WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.Challenges with testing and logistics, clashes between federal and state officials and even hospitals’ fears of being stigmatized as a source of infection — all cost valuable time in detecting the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S., reports NPR’s Lauren Sommer.
The federal government has re-started the Paycheck Protection Program, which gives loans to small businesses. Lawmakers required some of the money to go community banks this time around.
Also, the CDC recognizes new symptoms of the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Italy will start reopening the country next week. The country has suffered high death rates, second only to the U.S., and it was the first western nation to lock down.
Plus, one of the top-grossing movie theaters in the country this past week was the Ocala Drive-In in Ocala, Florida.
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This episode was recorded and published as part of this podcast’s former ‘Coronavirus Daily’ format.