The Covid Chronicles: April 18-19

April 18, 2020

Over the Weekend

April 18

  • Total Cases in North Texas: 4,922 (+206)
  • Total Deaths in North Texas: 133 (+10)

April 19

  • Total Cases in North Texas: 5,052 (+130)
  • Total Deaths in North Texas: 134 (+1)

I received a gift on Friday: my very own crocheted mask. It’s rounder than most models so I’ll be doing Bane impressions while I’m out in public.

“Y’all merely adopted staying home...”

Walmart requiring associates to wear face masks

Walmart will be providing the masks for employees, which will be high-quality masks, but not N95 respirators.

The world’s largest retailer is also encouraging customers to wear face coverings when shopping at their stores.

Oil Drops to 21-Year Low With Storage Filling as Demand Shrivels

While it’s tempting to cheer this development, there are going to be a lot of families out in West Texas hurting

This, too, shall pass

Something good is going to come out of this season. If you asked me to prove it, I couldn't. Not yet anyway. I don't have evidence. All I have is faith, this small, barely there at times, glimmer of belief. But that's more than enough for today.

Jon Acuff (@JonAcuff) April 19, 2020

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Written by Shawn Borton
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