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Dr. Stuart Weiss: COVID-19 Update Tuesday 15 – September – 2020

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By Dr. Stuart Weiss, FACEP, FAAP, CBCP

September 15, 2020

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Coronavirus update for September 15, 2020

World Wide Updates

WHO official says countries need to choose what’s important: Bars or schools?
Entire Irish cabinet self-isolating and parliament suspended
“Strong possibility” manufacturing capacity of vaccine won’t meet supply needs, World Economic Forum says
Germany believes vaccine will not be broadly available until mid-2021
Hong Kong’s mass testing drive of 1.8 million people finds 38 virus cases
More than 150 Indian medical workers have died with Covid-19 since March
UK test shortage is “unacceptable,” says government minister, as cases surge
No locally transmitted virus infections in Hong Kong for the first time in months
Israel cases hit record high ahead of second nationwide lockdown
Shoppers are starting to splash out in China, aiding economic recovery
Austria reports rising cases after leader said it is starting second wave
South Korea plans to secure Covid-19 vaccine for 60% of population
Rome’s Fiumiciono Airport has been awarded the world’s first 5-star anti-Covid award
Two passengers have been forced off planes in Japan this month for not wearing masks
Australia’s Victoria State reports no new Covid-19 deaths for the first time in two months
Japan reports lowest daily case count in two months
Volunteers quit COVID-19 vaccine trial in Spain amid serious side effects reported in U.K. study
Spain’s death doll surpasses 30,000
Dáil reconvenes after Irish minister tests negative for Covid-19
Half the world’s schoolchildren still unable to attend classrooms
Closing schools should be ‘last resort’ in handling pandemic, says WHO
Virus may have infected nearly a fifth of South Africans
Sweden records its fewest daily Covid-19 cases since March
Total Cases Worldwide: 29,675,370
Total Deaths Worldwide: 937,478
Total Recovered: 21,440,810

US Updates

US stocks finish mostly higher
New York removes six states from Covid-19 travel advisory list
Fauci says “it’s just a matter of time” before AstraZeneca vaccine trial resumes in the US
Ohio reports highest single-day death count since early May
Miami Beach mayor calls on Florida governor to enact statewide mask mandate
New York reports Covid-19 infection rate of 1%
The World Series will be played at a neutral site due to health concerns
University of Arizona is urging students to shelter in place until the end of the month 
“Proving that a vaccine works is easier than proving that it’s safe,” former CDC director says
New York governor says he will not ban trick-or-treaters on Halloween
Bill Gates says he thinks US will come around to funding Covid-19 vaccines for poor countries
Fauci says a national mask mandate “probably would not work”
SeaWorld lays off nearly 1,900 employees due to pandemic
NYU places entire dorm on quarantine following several reported cases of Covid-19
Pelosi wants the House to stay in session until a Covid-19 stimulus deal is reached
Delta Air Lines says it has avoided most furloughs
Covid gave a child a 100 degree fever for months
Parties keep US high schoolers from getting back to the classroom
Covid-19 cases among Florida children jumped 26% in a month since schools reopened
Trump indoor rally site fined $3,000 for violating state coronavirus guidelines
More than 40% of students in New York City public schools have requested the remote learning option
Bipartisan group of US House members pressure party leaders to cut stimulus deal
All Michigan State University fraternities and sororities ordered to quarantine
CDC has been in “trench warfare” with US administration, infectious disease specialist says
Nearly 550,000 children have tested positive for Covid-19
Trump promises coronavirus vaccine by Columbus Day as doctors warn against politicizing push
Total US cases: 6,777,409
Total US deaths: 199,861
Total Recovered: 4,052,454
Total Tested in US: 89,266,796
Total cases in CA: 767,524
Total deaths in CA: 14,507
Total cases in TX: 699,138
Total deaths in TX: 14,591
Total cases in FL: 668,846
Total deaths in FL: 12,788
Total cases in NY: 479,028
Total deaths in NY: 33,141

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