Coronavirus Live Blog 5.12.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 5.11 can be found here


MN covid testing booth

Hydroxychloroquine shows no benefit against coronavirus in N.Y. study – There was also no noticeable advantage for patients that took the drug paired with azithromycin, according to hotly anticipated research

Researchers try to solve the mystery of COVID-19 ‘storm of blood clots’ 

Men may be more at risk for covid due to higher ACE2 levels in their system vs. women

Ohio first probable covid case January 7th

Why it can be so hard to tell if you have Covid-19 – Symptoms of the novel coronavirus can vary a lot, if an infected person experiences them at all

Study Offers Details of U.S. Children Severely Sickened by Coronavirus

New Chinese Covid-19 cases raise fears of fresh wave of infections as disease returns to Wuhan. Shulan city in country’s northeast goes into ‘wartime mode’ after a spike in cases, while the capital of Hubei province records six cases in a residential community Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first identified, says it has sacked an official for mishandling disease controls

UK finds men in “low skilled” jobs have highest virus death rate

Researchers rank 48 species on susceptibility to virus

Omaha-area hospitals treating more COVID-19 patients on ventilators

Rite Aid will now offer free coronavirus testing at these 14 NJ locations

Omaha opens mass antibody testing site

California coronavirus pandemic appears to have stabilized — but worst may be yet to come

Germany surge sounds coronavirus alarm as world takes steps to reopen

Japan has less than half of the hospital beds needed at peak

In France’s race for virus masks, old people lost out

Trump’s latest effort to gaslight America is falling apart

Trump storms out of press conference amid refusal to answer questions

White House Requires Officials to Wear Masks, but Not Trump

Trump visit to Pennsylvania factory that produces PPE materials was scuttled after plant officials expressed concerns about health risks

Iowa governor to follow ‘modified quarantine’ after Pence aide’s positive test

Analysis: We Knew The Coronavirus Was Coming, Yet We Failed 5 Critical Tests

More than half of Maine Tyson workers test positive

Cases are climbing in the Washington, D.C., region

A Coronavirus Mystery Explained: Moscow Has 1,700 Extra Deaths

Coronavirus cases expanding in states preparing to reopen

Governor Suspends Castle Rock Restaurant’s License After Mother’s Day Opening Goes Viral 

Clubbing after coronavirus: body suit that lets you dance, drink and even vape in safety

Target security guard left with broken arm after trying to escort 2 people out for refusing to wear a mask

L.A. County beaches to reopen for active-use only starting Wednesday; masks to be required: Officials

Exclusive Poll: Many not ready to return to restaurants, gyms during COVID-19 pandemic

We have rights given to us by God’: Calif. rodeo draws thousands

Maine church declares themselves “spiritual necessity”, ignores public health rules

Germany: Politicians worry about radicalization at anti-lockdown protests – After a weekend of demonstrations across Germany, lawmakers worry that they are being used to spread far-right and anti-vaccine ideologies. Attacks on journalists and police have also been on the rise.

Elon Musk on reopening Tesla factory: ‘If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me

4 aftershocks of the coronavirus pandemic that will be felt for years – We are only beginning to understand the direct, and indirect, consequences of Covid-19

Driving During COVID-19 [Trends & Savings]

Four High Frequency Indicators for the Eventual Recovery

Japan; Businesses and schools are reopening in some areas

One guy club hopping in Seoul has now infected 86

As U.S. meat workers fall sick and supplies dwindle, exports to China soar

No Fans at Games: “MLB owners approve plan to start season in July

Sure, why not, open a waterpark at the peak of an outbreak

Apple to reopen stores in US starting next week



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