SimplyInfo.org Coronavirus Live Blog 7.6.2020
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July 2 Miami FL, covid testing site, image via CNN
239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne The W.H.O. has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive.
US records more than 45,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day According to Johns Hopkins University’s tally, the United States has recorded at least 2,839,436 cases of coronavirus, including 129,676 deaths. On Saturday, Johns Hopkins University reported 45,283 new cases and 242 new deaths.
Doctors say the US is in a ‘free fall’ with coronavirus as 32 states struggle with higher rates of infection
NY 24896 deaths, FL 3803 deaths, but the NY had peak months ago and declined, FL is still climbing with no signs of slowdown: from The COVID Tracking Project
July 4: U.S. new coronavirus cases hit all-time high of 57,497 — as COVID-19 surges in Florida, Arizona, California and Texas – New cases are up 43% in Florida over the past week, up 35% in Texas, and up 20% in California over the same period
US has enough remdesivir if the epidemic does not get worse, former FDA Commissioner says
CDC study reinforces COVID-19 cautions with pregnancy
As Coronavirus Slams Houston Hospitals, It’s Like New York ‘All Over Again’ The death toll is lower, but there are echoes of March as cases spike, doctors fall ill and supplies run short. Now, Texas is trying to adapt hard-won lessons while addressing a new set of challenges.
10 of 12 Houston region hospitals are at capacity, transferring patients
Hospitals in at least two Texas counties are at full capacity heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with county judges urging residents to shelter in place.
TX governor “I opened bars too soon”
Texas leaders warn of hospital capacity, ask for lockdowns
Abbott: This is the ‘last, best chance’ to contain COVID-19 before shutting down again
July 4: Texas has its biggest daily rise in virus cases
Texas coronavirus cases top 1,300 from child care facilities alone
SC is running a 20.7% positive test rate for the state
Georgia YMCA camps close after staff and campers get covid
Tampa Bay area has zero percent available ICU beds, no surge plan in place.
Florida coronavirus cases rise by record 11,458 on Saturday
July 4: Florida breaks record with 11,458 new virus cases. Miami-Dade and Broward hit highs, too
July 5: New US record of highest single-day coronavirus case total set in Florida
Bars are still open in FL. They only get shut down for violating capacity rules https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/another-round-of-restaurant-bar-shutdowns-following-covid-violations-in-ft-lauderdale/2257781/
Miami Beach mayor says “too many people” are not taking coronavirus seriously
As the Virus Surged, Florida Partied. Tracking the Revelers Has Been Tough.
Phoenix mayor says Arizona opened up “way too early”
Phoenix Mayor Says FEMA Refused to Help With Testing
Joplin Missouri: “A small Missouri city thought it had dodged the coronavirus. Now, it’s hitting home.”
Georgia Tech won’t require students to wear masks on campus. Faculty aren’t happy
Wisconsin sees big jump in positive tests, decrease in overall testing
Californians are losing their fear of the coronavirus, setting the stage for disaster
California severely short on firefighting crews after COVID-19 lockdown at prison camps
Crews Fire in rural Bay Area triggers evacuations
“Overwhelmed Southern California transferring coronavirus patients to Bay Area hospitals – Stanford and UCSF are among the hospitals treating COVID-19 patients from Imperial County along the Mexican border”
Authorities announce shutdown of underground SF nightclub
Mexico logs 6,740 new coronavirus cases, passes Italy’s total
Mexico closes US border in Arizona to stop July 4th visitors, citing COVID-19 fears
City on US-Mexico border too overcrowded to take more Covid-19 patients, governor says CNN Espanol’s Daniel Silva Fernandez and CNN’s Maija Ehlinger The governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Francisco Cabeza de Vaca, tweeted Saturday that hospitals run by the Mexican Institute of Social Security in Reynosa, a city bordering the United States, are too “overcrowded to receive more patients” seeking treatment for coronavirus.
July 4: Brazil has almost 38000 cases in one day
Tokyo host bars take the heat for Covid revival Host bars and their disempowered women clients are proving a convenient scapegoat for the disease’s persistence in Japan
Tokyo confirms 131 new coronavirus infections on Saturday
July 5: Japan reports 274 new Covid-19 infections, as cases continue to rise
Spain imposes second local coronavirus lockdown in two days
Catalonia confines 200,000 residents amid spike in coronavirus cases – People can only enter or exit the area for work or in an emergency, new rules state.
In Australia, thousands are told they can’t leave their homes, effective immediately.
Australia to seal off 6.6 million people in virus-hit state as outbreak worsens
Australian Medical Association calls for pause on easing Covid-19 restrictions as cases rise
High-density towers can be like ‘vertical cruise ships’: “Why Melbourne’s public housing towers have ‘explosive potential’ for coronavirus to spread”
250 workers at Indian autobike factory catch covid
India once again records its highest daily rise in cases, as pandemic grows
Bulgarian emergency doctor dies after giving CPR to covid patient
Syria records highest daily death count from Covid-19
A mandatory mask law took effect in Iran on Sunday as the country batttles a new wave of cases.
Oxford Expert Claims Their COVID-19 Vaccine Gives Off Long Term Immunity With Antibodies 3X Higher Than Recovered Patients
Feds stop sending gowns described as useless to NH nursing homes
Becton Dickinson’s rapid antigen test for COVID-19 authorized by FDA, shares rise
What drugs work and what do not for covid
Las Vegas resort pools packed with little fear of pandemic
With Department Stores Disappearing, Malls Could Be Next
Reopening schools seen as vital step in pandemic recovery
‘How the hell are we going to do this?’ The panic over reopening schools – The CDC issued additional guidance this week on safely reopening schools, with infections spiking in the South and West.
The NCAA has lots of rules. Players’ parents wonder why it has none for coronavirus.
Second Miami Heat Player Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Cancelling Team Workouts
Four Marlins Players Test Positive for Coronavirus
Two Twins players test positive
Multiple Red Sox players test positive
2 Chicago White Sox players test positive for Covid-19
European Workers Draw Paychecks. American Workers Scrounge for Food.
Trump campaign fundraiser and Donny Jr. girlfriend has covid after Tulsa rally Had contact with multiple govt. officials in SD
Governor Noem’s close contact with Trump staffer who tested positive for COVID-19
“Texas Republicans to host in-person convention despite coronavirus surge”
Trump signs PPP extension
Trump administration releases list of companies that received most money from small business bailout loans”
Lobbying battle brewing over access to COVID-19 vaccine
Why the U.S. still hasn’t solved its testing crisis – The nation has conducted more than 4 million tests in the past week, more than ever before.
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