Coronavirus Live Blog 6.16.2020

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Scientists think the oral polio vaccine could give people some immunity against covid 

An inexpensive drug reduces virus deaths, scientists say.

New data helps explain why people with respiratory conditions appear to be more vulnerable to coronavirus infections.

Patients with underlying conditions were 12 times as likely to die of covid-19 as otherwise healthy people, CDC finds

Virus mutation makes it more efficient at entering cells. The strain from Italy has this mutation.

New data from U of WA shows interesting trends in pandemic. This graph from Italy shows confirmed vs. estimated virus cases.

Virus has staying power on protective equipment; cotton may be king

FDA withdraws emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine 

More Evidence for Remdesivir’s Benefit in Severe COVID-19 -Priority should be given to 5-day regimen in early stages of severe disease, expert suggests

The first covid vaccines may not prevent you from getting covid 

Early test results show few protesters caught COVID-19

CA reaches 5000 virus deaths

Coronavirus updates: PG&E official: Pandemic won’t stop us from shutting down your power this fall

How We Reopen Safely – Tracking states as they make progress towards a new normal – at –

U of M has a useful covid hospitalization tool

Houston seeing a considerable spike in hospitalizations. This is almost exactly 6 weeks since they reopened businesses.

More Houston restaurants close after workers test positive

Texas governor blames 20-something age group for new virus outbreak.

Officials in N.Y. and Houston are considering another lockdown.

Banner Health Sounds Alarms on COVID Crisis in Arizona

18 states see spike in cases

“Totally predictable”: State reopenings have backfired “We managed to disrupt our economy [and] skyrocket unemployment, and we didn’t control the damn virus,” one scientist says.

The new coronavirus spikes, explained – Some states are seeing Covid-19 spikes. Here’s what we know.

Florida governor attributes increase in coronavirus infections to farm workers, long-term care facilities – Department of Agriculture says ‘Governor is mistaken,’ majority of farm workers left weeks ago


The CDC — finally — has new guidelines for reducing Covid-19 risk post-lockdowns – Lockdowns are largely over. The CDC has new guidelines for being safe out in the world.

Part of Beijing on lockdown due to new outbreak 

NYC to LA, Seoul SK to LA: “Airline passengers brought COVID-19 into LAX in March – and no one warned the public

GOP rep that has covid refused to wear mask in Congress 

Tulsa health department denounces Trump rally in city

Tulsa newspaper issues editorial denouncing health risk of Trump rally

Trump accuses media of trying to ‘shame’ him over holding Tulsa rally amid coronavirus

Democrats demand details from banks, Treasury on small business bailout – Mnuchin last week said details of individual loans issued under the Paycheck Protection Program were“proprietary” and “confidential.” 


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