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COVID-19 Update: July 24: Three New Yorks

The title above is Dr. Deborah Birx's characterization of the pandemic in Florida, California, and Texas She, of course, means New York three months ago: tinyurl.com/y469wcop. It's a three-alarm fire, if you will. Meanwhile, there are very real worries about the future of the COVID-19 safety net.

The latest:

The stimulus bill bogs down because the GOP can't seem to agree on an ask: tinyurl.com/yxslenz8.

Coronavirus cases in the US surpass four million: bit.ly/39xcGIc.

The GOP convention in Jacksonville is off: cnb.cx/3eVv7qX.

Around the country:

In California:

"It's emotional whiplash:" The state returns to the center of the pandemic: tinyurl.com/yxvavpno.

Even as Congress contemplates cutting enhanced unemployment, many are afraid to return to work: bit.ly/2ZVOMCJ.

The release of Mulan has been postponed indefinitely: bit.ly/3fZBpqL. The whole Disney release calendar is up for grabs: bit.ly/3eYVfRE.

Pasadena Playhouse opens its digital platform: tinyurl.com/y64zuhen.

In the District of Columbia:

Juan Soto, of the Washington Nationals, tests positive for the coronavirus: es.pn/30GlpDT.

In Florida:

The state adds 12,444 new coronavirus cases and 135 deaths; infections now surpass 400,000: bit.ly/2ZYVlEW.

Seventy-nine percent of Floridians want a statewide mask mandate: bit.ly/3hvBuD5.

Hospitals in the state are further stretched: tinyurl.com/y5kmrfym.

Princess Cruises cancels all itineraries through mid-December: hrld.us/2D88Okv.

One hundred breweries may close unless they get relief: bit.ly/2ZXlRyd.

In Kentucky:

As infections spike up, the governor considers reclosing bars, restaurants, and schools: bit.ly/3hBt3X1.

In Illinois:

New cases reach a daily total of 1,624: bit.ly/3f0RETc.

In Maryland:

The state reports 930 cases, the biggest daily total since June: bit.ly/2BqVcAs.

In New York:

Street parties fuel fears of the coronavirus' resurgence: bit.ly/32X5vI5.

In North Carolina:

Unpaid utilities bills are driving families and cities to the brink: wapo.st/3gaC7lr.

In Ohio:

The governor mandates the wearing of masks statewide: tinyurl.com/y4amm6b5.

In Texas:

Hospitals in Starr County will send coronavirus patients home to die if they are deemed too sick: bit.ly/2ZUcW0G.

Around the world:

In Brazil:

Despite the president's enthusiastic consumption of it, a new study in the country shows no benefit in taking hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: tinyurl.com/y46lor2s.

In the UK:

Andrew Lloyd Webber's sanitized performance test run at London's Palladium Theatre takes place: tinyurl.com/yy7eryn7.


Following its popular house of worship roundtable in April, the Sennheiser SoundAcademy is pleased to offer a new session on live sound mixing for houses of worship on July 28, 2020. Panelists include three live sound engineers: Raph Williams of Bethel Productions, Dan Bowater of Church Sound Summit, and Paul Mitchell who is director of production technology for Chase Oaks Church. Micah Williams of Eagle Vision Videos will also join to offer insight into video production for houses of worship. The roundtable will be hosted by Sennheiser's Andy Egerton and Tim Moore, who will lead discussions focused on mixing live audio, as well as how the panelists are adapting to production for livestreamed events and services during COVID-19. The panelists will also share how they initially become involved in houses of worship, as well as talk about their individual careers and the experiences they have gathered along the way. The roundtable will take questions from the audience. Please register at zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yT1jDjvtQvClpdTtXbQHWA.

For your pleasure:

Kristin Chenoweth ponders "Maybe This Time:" tinyurl.com/y2q3ergo.

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

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(24 July 2020)

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