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The Reopening

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Chris Britt)

In other news, oil futures turned negative and closed down by negative $37.63 this afternoon, far below any previous record low. Oil has literally never traded negative before today.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has ruled that serious crimes such as murder require a unanimous jury verdict to convict. This case was brought by a Louisiana man convicted of murder by a split jury.

Finally, a lot more American are apparently poisoning themselves because they don't know how to use cleaner in their own homes.

U.S. poison centers received 45,550 exposure calls related to cleaners and disinfectants from January through March, a 20.4% increase from a year ago and a 16.4% increase from the same three months in 2018, according to a new CDC report published Monday, using data from the National Poison Data System.

Although the NPDS data does not provide information showing a link between exposures and the cleaning efforts due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 761,900 people across the United States, there appears to be a “clear temporal association with increased use of these products,” U.S. health officials wrote in their findings.