Coronavirus Live Blog 5.4.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 5.3 can be found here



Guy wears klan hood to go grocery shopping in So Cal

Gavin Newsom announces California will enter Stage 2 of reopening Friday

Newsom says Bay Area counties don’t need to reopen with rest of state 

Fact check finds claims that big box stores haven’t had any virus cases is false.

Coronavirus model projects 134,000 deaths in US, nearly double its last estimate

The meat shortages are here: Costco and Kroger warn of limited supply

Trump Administration Models Predict Near Doubling of Daily Death Toll by June 

Carnival says it plans to restart cruises in August.

The Pandemic May Mean the End of the Open-Floor Office

Non medical hospital workers in NYC provided fewer protections but caught and died of the virus at work

People are being hit with large medical bills when they try to get a covid test. Doctors are claiming they need to rule everything else out before they will let people be covid tested. So they rack up huge lab bills testing them for everything else.

BEA: April Vehicles Sales decreased to 8.6 Million SAAR, Lowest in 50 Years 

Ranger pushed into water in Texas by young people not practicing social distancing.

A security guard at a dollar store in MI was shot dead for trying to make a customer wear a mask 

FDA changes policy, requires manufacturers to submit antibody test data 

USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors still showing virus symptoms despite month of isolation – The news is the latest setback for the crew after an outbreak of Covid-19 forced it to halt its Pacific deployment.

When people think it is ok to go back to normal

Texas will let people refuse to go back to work but only under these 6 situations 

San Clemente restaurant ignores most social distancing rules and just reopens

U.S. officials believe China covered up COVID-19 severity to hoard supplies

CA beaches mostly empty this weekend

Positive COVID-19 cases in Washington increased to 15,185

Antarctic cruise owners pressured crew to lie about outbreak on board. Crew stuck off the coast of Uruguay with one dead.

Hong Kong set up a testing center at an expo hall near the airport. All income travelers have to be tested. If they test negative they quarantine at home or hotel for 14 days, if positive they are sent to a hospital

What parts of the economy might recover first and why

New spit test for virus appears to be more accurate and easier to run

Guy decides to camp during the pandemic on island at Disney World

Illinois records its highest number of coronavirus tests performed in single day

White House signals eagerness to get past coronavirus crisis

Trump claims to be working on 14 different vaccines, says would have one by January

Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia: ‘Most’ of Mecca’s population may be infected – Senior Saudi medical sources tell Middle East Eye that 70 percent of the city’s residents may have Covid-19

A growing force at virus protests? Anti-vaxxers

Massachusetts Walmart Ravaged By COVID, 21% Of Employees Infected, Store Closed


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