Reed Moore Newsletter | Thursday, April 9



Thursday, April 9


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Good morning,

Today, we have stories about what Dundee’s survival during the pandemic could tell us about the future as well as the first coronavirus patient now back with her family, new unemployment claims and two hospital networks who feel equipped to handle any caseload.

Your top local stories


What to do during quarantine?


From our list of things to do during quarantine

DIY Outdoor Garden Handwashing Station

The UNL Extension Office has some great resources for building an affordable, portable hand washing station handy for community gardens or outdoor activities: Written directions to building a handwashing station. And for you visual learners, here is a Youtube How-To video showing the whole process.  Bonus: FAQs, best COVID practices for Community Gardens.

What’s happening in the United States?


Jobless claims increase by another 6 million last week

  • That increase is about 261,000 less than last week’s but is still higher than many economists expected. The national unemployment rate is expected to hit 15 percent by the end of this month.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Republicans need to “come to the table,” to ensure sweeping rather than expedient relief.
  • As people prepare to worship across the nation, Christian leaders figure out how to get the most from a socially responsible Easter service
  • Before the pandemic, Visa and Mastercard had planned to raise swipe fees on transactions this year. The changes have been in the works for months and its unclear whether the companies will roll them out.

What’s happening across the world?


In race to stockpile supplies, rich countries edge out the poor

  • As supply chains strain, poorer countries unable to meet private company prices have turned to UNICEF for help procuring masks and medical equipment.
  • “There is a war going on behind the scenes, and we’re most worried about poorer countries losing out.”

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