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US tops one-day record with 83,757 COVID-19 cases, exceeding previous summer high

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The U.S. topped the one-day record for new coronavirus cases, according to Johns Hopkins University data, surpassing the previous summer high.

At the height of the surge, on July 16, the U.S. saw more than 77,362 reported new cases of COVID-19. On Friday, the U.S. reached 83,757 new daily cases, according to by Johns Hopkins University.

The news comes on the heels of a study by the University of Washington School of Medicine that projected more than 500,000 Americans could die by the end of February in part because of the nation’s current patchwork of COVID-19 mandates and the inconsistent use of masks to prevent virus spread.

"We are heading into a very substantial fall-winter surge," said Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington's School of Medicine. "We expect that surge to steadily grow throughout different states, and at the national level continue to increase as we head towards quite high levels of daily death in late December and January."

 

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"The day after Tennessee hit their record most new cases in a day their student section of their stadium is completely filled, no social distancing, no masks."

 

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Update on my end. We're trending down again after a brief initial uptick with the rest of country. It remains to be seen and it doesn't make any sense. I personally can attest that people aren't generally social distancing properly. Pittsburgh is mostly removed from other metro areas but you'd figure that even if there were an initial delay in the first hump on the graph once the virus established itself conditions would be mirrored as in other parts of the country. Yet, that doesn't seem to be the case. The situation is just severe enough to always be a nagging worry in the back of my mind but not severe enough to be a tangible threat if you're social distancing. If one were a solipsist they could be forgiven for thinking it some sort of cosmic test of character building.



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Spain just declared a state of emergency after passing 1m cases -- another nation-wide lockdown seems likely.

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At Least 5 of Vice President Pence's Aides Test Positive for Coronavirus

 

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(CNN) At least five people in Vice President Mike Pence's orbit have tested positive for coronavirus in recent days, including chief of staff Marc Short, close aide Zach Bauer and outside adviser Marty Obst, sources told CNN.

 

There are concerns that more people within Pence's inner circle will test positive in the coming days, a source said. "They're scared," the source said of staffers in the vice president's office.
 
Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence each tested negative for coronavirus on Sunday, a White House official said. Despite contact with multiple people who recently tested positive, Mike Pence is refusing to quarantine in defiance of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
 
Pence's office announced Saturday evening that Short had been diagnosed with Covid-19. Sources told CNN that Obst, who is a senior political adviser to Pence but is not a government employee, and at least three staffers in Pence's office have also tested positive for the virus.
Bauer, one of the staffers who tested positive, according to two sources familiar with the matter, is Pence's "body man," meaning his job is to accompany Pence throughout the day and night helping him with a wide range of duties, putting him in close proximity to the vice president. A source familiar with the matter told CNN that Bauer has not been in the office since Tuesday, when he went home to quarantine after coming into contact with Obst. Bauer tested positive Saturday.

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Birthrates, marriage, gender roles will change dramatically in post-pandemic world, scientists predict

  • Planned pregnancies will decrease in a disease-ridden world, birthrates will drop, and many couples will postpone marriage, said senior author and UCLA professor of psychology and communication studies Martie Haselton.
  • People who are single are less likely to start new relationships. Women who can afford to be on their own are likely to stay single longer, Haselton said.
  • With children home due to the pandemic, women are spending more time providing care and schooling, are less available for paying work and may come to rely more on male partners as breadwinners, Haselton said. This will push us toward socially conservative gender norms and potentially result in a backslide in gender equality.
  • Unlike many past crises, this pandemic is not bringing people closer together and, despite some exceptions, it is not producing an increase in kindness, empathy or compassion, especially in the U.S., said lead author Benjamin Seitz, a UCLA psychology doctoral student with expertise in behavioral neuroscience.
  • “Our species is not wired for seeking a precise understanding of the world as it actually is,” the authors write, and our tribal predispositions toward groupthink are resulting in the large-scale spread of misinformation We tend to seek out data that supports our opinions, and we too often distrust health experts, they say.

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France reports over 50,000 cases in single day

France racked up 52,010 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, health authorities said on Sunday evening. Some 17% of people who were tested during mass testings on Sunday were found to have the virus, Sunday's data showed.
Case numbers have been increasing dramatically for weeks, with several records announced over the past seven days alone.
France, like much of Europe, has introduced a widespread testing program, reaching more people than when the virus first broke out. However, the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that increased testing "is not the only reason for the increase of COVID-19 cases," citing the relaxation of preventative measures.
In response to the increase, the French government brought in new restrictions for two-thirds of the country from Saturday. Under the new rules, people can only go out at night if they have good reason to do so. The regulation applies in 54 French administrative regions and in the overseas collectivity, French Polynesia in the South Pacific.


