News and other Things I’ve found interesting April 22nd 2020

Another Wednesday of sheltering in place.

This Earth City warehouse is now a morgue. And it has room for 1,300 bodies.

St. Louis area coronavirus deaths climb past 150, as Illinois has biggest daily spike in cases

Health systems reassign employees, prepare former nurses to return to the field during COVID-19 crisis

Doctor on front line of St. Louis’ fight against coronavirus: ‘Don’t waste all the effort and pain’

Food pantries scramble to keep shelves full, volunteers and clients safe

The states that Trump wants to ‘liberate’ don’t pass the benchmarks he himself set

Trump doesn’t do much other than create chaos

China Raises Coronavirus Death Toll by 50% in Wuhan

Met Police criticised for allowing clapping crowds to break lockdown rules on Westminster Bridge

No match for Dr Fauci – are TV Doctors like Dr Phil causing more harm than good?

UK moves to drop Huawei as 5G vendor, citing China coronavirus transparency

Three Twins ice cream company closes, citing coronavirus pandemic

I wasn’t a huge fan when I’ve eaten their product in the past. But had a few pints purchased for me a few years back.

In-person school’s out Gov. announces remote learning days for rest of k-12 school year

President Trump defends tweets against US states’ lockdowns

Climate change: ‘Bath sponge’ breakthrough could boost cleaner cars

Coronavirus: Medics to be asked to reuse gowns amid shortage fears

‘Voice of WWE’ Howard Finkel dies age 69

Chernobyl wildfire blankets Kyiv in thick smog

Chernobyl fire under control, Ukraine officials say

Google blocking 18m coronavirus scam emails every day

Coronavirus: Ecuador sees massive surge in deaths in April

Coronavirus: Africa could be next epicentre, WHO warns

Israel ‘heading towards record fourth election’

Wisconsin businesses still waiting on help as federal program runs dry

MasterChef: BBC One cookery show chooses 2020 champion

NASA makes May 27 its US independence day from Russian rockets – America’s back in the astronaut business after nearly nine years

Life, but not as they knew it: ISS crew return to Earth transformed by Covid-19

Senate Dems to DHS: Why is border wall construction continuing amid pandemic?

Lecturers condemn Durham University’s plan to shift degrees online

Call for windfall tax on tech firms to help UK newspapers survive

South Korean businessman convicted of rape gets suspended sentence

Prince William pays tribute to 99-year-old war vet raising millions for NHS

Israel’s first coronavirus victim survived Holocaust hiding in cellars

Coronavirus in brief: Banks could snatch your stimulus check, plus more you need to know

Illinois business owners bleeding money during the coronavirus shutdown gear up for a fight with insurers who’ve denied their claims

With the loss of coffeehouse lattes and school lunches, dairy farmers face tough choices. Corn and soybeans are also hurting in an economy battered by coronavirus.

New saliva test for COVID-19 could be easier on patients, safer for health care providers

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker shuts down schools for rest of academic year as state reports new single-day high in coronavirus cases

Trump breaks with his own guidelines to back conservative anti-quarantine protesters

London Mayor ‘concerned’ over Met’s clap for carers

Connecticut man broke into restaurant, spent days eating, downing booze: cops

New Haven police: Man spends four days eating, drinking in restaurant closed because of the coronavirus

Matterhorn in Swiss Alps lit up with American flag, messages of hope during coronavirus crisis

Democratic super PAC launches $15 million ad blitz slamming Trump on China and coronavirus

Tracking Illinois coronavirus: 1,134 deaths, 27,575 confirmed cases, 130,163 tests

Cops in Thailand close road so 50-strong elephant herd can safely cross

Tesla Cybertruck is in the crosshairs of many but Elon Musk isn’t worried

Matt Gaetz’s real estate deal