Coronavirus Live Blog 5.26.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 5.25 can be found here


There is a partially completed SARS vaccine, it was never tested in humans because the people writing the funding checks lost interest.

Fear of COVID Leads Other Patients to Decline Critical Treatment

“Warnings of overrun hospitals put nursing homes at risk, health official says – “There needs to be some accountability for all of these people that were making these fantastic estimates,” Mark Parkinson said.” 

Wealthiest Hospitals Got Billions in Bailout for Struggling Health Providers Twenty large chains received more than $5 billion in federal grants even while sitting on more than $100 billion in cash.

Tokyo’s excess deaths far higher than COVID-19 count, data shows – Lack of testing and delayed numbers take blame for possible undercount

Japan lifts state of emergency

How summer could determine the pandemic’s future – Five things to watch on the road from lockdown to recovery.

Vacationers pour into Maine, ignoring 14 day quarantine rule

Out of state tourists visit MI, visit family, get sick and have covid.

People from IL flock to Gary IN to use the beach.

St. Louis county tells anyone who traveled to Lake of the Ozarks over the holiday to self quarantine for 14 days upon returning

Reporter spent 12 hours driving around Detroit seeing who was and wasn’t wearing masks 

Passenger planes turned into cargo planes

People are wearing hazmat suits on planes, but should they?

LA area: “More Than 100 Workers Test Positive From ‘Farmer John’ Meat Processing Plant In Vernon”

Latino workers face discrimination over spread of coronavirus in meat plants – Reports of Latinos being refused service after more than 10,000 meatpacking workers, many Latino, contract Covid-19 in the US 

The meat industry is trying to get back to normal. But workers are still getting sick — and shortages may get worse. There are now more than 11,000 coronavirus cases tied to Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods and JBS

Pentagon charts its own course on COVID-19, risking Trump’s ire

How Bad Is The COVID-19 Misinformation Epidemic?

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows coronavirus conspiracy theories spreading on the right may hamper vaccine efforts

More than 40% of Republicans think Bill Gates will use COVID-19 vaccine to implant tracking chips, survey says 


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