Coronavirus Live Blog 5.23.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 5.22 can be found here


6 feet away isn’t enough. Covid-19 risk involves other dimensions, too. – Distance, time, activity, environment: 4 ways to think about Covid-19 risk as states reopen.

35% of those infected are asymptomatic

The Remdesivir Study Is Finally Out: Drug Only Helped Those On Oxygen, Finds Mortality Too High For Standalone Treatment

VA gave hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 to 1,300 veterans

Hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine linked to increased risk of death in hospitalized coronavirus patients, study finds

Wisconsin Woman Who Took Hydroxychloroquine for Nearly 2 Decades Contracts Coronavirus: ‘How Can I Be Sick?’ 

Huge Study Throws Cold Water on Antimalarials for COVID-19 — No support for continued use seen in analysis of 15,000 patients who got controversial drugs

The Hill interview: Fauci on why a vaccine by end of year is ‘aspirational’ 

Study estimates 24 states still have uncontrolled coronavirus spread 

Los Angeles, Chicago, DC considered current hot spots

Minnesota health officials call for caution after news of Twin Cities ICU beds filling up Hospitals were diverting patients, even sending young adults to Children’s Minnesota, amid ICU bed pressures and COVID-19.

Virus hits hard in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood

Montgomery running out of ICU beds as coronavirus cases double in May 

Aerobics dance classes facilitated an outbreak in S. Korea

Dentist offices institute PPE fees to combat re-opening costs The high cost and short supply of PPE are several factors potentially contributing to new dentist surcharges.

Pandemic moves to rural communities; 40 people in Alpena, SD sick at a Jack Links meat plant

Exclusive: A quarter of Americans are hesitant about a coronavirus vaccine – Reuters/Ipsos poll 

Brazil now has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world after US 

Cuomo, de Blasio blame ignorance, but not themselves, in wake of damning report 

SF summer camps to reopen June 15 under new health guidelines

‘Human parking spots’ descend on SF’s Dolores Park to keep people apart

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

In person graduation exposed entire graduating class

Church that refused to shut down vandalized then burned to ground

Report: IBM layoffs hit North Carolina, other states. ‘Thousands’ of workers likely affected.

NMHC: Rent Payment Tracker Finds 90.8 Percent Paid Rent as of May 20th

Trump slams governors, demands they open houses of worship ‘right now’

Behind Trump’s demand to reopen churches: Slipping poll numbers and alarm inside his campaign – Trump was counting on widening support from white religious voters this fall. The pandemic is sending his numbers the other way.

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