COVID Bits

“AloneTogether”

  • Countries whose leaders have been infected by the coronavirus: United States, Great Britain, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala, Bolivia.
  • Masks are (still) not mandatory at the White House.
  • It’s official. To the surprise of no one, the February, pre-Lenten Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is canceled because of the pandemic. To date, Brazil has already reported more than 4.6 million cases and nearly 140,000 deaths. And Carnival doesn’t exactly lend itself to a virtual experience.
  • 6,000: The maximum number of pilgrims allowed per day to enter the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
  • During October, TIA is rolling out a first-of-its-kind initiative by doing coronavirus testing right in the terminal. TIA is teaming with BayCare Health System to offer the voluntary testing for every passenger departing from or arriving at the airport. Costs range from $57 for a rapid antigen test to $125 for a polymerase chain reaction swab.
  • 277,000: The number of schoolchildren in 38 states who have tested positive.
  • 28,000: The number of employees who will be laid off by Disney across its theme-park division in the U.S. About 6,700 layoffs are expected to hit non-union workers at Walt Disney World starting Dec. 4.
  • 7.9 percent: U.S. unemployment rate for September. 8.4 percent: U.S. unemployment rate for August. 14.7 percent: U.S. unemployment rate for April.
  • 2,000: The number of people in Florida who are in the hospital with a primary diagnosis of coronavirus. 420: The numbers for the Tampa Bay area.
  • “Infodemic”: Falsehoods involving the pandemic.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.