Wed. 04/01 - Aircraft Carrier Captain Pleads for Help; Pentagon has Ventilators and Testing Capacity… But Nowhere To Send Them
This is the Coronavirus Morning Report for Wednesday, April 1st. The administration says the US is facing as many as 240,000 deaths. Bad numbers to watch for from Indiana and Louisiana. Shocking stories from a US aircraft carrier and about Pentagon supplies that have nowhere to go. Why is COVID-19 so lethal for seniors? Why does Mexico have so few cases, at least thus far? And increasing questions about the true number of deaths in China.
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- Coronavirus: Walmart will start taking employees' temperatures (CNBC)
- CA not testing enough (Kim Mai-Cutler, Twitter)
- Italy, Spain, and France peak graphs (Noah Smith, Twitter)
- Captain of Aircraft Carrier Pleads for Help as Virus Cases Increase Onboard (NY Times)
- Pentagon says it still hasn't sent ventilators because it hasn't been told where to send them (CNN)
- Restrictions Are Slowing Coronavirus Infections, New Data Suggest (NY Times)
- What explains Covid-19's lethality for the elderly? (Stat)
- Coronavirus on the border: Why Mexico has so few cases compared with the U.S. (Washington Post)
- Estimates Show Wuhan Death Toll Far Higher Than Official Figure (Radio Free Asia)