Surviving Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) July 26, 2020

Surviving C-19
July 26, 2020
1:52 PM PM
186 Days since first US infection

Legacy Media Headlines

Mexican state health minister Jesus Grajeda dies after being hospitalized for Covid-19
White House chief of staff details plan for unemployment benefits; pins recovery on therapeutics and vaccine
Body of North Carolina professor found after ‘slave state’ comment backlash
Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 16 million mark
Trump has 100 days to turn things around
Australia reports surge in daily new cases, record fatalities
Clippers’ Lou Williams faces extended quarantine after visiting strip club during excused absence
North Korea Declares Emergency After Suspected Covid
Israelis continue protests against PM’s handling of pandemic
Israel coronavirus cases top 60,000 as infections jump
Florida surpasses New York as state with second-most coronavirus cases
UK to quarantine travellers from Spain
Bolsonaro says coronavirus test gave negative result
Man parades down Oxford Street wearing nothing but mask
Record numbers of coronavirus cases in every global region
Hundreds of Texas bar owners pledge defiance to Abbott order
US Supreme Court Denies Nevada Church’s Appeal of Virus Rule
CDC: One-third of COVID-19 patients who aren’t hospitalized have long-term illness
Coronavirus: Obesity increases the risk of death from COVID-19, PHE study says
US coronavirus deaths surpass 1,000 for fourth day in a row
South Korea reports 113 new coronavirus cases, most since March
‘Hopeful’ for good news on therapeutics, vaccine: Mark Meadows in ABC News exclusive
COVID-19 cases have reached a staggering 4.1 million in the US
ER doctor who survived COVID-19 reunites with family after 3-month-long battle
Latinas facing pregnancy with coronavirus
US coronavirus deaths soar as officials call for shutdowns
Father reunites with wife, 3 kids after months long COVID-19 battle
Texas on alert over COVID-19 resurgence
Furloughed hospitality publicist pivots to cookie cake company during pandemic
Iraq builds mass grave in the desert as coronavirus deaths surge
Flu vaccine for over 50s and young children in England
Boris Johnson admits government “didn’t understand” coronavirus for months
Parents explore new homeschooling methods amid surge of COVID-19
Los Angeles Police Department officer dies from the coronavirus
Study shows 2-layer cloth face masks work better to stop coronavirus
Trump administration pushes to reopen schools as coronavirus cases surge
Morehouse College president on decision to hold fall semester virtually
Congress crafting Phase 4 stimulus as deadline looms on unemployment benefit bonus
Rockefeller Foundation: More COVID-19 testing could help U.S. reopen economy
Summer weather has not stopped spread of coronavirus
Larry Kudlow: The economy is going north, not south
Coronavirus task force member pressed on testing delays
Fauci: Hate mail and threats made against me because of Covid-19
Doctor describes trying to revive patient in parking lot
Trump reveals one thing he regrets in Barstool interview
He lost both parents to coronavirus. Hear his story
Teacher shares an emotional warning on schools reopening
Mnuchin details fate of unemployment relief, next coronavirus stimulus bill
White House School Reopening Push Hazy On Money, Testing, Reality
Botched U.S. Reopening May Require A Shutdown Do-Over
White House Hijacks CDC Guidelines For School Reopenings
Emergency Physician In Indiana On Rising COVID-19 Cases In His State
Rise In Overdose Deaths Reviving Fight For Safe Injection Site In Philadelphia
Families Struggle To Pay Bills As Federal Assistance Set To End
Scientist Claims They Can Use COVID-19 Symptoms To Categorize Severity Of Infection
‘It Can Happen To Anybody’: Eviction Concerns Grow As More Struggle Amid Pandemic
States Brace For Looming Expiration Of Eviction Protections And Coronavirus Aid
Dr. Vin Gupta: President Should ‘Federalize’ Response To COVID-19
Donald Trump Finds Himself Increasingly Out Of Step With The American People
Boris Johnson On Anti-Vaxxers: ‘They Are Nuts’
We cannot afford to wait’: Unemployed workers call for extension of coronavirus relief payments

