Coronavirus Live Blog 5.13.2020

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Giliad has made contracts with generic drug makers in India and Pakistan to make more remdisivir.

Wuhan plans city wide covid testing over 10 days

After Four Antibody Tests, I’m Still Not Sure I’ve Had Covid-19 – Rapid kits produce contradictory results and little peace of mind when it comes to immunity from the virus

US failed to ramp up medical swab production, a key component of testing

Researchers adjust results of startling Santa Clara antibody study 

America is not ready to reopen – Is America’s coronavirus crisis getting better? It depends on where you live

As States Rush to Reopen, Scientists Fear a Coronavirus Comeback Officials are under pressure to restart the economy, but many states are moving too quickly, researchers say. The costs may be measured in lost lives.

Early Precautions Draw a Life-and-Death Divide Between Flushing and Corona

Most Twitter workers will continue to work at home permanently

Tubes packed with commuters day after Boris tells people to go back to work

Guests should be screened for symptoms’: Newsom releases guidelines for restaurants 

WA state will require restaurants to keep a log of every customer’s name and address.

Broadway to be closed til fall 

A 28 year old sumo wrestler has died of covid, after outbreak at training stable

America’s meat shortage is more serious than your missing hamburgers – The meat supply chain is breaking down, but that’s only part of the story.

As Trump urges reopening, thousands getting sick on the job

L.A. County stay-at-home order will ‘with all certainty’ be extended nearly three months 

Illegal CA rodeo results in public health crackdown

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

Russia records more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in past day

400 Russian Cadets Infected With Coronavirus After Moscow V-Day Rehearsals – Proekt

Two hospital fires assumed to be caused by faulty ventilators, kills virus patients.

Putin spokesman in hospital with virus

Trump deems farmworkers ‘essential’ but doesn’t make safety rules mandatory – Millions of laborers facing coronavirus risk in fields and packinghouses lack workplace protections.

8 surprises in the Democrats $3T coronavirus relief bill

Five takeaways as Senate panel hears from Fauci, Trump health officials

Fauci’s Senate testimony debunked a number of Trump’s favorite coronavirus lies – Fauci didn’t even say Trump’s name. He didn’t have to

Get ready for a second wave of economic pain – If Congress doesn’t act, state budget crises and unemployment insurance cuts will hammer the economy.

McConnell, Cornyn working on bill to expand liability protections for businesses 


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