March 6, 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: SXSW is canceled over coronavirus concerns.

Virus cases top 100,000 in 90 countries as markets take dive.

VP Pence says 21 people on the Grand Princess cruise ship off California coast have tested positive for coronavirus.

Timeline: How coronavirus got started.

Italy reports biggest daily jump in death toll.

White House imposes guest restrictions amid new coronavirus concerns.

Astonishing photos reveal how coronavirus has left world landmarks deserted.

Telecommuting: Wall Street traders head to the suburbs as Citigroup joins other banks taking coronavirus precaution.

Campbell Soup is increasing production to prepare for coronavirus demand.

Coronavirus in Italy is causing travelers to cancel trips.

South Korea confirms 196 new coronavirus cases, total 6,284; deaths up by 7 to 42.

South Korea has tested 140,000 people for the coronavirus. That could explain why its death rate is just 0.6% — far lower than in China or the US.

Samsung to shift some smartphone production to Vietnam due to coronavirus.

Richard Engel: ‘Skeptical’ of the decreasing coronavirus cases out of China.

Pompeo faults ‘imperfect’ coronavirus data from China.

China Pushes Back as Coronavirus Crisis Damages Its Image: The country is appealing for sympathy while attacking those who blame its leadership for making the situation worse.

Why the CDC botched its coronavirus testing: The first testing kits from the Centers for Disease Control had a simple fault, and red tape prevented other labs from creating their own.

Survey of Nation’s Frontline Registered Nurses Shows Hospitals Unprepared For COVID-19. “Responses from more than 6,500 nurses in 48 states, including the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, show that high percentages of hospitals do not have plans, isolation procedures, and policies in place for COVID-19; that communication to staff by employers is poor or nonexistent; that hospitals are lacking sufficient stocks of personal protective equipment (PPE) or are not making current stocks available to staff; and have not provided training and practice to staff on how to properly use PPE.”

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