Coronavirus Live Blog 5.16.2020

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 5.15 can be found here


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Work begins on a two month “antibody shield” that would give people temporary resistance to the virus.

Antigen testing is the technology that will resolve current testing challenges

India’s coronavirus infections surpass China’s

U.S. to stockpile vaccine candidates as trials continue: health secretary

Trump says administration is ‘looking at’ making coronavirus vaccine free 

Trump says he’s mobilizing military to distribute potential coronavirus vaccine

Drug promoted by Trump as coronavirus ‘game changer’ increasingly linked to deaths

South of Modesto Hwy-99 Central Valley: “Coronavirus updates: California town declares itself a ‘sanctuary city’ for all businesses

Kingston barber tests positive for COVID-19 after cutting hair in violation of NY order 

Sailors who had returned to pandemic-stricken aircraft carrier retest positive for coronavirus

Italy’s Lombardy region to reopen restaurants and shops on Monday

States are letting stay-at-home orders expire, regardless of virus metrics

Retail stores having challenges getting customers to wear masks even in cities where it is by law.

Grocery store manager tells what it is like dealing with an uninformed and sometimes angry public

U.S. employers wary of coronavirus ‘immunity’ tests as they move to reopen

Health insurers are trying to get rid of a blanket mandate that they pay for coronavirus antibody tests, saying some are too flawed to produce useful results.

JC Penney files for bankruptcy, more US retailers expected to follow

Medical journal The Lancet calls for Trump’s ouster over pandemic response failure

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