‘God help us all! The end is near!’ Mike Huckabee reacts to a coronavirus ‘code red’ from Waffle House
The Waffle House restaurant chain, which has often been used as a proxy to judge the severity of natural disasters, just issued a “code red,” and that's a big deal to its devoted fan base. As you can see, the Georgia-based company, long known for keeping its doors open through hurricanes and tornadoes, has closed hundreds of restaurants amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Waffle House's history of serving its communities amid crises led former FEMA boss Craig Fugate to create the “Waffle House Index.
- BusinessThe Conversation
Prices are surging amid shortages and panic-buying – and we could soon be facing a public health disaster.
- PoliticsYahoo News
New Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: 59 percent of Americans say Trump's Easter timeline is 'too soon' to restart economy
A large majority of Americans disagree with President Trump that the nation’s battle against the coronavirus is winding down and that normal economic activity should resume sooner rather than later, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.
- WorldYahoo Finance UK
Germany's coronavirus fatality rate is dramatically lower than Italy and Spain.
- EntertainmentConde Nast Traveler
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- EntertainmentTotal Film Magazine
Viewers are turning to movies for a distraction but instead finding global pandemic predictions
The analysis, using data from governments, hospitals and other sources, predicts that the number of U.S. deaths could vary widely, ranging from as low as around 38,000 to as high as around 162,000. The variance is due in part to disparate rates of the spread of the virus in different regions, which experts are still struggling to explain, said Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, who led the study. The duration of the virus means there may be a need for social distancing measures for longer than initially expected, although the country may eventually be able relax restrictions if it can more effectively test and quarantine the sick, Murray said.