JULY 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

Archives
The Indy began posting COVID-19 Daily Update on March 18. Here are links to archives of previous months’ posts. March, April , May, June

Another Source of Metrics: As the White House and some states (e.g. Florida) are now suppressing the release of COVID-19 case and death data, the Harvard Global Health Initiative still seems to be reporting timely and accurate metrics.

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY JULY 31 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 117,098 (+414)
Deaths: 8,595 (+15)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 4,635,226 (+66,851)
Confirmed Deaths –155,306 (+1458)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 17,505,564
Deaths: 677,465
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
State’s Largest Teachers Union Pushes To Start Fall Classes Remotely
(Boston Globe)
Teachers Facing Resumption Of In-Person Schooling Make Wills, Retire, And Plan Strikes
(The Guardian)
Forced School Reopenings And The Pandemic
(Democracy Now)
Israel’s Hurried School Reopenings Serve As A Cautionary Tale
(PRI)
The RIsk That Students Will Arrive On Campus With Coronavirus
(New York Times)
College Game Day, Frat Parties, Are Major Risk Factors For Spreading COVID-19 This Fall
(USA Today)
Children Found To Carry COVID-19 Virus At High Level
(New York Times)
Florida Hospitalizations Of Children With COVID-19 Surge 23% As Schools Proceed With Reopening Mandate
(CNN)
COVID Cases In Michigan Between Ages 0-19 Have Nearly Doubled In Last Three Weeks
(WXYZ)
Supporting Children’s Development During A Pandemic
(The New Yorker)
We Need To Talk About Ventilation. We’re Still Doing Too Little To Mitigate Airborne Transmission
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY JULY 30 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 116,684 (+502)
Deaths: 8,580 (+29)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 4,568,375 (+70,202)
Confirmed Deaths –153,848 (+1505)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 17,217,034
Deaths: 670,938
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
We Can Eliminate COVID-19 If We Want To
(Medium)
CA Breaks COVID-19 Death Record For Fourth Time This Month
(LA Times)
Coronavirus Resurgence Moving To Midwest
(CNN)
Young People Are Infecting Older Family Members In Shared Homes
(Washington Post)
Boston Public Schools Teachers and Staff Rally Against Reopening Without Proper Safety Measures
(Boston Globe)
Reopening Schools Is A Lose Lose Dilemma For Many Families Of Color
(Axios)
Arizona Schools Demand Coronavirus Waivers To Avoid Lawsuits From Parents
(Newsweek)
How Education May Become Another Victim of Coronavirus
(Time)
Why Can’t We Just Have Class Outside?
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY JULY 29 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 116,182 (+220)
Deaths: 8,551 (+15)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 4,498,173 (+64,641)
Confirmed Deaths –152,343 (+1893)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 16,923,282
Deaths: 664,493
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Coronavirus Red Zone List Has Grown To 21 States
(New York Times)
More Than 6300 COVID-19 Cases Already Linked To US Colleges
(New York Times)
National Teachers Union Authorizes Strike If Safety Measures Fall Short
(New York Times)
Florida Reports Record Deaths for One Day As Concerns For Other States Grow
(The Guardian)
Florida Marlins Games Postponed As 17 COVID-19 Cases Reported Among Team
(CBS Sports)
After Early Success In Controlling The Virus, Vietnam Faces New Outbreaks
(The Guardian)
Trump Undermines His Own Pandemic Response With Misinformation
(CNN)

