Coronavirus Special Coverage

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COVID-19: key developments for Monday, May 18, 2020

COVID-19 is not just a deadlier flu. It will mess you up, sometimes permanently. Every Covid-19 Symptom We Know About Right Now, From Head to Toe

China’s Xi announces $2B for coronavirus response as WHO faces calls for investigation

Texas is gonna YOLO this thing. I live there, so here’s hoping it works:

70 cases of COVID-19 at French schools days after re-opening

Georgia keeps making mistakes with its COVID-19 data, and all the mistakes miraculously go in the same direction (cases down): ‘It’s just cuckoo’: state’s latest data mishap causes critics to cry foul

This may have an R0 close to double the initial estimates. A very high R0 but an R that’s very sensitive to non-pharmaceutical interventions would make sense of some of the weirdness & randomness. COVID-19 May Be Much More Contagious Than We Thought

Coalition of 116 countries back Australia’s push for independent coronavirus inquiry

More will follow. The higher ed fallout is just getting started. Duke to suspend University-paid retirement fund contributions, cut salaries for highly compensated employees

‘Straight-Up Fire’ in His Veins: Teen Battles New Covid Syndrome

So this is happening, apparently:

House passes $3T coronavirus relief act led by Pelosi & Dems, Trump says bill ‘DOA’ in Senate

US lockdown protests may have spread virus widely, cellphone data suggests

Scientists divided over coronavirus risk to children if schools reopen

Good news on the vaccine front. Moderna Reveals ‘Positive’ Data In Coronavirus Vaccine Trial, Markets Spike

And bad news on the vaccine front. Did The Oxford Covid Vaccine Work In Monkeys? Not Really

Federal government buys riot gear, increases security funding, citing coronavirus pandemic

Person with coronavirus attends Mother’s Day church service, exposes 180 in Butte County

People mostly staying home are still getting Covid-19—here’s the problem and what to do about it

This is probably not reinfection. It’s more likely they got a false positive, either the first time or the second time. 13 USS Roosevelt Sailors Test Positive For COVID-19, Again

It is time to take seriously the link between Vitamin D deficiency and more serious Covid-19 symptoms