COVID-19 Coronavirus Spreads
Novel coronavirus, denoted 2019-nCoV by the WHO
Aug 11, 2020, Tuesday
Covid-19 In America, Explained In 18 Maps And Charts - Vox
The US’s coronavirus epidemic is among the worst. Here’s what you need to know.
Inside The Fight To Save Houston’s Most Vulnerable - The New York Times
Our reporters and cameras were given exclusive access to the Covid medical I.C.U. at Houston Methodist Hospital. Meet five patients and watch as the staff works to heal them.
New Zealand Reports First Local Covid-19 Cases In 102 Days - Bloomberg
New Zealand’s world-beating run of being Covid-free has come to an end, with the detection of new cases prompting the government to put largest city Auckland into lockdown.
Thousands Of Small Businesses Going Bankrupt In US Are Uncounted In Covid - Bloomberg
Big companies are going bankrupt at a record pace, but that’s only part of the carnage. By some accounts, small businesses are disappearing by the thousands amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and the drag on the economy from these failures could be huge.
Aug 10, 2020, Monday
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Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
AMC Theatres Lost $561M In One Quarter, Revenue Down 99% - Los Angeles Times
AMC's U.S. theaters have been closed since mid-March.
Amid Coronavirus Outbreak At Bakersfield Immigration Facility, Emails Show ICE Deliberately Limited Testing - Los Angeles Times
On Thursday, a federal judge in San Francisco issued a searing ruling, saying ICE has "responded to the health crisis in such a cavalier fashion" that it has "lost the right to be trusted."
Aug 05, 2020, Wednesday
Aug 04, 2020, Tuesday
He used to say Canada’s health care was risky. Now he says it’s the future. - CSMonitor.com
Given the diverging trajectories of the United States and Canada during the pandemic, their different health care models are getting renewed attention – especially from a man who says he once lied about the dangers one of them posed.
Aug 03, 2020, Monday
Religious Groups Received $6-10 Billion In COVID-19 Relief Funds : NPR
Religious organizations, having received as much as $10 billion in the first round of COVID-19 aid, hope to receive more funding under any new relief package.
What You Need To Know About Pregnancy And COVID-19 : Short Wave : NPR
How dangerous is covid-19 for pregnant women and their babies? The research has been scant and the data spotty. Dr. Laura Riley, the chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Obstetrician-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian, explains what we know at this point and what pregnant women can do to protect themselves.
Aug 02, 2020, Sunday
Coronavirus: Russia Plans Mass Vaccination Campaign In October - BBC News
The health minister says clinical trials are over and doctors and teachers will be vaccinated first.
Nobody Accurately Tracks Health Care Workers Lost To COVID-19. So She Stays Up At Night Cataloging The Dead. — ProPublica
Anesthesiologist Claire Rezba started tracking lost health workers almost instinctively. Researchers and industry professionals say the lack of good official data on these deaths is “scandalous” and is putting lives in danger.
Aug 01, 2020, Saturday
Is Western Europe Losing Its Grip On The Coronavirus?
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How A $175 COVID-19 Test Led To $2,479 In Charges — ProPublica
A global pandemic ravaging America is no time to forget the first rule of American health care: There is no set price. One out-of-network medical provider in Texas seeks permission from patients to charge fees as high as six-figures to their insurance.
TeleTracking Technologies Awarded Coronavirus Data Contract in Irregular Process : NPR
The administration awarded a contract for a COVID-19 database to TeleTracking Technologies using a process reserved for innovative research. Its CEO had links to the New York real estate world.
Jul 31, 2020, Friday
Kushner COVID-19 Plan Axed Because Virus Hit Democrats Worst: Report - Business Insider
Some members of Kushner's COVID-19 team thought it was better to leave Democratic-voting areas to fend for themselves, a source told Vanity Fair.
How Jared Kushner’s Secret Testing Plan “Went Poof Into Thin Air” | Vanity Fair
This spring, a team working under the president's son-in-law produced a plan for an aggressive, coordinated national COVID-19 response that could have brought the pandemic under control. So why did the White House spike it in favor of a shambolic 50-state response?
Jul 30, 2020, Thursday
American Parents Are Setting Up Homeschool “pandemic Pods” | MIT Technology Review
In the past few weeks, a new vocabulary has emerged in parenting groups on social media: pandemic pods, copods, microschools, homeschool pods. All describe cobbled-together groups of students who plan to study at home together this fall as the pandemic creeps into a new academic year. Homeschooling, this is not. As local and federal governments…
Billionaires Are Doing Better Than Ever. Why Isn’t Their Philanthropy Trickling Down? – Mother Jones
Don't blame the pandemic.
We're Only Just Beginning To Learn How The Coronavirus Affects The Brain - CNN
One of the more puzzling aspects of the novel coronavirus is just how many organ systems are impacted through the course of the disease. We've heard about the heart, lungs and respiratory symptoms, but a growing mystery is its impact on the nervous system.
Jul 28, 2020, Tuesday
Churches Set Up On California Beaches, Defying COVID Limits - Los Angeles Times
Huntington Beach and Cardiff State Beach in San Diego County have both seen large outdoor church gatherings, alarming public health officials.
Evolutionary origins of the SARS-CoV-2 sarbecovirus lineage responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic | Nature Microbiology
There are outstanding evolutionary questions on the recent emergence of human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 including the role of reservoir species, the role of recombination and its time of divergence from animal viruses. We find that the sarbecoviruses—the viral subgenus containing SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2—undergo frequent recombination and exhibit spatially structured genetic diversity on a regional scale in China.
Jul 27, 2020, Monday
Opinion | The Cult Of Selfishness Is Killing America - The New York Times
The right has made irresponsible behavior a key principle.
China Reports Biggest Virus Spike Since End Of Wuhan Outbreak - Bloomberg
China reported the most domestic coronavirus infections in more than four months as it battles outbreaks in its western and northeastern regions, raising fears of a serious resurgence.
Jul 26, 2020, Sunday
Jul 25, 2020, Saturday
State Unemployment Agencies Could Take Months To Adapt To WH Proposal, Memos Show : NPR
The National Association of State Workforce Agencies tells lawmakers on Capitol Hill that it would take most states 8-20 weeks to move to a modified system of awarding benefits.
Jul 24, 2020, Friday
How Low Can Dems Go On Unemployment Benefits? | HuffPost
Dealmaking is about to go down -- and so is that extra $600 a week in extra jobless benefits unless Democrats put up a big fight.
CDC Issues Coronavirus Guidelines For Reopening Schools - WSJ
The CDC recommends students social distance and wear masks. It also encouraged schools to keep students and staff in groups that stay apart from other groups. It doesn’t recommend that schools screen students for coronavirus symptoms.
Where Did Coronavirus Originate? Inside The Hunt To Find Out | Time
How did this virus travel from a bat colony to the city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak was first documented?
A COVID-19 Vaccine Reality Check - The Atlantic
So much hope is riding on a breakthrough, but a vaccine is only the beginning of the end.
Vitamix And Other Ohio Manufacturers Pushed Mike DeWine For Mask Mandates - The Washington Post
The state’s manufacturers, including chef-favorite Vitamix, with their supply chain connections in China, saw the virus coming early and pushed for statewide mask mandates in April. Gov. Mike DeWine required masks in public this week.
China May Have Eyed Coronavirus Research At Shuttered Houston Consulate, Officials Say
China’s efforts to use the Houston consulate to steal science and technology secrets were “particularly aggressive and particularly successful,” Trump administration indicates.