Coronavirus Live Blog 5.22.2020

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 5.21 can be found here


A useful list of how to calculate risk related to various activities and covid

Details on the Kawasaki syndrome seen in younger covid cases. There is a notable increase in pediatric cases of this, they found that some were negative for covid but had antibodies against it present.

The risk of severe covid-19 is not uniform

Why do some COVID-19 patients infect many others, whereas most don’t spread the virus at all?

U.S. FDA names 27 coronavirus antibody tests no longer ok to be sold

Universal SARS-CoV-2 Testing Is the Answer to Social Distancing

More debate on asthma or inhaled steroids as covid risks

A Man Drank a Bottle of Rubbing Alcohol for COVID-19 — This is what happened to his brain

24 Asymptomatic Workers At Twin Cities Long-Term Care Facility Test Positive For COVID-19 

U.S. secures 300 million doses of potential AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Adjusted for outside factors, nursing homes that care for non-white patients have had higher levels of covid infection.

Doctors in Italy did contrast ultrasound on some patients lungs. They found that the lung damage of the covid patients they scanned were significantly different from pneumonia.

Belarus government remains in denial about virus

Pakistan terror camps hit by coronavirus, Kashmiri trainees may die of Covid-19: DGP

Sweden’s Covid-19 Experiment Looks Even Worse as Death Rate Rises, Neighbors Contemplate Cordon

Spike in El Paso COVID-19 cases attributed to Mother’s Day weekend

1,200 California pastors agree to reopen May 31 in defiance of state order

Retailers trying to get customers to wear masks mirrors efforts to make them not bring guns into stores. 

Visitor to Michigan Blocked from Boarding Plane to Go Home After Testing Positive for Coronavirus Local health officials contacted airport staff to inform them about the passenger

MI; Judge affirms Whitmer’s authority to extend COVID-19 emergency; Legislature to appeal 

COVID-19 outbreaks have been confirmed at these 10 Colorado grocery stores

Why are liberals more afraid of the coronavirus than conservatives? – Covid-19 and the complex politics of fear.

Koch Bros political group behind series of “reopen” ads

‘Hundreds of millions’ in bogus jobless benefits paid out

Doctors’ new coronavirus threat: Patients who refuse to wear masks – Health care workers don’t want to fight the mask culture war, but they’re being forced to.

Guy refuses to wear mask in Costco, gets thrown out

Health officials shut down New Jersey gym that reopened in defiance of governor’s order

Reopening reality check: Georgia’s jobs aren’t flooding back – A month after easing lockdown restrictions, the state is still seeing a steady stream of unemployment claims, economic data shows.

Most of the Bay Area meets quantifiable state criteria to reopen restaurants, shopping malls 

New retail rules. Don’t touch, get it and leave. Stores are setting up to avoid people lingering or touching merchandise.

President Trump said Thursday the United States would not shut down in the case of a second coronavirus wave. “People say that’s a very distinct possibility. It’s standard. And we’re going to put out the fires. We’re not going to close the country. We’re going to put out the fires,” Trump told reporters during a tour of a Ford manufacturing plant in Ypsilanti, Mich., when asked if he was concerned about a second wave of COVID-19.

Here’s where your state falls on the scale of most to least reopened

Mastercard to allow staff to work from home until virus fears subside

Facebook is planning to let some employees work from home permanently.

570 people test positive for COVID-19 at Wilkesboro Tyson plant

Capitalism vs. Safety, Health: An Old Story Again

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