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COVID-19 Update, November 5: The Long Wait

As the country anxiously awaits the outcome of the presidential election, the pandemic expands its reach, with state after state seeing record numbers of infections. The wait continues -- for a president, a vaccine, a national COVID-19 policy.

The latest:

The US records 102,831 new COVID-19 cases in one day, topping 100,000 for the first time: tinyurl.com/y3cpjk45.

New unemployment claims for the week come in at 751,000, still a terrible number but only a tad over projections: tinyurl.com/y4vmqvu8.

SeaWorld's theme parks face an 81% drop in attendance and a $79 million loss: tinyurl.com/yycla7lg.

An experimental hormone therapy may speed recovery from the coronavirus: tinyurl.com/y22dytgp.

Food for thought:

Why, no matter the outcome of the election, experts fear public health will be the ultimate loser: tinyurl.com/y64ttkbl.

New research indicates that COVID-19 patients who are pregnant face an elevated risk of death: tinyurl.com/y2oncxj8.

Parents struggle with enhanced daycare rules versus the "germy reality" of childhood: tinyurl.com/y3roweyj.

Around the country:

In California:

At least 96 inmates and staff at a privately run federal prison are infected with the coronavirus: tinyurl.com/yxjw9ewe.

In Florida:

Stuck on a plateau, the state registers another 4,423 new coronavirus infections: tinyurl.com/y6jjokn9. But wait: The new number of new cases skyrockets in one day to 6,257: tinyurl.com/y3kgntys.

In Illinois:

Following an air-quality assessment, almost all Chicago public schools are cleared for reopening: tinyurl.com/yy8wm7oq.

In Indiana:

The state reports 3,756 new COVID-19 cases, a new daily record: tinyurl.com/y3oqqtrh.

In Kansas:

The state's positivity rate is at a worrying 16.3%: tinyurl.com/y5zly9mc.

In Maryland:

The state records 1,198 new COVID-19 cases, the largest number since July and the second straight day of more than 1,000: tinyurl.com/yxtr9r8k.

In Minnesota:

As of yesterday, nine ICU beds were available in Minneapolis/St. Paul, thanks to a COVID-19 surge: tinyurl.com/y2a9aldn. Today, the state reports 3,956 new cases, with the health commissioner saying that 4,000 a day is likely the new normal: tinyurl.com/y4oebnxc.

In Missouri:

October was the worst month yet for the pandemic in the southwestern part of the state: tinyurl.com/y6jbbebg.

The metro Kansas City records 625 new coronavirus infections, sending its seven-day average to record levels: tinyurl.com/y5eltqj6.

In Nevada:

The state records 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day, with the positivity rate at 11.2% and rising: tinyurl.com/y3ebp4xv.

Around the world:

In China:

The country bans non-Chinese travelers from Belgium, the Philippines, and the UK: tinyurl.com/y2e7aor4.

In Denmark:

The prime minister wants to cull 15 million minks to keep them from transmitting the coronavirus to humans: tinyurl.com/y3yfhqsu.

In France:

Shopkeepers revolt against the government's shutdown orders: tinyurl.com/y4lmx4lx.

In Greece:

The government imposes a new national lockdown, hoping to ease pressure on hospitals: tinyurl.com/y4xot6ru.

In India:

The coronavirus surges, thanks to a burst of 50,000 new infections in New Delhi: tinyurl.com/y6yk98jp.

In Italy:

Four regions, including Milan, are put under lockdown: tinyurl.com/y62v57gl.

La Scala's season premiere, Lucia di Lammermoor, is canceled: tinyurl.com/y33ptyp2.

In the UK:

Brits descend on shops and pubs for one last round before lockdown begins: tinyurl.com/y2968cmt.

A senior government minister says the new lockdown is the fault of citizens who didn't comply with social distancing rules the first time around: tinyurl.com/y3yxh46p.

Education:

New webinar from CAST: "How to Create Great Plots Using WYSIWYG, by LD Roger Piqué," November 24 at 2:00pm ET. Piqué explores how you can save time and effort using WYSIWYG to create plots, paperwork, and technical documentation. Using real-life examples, Piqué shares his approach and drafting methods. Register at tinyurl.com/y4y5valg.

TC Furlong Inc. of Lake Forest, Illinois is hosting a webinar with industry colleague Chris Gille on November 17 to discuss TREND SPL reporting software, a tool that eliminates the difficult task of guessing at sound pressure levels by providing a simple, real-time, and intuitive readout of SPL. It takes place at 3:00pm CT, on Zoom. Register at: tinyurl.com/y3pe6r85.

For your entertainment:

Jazz at Lincoln Center/Dizzy's Club presents Young Stars of Jazz, with Wynton Marsalis, tonight at 7:30pm EST. Marsalis will be joined by will pianist and music director Isaiah J. Thompson, alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, tenor saxophonist Julian Lee, bassist Endea Owens, and drummer Kyle Poole. Together they will perform some of your favorite jazz compositions from Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and more. Suggested ticket price is $10, with no charge to JALC members. Tickets at tinyurl.com/y4ns7nob.

The YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On focus on free Shakespeare this month, with Fiona Shaw as Richard II, Patrick Stewart as Macbeth, and a starry cast reading the sonnets: tinyurl.com/y39h36xz.

For your pleasure:

Melody Gardot and Sting offer "Little Something:" tinyurl.com/yxd6svbv.

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

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(5 November 2020)

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