558,552 infected, up from 495,086 yesterday.
25,251 deaths, up from 22,993 yesterday.
New York is hardest hit, with Florida poised to claim largest death count (due to a large percentage of seniors who have retired there).
Relevant COVID-19 stories:
- Live updates: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus; the U.S. now leads the world in confirmed cases
- Terrifying cellphone ‘heat map’ shows just how much people are still traveling
DJIA is down nearly 900 points today, passing back down to the 21,000 range. The markets are awaiting a slew of really bad news.
Relevant Economy stories:
Senators voted 96-0 on the $2 Trillion federal fiscal stimulus package. The House votes Friday. Trump is expected to pass it.
If Obamacare had followed its natural progression, that boy may have lived. Instead, for the past 10 years, Republicans have tried to reverse the landmark health insurance law.
Relevant Politics stories:
- $2 Trillion Federal Stimulus Package Heads for House vote
- Trump: I don’t believe you really need that many ventilators
Feel good song of the day:
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – watch Prince take over!
Offbeat Story of the Day:
According to an arrest affidavit, a vehicle cam captured Wallace last month “eating a bag of drugs he pulled from his butt.” Pictured at right, Wallace then “proceeds to eat the baggy with the drugs.”
When confronted by sheriff’s deputies, Wallace denied consuming the baggy, and then spit it out in front of a cop. The officer subsequently “swabbed the defendant’s mouth which tested positive for cocaine,” the affidavit states. “The baggy is being sent to the lab for testing.”
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