SimplyInfo.org Coronavirus Live Blog 4.21.2020

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When all 50 states plan to reopen

DOJ head claims state lockdowns may infringe rights, says will try to intervene in court cases.

CA governor, the worst may not be over

Trump clubs furlough workers

Conspiracy theorists burn 5G tower, blaming it for virus

Flood of covid tests doesn’t mean there are enough covid tests

Armed “reopen” protesters in PA sport white nationalist symbols

Riot at a police station in Paris

US will need to do 20 million tests per day to safely reopen

Outbreak at halfway house in Sioux Falls, SD puts entire facility on lockdown

More hospitalizations in Sioux Falls, SD, another Smithfield worker dies

VA hospitals study finds malaria drug probably not effective against virus, may make things worse.

Octoberfest in Munch, canceled 

2 among 30+ people charged with violating MN’s stay at home order.

Los Angeles doctors say virus patients and non virus patients are both waiting too long to seek treatment. 

5-year-old daughter of Detroit first responders dies after being diagnosed with coronavirus

UK virus death data under reported by 41%

NYC ER doc discovers what is silently going on in virus patients that causes them to suddenly crash and need hospitalization. Self monitoring with a blood oxygen meter at home could save lives.

Lab Corp gets FDA approval for first at home virus test collection kit

At least 31 NYPD members have died from coronavirus

Virus outbreaks at three Green Bay WI meat plants, concerns that in person election 2 weeks ago may have contributed to increasing cases.

Hundreds protest shutdowns in Russia

Crew member aboard cruise ship that has been confined in Japan since March 13th gets infected.

Nearly half of hospitalized covid patients are obese

Los Angeles county antibody survey finds evidence that over 200,000 people likely already had the virus but didn’t know it.

GA and TN will reopen a wide variety of non essential businesses

Facebook bans protest efforts that violate state laws

GAO to audit pandemic cash give away

Oil prices go into the negative

Big business plunders small business pandemic loan program

Shake Shack returns $10 million to pandemic loan program but it can’t be reused

South Dakota race track to hold races amid outbreak, police can’t stop it due to lack of authority.

81% of people don’t agree with pandemic protesters 

Deaths in the US could surpass estimate of 60,000 if states reopen too quickly, source warns

Virus attacks cells that line blood vessels. This may be key to how the virus attacks multiple organs.

Chinese produced test kits found to have production flaws

Genetic differences among virus strains have drastically different severity and viral load

MA becomes a hot spot

NY company designed and got approval for a bridge ventilator in weeks

‘I’m guilty. I was there’: Doctor admits being at Open Wisconsin rally; Aspirus placed him on leave

7 cases linked to in person voting in Milwaukee

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