NBC's Shep Smith fantasizes about "a time when we won't have to wear the masks anymore." But for many Floridians and Georgians, that time is now.
NBC's Sam Brock filmed a video of a supermarket in Naples, Florida where both employees and customers don't wear masks. The video shows maskless shoppers and employees smiling and chatting face-to-face.
There are no mask mandates or Covid-19 restrictions in Florida, where the death rate is less than half of the rates in heavily restricted blue states.
Masks are not enforced in the store because the store's guidelines include medical exemptions. A sign that greets shoppers states: "If we see you without a mask, we will assume you have a medical condition and we will welcome you inside to support our business."
Brock asked the store owner, Alfie Oakes: "Is your position about medical exemptions or is it about the fact that you don't think masks work...?"
"I know that the masks don't work and I know that the virus has not killed 400,000 people in this country," Oakes replied. "That's total hogwash,"
The video quickly went viral on social media.
In other news, the CDC and state health officials are sounding the alarm because white people are getting vaccinated at higher rates than Black people.
Data from 23 states shows that white Americans are being vaccinated at rates of up to three times higher than Black Americans.
Despite the fear mongering about new virus “variants" and “mutations," Black people are wary of vaccination efforts in the Black community for a virus that has a lower death rate than the seasonal flu.
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Rapper Quavo Huncho, of the Migos, posted a photo of his trip to a local grocery store. The rapper stepped out to pick up some bread and milk, but when he got to the grocery store, he found the shelves were bare.
He posted a photo that showed him wearing a face mask and standing alone in a store aisle with empty shelves. The shelves were stripped of everything but the non-essentials.
Quavo captioned the image "Damn... I'm Late Be Safe Everyone..."
Most Democratic cities are on lockdown as the country reacts to the coronavirus as if it was the bubonic plague.
About 2-3 people die from the Covid-19 virus per day in America. By comparison, the flu kills 100-200 people per day.
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A Mexican hitman executed a female cashier in front of dozens of witnesses shopping for groceries at a crowded supermarket.
According to a police report obtained by LiveLeak.com, a lone gunman strolled into the supermarket at 10:50 p.m., shoved a bag boy aside and shot the 29-year old cashier in the face at point blank range. As the mortally wounded cashier lay dying on the floor the assassin pumped two more bullets into her body before casually walking away.
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President Obama was on the ground for only a few hours on Thursday in New York, where he surveyed the destruction left behind by Hurricane Sandy.
Soon after Obama departed NYC, NBC NY reported the "heartbreaking" scenes of East Side and East Village residents "dumpster diving outside a Key Food supermarket" looking for intact cans of food discarded by insensitive grocery store workers.
"People are dumpster diving... and what they're going after is the food," said NBC 4 New York's Jonathan Vigliotti. "They are literally picking through [the dumpster] for whatever they can take home," said the shocked reporter.
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