Coronavirus Live Blog 5.7.2020

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Blood thinning drugs could help save some patients who are the most severely affected by the new coronavirus.

90% of the US population is still vulnerable to the virus, this could be like kindling to a fire

American Samoa has no virus cases. They have cut themselves off from the outside world for 2 months

Remdesivir helps coronavirus patients — but at what cost? – Drugmaker Gilead is known for creating breakthrough drugs and selling them at a premium.

Do You Believe in HCQ for COVID-19? It Will Break Your Heart — Milton Packer believes advocacy of the drug is practicing politics, not medicine

Allergies and asthma treatment may lower covid ability to infiltrate cells

Thinkihadititis: “Why so many people are convinced that they had COVID-19 already

When Did COVID-19 Arrive and Could We Have Spotted it Earlier? — A forensic pathologist investigates

UK study: “Study suggests coronavirus spread swiftly around world in late 2019

What Hamburg’s Missteps In 1892 Cholera Outbreak Can Teach Us About COVID-19 Response

`If this thing boomerangs’: Second wave of infections feared

Why getting the U.S. back to normal in the next couple months is a ‘fantasy’ 

‘The new normal’: Ex-FDA chief warns U.S. may not be able to lower coronavirus infection rate “The most likely scenario is that cases go up, not down,” Scott Gottlieb said.

Modeling COVID-19 on a network: super-spreaders, testing and containment

Find a vaccine. Next: Produce 300 million vials of it

3 USDA meat inspectors dead, 145 have virus

Five factors to watch in the meat supply chain crisis

Rotting food. Hungry masses. Chaotic supply chains. Coronavirus upends the U.S. food system

Evangelical fundamentalists who openly defied social distancing guidelines are dying of COVID-19 “A phantom plague”

How large “superspreader” events turned into coronavirus hot spots – This is why large gatherings should be the last normal activity to come back after Covid-19 is contained.

77 cell phone towers have been set on fire so far due to a weird coronavirus 5G conspiracy theory 

A New Source of Coronavirus Spread: ‘Covid-19 Parties’

Texas Republicans get illegal haircuts in protest against coronavirus lockdown

The Great Texas Haircut Rebellion: Texas AG tells judge to free Dallas woman ‘unjustly jailed’ for operating hair salon 

Arizona governor shut down state virus modeling team after their prediction showed reopening would cause a major increase in cases

Supreme Court declines to lift Pennsylvania COVID-19 health order

Germany to restart football league with ‘ghost games

The virus is still far from defeated, and no one knows what challenges lie ahead for Germany, or the rest of the world. But judging by Merkel’s approach—her rigor in collating information, her honesty in stating what is not yet known, and her composure—she may someday be remembered not as Germany’s greatest scientist, but as its scientist in chief: the political leader who executed, celebrated, and personified evidence-based thinking when it mattered most.

On National Nurses Day, Trump rebukes nurse after she laments ‘sporadic’ access to protective gear

“I thought we could wind it down sooner,” Trump told reporters Wednesday, noting, “at a certain point, we won’t need the task force.” “But I had no idea how popular the task force is until actually yesterday when I started talking about winding it down. … It is appreciated by the public,” Trump said.

Trump’s hopes for ‘tremendous rebound’ crash into grim reality – Corporate leaders are rushing to reshape their businesses to ensure they survive. Their caution could again devastate the president’s favorite gauge of economic success: the stock market

Virus in Chicago also hitting Latinx population hard

Updates: Newsom on the California economy: ‘These are Depression-era numbers

Uber cuts 3,700 workers: ‘The unfortunate reality is that there isn’t enough work’


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