Coronavirus Live Blog 4.24.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 4.23 can be found here


France won’t consider a date to reopen restaurants before end of May

At least 150 Italian doctors have died from coronavirus

Young and middle-aged people, barely sick with covid-19, are dying from strokes

Workers at Smithfield meat plant in MO file lawsuit, allege same unsafe conditions found at Sioux Falls plant at center of outbreak.

U.S. coronavirus deaths top 51,000, with fatalities expected to climb

Virus patient found with persistent virus infection in eyes

Coronavirus updates: CDC officially adds 6 new symptoms to COVID-19 page

WHO: COVID-19 drugs must be available to all

New Jersey Amazon warehouse to compel people to come back in to work

US predicts high unemployment and shrinking economy over the next year

White House Friday press briefing had no medical experts in attendance.

USS Kidd has outbreak on board

10% of virus cases in Japan contracted in hospitals

1300 candles placed at WI capitol building by health care workers union to represent every person hospitalized with the virus in the state.

Navy Leaders Recommend Reinstating Roosevelt Captain Fired Over Virus Warning 

How common is Covid-19? What 2 controversial antibody studies can and can’t tell us. – Why two California surveys caused an uproar among researchers

Buildings closed due to pandemic could be Legionnaire’s disease risk when they reopen

FDA warns against using malaria drugs against covid due to extreme health risks

Hedge funds and private equity won’t be able to take new small business loans

Controversial idea to speed up vaccine

Meat shortages could hit in May 

Jennie-O closes two turkey plants in Willmar after 14 workers test positive for COVID-19. The Hormel-owned company will deep clean the plants. It did not say how long they would be closed.

Coronavirus detected on particles of air pollution. Scientists examine whether this route enables infections at longer distances

World leaders launch WHO plan to curb COVID-19, U.S. not involved

Pasco WA Tyson beef plant closes amid outbreak

Doctors struggle to stay true to science but not cross Trump

Trump suggests injecting disinfectant into patients (please don’t do this)

French study concludes smoking might provide some protection against virus

Early virus cases shed light on how the pandemic spreads

The first known US virus death was otherwise healthy

‘Living Through A Nightmare’: Brazil’s Manaus Digs A Mass Grave As Deaths Mount

Japan; Itochu to recall masks after reports of defects in government handout

Study: Elderly Trump voters dying of coronavirus could cost him in November. An academic journal projects that deaths of 65-and-older Republican voters in several swing states will far exceed those of Democrats.

Five Ways to Follow the Coronavirus Outbreak for Any Metro Area in the U.S.

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