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Lab research confirms virus likely jumped from horseshoe bats. The same study notes that the human gi tract can easily be infected with the virus.
Coronavirus blood-clot mystery intensifies – Research begins to pick apart the mechanisms behind a deadly COVID-19 complication
Influenza and obesity: its odd relationship and the lessons for COVID-19 pandemic
102 kids in NY state have contracted the virus related syndrome
COVID-19 and Postinfection Immunity – Limited Evidence, Many Remaining Questions
The ‘biggest challenge’ won’t come until after a coronavirus vaccine is found – The nation’s supply chain isn’t anywhere close to ready
Can post-exposure prophylaxis for COVID-19 be considered as an outbreak response strategy in long-term care hospitals?
Oregon’s virus hospitalization rate drops but it isn’t good news
U.S. Coronavirus Testing Still Falls Short. How’s Your State Doing?
Testing and the State Petri Dishes of Democracy
Useful graphs of virus trends for various countries
Graphs for various countries normalized by population
Company invents peel and stick face masks
1 million New Yorkers could be evicted under COVID without city assistance: Right now renters can’t be evicted, but they still have to pay rent.
Cats with no symptoms spread coronavirus to other cats in lab test
Coronavirus: Africa, at first spared, now confronts outbreaks all over the continent
US whistleblower says 2020 winter will be bleak, worst in modern history, unless we prepare a better virus response
Trump names ex-pharmaceutical executive, general to lead vaccine push
Trump is pressuring the CDC to change its death-toll methodology and produce a lower figure, report says
Trump privately questions whether coronavirus deaths are being overcounted as Fauci projects the opposite
Trump vs. the skeptics: Reopening fight highlights polar opposite outcomes – Reopening quickly could boost Trump and the economy. It could also spark catastrophe.
Multimillion-dollar food bank delivery contracts go to firms with little experience – The Agriculture Department awarded $1.2 billion to several little-known companies to send excess farm products to food banks.
Health officials stopped reporting infections at Nebraska meatpacking plants
As some countries ease up, others are reimposing lockdowns amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections
IL rural areas causing state cases to go up
Coronavirus: real UK care home death toll double official figure, study says
As Georgia Lifts Restrictions, Its Hospitals May Be Unready For A COVID-19 Surge
Texas sees 1,000 new coronavirus cases 5 days in a row
Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down state’s stay-at-home order
Louisiana casino resort to reopen everything next week
Mothers Day fight at a PA Red Lobster. The restaurant was doing curbside pick up only but there was sometimes a 3 hour wait for orders.
Armed militia helped a Michigan barbershop open, a coronavirus defiance that puts Republican lawmakers in a bind
CA universities will stay online only in the fall
South Korea backtracks on reopening schools after outbreak
Boris Johnson orders all non telework people back to work, then tells them not to crowd public transit
Robert Mercer among billionaires funding groups that coordinated the anti lockdown protests
The partisan culture war over masks – One conservative writer’s viral rant explains how a basic public health measure become another front in the culture wars
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