Since the Coronavirus Warriors took the weekend off, News Views has the latest COVID-19 updates at your fingertips.
- The US surpassed Italy’s death toll from the coronavirus.
- 528, 990 reported cases in the US.
- Its deadliest day on Friday with 2,057 deaths.
- As of Saturday afternoon, 20,071 coronavirus deaths reported in the United States, according to tally from Johns Hopkins University.
- For the first time in history, ALL US states and territories are under a federal disaster declaration simultaneously. Good job, Trump!
- 550 sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt who have tested positive for coronavirus
- Florida and Idaho will allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefit (food stamps) recipients to use their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards online.
- Governor Cuomo will not reopen New York City’s businesses without coordinating it with other localities.
“Coordinate school and business, and coordinate geographically,” he said.
“I reject any elected official or any expert who says I can tell you whats going to happen four weeks from today,” Cuomo added. “I accept it, I hear it, but I’m not prepared to act on it.”
- New York will also put together a team of experts to study a second wave of the virus.
“The worst thing that can happen is we make a misstep and we let our emotions get ahead of our logic and fact, and we go through this again in any manner, shape or form,” he said.CNN:
As Trump grapples simultaneously with the most devastating public health and economic crises of a lifetime, he finds himself pulled in opposite directions. Bankers, corporate executives and industrialists are pleading with him to reopen the country as soon as possible, while medical experts beg for more time to curb the coronavirus.
Tens of thousands more people could die. Millions more could lose their jobs. And his handling of the crisis appears to be hurting his political support in the run-up to November’s election. Yet the decision on when and how to reopen is not entirely his. The stay-at-home edicts keeping most Americans indoors were issued by governors state by state.
- Governor Abbot (Idiot-TX) wants to re-open businesses in the state sooner rather than later.
- Governor DeSantis (Idiot-FL) may re-open the schools in May.
After weeks of concern about shortages in grocery stores and mad scrambles to find the last box of pasta or toilet paper roll, many of the nation’s largest farms are struggling with another ghastly effect of the pandemic. They are being forced to destroy tens of millions of pounds of fresh food that they can no longer sell.DONATE IT TO A FOOD LOCKER, FFS!
Top Republican congressional leaders said on Saturday that they would continue to push for a stand-alone infusion of $250 billion to replenish a fast-depleting loan program for distressed small businesses, rebuffing their Democratic counterparts who demanded conditions on the new money and additional funds for hospitals, state and local governments and food aid.The New York Times:
- More churches will defy orders and hold services on Easter.