UPDATE FOR TUESDAY JULY 28 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 115,926 (+289)
Deaths: 8,536 (+7)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 4,433,532 (+61,540)
Confirmed Deaths –150,450 (+598)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 16,674,043
Deaths: 657,276
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Mass COVID Case Counts On The Rise Again
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
COVID Outbreak Hits 36 At BayState Medical Center
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Here Are The Reopening Plans For the 25 Largest Colleges in MA
(MassLive)
UMass Resident Assistant Union Demands Safer Working Conditions For Fall Term
(Daily Collegian)
Billionaires Want To Reopen Schools Amid A Pandemic. They Might Unleash A Wave Of Teacher Strikes
(Jacobin)
Child Hospitalizations From COVID Surge 23% In Florida
(CNN)
Fauci Offers Grim Forecast
(CNN)
Millions Have Lost Health Insurance In Pandemic Driven Recession
(New York Times)
As COVID Surges In Puerto Rico, Thousands Have Lost Access To Running Water
(Portside)
A Vaccine Reality Check
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE FOR MONDAY JULY 27 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 115,637 (+369)
Deaths: 8,529 (+19)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 4,371,992(+56,291)
Confirmed Deaths –149,852 (+454)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 16,448, 065
Deaths: 652,872
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Amherst School Reopening Plans Stall Over Safety Concerns
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
We Can Eliminate The Virus Any Time We Choose To
(Andy Slavitt on Twitter Thread Reader)
Pool Testing Allows for Testing More People Without More Tests
(New York Times)
Colleges Plan For Virus Testing But Strategies Vary Widely
(STAT News)
COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Are Being Promoted By Media Organizations
(Vox)
Charged With Informing The Public
(Vox)

UPDATE FOR SUNDAY JULY 26 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 115,268 (+283)
Deaths: 8,510 (+12)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 4,315,701 (+66,942)
Confirmed Deaths –149,398 (+900)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 16,226,951
Deaths: 648,873
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
As US Deaths Surpass 1000 For Fourth Day In A Row, Experts Urge Country To Shut Down
(CNN)
Fauci: We Could Start Talking About Real Normality Again in 2021
(CNN)
When Virus Hit, Florida Governor Sidelined Scientists To Support Trump
(Washington Post)

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY JULY 25 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 114,985 (+338)
Deaths: 8,498 (+14)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 4,248,759 (+78,426)
Confirmed Deaths –148,498 (+1166)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 15,871,347
Deaths: 643,412
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
UMass Residential Staff Claim COVID-19 Precautions Inadequate
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
WHO Reports Highest One Day Rise In Cases
(The Guardian)
Coronavirus Test Shortages Prompt Authorities To Narrow Access
(Wall Street Journal)
New CDC Guidelines Come Down Hard In Favor of Opening Schools
(CNN)
Trump Admin Has Made America’s Schools A Moral And Medical Catastrophe
(Foreign Policy)
Corporate Insiders Pocket $1 Billion In Rush For Coronavirus Vaccine
(New York Times)

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY JULY 24 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 114,647 (+614) (representing change since Wednesday)
Deaths: 8,484 (+32) (representing change since Wednesday)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 4,170,333 (+68,995)
Confirmed Deaths –147,332 (+1140)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 15,684,789
Deaths: 637,223
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
State Issues School Bus Guidance: Cracked Windows, Distanced Seating
(Boston Globe)
US Hits Coronavirus Milestone: More People Now Hospitalized Than Ever Before
(Vox)
Virus Cases Soar Globally, Even In Places Thought To Have Tamed It
(New York Times)
Medical Experts Urge US to Shut Down and Start Over As Cases Top 4 Million
(CNN)
CDC Relaxes COVID-19 Quarantine Rules
(MassLive)
5.4 Million Have Lost Health Insurance During Pandemic
(New York Times)
Trump Abruptly Cancels Florida Portion of Republican Convention
(New York Times)


UPDATE FOR THURSDAY JULY 23 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 114,033 (+244) (No new data)
Deaths: 8,452 (+19) (No new data)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 4,101,308 (+72,575)
Confirmed Deaths –146,192 (+1234)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 15,405,069
Deaths: 631,015
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
CA Passes NY As State With Most Cases After Record Day
(The Guardian)
Trump Undercuts Virus Strategy Again
(CNN)
Full Steam Ahead On Reopening Schools? No Way Say Teachers.
(Labor Notes)
Parents Turn To Private Schooling, Pods and “Zutors” During Pandemic
(The Guardian)
The Problem With Pandemic Education Pods
(Washington Post)
How The Pandemic Will Impact Voting
(Washington Post)

