Coronavirus Live Blog 9.1.2020

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The 6-foot rule is ‘outdated’: Researchers devise chart to gauge COVID risk
The study from BMJ cites “Force of emission, ventilation, exposure time” as key factors for transmission. The full article describes all of this in useful detail.

It is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of COVID-19

Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Coronavirus research updates: Reinfection with SAR-CoV-2 is confirmed for the first time with genetic evidence

“The Theory that Could Explain Asymptomatic Cases of COVID-19 – It’s not just about an aggressive immune response.”

Genomic Evidence for a Case of Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2

Abbott to ship millions of $5, card-sized coronavirus tests offering ‘digital health passes’ Abbott to ship millions of $5, card-sized coronavirus tests offering ‘digital health passes’

Pfizer, Moderna’s coronavirus shot rollouts could freeze up, experts say, citing cold-storage needs

Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine candidates require ultra-low temperatures, raising questions about storage, distribution – The storage requirements for mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 ‘would make traditional office or pharmacy administration very difficult,’ one Wall Street analyst said

Aug 4: “Now, ‘freezer farms’ for potential Covid-19 vaccine delivery

‘But I Saw It on Facebook’: Hoaxes Are Making Doctors’ Jobs Harder

Some people found face masks to be a perk

When It Comes to Covid-19, Most of Us Have Risk Exactly Backward We aren’t very good at discussing trade-offs, but we need to make some during this pandemic.

Coronavirus update: Infections rise to more than 1,000 on University of Alabama campus

University of Iowa reports 500 more student COVID-19 cases Just one week into classes, self-reported student, employee cases reach 618

Iowa governor says bars must close in 6 counties as virus cases surge

Coronavirus outbreaks identified at 4 sororities at Kansas State University

Universities Are Playing Fast and Loose With Students’ Health – Who’s really responsible for Covid-19 outbreaks when university campuses reopen?

South Dakota universities; more than 900 in quarantine, 275 active cases. 166 at USD

COVID-19 in South Dakota: 425 new positive cases; Death toll rises to 167; Active cases at 2,428

Nearly 200 cases tied to Sturgis Rally

MN has 27 virus cases linked to Sturgis, none have a common link.

Sturgis Rally tied to 105 coronavirus cases for S.D. residents

SD: 44 caregivers at Rapid City hospital have covid, 167 monitored after being exposed. Hospital warns to expect a surge soon. Rapid City is the closest medium sized city to the Sturgis Rally.

WA: COVID-19 cases plateau in some parts of state, including King County, health officials say

Essential workers, young people likely focus of potential 3rd surge of coronavirus cases in California

Once a COVID-19 epicenter, Arizona emerges from lockdown

Why New Jersey’s Plan for In-Person Schooling Is Falling Apart 

THE UFT EXPECTED TO VOTE ON WHETHER TO AUTHORIZE A STRIKE OVER SCHOOL REOPENING The New York City teachers union wants to ensure good ventilation in schools and access to Covid-19 testing.

U.S. coronavirus cases top six million as Midwest, schools face outbreaks

U.S. Coronavirus Rates Are Rising Fast Among Children

Over 300 new cases in SD, total active cases continues to rise

Staff at Michigan nursing home with outbreak were forbidden to wear masks, lawsuits say

Poland re-introduces ban on flights from 46 countries

Anti-corona restrictions protesters try to storm German parliament – Police had tried to shut down demonstration because of failure to respect social distancing rules.

India passes coronavirus milestone: The largest number of daily cases in the world

Coronavirus: Hong Kong records 13 new Covid-19 cases as health authorities set up more than 100 booths for mass testing

China reports 9 imported coronavirus cases, no local infections for record 14th day

China’s Wuhan says all schools to reopen on Tuesday

Japan: Chiba reports 6 more cases of virus contracted from a funeral

South Korea marks 17th day of triple-digit coronavirus cases with dining curbs

Surge in South Korea coronavirus cases sparks hospital bed shortage concerns

France sees ‘exponential rise’ in cases

France: Macron doesn’t rule out new nationwide lockdown

“Berlin police halt march protesting against German government’s coronavirus response

Canada extends international travel ban to September 30

Mutated coronavirus strain found in Indonesia as cases jump

2 TikTok Stars Who Threw Big Parties Face Charges, Prosecutors Say Bryce Hall and Blake Gray are accused of defying a ban against big gatherings in Los Angeles

“Athletics announce positive coronavirus test; MLB postpones game vs. Astros

Maine reinstates license of Millinocket inn where wedding COVID-19 outbreak began – The Big Moose Inn issued a statement expressing concern for those infected and said it misinterpreted how the state applies limits on the size of gatherings in a facility with multiple rooms.

123 cases now tied to Maine wedding

Hundreds of South Carolina college students busted at massive pool party

MGM Resorts to lay off 18,000 furloughed U.S. employees

“Permanent Layoffs Soar, and It Will Get Worse

Gap closing more than 200 stores this year

Regis salons struggling; customers not returning to pre-COVID routines

Donald Trump says he wants the Big Ten and other conferences to start playing football ‘now’

Trump puts secret service agents at virus risk, straining availability of enough agents for security details. Multiple infection incidents in the secret service are identified in this article including at Trump’s golf club and a July FL rally.

New Trump pandemic adviser pushes controversial ‘herd immunity’ strategy, worrying public health officials




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