SimplyInfo.org Coronavirus Live Blog 4.21.2020
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Yesterday’s headlines from 4.20 can be found here
When all 50 states plan to reopen
DOJ head claims state lockdowns may infringe rights, says will try to intervene in court cases.
CA governor, the worst may not be over
Trump clubs furlough workers
Conspiracy theorists burn 5G tower, blaming it for virus
Flood of covid tests doesn’t mean there are enough covid tests
Armed “reopen” protesters in PA sport white nationalist symbols
Riot at a police station in Paris
US will need to do 20 million tests per day to safely reopen
Outbreak at halfway house in Sioux Falls, SD puts entire facility on lockdown
More hospitalizations in Sioux Falls, SD, another Smithfield worker dies
VA hospitals study finds malaria drug probably not effective against virus, may make things worse.
Octoberfest in Munch, canceled
2 among 30+ people charged with violating MN’s stay at home order.
Los Angeles doctors say virus patients and non virus patients are both waiting too long to seek treatment.
5-year-old daughter of Detroit first responders dies after being diagnosed with coronavirus
UK virus death data under reported by 41%
NYC ER doc discovers what is silently going on in virus patients that causes them to suddenly crash and need hospitalization. Self monitoring with a blood oxygen meter at home could save lives.
Lab Corp gets FDA approval for first at home virus test collection kit
At least 31 NYPD members have died from coronavirus
Virus outbreaks at three Green Bay WI meat plants, concerns that in person election 2 weeks ago may have contributed to increasing cases.
Hundreds protest shutdowns in Russia
Crew member aboard cruise ship that has been confined in Japan since March 13th gets infected.
Nearly half of hospitalized covid patients are obese
Los Angeles county antibody survey finds evidence that over 200,000 people likely already had the virus but didn’t know it.
GA and TN will reopen a wide variety of non essential businesses
Facebook bans protest efforts that violate state laws
GAO to audit pandemic cash give away
Oil prices go into the negative
Big business plunders small business pandemic loan program
Shake Shack returns $10 million to pandemic loan program but it can’t be reused
South Dakota race track to hold races amid outbreak, police can’t stop it due to lack of authority.
81% of people don’t agree with pandemic protesters
Deaths in the US could surpass estimate of 60,000 if states reopen too quickly, source warns
Virus attacks cells that line blood vessels. This may be key to how the virus attacks multiple organs.
Chinese produced test kits found to have production flaws
Genetic differences among virus strains have drastically different severity and viral load
MA becomes a hot spot
NY company designed and got approval for a bridge ventilator in weeks
‘I’m guilty. I was there’: Doctor admits being at Open Wisconsin rally; Aspirus placed him on leave
7 cases linked to in person voting in Milwaukee
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