Here’s a fresh round-up of Covid insanity.
1. Here’s something ridiculous to worry about: Zoom zombies. That’s a term for people who get in their cars right after a video conference for work, which takes a lot out of them mentally, so they’re not totally concentrating on the road. 54% of people actually say they have trouble focusing right after a Zoom call.
2. Only 35% of Americans say they’re worried about catching Covid, which is the all-time low during the pandemic. The peak was in July, when 59% were worried.
3. Here’s some great news: President Biden is set to announce that we’re moving up the timeline for everyone to become eligible for the vaccine by two weeks. As of April 19th, every adult in the country will be able to get the shot.
4. A 50-year-old guy from Norway tried to get around having to quarantine by skiing across the border to Sweden, but he got stuck in bad weather and needed to be rescued. And now he’s facing charges.
5. Lots of people have gotten so used to working from home that 34% say they’d start looking for a new job if they have to start going into an office again.
6. The average dog has gained more than seven pounds during Covid.
7. A guy in New Jersey was arrested for strangling an employee at a Burger King because she asked him to put on a mask.
Covid vaccinations in the U.S.: 108.3 million people have received at least one dose, or 32.6% of the population. 63 million people, or 19%, are fully vaccinated.
New daily cases in the U.S.: 62,283, with 906 new deaths. That brings the total to 31.5 million cases, with more than 570,000 deaths, and more than 24.1 million who’ve now recovered.
Total cases worldwide: 133 million, with more than 2.8 million deaths, and more than 107.2 million people who’ve beaten the virus globally.