The lead-up to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland has been described by many (myself included) as a “shit show.” Hell, the RNC itself has been described as a “shit show,” yielding such highlights as white elevators, Melania Trump’s plagiarized speech, and invoking the wrath of the Freddie Mercury’s ghost. But I don’t think anyone had any indication that the Republican National Convention would become a literal “shit show,” as in a bunch of conservatives spending more time on toilets than listening to whatever uninteresting crap Ben Carson will be sleepily saying.
There’s likely a norovirus outbreak at the RNC, guys! From Stat News:
“As many as 11 members of the California delegation’s advance team are showing symptoms that are consistent with the norovirus, according to Peter Schade, the Erie County health commissioner, who is investigating the outbreak. They are staying at a hotel in Sandusky, Ohio, about an hour from Cleveland.
‘We’ve got about 11 who have been sick over the last few days, and we’ve been out there every day and working with them to eliminate the spread [between] the resort and the delegation from California,’ Schade said.
The health department is running tests to confirm whether the Republican staff members have norovirus.”
There’s an ObamaCare joke in there somewhere.
So what’s the deal with the norovirus anyway? It can’t be that bad, right? Well, it’s not fatal if that’s what you’re asking, but it is definitely one of those instances when you pizza even though you’re supposed to french fry.
Norovirus causes viral gastroenteritis, which really sucks. Symptoms include explosive diarrhea and vomiting, nausea, sharp stomach pain, and dehydration. Norovirus is also highly contagious and usually transmitted through the consumption of contaminated food and coming into contact with a contaminated object or person. Ideal conditions for the spread of norovirus are enclosed spaces with lots of people present, such as the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
This kind of adds a whole new meaning to the phrase “the Republican Party has turned to shit,” doesn’t it?
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h/t Daily Kos