Coronavirus Live Blog 6.2.2020

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Older men more likely than others to brush aside worries about COVID-19 and to resist taking protective actions, study finds

One in 10 hospitalized COVID-19 patients with diabetes die by day seven, study finds

Is the US pandemic raging or waning?

Six Months of Coronavirus: Here’s Some of What We’ve Learned Much remains unknown and mysterious, but these are some of the things we’re pretty sure of after half a year of this pandemic.

After 6 Months, Important Mysteries About Coronavirus Endure Times journalists summarize some of the most critical things that scientists and public health officials have yet to understand.

Large-scale survey of Seattle-area kids shows 1% had antibodies to the coronavirus

COVID-19 shows signs of long-term harm in some recovered patients

Researchers are doing vaccine tests in lab animals, a step usually done before human trials. 

85 test positive of seafood ship as it returns to Seattle.
“As part of the effort to keep outbreaks from impacting the seafood industry, the American Dynasty crew, before heading off to sea May 13, were screened for the viral infection and underwent quarantines of at least five days. They also underwent additional testing for the antibodies created by the virus. “Only if there were no signs that they were actively infected or contagious were they cleared to board their vessel,” said American Seafoods chief executive Mikel Dunham, in a written statement. Somehow, the virus still found its way on board.”

U.S. Protests Set Off Fears of New Outbreaks

“Scientists question validity of major hydroxychloroquine study

UK has reached their 200k testing capability

Nicaragua has resisted imposing lockdown rules. Now the virus appears to be raging through the country.

Michigan governor largely rescinds lockdown, retailers to reopen

Some worry ‘Operation Warp Speed’ plays into anti-vaccination movement’s hands 

Trump expected to visit Maine (to visit a swab factory) despite governor’s concerns




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