SimplyInfo.org Coronavirus Live Blog 8.4.2020

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Houston doctor tells TV station he’s fighting both COVID-19 and stupidity 

Birx says COVID-19 outbreak not under control because ‘people are on the move’

Trump health official: Time to ‘move on’ from hydroxychloroquine – Dr. Brett Giroir says the need is to find medicines that work.

Physical Distancing Linked With Significant Reduction in COVID-19 Transmission: Study The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE on Thursday, found that physical distancing policies enacted nationally in 46 countries prevented an estimated 1.57 million cases of COVID-19 over a two-week period, representing a 65 per cent reduction in new cases.

Some people may have partial immunity to covid based on testing of pre-pandemic blood samples

National Covid-19 cases appear to be plateauing, but new hot spots are emerging.

How such rapid progress on a vaccine was possible 

At least 40 infected with COVID-19 on Norway cruises amid scramble to trace passengers

Chinese study found pulmonary consolidation indicated more severe covid 

Predictive CT technology could tell who would need ICU level care from covid related lung scans

We Need to Talk About Ventilation How is it that six months into a respiratory pandemic, we are still doing so little to mitigate airborne transmission?

One man’s COVID-19 death raises the worst fears of many people with disabilities

“Next big COVID-19 treatment may be manufactured antibodies

No Silver-Bullet: “Anxious WHO implores world to ‘do it all’ in long war on COVID-19

German scientists may have found a factor in severe covid cases: “Out of more than 200 candidate factors, researchers identified a glycoprotein called transferrin to be a procoagulant (a cause of blood clotting) that increases with age, is higher in males than in females, and is higher in SARS-CoV-2-infected cells. Hence, transferrin may have potential as a biomarker for the early identification of COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease.”

Factbox: Coronavirus in Congress – 14 members have tested or been presumed positive

Rep. Raul Grijalva tests positive for Covid-19 – The Arizona Democrat’s positive test comes after a hearing where he had contact with Rep. Louie Gohmert.

Sources: More St. Louis Cardinals test positive, Saturday’s game postponed

Marlins COVID-19 outbreak: Another player tests positive Friday; 20 total reported cases among team – Players who tested positive will reportedly be bused back to Miami

A $10 billion/year MLB league/industry can’t deal with covid19: “6 teams idle: Manfred, union talk as MLB grapples with virus

LA Mayor Urges ‘Extreme Caution’ (Men Especially) To Fight COVID-19 Spread

Outbreak Linked to Pacific Beach Gym Cited for Defying Public Health Order – It was not clear if the infections occurred while the business was operating defiantly or before the public health order was modified on July 6 

Indiana Student, School Staff Member Test Positive for Virus on First Days Back in Class – Greenfield-Central offered students in-person and online options at the start of the new academic year

Overwhelmed, Stressed, Scared: School Nurses Brace for the Fall Semester

Dr. Fauci says kids over 9 years old can transmit the coronavirus as well as adults as some schools reopen

Coronavirus updates: California records first death of someone under 18

“SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Infection Among Attendees of an Overnight Camp — Georgia, June 2020″

The Risk That Students Could Arrive at School With the Coronavirus

COVID cases, exposure have 260 Gwinnett school employees not working

SD doctors at odds with governor over her unsubstantiated claim that masks don’t work.

After plummeting, the virus soars back in the Midwest

South Dakota To Host Hundreds Of Thousands For Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Starting Friday

Morgues Are Overflowing in Mississippi and Coroners Are Terrified

Her family reunion feels unsafe. But her 98-year-old grandma wants her there.

“Man fires at cops with AK-47 after refusing to wear a mask, police say

‘Masks make us slaves’: thousands march in Berlin anti-lockdown protest – video Up to 17,000 people, including libertarians and anti-vaccination activists, have marched in Berlin to protest against Germany’s coronavirus regulations. Many flouted guidance on wearing masks and physical distancing as they accused the government of ‘stealing our freedom‘.

30,000 people spotted without mask on Berlin public transport in three weeks

Syria Is Overwhelmed By Coronavirus As Govt Conceals Outbreak, Health Worker Says

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass half a million

How inequality and poverty undermined South Africa’s COVID response

Mexico posts world’s third-highest coronavirus death toll

China totals 49 new cases on Aug 1st

Kosovo prime minister says he has COVID-19

As coronavirus cases increase worldwide, an Australian state is imposing tough new restrictions – Victoria has declared a state of emergency, with the city of Melbourne announcing a curfew and strict social distancing measures.

Silicon Valley sees virus cases higher in crowded housing than in high density areas.

Bay Area had avoided spikes until shutdown fatigue, early reopening and prison outbreak

DC catholic priest told congregation to not “fear” covid. Is now in hospital with covid, congregation told to quarantine.

Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency Rate Increased Sharply in June

Lord & Taylor Surprises Sunday Shoppers With “Store Closing” Signs At Many Locations, Files For Bankruptcy

MI GOP senator that fought covid restrictions gets covid

How Jared Kushner’s Secret Testing Plan “Went Poof Into Thin Air

rt of the Deal: Trump administration mismanaged ventilator contract, costing taxpayers millions, Democrats claim A new report from Democrats claims the administration overpaid for ventilators.

‘Wrong!’: Trump slams Fauci over testimony on Covid-19 surge – Tensions between Trump and Fauci have been simmering for months.

A reporter asked Trump about his failed covid response, his reply was a greatest hits of misinformation and blaming other people.

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