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 

US death toll 14529

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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