Coronavirus live updates: CDC reviewing face mask policy; Prince Charles feeling better; US death toll tops 4,000

U.S. deaths surpass 4,000 as public health officials warn of up to 240,000 fatalities amid growing coronavirus pandemic.

4/1/2020 4:03:00 PM

The current U.S. death toll appears to be a tiny fraction of what the nation faces over the next few weeks, public health officials say.

U.S. deaths surpass 4,000 as public health officials warn of up to 240,000 fatalities amid growing coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday, with the Dow down more than 800 points. The decline comes a day after the blue-chip index posted its worst first quarter ever. The Standard & Poor’s 500 also sank Wednesday, with 10 of the 11 sectors lower led by declines in financial, real estate and utility shares. The losses come as President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S.

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Said Anwiti Bahuguna, head of multi-asset strategy at Columbia Threadneedle Investments: “What we are experiencing now is the equivalent of putting a patient in a medically-induced coma — a calculated, temporary risk with the goal of establishing greater longer-term health.”

– Jessica MentonAnchor Chris Cuomo gets a consult from CNN's TV docCNN anchor Chris Cuomo, the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo,hosted his program from his basementWednesday night, hours after announcing he tested positive for the coronavirus."I feel fine. I’m able to do the show, but you do not want this," Cuomo told his audience. He discussed his symptoms, including shortness of breath and tightness in his chest, with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta said they would talk off the air, saying tightness in the chest is one of the symptoms he"worries about."

Cuomo, 49, said he is self-isolating in his basement and away from his family. The inability to be with his loved ones, and the possibility that he could cause them to become ill, is"hurting me way more than anything a virus can."Prince Charles is 'on the other side' of his coronavirus diagnosis

Prince Charles, who tested positive last week for COVID-19 after"displaying mild symptoms," said in a video announcement shared by Clarence House thathe is feeling betterbut remains practicing social distancing and isolation."Having recently gone through the process of contracting this coronavirus, luckily with relatively mild symptoms, I now find myself on the other side of the illness but still in no less a state of social distance and general isolation," Charles said.

The 71-year-old son of Queen Elizabeth II expressed condolences to the sick and the families of those who have died. His wife, Camilla, 72, tested negative for the virus.– Hannah YasharoffFor many, rent is due today - and won't be easy to makeRent was due Wednesday, the first day of April, for millions of Americans.

Rent day comesas a record 3.3 million Americans have filed for unemployment in a crisis that could lead to nearly 50 million people losing their jobs. The federal government took a big step toward protecting renters by issuing a 120-day moratorium on evictions from federally subsidized housing or from a property with a federally backed mortgage loan. And a USA TODAY analysis shows that at least 34 states have issued broader moratoriums on evictions.

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"I will be able to pay my April rent, but I don't know about May or June," said Phoenix resident Ada Obinway.– Alan GomezNavy working with Guam governor to isolate sick US sailorsSailors who have tested negative for the coronavirus from the virus-stricken aircraft carrier

USS Theodore Roosevelt will be quarantined, many off-base in Guam hotels, as soon as possible, authorities said. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said Wednesday that military personnel already stationed on Guam would act as a buffer between the quarantined sailors and civilians. Dozens of the ship's 5,000 sailors have tested positive, and the close quarters make social distancing impossible.

“We can protect Guam while being humane to them,” she said. “That is the Guam I know, and we will not abandon who we are out of fear.– Steve Limtiaco and Jasmine Stole Weiss, Pacific Daily NewsMore:Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis resists statewide stay-at-home order

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hasrefused to issue a statewide “stay-at-home”order to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus because the disease has not hit many areas of the state, he said. At least 30 states have issued statewide stay-at-home orders so far. Florida, among eight states with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, is the only one without such an order.

DeSantis’ approach in trying to manage the disease without doing undue harm to the economy mirrors comments from President Donald Trump who, on Monday reiterated his belief that a nationwide stay-at-home order is not needed.– Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News

Some assembly required: Hopkins volunteers make 5,000 shields dailyDozens of volunteers at Johns Hopkins are gathering at a Baltimore warehouse tomanufacture 5,000 face shields per dayfor clinicians, the university says. Many are medical students being kept away from patients for now. Thus the hands of future-surgeons are meticulously working with scissors, glue guns, and staplers.

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"It's really important for doctors to have the right protective equipment, especially with a virus like this, and there are shortages everywhere," sayd third-year med student Lukas Mees."They don't want us taking direct care of patients who have the virus, so I was just looking for another way to help."

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Coronavirus live updates: Global cases over 856,900 death toll tops 42,000Most of the deaths occurred in Europe: 12,428 people have died in Italy, 8,464 in Spain and 3,523 in France. O Lord our God, Who by word alone did heal all diseases, Who cured the kinswoman of Peter, Who chastised with pity and healed according to Your goodness; Who are able to put aside every malady and infirmity, do You Yourself, the same Lord, grant aid to Your servants. Amen

Live coronavirus updates: U.S. death toll passes 3,000 as N.Y. medical workers beg for suppliesHere are the latest coronavirus updates from around the world.

US coronavirus death toll now over 4,000NEW: More than 4,000 people have died from coronavirus in the United States, surpassing the death toll in Hubei, China. Pooh Xi approves of this message It’s not a competition Xi Thanks you abc. You jerks

Coronavirus Live Updates: Scientists Warn the Virus Could Kill Up to 240,000 Americans—The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus surged above 4,000, surpassing China’s —While political leaders have locked their borders, scientists have created a global collaboration unlike any in history Latest updates: Read updates in Chinese: 新冠病毒疫情最新消息 Oh, are we believing what China says again? Jinping is an authoritatian fuckstain, likely controlling the narrative. Totals from China are false. They are substantially higher.

U.S. coronavirus deaths reach 3,393, exceeding death toll in China: Reuters tallyU.S. coronavirus-related deaths reached 3,393 on Tuesday, exceeding the total number of deaths reported in China and reaching the third highest in the world behind Italy and Spain, according to a Reuters tally. No. It’s exceeding the reported death toll from China🤥 gotta stop using china numbers china loses 21 million mobile users. Could be 21 million died?

U.S. health officials consider face masks for Americans to slow coronavirus, but 'not there yet'U.S. health officials said on Tuesday they are discussing whether to recommend the general public wear face masks as a way to prevent transmission of the new coronavirus, but that it was too soon to take that step. Thousands of people have already died from misleading. However, better late than never. What, those face masks that are now sold out EVERYWHERE? collapse2020 prepper Funny.