The ban on avocados from Mexico could be bruising, the longer it goes on
The longer the avocado ban continues, the more it affects avocado growers, distributors, retailers, restaurants and consumers in all markets. But there is a glimmer of hope that the flow of America’s favorite fruit may not be stoppered for long.washingtonpost.com
Cramer says a 'rush to open is a mistake,' keeps Cinco de Mayo reopening for his restaurant
CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday he's concerned about plans to further ease indoor dining restrictions in New York City and he won't accelerate plans to reopen his Covid-shuttered Brooklyn restaurant in May. "I just think that we don't know enough still. We don't know enough about viral load. We don't know enough about what the real number should be at a bar," Cramer added. According to the CDC, the risk of Covid transmission increases with indoor dining, especially when tables are not spaced at least 6 feet apart.cnbc.com
Things to Know: States push their own relief packages
Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help residents and business owners devastated by the the pandemic's economic fallout. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Here’s what’s happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY:— States not willing to wait for pandemic financial relief from the federal government have taken matters into their own hands. The Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion relief plan would send hundreds of billions of dollars to state and local governments. — The predominantly Latino cities of Central Falls, Rhode Island, and Chelsea, Massachusetts, have been among their states’ hardest-hit communities in the pandemic. There are fresh voucher proposals in states with already abundant subsidies for private and home schools and in states where there are none.
Cayman Islands jails US college student in coronavirus case
Cayman Islands -- The Hard Rock Caf in the Cayman Islands holds an air guitar competition for Cinco de Mayo. SAN JUAN – A U.S. college student and her boyfriend have been sentenced to four months in prison in the Cayman Islands for violating strict COVID-19 measures following a recent ruling that will be appealed, their attorney said Thursday. Skylar Mack, 18, of Georgia, and Vanjae Ramgeet, 24, of the Cayman Islands, have been in prison since Tuesday, when the ruling was issued. Under the original law, a Canadian couple found guilty of violating coronavirus measures were ordered to pay a $1,200 fine each. The Cayman Islands, a territory of nearly 62,000 people, has reported more than 300 coronavirus cases and two deaths.
Coronavirus might mean less Corona beer on Cinco de Mayo
But we’re referring to Corona beer and Cinco de Mayo. Typically, the dominant choice of beer for those celebrating Cinco de Mayo is Corona. But Corona likely will be consumed way less than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic, that is unrelated in name. In February, a report in the Denver Post said Corona was taking a public relations hit due to people fearing they would get coronavirus by drinking Corona. Cinco de Mayo has surpassed St. Patrick’s Day and the Super Bowl for beer consumption on one day, with Corona virtually holding a monopoly on advertising and sales for beer on Cinco de Mayo, according to Loop Insights.