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There are at least 236,339 cases of coronavirus in the US and 5,648 people have died,
New York state will conduct hospital-by-hospital inventory survey every night
NYC issues new guidance for people to wear a face covering when outside in public
NYC: “The state-owned Javits Center has been turned into a 2,500-bed emergency medical facility being run by the US Army. The original plan for Javits was that it be used to take non-Covid patients from hospitals to open up hospital beds,” Cuomo announced. “However, the number of Covid positive patients has increased so dramatically that it would be beneficial to the state if Javits could accept Covid positive patients.”
Trump invokes Defense Production Act to ‘facilitate the supply’ of ventilator equipment
In just one day, Louisiana reports 2,700 new cases and 37 new deaths from coronavirus Since the outbreak started, Louisiana has had more than 9,100 cases and more than 300 deaths from coronavirus.
John Hopkins April 2 update:
Total Confirmed 1,002,159 Total Deaths 51,485
Confirmed Cases by Country/Region/Sovereignty
34,164 United Kingdom
Germany has more confirmed cases than China
MN 75 in hospital, 38 in ICU, 18 dead
MN struggles with craft stores refusing to close, including all of the big chains.
NJ large funeral broken up by police, given citations
620 hospitalized, 80 deaths as Colorado looks to build field hospitals
Houston grocery stores offer family sized meals from local restaurants to go
Laredo Texas now requires a covering for nose and mouth to be in public, with some interesting results.
Instacart shoppers are a large part of who is in grocery stores
Silicon Valley fuel cell engineer fixes broken ventilators sent to CA
It could take 20 weeks for some to receive stimulus checks
Sac Bee calls for jail for churches refusing to close
Sacramento church at center of local outbreak with 70+ infected members refuses to stop meeting
Seattle grocery stores establish virtual lines so shoppers can wait in their cars until it is their turn.
Life Care Seattle may lose federal funding, fined over $600k
Interview with Fauci
Duerte wants lockdown offenders shot dead
House establishes pandemic oversight committee
NYC will be out of ventilators in 6 days. Some serious cases that survive the initial days needs to be on a ventilator as long as 6 weeks to fully recover. This issue is causing the dire situation of ventilator distribution.
DNC convention put off til August
Feds are seizing PPE from price gougers
GA governor says he just learned about asymptomatic carriers
Coronavirus is harming the mental health of tens of millions of people in U.S., new poll finds
Novel ideas for dealing with the pandemic
Virus spread through talking, breathing, experts warn mask wearing may be needed.
Portugal gives all immigrants access to citizen only social programs during pandemic
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal has some advice for President Trump on how to lead the nation through the coronavirus pandemic: instill confidence, tell the truth, be unified and fight it like a war.
Covid is a unique threat to people in the southern US
St. Paul sheriff department forms helper squad to make sure vulnerable people have food, medicine
Scientists discovered they could detect a covid outbreak in a community before the health care system did, by testing sewage.
The WHO worried about a “Disease X” years before the pandemic, it looks exactly like the covid-19 pandemic.
Recovered virus patient persistently tests positive. Has been in a hospital or quarantine since late January
Unions, NY politicians go after Amazon for worker abuses during outbreak
from covidtacking page, the CA covid test backlog went down from 64.4k to 57.4k, still a crazy big number
April 1 info
87327 Total (pos+neg)
Trump attempts to declare success in rapidly increase death predictions.
U of WA seeks recovered virus patients for plasma antibody donations
Viral “dose” indicates who gets sick and how sick they get
Quest Diagnostics has a backlog of 160,000 tests
Texas spring break party now has 44 of 70 attendees positive with virus
After state fails to act, South Dakota’s largest city may go into lockdown next week.
104 year old veteran that survived 1918 flu pandemic survives covid infection
Engineer tries to derail train into navy hospital ship Mercy in port of Los Angeles
Jobless claims may hit 6.5 million today. Many still unable to file
San Francisco bans reuseable shopping bags due to outbreak
Democrats may delay Milwaukee convention
Grand Princess quarantine ends
NYC cases by zip code show significant income divide in infection rates.
US vaccine trial on track, moves to next phase
California preparing for “phase 2” of virus surge
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