SimplyInfo.org Coronavirus Live Blog 6.13.2020

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Study: 100% face mask use could crush second, third COVID-19 wave

The Minnesota Department of Health on Friday reported another 25 deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total for the pandemic to 1,274 — including 1,015 in long-term care.

Mayo Clinic has a new antibody test that looks for the specific proteins needed to create immunity.

Beijing district in ‘wartime emergency’ after virus cluster at major food market 

A frantic search for scarce hospital beds as pandemic rages in India

Russia’s communal apartments are a petri dish for covid

Coronavirus spreads among fruit and vegetable packers, worrying U.S. officials

US surgeons successfully perform double lung transplant on Covid-19 patient for first time: ‘If she didn’t get the transplant, she would not be alive

Contact-tracing apps might not work in some busy city environments – The Bluetooth-based app might send false positives to residents living in crowded tower blocks.

The C.D.C. says the highest-risk gatherings are large, packed ones that draw people from out of the area.

People with developmental disabilities more likely to contract and die of covid than any other demographic 

Gilead’s remdesivir prevents lung damage in COVID-19 study on monkeys 

Johnson and Johnson move up clinical trial of covid vaccine to July

Astrazeneca wins coronavirus vaccine deal with Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands

California tech CEO charged in coronavirus test fraud case 

Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, Arkansas, Texas, Florida, Tennessee: “8 states that experts worry are the new Covid-19 hot spots

Michigan investigates disease cluster among flood recovery workers who came from out of state

Trump to resume campaign rallies with June 19 (Now June 20) event in Tulsa – The president did not mention safety precautions or restrictions for the upcoming events, which have been on hold because of coronavirus.

California courts may end rental, eviction protections 

California health official resigns after receiving threats

It’s a grim reality that’s playing out across the country as Covid-19 spreads beyond the meat plants that have captured the national spotlight. At least 60 food-processing facilities outside the meatpacking industry have seen outbreaks, with more than 1,000 workers diagnosed with the virus, according to a new study from Environmental Working Group.

Arizona tells hospitals to activate emergency plans amid another record high average of new cases

Half of CA residents in places with case increases that could cause more restrictions

Coronavirus hospitalizations rise sharply in several states following Memorial Day

New coronavirus cases reported at reopened Tesla factory. This doesn’t look great for Elon Musk.

How long will it take to gauge the impact of George Floyd protests on coronavirus spread

No gym, no sleep pods as Google employees return to the office

AstraZeneca wins fresh U.S. funding in race for COVID-19 treatment

Coronavirus may have spread in Wuhan in August, Harvard research shows, but China dismissive

Asia Today: S. Korea requires QR tracing at high-risk places 

WHO head urges world not to drop guard as pandemic still growing 

US, Russia, Mexico, Iran included: “These 7 countries have the most worrying Covid-19 outbreaks – India, Brazil, and South Africa have some of the world’s most alarming Covid-19 trends.”

Zara to close over 1000 stores 

America’s stay-at-home seafood binge now faces virus threat

School reopening plans in tatters as only 25% of pupils in England return Official figures dash No 10’s hopes of phased reopening to allow parents back to work

I’m an ER Doctor. Here’s What I Feel OK Doing as My State Reopens. – Each person’s calculus will be a little bit different depending on their comfort with risk and their priorities.

Coronavirus updates: Rise in Santa Clara hospitalizations ‘likely’ related to reopening efforts

 

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