Here are the stories you really need to know today…

 

 

There’s a lot of information (and misinformation) out there and it is hard to keep track of it all. So, we did it for you.

 

Here are some of the major coronavirus developments that are making headlines right now…

 

  1. Scenes from several states went viral this weekend.  GIANT parties and crowds in places like MissouriMarylandFloridaAlabama, and Texas all went down without face masks or any social distancing in sight.

 

  1. Every once in awhile, someone in power reveals what they REALLY think about you.  In an interview yesterday, a White House advisor said, quote, “our human capital stock is ready to go back to work.”

 

FYI:  America’s billionaires have made $434 billion more since the pandemic began.  They’re now worth $3.382 trillion total, up from $2.948 trillion.  And just imagine, if their human capital stock all went back to work, risks be damned, that could go even higher!

 

  1. The World Health Organization is warning countries that they could see, quote, “an immediate second peak” if they end measures to stop the pandemic too soon.

 

  1. The World Health Organization has stopped trials of hydroxychloroquine because of safety concerns.  By the way, President Trump says he’s stopped taking it.

 

  1. Somehow people have managed to make face masks a partisan issue.  The Republican governors from both Ohio and North Dakota have begged people to stop that and just wear the damn masks.

 

Also, while I know everyone on social media is somehow a constitutional scholar, an ACTUAL constitutional lawyer weighed in on why face mask rules are not a violation of your constitutional rights.

 

  1. There are many Americans who haven’t seen or touched another person in three months.  And that’s a big problem since socially isolated people are almost 50% more likely to die from any cause.

 

  1. With lots of cars parked on the streets and fewer people outside, car break-ins are up since the pandemic started compared with this time last year.

 

  1.  Two hairstylists at a Great Clips in Missouri exposed more than 140 people to coronavirus by going to work and continuing to cut hair while they had symptoms.

 

  1. A guy in Georgia has been charged with fraud after he filed a false report with his company claiming he had coronavirus.  It cost his company more than $100,000 when they temporarily shut down as a result.

 

  1. A man in Florida has been charged with kidnapping after he forced a 17-year-old girl to drive him through a coronavirus checkpoint.

(Various sourcing in article)