July 17, 2020
|James Harris||10:31 AM (33 minutes ago)|
FROM THE MNM NEW COVID CASES IN AREA FOR WEDNESDAY:HARRISON: 26 (Only one from nursing home)GREGG: 42 (13 detected from routine testing)SMITH: 69
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FROM JOHNS HOPKINS:1. Nearly 1,000 U.S. Immigration Detention Center Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus (Reuters) More than 930 employees of private contractors running U.S. immigration detention centers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to congressional testimony given by company executives on Monday.
2.Schools Should Prioritize Reopening in Fall 2020, Especially for Grades K-5, While Weighing Risks and Benefits (National Academies) Weighing the health risks of reopening K-12 schools in fall 2020 against the educational risks of providing no in-person instruction, school districts should prioritize reopening schools full time, especially for grades K-5 and students with special needs, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
3. J&J Says Large Study of Coronavirus Vaccine Could Begin in September (Reuters) Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday it is aiming to begin in September a late-stage study of its experimental vaccine for the novel coronavirus, as researchers work at break-neck speed to develop a shot to combat the fast-spreading pathogen. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based healthcare conglomerate, which expects to start human trials of its vaccine this month, lags other companies that also are developing coronavirus vaccines, with Moderna Inc expected to begin a late-stage study on July 27.
States ranked by COVID-19 test positivity rates: July 16
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