4-13-20 Coronavirus Headlines

Here are some of the major coronavirus developments that are making headlines right now . . . 

1.  The death toll from coronavirus in the U.S. passed 20,000 on Saturday, which is the highest of any country in the world.  We’re now at 21,692 deaths as of the last count.

The number of cases here doubled in just the first week of April . . . and that’s WITH our incomplete testing.  Only around 2.7 million Americans have been tested, or roughly 0.8% of the population.

 

2.  Despite the warnings, plenty of Americans packed into churches for Easter yesterday.  In Kentucky, the cops even took down license plates of people in church . . . and will now require them to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Kentucky’s Governor Andy Beshear said, quote, “Folks, we shouldn’t have to do this.  What we’re asking is for you to love your neighbor as yourself.  We shouldn’t have to do this.”

 

3.  Here’s a look at all the ways the White House ignored the warnings about the severity of the coronavirus threat.

 

4.  Six feet of distance might not be enough to keep you safe.  A new study in hospital wards found coronavirus could travel up to 13 feet.

And the World Health Organization is investigating reports of people in South Korea who were infected with coronavirus and then caught it again.

 

5.  Lots of state governors from both parties are getting a big boost in approval ratings from their handling of the crisis, especially Gavin Newsom in California, Andrew Cuomo in New York, and Mike DeWine in Ohio.

 

6.  The U.S. Postal Service will run out of money in September in the wake of the pandemic.

The Trump administration is strongly against giving USPS any money and wants to privatize the service . . . that’s a long-standing beef that started because the USPS gives special shipping rates to the president’s rival Jeff Bezos and Amazon.

7.  Delta Airlines has reportedly told flight attendants not to tell their fellow crewmembers if they test positive for coronavirus.

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