Trump; the wannbe King headlines

At least 45 arrested in protests against Trump in the US
John Lewis, civil rights giant, to cross Selma bridge one final time
Staff leaving U.S. Chengdu consulate under high security as deadline looms
Portland protesters breach fence around federal courthouse
Reagan Foundation asks Trump campaign, RNC to stop using former president’s name to raise money
Car drives through crowd, protester shot in Colorado
Yoho resigns from board of Christian organization following confrontation with Ocasio-Cortez
Bernell Trammell: Black Trump Supporter Shot to Death in Milwaukee
Sinclair to delay airing of interview with researcher in conspiracy video, ‘Plandemic’
Black armed protesters march in Kentucky demanding justice for Breonna Taylor
Gov’t: New foreign students can’t enter US if courses online
US agents enter Chinese consulate compound in Houston after deadline for closure passes Jennifer Hansler
U.S., Russia to hold first space security talks since 2013
Australia Joins U.S. in Opposing Beijing’s South China Sea Claim
US Ranks Second-Worst Among Wealthy Countries to Raise Family, Study Says
Trump says he ‘often’ regrets his tweets and retweets
Federal agents in cities ‘is not about public safety…about scaring people: Simpson
‘We’re at the mercy of what’s going on around the country’ Gov. Lujan Grisham
Portland: “Those who want to see Trump win in November want to see the protests continue until then”
Protesters converge on Breonna Taylor’s hometown
Body of John Lewis makes final Selma bridge crossing
Federal agents emerge from courthouse, fire tear gas
Medics help injured protester in Portland
Portland protesters on rising tensions at demonstration
Clouds of apparent tear gas over Portland demonstration
Portland protesters chant ‘Black Lives Matter’
What happens if President Trump doesn’t accept the election results?
Portland protest leader speaks out about federal troops
See why Fox News cut away from White House briefing
Laura Coates says AG Bill Barr has some explaining to do
‘Captain America’ actor Chris Evans launches political website
One person dead in shooting at Black Lives Matter protest in Austin, Texas
DOJ announces first federal arrests in Chicago
‘These are not peaceful protesters’: Rep. Crenshaw
Federal Officers In Portland Seen As Nod To Authoritarianism
Trump’s Troops Violate The First Amendment And Undermine Faith in Federal Agencies
Velshi: Protests Are The Sound Of Democracy In Action
Trump Attacks The Rule Of Law. Critics Say It’s Time To Use ‘The F Word: Fascism’
American Activism Is Best Hope To Save U.S. Democracy From Trump
Focus On The Next 100 Days
Eddie Glaude: Trump Is In Office To ‘Make America White Again’
Police partially blinded eight people on the same day of protests after George Floyd’s death
Portland protesters push back with leaf-blowers, fireworks, and walls of moms

Point of Interest: Coronavirus: Obesity increases risks from Covid-19, experts say

“Being obese or overweight puts you at greater risk of serious illness or death from Covid-19, experts say after examining existing studies. The review of evidence by Public Health England found excess weight put people at greater risk of needing hospital admission or intensive care.And the risk grew substantially as weight increased.”–BBC

Point of Interest: “More than a third of coronavirus patients feel symptoms for weeks, CDC says”
“The CDC surveyed 292 people who tested positive for the virus, and 35% said they still weren’t back to their usual good health even two or three weeks after testing positive. While older people were more likely to feel prolonged symptoms, even young adults without underlying conditions reported feeling unwell for a long period of time, the CDC said. The new understanding into how the virus affects patients comes as more than 4.1 million cases of coronavirus cases and more than 145,700 deaths have been reported in the US, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.”–CNN

Point of Interest: “Sinclair delays interview containing Fauci Covid-19 conspiracy theory”–The Guardian
“Sinclair Television said on Saturday it would delay airing an interview with a conspiracy theorist who claims baselessly that Dr Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, created the coronavirus behind the current pandemic. “Dr Judy Mikovits, a former research scientist, is behind the widely discredited Plandemic video, which makes a string of false and outlandish claims including that any coronavirus vaccine will kill millions and that beaches should not be closed because the sand and ocean will somehow treat Covid-19.

Fauci is the 79-year-old director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He has served six presidents, but Donald Trump has sought to keep him off television, called him “alarmist” and frequently undermined his work. “This sort of contagious disease that’s invisible makes people extremely apprehensive,” he said, adding that the coronavirus pandemic is “a profoundly displacing event and the uncertainty and anxiety it has generated in health, the economy and politics are just really deep. “Some people are primed to seek out some sort of simple answer to very complex political and health issues and into that void conspiracy theories rush right in.”

Sinclair offers a considerable platform, through TV stations across the US.

The company’s links to the Trump administration have come under scrutiny, for example when in 2018 local news anchors were instructed to read an identical script criticizing “fake” news stories. Its chairman, David D Smith, has said that in 2016 he told Trump: “We are here to deliver your message.””–CNN

We are drowning in all this.  It is simply too much for people to take in, as a result people will shut down psychologically.  Withdraw and for many that response will be to go to ground, put head in sand and pretend it’s not really happening.

It is a dis-service to the citizenry to have this much data, all competing for mental space, each vying to be the most important.  Some people believe that is intentional by Trump, to drive down the vote, corner his base in abject fear response, all in order to retain the office.

As of July 15, about 42 out of 100,000 Americans died of COVID-19. (Another way to put: 1 out of every 2,404 people.)

July 26, 2020
4:00 PM–Numbers time

                                 Yesterday           Today

Global Infected 15,881,427 16,128,334
Increase Infected 252,491 246,907

Global Dead 641,296 646,812
Increase Dead 5,034 5,516

USA Infected 4,150,299 4,212,057
USA increase Infected 65,748 61,758

USA C-19 deaths 146,082 146,732
USA C-19 deaths increase 1,128 650

Maine Infected 3,790 3,814
Maine Increase 33 24

Maine deaths 119 119
Increase Maine deaths 1 0

and Climate Change Keeps on Truckin . . .
Northampton: Tornado captured on video by stunned residents in town
Hurricane Hanna, the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, makes landfall in Texas
Texas braces for Hurricane Hanna’s arrival

While I worked in isolation on this another 5,516 of my fellow humans succumbed to C-19, of those 650 were my fellow Americans and none were fellow Mainers.

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