JUNE ARCHIVE COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE

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by Art and Maura Keene

The Indy’s COVID-19 Daily Update will post the daily confirmed case count for Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Massachusetts, for the nation and for the globe.  

Making Sense of the Numbers
Authorities caution that the confirmed case count is a substantial underestimate of the actual number of cases because access to testing in the United States is still severely limited.  Only about 10% to 15% of all cases are being confirmed in the U.S. said Andrew Lover of UMass Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences. (For more information on testing see here and  here and here, and here and here). 

We rely on well-vetted sources to produce our daily update and draw mostly from the following: Center for Disease Control (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Johns Hopkins University, Yale School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Washington PostNew York Times, The Guardian, NPR, MSNBC, NBC, STAT News, and the Twitter feeds and/or blogs of Andy Slavitt, Greg Gonsolves, Ezekiel Emanuel, Marc Lipsich, and David Wallace-Wells.

The Daily Update will also post links to the latest news articles covering the emergency for Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden Counties as well as timely announcements.

RESOURCES
New Map of Testing Sites in Massachusetts
What To Do If You Are Sick.
Town of Amherst COVID-19 Information Page
Tracking COVID-19 in Western Massachusetts
State by State Coronavirus Tracking Tool
How To Make Sense of Coronavirus Numbers
How to Make Sense of the Statistics
Covid by the Numbers. Data Tracker.
Washington Post Guide to the Pandemic
How Long Does Coronavirus Live on Different Surfaces
Advice for Safe Grocery Shopping
Which Mask Should You Wear

UPDATE FOR TUESDAY JUNE 30 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 108,768
Deaths: 8,095
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,682,011
Confirmed Deaths –128,788
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 10,433,162
Deaths: 508,803
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Amherst School Officials Air Concerns Over Opening Guidelines
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
UMass Announces Reopening Plan. Students Can Return To Dorms. Most Classes To Be Held On Line.
(WBUR)
How Financially Viable Are Massachusetts’ Public Colleges and Universities Amid COVID-19?
(MassLive)
US Pediatricians Call For Schools To Reopen This Fall
(NPR)
Arizona Orders Bars and Gyms Closed, Joining Other States In Reversing Reopening
(The Guardian)
More Than 100 COVID-19 Cases Linked to Single Michigan Bar
(CNN)
Most US Travelers To Be Barred From EU Beginning July 1
(New York Times)
Researchers Report Nearly 300 Cases Of Inflammatory Syndrome Tied to COVID-19 In Kids
(STAT News)
How And When Will A Vaccine Become A Reality?
(ProPublica)
This Coronavirus Mutation Has Taken Over The World. Scientists Are Trying To Figure Out Why
(Washington Post)
Over 115 Health Experts Sign Letter Endorsing The Safety Of Resuseables Druing COVID-19
(Upstream)

UPDATE FOR MONDAY JUNE 29 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 108,667
Deaths: 8,060
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,637,180
Confirmed Deaths –128,438
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 10,272,148
Deaths: 504,965
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Florida COVID-19 Cases Up Fivefold In Two Weeks
(New York Times)
World Hits Sobering Coronavirus Milestone: 500,000 Dead, 10 Million Documented Cases
(Time)
Massachusetts Transmission Rates Remain Low. Residents Should Not Let Their Guard Down Doctors Say
(MassLive)
The Virus That Shut Down The World
(Washington Post)
American Exceptionalism And The Virus: It’s Worse Here Than In Any Other Rich Country
(New York Times)
Virus Hits College Towns. Impacts Could Last A Decade
(New York Times)
Simulations of College Classrooms For The Fall Don’t Bode Well
(Inside Higher Education)
This Is Trump’s Plague Now
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE FOR SUNDAY JUNE 28 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 108,070 (no new data for Sunday)
Deaths: 8,012
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,596,771
Confirmed Deaths –128,152
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 10,110,117
Deaths: 501,878
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
The New Surge Explained
(Vox)
America’s Coronavirus Failures Exposed By Record Surge
(Washington Post)
Actual Infections Vastly Undercounted CDC Data Show
(New York Times)
The Virus Hits College Towns
(New York Times)