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Pharma Billionaires Set Up For Coronavirus Payday

 

https://theintercept.com/2020/10/23/trump-covid-19-pharma-regeneron-coronavirus-treatment/

 

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(The Intercept) In January, as the new coronavirus began spreading in the U.S., Regeneron struck an agreement with a division of Department of Health and Human Services known as the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, to receive up to $81 million for work on antibodies that would prevent Covid-19 from infecting cells by attaching to the spikes on its surface. The two antibodies Regeneron chose were developed using cell lines that were derived from the kidney tissue of an aborted fetus.

 

…In September, Regeneron released results of a trial of 275 nonhospitalized Covid-19 patients treated with its combination of antibodies. The findings were encouraging, showing that the treatment reduced both patients’ viral load and their symptoms. A press release the company issued at the time said the antibodies “showed positive trends in reducing medical visits” and described the results as “having positive implications.”

 

…And although Regeneron has committed to selling some of the antibodies to the government, which in turn is obligated to distribute them “to the American people at no cost,” according to the government’s July 6 agreement, that deal applies only to “a fixed number of bulk lots.” After that, the pricing is up to the company — a prospect that frightens some economists.

 

…“We are committed to ensuring that REGN-COV2 will be affordable for patients in need,” Regeneron said in its emailed statement. “We know our medicines only help if people can access them, and, as such, we are working hard to develop and scale-up a completely novel treatment for COVID-19 that is accessible to the people who need it.”

 

For (Zain) Rizvi (of Public Citizen), the reassurance rings hollow. “The corporate executives will control the price and the supply,” he said. “What could go wrong?”


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Coronavirus: Europe's daily deaths rise by nearly 40% compared with last week - WHO

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Europe's daily Covid deaths rose by nearly 40% compared with the previous week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has told the BBC.

WHO spokeswoman Dr Margaret Harris said France, Spain, the UK, the Netherlands and Russia accounted for the majority of cases which increased by a third.

"The concern... is that intensive care units in hospitals are now beginning to fill with very ill people," she warned.

Russia reported a daily record of 320 deaths, pushing the tally to 26,589.

There has been a sharp increase in Italy too, with 221 fatalities announced in the past 24 hours. The total number of fatalities in Austria went above 1,000 on Tuesday.

https://www.bbc.co.u...europe-54704677



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They had 'mild' cases of COVID-19. Months later, they're still too sick to work

Greg Branch not only achieved his dream of becoming a pilot, he had one of the best gigs in the industry. For 13 years, he flew pro athletes, famous musicians and CEOs of major companies around the world on private jets.
“Sometimes, it was just wealthy retirees who’d fly to Canada for lunch,” said Branch, 37. “You don’t ask why, but you learn a lot from talking to them. Every day is something different.”
Every day now, he said, is pretty much the same. Headaches, confusion and fatigue that can make a walk to the kitchen feel as draining as running a mile uphill. Unable to fly, Branch and his wife left West Palm Beach and moved into a home in Tampa owned by her parents.
It all started in June. Casinos reopened. Branch flew clients to Las Vegas. He had a night off and decided to do a little gambling.
“Nobody was wearing a mask,” he said. “I didn’t wear one. I wasn’t taking it seriously.”
His senses of taste and smell vanished a week later, and he had a mild cough. He tested positive for COVID-19. But that was as bad as it got in the first couple weeks.
He expected to be back in the air within a month. “I was in good shape. You have to be pretty healthy to fly.” Plus, everything he had heard about COVID-19 said recovery would take a week or two.
But as the weeks went by, new symptoms appeared. When he and his wife went out on their boat, he felt so tired he could hardly hold his fishing pole.


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Space Force's No. 2 general tests positive for coronavirus

Gen. David Thompson, the Space Force’s vice chief of space operations, is self-quarantining and working from home after testing positive for COVID-19, per a news release issued Wednesday evening.
The big picture: Officials are following guidelines that include contact tracing and quarantining, "if needed," said the statement, which didn't mention if any other military personnel had recent contact with Thompson. He took the test after a close family member tested positive for the virus. It comes three weeks after members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff went into quarantine following Adm. Charles Ray's positive coronavirus test results.


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