COVID-19 | Why are US farmers dumping products amid a coronavirus food crisis?

The USA registered almost 2,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Wednesday. That’s the highest daily figure for any country since the start of the pandemic, bringing the total to almost 15,000, that’s higher than Spain.
With unemployment soaring, millions are struggling to put food on the table.
But in rural America, produce is going to waste, as Caleb Maupin reports.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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