Coronavirus Live Blog 8.6.2020

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First day of school Paulding County GA 2020

The Truth Behind A Viral Picture Of A Reopening School Is Worse Than It Looked.  An alarming photo of a hallway crowded by mostly maskless students in a Georgia high school raises issues with reopening schools all around the country.

Texas over 10k cases in 1 day

FL has half a million covid cases

State attorneys general urge U.S. to increase supply, lower price of Gilead COVID-19 drug

Novavax sees encouraging results from two studies of its experimental vaccine.

Novavax Phase 1 data shows coronavirus vaccine is safe and elicits an immune response

Why scientists are worried about a ‘Warp Speed’ COVID-19 vaccine – Taking short cuts could have serious repercussions

Six U.S. governors join forces to buy 3 million tests.

Patients with serious covid admitted to small hospitals are 3 times more likely to die

Small Rio Grande hospital “like a horror movie

Clorox won’t have enough disinfecting wipes until 2021, its CEO says

Chicago teachers began preparations to strike, school officials announced hours later that school will be remote only this year.

Second grader tests positive for coronavirus after attending the first day of school in Georgia

As Cases Rise Fast, Mississippi Governor Mandates Masks And Delays Start Of School

Ohio, New Jersey requires masks in schools

Hospital bed occupancy rates for coronavirus patients rise across Japan

Russia Sets Mass Vaccination for October After Shortened Trial The announcement raised concerns that Russia would begin inoculations and declare victory in the race for a coronavirus vaccine without fully testing its product.

“Fauci Doubts Russia Has Proven Its Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe and Effective

“Wild pool party shut down by police at New Jersey mansion

L.A. County health dept. issues ‘legally binding’ ban against gatherings after shooting at Beverly Crest party

30 COVID-19 cases reported at Westlake District Food 4 Less; workers demand better protections

Ralph Lauren revenue sinks as pandemic hammers demand

Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy

US cruises cancelled through October

7th case of covid at WIPP nuclear dump mine in NM

Trump on Covid death toll: ‘It is what it is

Trump advocates for school reopenings: ‘This thing is going away

Facebook removed Trump’s interview video where he claimed children were “almost immune to covid

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