The Coronavirus - What's Happening Around the World

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Coronavirus updates: Cases rise in 40 of 50 states; Jersey Shore open, but L.A. beaches closed; Texas mask mandate begins

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...cord-daily-cases-texas-face-masks/5370486002/


Heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the U.S. recorded 52,291 new cases of the coronavirus Thursday, surpassing Wednesday's record of 50,655, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University Covid-19 cases rise in 40 of 50 states over past two weeks.

It's the largest single-day total in the U.S. since the pandemic began six months ago.
 

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2 Texas counties urge residents to shelter in place as hospitals reach capacity

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/04/us/texas-hospitals-coronavirus/index.html

Hospitals in at least two Texas counties are at full capacity heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with county judges urging residents to shelter in place.
Judges in Starr and Hidalgo counties sent out emergency alerts Friday, warning residents that local hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley were at capacity.
Texas daily cases

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Remember, there is at least a 2 week delay before showing the resulting deaths from today's infections.
 

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The lingering symptoms of Covid-19


Donald Trump claims 99% of coronavirus cases are 'totally harmless.' The 'long haulers' with lingering symptoms say he's wrong.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...ors-donald-trump-totally-harmless/5386254002/

People with complications, self-described as “long haulers,” are uncounted in any official report as of now.

Patients who experience COVID-19 complications is 'significantly higher' than 1%
Dr. Ashish Jha, K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of Harvard Global Health Institute, said it's harmful to not communicate COVID-19's risk and underplay its threat.

Though there is no data on long-term effects, Jha estimates "a sizable minority" of 10 to 20% of patients will have "meaningful long-term clinical effects of this virus."
 

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Dr. Anthony Fauci warns US is 'knee-deep' in first wave of coronavirus cases and prognosis is 'really not good'

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...coronavirus-surge-really-not-good/5388472002/

In an interview via Facebook Live, the nation's top infectious disease expert said, "We are still knee-deep in the first wave of this. And I would say, this would not be considered a wave. It was a surge, or a resurgence of infections superimposed upon a baseline."

New cases in the U.S. have reached record highs, climbing to around 50,000 a day. Nearly 3 million Americans have contracted the virus, with more than 130,000 deaths, according to data from John Hopkins University.

Fauci's characterization comes shortly after he warned Congress last week that new coronavirus infections could increase to 100,000 a day if the nation doesn’t get its surge of cases under control.
 

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Two months after infection, COVID-19 symptoms persist
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/07/two-months-after-infection-covid-19-symptoms-persist/

Almost 90 percent still have at least one symptom long after the virus has gone.

The group ranged from 19 to 85 years old, with an average age of 57. Overall, they had spent an average of 13 days in the hospital while infected, and about 20 percent had needed assistance with breathing.

Two months after there was no detectable virus, only 13 percent of the study group was free of any COVID-19 symptoms. By contrast, a bit over half still had at least three symptoms typical of the disease.

(edit: there is more of interest in the article)
 

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I can vouch...it is a mess down here...just idiocy....

I've got nothing...other than to wish you and yours the best.

I don't understand the resistance to masks and social distancing.

Ohio's infection rate has started to increase and there seems to be growing resentment against even the suggestions to wear a mask in public.
 

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Half way down this web page:

You can become infected twice – and that's a blow to 'herd immunity' hopes
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...ew-york-city-florida-oklahoma-who/5424429002/

Link to source:

My patient caught Covid-19 twice. So long to herd immunity hopes.
https://www.vox.com/2020/7/12/21321653/getting-covid-19-twice-reinfection-antibody-herd-immunity

Emerging cases of Covid-19 reinfection suggest herd immunity is wishful thinking.

Covid-19 may also be much worse the second time around.
This is an important article.
A bit long and too much to copy and paste here.
A must read, imo.
 

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