Coronavirus Live Blog 8.1.2020

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US cases normalized per million from

Herman Cain dies of covid contracted at Trump rally in Tulsa

First dog in US to be known to have covid died. The owners younger dog tested positive for antibodies.

Rio Grande Valley funeral homes experiencing the slam that NYC ones did months ago.

Surge in coronavirus cases in Central Valley takes toll on farmworkers 

Arizona, Florida report record increase in COVID-19 deaths

Florida closes all state covid testing sites ahead of incoming hurricane

SF pastor claims without evidence that ‘news reports on COVID are largely unreal

In Texas, 2 Big Problems Collide: Uninsured People And An Uncontrolled Pandemic

Coronavirus relatives may pose threat to humans

Georgia governor withdraws request for emergency injunction against Atlanta’s mask mandate

Georgia: Struggling rural hospital calls it quits

WA state extends eviction moratorium

FL extends eviction ban

Pfizer and BioNTech begin large-scale trial of coronavirus vaccine in the United States

A big obstacle: Where can CanSino test their new vaccine outside of China?

North Carolina sets new record for Covid-19 hospitalizations

Data Analysis: COVID-19 Is Filling Up Hospitals In Small Cities

Indiana nursing homes have been under counting deaths

Virus cases among migrant farm workers at Maine blueberry plant

Covid19: To Clean Or Not To Clean

Goodbye, jeans. The pandemic is ushering in an era of comfort. Denim sales have fallen sharply amid the coronavirus crisis, with brands like True Religion and Lucky filing for bankruptcy, and Levi’s revenue tanking

3 charged after New Jersey police spend hours breaking up 700-person party – The homeowner and two others identified as the party organizers were issued summonses for violating the governor’s executive order.

Europe scrambles to avoid a second coronavirus wave, as infections rise

Japan daily covid cases 1200, Osaka has 10% positive rate
Japan’s daily coronavirus cases top 1,200
Germany’s Covid-19 fears grow over ‘reckless’ partygoers Authorities warn of rise in cases after shocking footage of young revellers in Spain and Bulgaria

Emperor and empress struggling with roles as pandemic forces trips’ cancellation

Russia to have world’s first vaccine to win “regulatory approval” but it is still in the phase 3 testing phase.
US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation
Boogaloo groups tied to efforts to spread covid disinformation
How technology helped through the 1918 pandemic
“Trump questions how Fauci has a high approval rating ‘but nobody likes me’
Rep. Louie Gohmert tests positive to covid, concerns who he has exposed while refusing to wear a mask.
Comparative Carnage: Homicides and the Pandemic Donald Trump has repeatedly complained about the crime in major U.S. cities. In fact, he just now decided that it would be clever to send U.S. law enforcement officers to major cities in swing states (Milwaukee, Detroit, and Cleveland), ostensibly because of the high crime there. As of July 29th, 153,840 people had died from the coronavirus. By contrast, in 2018, the last year for which I could find full data, 16,214 died by homicide. Here’s the picture.

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