Coronavirus Live Blog 4.6.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 4.5 can be found here


San Francisco airport a ghost town

Grocery workers are dying of the virus

Here’s what you need to know about hydroxychloroquine

WA state may have already peaked

Peak need for ventilators and hospital beds across the US will be mid April

How the virus spread through a San Jose fire house

3 Oregon WinCo grocery store workers test positive

Virus outbreak causes Oregon pharmacy to close after 7 staff contract it. 

Oregon virus peak in 2 weeks, may have avoided worst case scenario

Verily now testing anyone with mild symptoms in Sacramento

Sacramento couple return from Antarctic cruise, get covid, but unsure where they got it. 

Los Angeles could restrict travel outside of neighborhoods if outbreak worsens

Google data shows how many people are staying home in your area

Sioux Falls, SD metro gets more restrictions from reluctant governor.

Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

Gates Foundation funds 7 vaccine candidates including building factories, to accelerate development of a new vaccine.

Hospitals struggle to get supplies all the way down to food and toilet paper

Virus outbreak polling from US

NYC may start temporary burial of people on Hart Island

Air travelers drastically down

WHO changes stance on masks

Virus fight causes privacy issues in the west

Poland creates quarantine phone app but has some bugs

Air pollution and CO2 fall where virus outbreaks are happening

WI governor issues executive order to stop in person voting for primary tomorrow

CA sends 500 ventilators back to national stockpile to send to NYC

NJ curve starts to flatten

NY says anecdotal positive sign in some patients with malaria drug

Outbreak hurting Trump’s poll numbers in FL

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that new hospitalizations, ICU admissions and daily intubations are all down for the state“Those are all good signs,” the governor said. He added that those numbers, “would suggest a possible flattening of the curve.” Here were the number of new hospitalizations in New York over the past three days that the governor reported today:

  • Friday, April 3: 1,095
  • Saturday, April 4: 574
  • Sunday, April 5: 358

Sioux Falls, SD issues safer at home proclamation, limits store patrons, requires mask wearing.

160 SD city and counties tell governor to do something about virus outbreak

3 out of 4 US hospitals have covid cases

2 St. Louis school bus drivers who had been distributing meals have died from the virus.

400 ventilators from the national stockpile sent from WA to NY. State lockdowns have seen cases going down in WA. The state also mentions these stockpile ventilators are not strong enough to help a virus patient breathe but they can be used for other medical needs to free up other ventilators for other patients

Police in Pakistan have arrested dozens of doctors and medical staff protesting a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boeing suspends production indefinitely 

Coronavirus infection rate decreasing in nearly all Spanish regions, but almost 15% of infected are health workers

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new rules for cruise line passengers overnight, requiring people to travel by charter flight and private transportation. Upon arrival home, the traveler must isolate for 14 days. The USCG announced this weekend that 114 cruise ships with 93,000 crew members on board were off the coast of the United States.

A US Navy official tells CNN that 173 crew members of the USS Theodore Roosevelt have now tested positive for coronavirus.  About 61% of the crew has been tested.

Contractor at a NJ nuclear plant tests positive for virus

Amazon temp checks workers, if they have too high of a temp they are sent home and only get half of their pay.

US cases:  331,151 cases, at least 9,441 people have died

Churches in US ignore restrictions, hold Palm Sunday services

Italy has lowest death rate in weeks

VA hospitals to take civilian cases in hot spot cities

Trump’s miracle malaria drug has had mixed results

Heated argument in WH after Peter Navarro crashes pandemic meeting

Feds have stockpiled 29 million doses of malaria drug

Trump officials declare “light at end of tunnel” as deaths mount.

Another MAGA fan declares pandemic a hoax then dies from it

Here are the five countries with most cases, as of Sunday night ET:
United States: 337,274
cases Spain: 131,646
cases Italy: 128,948
cases Germany: 100,123
cases France: 93,780 cases

Source Johns Hopkins

At least 24 ShopRite stores in NJ have had workers contract covid

Cash during a pandemic is a bad idea, here are alternatives

Australia begins investigation into Ruby Princess where hundreds were infected

Sheraton hotel in New Orleans will house recovering virus patients

Makeshift morgues set up in New Orleans

DOJ orders home confinement for Louisiana virus plagued prison

CA governor expands child care for health workers, first responders, grocery workers

“Ruling elite” put profits ahead of preparedness

Virus can stay on face mask for a week, cash for days

Japan to declare emergency as cases increase


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