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY JUNE 27 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 108,070
Deaths: 8,012
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,553,686
Confirmed Deaths –127,649
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 9,934,964
Deaths: 497,543
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Texas and Florida Walk Back Reopenings As Cases Surge
(Washington Post)
EU Likely To Exclude Americans When It Reopens For Visitors Next Week
(Washington Post)
Colleges Say Campuses Can Reopen Safely. Students and Faculty Are Not Convinced
(Vox)
This Does Not Feel Safe. Some Criticize State’s New Reopening Plan
(Boston Globe)
Return To Campus Stressful For Students
(Inside Higher Education)
As America Reopens Schools And Offices, Experts Seek Ways To Clean Coronavirus From The Air
(Washington Post)
The Devastating New Stage Of The Pandemic
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY JUNE 26 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 107,837
Deaths: 7,963
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,462,743
Confirmed Deaths –124,282
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 9,555,747
Deaths: 485,753
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Here Is What Schools In Mass Will Look Like This Fall
(MassLive)
Should Mass Residents Be Worried About Tourists From Coronavirus Hotspots Importing Illness?
(Boston Globe)
A List of Current COVID-19 Travel Advisories In The Northeast
(Boston Globe)
CDC Estimates Coronavirus Cases May Be 10 Times Higher Than Data Show
(Time)
Record Caseload In US For Second Straight Day
(New York Times)
Three Most Populous States Setting New Caseload Records Leads To Fear of Apocalyptic Surge
(CNN)
How Arizona Lost Control Of The Epidemic
(Washington Post)
As Virus Surges, Younger People Account For A Disturbing Number of Cases
(New York Times)
Food Inequality Deepens In The US Under Pandemic’s Pressure
(Bloomberg News)
COVID-19 Is Laying Waste To Many US Recycling Programs
(The Conversation)

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY JUNE 25 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 107,611
Deaths: 7,938
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,504,676
Confirmed Deaths –126,785
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 9,738,468
Deaths: 492,390
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
The Best Global Responses To The COVID-19 Pandemic
(Time)
How the Virus Won
(New York Times)
US Sets Record For Daily New Coronavirus Cases
(New York Times)
2020 New York Marathon Cancelled Due To Coronavirus
(New York Times)
Trump Admin Ends Federal Funding For COVID Testing Sites
(Forbes)
MA, CT, NJ, And NY Are The Only States On Track to Control The Virus
(Forbes)
NY, NJ, CT, And MA Require 14 Day Quarantine For Travelers From States With High Coronavirus Infection Rates
(CNN)
Contact Tracing Shows That Parties, Not Protests Are Causing The Spikes
(
NPR)
With COVID-19 Cases Surging, Some States Move To Slow Reopening
(NPR)
How Superspreading Events Drive the Spread of COVID-19
(Scientific American)

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY JUNE 24 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 107,439
Deaths: 7,892
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,424,493
Confirmed Deaths –123,476
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 9,381,392
Deaths: 480,401
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Few Demonstrators In Western Mass Test Positive For Coronavirus
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Seven States Report Record COVID-19 Hospitalizations.
(The Guardian)
Nearly Half of US States Now Report Rise in Coronavirus Cases
(CNN)
Global Report: South Korea Has Second Wave. Israel Contemplates New Lockdown
(The Guardian)
EU May Ban American Travelers As US Infection Rates Soar
(Bloomberg News)
Senators Find Unspent $14 Billion After Trump Admits To Slowing Coronavirus Testing
(Truthout)
Coronavirus Rent Freezes Are Ending And A Wave Of Evictions Will Sweep America
(NBC)
On The Incoming Wave Of COVID-19 Evictions
(Law 360)

NOTE: THERE WAS NO UPDATE FOR TUESDAY JUNE 23 BECAUSE WE WERE UNABLE TO ACCESS THE INTERNET DUE TO A POWER FAILURE

UPDATE FOR MONDAY JUNE 22 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 107,000
Deaths: 7,828
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,356,715
Confirmed Deaths –122,249
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 9,072,642
Deaths: 471,176
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Massachusetts Reopens For Indoor Dining Today. Here’s What Else Can Reopen Under Step 2 of Phase 2
(MassLive)
Younger Adults Are Increasingly Testing Positive For Coronavirus
(NPR)
As Playgrounds Reopen, Here’s How To Keep Kids Safe
(New York Times)
12 States Hit Daily New Case Records
(New York Times)
Florida Coronavirus Surges Indicate State’s Reopening Plan Not Working
(The Guardian)

UPDATE FOR SUNDAY JUNE 21 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 106,650
Deaths: 7,800
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,330,769
Confirmed Deaths –121,983
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 8.944,481
Deaths: 467,282
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Trump Tells Rally He Ordered Testing Slowed Down
(CNN)
Florida and South Carolina Set Record Highs As Cases Surge Across The US
(New York Times)
Florida Governor Blames Migrant Hispanic Worker’s For State’s Coronavirus Surge
(The Guardian)

