Coronavirus Live Blog 4.26.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 4.25 can be found here


White House officials weigh replacement of HHS Secretary Alex Azar

‘Quarantine fatigue’: Researchers find more Americans venturing out against coronavirus stay-at-home orders

The tale of rich hospitals vs. poor hospitals during a pandemic 

Restaurants try to determine if there is a way to safely do table service.

People are buying pulse oximeters to try and detect coronavirus at home. Do you need one?

Number of coronavirus patients at N.J. hospitals drops to 3-week low with 5th straight day of declines

IL has uptick in poison control cases of people snorting or ingesting disinfectants after Trump suggests the idea on Thursday.

There was no Saturday White House pandemic briefing on Saturday

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Saturday that the US should increase testing by twice as much and thinks this will be possible. Fauci noted he was referring to diagnostic testing of the coronavirus, not antibody testing. Fauci estimated that the US is conducting between 1.5 and 2 million coronavirus tests per week. “We probably should get up to twice that as we get into the next several weeks and I think we will,” Fauci said.

First known virus death in CA from early February died of massive heart attack. Virus was found in heart, lungs, intestines and trachea. Another news story cited her heart burst open from the virus.

As Brazil’s coronavirus contagion accelerated this past week, with nearly 53,000 confirmed cases and 3,670 deaths, speculation intensified over how much longer President Jair Bolsonaro would last in power.

Meat plants and nursing homes fuel MN’s virus outbreak

40 Coronavirus Cases In Milwaukee County Linked To Wisconsin Election, Health Official Says

WI saw a significant jump in new cases today

Civil rights and religious leaders urge African Americans to defy governors’ efforts to reopen businesses

Panama coronavirus cases rise to 5,538, deaths reach 159

Italy continues downward trend in Covid-19 deaths and new cases

Canada won’t reopen parts of its economy until there’s enough personal protection equipment

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized three new coronavirus antibody tests, bringing the total number of FDA-authorized tests to seven.

French Prime Minister will present government’s plan to ease confinement on Tuesday

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will return to work on Monday

Coronavirus pandemic reveals Germans’ poor cooking skills

Germans protest coronavirus restrictions in Berlin, Stuttgart



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