Coronavirus Live Blog 5.11.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 5.10 can be found here


Pence Self-Isolating After Aide is Positive for Coronavirus 

CEOs Were Asked to Remove Masks Before Meeting With Mike Pence in Iowa

Sen. Lamar Alexander to self-quarantine after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Top Navy admiral in quarantine after coronavirus scare – Michael Gilday, who tested negative, came into contact with a family member who tested positive.

White House adviser Hassett: ‘It’s scary to go to work’ – Hassett said he practices “aggressive social distancing.”

SD governor tries to pick fight with tribes over pandemic road closures

Projections show California coronavirus cases and deaths rising more than expected

70% of inmates test positive for coronavirus at federal prison in California

Death reports show coronavirus hit San Jose’s poor, Latino neighborhoods hardest – More than a third of the county’s first 100 deaths occurred in just four ZIP codes on the city’s East Side

Germany’s infection rate rises again

Key virus model notes states where jumps in population movement may spread disease – The model now projects 137,184 U.S. deaths through early August

Doctors keep discovering new ways coronavirus attacks body

A Cardiologist, COVID-19, and His 2-Inch Brain Infarct — “When they said stroke, that blew me away

Kawasaki Disease From COVID-19 in Kids: How Common? — Warnings out on inflammatory syndrome but many questions remain

Nitric Oxide, BCG, and COVID-19’s Weakness — Clinical trials might reveal a common link 

Schumer calls on VA to explain use of unproven drug on vets – He wants to know about the bulk order for hydroxychloroquine.

Why have 14,000 people volunteered to be infected with coronavirus? They want to take part in a “human challenge trial,” an ethically controversial vaccine test that infects people with a virus does not yet have a cure.

Medical bias and limited access to health care is in part fueling some of the disproportionate death rates among African Amercian virus patients

The US was offered millions of masks in January. The Trump administration turned the offer down. – A Texas medical supply company told the federal government it could make 1.7 million N95 masks for the US per week — but no order came.

The four men responsible for America’s COVID-19 test disaster. The White House’s inability to track the disease as it spread across the nation crippled the government’s response and led to the worst disaster this country has faced in nearly a century

Lab-made antibodies could be available by end of summer, biotech company says

US Has ‘Limited’ Ability To Manufacture Coronavirus Treatments, Vaccines

A ‘very, very messy’ process: How pandemics end

Coronavirus outbreak closes German meat-packing plant – Days after Germany readied to ease coronavirus restrictions, three districts saw outbreaks that will delay reopening. After COVID-19 infections at slaughterhouses, two states will test all meat-processing workers.

The Fragility of the Global Nurse Supply Chain – The pandemic has exposed how richer countries, including the United States, rely on health-care workers from poorer ones, such as the Philippines.

Instacart’s Frantic Dash From Grocery App to Essential Service – The grocery delivery startup added 300,000 workers in eight weeks, but Covid-19 is still overtaking it in more ways than one.

Harvesters struggle to recruit foreign crews during pandemic 

Airlines, hotels to implement ‘electrostatic spraying’ vs. coronavirus – New bug-busting technologies and methods aim to reassure travelers

What travel will look like for the next year or two – Fasten your seatbelts, travelers. We are in for a rough ride.

SF doctor, returning from helping in NY, shocked by full United flight

The UK has been trying to restart soccer leagues but players keep testing positive

Olympics: “No Plan B” if Tokyo Olympics can’t start in 2021: Coates



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