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY JUNE 20 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 106,650
Deaths: 7,800
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,297,642
Confirmed Deaths –121,414
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 8.794,566
Deaths: 463,250
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Indoor Dining Services Can Resume On Monday In Massachusetts
(MassLive)
Massachusetts State Universities Announce Plans To Reopen This Fall
(MassLive)
How Iceland Beat Coronavirus
(The New Yorker)
Early Data Show No Uptick in COVID-19 Transmission From Protests
(Wall Street Journal)
The Bravery Of Marching For Black Lives In The Middle Of A Pandemic
(The Nation)
Whistleblower: TSA Failed To Test Staff, Protect Travelers During Pandemic
(NPR)
Coronavirus: Why The US Is Expecting An Avalanche Of Evictions
(BBC)

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY JUNE 19 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 106,422
Deaths: 7,770
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,263,756
Confirmed Deaths –120,688
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 8.608,533
Deaths: 456,949
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Tensions Grow Over Use of Masks In US: California Now Requires Masks In Public
(New York Times)
450,000 Coronavirus Cases Could Have Been Avoided If States Had Mandated Mask Use
(Democracy Now)
Trump Says COVID-19 Is Dying Out. Experts Fear His Dismissiveness Could Prolong Crisis
(STAT News)
What Minnesota Protests Are Revealing About COVID-19 Spread
(Wired)
Fauci Interview: We Are Still In The First Wave Of COVID-19
(Washington Post)
Memorial: Hundreds Of Health Care Workers Lost Their Lives Battling Coronavirus
(Washington Post)
Science News: This Week In Coronavirus
(The Guardian)
How Coronavirus Will Reshape Architecture
(The New Yorker)

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY JUNE 18 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 106,151
Deaths: 7,743
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,234,854
Confirmed Deaths –119,943
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 8.466,927
Deaths: 451,945
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Arizona: Governor Backtracks On Mask Rules Ban As Cases Soar
(The Guardian)
The Politics Of The Mask
(Boston Review)
Masks Significantly Reduce Risk of Infection: Results From A Natural Experiment of State Mandates
(Health Affairs)
Coronavirus Cases Are Spiking Across The Country. Florida Looks Like The Next Epicenter
(CNN)
What Mike Pence Got Wrong About Latest Coronavirus Surges
(Vox)
Why Does Covid-19 Kill Some and Spare Others?
(Washington Post)
How Likely Are Kids To Get COVID-19? Scientists See A BIg Puzzle
(STAT News)
What History Can Tell Us About The Long-term Effects of Coronavirus
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY JUNE 17 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 105,885
Deaths: 7,665
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,208,466
Confirmed Deaths –119,133
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 8.288,069
Deaths: 446,678
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Amherst Orders Almost $250,000 In Pandemic Supplies For Schools
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
During Pandemic, 3 In 5 Students Face Food And Housing Insecurity
(Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
As Coronavirus Returns To Beijing, Schools Shut, Flights Cancelled
(New York Times)
Oklahoma: Corona Virus Rate Surges As Trump Rally Nears
(The Guardian)
Trump Administration Has All But Given Up On The Pandemic
(Washington Post)
ABC News Poll: 45% Of Parents Unwilling To Send Their Kids Back To School
(WWLP)
How Exactly Do You Catch Coronavirus? There’s A Growing Consensus
(Wall Street Journal)
How Do Asymptomatic People Spread The Virus?
(Science News)
Can Faculty Be Forced Back On Campus?
(Chronicle of Higher Education)
Can Coronavirus Contact Tracing Survive Reopening?
(The New Yorker)


UPDATE FOR TUESDAY JUNE 16 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 105,690
Deaths: 7,647
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,162,261
Confirmed Deaths –117,858
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 8.137,913
Deaths: 436,138
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
MA Offers Free COVID-19 Testing To All Who Attended Protests
(MassLive)
State Eases Regulations For Reopening Of Camps And Daycare Centers
(Boston Globe)
Data Suggest BLM Protests Did Not Produce Coronavirus Spike In NYC
(New York Post)
Should You Get Tested After Protesting? Here’s What The Experts Say
(Washington Post)
Pence Misleadingly Blames New Coronavirus Surge On Rise In Testing
(New York Times)
Virus Cases Soar In Prisons Across The US
(New York Times)
COVID-19 Outbreak in Arizona Is Going Very Badly
(Business Insider)
Super Spreaders Explained
(CNN)

UPDATE FOR MONDAY JUNE 15 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 105,395
Deaths: 7,576
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,182,979
Confirmed Deaths –118,286
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 8.018,838
Deaths: 439,585
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
12 States See Rising COVID-19 Hospitalizations. Arizona Invokes Emergency Plans
(CNN)
State Reopenings Have Backfired
(Vox)
Health Experts Warn Of Coronavirus Risks At Trump’s Upcoming Rally
(Washington Post)

