Coronavirus Live Blog 12.4.2020

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Global deaths from Covid-19 surpass 1.5 million in another tragic milestone

100,000 covid patients in US hospitals. 2670 deaths (new record)

New CDC Data Suggests True Coronavirus Death Toll is Now Near 400,000

White House coronavirus task force warns states: ‘We are in a very dangerous place

If everyone wears a mask for 100 days, US deaths could be decreased by about 66,000, expert says

Here’s the World Health Organization’s latest guidelines on mask-wearing

Covid infections in US in December and January in the US confirmed. These were not specifically tied to travel and appear to be general spread in the population

Vaccination cards will be issued to everyone getting Covid-19 vaccine, health officials say

US aims to distribute vaccines to 100 million by end of February

UCSF doctor releases timeline for COVID-19 vaccine: When will you get it?

Hope On The Way: Here’s What You Need To Know About California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

“The Covid-19 vaccines are a marvel of science. Here’s how we can make the best use of them

Berlin is building mass vaccination centers at six venues

Pfizer says supply chain challenges contributed to slashed target for COVID-19 vaccine doses in 2020

Trump Covid vaccine czar says side effects ‘significantly noticeable’ in 10% to 15% of recipients

Fauci apologizes for casting doubt over UK’s approval of Pfizer vaccine

Not A Bug, its a Feature? “Fortune or foresight? AstraZeneca and Oxford’s stories clash on COVID-19 vaccine”

In Rural Washington, a Small County Gets Ahead of the Curve for Vaccination Planning Ferry County, Washington, has 7,600 residents, difficult terrain, and super-cold freezers ready to handle Covid-19

LA is on track to run out of hospital beds by Christmas. The mayor has urged residents to “cancel everything”

LA issues stay at home order

San Bernardino County limits ambulance dispatches as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise

San Bernardino County coronavirus hospitalizations jump 48% in one week

Gov. Gavin Newsom sidesteps questions on whether data supports new business closures

Gov. Herbert provides Utah COVID-19 update as state sees 3,945 new cases, 11 deaths

Bars in Dallas-Fort Worth area ordered to close as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise

Florida passes 1 million coronavirus cases after 8,847 more reported Tuesday

Ventilator use in Miami-Dade County is up 46% in two weeks

Arizona reports more than 10,000 new Covid-19 cases following Thanksgiving lag

ME: 44 new cases at nursing home on Deer Isle Maine, National Guard dispatched to help

South Dakota death toll breaks 1000

As Hospitals Fill With COVID Patients, Medical Reinforcements Are Hard to Find

In depth article about hospital shortages in SD and surrounding region.

Bad scented candle reviews may indicated when covid began to spread in the US

98% of covid cases in Japan had antibodies 6 months later. This includes asymptomatic cases

Researchers Trace the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 From Nose to Brain

Do not resuscitate’ orders caused potentially avoidable deaths, regulator finds Care Quality Commission says orders were wrongly applied in English care homes in early part of pandemic

UCSF doc explains what you can safely do amid new COVID-19 surge

Biden asks Dr. Fauci to join his team; will urge 100 days of mask wearing

California Democrats urged people to stay home – and then did the opposite at restaurants and holiday parties

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