HEADLINES: • Supreme Court dismisses anticipated New York gun rights case • Global coronavirus cases pass three million • Washington mental hospital staff call virus testing unsafe..
Science News Magazine: Some patients who survive COVID-19 may suffer lasting lung damage..
In some patients, lung abnormalities will harden into layers of scar tissue that stiffens the lungs, making it hard to get enough oxygen.
AP: Washington mental hospital staff call virus testing unsafe..
Staffers tell The Associated Press that they were exposed to the coronavirus at a troubled psychiatric hospital in Washington state and sent for testing that posed more risks. They say it's the latest way officials have failed to protect workers and patients.
Washington Post: New Zealanders emerge from coronavirus lockdown — craving fast food..
After 33 days without swimming or surfing, their favorite “flat white” coffees or fish and chips, New Zealanders emerged from strict lockdown on Tuesday.
New York Daily: N.Y. farmers cheer Cuomo plan to send excess milk to food banks..
Gov. Cuomo's 'Nourish New York' initiative is connecting food banks with New York farmers being forced to dump excess products that can't be delivered.
“Just a total waste to me,” he said. New York Farm Bureau applauded the measure as much-needed.
MarketWatch: After repeated setbacks, President Donald Trump on Monday insisted the U.S. would dramatically expand testing for the coronavirus in May.
Reuters: Global coronavirus cases pass three million as lockdowns begin to ease..
Global confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 3 million on Monday, as the United States neared 1 million cases, according to a Reuters tally.
VOA News: Wuhan Residents Skeptical of Claim City Has Zero Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients..
Chinese officials said there are no coronavirus patients in hospitals across Hubei province, whose capital, Wuhan, was the epicenter of the global pandemic. Many residents and netizens from elsewhere, however, remain skeptical of the government’s claim about Wuhan.
Washington Post: Federal Reserve expands emergency coronavirus aid program to more cities and counties.
The Federal Reserve said Monday it plans to purchase short-term debt from a wider array of cash-strapped cities and counties, responding to concerns that some large U.S. municipalities including Baltimore and Detroit might have struggled to take advantage of its new $500 billion fund.
Reuters: Ohio governor says the state will allow non-essential surgeries starting May 1 and reopen consumer retail and services on May 12.
Daily Mail: Chinese President Xi orders Beijing's coronavirus expert team to leave Hubei after all of its patients recovered
VOA: COVID-19's Huge Greenhouse Gas Cut Won’t Last, Experts Say..
From Boston to Washington, DC, levels of nitrogen dioxide, one form of air pollution, are down by roughly 30% compared with the previous five years, according to NASA satellite data.
Washington Post: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Monday that Congress might need to consider offering guaranteed income to some Americans to help the country recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bloomberg: Electricity use in the EU rose for the first time in eight weeks, indicating economic activity may be starting to increase
New York Daily: NYC’s coronavirus death toll nears 17,000, city says..
NYC’s death toll has risen to 16,936, with 156,100 confirmed cases and 40,050 people hospitalized.
NBC News: President Trump suggested Monday that the federal government should not be responsible for bailing out states and cities that are struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Daily Beast: Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has agreed to pay for his former campaign staffers’ health care until November, following several lawsuits filed by laid-off employees.
Washington Post: Supreme Court dismisses anticipated New York gun rights case because the law in question has been rescinded.
CNBC: Goldman issues warning about the stock market comeback because of its reliance on just a few stocks.
Bloomberg: Adidas forecasts a loss in the second quarter as revenue slumps..
Digital Trends: Apple to delay 2020 iPhone production due to decreased demand..