UPDATE FOR SUNDAY JUNE 14 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 105,395
Deaths: 7,576
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,142,224
Confirmed Deaths –117,527
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 7,896,297
Deaths: 432,886
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
The Best Way To Reduce Transmission Is To Wear A Mask
(CNN)
It Matters That Police Are Not Wearing Masks
(Vox)
How Epidemiologists Are Deciding When To Send Their Children To School
(New York Times)

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY JUNE 13 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 105,059
Deaths: 7,538
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,117,027
Confirmed Deaths –116,831
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 7,765,878
Deaths: 428,753
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
CoronaVirus Updates: Brazil’s Death Toll Surges, Florida and Texas Have Record Daily Highs, West Point Cadets Now Number Fifteen Cases
(New York Times)
Amid Pandemic, Trump Erases Transgender Civil Rights Health Protections
(New York Times)
CDC Updates Guidelines for Everyday Activities
(Washington Post)
New CDC Guidelines Advise Caution With Travel
(CNN)
Totally Predictable: State Reopenings have Backfired
(Vox)
The Coronavirus Will Win
(The Atlantic)
Contagion Of Fear: One Month Inside A New York COVID-19 Hospital
(Time)

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY JUNE 12 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 104,667
Deaths: 7,492
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,089,825
Confirmed Deaths –116,035
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 7,623,904
Deaths: 424,361
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
UMass Team Forecasts 130,000 COVID-19 Deaths in US By July 4
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Pandemic and Police Abuses Expose An Ugly Truth About American Life – Racism Kills
(The Guardian)
Faculty Grow Uneasy As Colleges Scramble To Bring Students Back
(Boston Globe)
A Housing Apocalypse Is Coming As COVID-19 Protections Expire Across The Country
(CNBC)

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY JUNE 11 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 104,156
Deaths: 7,454
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,066,634
Confirmed Deaths –115,141
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 7,482,827
Deaths: 419,495
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Virus Infections Surge, Countries End Lockdowns Anyway
(New York TImes)
Is The US Headed For A Second Wave?
(The Guardian)
As Caes Surge In US, Health Experts Urge Caution
(Washington Post)
COVID-19 Immunity Remains A Mystery. Scientists Trying To Crack The Case
(STAT News)
Stress Was Already Killing Black Americans. COVID-19 Is Making It Worse
(Washington Post)
Racial Disparities In COVID-19 Point To Need For Medicare For All
(Portside)
Report: No Way To Reopen Schools Safely Without Federal Bailout
(US News)
President of Mass Teachers Association Blasts Plans For Reopening Schools
(Boston.com)

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY JUNE 10 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 103,889
Deaths: 7,408
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,045,984
Confirmed Deaths –114,159
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 7,344,220
Deaths: 414,140
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
UMass Details Proposal For Fall Reopening
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Coronavirus Hospitalizations Rise Sharply In Several States
(Washington Post)
WHO: Global Outlook Worsens As World Sets Single Day Record For New Coronavirus Cases
(Miami Herald)
WHO Clarifies Its Position On Asymptomatic Spread Of COVID-19
(STAT News)
No Masks And No Water. New York Protestors Were Held In Abysmal Conditions
(The Guardian)
FEDS Spent Billions On COVID-19 Supplies, Often Without Competitive Bidding
(NPR)

UPDATE FOR TUESDAY JUNE 9 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 103,626
Deaths: 7,353
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,026,869
Confirmed Deaths –113,106
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 7,222,643
Deaths: 409,242
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
MA Sets Guidelines For Reopening Schools
(WCVB)
UMass Lays Out Proposal For Fall Re-opening
(Daily Collegian)
14 States and Puerto Rico Hit Record High Seven Day Average of New Coronavirus Cases
(Washington Post)
New Zealand Declared Virus Free
(Truthout)
The Direct Result Of Racism: COVID-19 Lays Bare How Discrimination Produces Health Disparities Among Black People
(STAT New)

