Coronavirus Live Blog 4.22.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 4.21 can be found here


Doctors in NYC describe “blood thickening” in virus patients

MN to do widespread virus testing

European Union debates debt or grants to help countries get through pandemic

What is causing the ongoing testing problems in the US

Trump adviser suggests businesses shouldn’t be held liable for employees or customers who get virus at their businesses.

States rushing to reopen making deadly error

18 months is touted as the time needed for a vaccine, it could be longer

Significant number of Americans support stay at home orders, across political spectrum

Strange blood clotting disorders found in many hospitalized virus patients

84 health workers have died in the UK

What is driving outbreaks at meat plants in the US

What the next two years may really look like

Sioux Falls, SD to implement isolation facilities 

Belgium to relax some lockdown restrictions

Spain to relax restrictions on children leaving the home

Five threats to the US food supply

NY-Tri State area begin joint contact tracing effort backed by Johns Hopkins and Bloomberg Foundation.

Los Angeles virus survey found the same thing the Santa Clara county survey did, widespread past infection.

CA had community spread in early to mid January

SD governor “suggests” people don’t go to car races to be held this weekend

Sacramento biotech company says they have developed a manufactured antibody against the virus, and a $30 home antibody test.

Las Vegas mayor: Reopen casinos, let the ones with the most infections then close 

Waterloo IA Tyson pork plant closes after over 200 cases found. WA state Tyson plant has over 100 cases, only implemented precautions after workers began falling ill.

China trying to get ahead of a growing outbreak in city on Russian border

“Covid toes” is a thing. Pediatric dermatologists find odd skin outbreaks on the toes of asymptomatic or mildly ill virus patients.

CA confirms the first known virus death in the state was Feb 6th, 3 weeks earlier than they initially assumed. “One person died on February 6, another on February 17, and a third on March 6“. Samples preserved from these patients were recently sent to the CDC.

California becomes first state to recommend coronavirus tests for some without symptoms  

Driver killed in WHO vehicle carrying virus swabs in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Japan’s convenience store owners face tough choices in pandemic 

Public companies asked to return small business loans they took through pandemic program

What reopening will look like in Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee – Most outdoor spaces will open right away, and some businesses will need to maintain social distancing guidelines to operate

Coronavirus lingered in a woman’s eyes long after it cleared from her nose – The eyes could help spread the new coronavirus, a case report suggests.

COVID-19 treatment hydroxychloroquine showed no benefit, more deaths in VA virus study

CDC director warns second wave of coronavirus this winter will likely be worse

Virus could be spread through farts


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