Here’s a fresh round-up of Covid insanity . . .
1. The new hot pickup spot right now is . . . the vaccine line. Single people of ALL ages . . . yes, even older people . . . are using it as a chance to hunt for dates.
One woman tweeted, quote, “Both my 70-something mom and a relative got asked out in the vaccine line. I’m telling you, people are ready. This summer will be wild.”
2. A year of being inside has made EVERYONE ready to leave the house. New cell phone data shows people are leaving their homes today MORE often than they did before the pandemic.
Even though only 10% of the country is fully vaccinated, people are getting more comfortable going out as cases go down and a year of quarantine fatigue has set in.
3. President Biden announced yesterday that all adults in the U.S. will be eligible for the vaccine by May 1st, which could make things, quote, “closer to normal” by the Fourth of July.
4. A law professor at Georgetown University was talking on Zoom and complained about her Black students and how, quote, “We get some really good ones but there also usually are some of them that are just plain at the bottom.”
She didn’t realize the Zoom was PUBLIC to students . . . and she’s now been fired.
5. Less than one-third of remote workers have a dedicated home office. People are more likely to work from their dining room table or couch. Also, 55% of people say work takes them longer than it did before the pandemic because of all the distractions.
6. The pandemic may be responsible for naming the current generation of kids. The term “Gen C” . . . where the “C” is for Covid . . . is getting used more and more, since Covid looks like it could be what defines this generation now and going forward.
7. Here are the updated stats on CONFIRMED Covid cases as of last night . . .
New daily cases in the U.S.: 62,773, with 1,531 new deaths.
Total cases in the U.S.: 29.9 million . . . with more than 543,000 deaths . . . and more than 20.7 million who’ve now recovered.
Total cases worldwide: 119.1 million . . . with more than 2.6 million deaths . . . and more than 94.7 million people who’ve beaten the virus globally.