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Last updated April 5, 2:45 PM (UTC)

Public Health On Call (jhsph.edu)

Evidence and experts to help you understand today's COVID-19 news — and what it means for tomorrow.

Record 120 new coronavirus cases in Singapore, 2 foreign worker dormitories gazetted as isolation areas (straitstimes.com)

Around 20,000 workers at S11 Dormitory @ Punggol and Westlite in Toh Guan will be quarantined in their rooms for the next 14 days.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Rising Heroes of the Coronavirus Era? Nations’ Top Nerds (nytimes.com)

Scientists in Europe are becoming household names, fulfilling societies’ emotional and practical need for the truth.

Are Countries Flattening the Curve for the Coronavirus? (nytimes.com)

These charts show the pandemic’s trajectory in each nation. New cases appear to be leveling off in some places, but they may still be far from a slowdown.

Cutthroat suppliers, shady middlemen, soaring prices: The hunt for medical supplies creates a marketplace of desperation (baltimoresun.com)

Cutthroat suppliers, shady middlemen, phantom shipments, prices soaring by the hour. Just another day in medical supplies.

What You Should Know Before You Need a Ventilator (nytimes.com)

It breaks my heart that patients who will get sick enough to need them won’t know what desperate situations they face.

5 Ways the U.S. Botched the Response to COVID-19 (jhsph.edu)

The best way to ensure a better response to the next crisis is to understand how we failed on this one.

SheaMoisture announces $1M relief fund to women of color entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus (usatoday.com)

Haircare and beauty brand SheaMoisture announced a $1M relief fund to support women of color entrepreneurs and small-business owners.

CDC launches studies to get more precise count of undetected Covid-19 cases (statnews.com)

The first will be looking at blood samples from people never diagnosed as a case in some U.S. Covid-19 hot spots, to see how widely the virus circulated.

France - Coronavirus 2019-nCov - 68,000 cases; 7,560 deaths. - FluTrackers News and Information (flutrackers.com)

Translation Google Coronavirus: "The risk of introduction into France is low but it cannot be excluded", according to Agnès Buzyn While the United States announces a first patient, the Minister of Health, Agnès Buzyn, wanted to reassure this Tuesday evening: the only suspected French case turned out to be negative.

Illinois Confronts a Chaotic White House Approach to the Coronavirus (newyorker.com)

In the face of a coming COVID-19 peak, federal support in the fight against the pandemic has been minimal, unpredictable, and deeply frustrating to Chicago’s mayor and Illinois’s governor.

What’s Next in the War on Covid-19? (nytimes.com)

After this wave of infections, brace yourself for more waves.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection and Renin Angiotensin System Blockers (jamanetwork.com)

This Viewpoint discusses recommendations for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin receptor blocker use in patients with or at risk of contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Dr. John Murray, Pioneering Lung Expert, Dies at 92 (nytimes.com)

Internationally recognized in pulmonology, he helped define acute respiratory distress syndrome, a condition that led to his death, attributed to the coronavirus.

Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count (nytimes.com)

A detailed county map shows the extent of the coronavirus outbreak, with tables of the number of cases by county.

Japan Is Racing to Test a Drug to Treat Covid-19 (wired.com)

Based on a compound discovered in 1998, the antiviral Favipiravir is already being used in Japan and Turkey. Its maker? A subsidiary of Fujifilm.

Robert Koch-Institut Update vom 03.04.2020 zur Corona-Krise (youtube.com)

Der Präsident des Robert Koch-Institut, Lothar Wieler, informiert über die neuesten Entwicklungen in Deutschland zur Corona-Krise. Das Robert Koch-Institut (...

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (cdc.gov)

CDC is responding to the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

2 Employees at Suburban Evergreen Park Walmart Die From Coronavirus (nbcchicago.com)

Two employees at the Walmart in south suburban Evergreen Park have died from the coronavirus, attorneys and family members tell NBC 5. Family members identified one of the employees as Phillip Thomas. A second employee was identified as Wando Evans, according to an attorney representing Evans’ family. Walmart confirmed the passing of two employee in a statement, adding the company…

As Coronavirus Cases Rise, Navajo Nation Tries To Get Ahead Of Pandemic (npr.org)

The Navajo Nation has seen a significant spike in coronavirus cases. Tribal leaders say they desperately need more supplies, but the biggest problem may be the reservation's lack of running water.

What the Coronavirus Is Doing to Rural Georgia (newyorker.com)

The pandemic hits a region that was already struggling to address its medical needs.

F.D.A. to Allow Use of KN95 Masks Approved by China (nytimes.com)

The masks are almost identical in performance to the N95 masks that hospitals and other institutions are struggling to find.

