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US now leads world in COVID cases, Italy bans funerals, Brazil under mob rule

Posted by / March 27, 2020

The United States now leads the world in the number of COVID cases, including China by a narrow margin

Italy, meanwhile, has banned public funerals in order to slow the spread of the virus.

Finally, because the Brazilian president has called the coronavirus a “little flu,” the mob in that country has threatened to teach anyone who goes out after 8pm a “lesson.” 

Cheesecake Factory CEO and chairman David Overton has told landlords for all its locations that it won’t be paying rent for awhile. It is not recommended that you try this at home. COVID has caused the restaurant to totally close 27 restaurants temporarily while shifting others to carry-out only. 

In far less hilarious news, the mayor of Atlanta has warned that her city’s ICU units are full. If cases surge there, we may see scenes like those in Europes, with hospital patients spilling into the hallways. 

 The entire country of India is on lockdown as the Prime Minister ordered its 1.3 billion citizens to stay home

Waffle House, a home-away-from-home for countless southerners, is closing 365 locations until the virus passes. Its workers will remain employed.

Despite these measures, the virus is still spreading, and it might get worse––a cruise ship with more than 40 people with flu-like symptoms are heading towards Florida. It will dock next week.

 Rand Paul tested positive for COVID-19. What’s worse, he tested positive six days before he stopped going to work on the Hill, so you can expect more sick senators in the days and weeks to come.

Massachusetts citizens are under a stay-at-home order, the latest state since New Jersey’s governor announced a stay-at-home order. Weddings, parties, and any other kind of gatherings are canceled.

California, Illinois, and New York are all on lockdown in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The states have ordered that everyone stay at home unless they have a vital reason to be out, including grocery shopping, buying medicine, or exercise. It’s not stopping Californians from hitting the beach, however.

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