SimplyInfo.org Coronavirus Live Blog 7.6.2020

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July 2 Miami FL, covid testing site, image via CNN

239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne The W.H.O. has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive.

US records more than 45,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day According to Johns Hopkins University’s tally, the United States has recorded at least 2,839,436 cases of coronavirus, including 129,676 deaths. On Saturday, Johns Hopkins University reported 45,283 new cases and 242 new deaths.

Doctors say the US is in a ‘free fall’ with coronavirus as 32 states struggle with higher rates of infection 

NY 24896 deaths, FL 3803 deaths, but the NY had peak months ago and declined, FL is still climbing with no signs of slowdown: from The COVID Tracking Project 

July 4: U.S. new coronavirus cases hit all-time high of 57,497 — as COVID-19 surges in Florida, Arizona, California and Texas – New cases are up 43% in Florida over the past week, up 35% in Texas, and up 20% in California over the same period

US has enough remdesivir if the epidemic does not get worse, former FDA Commissioner says

CDC study reinforces COVID-19 cautions with pregnancy 

As Coronavirus Slams Houston Hospitals, It’s Like New York ‘All Over Again’ The death toll is lower, but there are echoes of March as cases spike, doctors fall ill and supplies run short. Now, Texas is trying to adapt hard-won lessons while addressing a new set of challenges.

10 of 12 Houston region hospitals are at capacity, transferring patients

Hospitals in at least two Texas counties are at full capacity heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with county judges urging residents to shelter in place.

TX governor “I opened bars too soon

Texas leaders warn of hospital capacity, ask for lockdowns

Abbott: This is the ‘last, best chance’ to contain COVID-19 before shutting down again

July 4: Texas has its biggest daily rise in virus cases 

Texas coronavirus cases top 1,300 from child care facilities alone

SC is running a 20.7% positive test rate for the state

Georgia YMCA camps close after staff and campers get covid

Tampa Bay area has zero percent available ICU beds, no surge plan in place.

Florida coronavirus cases rise by record 11,458 on Saturday

July 4: Florida breaks record with 11,458 new virus cases. Miami-Dade and Broward hit highs, too 

July 5: New US record of highest single-day coronavirus case total set in Florida 

Bars are still open in FL. They only get shut down for violating capacity rules https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/another-round-of-restaurant-bar-shutdowns-following-covid-violations-in-ft-lauderdale/2257781/

Miami Beach mayor says “too many people” are not taking coronavirus seriously

As the Virus Surged, Florida Partied. Tracking the Revelers Has Been Tough.

Phoenix mayor says Arizona opened up “way too early

Phoenix Mayor Says FEMA Refused to Help With Testing

Joplin Missouri: “A small Missouri city thought it had dodged the coronavirus. Now, it’s hitting home.”

Georgia Tech won’t require students to wear masks on campus. Faculty aren’t happy 

Wisconsin sees big jump in positive tests, decrease in overall testing

Californians are losing their fear of the coronavirus, setting the stage for disaster

California severely short on firefighting crews after COVID-19 lockdown at prison camps

Crews Fire in rural Bay Area triggers evacuations 

“Overwhelmed Southern California transferring coronavirus patients to Bay Area hospitals – Stanford and UCSF are among the hospitals treating COVID-19 patients from Imperial County along the Mexican border

Authorities announce shutdown of underground SF nightclub 

Mexico logs 6,740 new coronavirus cases, passes Italy’s total

Mexico closes US border in Arizona to stop July 4th visitors, citing COVID-19 fears

City on US-Mexico border too overcrowded to take more Covid-19 patients, governor says CNN Espanol’s Daniel Silva Fernandez and CNN’s Maija Ehlinger The governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Francisco Cabeza de Vaca, tweeted Saturday that hospitals run by the Mexican Institute of Social Security in Reynosa, a city bordering the United States, are too “overcrowded to receive more patients” seeking treatment for coronavirus.

July 4: Brazil has almost 38000 cases in one day

Tokyo host bars take the heat for Covid revival Host bars and their disempowered women clients are proving a convenient scapegoat for the disease’s persistence in Japan

Tokyo confirms 131 new coronavirus infections on Saturday

July 5: Japan reports 274 new Covid-19 infections, as cases continue to rise

Spain imposes second local coronavirus lockdown in two days

Catalonia confines 200,000 residents amid spike in coronavirus cases – People can only enter or exit the area for work or in an emergency, new rules state.

In Australia, thousands are told they can’t leave their homes, effective immediately.

Australia to seal off 6.6 million people in virus-hit state as outbreak worsens

Australian Medical Association calls for pause on easing Covid-19 restrictions as cases rise

High-density towers can be like ‘vertical cruise ships’: “Why Melbourne’s public housing towers have ‘explosive potential’ for coronavirus to spread

250 workers at Indian autobike factory catch covid

India once again records its highest daily rise in cases, as pandemic grows

Bulgarian emergency doctor dies after giving CPR to covid patient

Syria records highest daily death count from Covid-19

A mandatory mask law took effect in Iran on Sunday as the country batttles a new wave of cases.

Oxford Expert Claims Their COVID-19 Vaccine Gives Off Long Term Immunity With Antibodies 3X Higher Than Recovered Patients

Feds stop sending gowns described as useless to NH nursing homes

Becton Dickinson’s rapid antigen test for COVID-19 authorized by FDA, shares rise 

What drugs work and what do not for covid 

Las Vegas resort pools packed with little fear of pandemic

With Department Stores Disappearing, Malls Could Be Next

Reopening schools seen as vital step in pandemic recovery

‘How the hell are we going to do this?’ The panic over reopening schools – The CDC issued additional guidance this week on safely reopening schools, with infections spiking in the South and West.

The NCAA has lots of rules. Players’ parents wonder why it has none for coronavirus.

Second Miami Heat Player Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Cancelling Team Workouts

Four Marlins Players Test Positive for Coronavirus

Two Twins players test positive

Multiple Red Sox players test positive

2 Chicago White Sox players test positive for Covid-19

European Workers Draw Paychecks. American Workers Scrounge for Food.

Trump campaign fundraiser and Donny Jr. girlfriend has covid after Tulsa rally Had contact with multiple govt. officials in SD

Governor Noem’s close contact with Trump staffer who tested positive for COVID-19

“Texas Republicans to host in-person convention despite coronavirus surge

Trump signs PPP extension

Trump administration releases list of companies that received most money from small business bailout loans

Lobbying battle brewing over access to COVID-19 vaccine

Why the U.S. still hasn’t solved its testing crisis – The nation has conducted more than 4 million tests in the past week, more than ever before.

 

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