Coronavirus Live Blog 6.20.2020

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Covid found in sewage in Milan and Turin on December 18th 

Mink spread covid to farm workers

Florida reports nearly 4,000 new coronavirus cases, a record single-day increase 

‘This has to stop’: Houston ICUs filling up after surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Houston; Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has issued an order mandating that businesses in the county must require customers wear masks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The order goes into effect Monday, June 22.

Nebraska; Ricketts tells local governments they won’t get federal COVID-19 money if they require masks

“Beijing tests food and parcel couriers as coronavirus checks widen

US south has an upward virus case curve

Over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 announced in SC, 18 more deaths

Yakima County hospitals exceed capacity; report critical staffing shortages

WA mandates masks in Yakima County

Central Valley farmland: “Requiring masks ‘political hazard’ as COVID-19 surges in California breadbasket

Apple will close some stores again in states that are seeing a resurgence of Covid-19 cases

Rising coronavirus cases among Latinos alarm public health experts – Latinos age 25 to 54 have a coronavirus mortality rate at least five times greater than white people.

“How superspreading is fueling the pandemic — and how we can stop it “Any one of us could unknowingly be a superspreader.”

no baseball 2020? maybe no NFL of College football? “5 Phils test positive for virus, 4 teams shut spring camps”  The Philadelphia Phillies shut their spring complex after five players tested positive for COVID-19 and at least three other teams closed camps Friday, raising the possibility the coronavirus pandemic could scuttle all attempts at a Major League Baseball season.

13 University of Texas football players test positive for coronavirus – Across the state, other universities have also reported student athletes testing positive for COVID-19 as workouts for sports have resumed.

Insurers May Only Pay For Coronavirus Tests When They’re ‘Medically Necessary

White House pressure for a vaccine raises risk the U.S. will approve one that doesn’t work – Drugmakers and health agencies have already begun rewriting the rules of vaccine research.

High risk category security guard goes back to work to afford insulin, gets covid and dies.

Guy who was kicked off flight yesterday for refusing to wear a mask has been banned from American Airlines. This appears it may have been a political stunt on his part.

No covid increase in SD after protests

Napa, CA restaurant reopens, then closes again. The owner explains why.

COVID Was Never “Under Control” in America – We need to remember this as we proceed with reopening.

Half a million fewer children? The coming COVID baby bust

Children are only half as likely to get infected by the coronavirus, research shows

Interesting interview with an infectious disease epidemeologist 

1200 Smithfield workers have not returned to work at Sioux Falls plant

22% of the world population have one underlying health issue that could put them at risk for severe covid

Mayo Clinic says antibody treatments are safe, but they don’t know if they work.

Even if someone loses antibodies to covid, their body may still have these protective mechanisms against the virus.

Phoenix mandates mask wearing in public, businesses can refuse service to anyone not wearing one

Florida keys to require masks for the next year

Pandemic Panic In Pakistan: ‘People Are Just Literally Fighting For Beds

Conservatives urge Trump, McConnell to halt spending on coronavirus relief

Swaths of New York City small businesses face extinction in the wake of coronavirus – “Everyone loves small businesses,” said New York City Council Member Brad Lander.

Members of Congress took small-business loans — and the full extent is unknown – Some GOP lawmakers who benefited from the Paycheck Protection Program also opposed legislation requiring lending transparency.

Some Thoughts on New York City and the Dim Prospects for American Cities 

Carnegie Hall And Lincoln Center Cancel Performances For Rest Of 2020 

20 Petaflops computing power: “Coronavirus: Using European supercomputing, EU-funded research project announces promising results for potential treatment*”

Osteoporosis drug shows promise against coronavirus – Clinical trials are still needed to show if it would actually work for infected patients.

Japan didn’t have the massive layoffs or hit to their economy the US did, this explains why.

Community Use Of Face Masks And COVID-19: Evidence From A Natural Experiment Of State Mandates In The US 

“Six members of Trump’s campaign team test positive for COVID-19

Age-dependent effects in the transmission and control of COVID-19 epidemics

Texas is doing sting operations to catch bars ignoring social distancing rules. Three have had their licenses suspended.

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