Even as the virus has slowed its growth in overwhelmed Italy and in China, where it first emerged, hospitals in Spain and France are reaching their breaking points and the U.S. and Britain are bracing for incoming waves of desperately ill people.
Rain chances over the next several days will be a little higher. Rain will be possible just about every day heading through next week. Some days will have more than others. Either way, I would be prepared for some shower activity
The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.
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The MLK Health Center, which provides vital services for a portion of the public largely uninsured, continues to provide access to medications, despite the novel coronavirus pandemic. However, there are some major changes.
The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses have shut down across the world.