SimplyInfo.org Coronavirus Live Blog 3.24.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 3.23 can be found here

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34 people at Arkansas church caught virus

Gates says we missed the window to easily contain this

Kentucky “virus party” resulted in at least one case.

Have I already had the virus? What should I do?

Gender related mortality factors

12 workers at Space X have the virus

These charts explain why virus is more deadly in some countries

Italian doctors suggest US health care workers treat less serious cases at home.

Amazon workers in 6 US warehouses test positive for virus

Liberty University lets students come back to campus

Lots of positive developments in the fight against the virus

The White House coronavirus task force, citing concern about the high infection rate in the New York City area, is asking everyone who has left that area recently to self-isolate for 14 days, wherever they are.

Public health expert explains how virus spread through Santa Clara

CA social distancing measures could last 3 months 

IL factory workers declared essential but not given any protections at work

NY state has 25,000 cases

SD extends school closures to May 1. 

Moscow mayor says official numbers are lower than reality. Russia considers jail time for people ignoring quarantines.

Spanish military finds sick and dead residents of abandoned private nursing homes

Chicken processing plant workers walk out after company refuses to take virus precautions

March 24, 8:50 a.m. Santa Clara County has seen more COVID-19 cases and deaths than any other county in the state.On Monday, Santa Clara health officials reported three more deaths, bringing the county total to 13. The county health department released some demographic data on the people who have passed away:
69% are male and 31% female;
62% had underlying health conditions and 38% didn’t have any.
Here’s the age breakdown:
Age 0-40: 0%
Age 41-50: 8%
Age 51-60: 15%
Age 61-70: 31%
Age 71-80: 15%
Age 81-90: 31%
Age 90+: 0%

US health experts say widespread testing is key to stopping the virus

Hubei province allows people to leave. Wuhan may be eased in 2 weeks.

MN has 15 hospitalized covid patients as hospital surge expected in the next 2 weeks.

London underground crowded amid service scale back as essential workers try to get to work.

A good example of why authorities will have to mandate closures comes from Sioux Falls, SD

4 long term care facilities in MN have cases

Grand Princess positive former passengers moved to an unused Atlanta hotel

Houston goes into stay at home order

How a Connecticut party spread the virus in a super spreading event

Prime members get priority in whose package gets shipped out by Amazon

A new study uploaded to the research site SSRN over the weekend finds that 90 percent of the coronavirus transmissions have occurred within a specific temperature (37 to 63 degrees) and absolute humidity range. For areas outside this zone, the virus is still spreading, but more slowly, according to the study by two scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Pelosi says the outbreak needs a “scientific intervention”

Trump asks South Korea for medical supplies

WHO says US could be next epicenter

Interactive graph of virus case curves by country

NYC requests 15,000 ventilators from federal govt.

133 people from the Ruby Princess have tested positive, 1 has died. The ship docked in Australia last week with 3800 people on board.

U of NE clinical trial using anti viral drug should be completed in 2-3 weeks

Texas Lt. Governor suggests senior citizens should be willing to die so they can “restart the economy”

Olympics will be postponed for up to a year 

WA goes shelter at home effective immediately

More than 40% of NYC virus cases are under age 44, many in their 20’s

Arizona man dies after self medicating with malaria drug Trump touted as “cure” for virus.

MN halts evictions, ads small business loans, medical supply oversight.

China considers $7 trillion stimulus program

Virus outbreak may cause non payment spike on credit card debt.

Gas prices fall below $1 in parts of the US

 

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