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Diabetes and obesity may be higher risk factors for serious virus cases than asthma
8 cases in Sioux Falls nursing home
Company in Sioux Falls suburb closes after 9 cases emerge
MN joins 7 state compact to manage reopening economy
New York new cases, hospitalizations and deaths have all dropped steadily this week.
Small business loan program out of cash
Countries with the best response, what they got right
What a new normal might look like
Stimulus checks deposited into wrong bank accounts
Sioux Falls, SD has over 1000 cases
Outbreak at Canada tar sands oil production camp
U of M emergency ventilator made out of random parts now has FDA approval, production by Boston Scientific and an open source plan available online.
Liberty University insistence in remaining open has resulted in lawsuits, threats and more virus cases
India continues to see virus spread but the counts are low
Japan expands state of emergency to entire country
Analysis of UK coronavirus deaths reveals that 91% of people had pre-existing conditions
FDA asks people who have recovered from Covid-19 to donate blood plasma – FDA directs people to their local blood collection facility to donate. The blood donations would be used for antibody treatments for sick virus patients.
Austin MN pork plant wants better PPE but has taken actions to reduce potential spread in the plant.
Pork plant in Des Moines sees spike in cases
Europe coronavirus cases reach almost 1 million, coming weeks ‘critical’: WHO
Osaka hospital workers wearing raincoats as protective gear runs out
Chicago has flattened the curve, mayor explains what is needed to reopen city.
Hot spots across the midwest while red state governors refuse to institute lockdowns
The largest hot spot in the US has been a new start for refugees for decades.
Smithfield Foods closes 2 more meat plants. A combination of virus cases at these plants and their dependency on the Sioux Falls plant for meat to create finished products.
Stanford expands virus testing to general public
Japan predicts 400,000 deaths if no measures are taken
How coronavirus has impacted Congress
Navy may reinstate captain of Roosevelt
Airports are doing more virus testing to catch incoming cases
Hungary has had a sort of coup while the pandemic rages
Trump threatens to adjourn Congress for not voting on his appointees
United Airlines gives grim outlook on travel business
NJ nursing home with questionable record has almost 70 deaths and even more positive cases among residents and staff
WA state new cases peaked March 28th
Washington’s count of COVID-19 cases are 10,783 confirmed, including 567 deaths.
A Washington state doctor’s idea: Coronavirus testing from inside a personal greenhouse
Sacramento police will now arrest people for ignoring stay at home order
Your phone could soon warn you if you’ve come close to someone with COVID-19
FL sees new case decreases
Northwestern doctors in Chicago use ECMO to save patients lives, but the treatment is hard to access.
3 families exposed to virus from one person via air conditioning at a restaurant in China
Without a vaccine, the virus could reemerge through 2024
NY state hires McKinsey to create science based reopening plan
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