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COVID-19 Update: July 8, 2020: Records You Don't Want to Break

The US sets another record, with 60,000 new coronavirus infections in one day: tinyurl.com/y93g67wn.

The promise of virus-tracing apps has not been fulfilled: tinyurl.com/y6wf2d5n.

The World Health Organization finally admits that the coronavirus can be transmitted via air: tinyurl.com/y783nzu7.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association asks state governments to send a strong and uniform message about the wearing of masks: tinyurl.com/yc8jtghr.

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Taking comfort in the lower COVID-19 death rate is "a false narrative:" tinyurl.com/y87whlkn.

Around the country:

In Arizona:

It can take up to a week or longer to get results from COVID-19 tests: tinyurl.com/ycuor2hg.

In California:

San Diegans sign up for a controversial human challenge trial for a coronavirus vaccine: tinyurl.com/y9rdcujz.

In Florida:

The state posts 9,989 new infections in one day: tinyurl.com/ya485ebc.

Why won't the governor release the state's hospitalization data? tinyurl.com/y9eulul3.

At least 56 of the state's intensive care units are at capacity: tinyurl.com/ycurfxdv.

Miami-Dade's public hospital network asks the state for help in hiring more nurses: tinyurl.com/yaczwccw.

A member of the Orlando Magic tests positive: tinyurl.com/ya6enslq.

The mayor of Miami changes his mind, allows gyms to reopen: tinyurl.com/yaf26v6q.

In New Jersey:

Cinema chains sue the state, citing a First Amendment right to reopen during the pandemic: https://tinyurl.com/yaquk9wy. In Puerto Rico: The pandemic and related economic distress have turned the island into a basket case: tinyurl.com/y947lhu8.

In Texas:

The state breaks another record with 10,000 new infections on Tuesday: tinyurl.com/yb9udcun.

The state fair has been canceled: tinyurl.com/y7v7vuac.

Around the world:

In Germany:

The country's theatres reopen with creative responses to pandemic restrictions: tinyurl.com/ycetpcx4.

In Sweden:

The country skipped lockdown; now it is a cautionary tale: tinyurl.com/y8nkt8au.

In the UK:

Outdoor performances may begin soon, as per the culture secretary: tinyurl.com/yaujtnwh.

Lighting companies joined the #LightItInRed campaign, to highlight the need for entertainment industry relief: tinyurl.com/yaf95nt5.

A resource for freelancers working in the performing arts sector has been launched to help drive the community's bid for further government support: tinyurl.com/yate832u.

Food for thought:

The president says that 99% of coronavirus cases are totally harmless; here's a fact check: tinyurl.com/ycryc7w5.

Florida invited the nation to its reopening, only to become a driver in the resurgence of COVID-19: tinyurl.com/yakhgm56.

How Arizona became #1 in coronavirus infections: tinyurl.com/y9c84fa6.

The UK is bailing out its arts sector; why not the US? tinyurl.com/yddkrn6q.

Mobilization:

Four key UK industry figures -- Andy Dockerty, of Adlib; James Gordon, of Audiotonix; Peter Heath, of PLASA; and Koy Neminathan, of Avolites -- take part in a podcast about getting the industry back on its feet: tinyurl.com/y8tnqwoz.

Entertainment:

Next up from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beginning July 9 at 7:00pm EST, is Robert Battle's Juba, and on July 16, Camille A. Brown's City of Rain: tinyurl.com/y7hxvdxp.

Next upon line from Carnegie Hall are events that include a Cole Porter tribute hosted by Michael Feinstein and a new series curated by Audra McDonald: tinyurl.com/ybe5twhk.

Off Broadway's HERE continues its online presentations with new artists scheduled; the extensive list of available streams features such downtown luminaries as Taylor Mac, Sara Farrington, and Raja Feather Kelly: here.org/shows/stillhere/.

The recent, visually striking production of Monteverdi's Orfeo, presented by Nederlandse Reisopera and feature in the online edition of LSA's April/May issue, can be streamed at tinyurl.com/y7ekpetj.

For your entertainment:

Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra note that "The Lady is a Tramp:" tinyurl.com/yccrkcyc.

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

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(8 July 2020)

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