Coronavirus Live Blog 5.20.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 5.18 can be found here


Johns Hopkins covid19 webpage
Total Confirmed 4,867,515 May 19
Confirmed Cases by Country/Region/Sovereignty
1,519,986 US
299,941 Russia
262,545 Brazil
250,121 United Kingdom
232,037 Spain
226,699 Italy

Virus risk factors show who is likely to land in the hospital

Coronavirus took several paths to Oregon, OHSU researchers say

Some have tested positive for COVID-19 after recovering. What does that mean? – There is no conclusive evidence that people can become reinfected with COVID-19. But researchers are following thousands of patients to be sure. Link to study

Doctors finding strange virus cases that don’t follow the so far known medical presentation

Brazilian doctors medevac indigenous COVID-19 cases to Amazon city

Study projects US COVID-19 deaths to triple by end of year  Link to study

Politics could dictate who gets a coronavirus vaccine – Deciding which groups come next is fraught with ethical dilemmas and ripe for political power plays

Does building air conditioning facilitate virus transmission, it depends on the system.

Ford to require Trump to wear mask during plant visit

Trump dismisses hydroxychloroquine study that undermines him as a “Trump enemy statement” – Trump is now suggesting his own government is part of a conspiracy to demean his favorite unproven drug. Really.”

Pence says he’s not taking hydroxychloroquine

KS congressman claims entire family is taking malaria drug to ward off virus 

How Russia’s Coronavirus Crisis Got So Bad – Mistrust, a disorganized response and a president who thought his spring would be a coronation. What could possibly go wrong?

Ohio lifts stay at home restrictions

Oregon Supreme Court halts order nixing virus restrictions

Two churches reclose after faith leaders and congregants get coronavirus

Gym in WA state that opened against state orders fined by state, faces lawsuit from state.

ISDS (Investor-state dispute settlement) lawsuits from megacorps: “Exclusive: Countries To Face a ‘Wave’ of Corporate Lawsuits Challenging Emergency COVID-19 Measures

Recipients of PPP loans face big decision on Monday

‘Way Too Late’: Inside Amazon’s Biggest Outbreak A warehouse in the foothills of the Poconos has had more known Covid-19 cases than any of Amazon’s others after missing early opportunities to protect workers.



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