Today’s coronavirus update: New ‘fizzing’ symptom reported, even great apes are on lockdown
Coronavirus patients are reporting experiencing a strange buzzing sensation throughout their bodies — and doctors say it may be one of the last sensations they feel as their bodies successfully fight off the contagion.
People stricken with the deadly bug flocked to social media to discuss the unnerving feeling, with one describing it as “an electric feeling on my skin.”
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Here’s what else we learned today:
Crisis in New York and worldwide:
- More than 100,000 people across the globe — including 5,000 in New York City — have died of the coronavirus. At least 639 more Big Apple residents were killed by the virus in a single day.
- Mayor Bill de Blasio admitted for the first time that coronavirus victims are among the dead already buried at the potter’s field on Hart Island.
- Any type of smoke inhalation — even occasional weed use — is a coronavirus risk, experts warn.
- Issuing certificates of coronavirus immunity for Americans has been discussed during White House meetings. The idea that people should carry papers to prove they have tested positive for antibodies might “have some merit,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
- New York City’s struggling food pantries will get another $25 million in emergency aid to help ease unprecedented demands from the coronavirus pandemic.
- President Trump is looking forward to a “really big bounce” in the economy. “This week, in only four days, we had the biggest Stock Market increase since 1974,” he said. “We have a great chance for the really big bounce when the Invisible Enemy is gone!”
- The federal Transportation Department released $1 billion in emergency funding for the US passenger railroad Amtrak, which has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
In other news…
- Things got hairy for a couple in quarantine when a woman cut her partner’s locks — and completely bungled the job.
- Even great apes have been placed on lockdown, with conservationists fearing that humans’ cousins might also be vulnerable to coronavirus.
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