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Angry Woman Throws Food Across Latino Grocery Store Because Masks

Twitter is the home of viral videos that often show the unfavorable side of humanity. Nothing has accelerated this trend more than face masks during the time of COVID-19. As the virus spikes in states across the country, including Texas, some people still can’t figure out how to wear their masks peacefully in public.

A new video out of Texas shows a woman throwing food at grocery store employees because of masks.

The woman, who is heard saying that she doesn’t like Dallas, is seen on the video throwing food from her cart at grocery store employees. Allegedly, the woman entered a La Fiesta store in Dallas, Texas wearing a mask, as it required in several cities, states, and businesses across the country. At some point, the woman took the mask off and was told by an employee to put it back on.

The woman is heard on the video saying, “I don’t give a f*** about Dallas.” She then proceeds to throw eggs, frozen meats and vegetables, and bread at the employee as she continues to scream about having to wear a mask.

The bizarre part for many of those who watch the video is that the woman is wearing a mask. In fact, she even called herself out by saying, “I have a f***ing mask.” She then storms out of the store while an employee can be heard saying they were going to call the cops.

It might also be worth pointing out that she was in the Express 15 Items or Less Line, but threw 16 items out of her cart in the video and still had a full cart.

People abroad are pointing to the video as another example as to why our COVID-19 outbreak is the worst in the world.

The United States currently has the largest COVID-19 outbreak in the world. There are more than 2.5 million Americans who have tested positive for the virus. More than 125,000 Americans have died and the number of cases in the U.S. is started to spike again. Meanwhile, countries that once had major spikes have controlled the virus and are starting to reopen to normal activities.

The video is being met with memes calling out the behavior.

The stay-at-home orders and mandates to wear facial coverings have been met with protests. Protesters attempted to storm the statehouse in Michigan with rifles over the stay-at-home orders. The orders of social distancing, wearing masks, and staying home have been proven to work in combatting the virus.

According to The Washington Post, seven states recently reported the highest hospitalization rates since the pandemic started. Those states are Arizona, Arkansas, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Some people are blaming the Republican Party for politicizing mask usage.

Health experts have pointed out the public health dangers of politicizing masks. The face mask is one of the most important and effective tool in combating COVID-19 and the president has set himself against it. President Trump has refused to wear a mask in public and some fear this signals to his base that the face mask is not necessary and has politicized the mask.

Republican politicians have started to publicly break from President Trump over the issue of face masks. Senator Mitch McConnell is the latest politician to dissent from President Trump calling on his supporters and other Americans to wear face masks when they leave their homes.

“We must have no stigma — none — about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people,” McConnell said during a floor speech. “Wearing simple face coverings is not about protecting ourselves. It is about protecting everyone we encounter.”

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MLS Players Test Positive As Teams Travel To Florida To Start Tournament

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MLS Players Test Positive As Teams Travel To Florida To Start Tournament

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The numbers are startling. The number of COVID-19 infections in the U.S. is skyrocketing and breaking records for the number of infections almost daily. One of the hardest-hit states in Florida and the MLS is determined to bring their season back using Florida as their meeting ground.

MLS athletes and staff members are testing positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Florida.

Major League Soccer is one of the first sports to attempt to restart its season. Fans were excited about the decision to restart the sport and MLS officials set their sights on the Walt Disney World Resort. Teams were flown down to Orlando to create a bubble to restart the sport as safely as possible.

Florida is experiencing one of the most severe spikes in cases in the country and the MLS is not immune to the spread.

Florida recently reported more than 10,000 cases July 1, a record for the state, and within 1,000 infections from the nation’s record set in New York. Orange County, which is home to Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort, is facing one of the most devastating outbreaks in the state.

There is a lot of chatter about whether or not is possible for this bubble idea to work.

“So far, most guys have been sticking to their rooms, playing video games, FIFA and 2K. We’ve had the opportunity share meals together, which was nice because I haven’t eaten in a group in a long time,” San Jose defender Tommy Thompson told Tampa Bay Times. “It felt great to be back on the field. When we all got on that bus together and started to train with contact, it felt really good.”

Fans are questioning if this idea is going to work.

Some players have told the press that they do feel safe in the bubble as the teams practice and prepare for the MLS is Back Tournament.

“Everyone is wearing masks, some guys are wearing gloves, and I feel safe 100 percent,” Dallas midfielder Tanner Tessmann told Tampa Bay Times. “They separated us on the buses and on the plane. We are staying one to a room in the hotel. So, I feel really safe. They have good procedures in place, so everything should go smoothly.”

The MLS is Back Tournament is set to begin July 8, considering everything goes according to plan. The rest of the teams are expected to arrive this week with the first game between Inter Miami and Orlando City.

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Man Posts Plea For People To Social Distance After Falling Ill Of COVID-19 And Died The Next Day

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Man Posts Plea For People To Social Distance After Falling Ill Of COVID-19 And Died The Next Day

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The world is still in the midst of a deadly viral pandemic. COVID-19 is not going away on its own and there are things that people can do to slow the spread. One of the most effective tools is wearing a mask followed up by social distancing. One man thought he could ease up and contracted the virus. Here is his warning.

A man known as Tommy Macias died one day after warning people about the dangers of COVID-19.

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Macias died the next day after posting this message on Facebook warning his friends and family about the dangers of COVID-19. According to the man’s post, he attended a party and contracted the virus there. Health experts have warned against gathering with friends and family right now. Parties have become some of the most infectious sites leading to the current outbreaks across the country.

Macias’s Facebook post touches on a point that drives home the importance of wearing face masks. After being exposed, he then exposed his entire family because he ignored health regulations.

The man’s death from COVID-19 has created a fear among his friends.

“Don’t take advantage of the unknown, don’t expect things to be fine. Take this shit seriously,” @flawlessbikerzcordova wrote on Instagram. “I had been diligent about wearing my mask but from time to time loosen up around the crew and friends. Not anymore!”

The U.S. is seeing a spike in cases across several states and cases are increasing in 35 states. The U.S. has seen record infection numbers in recent days and that trend is mirrored in Calfornia where the sudden reopening of the economy led to a runaway outbreak in the state.

Macias is now one of the more than 127,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19.

According to NBC News, the Riverside County Office of Vital Records confirmed that Macias did die from COVID-19. According to Macias’s brother-in-law, Macias was diligent about wearing his mask and following health regulations. However, when California Governor Gavin Newsom signaled rapid reopening within weeks in June, Macias felt safe letting down his guard.

“He was quarantining because he was overweight and had diabetes,” Lopez told NBC News in explaining how careful Macias has been.

Macias’s death is a warning to Americans.

As the quarantining drags on due to reopening reversals, fatigue is setting in with Americans about self-isolation. With a holiday weekend underway, Macias’s message is a warning call to Americans as social distancing is forgotten and people argue over masks.

Health experts continue to stress the importance of wearing face masks when out in public and to stay away from indoor gatherings with friends, like parties. It might be uncomfortable and you might not like it but it is what we need to do to get back this virus.

Please stay safe, smart, and follow health guidelines this 4th of July weekend.

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