In the American South, a Perfect Storm Is Gathering (nytimes.com)

In states with many uninsured citizens, few hospitals and leaders who have not required citizens to stay home, a disaster is looming.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (bit.ly)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Child, 5, becomes UK's youngest coronavirus victim as 708 more die taking death toll to 4,353 (thesun.co.uk)

A FIVE-year-old child has become the UK’s youngest coronavirus victim after 708 more people died on the deadliest day yet – bringing the total to 4,353. NHS England confirmed there were…

Why We Don’t Know How Many Americans Are Infected With Coronavirus—and Might Never Know (wsj.com)

Sparse testing is just one reason the official tally is far too low.

3 Detroit-area nurses have died of coronavirus. These are their stories (freep.com)

Now, the coronavirus is beginning to kill the health care workers who've cared for the sick filling metro Detroit’s hospitals to capacity.

Andrew Cuomo @NYGovCuomo (pscp.tv)

Holding a briefing with updates on #Coronavirus. WATCH LIVE:

I’m disabled and need a ventilator to live. Am I expendable during this pandemic? (vox.com)

As medical rationing becomes a reality, "quality of life" measures threaten disabled people like me.

Flattening the curve on coronavirus: What California and Washington can teach the world (news.yahoo.com)

New data suggests the two West Coast states may have slowed the spread of coronavirus. How they did it.

These 'disease hunters' developed a novel technique for tracking pandemics after 9/11, but lost funding right before COVID-19 (cnbc.com)

Nearly two decades ago, when 9/11 spurred governments to invest in fighting bioterrorism, a group of disease experts figured out how to track pandemics using data from emergency rooms with a technique called 'syndromic surveillance.' Now, as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic spreads, they're calling on the private sector for help.

A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low (nytimes.com)

The pandemic has hit Germany hard, with more than 91,000 people infected. But the percentage of fatal cases has been remarkably low compared to those in many neighboring countries.

Covid vs. US Daily Average Cause of Death (public.flourish.studio)

A Flourish data visualisation by Robert Martin

An interview with the CDC director on coronavirus, masks, and an agency gone quiet (statnews.com)

STAT spoke with CDC Director Robert Redfield about Covid-19, the agency’s muted role, and how he sees the pandemic unfolding.

In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies (nytimes.com)

Weighing an idea that might once have been relegated to science fiction, Italy once again finds itself in the unfortunate vanguard of Western democracies grappling with the coronavirus.

Gita Ramjee, a Leading AIDS Researcher, Dies at 63 (nytimes.com)

Working in South Africa, she led studies and drug trials, hoping to overcome not only H.I.V. but also cultural barriers to stopping its spread. She died of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus, Castiglione d’Adda è un caso di studio: “Il 70% dei donatori di sangue è positivo” (lastampa.it)

Tutti asintomatici, ma hanno gli anticorpi. Dal loro plasma una cura sperimentale per i malati

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (bit.ly)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Johns Hopkins Gets FDA OK to Test Blood Therapies for COVID-19 Patients (jhsph.edu)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a clinical trial Friday that will allow Johns Hopkins University researchers to test a therapy for COVID-19 that uses plasma from recovering patients.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (cdc.gov)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (coronavirus.gov)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Rapid Sentinel Surveillance for COVID-19 — Santa Clara County ... (cdc.gov)

On February 27, 2020, Santa Clara County, California, identified its first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) associated with probable community transmission.

Bad News Wrapped in Protein: Inside the Coronavirus Genome (nytimes.com)

The virus injects a tiny but remarkably complex strand of RNA into infected cells.

New York’s Hospitals Take On the Coronavirus (newyorker.com)

Medical professionals are working with unprecedented focus to save lives and stem the tide.

Location Data Says It All: Staying at Home During Coronavirus Is a Luxury (nytimes.com)

As the virus continues to spread throughout the nation, an analysis of cellphone data shows that those in the wealthiest areas have been able to reduce their movements more than those in the poorest areas.

Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face mask (nature.com)

A study of 246 individuals with seasonal respiratory virus infections randomized to wear or not wear a surgical face mask showed that masks can significantly reduce detection of coronavirus and influenza virus in exhaled breath and may help interrupt virus transmission.

Data on COVID-19 testing (ourworldindata.org)

Without testing for COVID-19 we cannot know how many people are infected with the disease. And without this data we cannot know what is happening. That is why we are bringing together the available data on testing from countries around the world.

How sewage could reveal true scale of coronavirus outbreak (nature.com)

Wastewater testing could also be used as an early-warning sign if the virus returns.

Special report: The simulations driving the world’s response to COVID-19 (nature.com)

How epidemiologists rushed to model the coronavirus pandemic.

USPS warns it might have to shutter by June as $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package provides no funding (fortune.com)

"Without immediate action by Congress and the President, the Postal Service—a vital staple of American society since 1775—could cease to exist by this summer."

COVID-19 (ecdc.europa.eu)

All the latest information on the cases of .

Tracking coronavirus: Map, data and timeline (bnonews.com)

The table below shows confirmed cases of coronavirus (officially known as SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, or 2019-nCoV) around the world. Each figure is verified by our team through local health departments or local media. You can find a distribution map and a timeline with a list of recent updates below the table. State-by-state breakdownsUnited States | Canada […]