Note: This thread is related to #Coronavirus #COVID19

Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection:

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

Khanoisseur 🐶🤦🏻‍♂️🌎+ Your Authors @Khanoisseur Nonpartisan fact-checks + “frustratingly accurate” analysis of news (+🐶 pics). *Turn notifications on* Stuff @Google @Twitter @Facebook @Tesla @Audi Jul. 23, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Illinois coronavirus cases are up 250% since restaurants and bars reopened. “The best doctors in our state, who are some of the best in the nation and the world, tell me that a gradually rising positivity rate is exactly when the exponential factors can take over,” Pritzker said.

Illinois reported more COVID-19 deaths yesterday than New Zealand reported since January. But NZ too could fail like Australia. Nations have to figure out how to shut down bars and restaurants while keeping people in these industries paid/retrained until a vaccine emerges.

With 30,000-50,000 workers getting infected every day/forced into quarantine/unemployment as COVID-19 cases surge in the US, unemployment rate will continue to rise, and businesses will shutter or their losses will mount if they can’t find replacement workers quickly.

1.4 million workers filed for unemployment insurance last week, per Labor Department = 200,000 per day. What percent of these are due to Covid-19 infections forcing workers into quarantine/unemployment vs businesses shuttering, because of lack of customers and sick workers?

You can follow @Khanoisseur.


Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Since you’re here...

... we’re asking visitors like you to make a contribution to support this independent project. In these uncertain times, access to information is vital. Threader gets 1,000,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Your financial support will help two developers to keep working on this app. Everyone’s contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support Threader by becoming premium or by donating on PayPal. Thank you.

Follow Threader