Here’s a fresh round-up of coronavirus insanity . . .
1. Somehow, even with EVERYTHING that’s happened this year, the CDC found one in four people still don’t always wash their hands before they eat.
2. Two high school teachers in California have been placed on leave after they forgot to turn off their video after remote learning and were caught on camera criticizing some of their students.
3. A woman in Scotland was mortified when she found out her five-year-old had grabbed something she thought was hand sanitizer to take to school . . . but it was actually the woman’s lube.
4. Some election officials in California are asking people to stop sanitizing their mail-in ballots. The ballots were processed by machines several weeks ago so, quote, “voters do not have to worry about contracting COVID from their ballots.”
5. Annual performances of “The Nutcracker” are getting canceled all over the country because of the pandemic, which is yet another huge blow to dancers and performance venues, both of which have already had a brutal year.
The pandemic has cost the arts and entertainment industry an estimated 1.4 million jobs and $42.5 BILLION.
6. Here’s why we can’t rush a vaccine without proper testing, no matter how badly it’s needed. Johnson & Johnson had to pause their vaccine testing after, quote, “an unexplained illness” in one of their participants.
7. Here are the updated stats on CONFIRMED coronavirus cases as of last night . . .
New daily cases in the U.S.: 45,791, with 316 new deaths.
Total cases in the U.S.: 8 million . . . with more than 220,000 deaths . . . and more than 5.1 million who’ve now recovered.
Total cases worldwide: 38 million . . . with more than 1 million deaths . . . and more than 28.5 million people who’ve beaten the virus globally.