Coronavirus Live Blog 5.10.2020

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Heads of US CDC and FDA both in quarantine after contact with infected people at the White House

Anthony Fauci to begin ‘modified quarantine

Ivanka Trump’s personal assistant latest to test positive for coronavirus

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization For 1st Coronavirus Antigen Test The agency announced approval for the diagnostic method on Saturday. Cheaper and easier to administer than genetic tests for the virus, it could potentially expand to daily testing of millions.

Sperm containing coronavirus raises possibility of sexually transmitted Covid-19, Chinese study shows

Expanded study considers virus may have been in humans a month earlier than previously thought.

Trio of antiviral drugs cut virus duration in half in patients with mild to moderate covid

Vitamin D deficiency may play a role in who gets really sick or dies of covid

WA state malaria drug study can’t find enough volunteers

If 80% of Americans Wore Masks, COVID-19 Infections Would Plummet, New Study 

New sensors: The US Army is asking technology companies to develop wearable sensors to detect early symptoms of coronavirus. Where ever the sensor is worn on the body, it will provide indicators of a fever, respiratory difficulties, “molecular biomarkers” of exposure to the virus and even the presence of antibodies against it.

Fearing covid-19, older people alter their living wills

NHK has a documentary on how the Diamond Princess infections happened COVID-19: Battle on the Cruise Ship

11 cases of local transmission in Jilin China

Panama coronavirus cases rise to 8,282, deaths reach 237

Bowing to pressure, Tokyo releases COVID-19 testing and infection data dating back to January 

Mexico’s health authorities announced more than 1,900 new cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total number to 31,522 as of late Friday. Additionally, 199 new virus related deaths were reported, bringing the current death toll to 3,160 Friday evening.

New York’s state of emergency extended to June 7

72 get covid from attending reopen protest in WI

Retail and restaurant workers explain what is actually going on related to safety in the workplace

UFC fighter and crew test positive for covid

‘We are 500% busier’: Nurseries overwhelmed as everyone starts quarantine gardens

Court halts ban on mass gatherings at Kentucky churches – Two other federal judges had previously ruled the Kentucky governor’s temporary ban on mass gatherings constitutional.

Pasadena warns against Mother’s Day gatherings after COVID-19 patient infects at least 4 others at birthday party

A dozen new COVID-19 cases confirmed in outbreak at Bornstein Seafoods’ two Oregon processing plants

4 reasons state plans to open up may backfire — and soon – States are opening up their economies. Scientists fear this isn’t going to end well

The current hunger crisis in the US, in photos – Food banks across the country have seen a staggering uptick in need since the onset of the pandemic

Empty parking lots, deserted food courts and shuttered play areas: Malls across America resemble ghost towns as they reopen to a virus weary public reeling from historic job losses

‘Europe needs a break’: EU plots to restart travel and tourism despite COVID

Carnival cruise bookings spike after August cruise announcement

Deluge of medical cargo cripples Shanghai Pudong airport – Lengthy inspection delays cause shipments to miss flights, forcing consolidators to look for alternate routes

Woman body-slammed by off-duty cop in Alabama Walmart grew disorderly after associate asked she wear a mask, police say

Google tells employees they can’t expense food or other perks when working from home


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