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COVID-19 Update, July 7, 2020: Knee-Deep in the First Wave

Today's title is from Dr. Anthony Fauci, characterizing where we are: tinyurl.com/y7d37hvz.

No matter what you hear, the US still lacks vital testing capacity: tinyurl.com/y7vou9j8.

A professor of immunology at the Imperial College London warns that any acquired immunity to COVID-19 is "fragile" and "short-lived:" tinyurl.com/y8md7vxf.

Around the country:

In Arizona:

A woman melts down in a Target store, trashing a face mask display: tinyurl.com/y6ujt4v9. The video is at: tinyurl.com/y9lu93l3.

In California:

The COVD-19 outlook worsens across the state: tinyurl.com/y7q4rxo8.

The Assembly is put on indefinite hold, following a COVID-19 outbreak in the Legislature: tinyurl.com/y9fpu7nj.

In Florida:

The state logs another 7,000 cases: tinyurl.com/ycjrmsmu.

Miami-Dade is again closing restaurants and gyms as infections spike: tinyurl.com/y9gucfdy.

The governor offers a number of reasons why he thinks the spike on coronavirus infections isn't that bad: tinyurl.com/yc2epggb.

The state's education commission will require schools to open in the fall: tinyurl.com/yacz45no.

Five Central Florida hospitals reach full ICU capacity: tinyurl.com/ybz4w5fb.

Bank of America closes 50 Central Florida branches, because of the pandemic: tinyurl.com/y8bvpa38.

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines team up for a "Healthy Sail Panel," to develop safety best practices: tinyurl.com/y9549eg7.

In Georgia:

The mayor of Atlanta tests positive for the coronavirus: tinyurl.com/y9xshl2j.

In Massachusetts:

Two theatre productions in the Berkshires have been okayed by Actors Equity: tinyurl.com/y966ncsc.

Around the world:

In Australia:

As a second wave looms, Melbourne goes on lockdown: tinyurl.com/ybunjtsk.

In Brazil:

The president tests positive for COVID-19: tinyurl.com/ya8dv64o.

In Canada:

"The pandemic after the pandemic:" doctors worry about the effect of isolation on the nation's children: tinyurl.com/y8s8df4k.

The Shaw Festival is forced to cancel all public events and performances scheduled in August due to the extension of the Province of Ontario's Emergency Orders and the continuation of the State of Emergency in the Province and Niagara. In discussion with and under the guidance of The Shaw's insurer, it has become clear that scheduled performances cannot proceed as originally planned www.shawfest.com/.

In France:

A bus driver in Bayonne is left brain dead after being attacked by passengers who refuse to wear masks: tinyurl.com/ya9n5ele.

In Israel:

The prime minister declares a state of emergency: tinyurl.com/yapay8hp.

In the UK:

The PLASA Show has been postponed, with 2021 dates announced: tinyurl.com/y97bxbbf.

Food for thought:

CNN correspondent Richard Quest on his long, long recovery from COVID-19: tinyurl.com/y72n7wxp.


New webinar from JBL: "Performance Manager Applications for Concerts and Festivals with Juan Soothill," July 8 at 6:00pm CDT; register at tinyurl.com/y7uqa9om.

New webinars from Martin by Harman: "The Quality of Light with Brad Schiller," July 16 at 11:00am, CDT; register at tinyurl.com/ydcmlbpo. "Incorporating Martin MAC Encore and ELP Into Modern Lighting Design with Paul Collison," July 27, 10:00pm CDT; register at tinyurl.com/yc6os27h.

New webinars from Sennheiser: "Introduction to Wired Microphones," July 10, at 4:00pm EST; Sennheiser microphone expert Volker Schmitt will give you insights into different transducer designs, explain polar patterns, and show you the ideal microphone positioning for various application scenarios: tinyurl.com/ybxoj9. "Digital 6000 and the RF Principles Behind the System," July 13, 10:00am and 2:00pm EST, Sennheiser's Greg Simon will introduce you to the Sennheiser Digital 6000 and explain the RF theory behind this wireless microphone system. Register at tinyurl.com/y94xpuk8 for the earlier session and tinyurl.com/yathdfeu for the later session.

Ultratec hosts a session on how to set up a fog curtain, July 9 at 12:00pm EDT. Go to tinyurl.com/y8opdbtz.

USITT and Wenger are sponsoring a global conversation about entertainment in the pandemic, July 15 at 9:00am EDT. Wan-Jung Wei, executive director of OISTAT, headquartered in Taipei, will be joined by Professor Duro Oni, of University of Lagos; Bolanle Austen-Peters, of the Lagos State Committee on the Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Creative Industries; Dr. Gabrielle Hoegg, owner of HOAC Industries in Duisberg; and Juan Pablo Rozo of Arquitorium, a theatre architecture firm in Bogota. David Grindle, of USITT, and Toby Smith, of Wenger, will lead the discussion. Advance registration is required: Go to tinyurl.com/ybejtq5o.


The latest lineup of streamed productions from the Metropolitan Opera: tinyurl.com/yd72hgpg.

The latest news about online offerings from Tanglewood: tinyurl.com/ycocgokk.

For your pleasure:

Jeannette Bayardelle and Austin Scott, of Girl from the North County, present "To Make You Feel My Love:" tinyurl.com/y7khvvmw.

That's all for today. Stay safe. -- DB.

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(7 July 2020)

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