The coronavirus news you need to know today

 

There’s a lot of information (and misinformation) out there and it is hard to keep track of it all. So, we did it for you.

Here are some of the major coronavirus developments that are making headlines right now…

 

  1. Coronavirus cases nationwide have been slowly ticking up again . . . and those new infections include lots of people who caught it over Memorial Day weekend.  It generally takes between five and 12 days for people to show symptoms.

 

However, health officials in Missouri say the huge crowds at Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend have not led to a spike in coronavirus cases.

 

The number of new cases is growing faster than ever worldwide though, with more than 100,000 new cases reported each day.

 

  1. Casinos in Las Vegas reopened at midnight yesterday after being shut down for 78 days.

 

  1. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says that anyone who is attending the nationwide protests should assume they’ve been exposed to the virus and get a coronavirus test.  Quote, “If you were at a protest, go get a test, please.”

 

  1. Bankers are telling companies to try to raise and stockpile money now because they’re predicting the economic conditions could get worse.

 

Jim Cramer from CNBC’s “Mad Money” says the pandemic led to, quote, “one of the greatest wealth transfers in history” . . . as small businesses rapidly went under and big businesses benefitted.

 

  1. Sewers, storm drains, and pipes are becoming clogged with gloves, wipes, and masks as a result of the pandemic.

 

(Various sourcing in article)