Total Confirmed: 181,994
Total Deaths: 7,146
Total Recovered: 78,998
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NASDAQ: 6,904.59 −970.28 (12.32%)
Looking back at last Friday. It seems so long ago but it was really only three days ago. I was out taking a certification exam and dined at a local restaurant for lunch. Things were quiet, but not overly so. I kind of saw things coming, so I stopped off at Fortress Comics and purchased a few board games.
Things had just started getting out at that point. The first infections in Michigan were reported. And one, only miles away, in East Lansing. A woman who caught it on a cruise ship, according to the news.
The cruise ships were insane! The World Health Organization released data on how many infections and fatalities by country and listed the cruise ships as well. Among the countries.
I get the feeling that the people in the federal government with smarts are trying to walk a tight rope of keeping people safe vs. not infringing on each state writes to govern itself. As such, at this stage, the federal government is only making mandates if they are absolutely necessary. It’s not worth the noise the states will make otherwise.
So, as of this morning in Michigan, they had limited gatherings to more than 50 people.
Todays Interesting News
- Misleading Title: Spread is slowing down in Italy. Today +13% cases, the lowest ever.
- The U.S Pres.: “It’s important for the young and healthy people to understand that while they may experience mild symptoms, they can easily spread this virus and they will spread it indeed, putting countless others in harms way.”