Here’s a fresh round-up of coronavirus insanity . . .
1. McDonald’s stopped serving all-day breakfast during the pandemic . . . and it may be gone for good. A lot of the stores say not serving all-day breakfast makes them more efficient.
2. The Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop will be virtual this year. The organizers announced yesterday that it’s going to be done completely online . . . and there will be barricades set up in the area to keep people out.
3. Distance learning has been bad news for kids who are class clowns . . . so here’s their latest stunt. There’s a ridiculous new TikTok trend where students pretend to get kidnapped during their school Zooms to see how people react.
4. Fewer people may be working from home than you think. As of last month, 24% of people were working from home every day, and 18% were working from home some days. At the peak in May, 35% were working remotely full time.
5. 56% of Americans have tried cooking something new since the pandemic started. And we’re not cooking HEALTHY stuff . . . the three most common things are pasta, pizza, and baked goods.
6. A nine-year-old kid in Massachusetts was sent home from school for sneezing and can’t go back until he gets a negative coronavirus test.
7. “Asymptomatic carriers” are definitely a real thing with coronavirus . . . but a new study found that 80% of people who are infected will have at least one symptom.
8. Missouri’s Governor Mike Parson, who has taken a strong stand against requiring people to wear masks, has tested positive for coronavirus. Missouri also had its two most fatal days of the pandemic this week.
9. Here are the updated stats on CONFIRMED coronavirus cases as of last night . . .
New daily cases in the U.S.: 41,616, with 1,112 new deaths.
Total cases in the U.S.: 7.1 million . . . with more than 206,500 deaths . . . and more than 4.3 million who’ve now recovered.
Total cases worldwide: 32 million . . . with more than 981,900 deaths . . . and more than 23.6 million people who’ve beaten the virus globally.