Coronavirus Live Blog 11.2.2020

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Trump suggests he might fire Fauci after election, following pandemic comments

New York City sees ‘very worrisome’ spike in coronavirus infection rate

Why North and South Dakota are suffering the worst Covid-19 epidemics in the US – Here’s why the coronavirus outbreaks in the Dakotas got so bad.

US: Where Covid Cases Are Rising Fastest

Coronavirus updates: Wisconsin may run out of ICU beds in 2 weeks; Boston Marathon postponed; CVS adds rapid testing sites

At least 1,500 nurses have died from Covid-19 worldwide, says International Council of Nurses

Iran records its highest number of Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours

Australia records zero local coronavirus cases for first time since June

Portuguese government requests state of emergency as European cases soar

Germany heads into November ‘lockdown light’ to slow virus

The number of coronavirus patients in German ICUs has tripled in two weeks 

Germany Sees Generational Conflict Over Pandemic As Virus Spreads

Coronavirus lockdown opponents claimed responsibility for Berlin explosion: Reports – No one was injured when a homemade explosive device went off in the German capital on Sunday.

“A new coronavirus variant is seen spreading across Europe, research says

Xinjiang region reports 13 new local cases amid China’s biggest outbreak in months

Regeneron’s COVID-19 antibody cuts medical visits in phase 2/3 trial

The ‘very, very bad look’ of remdesivir, the first FDA-approved COVID-19 drug

A Flu Shot Might Reduce Coronavirus Infections, Early Research Suggests – Hospital workers who got vaccinated were significantly less likely to develop COVID than those who did not

The effect of influenza vaccination on trained immunity: impact on COVID-19

Historic vaccine race meets harsh reality – Pfizer’s admission that it still doesn’t know whether its coronavirus vaccine works is a dose of reality for the historic global vaccine race.

Merck CEO says Covid vaccine won’t be a ‘silver bullet,’ predicts mask use for the ‘foreseeable future’

Crucial Covid vaccine data expected from Pfizer this week now unlikely to come before U.S. election

If a Covid-19 vaccine is proven safe and effective, the federal government will distribute it to “all of America simultaneously,” and states will own the final distribution, Army Gen. Gustave Perna, chief operating officer of the federal government’s coronavirus response, said Tuesday.

States need billions to prepare for Covid-19 vaccines. The federal government isn’t helping. – Experts say local and state governments need more time and resources to scale up vaccination efforts.

More states join California’s COVID-19 vaccine review group

STAT-Harris Poll: The share of Americans interested in getting Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible is dropping

Fauci Warns Herd Immunity Will Kill People: ‘An Unacceptable Pathway

Officials in Trump’s administration say, despite public denial, the president is actually pushing for a herd immunity strategy for COVID-19

Eli Lilly and Co will stop testing one of its experimental monoclonal antibody treatments in hospitalized Covid-19 patients after a review of results show it did not seem to be helping them.

Some Covid Survivors Have Antibodies That Attack the Body, not Virus New research found ‘autoantibodies’ similar to those in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients. But patients may also benefit from treatments for those autoimmune diseases.

COVID’s cognitive costs? Some patients’ brains may age 10 years

British study shows evidence of waning immunity to Covid-19

Covid: Antibodies ‘fall rapidly after infection

“Kroger pharmacies to offer $25 rapid COVID-19 antibody tests – The tests typically provide results within 15 minutes”

Coronavirus ‘thrived’ on structural racism, Labour report finds – Campaigner Doreen Lawrence looked into the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minority communities.

193 European airports at risk of closure due to crisis, says industry lobby

Physicians Push Back on Trump’s Claim of Inflated COVID Deaths — Accusations provoke outrage; but president has his believers too

Top Trump health official warns of ‘draconian measures’ if America doesn’t mask up

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