Here’s a fresh round-up of coronavirus insanity . . .
1. The pandemic may mean the end of McDonald’s ball pits. The CEO says, quote, “I don’t know if we’ve got ball pits in our future. There’s probably some good public health reasons not for us to be doing a lot of ball pits.”
2. A company in Texas that supplies nuts for airlines have more than 87,000 pounds of nuts and no idea what to do with them.
3. A guy in Pennsylvania shot at a cigar store clerk for telling him to wear a mask . . . then shot at the seven cops who went to his house to arrest him. His lawyer says he was, quote, “just not handling the pandemic well.”
4. Lord & Taylor, which is America’s oldest department store, has filed for bankruptcy. It was founded in 1826. The company that owns Men’s Wearhouse and Jos A. Bank has also filed for bankruptcy . . . since no one’s buying suits right now.
5. About half of people who are furloughed right now say they don’t think their jobs are coming back.
6. Here are the updated stats on CONFIRMED coronavirus cases as of last night . . .
New daily cases in the U.S.: 48,622, with 568 new deaths.
Total cases in the U.S.: 4.8 million, with more than 158,900 deaths . . . and more than 2.4 million who’ve now recovered.
Total cases worldwide: 18.4 million . . . with more than 697,000 deaths . . . and more than 11.6 million people who’ve beaten the virus globally.