Coronavirus Live Blog 7.15.2020

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The United States reported over 400,000 new COVID-19 cases for the week ended July 12, up 21% from the previous seven days, and deaths linked to the respiratory disease rose nationally last week for the first time since mid-April.

65,000 new cases were reported on Tuesday in the United States.

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Hospital Beds Fill and Businesses Close as July Resembles March Amid Surge

Masks offer much more protection against coronavirus than many think

U.S. CDC head says mask-wearing could get COVID-19 under control within 4-8 weeks

Trump admin orders hospitals to send covid data to the WH, bypass the CDC 

1 in 3 young adults vulnerable to severe Covid-19 — and smoking plays a big part, research finds

Baby infected with Covid-19 in womb, study finds

CDC director offers bleak public health outlook for fall and winter 

Miami is now the coronavirus epicenter as cases surge, expert says

Coronavirus cases in California are surging: When will the spike end?

L.A. ‘close to’ shutting down again amid spike in COVID-19 cases, Garcetti warns

California’s new lockdown could be brutal for U.S. and global economy

CA COVID-19 testing to focus on those hospitalized, their contacts, high-risk residents and front-line workers

Mayors plead with DeSantis for more help as coronavirus death toll sets record

Alabama, Florida and North Carolina see record rises in COVID-19 deaths

Texas has record new case day Tuesday with 10859 new cases

Family gathering infects 41 people with the coronavirus, NC health official says

Man discovered dead in tent while waiting for COVID-19 test in North Ogden

Mississippi Capitol outbreak: At least 41 with coronavirus At least 30 Mississippi legislators and 11 other people who work in the state Capitol are now known to have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the state’s top public health official said Tuesday. That is an increase from last week, when officials initially said 26 legislators and 10 others had the highly contagious virus.

Oklahoma governor tests positive for COVID-19

Canada, U.S. poised to extend border restrictions to Aug. 21

Mexico extends US border restrictions for nonessential travel until August

Trump Admin Gives Up Rule To Punish International Students For Online Classes

Orange County Board of Education votes for kids to return to classes in fall without requiring social distancing or masks

Orange County board of education mandates in person school, no safety measures. Local school districts refuse to comply, go with online learning.

As cities nationwide reconsider back-to-school plans, Seattle teachers union pushes back, School Board members eye an alternative

‘Handful’ Of Minnesota National Guard Members Test Positive For COVID-19 At Fort Irwin

South Dakota health providers want to offer up state residents for a 30,000 person covid vaccination trial.

NY adds MN and WI to 14 day quarantine list

U.S. COVID-19 vaccine program to start manufacturing by late summer, says U.S. official

Moderna coronavirus vaccine shows ‘promising’ safety and immune response results in published Phase 1 study, but more research is needed

Need some good news about covid-19? Here are six reasons for optimism.

Delayed use of Defense Production Act leads to ongoing shortages of protective gear

Coronavirus: China confirms WHO advance team in Beijing to pave way for origins search

‘Worst-case’ UK winter could see 120,000 coronavirus deaths in second wave, health experts say

Macron: France to make masks mandatory in enclosed public spaces

Coronavirus: Hong Kong unveils most sweeping social-distancing rules yet as 52 new cases emerge

The not so great escape: Korean visitor recaptured after trying to flee coronavirus quarantine in Hong Kong for third time

Brazil’s Bolsonaro to take another coronavirus test, ‘can’t stand’ isolation

Man blamed for nearly half Sri Lanka virus cases speaks out

Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Israel, impose new virus restrictions

Big banks set aside billions for potential loan defaults – JPMorgan, the biggest bank in the country, set aside $10.5 billion to cover potential losses on its loan books.

Flour and Toilet Paper Are Back at N.Y. Supermarkets, but There’s a Catch Shoppers are accustomed to enjoying an extraordinary variety of choices, but the pandemic has changed that.

Stylists start selling wigs to deal with covid-hair

How to use a public bathroom during a pandemic

“Time to Tell America’s Dogs This Arrangement Won’t Last Forever”

Los Angeles Apparel’s factory shut after 300 workers contract coronavirus

Two D.C.-area restaurant employees were assaulted after enforcing mask rules

Told to wear a mask at Kansas City area BBQ restaurant, man in MAGA hat flashes a gun

Walmart will start requiring customers in US stores to wear masks

Alabama mandates masks

Analysis finds 5.5M have lost health insurance amid pandemic

Next Showdown in Congress: Protecting Workers vs. Protecting Employers in the Pandemic

Delayed use of Defense Production Act leads to ongoing shortages of protective gear

Republicans are breaking from Trump’s coronavirus talking points – A growing number of the president’s allies are undercutting his attempts to minimize the pandemic’s dangers.

Trump slams Los Angeles for ‘terrible decision’ to keep schools closed – “It is a balancing act but we have to open the schools,” the president said.

“Mulvaney calls U.S. coronavirus testing abilities ‘inexcusable,’ breaking from Trump – ‘I know it isn’t popular to talk about in some Republican circles,’ Trump’s former chief of staff says.”

First lady urges Americans to wear masks, social distance

Trump, in full reversal, urges Americans to wear masks

Former Trump physician Ronny Jackson: ‘Wearing a mask is a personal choice’ – The remarks from the Republican congressional candidate contradict public health experts and undermine Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Republican National Convention Becoming a Dumpster Fire

“White House distances itself from Navarro op-ed bashing Fauci

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