'Coronavirus Daily': The Economy, Keeping the Faith, and MLB Opening Day

March 26, 2020

"Coronavirus Daily" dives into the economy, keeping the faith during a pandemic, and Major League Baseball.

The biggest concern with the economy, according to experts, is that people will stay out of work for longer than four weeks. Places like Amazon, Costco, and pharmacies are thriving, even hiring new employees. Not every business is so lucky.

Experts say the economy will remain volatile until businesses have confidence in the market again.

A main question on the minds of the faithful revolves around where a higher power is in times like this. People often turn to their faith when things get tough, but due to the cut backs on large gatherings, many people can't turn to their normal routines in terms of religion.

What does it mean to turn to religion in a time of social distancing? Folks are offering online worship services and gatherings to try to fill the gaps. The crisis offers an opportunity for people to reevaluate what is important to a congregation without being able to congregate. It's mostly about connection and community.

If things were "normal," baseball fans would be flooding stadiums for opening day, which has been postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Baseball aficionados are concerned about the fate of this season of baseball, considering it provides comfort to so many people.

The MLB hopes to have "some kind of a season" when the coronavirus pandemic passes. There's no plan for what could happen at the moment. Dr. Fauci has said repeatedly that the virus creates the timeline, not us.

Other notable news stories include the following:

Elmhurst Hospital in New York has seen 13 deaths by coronavirus in 24 hours, 1010 WINS reports. Meanwhile, President Trump has reported that a Navy hospital ship is set to arrive in New York on Monday, according to WCBS 880.

KCBS reports that a UCSF doctor has launched a "COVID 19K' fundraiser in California, while KNX reports that crime rates in LA County have dropped with many adhering to social distancing guidelines.

In Detroit, a large gathering was shut down by police after many congregated at Rouge Park for an apparent party, according to WWJ. In Dallas, the county's health department has begun seeking the aid of retired nurses, KRLD reports.

Philadelphia has chosen to reduce the services of SEPTA and PATCO to help slow the spread of the virus, according to KYW. WBBM reports that coronavirus cases in the state of Illinois have surpassed 2,000.

Tune in to Coronavirus Daily to get the most up-to-date information on this growing global crisis.

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