Tuesday, October 13, 2020

"Covid-19 Pandemic Update 10/13/20"

by David Leonhardt

• Chinese authorities will test all nine million residents of the city of Qingdao for the coronavirus, in response to an outbreak of nine cases. The move is typical of China’s aggressive - and successful - campaign to control the virus, after initially downplaying the dangers.

• Johnson & Johnson has paused the late-stage clinical trial of its vaccine because of an “unexplained illness” in one of the volunteers.

• What happens when the first vaccines are approved? Expect months of “chaos and confusion,” experts say, as the world learns which work best and how long their protections last.

• The White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, refused to answer reporters’ questions after they asked that he keep his mask on.

• Several companies - including Google, Target, Microsoft, Ford Motor and The New York Times - have extended working from home through next summer.

Oct 13, 2020, 12:14 AM ET:
The coronavirus pandemic has sickened more than 37,805,100 
people, according to official counts, including 7,840,484 Americans.

      Oct 13, 2020 12:14 AM ET: 
Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count

Updated 10/13/20, 3:24 AM ET
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