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY JULY 22 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 114,033 (+244)
Deaths: 8,452 (+19)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 4,028,733 (+66,928)
Confirmed Deaths –144,958 (+1094)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 15,121,827
Deaths: 620,292
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Amherst Town Council Wants Changes To UMass Return To School Plan
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
What Happens When A Student Or Staffer Gets Sick At School This Fall?
(Boston Globe)
Gov. Baker Extends Eviction Moratorium
(MassLive)
What The US Can Learn About Reopening Schools During A Pandemic From Three Other Countries
(Time)
I Love My Students. I Also Want To Live. Teachers Demand Safety As Trump Pushes To Reopen Schools
(Democracy Now)
Colleges Hoped For An In-Person Fall. Now that Dream Is Crumbling
(Chronicle Of Higher Education)
Colleges Are Getting Ready To Blame Their Students
(The Atlantic)
Texas Surge Is Overwhelming Hospitals
(CNN)
At Least 433 Babies Have Tested Positive for COIVD-19 in North Texas Counties Since March
(NBC – Dallas)
Most US Tourists Banned From Travel To Bahamas
(CNN)
US Failure To Report Vital Coronavirus Data Is Hobbling Response
(The Guardian)
At His First Coronavirus Briefing Since April, Trump Repeats Classic False Claims
(CNN)
Super-spreading Events Drive The Pandemic
(Washington Post)
How Long Does COVID-19 Immunity Last
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE FOR TUESDAY JULY 21 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 113,789 (+255)
Deaths: 8,433 (+2)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,961,805 (+72,166)
Confirmed Deaths –143,864 (+595)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 14,881,534
Deaths: 613,994
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Where Some Of The Country’s Biggest School Districts Stand On Reopening
(CNN)
Florida Educators Sue To Overturn Mandated State Opening Of Schools
(CNN)
Older Children Spread Coronavirus Just As Much As Adults Study Finds
(New York Times)
Cuba Celebrates No New Cases Of Coronavirus For First Time In Months
(Reuters)
COVID Hits Summer Camps. Ominous Warnings In Test Run For Schools
(Bloomberg News)

UPDATE FOR MONDAY JULY 20 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 113,534 (+478)
Deaths: 8,431 (+0)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,889,639 (+64,923)
Confirmed Deaths –143,289 (+408)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 14,688,416
Deaths: 609,515
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
A Wake Up Call – States Battle New Surge In COVID-19
(NPR)
Florida, Virus Out Of Control. LA On The Brink
(Bloomberg News)
The Crisis That Shocked The World. America’s Response To Coronavirus
(Washington Post)
Trump Defends Bungled Handling Of Pandemic With Lies and Dubious Claims
(Washington Post)
How To Make Indoor Air Safer
(FIve Thirty-Eight)

UPDATE FOR SUNDAY JULY 19 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 113,056 (+177)
Deaths: 8,419 (+16)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,833,716 (+63578)
Confirmed Deaths –142,881 (+478)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 14,451,023
Deaths: 605,619
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Trump Admin Seeks To Defund, Coronavirus Testing, Contact Tracing.
(The Guardian)
Why More Young People Are Getting Sick In Latest Coronavirus Outbreaks
(Vox)

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY JULY 18 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 112,879 (+298)
Deaths: 8,403 (+23)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,770,138 (+74,007)
Confirmed Deaths –142,065 (+935)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 14,229,331
Deaths: 600,132
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
US Faces Terrifying Autumn As Virus Surges
(The Guardian)
Florida Has More COVID-19 Cases Than Any Other State. Here’s What Went Wrong.
(Vox)
Lessons From New York. The State Has Crushed The Curve
(Medium)
Coronavirus And Schools: 1.47 million Teachers at High Risk of Serious Illness From COVID-19, Report Says
(Masslive)
White House Blocks CDC From Testifying On The Reopening Of Schools
(CNN)
White House Says Science Should Not Stand In The Way Of Schools Reopening
(Washington Post)
Coronavirus Testing Is The Key To Reopening College Campuses
(Boston Globe)
GA Governor Bans Municipalities From Mandating Masks
(Washington Post)
Pandemic Devastating To Arts And Cultural Sector
(Commonwealth Magazine)
It’s Time To Shut The Country Down And Pay People To Stay Home
(Truthout)

