Coronavirus Live Blog 5.15.2020

This is an ongoing update of headlines and information related to the coronavirus outbreak. Newest information at the top. If you have a question or want to discuss this issue in depth, we have been discussing this issue in our chat system. Information is updated throughout the day with a large update every morning US time.

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Yesterday’s headlines from 5.14 can be found here


Why we were not ready for the coronavirus

Two Seattle area people were sick in December and later tested positive for antibodies.

25% of virus deaths had diabetes

A doctor on how to make Covid-19 decisions when so much is unknown – The pandemic forces all of us to weigh risks and benefits in the face of uncertainty.

This explains why someone can get a false positive on an antibody test 

US testing has improved

Bright says his warnings on supply shortages were ignored

Trump administration to expand strategic stockpile for pandemic needs – Retooling the Strategic National Stockpile toward pandemic needs could be an important step if a second wave of infections emerges this fall.

House party leads to outbreak in MN

Some Bay Area communities relax rules, Santa Clara remains at highest lockdown.

17 CA counties move to stage 2 

CA has flattened the covid19 growth rate, but not made major sustained reduction in numbers: “The 2 big reasons why California struggles to control coronavirus

The US has 50 state strategies rather than a national strategy

At least 15 states and five European countries are investigating cases related to the rare syndrome in children

California $1B mask order faces new doubt after federal regulators call product ‘not acceptable’ 

Tokyo mortality data didn’t find excess deaths

MI cancels legislative session over reopen protesters

US: Coronavirus likely forced 27 million off their health insurance

‘Everyone’s on top of you, sneezing and coughing’: life inside Ireland’s meat plants Workers share Covid-19 fears over lack of social distancing, crowded accommodation and being forced to buy their own PPE

US: Job losses have now hit 40% of low-income homes

“Corruption and the Pandemic Bailout

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club set to reopen with Jacuzzi social distancing

Trump goes without mask on trip to Pennsylvania PPE factory

Trump says testing may be ‘frankly overrated’ 




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