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Articles from the April 6, 2020 edition

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  • 3M Exports Entire Production of N-95 Face Masks Overseas, reports Fox News

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 6, 2020

    3M corporation exports its entire production of N-95 Face masks, which are manufactured in the USA, overseas, reports FoxNews. This in the middle of an international pandemic, when countless healthcare providers have publicly pleaded for masks and other personal protective equipment. Many of them end up sick with Covid19. CEO Mike Roman responded that the masks are sold to the highest bidders: Agents representing foreign buyers. "This is the standard practice in our industry," he said....

  • 56 Covid-19 Cases Reported in Santa Monica, an Infection Rate of 59.96 per 100,000 residents

    Janet McLaughlin, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 6, 2020

    4/2/2020: Kathryn Barger, Chair, LA. Co. Board of Supervisors: Higher numbers in some areas are due to access to testing in affluent areas. Now we are getting tests into all areas, who may not have had access prior. Dr. Barbara Ferrer: But if you are severely ill and go to the hospital, you will be tested, no matter where you are from. In some of our communities, people travel a lot. They came back from Europe and infected others in their community, so it's not just because they tested at a...

  • No Joke: School's Out for Summer Coronavirus Updates

    Janet McLaughlin, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 6, 2020

    Today is April 1, school is out for the rest of the year, and that's not an April fools day joke. Gov. Gavin Newsom gave his daily update at today's press conference. 8,155 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in CA. 1,855 people are hospitalized; the number has tripled in six days. Total deaths in California now stand at 774, a 16.4 per cent increase. That's quadrupled in six days. "The surge is coming," Newsom warned, adding that 27,000 hospital beds needed by mid-May. "California is prepa...

  • CBS News Closes its New York HQ "as a precaution," after 2 employees test positive for Covid-19

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 6, 2020

    CBS News has announced through their website,, that they have closed their New York City headquarters after 2 employees tested positive for Coronavirus. "Our temporary headquarters is now our Los Angeles facility," said Elaine Quihano, a newscaster on the network. The NYC closures were announced on March 11. But on March 28th the Network said it would temporarily be broadcasting from LA, not New York. This from

  • Life As We Know It Ends, City of Santa Monica Continues to Give Parking Tickets

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 6, 2020

    If an asteroid were about to strike Earth, the City of Santa Monica would continue to give out parking citations. The beaches are closed, the parks are closed (except Reed Park, which has 50 or so homeless people living in it). Shops are closed, restaurants can only do take out if they practice social distancing. Stores like Wasteland, Sur Le Table and Pottery Barn are all boarded up. But our intrepid photographer risked his life and a parking ticket, to take the photo which is also posted on...