Today is March 21, and I am DML. The stories below are catching headlines this morning.
1-The world lockdowns are here
Streets, squares and highways were deserted in large parts of the world Saturday as curfews and lockdowns multiplied in the face of a rapidly advancing virus that is severely straining many health systems.
Three American states with a combined population of 70 million are moving to restrict residents to their homes to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. California started Friday and New York and Illinois were to follow this weekend. Connecticut and Oregon were preparing to do the same.
Once-bustling outdoor plazas fell quiet in Bavaria after it became the first German state to tell people to stay home, except to go to work, buy food, visit the doctor or exercise. Police reported fewer people breaching the curfew than in previous nights. Colombia became the latest South American country to announce a lockdown, and Sri Lanka closed all expressways for a weekend curfew.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Africa rose above 1,000 Saturday, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 40 of Africa’s 54 countries now have cases.
More than 275,000 cases have been confirmed globally, including over 11,000 deaths, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University. At least 88,000 have recovered.
DML: The biggest, most overblown reaction of our lifetime. You are watching it unfold.
2- Singer Kenny Rogers is dead
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on record and on TV died Friday night, March 20, 2020. He was 81.
DML: He was under hospice care and died of natural causes, NOT the coronavirus.
3-COVID-19 Home Testing
Several domestic startups are reportedly launching the first at-home tests. The products have been greenlit by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under new expedited guidelines to help combat the virus, according to Stat, a health care industry news outlet.
One such test provider is Nurx, a San Francisco-based company best known for home testing products for sexually transmitted infections and birth control, now offers testing kits for COVID-19 through the mail for $181 after prospective customers fill out an online form with their symptoms.
DML: Miss Mary and I will talk about this tonight on the Wine & Talk, which you can only watch on TeamDML.com at 9pm. Meanwhile, you want the home test? Here is the link.. https://www.nurx.com/coronavirus-testing/
4-Updated numbers on virus in US
Early Saturday, New York had more than 8,400 confirmed coronavirus cases and nearly 50 deaths, while the entire U.S. had more than 19,600 confirmed cases and about 250 deaths.
DML: If I had to guess… by Sunday night, it will be more than 25,000 and total deaths will reach 350. Still, a very light set of numbers compared to the estimates that have been placed by media outlets. We at TeamDML pray for all Americans.
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