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  1. https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/07/parties-causing-uptick-of-coronavirus-cases-in-nj-towns-teens-mayor-says.html “I have seen the alert circulating today about the Westfield Urgent Care Center’s confirmed cases, in addition to numerous other messages sent to me about known new cases within the community, mostly among 18-24 year-olds emanating from Fourth of July and graduation parties,” Brindle said on Facebook. (Mayor Shelley Brindle)
  2. https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/i-thought-this-was-a-hoax-patient-in-their-30s-dies-after-attending-covid-party A patient in their 30s died from the coronavirus after attending what is known as a “COVID party,” according to health care officials. Chief Medical Officer of Methodist Healthcare Dr. Jane Appleby said the idea of these parties is to see if the virus is real. “This is a party held by somebody diagnosed by the COVID virus and the thought is to see if the virus is real and to see if anyone gets infected,” Dr. Appleby said. “Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said ‘I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not,’” Appleby said. Appleby made this case public as the spike in cases for Bexar County continues. She wants everyone, especially those in the younger demographic, to realize they are not invincible. “It doesn’t discriminate and none of us are invincible,” Appleby said. “I don’t want to be an alarmist and we’re just trying to share some real-world examples to help our community realize that this virus is very serious and can spread easily.”
  3. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/all-hospitals-are-full-houston-overwhelmed-icus-leave-covid-19-n1233430 Houston hospitals have been forced to treat hundreds of COVID-19 patients in their emergency rooms — sometimes for several hours or multiple days the region’s 12 busiest hospitals are increasingly telling emergency responders that they cannot safely accept new patients The increase in ambulance diversions, coupled with the spike in patients being held indefinitely in emergency rooms, are the latest indicators that Houston hospitals are straining to keep up with a surge of new coronavirus patients. On Thursday, 3,812 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the region, including more than 1,000 in intensive care units
  4. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is leading a Trump administration effort to demand the Food and Drug Administration reverse course and grant a second emergency authorization for the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. He denounces what he calls "media-induced hydroxy hysteria."
  5. Gilead’s Remdesivir Linked to 62% Cut in Covid-19 Mortality Risk Findings from the comparative analysis also showed that 74.4% of remdesivir-treated patients recovered by Day 14 versus 59% of patients receiving standard of care Mortality rate for patients treated with remdesivir in the analysis was 7.6% at Day 14 compared with 12.5% among patients not taking remdesivir
  6. ru848789 - any thoughts? https://news.yahoo.com/research-coalescing-around-idea-coronavirus-194200542.html Research is coalescing around the idea that coronavirus antibodies may last just a few months With some diseases, like measles and hepatitis A, infection is a one-and-done deal. Once you get sick and recover, you're immune for life. "For human coronaviruses, that's not the case," Florian Krammer, a vaccinologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, told Business Insider. "You can get repeatedly infected once your immunity goes down." Increasingly, research is starting to coalesce around an unfortunate picture of COVID-19 immunity: People who develop antibodies might not keep them for very long. Last month, a study showed that antibodies may last only two to three months. Then research published Monday suggested that antibodies could last only three to five weeks in some patients.
  7. No plan... https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/patients-swamp-sun-belt-hospitals-with-covid-19-on-a-rampage/ar-BB16yquJ The coronavirus pandemic’s merciless march through the Sun Belt is killing record numbers of Americans there, overrunning hospitals and exhausting supplies. But even as some leaders fall ill themselves, they have failed to contain the disease’s spread. On Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis offered no new restrictions as Florida joined Texas and California in reporting record deaths. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey promised more testing and limited restaurant capacity after the state reported the most cases in six days. In Mississippi, where many lawmakers had resisted wearing masks in the Capitol, 26 of them tested positive, including the leaders of both legislative chambers. New U.S. virus cases topped 60,000 in a day for the first time Thursday. And in states where the disease rages, a nightmarish paralysis hit institutions filling with the sick and dying. Quinn Snyder, an emergency physician in Mesa, near Phoenix, said patients were flooding in from other parts of Arizona and as far as New Mexico as smaller hospitals near the saturation point. “We’ve been discussing putting people in fluoroscopy suites, in radiology suites, everything to housing people in tents,” Snyder said. “We’re rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic as we speak.” In Florida, where 120 more deaths were reported Thursday, the daily record went unmentioned at DeSantis’s media briefing in Jacksonville. “At the end of the day, we need our society to function,” DeSantis said. “We need our society to continue to move forward. We can take steps to be able to minimize risk when you’re talking about coronavirus, but we can’t just leave society on the mat.” Florida’s new hospitalizations and the rate at which residents are testing positive also jumped sharply, and the number of virus patients on ventilators continued to climb in Miami-Dade, the most populous Florida county. New cases are quickly filling beds in intensive-care units in Houston, site of the state’s worst outbreak. Houston’s Texas Medical Center hospitals filled up all ICU beds generally available last week and began tapping converted beds according to its crisis plan. As of Thursday, 17% of Phase 1 surge capacity had been filled, up from 9% the day before, the center reported.