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY JULY 17 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 112,581 (+234)
Deaths: 8,380 (+12)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,696,141 (+77,667)
Confirmed Deaths –141,130 (+964)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 13,979,223
Deaths: 593,450
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Contact Tracing For Coronavirus In MA Is Significantly Downscaled As Leaders Report Chronic Problems
(Boston Globe)
US Shatters Single Day Record For New COVID-19 Cases
(New York Times)
Hospitals Overwhelmed In Florida, Texas, Arizona, California
(Vox)
EU Extends Travel Ban On Americans Amid US Coronavirus Spikes
(USA Today)
Teachers Unions Denounces Trump Plan To Reopen Schools As Reckless, Callous, and Cruel
(The Guardian)
There Is Literally No Good Way To Educate Our Kids This Fall. But We Shouldn’t Be In This Position In The First Place
(The Nation)
Disappearance Of Data From CDC Website Spurs Outcry
(Washington Post)
Epidemiologists Say Data Secrecy Is Crippling US Effort to Control Coronavirus
(Science)
America Should Prepare For A Double Pandemic
(The Atlantic)
Public Health Specialists Are At Risk Of Burning Out As COVID-19 Surges Again
(The Atlantic)
How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit The Pandemic
(The New Yorker)

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY JULY 16 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 112,347 (+217)
Deaths: 8,368 (+28)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,618,474 (+72,019)
Confirmed Deaths –140,166 (+1,004)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 13,726,015
Deaths: 587,616
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Doctors Warn That COVID-19 Spikes In Other States Will Affect Massachusetts
(WCVB)
Hospitalizations In US Nearing Record High
(Vox)
More States Make Masks Mandatory. GA Governor Nullifies Local Mask Mandates
(Washington Post)
These States Have Tamed Coronavirus. Here’s How They Did It
(CNN)
Poll Confirms Americans Don’t Trust The President On Coronavirus But They Do Trust Fauci
(CNN)
Coronavirus Data Must Now Be Sent To Trump Admin Instead Of CDC
(CNN)
Here’s Why Reopening Schools Before Next Spring Will Be A Disaster
(AlterNet)
Education Secretary Is Pushing Schools To Reopen Without Helping Them Do So Safely
(New York Times)
After Nursing Homes and Cruise Ships, Will Universities Be The Next COVID-19 Tinderboxes?
(Time)

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY JULY 15 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 112,130 (+303)
Deaths: 8,340 (+10)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,546,728 (+66,669)
Confirmed Deaths –139,162 (+989)
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 13,487,894
Deaths: 581,981
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
MA Teachers Unions Call For Phased Reopening Of Schools
(MassLive)
Government Rescinds Plan To Strip Visas From International Students
(New York Times)
A Pandemic Of Historic Proportions: US Marks Another Day With Record Number of New Cases
(CNN)
Trump Orders Hospitals To Stop Sharing Data With CDC
(Forbes)
School Reopenings. What The US Could Learn From Other Countries
(The Guardian)
Israeli Data Show School Reopenings Were a Disaster That Wiped Out Lockdown Gains
(The Daily Beast)
Coronavirus Could Be Under Control In Weeks If Everyone Wore Masks According To CDC Director
(Washington Post)
Millions Have Lost Health Insurance In Pandemic Driven Recession
(New York Times)
The Food Processing Industry Is The Typhoid Mary Of This Pandemic
(Esquire)
Public Health Expert Refutes The Safety Of Single Use Plastics In Pandemic
(Conservation Law Foundation)

