Coronavirus Live Blog 5.1.2020

This is an ongoing update of headlines and information related to the coronavirus outbreak. Newest information at the top. If you have a question or want to discuss this issue in depth, we have been discussing this issue in our chat system. Information is updated throughout the day with a large update every morning US time.

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Yesterday’s headlines from 4.30 can be found here


900 of 2200 workers test positive at Tyson plant in Indiana

Trump is keeping meatpacking plants open — but employees are scared to show up for work – Workers say they aren’t getting enough protection as the coronavirus rips through the plants.

Jeff Bezos warns that Amazon may lose money despite the pandemic shopping surge – The company plans to spend at least $4 billion on Covid-19-related expenses between April and June.

Passengers will have to wear masks on all US airlines

Lots of early virus deaths in the UK went unreported for weeks

In Silicon Valley, Elon Musk mobilizes a small army of tech elites behind reopening society

The Memo: The surprising popularity of the Great Lockdown

COVID-19 is expanding further into Trump country

Fauci thinks vaccine by January could be possible

Top US intel agency rules out ‘manmade’ theory of coronavirus origins – But the intelligence community is still investigating whether the virus may have accidentally leaked from a Chinese laboratory.

China’s race for a Covid-19 vaccine hits a hurdle – no outbreak at home

30 million Americans have lost their jobs in 6 weeks – Millions of Americans are out of work amid the coronavirus crisis, and we still don’t know the full picture.

Many world leaders have seen double-digit polling surges amid coronavirus. Trump isn’t one of them. – How Trump’s coronavirus response is hurting him in the polls.


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