WHO says 'evidence emerging' airborne COVID-19 spread may be a threat indoors

“We appeal to the medical community and to the relevant national and international bodies to recognize the potential for airborne spread of COVID-19,” 239 researchers in 32 countries wrote to WHO.

Mike Pence Arizona trip was delayed because Secret Service agents got coronavirus

"Pence was scheduled to go to Phoenix on Tuesday but went on Wednesday instead so that healthy agents could be deployed for his visit."

Tesla denies reports of firing workers who chose to stay at home to avoid coronavirus risk in Elon Musk's factory

On Thursday, Tesla denied media reports that it fired employees who chose to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, rather than expose themselves to possible infection at Elon Musk's California factory. Read the rest

'Bar Lives Matter' concert promoted by Texas bar owner to protest coronavirus restrictions

The coronavirus is thrilled to learn that a bar owner in Texas is organizing a 'Bar Lives Matter' concert to protest the state's restrictions to slow the COVID-19 outbreak. Read the rest

Arizona closes bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks for 30 days as coronavirus ravages state

• AZ governor Ducey orders bars, gyms, theaters to close 8 p.m. tonight • Large gatherings restricted • School start delayed

People not wearing masks or social distancing is why we can't have nice things.

Arizona's governor today ordered all bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks in the state to close for at least 30 days as coronavirus continues to surge in the state. Read the rest

As COVID-19 surges, Apple re-closes 11 stores temporarily in Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina

Apple will temporarily close a number of retail stores again in the U.S., as the coronavirus outbreak re-emerges as a significant threat in new areas of the country, reports Bloomberg News. Read the rest

Doctors say DO NOT take Dexamethasone to prevent COVID-19, no evidence it works as a coronavirus prophylaxis

Hey there. Former chemotherapy patient for breast cancer here. When I was receiving chemo every week at the oncology clinic, one of the drugs they gave me so my body wouldn't freak out from the anticancer poisons was Dexamethasone. It's a really important drug for many cancer patients.

Some people are going to misinterpret news of a clinical trial making the rounds today today as meaning that they should get a hold of some dexamethasone right away and start taking it as a prophylaxis, or preventative, against COVID-19. Don't do this.

No no no. No.

Please do not do this.

That's not how this works.

Do not take Dexamethasone to prevent COVID-19.

Ask a medical professional for advice, first. Read the rest

Trump lies, 'They’ve come up with the AIDS vaccine'

Donald Trump, June 16, 2020: “They’ve come up with the AIDS vaccine.” Read the rest

Racial disparity in COVID cases far worse than you imagined, CDC data shows

We know Coronavirus is impacting Black, Latinx, and Native Americans at rates far higher than whites. New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control shows the racial gap is far worse than previously known. Read the rest

Trump on coronavirus: If we stop testing right now, we’d have very few cases, if any

Possibly his dumbest statement about COVID-19 ever

GOP Ohio lawmaker: 'African Americans or the colored population' get coronavirus because they 'do not wash their hands as well as other groups'

In Ohio, a Republican state senator is receiving widespread condemnation today after asking aloud whether “African Americans or the colored population” (?!??!?!) are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic because -- wait for it -- they “do not wash their hands as well as other groups.” Read the rest

Mnuchin: U.S. won't 'shut down the economy again' even if coronavirus cases surge

Trump's treasury secretary Stephen Mnuchin today said the United States should not, as he puts it, shut down the economy again -- even if there is another surge in coronavirus cases. Read the rest

Tesla worker at Buffalo, NY solar panel factory tests positive for COVID-19 same week Elon Musk reopened it: Report

• 4th known Tesla worker to test positive, and the 5th at its US facilities

Trump says he's ending U.S. relationship with WHO, president is promptly trashed by AMA

Impeached President Donald Trump announced on a Friday afternoon in the middle of a pandemic that has killed more than 100,000 that he is terminating the relationship between the United States and the World Health Organization. Read the rest

At least 12 states inflated coronavirus testing count or deflated deaths

“Test counts inflated, death tolls deflated, metrics shifted.”

WHO warns 'immediate second peak' of coronavirus threatens countries that reopen too soon

The World Health Organization said on Monday that parts of the world where coronavirus infection rates are declining may face an “immediate second peak” if they prematurely loosen restrictions to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Read the rest

The Lancet fact-checks Trump's letter to WHO and Dr. Tedros

The Lancet says Trump's letter contains 'factually incorrect' details. Read the rest

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