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Cell phone travel data related to Sturgis Rally

New virus cases decline in the US and experts credit masks

STURGIS HERE WE COME – We wanted to see the migration of devices to one of the nation’s largest motorcycle rallies in Sturgis, SD. The data told a fascinating story.

Cellphone data tracks movements of hundreds of thousands of Americans traveling to and from South Dakota’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the Las Vegas Strip amid COVID-19

Hundreds of thousands of bikers converged at the massive Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, one of the biggest gatherings during the pandemic. Mapping their phone data shows where they traveled across the US.

South Dakota added to Chicago’s travel order; 2 states removed

114 covid cases tied to Sturgis. 77 from out of state

88 SD cases tied to Sturgis rally. Mass testing of residents after the rally turned up 26 asymptomatic cases.

Bay Area band receives hate mail after performing at Sturgis superspreader event

Coronavirus outbreak at Maine nursing home and jail linked back to wedding reception

Huge coronavirus outbreak at Maine jail linked to indoor wedding reception

Maine schools have covid outbreak tied to wedding

Mass. health officials trace coronavirus cluster to RI wedding event

Tracking Coronavirus Cases at U.S. Colleges and Universities: 26,000+ Cases 750+ Colleges

COVID-19 cases among U.S. children have jumped 21% since early August, data shows

Coronavirus model projects more than 317,000 US Covid-19 deaths by December

CDC walks back covid testing change.

Abbott wins U.S. authorization for $5 rapid COVID-19 antigen test

Moderna coronavirus vaccine shows strong immune response in older adults – The European Commission to buy 80 million doses of the vaccine.

Why Does the Coronavirus Hit Men Harder? A New Clue Women produce a more powerful immune response than do men, a new study finds.

From Southern Hemisphere, Hints That U.S. May Be Spared Flu On Top Of COVID-19

COVID-19 spike in Seattle shelter amplifies the many uncertainties facing King County’s homeless in the fall

New Virus Hot Spots: U.S. Islands from Hawaii to Puerto Rico U.S. islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific have growing cases of the coronavirus, which can spike even in places far removed from urban centers when controls are relaxed.

Stay at home order goes into effect on Hawaiian island of Oahu

Your state’s Covid-19 epidemic, explained in 5 maps – These maps show how your state is doing.

Four scenarios on how we might develop immunity to Covid-19
Sterilizing immunity, Functional immunity, Waning immunity, Lost immunity

“Another COVID Mystery: Patients Survive Ventilator, But Linger in a Coma

Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2

It is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of COVID-19

China says it’s been vaccinating doctors and border workers since July

Citriodiol: “Mosquito repellent is effective at providing protection against coronavirus, preliminary research shows

Woman may have caught coronavirus in airplane toilet, researchers say

South Korea: A woman spread COVID to 27 customers at a Starbucks. Its mask-wearing employees escaped infection

UK sees highest number of new Covid-19 cases since mid-June

Hundreds of workers at UK poultry factory told to self-isolate as 75 test positive for Covid-19

30 UK teenagers take a trip to Greece, come home and go to local bars. 11 have tested positive for covid.

South Korea records highest new daily coronavirus case numbers since March

India reports highest single-day surge with over 75,000 new coronavirus cases

WHO alarmed over rapidly escalating rates of Covid-19 in Libya

France declares 19 new virus “red zones

Belgium bans travel to Paris due to coronavirus concerns – Paris and several other French regions now classified as ‘red zones.’

Spain divided on pandemic response as coronavirus spreads – Madrid fumbles for solutions as infections soar during summertime ‘movida.’

Schools Can Reopen, Germany Finds, but Expect a ‘Roller Coaster’ With nations determined to return to in-person learning, many will have trouble matching Germany’s formula: fast and free testing, robust contact tracing and low community spread.

After 8 workers die of COVID-19, officials want Merced County Foster Farms plant closed

Cruise lines are already canceling sailings into 2021

Lord & Taylor to close all stores

Best Buy’s 2Q online sales surge but challenges remain

How to Buy a Computer During the Great Laptop Shortage of 2020

54% of San Francisco storefronts have closed due to COVID-19, chamber of commerce study says

Delayed Second Stimulus Already Leading to Cuts in Grocery Store Spending

‘There’s zero income’ — Kansas drummer shares hardships of coronavirus halt in live concerts

San Ysidro border line waits grow to 10 hours in coronavirus crackdown

Comments on Weekly Unemployment Claims

Distance learning plans crunched as laptop shortage hits U.S.

Their school refused to require masks, but bans spaghetti straps. These girls protested — and won.

Boy attacks Roanoke Co. school bus monitor after being asked to wear mask

Teachers in SD left to make their own desk shields on their own dime.

FL: 9000 kids with covid in 15 days of school starting

“Friday night frights: The South braces for fall football crowds – An Arkansas football tradition could shape the future of in-person sports during the pandemic.”

Aug 24 RNC experiment: “Masks are required at RNC 2020 in Charlotte. But many are not wearing one.”

Aug 28: “4 people at the RNC in Charlotte test positive for coronavirus, county says

Hundreds gather at White House for Trump speech despite COVID-19 guidelines

“How Mike Pence slowed down the coronavirus response – Taking the reins in late February, the vice president sought to bring order to a chaotic response. He also slowed things down.”

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