UPDATE FOR TUESDAY JULY 14 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 111,827 (+703)
Deaths: 8,330 (+5)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,480,059
Confirmed Deaths –138,273
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 13,267,223
Deaths: 576,315
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Gov Baker Launchers Web Site To Report Businesses Not Complying With COVID-19 Guidelines
(MassLive)
The View From Downtown Amherst. Giant Corporations May Be The Only Survivors In A Post-COVID-19 Economy
(Washington Post)
States Swamped By Virus Look To Return To Lockdown
(New York Times)
Why We’re Losing The COVID-19 Battle: The Chronic Underfunding Of Public Health
(New York Times)
US Records Second Highest Daily Tally of New Cases
(The Guardian)
DeVos, Trump Insist That All Schools Must Reopen This Fall
(The Guardian)
LA and San Diego Schools Go On-line Only This Fall
(New York Times)
Kids As Pawns
(Popular Information)
What Do Returning College Students Think About Quarantine, Masks, and Social Distancing?
(Dr. Sherry Pogoto On Twitter Threader App)
In Some Countries Life is Back To Normal. Not Here. Trump’s Incompetence Has Wrecked Us.
(New York Times)
A New Understanding of Herd Immunity
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE FOR MONDAY JULY 13 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 111,124 (+199)
Deaths: 8,325 (+15)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,414,105
Confirmed Deaths –137,787
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 13,062,390
Deaths: 572,214
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
How Will Coronavirus Impact Small Businesses? A View From Downtown Amherst
(Washington Post)
There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel
(Medium)
White House Attacks Fauci As States See Record New Cases
(The Guardian)
Trump Has Quit On Coronavirus
(Medium)
Florida Smashes Daily Record For New Cases With 15,299
(
Time)
Coronavirus Deaths Rising In Almost Every Region Of The Country
(Washington Post)
Immunity To COVID-19 Could Be Lost In Months, UK Study Suggests
(The Guardian)
Emerging Cases Of Reinfection Suggest Herd Immunity May Be Unlikely
(Vox)
Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors WHO Concedes
(New York Times)
How Coronavirus Affects The Entire Body
(CNN)
The Global Impacts Of COVID-19 on Peace, Violence and Civil Liberties
(Political Violence At A Glance)

UPDATE FOR SUNDAY JULY 12 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 110,925 (no new data reported for Sunday)
Deaths: 8,296 (no new data reported for Sunday)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,335,895
Confirmed Deaths –137,405
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 12,870,723
Deaths: 568,303
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
How To Repopen Schools. What We Can Learn From Other Countries
(New York Times)
Disney World Opens Its Gates As Cases Surge
(New York Times)
Over 40 Hospitals In Florida Max Out Of ICU Space As Cases Surge Across The Country
(The Guardian)
Only Three States Show Decrease In New Cases. Local Leaders Conflicted Over Adopting Restrictions
(CNN)
After Initial Success With Coronavirus, Australia Enacts New Lockdowns and Border Closings
(Vox)
Economic Recovery May Be Fizzling As Disruptions From Virus Continue
(Washington Post)

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY JULY 11 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 110,925
Deaths: 8,296
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,292,257
Confirmed Deaths –136,682
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 12,653,451
Deaths: 563,517
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
US Reports Record 70,000 New Cases In A Single Day
(NBC News)
Who Gets A Vaccine First? US Considers Race In Coronavirus Plans
(New York Times)
Nation’s Pediatricians Walk Back Support For In-Person Schooling
(NPR)
Pediatricians Split With Trump On Reopening Schools
(Politico)
Looming Evictions May Soon Make 28 Million Americans Homeless
(CNBC)
Oh The Places You Can’t Go. US Passports Now Useless (with Map)
(Medium)

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY JULY 10 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 110,897
Deaths: 8,268
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,220,559
Confirmed Deaths –135,828
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 12,420,723
Deaths: 558,091
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
US Has No Plan To Get Out Of Pandemic
(CNN)
Leaked CDC Data Show US Is Worst Of Ten Major Countries Fighting Coronavirus Outbreaks
(Business Insider)
Trump’s Visa Rules Seen As Way To Pressure Colleges To Reopen
(New York Times)
Trump Sidelines CDC Advisors As Rift Grows Over Coronavirus
(Washington Post)
Time To Shut Down Again. As Surge Continues, A Growing Chorus Makes The Case.
(Washington Post)

