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

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The Washington Post

Americans at WHO gave real-time information to Trump administration

Analysis: With no good answer for lost month of virus preparation, Trump snaps at reporter


Pro-gun activists use Facebook to promote protests of orders to remain at home


The Star-Ledger (NJ.com)

Coronavirus updates: N.J. death toll hits 4,202; Nursing home requirements; ‘Knucklehead’ bar serves drinks; What you need to know (April 20, 2020)

These 13 N.J. towns have at least 1,000 coronavirus cases

N.J. pastor, former prison chaplain with ‘big personality’ dies from coronavirus


The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philly.com)

Coronavirus is spreading faster in Camden than anywhere else in the Philly suburbs


Mask requirement goes into effect in Pa. to slow spread of coronavirus; curbside pickup also begins at state liquor stores


U.S. colleges brace for a devastating summer and fall



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Georgia jails and prison remain crowded as COVID-19 spreads

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Georgia governor to outline steps to reopen state’s economy


APS proposes graduation alternatives from drive-in to online ceremonies


The Baltimore Afro-American


Racial Toll Of Virus Grows Even Starker As More Data Emerges

PRESS RELEASE: Congressional Black Caucus Statement Regarding President Trump’s Sudden Funding Cut to World Health Organization

PRESS RELEASE: Mayor, Police Commissioner Announce First Coronavirus Death of a City Employee



The Pittsburgh Courier


Can your electricity be shut off during pandemic? What Pittsburghers need to know

Gov. Wolf announces a 6-point plan for Pennsylvania’s reopening

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 deaths spike by 276 due to changes in data collection


The Philadelphia Tribune


Pa. coronavirus deaths rise with addition of probable deaths


Africa could see 300,000 coronavirus deaths this year


Malveaux: Will bias affect who gets the ventilators?


The Los Angeles Times

‘Delusional’: Governors call out White House on dearth of coronavirus testing as protests grow


This federal judge is risking his life to save homeless people from the coronavirus

California lessons from the 1918 pandemic: San Francisco dithered; L.A. acted and saved lives



The Chicago Tribune


Governor to those protesting stay-at-home order: ‘We’re in the middle of an emergency, a pandemic’

Illinois districts were urged to prepare e-learning plans for students in case of emergency. Most didn’t do it.


District 214 student likely died of COVID-19, superintendent says another student in ICU



The New York Times


Governors Plot Reopening the Economy but Say They Still Lack Tests

Antibody Test, Seen as Key to Reopening Country, Does Not Yet Deliver

11 Numbers that show how the coronavirus has changed N.Y.C.








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