Coronavirus Live Blog 10.2.2020

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Trump and First Lady both sick with covid. Multiple people associated with Trump have since tested positive including Hope Hicks, Sen. Mike Lee, RNC chairwoman McDaniel. Trump attended a New Jersey fundraiser after knowing Hicks had covid. Now both people from the NJ fundraiser, a MN rally and MN fundraiser are all being urged to quarantine and get tested. Trump was visibly unwell at the NJ fundraiser. Two reporters of the White House press corps have now tested positive. An unnamed White House staffer that works with the press briefings has tested positive. Now the Senate is concerned they need a testing program after multiple people there may have been exposed. SD governor Kristi Noem attended a private MN fundraiser for Trump on Tues and has not been subsequently tested.

Hicks and Lee had frequent contact with people in other branches of the federal government raising concerns this could cause a wider outbreak.
MN saw an uptick in new covid cases today, it was not mentioned if this was potentially caused by either Trump event. Joe & Jill Biden, and Mike Pence have tested negative today.
Notre Dame’s president has tested positive for covid. He was at the White House last week for the SCOTUS nomination ceremony. It isn’t clear if his case is tied to his White House visit.

Florida doctors found a coronavirus cure that’s nearly 100% effective. More information here

Drugmaker Novavax begins late-stage vaccine trial in UK 

“Here’s How the Pandemic Finally Ends – A vaccine by early 2021, a steady decline in cases by next fall and back to normal in a few years— 11 top experts look into the future.”

Not Much Progress on PPE ‘Reshoring’ — U.S. production said to be up, but what will it take to keep it up?

“Among people of color asked to join Covid-19 vaccine trials, worries about inequities run deep

Auto-antibodies against type I IFNs in patients with life-threatening COVID-19

How Do Children Fight Off the Coronavirus? The secret may lie in an “innate” immune response that targets unrecognized invaders, scientists say.

A Covid-19 Vaccine for Children May Not Arrive Before Fall 2021 While scientists are rushing to develop an immunization for adults, no one has started the process yet for children.

Spike in Covid cases within New Jersey’s Orthodox communities raises concern

Virus uptick in Hasidic NYC neighborhoods causes concern – A spike in COVID-19 cases in a handful of Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations is raising alarm bells even as New York City’s overall infection rate remains low

Maryland man gets 1 year in prison for hosting large parties during COVID emergency orders

2 charged over handling of virus outbreak at veterans home

Sept 22: Coronavirus: California’s positivity rate hits all-time low as testing ramps up again – At 2.8%, California’s seven-day positivity rate is lower than at any other point of the pandemic

Coronavirus: Israel tightens second lockdown amid acrimony

Global Covid report: Rio cancels Carnival for first time in a century as global deaths near 1m

Split over new tough coronavirus measures for Madrid – Health Minister Salvador Illa clashes with regional leaders over tougher restrictions.

Continued Tight UK Self-Isolation Rules Continue to Hammer Tourism Sector

French hospitals delay operations to cope with COVID surge

AP link: “Iowa fines beef plant $957 after huge coronavirus outbreak

NYT Report: 9 of Every 10 Restaurants and Bars in N.Y.C. Can’t Pay Full Rent

“Bay Area birds change their tune amid COVID-19 shutdown – When we were quiet, birds sang softer, lower, sexier songs

Nov 6: mainly west coast colleges/universities, no fans, now all 5 “major conferences” are playing NCAA football: “Pac-12 football season to kick off in November

United offers COVID-19 tests at SFO for Hawaii passengers, but they are not cheap – Costly new option to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine


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