Coronavirus Live Blog 10.12.2020

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Covid surges in upper Midwest

ND covid case numbers continue to climb. Fargo has no hospital beds left and only 4 ICU beds.

North Dakota not following its own criteria for COVID-19 risk levels as ‘painful week’ continues

COVID-19 in South Dakota: 617 total new cases; Death toll remains at 286; Active cases at 5,865

Nebraska has 25 ICU beds left, issue stark warning about covid

Coronavirus In Wisconsin: Officials Confirm Nearly 2,700 New COVID Cases

More than 3,000 UW-Madison students have contracted COVID-19. This is one student’s story

COVID-19 hospital admissions for Minnesotans reach a single-day high

GOP governors in spiking states strain for silver linings

Cases in Alaska hit a seven-day state record.

New York’s COVID-19 hospitalizations are the highest since July 15, Cuomo says

Borough Park protests over COVID-19 rules spurred by Trump supporters and campaign, Cuomo alleges

Borough Park protest organizer claims Trump campaign urged them in robocall; Trump denies involvement

Police Arrest Anti-Lockdown Protest Leader In New York’s Orthodox Jewish Community

Central NY positive rate remains just below 1%

New Mexico loses ground in COVID-19 spread fight

Dr. Birx warns of “silent” coronavirus spread in the Northeast

US records its third consecutive day of more than 50,000 coronavirus cases

US sees highest number of new coronavirus cases since August

US coronavirus numbers rise, raising worries about winter

US: “We are all deeply afraid that this is the beginning of that dreaded second wave,’ says emergency room doctor

Coronavirus could worsen in winter, remain major threat through 2021, Fauci says

America’s newest wave of Covid-19 cases, explained – Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are up across the country. More deaths are likely to follow.

CDC study: ‘Urgent need’ to slow spread of coronavirus among young adults

41 states have ‘uncontrolled spread’ of COVID-19 or are trending poorly, data show

India surpasses 7 million Covid-19 cases

France sees highest daily Covid-19 increase with more than 26,800 cases in 24 hours

Hospitals in northern France cancel non-coronavirus procedures due to rise in cases

As virus fills French ICUs anew, doctors ask what went wrong

French intensive care patients for coronavirus surpass May peak

German hospitals warn of staff shortages amid surging COVID-19 cases

Berlin’s first curfew in 70 years kicks in – The German capital has implemented a nighttime curfew in response to a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases. On the first night of the new regulations the mood was somber in the Friedrichshain district, a virus hot spot.

Coronavirus: Merkel and mayors agree on tougher restrictions – Chancellor Angela Merkel and mayors of 11 large German cities have agreed on stricter controls for urban areas exceeding the government’s threshold for concern. Berlin, Frankfurt and others have hit the warning level. 

Spanish government declares state of alarm in Madrid to tackle coronavirus spike – Decision came hours after Madrid High Court struck down coronavirus restrictions imposed on the capital by the health ministry.

Ireland records its highest Covid-19 case rise since April

More than 200,000 people in England had coronavirus last week – Concerns are growing over whether hospitals can cope with the situation for much longer.

UK national lockdown “a possibility,” government advisor says

Inquiry begins into blanket use in England of Covid ‘do not resuscitate’ orders Concerns raised amid fears some elderly people may still be affected by the practice

Can Europe’s hospitals cope with coronavirus wave? — by the numbers – So far, hospitals are coping with a surge in coronavirus cases, but that could change quickly.

‘A Definite and Sustained Increase’: Europe Leads Record Single-Day Worldwide Covid-19 Infection Surge

Russia sees second day of record-high increase in cases

Face masks made compulsory in public in Tehran as COVID toll rises

Hong Kong records 6 new covid cases. 3 from an outbreak at a bar, 3 imported from India.

A Chinese city will test all 9.5 million of its residents.

Nepal sets new single-day record of Covid-19 cases as total infections top 100,000

Hard-hit Peru’s costly bet on cheap COVID-19 antibody tests

Kim Jong Un insists North Korea has no Covid-19 victims

How Arizona Squelched Its COVID-19 Surge

As cases rise the WHO says lockdowns are not the answer but doesn’t say what is.

WHO Dr Nabarro “no lockdowns”, WHO Director-General Ghebreyesus “no herd immunity”: “WHO chief calls herd immunity approach to COVID-19 ‘simply unethical’

COVID-19: WHO Warns Against Herd Immunity Theory

Immunity, and Other Deadly Delusions – Abandoning solidarity for the siren song of age-targeted reopening is a political error and a medical mistake.

“‘I Feel Like I Have Dementia’: Brain Fog Plagues COVID-19 Survivors – “There are thousands of people who have that,” said Dr. Igor Koralnik, chief of neuro-infectious disease at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, who has already seen hundreds of survivors at a post-COVID clinic he leads

30 year old Texas man suffers brain damage from covid, no other symptoms

Local intensive care unit doctor says recovering from COVID-19 could require extensive physical therapy

He called it a ‘scamdemic.’ Then his family fell ill, one by one.

Nurses suffer burn-out, psychological distress in COVID fight – association

Extra pounds may raise risk of severe COVID-19

Regeneron CEO: Trump ‘is a case of one’ and ‘weakest evidence’ for Covid-19 treatment – He says “large clinical trials” are still needed.

Taxpayers are subsidizing 80 percent of Regeneron’s COVID-19 treatment’s R&D costs

The Regeneron antibody technology was originally developed for Ebola prior to the pandemic.

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Development: Current Status

A Coronavirus Vaccine Could Kill Half A Million Sharks, Conservationists Warn

7 looming questions about the rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine

Pfizer trying to defuse critics amid push for vaccine before Election Day – The campaign by Pfizer comes amid growing scrutiny of the CEO’s predictions that the company will know this month whether it has a viable vaccine.

Covid virus ‘survives for 28 days’ in lab conditions

“The effect of temperature on persistence of SARS-CoV-2 on common surfaces

“Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in different environmental conditions

Previous Infection With Other Types of Coronaviruses – Including Common Cold Viruses – May Lessen Severity of COVID-19

How SARS-CoV-2 disables the human cellular alarm system

White House Blocked C.D.C. From Requiring Masks on Public Transportation

US: Advocates plead for housing aid as eviction cliff looms

Amazon warehouses in Hawthorne and Eastvale are fined for coronavirus safety violations
College towns without college students have small businesses struggling – Restaurants and stores that rely on college students are trying everything from takeout to GoFundMes, and some schools and alumni are pitching in.

Covid-19 outbreak tied to youth hockey tournament in Alaska

Two MN pro soccer players test positive, games called off

Bears practice squad player tests positive for COVID-19: report

New York Jets players, coaches sent home after positive COVID-19 test

NFL postpones Monday’s Patriots-Broncos game after new positive COVID-19 test shuts down facilities

“Eric Trump falsely calls president’s coronavirus treatment a vaccine

The 9 people who caught covid at Trump’s MN rally, 2 are in the hospital and 1 in the ICU

Fauci says clip in Trump ad is out of context

What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment?

Trump no longer considered a risk to transmit COVID-19, doctor says
*no proof of a negative test has been provided to the public.

“Former Gov. Chris Christie was released from Morristown Medical Center on Saturday, one week after testing positive for COVID-19.”

Trump campaign manager returns to office 10 days after positive COVID-19 test

Trump returns to trail amid concerns over COVID-19 diagnosis

“McConnell hasn’t been to White House since early August because of lax COVID rules – The Senate, by comparison, has implemented stringent safety measures amid the pandemic

SC senate debate canceled after Lindsey Graham refuses to take a covid test


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