Outliers knows these are stressful times for healthcare workers, and we appreciate the sacrifices of those on the front lines combating the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope this quiz on how the pandemic has seeped into pop culture can provide a small respite from the more sobering parts of your day. Answers are at the bottom. No peeking!
1) Who was not cited by the Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration and/or state authorities for peddling bogus COVID-19 treatments?
a) Televangelist Jim Bakker
b) Radio star Rush Limbaugh
c) “InfoWars” host Alex Jones
2) Amazon removed or blocked how many products for claiming to treat or cure COVID-19 or for price-gouging:
c) More than 1 million
3) Who was not offering free streaming performances to their quarantined fans during the week of March 17?
a) Chris Martin of Coldplay
b) Berlin Philharmonic
c) Metropolitan Opera
d) Bob Dylan
e) Keith Urban
4) Which had not converted some production capacity to hand sanitizer?
a) LVMH, maker of Guerlain, Christian Dior and Givenchy fragrances
b) Eight Oaks Farm Distillery
c) Miller Brewing Co.
d) Green Mountain Distillers
5) Who initially refused to suspend operations at their Nashville bar after the mayor ordered bars to close?
a) Blake Shelton
b) Kid Rock
c) Jason Aldean
d) Dierks Bentley
6) Which vitamin supplement maker sent a tweet recommending not using its product to make a Quarantini cocktail?
c) Thorne Research
d) California Gold Nutrition
7) Which of the following did President Donald Trump not say?
a) “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”
b) “If we have thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work—some of them go to work, but they get better.”
c) “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test.”
d) “Americans should be prepared that they are going to have to hunker down significantly more than we as a country are doing.”
8) Match the person with their COVID-19 quote or tweet:
a) “If you’re healthy, you and your family, it’s a great time to just go out, go to a local restaurant. Likely you can get in easily.”
b) “It is now evident that this is an orchestrated attempt to destroy CAPITALISM. First sports, then schools and finally commercial businesses. Time to RISE UP and push back. Bars and restaurants should defy the order. Let people decide if they want to go out.”
c) “If kids are not getting infected and they’re not getting sick (from COVID-19), then the last thing you want to do is shut down a school.”
d) “I’m not denying what a nasty disease COVID-19 can be, and how it’s obviously devastating to somewhere between 1% and 3.4% of the population. But that means 97% to 99% will get through this and develop immunities and will be able to move beyond this.”
e) “The Ebola crisis, in my view, exposes the dysfunctionality of our healthcare system.”
i) Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr.
ii) Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota
iii) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-Vt.)
iiii) Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)
iv) Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)