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COVID-19: Today in Black America 4/17/20

POSTED: April 17, 2020, 1:00 pm

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The New York Times

Bill Gates, at Odds With Trump on Virus, Becomes a Right-Wing Target

Trump and His Allies Are Worried About More Than November

Bogus Vaccines. Fake Testing Sites. Virus Frauds Are Flourishing.



The Chicago Tribune


Two suburban sisters came home after their college campuses closed. Within days, both their parents were in the ICU with COVID-19.

On deadliest day, Illinois expands coronavirus testing to include anyone with symptoms, joins pact with 6 Midwest states


Hundreds of people have died of COVID-19 at Illinois nursing homes. The state won't say which homes.


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


BREAKING: 650 coronavirus deaths reported as Georgia tops 17K cases

Spread of coronavirus has Georgia’s booming poultry industry on edge

Trump administration pays bankrupt firm with no employees $55 million for N95 masks


The Star-Ledger (NJ.com)

Maps, chart show how coronavirus pandemic is spreading in N.J.


N.J. coronavirus deaths surge to 3,840 with 78,467 total cases now confirmed. Officials report 323 new deaths, 3,250 new positive tests.

25 coronavirus deaths at North Jersey nursing home, 90% of residents have symptoms


The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philly.com)


How to get your coronavirus stimulus check direct deposited to your bank account

Philly’s women- and minority-owned businesses say they’re getting the shaft on emergency coronavirus loans

Pa. released figures on the coronavirus and race, but experts say better data is needed before social distancing can be scaled back



The Los Angeles Times


Less than half of L.A. County residents still have jobs amid economic upheaval

California death toll nears 1,000. L.A. is the hardest hit

Virus strikes California hospital workers hard, including 175 cases at UCLA alone



The Detroit Free Press


Metro Detroit funeral homes overwhelmed amid coronavirus deaths

Trump tweet calls to 'Liberate Michigan' amid stay home order resistance

Auto companies wrestling a complex plan to restart the industry



The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Tony Evers closes schools for the year, extends order to stay at home until May 26

18 Milwaukee Police Department employees infected with coronavirus, assistant chief says

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos threatens lawsuit over stay-at-home order as partisan divide widens over COVID-19



The Washington Post


D.C. schools to end academic year early, canceling instruction May 29

Civil rights advocates press Maryland’s governor to release at-risk prisoners


He risked his life photographing the 1961 Freedom Riders. Theodore Gaffney just died from the coronavirus at 92.








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