UPDATE FOR MONDAY JUNE 8 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 103,436
Deaths: 7,316
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,007,551
Confirmed Deaths –112,471
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 7,114,668
Deaths: 406,555
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Hete’s What Can Open In MA As Of Monday
(MassLive)
Last Four Days – Most New Cases of Any In The Pandemic: A Snapshot of Where Case Numbers Are Increasing
(Charles Fishman On Threader)
Shutdowns Prevented 60 Million Coronavirus Infections in US
(Washington Post)
America Has Given Up On The Pandemic
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE FOR SUNDAY JUNE 7 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 103,132
Deaths: 7,289
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 1,988,700
Confirmed Deaths –112,071
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 7,005,560
Deaths: 402,676
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Here’s What Can Re-poen Monday in MA As Phase 2 Begins
(MassLive)
What Public Health Experts Want People To Know About Why They Support The Protests During The Pandemic
(Vox)
Cuba Sets Example With Successful Program to Contain Virus
(The Guardian)
Quarantine Fatigue Is Real: American Needs a Manual For Living Inside A Pandemic
(The Altantic)

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY JUNE 6 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 102,557
Deaths: 7,235
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 1,966,290
Confirmed Deaths –111,398
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 6,876,347
Deaths: 398,702
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
As Restaurants Reopen Experience With Outdoor Dining Has Been Mixed
(MassLive)
Coronavirus Rips Into Regions Previously Spared
(New York Times)
Nearly 600 US Health Care Workers Have Died From Coronavirus and Toll Is Rising
(The Guardian)
Amid Re-openings Virus Spread Remains High In Much of US
(The Washington Post)

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY JUNE 5 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 102,063
Deaths: 7,201
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 1,924,189
Confirmed Deaths –110,179
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 6,724,096
Deaths: 393,553
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
New Guidelines: When Daycare Reopens in MA Things Will Be Different
(MassLive)
The Pandemic Is A Threat. The President Is Worse
(The Nation)
You Can Stay Safe From COVID-19 And Peacefully Protest
(Medium)
How The Protests Have Changed the Pandemic
(The New Yorker)
Just Six States Meet The Basic Criteria For Reopening
(Vox)
COVID-19 Can Last For Several Months
(The Atlantic)
Seven Takeaways From Virus’ Tale: An Inside Look At The Spread Of Coronavirus in Massachusetts
(Boston Globe)
New Zealand Approaches Elimination Of The Virus
(The Guardian)

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY JUNE 4 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 101,592
Deaths: 7,152
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 1,902,768
Confirmed Deaths –109,159
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 6,595,532
Deaths: 388,438
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Food Insecurity Rising in Western Mass Amid Pandemic
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Where Coronavirus Cases Are On The Rise
(Reuters)
When Social Distancing Ends, Will We Re-envision The World We Want?
(Yale Environment 360)

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY JUNE 3 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 101,163
Deaths: 7,085
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 1,881,256
Confirmed Deaths –108,062
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 6,474,484
Deaths: 382,923
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Risk of Infection Could Double If 2-Meter Rule Is Reduced
(The Guardian)
What Parents Need To Know About Kids and COVID-19 This Summer
(Science News)
Many Black Men Fear Wearing A Mask More Than Coronavirus
(STAT News)
A Crisis Within A Crisis: Pandemic Exposes Childcare For What It Is
(The Guardian)
Police Brutality and COVID-19
(Vox)
How To Protest More Safely In A Pandemic
(Vox)
Canada Has A Better Idea For Reopening
(Vox)
Bottle and Can Redemption to Resume in MA With Restrictions
(WBZ)

UPDATE FOR TUESDAY JUNE 2 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 100,895
Deaths: 7,035
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 1,859,693
Confirmed Deaths –106,927
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 6,395,317
Deaths: 377,966
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
MA Begins Reporting Probable New Coronavirus Deaths Along With Confirmed. Trends Still Moving In Right Direction
(MassLive)
Where The Virus Is Growing Most: Countries With Illiberal Populist Leaders
(New York Times)
Coronavirus Will Haunt US Economy For A Decade, Wiping Out $8 Trillion Says CBO
(The Guardian)
Risks Of Protesting Racism During a Pandemic. Racism Is Also A Major Public Health Threat
(NPR)

UPDATE FOR MODAY JUNE 1 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 96,965
Deaths: 6,846
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 1,837,578
Confirmed Deaths –106,198
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 6,291,295
Deaths: 374,343
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
UMass Plans For Uncertain Fall
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Interview With Anthony Fauci On Reopenings, Vaccines ,and Warp Speed
(STAT News)
Wuhan Reports No Asymptomatic Cases For First Time
(The Guardian)
It’s Not Whether You’re Exposed To The Virus, It’s How Much
(Portside)
How To Protest More Safely During A Pandemic
(Vox)
Most Americans Still Favor Controlling Outbreak Over Restarting The Economy
(Washington Post)
The Virus’ Tale: How Could A State Famous For Health Care Excellence Have Suffered Such A Vast Loss Of Human Life?
(Boston Globe)
Pandemic Could Leave 54 Million Americans Without Food
(The Guardian)

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