Coronavirus Live Blog 5.9.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 5.8 can be found here


Second Pence staffer tests positive for coronavirus

11 members of the US Secret Service have the virus, even more have had it and recovered.

Entire West Wing has now been directly or indirectly exposed to COVID-19.

Trump claims Germany and Japan are “following us” in their coronavirus responses. No chance. – The president wants you to believe the US response is the envy of the world. It isn’t.

Union president blasts President Trump’s meatpacking plant move as ‘outrageous’

Google expects its staff to work from home until 2021 and it’s not alone – So, you expect life and work to be back to normal soon? Google and many other companies don’t

Going back to the office? New spying tools are waiting to greet you – A consequence of the novel coronavirus is that companies want to monitor employees more closely and more intimately. Where does it end?

US meat plants restart as employee cases continue to be found

St. Cloud MN poultry plants are a repeat of Smithfield

Health care industry decimated by coronavirus, loses 1.4 million jobs

Coronavirus survivors banned from joining the military

WHO conditionally backs Covid-19 vaccine trials that infect people ‘Challenge’ studies would deliberately give coronavirus to healthy volunteers

NIH Clinical Trial Testing Antiviral Remdesivir Plus Anti-Inflammatory Drug Baricitinib For COVID-19 Begins

UK health watchdog may investigate coronavirus deaths. Lawyers say failure to provide adequate PPE may amount to corporate manslaughter.

UK to place all incoming travellers under 14-day quarantine.

Kuwait goes into 20 day lockdown

Sweden discovers that killing your people is bad for the economy

Pandemic sets Japan on course for deep recession as spending, services plunge

Italy’s coronavirus death toll reaches over 30,000

Lawmakers question why dead people are getting coronavirus checks

Facebook and other companies remove viral ‘Plandemic’ conspiracy video 

New footage: Coyotes take to SF rooftops, frolic in yards

“Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Here’s What They’re Worried About Next. – Nine disasters we still aren’t ready for.”

April tax collections plummet 55 percent – A sharp decline in economic activity as well as tax cuts approved by lawmakers added to the decline.

Pandemic Therapy for the 1 Percent: More Money, Different Problems – Attending to First World emotional problems requires a certain amount of patience—and self-care.

Neiman Marcus bankruptcy filing frees it from its crippling debt 

Hotels: Occupancy Rate Declined 58.5% Year-over-year, Slight Increase Week-over-week

MBA Survey: “Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 7.54%” of Portfolio Volume 

Governors disregarding White House guidelines on reopening

Malls in Georgia are open, few stores are and few people are going

“April Employment Report: 20,500,000 Jobs Lost, 14.7% Unemployment Rate

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