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COVID-19 Update, November 6, 2020: America on Hold

Although the outcome is looking increasingly obvious, America still waits breathlessly for the winner of the presidential election. The country is on hold in another way, too, as the pandemic continues its course without strong opposition. Is the situation about to change? It may get harder before it gets easier. But -- and don't laugh -- but rumor has it that there a pandemic relief bill is once again gaining momentum. Stay tuned.

The latest:

The US records a breathtaking 121,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day: tinyurl.com/y43wkdpn.

A nasal spray is found to halt the coronavirus in ferrets; the research team behind it needs additional funding to start human trials: tinyurl.com/y3rq7zsb.

The United Nations plans a global summit in December to work out a coordinated global approach to COVID-19: tinyurl.com/y36cnl8f.

Food for thought:

The Associated Press on the struggles of live music venues in the pandemic: tinyurl.com/yxpwybwj.

All healthcare workers are at elevated risk for the coronavirus, but nurses are the most vulnerable: tinyurl.com/y3mz3ceg.

Arts workers offer their personal responses to Europe's second shutdown: tinyurl.com/yyozl74d.

Around the country:

In California:

Los Angeles County records 2,065 new daily coronavirus infections: tinyurl.com/y4d3s7gh. The numbers continue to rise on San Diego County, too: tinyurl.com/y5mtwykb.

The Lionsgate film studio will lay of 15% of its motion picture group: tinyurl.com/y3kuec72.

Disney is laying off more than 50 employees in its studio division: tinyurl.com/yxuztyxa. The studio also pulls two more high-profile films, Free Guy and Death on the Nile, from its release schedule: tinyurl.com/yx8lxtwu.

In the District of Columbia:

GALA Hispanic Theatre is the first to reopen in DC for indoor performances: tinyurl.com/y29n7rmu.

In Florida:

New COVID-19 cases increase in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties by 100: tinyurl.com/y3nddld2.

An assistant coach for the Miami Dolphins tests positive for the coronavirus: tinyurl.com/yycsjhay.

In Illinois:

The governor warns of a new crackdown as the state reports a single-day number of 9,935 new COVID-19 cases: tinyurl.com/y5ty2pce.

A judge dismisses lawsuits challenging the governor's authority to issue pandemic restrictions: tinyurl.com/y4e6c4lr.

Chicago's heightened pandemic restrictions are bad news for the city's jazz clubs: tinyurl.com/y2h68no8.

The Chicago Bears cancel practice after a player tests positive for the coronavirus; Sunday's game is still on: tinyurl.com/y33v9zqu.

In Maryland:

The state records 1,541 new COVID-19 cases, the third-highest daily total for the entire pandemic: tinyurl.com/y4wpmwne.

In Massachusetts:

The human toll grows at a Fitchburg church to which 150 coronaviruses cases are linked: tinyurl.com/y2hfy7a4.

Four restaurant/hospitality groups push back against the governor's new 9:30pm closing order: tinyurl.com/y3d55hxd.

In New Jersey:

The state releases 2,258 inmates from prisons and halfway houses to reduce their COVID-19 risk: tinyurl.com/y48zxbpm.

In Wisconsin:

The Milwaukee Rep cancels in-person performances of A Christmas Carol and the Milwaukee Ballet reassess plans to present The Nutcracker: tinyurl.com/y4avurxz.

Around the world:

In the UK:

Lockdown lite: Confusion reigns in the UK over the many loopholes built into the new England-wide shutdown: tinyurl.com/y396goxu.


Here's the latest lineup of webinars from Sennheiser: tinyurl.com/yyh7e79y.

For your entertainment:

The YouTube channel The Shows Must Go offers a free streaming of the Tim Rice -- Stuart Brayson musical, From Here to Eternity, based on the novel by James Jones, for 48 hours beginning November 8 at 2:00pm. Donations are encouraged, with proceeds going to Broadway Cares, Acting for Others, and more charities supporting those suffering from the theatre shutdown due to COVID-19: tinyurl.com/y5pxf8v4.

Pianist Stephen Hough performed Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor") for a live audience last week with the Liverpool Philharmonic under Joshua Weilerstein. Starting on November 11, online audiences will be able to stream this performance on demand. Tickets at tinyurl.com/y2emsesc.

For your pleasure:

Laura Benanti offers a calming and supremely smooth version of "Don't Worry About Me:" tinyurl.com/y5895s6r.

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

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(6 November 2020)

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