Test delays stoke anger… Trump blames Obama… Airlines could lose up to $113 billion

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

Empty stores, quarantined firefighters: Washington city at virus epicenter reels as death toll rises…

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Test delays stoke anger…

Washington state officials urged patience on Wednesday as medical staff reported fear and anger among people told they could not be tested for the coronavirus due to limited capacity in a state facing the United States’ deadliest outbreak.

Clinics in the Seattle area reported an increase in patients seeking tests as Washington reported 39 cases of coronavirus and 10 deaths.
Trump blames Obama…

President vaguely attacks Obama administration ‘decision’ amid slow rollout of testing for virus

Airlines could lose up to $113 billion…

  • The $113 billion estimate is for a scenario with a broader spreading of the disease.
  • This fall would translate to 11%-19% of worldwide passenger revenue loss.

Medical screener at LAX infected…

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