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Yesterday’s headlines from 3.27 can be found here
Trump goes 200 miles through lockdowns, violating travel restrictions, for photo op
Verily expands northern CA baseline testing
Texas company wants to dock worker paychecks equal to stimulus money
Texas declares gun stores essential
Lockdown in Wuhan gradually lifted
China orders movie theaters to close again
Why Singapore health care workers are not being infected at a high rate
9 Colorado nursing homes have outbreaks
SD has 69 total cases
NE has 96 total cases
MN has 49 new cases, 5th death
IA has 64 new cases
CA may be succeeding in flattening the curve.
Italy death toll over 10,000
NY primary elections postponed to late June
How the US failed to test in that critical month
Experts say people should be wearing masks, even more so if they are essential workers
The morgue and funeral system in NYC is already straining
KS and RI go stay at home
The US’s secret stockpile of chickens to make flu vaccines won’t help for a coronavirus vaccine.
Not wearing masks to prevent an virus transmission is a big mistake says scientist.
White House considering quarantine for NY and NJ to prevent people from leaving
57 virus cases as a residential home for the disabled in Chiba, Japan
This explains why death rates may be so varied from country to country
In Exchange for Aid, Trump Wants Praise From Governors He Can Use in Campaign Ads
Pandemic could cause US health insurance premiums to go up by 40% next year
Virus may be peaking in parts of Spain, 832 deaths in one day
3rd UK cabinet minister is symptomatic
1590 people have died in the US
Peak cases in NY is weeks away, hospitals are already overwhelmed
UK has over 1000 deaths
The White House is blocking medical supplies to Michigan in some sort of political vendetta against their governor.
There are 18 cruise ships still out at sea. Passengers from some of the ships that have been allowed to dock describe being allowed to travel normally on public transit to go home. People from the Grand Princess described being held for 3 days before being released and never tested for the virus.
Tokyo looks deserted as people told to stay home to fight the virus
Aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan has virus cases on board. This has caused the Yokosuka naval base in Japan to be put on lockdown. Aircraft carrier Roosevelt now has 30 cases on board and is headed to Guam
Trump issues edict that he wants governors to be “appreciative” of federal pandemic supplies.
Cities found the ability to swiftly house the homeless and free low level offenders from jails. This editorial asks if we will ever go back.
16 things to know for today about coronavirus
US Army Corps of Engineers considers 114 sites around the US to build field hospitals
30% of California restaurants could permanently close without financial aid.
36 cases on FL Treasure Coast
The 50,000 resident retirement complex known as The Villages in FL, has multiple virus cases and community spread.
Interview with UPS warehouse worker describes dire conditions, infected workers handling packages.
Instacart workers to strike on Monday for better safety measures, hazard pay
Tenant groups call for April 1st rent strikes
Some hospitals are running low on basic medical supplies
Trade war with China exacerbated medical supply shortages
Coronavirus cases growing in Midwest
Ukraine is closing their border
WA state has 175 deaths
TV reporters struggle to broadcast from home
Most home virus test kids have been blocked by the FDA over accuracy concerns
Vet clinics around the US restrict human access to protect staff while treating pets.
FDA has approved 15 minute virus test, similar to quick flu tests already in use.
Federal experts have been warning since 2003 that the US has a ventilator shortage.
NHS worries fewer numbers showing up at ER means people are avoiding help for serious medical issues.
Congress was being briefed on the pandemic as they were voting to not impeach Trump
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