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Nearly one-third of NY, NJ small businesses reportedly closed in 2020

[New York Post] It has been a bad year for ma and pa. Nearly one-third of small businesses in New York and New Jersey remain closed since January amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a watchdog. In the Empire State, 27.8 percent of small businesses have not reopened their doors, while Jersey has lost 31.2 […]

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US tops 5 million Covid-19 cases, with five states making up more than 40% of tally

[CNN] The US topped 5 million cases of coronavirus early Sunday — and as experts have highlighted before, the true number of infections could be many times higher. The number means the country holds about a quarter of global cases of the virus and also tops the list with the most reported deaths in the world. Of the country’s 5,022,187 estimated cases, […]

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$21 million hospital built for coronavirus victims in New York closes without ever seeing a patient

[Kiro 7, Getty Images] NEW YORK — A temporary field hospital built for $21 million as the coronavirus outbreak threatened to overrun medical facilities in New York has closed without ever seeing a patient. Plans to transform the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal into a temporary 670-bed hospital were announced March 31, a day after the USNS Comfort hospital […]

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With restaurants closed, rat sightings are increasing across the United States

[CNN] With restaurants closed or open with limited capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic, a certain subset of those establishments’ “patrons” is struggling. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that certain areas across the country are reporting “an increase in rodent activity,” as rats search for sources of food other than restaurant dumpsters. […]

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Parts of New York can reopen as coronavirus rates fall to the level of late March

[CNN] Fauci starting ‘modified quarantine’ after exposure (CNN)Coronavirus infection and hospitalization rates in New York are down to where they were nearly two months ago, and parts of the state will be able to reopen on Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.In the past day, 488 coronavirus patients were admitted to hospitals, similar to the […]

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