Coronavirus Live Blog 6.6.2020

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: “UPMC doctor says COVID-19 has become ‘less prevalent’ and isn’t making people as sick
*this is related to the region around Pittsburg

Almost a quarter of infected household members of COVID-19 patients were asymptomatic, Singapore study finds

Blood vessel attack could trigger coronavirus’ fatal ‘second phase’

The coronavirus seems to be sparing populations at high altitudes

Iranian team presents COVID-19 pediatric stroke case 

MRI reveals brain changes in technologist with COVID-19 

20% of severely ill covid patients suffer heart injury.

Common Heartburn Drug for COVID-19 Symptoms? — In case series, non-hospitalized patients felt better within 1-2 days of starting famotidine

300 asymptomatic carriers were found in the blanket testing in Wuhan. No regular cases.

39 new cases in S. Korea 

UK test and trace system won’t be fully functional til September

UK trial on hydroxychloroquine: ‘It doesn’t work’ – New twist for controversial drug, which has been championed by Donald Trump.

HCQ Fails as COVID-19 Post-Exposure Prophylaxis in HCPs – — No difference in infection between those receiving drug vs placebo

Teargas and pepper spray will accelerate spread of Covid-19, doctors warn

CDC warns George Floyd protests may be ‘seeding event’ for more coronavirus outbreaks

California to allow schools, gyms and bars reopen next week

These California counties reopened ‘high-risk’ businesses a month ago. Here’s what happened

There are concerns Battelle’s mask decontamination system may not work properly

Just 6 states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safe – Most states still need to reduce coronavirus cases and build up their testing capacity.”

FL sets single day record for new cases, had 4000 in 3 days 

IL had over 1000 new cases Friday

Hormel plants in MN have virus outbreak

Houston; New Galleria restaurant temporarily closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Restaurant in Omaha closes, employee tested positive 

Despite new coronavirus outbreaks at its Iowa plants, Tyson Foods resumes attendance policy

South Dakota ends HCQ study

The 2 different Covid-19 scenarios that worry experts – Whether or not your state has already been hit hard by Covid-19, there is still reason for concern

White evangelicals among groups with slipping confidence in Trump’s handling of COVID-19

Trump visits swab factory in Maine, calls governor a “dictator”

Billionaire Wealth Surges By Over Half Trillion Dollars During the Pandemic


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