Announces COVID-19 Death Toll In Clown Costume Full Details
After introducing herself, she began her virtual presentation. “As of today, there have been 38,160 cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, with 390 new cases being reported today,”
She added “Sadly, we are also reporting three deaths today, bringing the statewide total for COVID-19-related deaths to 608,”
It was only when she cut to fellow senior consultant Shimi Sharief, dressed in a cuddly animal onesie, that she said she was influenced by the “My Neighbor Totoro” Japanese cartoon, that it became apparent that the costumes were part of a conversation during the pandemic about celebrating Halloween safely.
Sharief said the pandemic “reshaping” the celebration of Halloween, but that it could “still be spooky and fun.” The live video was filmed on Oct. 14, but began to go viral Tuesday after being posted by The Oregonian reporter Samantha Swindler, who called it “an absolute nightmare.”