  8. From the TS Warning: * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few tornadoes - PLAN: Emergency plans should continue to include possible tornadoes. - PREPARE: Stay within your shelter keeping informed of the latest tornado situation. - ACT: Move quickly to the safest place within your shelter if a tornado warning is issued. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.
  9. At a clinic in Corona, a working-class neighborhood in Queens, more than 68 percent of people tested positive for antibodies to the new coronavirus. At another clinic in Jackson Heights, Queens, that number was 56 percent. But at a clinic in Cobble Hill, a mostly white and wealthy neighborhood in Brooklyn, only 13 percent of people tested positive for antibodies. As it has swept through New York, the coronavirus has exposed stark inequalities in nearly every aspect of city life, from who has been most affected to how the health care system cared for those patients. Many lower-income neighborhoods, where Black and Latino residents make up a large part of the population, were hard hit, while many wealthy neighborhoods suffered much less.
  10. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-08/u-s-cases-top-3-million-ivy-league-scraps-sports-virus-update Florida reported 120 deaths among residents, a daily record. In New York, meanwhile, the number of outdoor diners seated at restaurants was 95% lower than a year ago and public transport in the past week stalled at about half the pre-pandemic level. Cumulative hospitalizations of Florida residents rose by 2.4, or a record 409, to 17,167.
  11. President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa that drew thousands of people in late June, along with large protests that accompanied it, “likely contributed" to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday. Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day record high, and another 206 cases on Tuesday. Although the health department's policy is to not publicly identify individual settings where people may have contracted the virus, Dart said those large gatherings “more than likely" contributed to the spike. “In the past few days, we’ve seen almost 500 new cases, and we had several large events just over two weeks ago, so I guess we just connect the dots," Dart said.
  12. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/07/08/volunteers-can-now-sign-up-large-coronavirus-vaccine-studies/ A network of more than 100 clinical trial sites at hospitals and medical clinics across the United States will take on the unprecedented challenge of testing covid-19 vaccines and other preventive treatments, federal officials announced Wednesday. The Covid-19 Prevention Trials Network, which knits together the existing federal clinical trial infrastructure developed largely to test HIV vaccines and treatments, launched with a website for volunteers to join the roster of people to be considered when the first trials begin later this month.
  13. There were signs Tuesday that recent trends toward fewer deaths and a greater share of new cases among younger people -- developments that have comforted some governors, businesses and investors -- could soon shift. In Florida, the median age of infections rose to 40, the highest since the state began tracking it in June. And in Texas, a record 60 deaths were reported.
  14. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article244048107.html Under pressure last week as COVID-19 hospitalizations soared in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office said the state would start reporting daily hospitalization data for all 67 counties. DeSantis on Tuesday, however, refused to address the fact that the state has yet to make good on its promise when asked by a Miami Herald reporter. The number of people entering hospitals each day for COVID-19 is key data that public health experts monitor to measure the potential strain on hospital systems and the seriousness of the disease’s resurgence. Florida is an outlier among states in not reporting the number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 At the press conference, DeSantis pointed to the health department’s daily report, which he had printed out in front of him, instead of addressing why state agencies haven’t yet released the data. “They have so much raw data on there,” he said, flipping through the papers. “It’s really incredible ... people do the charts and the graphs and everything. That’s all available for folks and they are able to do it.”
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