’ve now recovered.
Total cases worldwide: 18.9 million . . . with more than 711,000 deaths . . . and more than 12.1 million people who’ve beaten the virus globally.