Coronavirus Live Blog 4.13.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 4.12 can be found here


When can we travel again?

Obesity may have a driving role in virus death cases

Doctors concerned virus may have lasting effect on body

The US might need 35 million tests a day to reopen

West & East coast states form inter-state groups to manage eventual reopening

The big question about reopening society

Morgan Stanley publishes a more reality based projection of the future

What it was like to be treated in a NYC field hospital

New York 14x higher virus outbreak may be due to slow precautions

WHO: Immunity unknown, 10 times deadlier than 2009 flu

1 in 8 New Orleans transit workers has virus

How false hope spread about hydroxychloroquine to treat covid-19 — and the consequences that followed

India wants deal making in trade for malaria drug

Lack of fuel consumption hits US midwest corn farmers

SD cases up by 138, highest new case rate per day. Most cases in Sioux Falls

SD governor announces malaria drug trial, amid outrage and questions about validity of this treatment

Everyone who was knowledgeable knew by 1.28 how bad this was going to be. Trump was still denying it on March 9

(Reuters) – Amazon will begin to put new grocery delivery customers on a wait list and curtail shopping hours at some Whole Foods stores to prioritize orders from existing customers buying food online during the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Sunday.

ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos has tested positive for Covid-19.

Russia has seen a record daily rise in new coronavirus cases today, with the country’s coronavirus headquarters reporting 2,558 confirmed infections in 24 hours. In total, Russia has reported 18,328 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Italian police fined almost 23,000 people for breaking coronavirus containment rules on Friday and Saturday. The ministry is expected to release the number of fines handed out on Easter Sunday later today. Over Friday and Saturday, 22,956 people were fined, along with 397 businesses, according to the ministry.From the start of the national lockdown in Italy on March 11 to April 11, a total of 6,762,858 people have been checked to make sure they were complying with containment measures.

South Korea will send a shipment of Covid-19 testing kits to the United States on Tuesday afternoon, an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told CNN on Monday. The official did not disclose how many kits would be sent, but said the kits had been produced by two manufacturers.

US records at least 557,590 coronavirus cases, and at least 22,109 deaths

The Netherlands has seen a surge of confirmed Covid-19 cases among medical workers, as the government ramps up testing. About 26% of the confirmed Covid-19 cases in the Netherlands are healthcare workers. The country has recorded a total of 25,587 confirmed cases as of Sunday.

Around 300,000 non-essential workers have gone back to their jobs Monday in the Madrid region, a spokesman for Madrid’s regional government told CNN. Workers who cannot work from home, such as those working in construction and other industries, were permitted to return to work. However, shops, bars, and restaurants and other businesses considered non-essential, remain closed.

Oxford looking for recruits for their vaccine clinical trial

A sailor who tested positive for Covid-19 on the USS Theodore Roosevelt has died from the virus, the US Navy said in a statement Monday. The sailor was admitted to an intensive care unit in Guam on Thursday and died today, the Navy said.

China records 101 virus cases in 1 day, most are from incoming travel.

Trump lashes out at Fauci

Virus can travel 4 meters, concentrates on floors 

UK cancels order for simple ventilators, says complex ones required to treat virus

FDA approves expanded N95 mask decontamination programs

NY outbreak in useful charts

A rise of at least 5,695 cases on Sunday has put New York City’s total number of coronavirus infections at over 104,000, with at least 6,182 fatalities.

US still falling short on accurate testing

Why some US churches defied lockdowns to hold group services


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