Coronavirus Live Blog 5.8.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 5.7 can be found here


CA governor says community spread started in a nail salon without providing any details.

‘First petri dish’: Sundance film festival may have been Covid-19 incubator 

Travel From New York City Seeded Wave of U.S. Outbreaks

Doctors have to deal with conspiracy theorists on top of fighting pandemic

Sioux City IA inundated with virus patients, begins sending them out of state

US whistleblower explains how the US government failed to prepare for pandemic

Azar faulted workers’ ‘home and social’ conditions for meatpacking outbreaks – On a call with members of Congress, health secretary defended conditions inside the meat plants, three participants say.

AP: CDC Scientists Told Re-Opening Guidelines “Would Never See The Light Of Day

The leaked CDC reopening document can be found here

Trump’s personal valet tests positive for virus

Trump hits serious headwinds in polls on COVID-19 reopening

Trump boosters: Don’t believe the coronavirus death toll – To public health specialists, it’s a disturbing trend that could lead to people ignoring government warnings.

Feds Quietly Seek to Remove Leading Cause of Vaccine Injuries From Federal Payout Program

Schumer, Pelosi set to unveil ‘Rooseveltian’ relief package

New COVID-19 study raises immunity hopes for recovered patients

Why are fewer women dying from the coronavirus? – “Being a male is a risk factor”: What we know about Covid-19’s death rates in men and women.

The Puzzling Questions of the Coronavirus: A Doctor Addresses 6 Questions That Are Stumping Physicians 

Here’s what is holding most of the Bay Area back from reopening

Harvard study says only nine states ready to safely reopen

GOP chairman says nation needs ‘millions’ more tests to safely reopen

Government Orders Alone Didn’t Close the Economy. They Probably Can’t Reopen It.

A University of Maryland analysis of anonymized smartphone data shows that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s lifting of state-ordered business closures has had the predictable, and warned-of, effect: More than 62,000 additional out-of-state visitors are arriving daily. That’s a 13% increase in state-to-state travel.

UK virus reproduction rate still going up

How farms and distributors are trying to quickly retool the food supply chain.

Pandemic causes free beer and free potatoes

How Germany kept factories open during the pandemic

H&M stores sales tank while inventory piles up

The first mall in California reopens, defying virus order

Customers shot 2 McDonald’s employees after being told to leave due to coronavirus restrictions

US Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decrease to 3,169,000

California doom: Staggering $54 billion budget deficit looms

US public schools could use distance learning for the next 2 years.

San Francisco giving some homeless limited supply of drugs to fend off withdrawal, keep them in quarantine hotels.


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