While announcing the number of deaths in the state of Oregon attributed to COVID-19, a public health official decided to dress up as a clown.
Dr. Claire Poche, pediatrician and senior health advisor for the Oregon Health Authority, took off her face mask to reveal full clown makeup.
In what sounded like a scene from “The Joker” or a sketch from “SNL,” Poche said in a monotonous voice, “Hello.” We thought we would start by giving you a brief update on where we are with COVID-19. “
“To date, there have been 38,160 cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, with 390 new cases reported today,” she continued. “Unfortunately, we are also reporting three deaths today, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths statewide to 608.”
After the dark message, Poche immediately put his mask back on.
Following death statistics provided by Poche, the video announcement passed to fellow Senior Advisor Shimi Sharief, who wore an animal baggy bodysuit inspired by a Japanese cartoon titled “My Neighbor Totoro”.
Sharief described “safe” ways to celebrate the party amid COVID-19.
One Twitter user summed up the video perfectly, saying, “Oregon. Literally run by clowns.
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