Sunday, April 19, 2020

April 19 COVID-19 Update

We just finished our 6th week of lockdown with over 200,000 worldwide deaths and 2,971,477 confirmed cases worldwide.

In response, there have been protests across the US to end the lockdown, ranging from those who think the virus is a hoax to those who are willing to risk it and just want to get back to work.

President Trump has been inconsistent in his messages about the virus: originally denying its severity, then calling it a hoax by the democrats. Recently he said he acted quickly to respond but that it's also a Chinese conspiracy.  The response to the pandemic has been largely handled on the state level: some with stricter regulations than others.

With many jobs lost during the lockdown Congress passed legislation to send out stimulus checks to everyone across the US and those have started arriving; ours came last week.