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.

Karens Gone Wild: COVID-19 Edition!

At this point, I’m not even sure if I’m quarantining myself from covid or these colossal self-entitled morons:

Town’s sole grocery store closes for a day after customer conflicts over masks, verbal abuse toward staff

A conflict between a mask-wearing customer and two customers not wearing masks pushed Eisel to the brink Saturday. She closed the store early and kept it closed Sunday, reopening Monday.

“I felt like I needed to make a statement to say how important this is and what this would be like if we did close,” she said.

Whether they’re stocking the shelves, at the checkout, or at the meat counter, some grocery store workers say they’ve been enduring verbal abuse from frustrated customers.

California woman allegedly pees on floor of Verizon store after being asked to wear a mask

A woman in Roseville, Calif., allegedly urinated on the floor of a Verizon store last week after being asked to leave for refusing to wear a mask, officials say.

Staff called 911, and in the dispatch call, the operator tells the officer that three people were in the store and declined to wear mask and that a female “is pulling down her pants and is now urinating inside the business, ”according to CBS Sacramento.