Coronavirus Live Blog 11.23.2020

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US records 20 straight days of 100,000 new coronavirus infections

As coronavirus cases surge, hospitals are beginning to be overwhelmed – A new HHS report finds more than 1,000 US hospitals are “critically” short on staff amid a rising third wave of Covid-19 infections.

Hospitals Know What’s Coming “We are on an absolutely catastrophic path,” said a COVID-19 doctor at America’s best-prepared hospital.

‘No ICU Beds to Be Found’ — Indiana hospitals brace for the worst as COVID-19 surge starts to take hold

Utah coronavirus cases up 3,395 Saturday, as hospitalizations set another record

1 America, 1 Pandemic, 2 Realities Journeys through two states found Americans leading starkly different lives in the pandemic. New Mexico feels at a standstill. In South Dakota, life is going right on.

Two Rural States With GOP Governors And Very Different COVID-19 Results

SD: Sanford Health apologizes for CEO’s email statements.

The Sanford Health apology letter is signed by 5 upper execs and not CEO Krabbenhoft

‘No beds anywhere’: Minnesota hospitals strained to limit by COVID-19 Open ICU beds were down to single digits in some parts of Minnesota last week, when Gov. Tim Walz ordered a four-week shutdown of bars and other venues.

Hundreds of bodies remain in Brooklyn freezer trucks months after of COVID-19 began

NY: Parts of Rochester could go into Orange Zone this week

Upper Manhattan, Staten Island and Long Island heading for COVID-19 restrictions: Cuomo

Daily California coronavirus cases triple as pandemic dramatically worsens

N.J. reports 3,998 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths as more patients stream to hospitals in second wave surge

Gov. Greg Abbott reiterates Texas will not shut down again while touting arrival of new coronavirus treatment – ​Abbott’s news conference came the same day that Texas reported more daily new cases than ever before — 12,293 — easily surpassing the previous record of 10,823 two days earlier.

Toronto, Canada’s largest city, put into lockdown as infections soar

European countries believed that Germany would always have spare ICU beds for them. Now they’re almost full

Coronavirus digest: Germany may start vaccinating in December

Work from home until April if possible, PM tells England’s workers

Coronavirus: Clinics in Naples, Italy, on the brink of collapse Campania, a region in southern Italy, is drowning in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Public hospitals in Naples can no longer accept all patients. Delali Sakpa reports from Naples.

Malaysia: World’s largest latex glove factory to close to test workers for covid after widespread outbreak.

“Why the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine is different – AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford say their vaccine is up to 90 percent effective. But there’s a lot we still don’t know.”

Covid-19: Oxford University vaccine is highly effective
Interim data suggests 70% protection, but the researchers say the figure may be as high as 90% by tweaking the dose. The results will be seen as a triumph, but come after Pfizer and Moderna vaccines showed 95% protection.

AstraZeneca says its COVID-19 vaccine candidate is up to 90 percent effective

“AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is 70% effective on average, early data show

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine ‘likely first to be widely used in UK

Moderna to charge $25-$37 for COVID-19 vaccine: CEO tells paper – Moderna has said its experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19

Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? Ethicists are fiercely debating how to vaccinate billions of people. – Pfizer and Moderna have discovered effective vaccines, but some of us will get the shot before others.

Data show hospitalized Covid-19 patients are surviving at higher rates, but surge in cases could roll back gains

Exercise After Covid-19? Take It Slow Heart and lung damage can happen after even mild illness, prompting doctors to recommend caution before returning to your workout.

“Kansas issued a face mask order. Counties that opted out saw COVID-19 cases rise 100% in 6 weeks, CDC says

Researchers say study on COVID-19 in Italy doesn’t dispute virus origins

China suggests Italy may be the birthplace of COVID-19 pandemic

China’s ‘bat woman’ says COVID-19 did not originate in Wuhan lab

“SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV viral load dynamics, duration of viral shedding, and infectiousness: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Researchers identify features that could make someone a virus super-spreader

“Review Confirms COVID-19 Patients Most Infectious in First Week — But no live virus detected after day 9, a systematic review and meta-analysis found

“Estimating the extent of asymptomatic COVID-19 and its potential for community transmission: Systematic review and meta-analysis

“What the data say about asymptomatic COVID infections – People without symptoms can pass on the virus, but estimating their contribution to outbreaks is challenging.”

Most coronavirus cases are spread by people without symptoms, CDC now says

F.D.A. Grants Emergency Authorization of Antibody Treatment Given to Trump The treatment, made by the biotech company Regeneron, is a cocktail of two powerful antibodies that have shown promise for people who get it early in the course of the disease.

Here’s How to Think About the Danish Mask Study — What the DANMASK-19 trial showed and didn’t show about mask use and COVID-19

MN to give businesses state level covid stimulus money

CDC raises warning on cruise line travel to very high risk for coronavirus

Massive Orthodox wedding in Brooklyn ‘disrespectful,’ Cuomo says

15 members of north Texas family get COVID-19 after small birthday party

I handled holiday orders at a grocery store. Trust me: The holidays are miserable. – Please, make the season less awful for service workers by staying home this year.

It’s starting to sink in: Schools before bars – The virus is raging across the country, shutting down schools although they haven’t turned out to be super-spreader sites.

Glaring omission from Biden’s Covid-19 task force: mental health expertise

Newsom, family quarantining after exposure to COVID-19

Stanford faculty condemn Scott Atlas for ‘view of COVID-19 that contradicts medical science

The acting Pentagon chief was exposed to the coronavirus. He’s not quarantining. 0 In addition, the Pentagon’s top policy chief tested positive for the coronavirus.

Ben Carson Says He Was ‘Desperately Ill’ With The Coronavirus

Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for coronavirus

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