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Published on 12 Nov 2020 / In Non-profits & Activism

United States

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Official US hospitalizations


COVID hospitalizations 61,964

More than doubles since September

(all time high)

April 15th, 59,940

Cases, + 139,000 for the first time

Cases, average, + 111,000

Cases, + 1 million in first 10 days November

April and July peaks were short lived

Deaths, + 1, 859 = 239,590

The COVID tracking project


CDC tracking site


Moderna / National Institutes of Health

First results, soon

United Kingdom

Cases, + 22,950 (lab-confirmed, all UK) = 1,260,189

Deaths, + 595 = 50,365

Deaths, 65,828 (three statistical agencies)

Italy, deaths = 42,330

France, deaths, = 40,987


Tracker app


Selling shares

Albert Bourla sold 132,508 shares at $41.94

Pfizer’s chief executive

$5.6m (£4.2m) on the day the 90% announcement


Sally Susman, Pfizer's executive vice-president …, also sold shares worth about $1.8m.


Sir Patrick has already sold more than £5 million in shares GSK


CDC (10th November)


Community Use of Cloth Masks

Cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe

Non-valved multi-layer cloth masks

Asymptomatic or presymptomatic, more than 50% of transmissions

Masks also help reduce inhalation of these droplets by the wearer

Filtration for personal protection

Filtration and blockage of droplets (80%)

Filtration for Personal Protection

Reduce wearers’ exposure to infectious droplets

Including fine droplets and particles less than 10 microns

Multiple layers of cloth with higher thread counts

Filtering nearly 50% of fine particles less than 1 micron

Human Studies of Masking and SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

Two symptomatically ill hair stylists

15 minutes

139 clients

8-day period

67 clients consented to an interview

Infections, none

Stylists and all clients universally wore mask


1,000 people

Always worn a mask during high-risk exposures, 70% reduced risk of infection

Theodore Roosevelt

70% reduced risk

In-flight transmissions

Community level studies

Germany, Arizona, other states and hospitals

Following directives from leadership for universal masking

New infections fell significantly

200 countries, including US demonstrated reductions in mortality

U.S. data

Increase masking by 15% = no lockdown and reduce associated losses of up to $1 trillion


Source control and personal protection is likely complementary and possibly synergistic

Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa

Mask requirements for large public gatherings

Requires masks for indoor gatherings of more than 25 people and outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people

Iowa is open for business, and we intend to keep it that way

That’s why it’s time for these additional mitigation measures

Health care system at risk of reaching capacity

200 % increase in past 2 weeks

Texas prisons

Cases, 41,000

Deaths, 187

Florida, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey

Travel bubbles

Singapore and Hong Kong

HK has barred all non-residents since March

Passengers must test negative and use designated flights

NZ may enter Australians but Australians may not go to NZ

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