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY JULY 9 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 110,602
Deaths: 8,243
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,159,574
Confirmed Deaths –134,873
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 12,196,980
Deaths: 552,771
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
60,000 New Coronavirus Cases In US Sets Single Day Record
(Reuters)
Trump Admin Rejects CDC Guidelines For Reopening Schools
(NPR)
Trump Threatens To Cut Funding For Schools If They Do Not Fully Reopen
(New York Times)
NYC Schools, Nations’s Largest District, Will Not Fully Reopen In Fall
(New York Times)
Millions Of Americans Going Hungry As Pandemic Erodes Income and Destroys Communities
(NBC News)
Personal Protective Gear For Medical Personnel Runs Low Again
(HuffPost)
Women Facing Rising Risk Of Violence During COVID-19
(Human Rights Watch)
Inside The Trump Decision To Leave The WHO
(ProPublica)
Americans Don’t Get How Badly They Are Doing
(The Atlantic)
Can Contact Tracing Survive Reopening
(The New Yorker)

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY JULY 8 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 110,338
Deaths: 8,213
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,097,538
Confirmed Deaths –133,991
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 11,984,107
Deaths: 547,419
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Amherst To Provide $250,000 In Emergency Rental Assistance
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Trump Pressures Schools To Reopen As Virus Continues To Surge
(New York Times)
Florida Orders Schools To Reopen In August Despite Coronavirus Surge
(CNN)
Florida Teachers Say Reopening Order Could Be Deadly
(CNN)
International College Students Who Do Not Enroll In Face To Face Courses Will Lose Visas
(New York Times)
Churches Were Eager To Reopen. Now They’re A Major Source Of Coronavirus Cases
(New York Times)
UK Scientists Document Severe Brain Condition in People With Mild Coronavirus Symptoms
(The Guardian)

UPDATE FOR TUESDAY JULY 7 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 110,137
Deaths: 8,198
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 3,041,129
Confirmed Deaths –132,993
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 11,771,331
Deaths: 541,503
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
COVID-19 Cases Are Rising But Deaths Are Falling. What’s Going On?
(Vox)
How Superspreading Is Fueling The Pandemic And What Can Be Done To Stop It.
(Vox)
How To Protect Yourself Now That We Know Coronavirus is Airborne
(New York Times)
Months Into Pandemic US Cities Still Lack Testing Capacity
(New York Times)
Americans Gave Up A Lot To Stop Coronavirus. Leaders Wasted The Sacrifice
(Washington Post)
Stark Racial Disparities Emerge As Families Struggle To Get Enough Food During Pandemic
(Politico)
Millions Of Americans Have Moved Due To Coronavirus
(Bloomberg News)
Our Minds Aren’t Equipped For This Kind Of Reopening
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE FOR MONDAY JULY 6 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 109,974
Deaths: 8,183
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,983,155
Confirmed Deaths –132,571
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 11,588,358
Deaths: 537,388
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Phase 3 Of Reopening Starts In Massachusetts Today
(MassLive)
The Fullest Look Yet At Coronavirus and Racial Inequality
(New York Times)
239 Experts With One Big Claim: COVID-19 Virus Is Airborne
(New York Times)
Seven Day Average Case Total Sets Record In US For 27th Consecutive Day
(Washington Post)
Nearly Half Of COVID-19 Cases Are Linked To People Without Symptoms
(Time)
Taiwan’s Lessons For Safely Opening Colleges And Universities
(Annals Of Internal Medicine)

UPDATE FOR SUNDAY JULY 5 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 109,628 (No new data reported for Sunday)
Deaths: 8,149 (No new data reported for Sunday)
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,936,122
Confirmed Deaths –132,318
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 11,410,447
Deaths: 534,164
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
WHO Reports Record 200,000 New Cases In One Day As Surge Continues
(The Guardian)
We Know What We Need To Do. Six Experts Address The Surge
(The Guardian)
As Cases In California Spike, A Warning For Massachusetts As Phase 3 Is About To Begin
(Boston Globe)
White House Repeatedly Denied The CDC Permission To Brief Public On Coronavirus
(Business Insider)
In The COVID Economy You Can Have A Kid Or You Can Have A Job. You Can’t Have Both
(New York Times)
Trump In The Time Of Coronavirus
(The New Yorker)

