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COVID-19 Update: July 2, 2020: The Left Hook

It's another day, but the same story. The US sets a new record for infections, with 50,000-plus cases in a single day; the FDA holds out hope for a vaccine: tinyurl.com/yc9uegpm.

"Like leaning into a left hook;" the price of reopening before the coronavirus is under control: tinyurl.com/y7cn9d6q.

The new job numbers are good, but they need to be better: tinyurl.com/ycc6opqn.

Around the country:

In Arizona:

The state sets another record for new cases, at 4,878: tinyurl.com/ycm9f5yx.

In California:

The governor closes indoor dining, cinema attendance in most of the state for three weeks: tinyurl.com/y9hvm3ex.

A man does public penance on Facebook for attending a party while infected; the next day, he dies: tinyurl.com/y9ro5pzk.

In DC:

The Senate extends the application deadline for PPP small business loans: tinyurl.com/y7rpopd7.

Industry associations call on Congress to provide pandemic insurance: tinyurl.com/yboy743e.

The head of the NEA says that, in terms of emergency funding for the arts, the supply far outstrips the demand: tinyurl.com/yamn7v3w.

In Florida:

The state sets a new daily record, with 10,000 COVID-19 cases: tinyurl.com/yafpxgzc.

Actors' Equity rejects Walt Disney World's reopening plan, because it doesn't includes coronavirus testing for performers: tinyurl.com/y7j7mxmj.

Miami's public hospital is canceling non-urgent surgeries to deal with the pandemic: tinyurl.com/y8suc7ml.

In Orlando, 30 employees of Publix grocery stores have tested positive for the coronavirus: tinyurl.com/y8jhh3hf.

Palm Beach County residents file suits against mandatory mask order: tinyurl.com/ya4gtst.

In Illinois:

With other states pausing or going backward, Illinois plans to stay the course: tinyurl.com/y8kvng7n.

In New York:

The Broadway revival of Take Me Out, scheduled for last April, will open on April 22, 2021. tinyurl.com/y9r6hlb5. There are now six Broadway shows schedule for next spring: The Minutes (opens 3/15); Plaza Suite (previews 3/19, opening date TBA); American Buffalo (opens 4/14); MJ (opens 4/15); Take Me Out (opens 4/22); and The Music Man (opens 5/20).

New York City cuts arts funding by 11%: tinyurl.com/y73qgybx.

Broadway leading man Nick Cordero, struck down by COVID-19, has now been in the hospital 90 days: tinyurl.com/yaym6to4.

In Texas:

The state sets another record, with 8,076 new COVID-19 cases: tinyurl.com/y7axtgao.

The mayor of Houston, faced with overwhelmed hospitals, asks the governor to implement stronger public health safety measures to avoid "a last resort:" tinyurl.com/y8yxmz3c.

Around the world:

In Germany:

Masks are required and audiences are small, but the country's theatres are coming back: tinyurl.com/yc5eqbxs.

In the UK:

In Europe, the culture sector is coming back; in the UK, it is on the edge of collapse: tinyurl.com/y86p9eke.

MPs from all parties are pushing Boris Johnson to provide support for the flailing theatre sector: tinyurl.com/y7wcj6tn.

The government's culture secretary checks out Andrew Lloyd Webber's new safety measures at the Palladium Theatre: tinyurl.com/yc4naub6.

Sir Ian McKellen launches a fundraiser for theatre workers: tinyurl.com/yc8sfox9.

Food for thought:

Why haven't the antiracism demonstrations so far produced a spike in infections? tinyurl.com/ya9mz8m7.

Why most Canadians aren't eager to reopen the border with the US: tinyurl.com/ydcpfztg.

What autopsies of those who have died of COVID-19 reveals about the disease: tinyurl.com/ycdj7bhh.


On the next ADJ Stay Connected Summer Session, July 14 at 12pm, ADJ's video specialist, Corey Saenz, will showcase the new Pixie Strip Series of pixel battens, which, the company says, combine vibrant LEDs with intelligently designed housings to create a powerful and versatile system. In the live video presentation, Saenz will go over the various products that make up the Pixie Strip Series and also explain how they can be combined together, setup and configured for pixel-mapping with Kling-Net. Go to www.facebook.com/adjlighting/.


Julianne Moore and Kaitlyn Dever star in the reading of Good as New, by Peter Hedges, on July 16 at 7:00pm. It's a fundraiser for MCC Theater; purchase tickets at tinyurl.com/y9rejezr.

Starting tonight, National Theatre at Home streams its acclaimed production of Lorraine Hansberry's little-seen drama Les Blancs: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home.

For your pleasure:

Alanis Morrissette, Elizabeth Stanley, and members of the cast of Jagged Little Pill, perform "Smiling:" tinyurl.com/yapy4hzl.

That's all for today. Happy Fourth of July. Have a good weekend. See you Monday. Stay safe. -- DB

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(2 July 2020)

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