Coronavirus Live Blog 5.17.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 5.16 can be found here



What is viral load and why it matters related to getting infected or how sick you might get.

What’s in a cough? 20,000 viruses

Rapid antigen tests that are accurate is what will overcome the laboratory bottleneck

Work to make a 2 month antibody shield approved by FDA

Coronavirus: eight Covid-19 vaccine candidates are in clinical trial, WHO says Another 110 vaccine candidates are in various stages of development, as governments around the world scramble to contain the virus

FDA approves at-home nasal swab test kit for COVID-19

White house task force sent WA state qtips instead of nasal swabs 

Orlando FL: “AdventHealth says 25,000 of its COVID-19 test results unreliable
*this involves a 3rd party lab but doesn’t say what one

FDA halts Bill Gates coronavirus testing program 

California coronavirus cases top 75,000, and nearly half are in L.A. County 

Mexico registers 47,144 cases of coronavirus and 5,045 deaths

Brazil tops Spain and Italy in total infections

Aftermath of outbreak in Spain shows a small percentage of the population have immunity

Coronavirus latest: 15,000 dead in Brazil as it tops Spain in infections 

Italy will allow tourists from June 1

How to get the pandemic under control by end of summer

SD claimed there was capability of over 3000 tests per day and anyone could get one, this is apparently not true.

The Lancet calls for Trump to be ousted from office over his pandemic antics 

Why is China resisting an independent inquiry into how the pandemic started?

WI campground pretends there isn’t a pandemic

New COVID-19 cases in New York coming from people leaving home, Cuomo says

New York’s safety-net hospitals were the front lines of the coronavirus. Now they’re facing ruin.

Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California. – California’s governor and San Francisco’s mayor worked together to act early in confronting the COVID threat. For Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, it was a different story, and 27,000 New Yorkers have died so far.

Class of 2020 set to join worst job market in history

Legal challenges to stay-at-home orders gain momentum

The Industries Hit Hardest By The Unemployment Crisis





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