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY JULY 4 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 109,628
Deaths: 8,149
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,891,228
Confirmed Deaths –132,107
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 11,217,540
Deaths: 529,555
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Eleven States Report Record Highs Of COVID-19 Cases
(Washington Post)
Uruguay’s COVID-19 Success Story: One Of The Few Countries In Latin America That Appears To Have The Pandemic Under Control
(Financial Times)
Trump Fuels Culture War Over Masks
(The Guardian)
California’s Cautionary Tale – The Shift From Success To Hotspot in Just Five Weeks
(Time)
There Is No Safe Way To Reopen Colleges This Fall
(Washington Post)
117 Fraternity Residents At University Of Washington Test Positive For COVID-19
(Time)
How To Go Out This Summer And Not Spread Coronavirus
(Vox)

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY JULY 3 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 109,397
Deaths: 8,132
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,837,237
Confirmed Deaths –131,485
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 11,017,144
Deaths: 524,751
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Coronavirus Cases Are Rising In 40 of 50 States. Experts Say Fourth of July Weekend Will Make It Worse
(Business Insider)
MA Is An Exception To America’s Coronavirus Failure
(The Week)
LA Overwhelmed By Latest Coronavirus Surge
(The Guardian)
Global Report: What’s Happening Around the World With Coronavirus
(The Guardian)
Bringing College Students Back To Classroom During COVID-19 Pandemic Is A Mistake
(Medium)
In The Absence Of Restrictions, Students Crowd Ann Arbor Restaurants And Bars
(The Michigan Daily)
Rocketing COVIV-19 Infections Expose Trump’s Callous Claim That Pandemic Has Been “Handled”
(CNN)
What Happens If The ACA Is Struck Down During A Pandemic?
(PBS)
How To Weigh The Risk Of Going Out During The Pandemic In One Chart
(Vox)

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY JULY 2 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 109,143
Deaths: 8,081
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,780,152
Confirmed Deaths –130,798
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 10,834,211
Deaths: 519,582
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Amherst College Announces Reopening Plan. 60% of Students To Return To Campus
(Amherst.edu)
All Eyes On Bars As Virus Surges And Americans Go Drinking
(New York Times)
Alarm Grows Over COVID-19 Surge Among Young Americans
(The Guardian)
June Coronavirus Cases In US Rose By 50%, Led By States That Reopened First
(Washington Post)
Scientists Say Wearing Masks Shouldn’t Be Controversial
(Science News)
Scientists Say New Strain of Swine Flu Virus Is Spreading To Humans In China
(New York Times)
We Are Not Even Beginning To Be Over With This Pandemic
(The Nation)
Lurching Toward Fall Semester. Disaster On The Horizon
(Inside Higher Education)
How and When Can A Coronavirus Vaccine Become A Reality?
(ProPublica)
In The COVID-19 Economy You Can Have A Kid Or A Job. You Can’t Have Both
(New York Times)

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY JULY 1 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 108,882
Deaths: 8,054 (count has gone down from previous day because of a recording error).
Source: MA DPH and Boston.maps
Distribution of cases by MA county.
Distribution of cases by MA town.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 2,727,996
Confirmed Deaths –130,123
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 10,614,490
Deaths: 514,622
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
UMass Amherst Classes To Be Mostly Online But Students Can Choose To Live On Campus
(Boston Globe)
UMass Students Have Concerns About Reopening Guidelines
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Amherst Town Officials Concerned About COVID-19 Risk From Students Living Off Campus
(MassLive)
There Is No Safe Way To Reopen Colleges This Fall
(Washington Post)
New Coronavirus Cases Are Up 80% In Us Over Last Two Weeks
(New York Times)
Fauci Warns Congress Cases Could Rise To 100,000 Per Day
(CNN)
A National Mask Mandate Could Save The Economy $1 Trillion Goldman Sachs Says
(Forbes)
Is Air Conditioning Contributing To The Spread Of COVID-19 In The South?
(Harvard Gazette)
Here’s What We’ve Learned About COVID-19 In Six Months And Here’s What We Still Don’t Know
(Science News)
How The Coronavirus Shut Down The World
(Washington Post)

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