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New Jersey is #2 in number of cases by state, already has 2000 people in the hospital with COVID and expect a surge of patients in weeks. Providers are already discussing denying treatment to those less likely to survive.
The US trade war with China has made medical supply shortages worse
While the Senate was voting down impeachment, they knew this pandemic was coming.
Two New Jersey warehouses for internet clothing company The Real Real declared themselves “essential” and are compelling employees to come to work.
Instacart workers plan to strike, demanding hazard pay and better safety precautions
In Vancouver, no mask, no service
UC Davis working on multiple areas of research related to the virus
138 sick, 4 dead on Holland America cruise ship stuck offshore from Panama
Field hospital in Seattle soccer field for people who can’t safely recover at home.
Italy has 919 deaths in one day
Mardi Gras likely fueled outbreak in New Orleans
Disneyland Disneyworld to remain closed until further notice
Army Corps of Engineers turns Chicago Convention Center into field hospital
Fighting breaks out at border between Hubei and Jiangxi provinces as central government opens borders.
IL governor calls Trump’s stance on ventilators “deadly”
Detroit police chief has virus
WV imposes mandatory 14 day quarantine on anyone arriving in the state
California bans evictions til at least end of May
North Carolina goes stay at home
Rhode Island imposes 14 day mandatory quarantine on anyone arriving from New York. The National Guard is enforcing it.
Trump’s false statements from today’s press briefing, fact checked
Government invokes Defense Production Act for GM and Ford to make ventilators.
Johns Hopkins March 27 midday update
Total Confirmed 585,040, Total Deaths 26,819
Confirmed Cases by Country/Region/Sovereignty
14,743 United Kingdom
Things are worse, experts don’t know what direction they will go.
200 cities say they have shortage of key supplies, ventilators
MN hospitals are laying off health care workers
What you do or don’t need to clean before you bring it in your house
Italy’s too little, too late has turned the country into a war zone
Fox News watchers less likely to take pandemic threat seriously
UK starts vaccine trial
Governor Charlie Baker said Friday he was asking all travelers arriving in Mass. to self-quarantine for 14 days, in the latest step to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full story on BostonGlobe.com.Desperate NYC doctors, out of supplies, not enough ventilators. Seeing younger healthy people in serious condition. Mortality in younger, healthy populations could go up due to lack of resources to treat them. Wells Fargo demands call center workers come in during outbreakGrocery stores are a prime risk for everyone involved.Moscow goes into 1 week lockdown, Putin declares no outbreak in RussiaLA teen dies of virus after being refused care for not having insurance
Singapore threatens prison time for anyone getting within 1 meter of another person in a line or at a restaurant
Experts warn against wearing contact lenses right now
Postal workers at risk, this could disrupt USPS
US influenza cases dropping
CT doctor charged with crime for purposely coughing in colleagues faces.
UW model says social distancing is starting to work — but still projects 1,400 coronavirus deaths in the state
People still struggle to get tested in Seattle
Physician group in SD tells governor to do more to stop spread
Experts failed to account for one factor in models, projections: Attacks from Trump supporters
UK’s Health Secretary tests positive for coronavirus
Italy has not reached coronavirus peak, health official says
“We still don’t have a plan. I do not know what the national plan is for responding to this virus. Until we get that, it is a piecemeal situation,” said Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.
More than 500 NYPD employees have tested positive for coronavirus
Pence calls Trump’s open by Easter claim “aspirational“.
Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans expected to peak next week. Chicago is predicted to have 40,000 people needing to be hospitalized during that time.
ONE YEAR OF U.S. NUCLEAR WEAPONS SPENDING WOULD PROVIDE 300,000 ICU BEDS, 35,000 VENTILATORS AND SALARIES OF 75,000 DOCTORS
South Africa has over 1000 known cases, 2 deaths, goes into 3 week severe lockdown
NYC VA hospital already struggling under surge of veterans sick with the virus, are being asked to treat civilians.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, but remains in charge of the U.K.’s response to the outbreak. It said Johnson is self-isolating at his 10 Downing St. residence and continuing to lead the country’s response to COVID-19. Read the full story on BostonGlobe.com.
China reopens factories only to fire workers as worldwide demand drops due to pandemic
Service workers union locates 39 million N95 masks for health care workers
GM temporarily cuts pay 20% for 69,000 salaried workers
Coyotes are roaming San Francisco during the lockdown
Polling hints at much larger infection rate in the US than shown through limited testing.
Total Confirmed 532,253 Johns Hopkins March 26, Deaths 24072
Confirmed Cases by Country/Region/Sovereignty
11,812 United Kingdom
Coronavirus: US could see 2,300 deaths a day, even with social distancing, study says
- Analysis shows fatalities may top 80,000 over next four months, with ‘dramatically’ worse outcome if precautionary measures are relaxed
- Researchers at University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reviewed latest Covid-19 data at local, national and international levels
Santa Clara County CA, “best case scenario” 2000 deaths in the next 12 weeks.
At least 24 states reported over 100 new cases today
Trump claimed in a phone interview with Fox News that hospitals don’t need ventilators and suggested the government wouldn’t help states obtain them.
More states tell non essential workers to stay home
Some people don’t understand what is going on around them, even after surviving the virus and a hospital stay.
Kentucky Mayor Posts Surprisingly Blunt Message on Pandemic to Constituents: ‘Listen Up Dips**ts’
Pastor who declared pandemic was a hoax to hurt Trump is the first person to die of the virus from Virginia.
The Koch Bros political arm is behind the push to relax restrictions in the US, urged defunding of the CDC in 2018
How Minneapolis-St. Paul turned an aging long term care hospital building into a coronavirus hospital in 3 days.
VA hospitals have mixed preparedness
Chicago and Detroit are emerging hot spots
New Orleans has highest death rate per capita this week
Cases explode in Michigan but states outside the hotspots can’t get supplies
Dr. Fauci did an Instagram Q&A full of factual information
The unanswered questions about the virus
White House may refuse to buy ventilators after seeing $1 billion price tag
The UK missed out on a bulk purchase of ventilators with the EU. They claim Boris Johnson lost the email.
Massive unemployment means loss of health insurance
Italy new cases and deaths increased on Thursday
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