Coronavirus Live Blog 4.14.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 4.13 can be found here


WWE declared an essential business in FL

It is fast, cheap and easy to get a virus test in Wuhan

Virus-related deaths in Britain may be 10 percent higher than the official toll.

More than 9,000 U.S. health-care workers have been infected with the coronavirus. CDC report details how a Solano County, Calif., patient exposed 121 hospital staff, kicking off one of first-known cases of workplace transmission in the country

Trump wants a plan to reopen parts of the US, this shows what could be in it 

Public health labs received Abbott testing boxes, but not enough cartridges

Virus fatality rates vary widely, leaving lots of questions for scientists

6 steps to reopening CA

CA governor explains what reopening the state might look like 

70% of virus cases in Sioux Falls, SD tied to Smithfield Foods. 100 of those are not Smithfield employees but have a connection to the employees from the plant. SD governor continues to refuse to issue stay at home order for city.

Grand Island, NE hospital may reach capacity and need to transfer virus patients to other hospitals. Grand Island’s outbreak involves a cluster at meat packing facilities.

Outlet mall owner near Omaha says he is going to reopen in the middle of the pandemic

Sioux Falls, SD has 120 new cases, all but one are in Sioux Falls metro, 88 of the new cases are from Smithfield Foods

Two big pharma companies team up to accelerate production of a virus vaccine

Seven members of USNS Mercy test positive for virus

Government owned rural hospitals face financial crisis after they are cut out of stimulus funding

Big US banks prepare for wave of defaults

Fauci; May 1 reopening “a bit optimistic”

Four things to know about antibody tests

Restaurant food supplier teams up with car parking app to create grocery box delivery program in NJ

US House lawmakers file resolution condemning Trump’s claim of “complete authority”

Trump lashes out at Cuomo over Trump declaration of “complete authority”

Olympic flame moved to an undisclosed location in Japan

Detroit hospital forced to store bodies in random rooms during surge

PPE shortages, lines of ambulances in Russia as Putin admits the situation is dire. Russia may deploy the military to help

Another pastor defies lockdowns, then dies of the virus

US antibody tests must be covered 100% by all insurance 

Virus hot spot in SD, caused by governor’s inaction article at WaPo

Fauci; in person voting may not be safe in November

Coronavirus: how much of Covid-19’s social distancing is here to stay? People will gladly resume some old habits when coronavirus restrictions are eased, but some of the new ones may stick




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