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COVID-19: Today in Black America 5/11/20

POSTED: May 11, 2020, 2:00 pm

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The Washington Post

Thermal scanners are being deployed to detect the virus. But they don’t really work.

Trump team’s contradictory messages risk undermining push to reopen the economy

The Baltimore Afro-American

How COVID-19 Tore Through a Black Church Community in WV

Black and Multi-Ethnic Brazilians Hit Hard By COVID-19

The Star-Ledger (

N.J. coronavirus death toll climbs to 9,310 with 139,945 total cases. More than 1,400 new positive tests announced.

School ‘wave parades’ would violate N.J. coronavirus lockdown, State Police warns

The Los Angeles Times

California’s coronavirus outlook worse than researchers expected, as cases and deaths rise

Institutional racism, inequity fuel high minority death toll from coronavirus, L.A. officials say

Reopening schools will be pricey and complicated, L.A. schools chief warns

The Detroit Free Press

Commission will look into banning guns in Capitol, meeting ends in threats

Michigan records 430 cases, reaching 46,756 statewide; death toll at 4,526

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

More than 137,000 coronavirus deaths by early August, new health model predicts

The Jolt: Metro Atlanta businesses warn of a long economic slog

The Philadelphia Inquirer (

Gov. Wolf threatens to withhold funding from counties that ease coronavirus restrictions without state approval; Trump blasts pace of reopening of Pa.

Doctors worry COVID-19 school closures could worsen childhood obesity. Here’s how to combat weight gain in teens.

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore schools CEO: We will not hold low-income students back a grade because of coronavirus | COMMENTARY

U.S. Customs in Baltimore say they’ve seized thousands of unapproved or counterfeit coronavirus tests, masks and medications

The New York Times

As States Rush to Reopen, Scientists Fear a Coronavirus Comeback

A Shadow Medical Safety Net, Stretched to the Limit

The Pittsburgh Courier

URA, Urban League among those providing assistance to Pittsburghers in need due to coronavirus pandemic

The Blackwells, owners of ‘Cafe on the Corner,’ give back during pandemic

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