Coronavirus Live Blog 9.25.2020

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‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

Pentagon used taxpayer money meant for masks and swabs to make jet engine parts and body armor

“Government watchdog finds supply shortages are harming US coronavirus response

“The Road Ahead: Charting the coronavirus pandemic over the next 12 months — and beyond

COVID-19 then and now: Six reasons why death rates are improving – Since the terrifying early days of the pandemic, more people are surviving

Federal panel delays vote on initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Daily Smartphone Tracking Planned for First to Get Covid Vaccine

Signs of an ‘October vaccine surprise’ alarm career scientists

Medicare may not cover coronavirus vaccine costs: The program does not cover drugs approved for emergency use

Fauci contradicts Trump’s claim coronavirus affects ‘virtually nobody’ young – The president said the coronavirus “affects virtually nobody” as the U.S. death toll topped 200,000.

Fauci warns of fall coronavirus dangers: ‘We are entering into a risk period

SD: Noem claims South Dakota’s COVID-19 cases “peaked late”

Are Red State Governors Getting Their People Killed to Help Donald Trump’s Re-Election Chances?

Sioux Falls, SD appears to hit metric where the city would consider a mask mandate.

2135 covid cases among K-12 schools and post-secondary schools in SD. Schools have been open roughly 1 month or less depending on the school.

Sioux Falls: Second Judicial District suspends jury trials because of COVID-19 hospitalization rate

South Dakota hospital conglomerate sponsors indoor arena concert in October described as a potential super spreader event as part of governor’s pheasant hunting festival. The concert was canceled the next day after the national level news story published.

SD: DSU vollyball team in quarantine

SD: Vermillion parent shares concern over (lack of) contact tracing


ND: Spike in COVID hospitalizations, surge in cases in western ND nursing homes, bring major worries Some facilities report dozens of active cases; one was named in a spate of deaths reported over the weekend.

Top North Dakota health official lifts international travel quarantine order

Los Angeles: Riverside County to reduce covid restrictions

All CA counties to allow indoor salon services

CA covid19 death rates, time, age: “COVID-19 then and now: Six reasons why death rates are improving – Since the terrifying early days of the pandemic, more people are surviving

Inequality Fueled COVID-19 Transmission in San Francisco’s Mission District, Says New Study – Test Results Show Economic Factors Drove Increased Transmission in Latinx Essential Workers and Families Despite Shelter-in-Place

“Why SF has the lowest COVID-19 death rate of any other major city

“SF archbishop asks why people can shop at Nordstrom, but not go to church inside

California surpasses 15,000 coronavirus deaths as positivity rate drops below 3%

Canada is ‘betting on multiple horses’ in vaccine race, minister says

How UK coronavirus guidance has changed – Boris Johnson’s government has instructed Brits to work from home, not to work from home, to eat out and stay in, all within a few weeks.

UK – Covid spike leads government to pause return of fans to sports stadiums

Boris Johnson adopts cautious approach to second UK coronavirus lockdown – Pubs and restaurants will be forced to close at 10 p.m. and people will be encouraged to work from home under new restrictions announced Tuesday.

Scottish ministers considering strict new Covid rules, leak reveals

Madrid opera canceled after audience revolts over social distancing concerns

The hell that is remote learning, explained in a comic – Here’s what one week of online school is like for my 7- and 5-year-old kids.

Where are all the kindergartners? Pandemic creates rare gap year – While K-12 enrollment has gradually decreased in recent years, the latest kindergarten numbers are abnormally low.

Parents and child charged over party that forced Massachusetts high school to delay in-person learning

Notre Dame and Wake Forest postpone game due to positive coronavirus tests

Pity the Poor College Frosh: “Definitely Weird

There have been more than 4,500 Covid-19 cases in Texas public schools

Report: NFL fines coaches, teams more than $1 million for not wearing masks in Week 2

“Sizzler, one of America’s first steakhouse chains, files for bankruptcy

Hoover fellow and White House advisor Scott Atlas threatens defamation suit over Stanford open letter – Attorneys representing medical school faculty call legal threat ‘meritless’

The Emperors Covid19 Clothes are fine, off with her head: “Pence aide blasts former coronavirus task force member who criticized Trump – Retired Gen. Keith Kellogg, the vice president’s national security adviser, said he was “not proud of Olivia Troye.”

Trump claims vaccine coming ‘within a matter of weeks,’ contradicting health officials – The CDC director said last week that while a vaccine could be ready by November or December, it would likely not be widely available until later next year.

NIH staffer to retire after he was exposed as the blogger behind anti-Fauci, anti-mask stories

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