Coronavirus Live Blog 5.19.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 5.18 can be found here


CDC to start monitoring blood donations for antibodies to get a better idea of infection rates

Steroids — But Not Anti-TNF — Tied to Severe COVID-19 in IBD Patients — Large registry study supports recommendations to taper steroids when possible

Right Heart Problems Spell Trouble for COVID-19 Patients — Portable echocardiography may help identify patients at highest risk

COVID-19 Sequelae Can Linger for Weeks — Even patients with mild cases describe persistent fatigue, trouble breathing, cardiac issues

Oxford vaccine appears to stop pneumonia but not infection.

This is a press release but it appears this manufactured antibody is seeing some progress

T cells found in some people may play a role in fighting covid

BAT says potential COVID-19 vaccine using tobacco leaves ready for human trials

EU to fast track remdisivir to be sold as covid treatment

How Many Lives Have Stay-at-Home Orders Saved?

The search for early coronavirus deaths plagued by bureaucratic delays and roadblocks 

Trump taking malaria drug to try to fend off virus, WH doctor said benefit outweighed risk. Speaker Pelosi took the opportunity to take a jab at Trump’s weight. Fox News host provokes Trump for pointing out the drug has killed people.

Can post-exposure prophylaxis for COVID-19 be considered as an outbreak response strategy in long-term care hospitals?

Person who made and managed Florida’s covid dashboard fired for refusing to manipulate data to support reopening 

GA government doctored virus case numbers to make it look like they had a downward trend to justify reopening

London care homes report possible fresh Covid-19 outbreaks Residents also testing positive more than 30 days after showing first symptoms

High meat prices could last through summer

100 people at 3 Louisiana crawfish farms diagnosed with coronavirus in first workplace cluster

Cargill beef plant in NE was closed for 2 weeks after an outbreak

47% said they would eat in a restaurant after they reopened, this is down from a similar survey in April.

Long-term changes in behaviour from Covid-19 could make gaming, e-commerce boom sustainable, experts say

Over 100 Million in China’s Northeast Face Renewed Lockdown

Updates: Santa Clara finally joins other Bay Area counties in opening retail 

53 of 58 CA counties can reopen

‘Null and void’: Baker County judge tosses out Oregon Gov. Brown’s coronavirus restrictions – Brown said she would immediately appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court to try to keep the emergency orders in effect. 

Whitmer: Retail businesses in northern Michigan can reopen

The latest reopening challenge, bathrooms.

South Korean football club apologizes for filling empty stands with ‘sex dolls’

Houston church cancels mass after priests get virus

Butte County pastor speaks out after defying orders with Mother’s Day service 

Uber driver calls virus a hoax, ends up in hospital with virus, his wife also has it and may not survive 

Health Care Aide Charged After Allegedly Refusing To Self-Isolate; Patient, 80, Dies 

Guy who torched 5G tower in UK faces prison

Graceland will reopen Thursday

Pro-pandemic business owners use lockdowns as marketing tactic

Judge issues restraining order for bar owner that threatened to open 6 bars in county with large outbreak 


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