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COVID-19: Today in Black America 4/10/20

POSTED: April 10, 2020, 3:00 pm

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The New York Times

Trump Keeps Talking. Some Republicans Don’t Like What They’re Hearing.


Burning Cell Towers, Out of Baseless Fear They Spread the Virus


Trust in Trump’s Virus Response Is Falling. What Does It Mean for November?



The Baltimore Sun


Maryland has 6,968 confirmed coronavirus cases, deaths jump 24% to 171

Maryland’s June 2 primary will be conducted by mail with limited in-person voting, governor orders

Public defender asks Maryland’s highest court to intervene as 5 coronavirus cases hit juvenile detention centers



The Chicago Tribune


Before data showed Chicago blacks dying at higher rates, communities of color knew recovery from COVID-19 would be slow


Illinois officials report 1,465 more known coronavirus cases and 68 additional deaths, as 2nd CPD member who tested positive dies


How much PPE did Illinois ask for and what did the feds send? Here’s a day-by-day account


The Star-Ledger


N.J.’s new coronavirus rules for grocery shopping. Masks, store limits, everything you need to know.

N.J. now has 54,588 coronavirus cases with 1,932 deaths. Officials report 3,627 new cases and 233 new fatalities.

Almost half of those who died of coronavirus in N.J. had these underlying medical conditions


The Detroit Free Press


Michigan sees deadliest day in coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says

At historic Detroit church, 7 members of congregation have died

12 Michigan insurance companies that won't charge copays, deductibles for COVID-19


The Los Angeles Times


L.A. County stay-at-home order could last into summer; more social distancing essential, officials say

L.A.'s mask order is now the law. 5 things you need to know

Coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 globally


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Battelle to expand coronavirus mask decontamination to 60 sites around the country

Cleveland’s charter and parochial schools are uneven in offering online classes during coronavirus shutdown


‘Every prisoner’ will be tested for coronavirus at Ohio prisons with positive cases, Gov. Mike DeWine says



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

AJC IN-DEPTH: Outbreak apparently taking heavier toll on blacks


Georgia reports 416 coronavirus deaths, more than 11K confirmed cases


With rents past due, commercial tenants look to avoid eviction



The Philadelphia Inquirer

Thousands of inmates in Pa. and N.J. now eligible for temporary release as coronavirus spreads

Video shows man dragged off SEPTA bus as coronavirus mask rule is under review; Kenney warns Philly's 'new normal' may go through summer


PATCO to get $41 million in federal coronavirus relief aid


The Washington Post


Perspective: Masking while black: A coronavirus story

Plan to defeat coronavirus emerges, but it’s not from White House


Labor secretary faces blowback as he curtails scope of worker relief in unemployment crisis



The Seattle Times


Many families in Washington are waiting on special education services during coronavirus closures

Coronavirus has hit Black people hard nationwide. Here in Washington? No one knows | Naomi Ishisaka

Washington state nears half a million unemployed from coronavirus, with ‘tsunami’ of more claims expected





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