Lincoln County, Nevada had only five cases of COVID-19 throughout the first seven months of the coronavirus pandemic. Zero deaths. With a population of 5,200 barely anyone in the county expected covid rates to soar beyond double digits. Then November arrived and Lincoln County held a testing positivity rate of 18.6%. Cases have since been skyrocketing, now totaling at 248.
Three days after putting the state in a virtual lock down, Governor Andrew Cuomo finally has good news to share. Hospitalization rates are slowing down.
Less than a day after downplaying the country’s need for more ventilators, President Trump enforced the Defense Production Act and ordered General Motors to make more equipment and signed the largest stimulus package in history.
The coronavirus continues to slash at the city. Its next victim is the budget.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that there will be up to $2 billion in cuts for the upcoming fiscal year.
America will soon open again – that is, depending on state governors.
At his press conference today, President Donald Trump announced an initiative called “Opening Up America Again”, granting state governors the okay to re-open their states as early as May 1st.
New York City is officially producing its own coronavirus test kits. Mayor Bill De Blasio announced in a press conference today that the city is currently working with companies to produce 50,000 3D printed swabs per week.
The subculture of barbershop singing started out as a booming fraternity, but its numbers have dwindled over time. I take a look into "The Big Apple Chorus", an NYC barbershop chorus, and learn how it evolved from singing Cole Porter, to Top 40 Hits, to survive in a pandemic.