Coronavirus Live Blog 9.12.2020

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AstraZeneca’s vaccine trials are resuming after a safety review, but only in Britain.

America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral – As the U.S. heads toward the winter, the country is going round in circles, making the same conceptual errors that have plagued it since spring.

Restoring the filtration efficiency of N95 masks after they have been cleaned

Filtration quality of various types of mask and when to wear them.

How the Coronavirus Attacks the Brain It’s not just the lungs — the pathogen may enter brain cells, causing symptoms like delirium and confusion, scientists reported.

“Why Australia Had a Mild Flu Season and What That Means for the United States

These scientists think seasonal flu could make covid transmission worse.

Americans need to ‘hunker down’ this fall and winter as Covid-19 pandemic will likely worsen, Fauci says

Fauci: Return to pre-coronavirus normality will be ‘well into 2021

COVID-19 Storms: Bradykinin In, Cytokine Out? — Papers poke holes in cytokine storm as gene expression study offers a new theory

“Inside Oxford’s Vaccine Saga: From Wild Hype to Sobering Reality – Once hailed as the world’s best hope, the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine trial hits a bump in the road—and that might be good news.”

Seeking the causes of post-Covid symptoms, researchers dust off data on college students with mononucleosis

Heart injury after covid spurs call to screen college athletes

CDC: Dining Out Tied to Coronavirus Infection — Study suggests complete safety not possible with reopened restaurants

Community and Close Contact Exposures Associated with COVID-19 Among Symptomatic Adults ≥18 Years in 11 Outpatient Health Care Facilities — United States, July 2020

A 78 year old woman had a seizure in March. It ended up that she had covid.

How cities can avoid costly lockdowns with smart use of big data

‘Everyone was left to guess what went wrong’: An open letter to AstraZeneca’s CEO on transparency

White House coronavirus task force considers SD’s current outbreak “deeply concerning”

North Dakota reports decrease in active COVID-19 cases, but Williston area hot spot grows

29 Bismarck students, staff test positive for COVID-19 since schools opened; 258 quarantined

WI: Dane County exec tells UW-Madison to close dorms

Third-grade teacher in SC district dies of COVID-19

As students return, the deaths of at least six teachers from covid-19 renew pandemic fears

MN; 75 cases tied to Lyon County wedding

Canada reports zero COVID-19 deaths for first time since March

We’re striking: French teachers walk out of college after coronavirus cases

French PM warns of ‘clearly deteriorating’ coronavirus situation

Positive Covid tests in no-lockdown Sweden hit lowest rate since pandemic began

19 sumo wrestlers at the same stable have covid

UK: Covid outbreak at Somerset hospital linked to 18 deaths Weston general hospital issues apology over deaths of patients who contracted virus there

England brings in more local restrictions as COVID-19 rate soars

Brazilian state of Bahia to test Russia’s vaccine, plans to buy 50 million doses

L.A. County walks back trick-or-treating ban, but advises against popular Halloween tradition

Mall owners close to buying J.C. Penney out of bankruptcy

‘They really are putting money above people’s lives’: As movie theaters reopen nationwide, some employees are reluctant to return

DeSantis: Miami and Broward are ready to reopen – The ascent to phase two is a major step for the state’s two highest-populated counties, which were both hit hard by Covid-19.

Lawsuits reveal just how fraught the workplace has become in the age of Covid-19

Amtrak to furlough 2,000 employees in October, members of Congress urge to stop it

Smithfield Foods fined by OSHA for outbreak at Sioux Falls plant

625,000 essential workers in Michigan eligible for free college: What to know Essential workers who worked during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown and don’t have a degree are eligible for free college.

Lawsuits reveal just how fraught the workplace has become in the age of Covid-19

NFL wide receiver charged in $24 million coronavirus loan scam by federal prosecutors

A group of students knew they had covid-19. They hosted a party over Labor Day anyway.

Trump official preventing Fauci from discussing Covid children risk – report Dr Paul Alexander reportedly told Fauci’s spokesperson he should not use TV interview to advocate mask-wearing by children

Fauci: ‘I have to disagree’ with Trump saying U.S. is rounding the corner on coronavirus – Trump told reporters at the White House this week that the U.S. might be nearing the end of its struggle with the virus.

Secret White House Coronavirus Task Force Reports Contradict Public Claims by Trump, Pence

Trump keeps lying about how the US Covid-19 situation compares to other countries. Here are the facts. – Trump’s strategy is to ceaselessly lie about the coronavirus and hope people either don’t notice or don’t care.

Trump pushes for schools to stay open, Big Ten to play football

House Democrats probing $250M coronavirus messaging contract – The lawmakers complain the HHS campaign to “inspire hope” is politically motivated.

Science editor says Trump ‘flat-out lied’ about COVID-19, demoralizing scientific community

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