Of course, this happened in a Democrat-run state…
A senior official with the Oregon Health Authority announced the state’s daily COVID-19 death toll while dressed as a clown (and no, this isn’t a satire article).
The announcement is from an October 14 Oregon Public Health Division Halloween safety video, but is just now making its rounds on social media, with many expressing disbelief at the insensitive nature of the reporting.
The Post Millennial reports:
Claire Poche, a senior official of the Oregon Health Authority, made the announcement dressed in a red tie, polka dot shirt, bright yellow pants, and a full face of clown makeup.
As of today, there have been 38,160 cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, with 390 new cases being reported today,” announced the harlequin impersonator. “Sadly, we are also reporting three deaths today, bringing the statewide total for COVID-19-related deaths to 608,” she somberly continued in heavy contrast to her attire.
Poche didn’t acknowledge why she was in her ridiculous outfit, however, after she spoke, health advisor Shimi Sharief (who was dressed in an animal onesie) appeared to clarify the reason for the costumes. Sharief explained that Halloween could “still be spooky and fun” during the pandemic and suggested “low risk Halloween activities” such as online costume contests and pumpkin carving with members of your household.
Watch the cringeworthy video below: