Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Priorities, after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo exempted liquor stores from his order closing all “nonessential” businesses. “We are probably three times as busy as we usually are,” said Sonny Singh of Liquor World in Syracuse. “People are stocking up.”
Shortcuts, after Pope Francis advised the planet’s 1.2 billion Catholics that if they can’t confess in person to a priest during the pandemic, they should “speak directly to God.” The pope recommended assuring God that “‘I will go to confession afterward, but forgive me now.’”
Tom Hanks, who tweeted that he and wife Rita Wilson both “feel better” two weeks after being diagnosed with Covid-19. “Going to take a while,” the 63-year-old star said, “but if we take care of each other, and give up some comforts…this, too, shall pass.”
Bad week for:
Rolo, 7, a dachshund from the United Kingdom, who was diagnosed with a sprained tail “from excessively wagging it” out of joy that his owners were self-isolating at home instead of leaving for work. Rolo “is currently on pain relief, and the vet said he should be healed within a week,” said owner Emma Smith.
Sewer lines, which The New York Times reports are getting clogged “coast-to-coast” by germ-killing Americans flushing tons of disinfectant wipes and paper towels down their toilets.
Multiple choice, after Fox Business host Lou Dobbs conducted a “scientific” poll of his audience about President Trump’s leadership during the pandemic. Viewers were asked whether they considered Trump to have been “Superb,” “Great,” or merely “Very Good.”