Coronavirus Live Blog 7.21.2020

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Promising results reported for two coronavirus vaccines – One of the vaccines has received hefty investment from the federal government.

CanSino vaccine also established an immune response

US surpasses 140,000 deaths

Patients from Arizona are being sent to New Mexico for care, Governor Lujan Grisham says

Arizona seeing slight downturn in coronavirus hospitalizations

Miami-Dade County ICUs at 122% capacity and ventilator usage is up 64%

More than 9,000 Covid-19 patients are hospitalized in Florida

Contingency plans may be needed as coronavirus cases rise, CEO of Miami-area health system says

I Was a Military COVID Planner. Trust Me: Texas Is in Deep, Deep Trouble

Austin deaths rose by a third in the past 2 weeks, says mayor

Texas county warns COVID-19 positive residents must stay home or face prosecution

224 Houston city employees have caught covid, 2 have died

Garcetti says L.A. on ‘brink’ of another stay-at-home order while U.S. breaks COVID-19 record at least 9 times in a month

L.A. County reports hospitalizations at all-time high; officials cite concerns for pregnant women, younger people

Military teams sent to 5 California hospitals, including 1 in Rancho Mirage, amid coronavirus staffing shortages

15 L.A. County children sickened by rare coronavirus-related inflammatory syndrome

Amid coronavirus-triggered medical supply shortage, potentially deadly fungus infects L.A. County healthcare facility

“Coronavirus updates: Reopening rollbacks go in effect in SF today

Rural Oregon feeling overwhelmed by coronavirus: ‘We really need help

Seven states and Puerto Rico report record-breaking levels of virus hospitalizations

The volume of testing in states with surges is causing testing delays in other states if tests are sent to national labs

Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, Large Study Finds

Young adults drive new Minnesota COVID-19 cases, and some are getting very ill

A mask cuts your COVID-19 risk by 65%, experts say

How many COVID-19 infections are asymptomatic? Research shows it may be a lot more than thought

“Antibody dynamics to SARS-CoV-2 in Asymptomatic and Mild COVID-19 patients”

CT Useless for COVID-19 Diagnosis, Study Affirms – — Even AI couldn’t tell flu pneumonia from COVID in chest scans

COVID-19 May Manifest in the Mouth in Some Patients — Pay attention to those with a rash, small case series from Spain advises

During Coronavirus Lockdowns, Some Doctors Wondered: Where Are the Preemies? Hospitals in several countries saw dips in premature births, which could be a starting point for future research.

How Europe was broadsided by the pandemic 

Japan records 664 cases, highests since state of emergency lifted

Okinawa cab driver contracts virus amid outbreaks at U.S. bases

Mexico reports record number of new Covid-19 cases

China’s western city Urumqi enters ‘wartime mode’ after reporting 16 coronavirus cases

Chinese ports hit capacity as virus tests slow clearing: shippers

Covid outbreak at an eye clinic in Hong Kong. Officials consider this their “third wave”

Hong Kong third wave: authorities weigh lockdown after 73 new Covid-19 cases reported

Hong Kong third wave: how did city’s scariest surge in Covid-19 cases start, and what did authorities miss?

India Surpasses 1 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

Iranian president’s claim that 25 million are infected with COVID causes confusion – The statistics he provided are drastically higher than the official reports.

Colombia Sees Bouts Of Looting As Coronavirus Fallout Puts People Out Of Work

Companies claim disinfecting, janitors say it isn’t happening

In Arizona, school reopening sparks protest movement

Arizona physicians say they want a say in when it’s safe for students to return to school

Florida teachers union sues over return to in-person classes, as debate over school during the pandemic intensifies

NYU professor Scott Galloway predicts hundreds of universities will shutter, possibly for good, if they reopen in the fall

Arizona Clinic Grapples With High Demand For COVID-19 Tests

NYC Cleared to Enter Phase 4 of Reopening, Including Film and TV Production and Sports Without Fans

CA releases guidelines for personal care services, including hair and nail salons, to operate outdoors

U.S. companies fear workplace coronavirus precautions do not address airborne risk

Bankers association urges America’s banks to adopt mask policy

What started as a dispute over wearing a mask, ends in a violent shootout with police.

Google bans ads on coronavirus conspiracy theory content

The COVID Symptom Study has revealed six distinct ‘types’ of COVID-19

With CDC Out Of Data Collection, Some State Hospital Groups Can’t Get COVID-19 Info

White House blocks CDC from testifying on reopening schools next week

The results of the Missouri case study provide further evidence on the benefits of wearing a cloth face covering. The investigation focused on two hair stylists — infected with and having symptoms of COVID-19 — whose salon policy followed a local ordinance requiring cloth face coverings for all employees and patrons. The investigators found that none of the stylists’ 139 clients or secondary contacts became ill, and all 67 clients who volunteered to be tested showed no sign of infection.

West Virginia University announces 28 football players have tested positive for Covid-19

Back To School: Teachers Are Ready To Quit Rather Than Put Their Lives At Risk

Many families in Wisconsin are ‘close to becoming homeless’ as effects of pandemic continue and help dries up

Aldi will require face masks in a few weeks

Arizona to provide free masks to vulnerable individuals

Kimchi might protect against covid

Someone invented an isolation pod for face to face meetings.

Doctors in Israel think they have found what causes covid blood clots.

Trump tells supporters he will hold telephone rallies until the “Covid-19 problem” is solved

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