Associated Press Update 04.09.2020
Happening Now
With a startling 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefitslast week, the U.S. has reached a grim landmark: Roughly one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in the past three weeks. A report sayshalf a billion people worldwide could be pushed into poverty from the pandemic.
In the course of a single, 24-hour span, New Yorkers of all stripes — a doctor, an actor, a bodega owner and others — negotiate life in a city utterly transformed by a virus.
Britons are bracing for several more weeks in lockdown as Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains stable in a London hospital after three nights in intensive care.

International health officials are warning that the Nicaraguan government’s weekslong refusal to take measures to control the spread of the new coronavirus is heightening the risk of an epidemic in Central America.
President Donald Trump is turning to a familiar political strategy as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic: He’s out to deflect, deny and direct blame elsewhere.
Finding toilet paper in a global pandemic is a struggle.That’s because it’s part of a very tight supply chain.

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