The Latest in COVID-19 News: Week Ending 08.22.20 – NEJM Journal Watch

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Meanwhile in Harrah, Oklahoma…

The corned beef became an unexpected, additional source of sadness: The flavors I love have become associated with the bitterness of closing down. I can only taste the sourness of worry. I can only smell the rottenness of having to furlough six people who depended on the pub for a paycheck. Years of enjoyment have boiled down to a few long months of anxiety, endless discussions about to close or stay open—and if we can reopen safely, how we will survive.

We own an Irish Pub in Harrah, Oklahoma. When Covid-19 hit, we had to eat our own corned beef and potatoes for weeks. https://thecounter.org/covid-19-essay-irish-pub-harrah-oklahoma-corned-beef-potatoes/

The Latest in COVID-19 News: Week Ending 07.25.20 – NEJM Journal Watch

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The Latest in COVID-19 News: Week Ending July 25

Meanwhile in Imperial County California…

For many decades, a relative few white farmers who tilled vast acreages of winter vegetables, cotton and alfalfa held that power. Ultimately, however, demography shifted power to Latinos, the sons and daughters of field workers from Mexico who are today 80% of Imperial County’s population.

Changing demography didn’t change Imperial County’s basic nature. It exists primarily to grow food and fiber with little economic diversity and always ranks high on California’s lists of unemployment and poverty.

Imperial has another distinction these days — the epicenter of California’s COVID-19 pandemic. Its infection rate is six times as high as California’s as a whole and victims are overwhelming its two hospitals.

Imperial County, the COVID-19 epicenter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Latest in COVID-19 News: Week Ending 05.16.20 – NEJM Journal Watch

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The Latest in COVID-19 News: Week Ending May 16

Meanwhile in Oklahoma…

 

A Muskogee County man accused of coughing on police and claiming he had COVID-19 is now facing felony charges.

Muskogee man accused of coughing on officers, claiming to have COVID-19

 

 

A Reliable Source for Reliable Sources During Covid-19 — The Skeptical Cardiologist

It is a daunting task tracking down reliable information during Covid-19. Misinformation tends to spread like …the coronavirus. The Baker institute Blog is providing excellent succinct summaries of reliable information and sources as the pandemic evolves. 52 more words

via A Reliable Source for Reliable Sources During Covid-19 — The Skeptical Cardiologist

Another reliable Covid-19 source for your reading pleasure.