Vaccines are available in Europe, where the virus has caused significant mortality in wild and domestic rabbits since emerging in France in 2010, but they are not approved for sale in the United States. Some U.S. states, including Nevada - where the virus has killed domestic rabbits at an animal rescue near Las Vegas - are scrambling to help veterinarians obtain approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to import limited numbers of doses. … [Read more...] about A highly contagious and fatal virus is spreading in several states. Its victims are rabbits.
Adams said those who aren't sick shouldn't wear face masks as they often cause more harm than good. Instead, people should wash their hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds and stop touching their faces -- something much easier said than done. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus is now in 34 states and a cruise ship linked to dozens of cases will soon dock in the US
“The pandemic is far from over, so we will begin with small steps,” Diocese of Orange Bishop Kevin Vann said in a statement. “Realizing that reinfection is a concern, as we saw occurred in Texas and elsewhere, I am asking our pastors to prepare their churches to ensure that these guidelines are followed without exception.” … [Read more...] about California’s battle over reopening churches isn’t over despite new coronavirus rules
There are also signs that federal agencies may not be coordinating with each other when they deal with the same firms. Just two days after FEMA awarded a $5.8 million contract to deliver protective equipment for Puerto Rico to Gladius WPTB, LLC -- a company that had no record of winning contracts before this year and no online presence -- the VA canceled an earlier $495,000 contract it had signed with the same company for reusable gowns. Nine days later, FEMA canceled its own contract. … [Read more...] about Federal agencies turn to untested suppliers for big PPE contracts
➔ International: Worldwide, there are at least 5.6 million cases of coronavirus infection this morning and at least 350,752 reported fatalities. … In Hong Kong, police fired pepper pellets today to disperse protesters and arrested about 240 individuals as lawmakers prepared to vote on legislation criminalizing disrespect of the Chinese national anthem (Reuters). …The European Union today will unveil a massive stimulus plan to deal with the impact of COVID-19 (Reuters). ... Madeira, a Portuguese island, is set to welcome tourists back on July 1 as it positions itself as a coronavirus-safe holiday locale, with all tourists being tested before coming to the island (Daily Mail). … The German government extended social distancing guidelines until June 29 in an effort to slow the virus’s spread (Reuters). … According to a new study, deaths from the coronavirus in Brazil could exceed 125,000 by August as the South American nation’s daily COVID-19 … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Major space launch today; Trump feuds with Twitter