This Afternoon in Covid Infections

Here’s a headline for you:

Anti-mask US senator who called coronavirus a hoax tests positive for Covid-19.

An Arkansas senator who shared an article that described the coronavirus pandemic as a “hoax” has contracted Covid-19.

Republican senator Jason Rapert, who unsuccessfully introduced a bill to ban gay marriage in the US in 2017, was hospitalised with coronavirus and pneumonia on 24 July.

Earlier in the year, as many states were beginning to take social distancing measures to attempt to control the spread of the virus, Mr Rapert shared an article on Facebook that called the pandemic the “biggest political hoax in history”.

Also, Herman Cain who attended Trump’s Tulsa hatefest is STILL in the hospital with Covid-19. It has been 27 days since he was first hospitalized.

And, this doesn’t bode well for upcoming sportsball stuff:

Major League Baseball Starts Postponing Games

After a long season of almost (checks notes) 4 days, the league has had to start postponing games because for some weird reason, players keep testing positive for a virus that is coincidentally part of, and cause, of a pandemic.

 

Two Monday night MLB games were postponed because of an outbreak of the coronavirus among the Miami Marlins.

The Marlins’ home opener against the Baltimore Orioles is off, as well as the Philadelphia Phillies’ home game against the New York Yankees.

Miami just completed a series in Philadelphia, and seven more players and two coaches with the Marlins tested positive for the coronavirus. An outbreak has spread throughout their clubhouse and brought the total cases in recent days to at least 13, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN’s Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers.

MLB said the games were postponed while the league conducts more testing.

What I Learned Today – Monday, July 27

Churches are still the best places to go if you really want to spread coronavirus. Wake up people. If there is a god, he fucking hates you. (but good news, there isn’t.)

Florida has now surpassed NY for Covid-19 cases. I feel like that was part of Florida’s plan though.

Covid-19 is starting to rise again in MA. We were one of the hardest hit states back in April and did a tremendous job of flattening the curve. And then summer happened. And people got bored. And tourists from other states came in.

Baseball season started and the Florida Marlins’ players immediately testing positive with at least 12 cases of coronavirus.

Good news!  Some Trump supporters are finally wearing masks into their local Walmarts.


Trump really does love his walls:

Trump’s National Security Advisor tested positive:

Ted Cruz is still a huge gaping hemorrhoid filled asshole.


Monday and Tuesday have heat advisories in my fair state of Massachusetts. Sure is gonna be a hot one today.


George Carlin always told it like it was and it still is: