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COVID-19 Update, July 10, 2020: The Price of Reopening

The pandemic is clearly out of control. Is it time for states overwhelmed by the coronavirus to shut down again? plasa.me/0akiy.

The rift between the president and the CDC keeps growing: tinyurl.com/y7yg6xld.

Gilead Sciences says that remdesivir reduces the death risk in severely ill COVID-19 patients by 62%: tinyurl.com/y7q25pvw.

Around the country:

In Alabama:

The leader of the state senate wants to see more people infected with the coronavirus; yes, really: bit.ly/3gMLRSM.

In Arizona:

The governor says that indoor dining will be limited to less than 50% of capacity: bit.ly/2OgfDmk.

In California:

University of California, Berkeley, may not reopen in the fall following 47 COVID-19 cases linked to fraternity parties: tinyurl.com/y7fjbfl8.

In Florida:

The state adds 11,433 new cases and 93 deaths: bit.ly/3egi1V4. The death rate is also trending upward: hrld.us/2ZeCAwA.

One day before Disney World reopens, Actors' Equity files a grievance against Disney for retaliating against cast members who insist on being tested for the coronavirus: tinyurl.com/yd2h5mu7.

The exponential growth in infections strains Miami-Dade's largest hospitals: hrld.us/2Dvr2Nh.

Mayors from Miami-Dade blast the state's contact tracing program: hrld.us/2OeXTrO.

Key West's Fantasy Fest, which always draws a crowd, has been canceled; it was schedule for mid-October: hrld.us/3ehrz1Y.

In Missouri:

A sleepaway camp closes after 82 kids and staffers are infected with COVID-19: bit.ly/38I4yEl.

In New York:

Actors' Equity releases its coronavirus testing requirements: tinyurl.com/ycblj7qw.

The head of the Broadway League is cautiously optimistic that Broadway will be back in early 2021: tinyurl.com/y7y4uuxo.

New York City cancels parades, street fairs through the end of September: bit.ly/326b3zw.

In Texas:

As the state sets new records for infections and deaths, the governor warns that things will get worse: bit.ly/3ffCz1e.

A town flattened the coronavirus curve, until the governor mandated a statewide reopening: plasa.me/bz4ze.

Austin's city council okays $2,000 fines for anyone not following health restrictions: bit.ly/2OiR4oR.

The state's GOP sues Houston over the cancelation of its convention: bit.ly/2ZWiSVF.

The governor halts elective surgeries in most of the state: bit.ly/2OdH0gZ.

Federal medical teams are being sent to Dallas' Parkland Hospital to provide backup: bit.ly/3iZHKVk.

Around the world:

In Australia:

Melbourne goes back on lockdown and the arts sector is devastated: bit.ly/2ZZwLCj.

In Spain:

A new study suggests that herd immunity from COVID-19 may not be possible, because the antibodies fade away soon after the virus passes: bit.ly/2BYKxgz.

In the UK:

Outdoor theatre and music performances -- with socially distanced audiences -- will be permitted beginning July 11: bit.ly/328oK0H.

For your pleasure:

Cheyenne Jackson and Laura Osnes in a medley from West Side Story: bit.ly/2CmvUDS.

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

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(10 July 2020)

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