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COVID-19 Update, November 10, 2020: Winter is Coming

A vaccine is on the horizon, and hopes are high. But in the near term, the challenges remains as the pandemic rages on, with 10 million Americans having been infected. Many factors are in play that could affect the course of the next several months: The political struggle in Washington, the new prospect of a stimulus bill, the stress on many states' medical systems, the challenge of Thanksgiving, and, of course, the vaccine. We still have a winter to get through.

The latest:

The United States has now recorded more than 10 million COVID-19 infections: tinyurl.com/yyhy8chx. There are currently 59,000 people hospitalized in the US with the coronavirus, the highest number yet: tinyurl.com/y2ww94x9. The country sees its seventh consecutive day of 100,000-plus cases: tinyurl.com/y3d59gdt.

"There's a need for bold action;" the president-elect and his team of COVID-19 advisors meet to map out a plan: tinyurl.com/y2z8mcus.

Tyler Hubbard, of Florida Georgia Line, and Lee Brice both drop out of the CMA Awards telecast, having tested positive for COVID-19: tinyurl.com/y2jvnzed.

David Bossie, head of the president's post-election legal team, tests positive for COVID-19, sidelining him: tinyurl.com/y6a4huab.

The pandemic worsens across New England, prompting a round of soul searching: tinyurl.com/y44hag23.

Europe feels the stress as hospital beds and staff run low: tinyurl.com/y3ve939j.

Regal Cinemas closes its remaining venues in California and New York: tinyurl.com/y5xxwdnf.

Food for thought:

Will returning students turn Thanksgiving into a super-spreader event? tinyurl.com/y4oaavav.

Nearly one in five COVID-19 patients is diagnosed with anxiety, depression, or insomnia within three months of testing positive: tinyurl.com/yyehfem5.

Eleven things to know about the Pfizer vaccine: tinyurl.com/y3cl7fak. How the vaccine process works: tinyurl.com/y62455p9.

Around the country:

In Florida:

A sobering look at the governor's de facto herd immunity policy: tinyurl.com/y4ylbsl2.

In Illinois:

Some Chicago hospitals are barring visitors, to control the coronavirus: tinyurl.com/yxlxnzdd.

In Indiana:

The student crowd rushes the field at a Notre Dame football game, raising alarm: tinyurl.com/y6ektffl. In response, the school increases its testing regime: tinyurl.com/yxpo842p.

In Kansas:

The state records 5,920 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend: tinyurl.com/yxm3rwjh.

In Maryland:

With numbers rising of new COVID-19 cases, many school systems are reconsidering their reopening plans: tinyurl.com/y6emcnbx.

The state records 1,338 new COVID-19 cases, the seventh straight day of more than 1,000; hospitalizations rise, too: tinyurl.com/yxqls7mg.

In Massachusetts:

The state records 1,152 new COVID-19 cases, for the 15th day in a row of cases about 1,000: tinyurl.com/y57e7elk.

In Minnesota:

The governor is set to impose new restrictions, including early bar and restaurant closings and limitations on the size of gatherings: tinyurl.com/y6bvfly3.

In Missouri:

Facing "a surge like no other," Kansas City hospitals are being pushed to the limit: tinyurl.com/y2z9d8eo.

In New York:

The mayor of New York City urges citizens to take action to prevent a second wave: tinyurl.com/yyobgmom.

The Broadway community sees new hope for the Save Our Stages and RESTART Acts: tinyurl.com/y35b9s5r.

Around the world:

In Brazil:

The government suspends the trial of the Chinese coronavirus vaccine, citing a "serious, adverse event;" like everything else in that country, it has quickly become a political controversy: tinyurl.com/y6ehw8gr.

In Denmark:

That attempt to kill of 15 million minks suspected of spreading the coronavirus is off, thanks to a wave of controversy: tinyurl.com/y4kqr2lk.

In Hungary:

The country extends its state of emergency for 90 days: tinyurl.com/y4jbclto.

In Italy:

Five more regions are designed "orange zones," meaning additional social restrictions: tinyurl.com/y4m5fj2l.

In Portugal:

The county imposes localized lockdowns to battle the coronavirus: tinyurl.com/y27sow7k.

For your pleasure:

Hugh Jackman offers "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!: tinyurl.com/mf6oxq9.

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

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Previous LSA COVID-19 Updates: plasa.me/lsacovid19resources.

(10 November 2020)

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