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COVID-19: Today in Black America 4/8/20

POSTED: April 08, 2020, 4:00 pm

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The Washington Post

Hundreds of young Americans have now been killed by the coronavirus, data shows

Answers to your questions on homemade face masks: What material should I use? What if I can’t sew? When can I take it off?

Coronavirus unlikely to significantly diminish with warm weather, National Academies of Sciences panel finds

The Baltimore Sun

When will the coronavirus peak in Maryland? Here’s what to know about the predictions

Maryland schools must prepare for fall online learning if coronavirus spread continues, superintendent says

Marylanders face three-week waits for unemployment benefits as jobless claims surpass total for all of 2019

The Star-Ledger (

N.J. coronavirus deaths increase to 1,504 with 47,437 total cases. Another 3K new positive tests announced.

Retired president of 5 ShopRite grocery stores in N.J. dies from coronavirus, family says

PSE&G says it won’t shut off power if you’re behind on payments, warns of coronavirus scams

The Chicago Tribune

Illinois officials report 1,529 new known coronavirus cases and 82 more deaths, as state’s total infections top 15,000 since outbreak began

COVID-19 cases in Illinois by ZIP code: Search for your neighborhood

Chicago’s top cop calls spike in violence a ‘pandemic’ that is draining resources from fighting coronavirus outbreak

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

FDA approves clinical trials for Emory’s COVID-19 antiviral treatment

BREAKING: Nearly 10K coronavirus cases confirmed in Georgia as deaths climb to 362

NEW: Tyler Perry pays senior-hour groceries at 44 Krogers in Atlanta, 29 in New Orleans

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit rep blasts lack of coronavirus testing as 2 relatives die, husband tests positive

A bridge between life and death: Most COVID-19 patients put on ventilators will not survive

Aretha Franklin's ex-partner, Willie Wilkerson, dies of coronavirus

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. County reports 29 new coronavirus deaths, biggest daily jump of the pandemic

California won’t be lifting stay-at-home rules anytime soon. Here’s why

How to help local food banks get needed supplies during the coronavirus pandemic

The New York Times

Bleak Records in N.Y. and N.J., but Leaders See Curve Flattening: Live Updates

Are Adults Living With Parents Making the Pandemic More Deadly?

86-Year-Old Is Killed in E.R. Over Social Distancing

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