Coronavirus Live Blog 5.6.2020

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These businesses are “super spreaders” based on people per square foot, time inside a business and other factors.

People stuck at home are buying up $2k+ exercise bikes

Boris Johnson suggests coronavirus lockdown will be loosened on Monday

Trump Death Clock seeks to bring ‘accountability for reckless leadership’. A website by an independent film-maker tracks lives allegedly lost during the Covid-19 pandemic by the president’s own inept actions

Virus outbreaks at multiple southern WI food processors

‘Genocide by default’: Yale epidemiologist calls Trump’s coronavirus response a potential war crime

Inflammatory syndrome in kids appears about a month after virus is detected at high levels in a community.

More than ‘covid toes’: Numerous reports of skin rashes tied to COVID-19

Senior citizens show atypical coronavirus symptoms, doctors report. Doctors have noted a range of atypical symptoms in seniors, including anosmia (loss of smell), dizziness, delirium, falls, nausea, vomiting, headaches and chest pain, among others.

Chicago medical examiner to probe deaths as far back as November for evidence of Covid-19 

Group of researchers think the virus jumped to humans in later 2019 but spread widely after that and was in the US and Europe much earlier than the point where travelers were being monitored 

US Pandemic whistleblower will testify in front of Congress next Thursday.

Kushner coronavirus effort said to be hampered by inexperienced volunteers

Models under scrutiny as coronavirus gets more politicized

Virus task force to end around Memorial Day

Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman says evidence suggests coronavirus was not man-made or released from lab

A Republican lawsuit could force Wisconsin to reopen immediately – If successful, the GOP lawsuit could permanently disable the state’s public health agency.

Sioux City has the #1 outbreak in the US right now. The Tyson plant across the river is fueling the outbreak

Virus cases rise in MN outside of Mpls-St.Paul both locations fueled by outbreaks at meat plants

FL increased testing and continued to see their new case rate fall

UK now has highest coronavirus death toll in Europe – Office for National Statistics increased the total number of deaths in England and Wales where COVID-19 was suspected to 29,648 by May 2

Bolsonaro rallies the right as Brazil coronavirus cases surpass 100,000

In Japan hospitals are required to fax hand written covid reports to the health department 

NFL expects to have games this year: “NFL will release 2020 schedule Thursday during prime-time special”

Airbnb lays off a quarter of its staff

Norwegian cruise lines may go out of business

‘It’s going to look more like a surgical room’: What your next haircut will be like

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce: Businesses Are Worried About Getting Sued As They Reopen

‘It is a balancing act’: Trader Joe’s discusses trying to keep store shelves full during COVID-19 

Trump’s tax cut dreams hit Republican resistance – Key GOP senators oppose the president’s top priority for the next coronavirus aid package.

Battle brewing over how to get more relief money to Americans


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