Coronavirus Live Blog 7.28.2020

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Moderna: “Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

Two MLB games postponed after Marlins coronavirus outbreak

Vietnam detects first locally transmitted Covid-19 cases since April Nation brings in strict new measures and evacuates 80,000 people from city of Danang

Japan wants 70% of workers to continue to work from home

Non-essential activity cut by half may reduce COVID-19 spread by nearly half

Child hospitalizations from Covid-19 surge 23% in Florida as schools statewide must reopen

Hong Kong reported 145 cases on Monday, the highest single-day count since the pandemic began and the sixth straight day of more than 100 new cases.

Florida: After Private Party, At Least 17 UF Health Anesthesiologist Residents Contract Coronavirus

Hand sanitizers sold at Walmart and Target are among 5 recalled for ‘toxic’ methanol

Vikings’ head trainer Eric Sugarman tests positive for coronavirus Sugarman is in charge of the team’s virus protocols.

US two largest labs say they are at the breaking point with covid testing demand

U.S. Hospitalizations for the Coronavirus Near April Peak

Utah: “Politicians and Business Interests Pushed Health Officials Aside to Control Reopening. Then Cases Exploded. – Interviews and internal emails show that Utah prioritized the health of businesses over keeping coronavirus case counts down. As case counts rise, the state will now allow indoor gatherings of up to 3,000 people.”

Number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ventura County quadruples in 6 weeks 

California surpasses New York for most coronavirus cases in U.S., reporting its highest number of cases in 1 day

California hits single-day record for new COVID cases

Memorial Hermann, northwest Houston hospitals adjust to ‘stressful surging moments’ of pandemic

‘We need to slow this virus down’: Houston’s top doc warns of worst-case scenario

What scientists have learned so far about Covid-19 immunity – Covid-19 antibody testing, long-term immunity, vaccines, herd immunity (and more!), explained.

This nurse has traveled from hot spot to hot spot during the Covid-19 pandemic – First New York, then Iowa, then Arizona: What one nurse’s journey tells us about the country’s coronavirus outbreak.

Pet cat in England tests positive for Covid-19 – Public Health England says the case should ‘not be a cause for alarm.’

Mayo Clinic vaccine research doctor explains what phase 3 trials look like

US negotiates 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer that will be free to Americans

5 key takeaways from Tuesday’s big coronavirus vaccine hearing – The hearing was an opportunity for officials to polish their image as altruistic innovators amid a global pandemic.

Even once a vaccine gets approved, big hurdles remain for distribution

Wearing masks could help you avoid major illness even if you get coronavirus, experts say 

Fauci on coronavirus: ‘I don’t really see us eradicating it
Because COVID-19 is more contagious, it has had a far greater impact, with more than 15 million cases worldwide, including 618,000 deaths. “It is so efficient in its ability to transmit from human to human that I think we ultimately will get control of it. I don’t really see us eradicating it,” Fauci said.

Bolivia elections in doubt as police find bodies of hundreds of Covid-19 victims Unit recovers 420 bodies across La Paz and Santa Cruz, with most believed to have had virus

Just 3 states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safe – Most states still need to reduce coronavirus cases and build up their testing capacity.

Want A COVID-19 Test? It’s Much Easier To Get In Wealthier, Whiter Neighborhoods – But the disease is hitting Black and Hispanic communities hardest.

How We Analyzed 7,914 COVID-19 Testing Sites And Found Racial Disparities

Random Testing in Indiana Shows COVID-19 is 6 Times Deadlier Than Flu, and 2.8% of the State Has Been Infected

“Census: Household Pulse Survey shows 26.4% Missed or Expect to Miss Rent or Mortgage Payment

CDC director says he ‘absolutely’ would send his grandkids back to school

Outbreak at Iowa pork plant was larger than state reported

Smithfield funneled political donations to GOP while requesting legal immunity for infecting workers

White House office building cafeteria closed after worker tests positive for covid

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