Coronavirus Live Blog 9.5.2020

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Key model predicts 400,000 coronavirus deaths in US by January Key model predicts 400,000 coronavirus deaths in US by January

Experts project autumn surge in coronavirus cases, with a peak after Election Day

These 4 Midwestern states are seeing worrying Covid-19 spikes – Most of the Midwest had been spared the worst of Covid-19 — until now.

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: ‘Virus is all over the state’; 924 new cases

COVID-19 in South Dakota: 259 new positive cases; Death toll rises to 170; Active cases at 3,032

Harvard researchers say South Dakota should shut down immediately

COVID-19 looms over sugar beet harvest Estimates show farmers need more than 4,000 people to bring in the crop when the full-scale harvest starts in October in the Red River Valley.

Active COVID-19 case rise sharply in North Dakota as Grand Forks outbreak grows Grand Forks County reported 79 new cases Thursday, bringing the county to a state-high 491 active cases. Many of the cases from the county reported in the last two weeks are believed to be tied to the University of North Dakota, which aims to test all students, faculty and staff as the fall semester begins.

Bismarck nursing home battling COVID-19 outbreak as cases surge around North Dakota The Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center, in east Bismarck, was reporting more coronavirus cases than any other long-term care center in North Dakota as of Wednesday, Sept. 2.

WI: COVID-19 Positivity Rate Higher in Children Than Adults Parents sending COVID-19 positive children to school, obstructing disease

Teachers Will Ask Judge To Block In-Person Learning At NYC Public Schools


UW-Madison orders 9 sororities, fraternities with positive COVID-19 cases to quarantine

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Gettysburg College Puts All Students On Lockdown

Georgia college leaders worry as COVID-19 cases rise before Labor Day

South Carolina: “USC reports more than 400 new active coronavirus cases; total climbs to 1,443 – Approximately one in every 25 students currently has COVID-19.”

One-third of COVID-19 positive Big Ten athletes have myocarditis, Penn State athletic doctor says

3 deaths, 147 coronavirus cases now tied to Maine wedding The three people who died as a result of the outbreak did not attend the wedding.

WA: As virus-stricken Bremerton hospital took new patients, public was kept in dark

Houston ICU doc sounds COVID-19 warning for Labor Day weekend

COVID-19 could overwhelm hospitals, KC doctors warn, as schools open, flu season nears

They cared for some of New York’s most vulnerable communities. Then 12 died

COVID-19 Can Wreck Your Heart, Even if You Haven’t Had Any Symptoms

COVID-19 vaccine developers prepare joint safety pledge: WSJ Several COVID-19 vaccine developers, including Pfizer Inc, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna Inc, plan to issue a public pledge not to seek government approval until their vaccine candidates are proven to be safe and effective, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Health officials worry nation not ready for COVID-19 vaccine

WHO does not expect widespread coronavirus vaccines until mid-2021 – The global health organization stressed the importance of reliable and transparent data from studies.

Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine showed antibody response in initial trials

Top Adviser To Operation Warp Speed Calls An October Vaccine ‘Extremely Unlikely

Coronavirus death rate may be as bad – or worse – than for Spanish flu pandemic Chinese and US researchers have come up with an estimate of 4.54 per cent using new data and modelling based on the initial outbreak in Wuhan That compares to estimates ranging from 1.61 to 1.98 per cent for the influenza virus over a century ago

Pancreatitis may be a “presenting” sign of covid infection

Could Boosting Vitamin D Cut COVID-19 Risk? — Observational study suggests there may be a link between the two

This also applies to covid19: “The Moral Determinants of Health

A common North American mouse can catch and spread the coronavirus, lab studies show The findings raise the distant possibility that they could become a reservoir for the pathogen in nature and transmit it to humans.

Coronavirus: former Italy PM Berlusconi in hospital as second wave fears grow in Europe

France expects more severe COVID cases in next 15 days

“Japan Plans To Provide COVID-19 Vaccine To All Citizens For Free

Shanghai adds personal ID to its Covid-19 health codes, joining new functions that include mobile payments and borrowing library books

At mass Covid-19 testing site in Hong Kong, concerns raised over inadequate protective gear and residents with sore throat or cough taking part

South Korean doctors split over strike deal as coronavirus infections surge

“August Employment Report: 1.4 Million Jobs Added, 8.4% Unemployment Rate

New York pushes ahead with more reopenings as COVID-19 cases rise in U.S. Midwest

Georgia nuclear project reports more than 800 COVID-19 cases to date

Texas-based assistant director’s COVID-19 death ignites debate on returning to film sets

No can do: Pandemic canning trend causing shortage of lids and jars for home gardeners

Which Farm Animals Can Catch COVID-19?

Hotels are using rooms for college dorms

The Service Economy Meltdown As companies reconsider their long-term need to have employees on site, low-wage workers depending on office-based businesses stand to lose the most.

Mall of America to lay off more than 200 employees

United Airlines will furlough 16,000 employees

White House faces skepticism over prospects for a vaccine

Trump puts pressure on FDA for coronavirus silver bullet ahead of Election Day

HHS secretary insists no politics at play in coronavirus vaccine race – Alex Azar’s remarks come as three vaccine candidates have entered late-stage Phase 3 clinical trials.

“White House denies Trump has embraced ‘herd immunity’ strategy to COVID-19

Hair-Gate continues: “Nancy Pelosi’s stylist says salon owner set up speaker ‘for her own vain aspirations’

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