SimplyInfo.org Coronavirus Live Blog 4.9.2020
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Yesterday’s headlines from 4.8 can be found here
Probably covid case in a sumo stable in Japan
How Smithfield Foods put their workforce at risk, now the entire community is at risk.
Grand Princess passengers sue cruise line, alleging negligence in coronavirus handling
Parts of rural US find themselves extremely isolated due to lack of internet access and closed community resources
Sweden tries herd immunity, experts worry it could backfire
NYC could relax restrictions in May, if they had enough testing ability.
Why eggs are still so expensive
Dutch study shows how virus spreads when you exercise outdoors
Virus cases may have waned, hospitalizations still expected to peak in May or June. Only 13% of actual cases may have been identified through testing.
Sioux Falls, SD meat packing plant #8 outbreak hot spot in US
Sioux Falls, SD has 47 new cases in one day , by contrast the entire state of MN only had 88 new cases in one day.
Over half of the virus cases on the USS Roosevelt are asymptomatic
Washington, Oregon show promising trends
WA gives back military field hospital as cases drop
In 1 month 10% of CA virus cases are health care workers
Chicago jail the current outbreak epicenter
Chicago walk in laboratory begins doing antibody testing
Company that makes antibody instant test plans to eventually make them available online and through retail outlets
IL reports highest 1 day new cases
2 studies say NYC outbreak has European origins
Patients rushed to other hospitals after oxygen system failure at NYC hospital
Louisiana discovers outbreak began much earlier
MN thinks they have effectively flattened the curve
3 of 4 Americans in isolation
2.4 million in CA apply for unemployment
Toyota USA shuts down factories into May
50% say all of their savings will be wiped out in April
Number of people not paying their mortgage skyrockets
1/3 of renters didn’t pay in April
JP Morgan has stopped all non-government backed loans
Small businesses struggle to access rescue loans
Bar owner explains why the pandemic loans might not be a good deal
Small Business Administration computer problems add to pandemic loan chaos
Saudi royal family hit by virus, suspends war in Yemen
Worker deaths expose weaknesses of food supply, and more.
More meat plants shut down as workers fall ill
Electricity use goes down during pandemic
UK cell phone towers torched over 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories
CDC may relax some restrictions to allow some to return to work
Miami orders all customers and workers to wear masks
Phillips health will make ventilators for the federal govt.
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