Not All Social Gatherings Are Equally Risky for COVID Outbreak
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Not All Social Gatherings Are Equally Risky for COVID Outbreak

Beachgoers at Huntington Beach, Calif., July 23, 2020. (Mike Blake/Reuters) We need to begin differentiating between individual risk and risk for outbreaks as we think about public-health policy. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE E arly in the COVID pandemic, there was much discussion of super-spreaders — a single individual attending a routine and harmless event such as […]

Marlins’ Derek Jeter blames coronavirus outbreak on ‘false sense of security’
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Marlins’ Derek Jeter blames coronavirus outbreak on ‘false sense of security’

MIAMI >> Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says his players let up and paid a price. Jeter blames the team’s COVID-19 outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made the Marlins lax about social distancing and wearing masks. “The entire traveling party got a little too comfortable,” Jeter said today. Infected were 21 […]

All-inclusive hotel closing after coronavirus outbreak on Spain holiday island
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All-inclusive hotel closing after coronavirus outbreak on Spain holiday island

A hotel in Majorca at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak has announced it is shutting on Sunday. Ten hotel workers at the Iberostar Club Cala Barca near Porto Petro have tested positive for coronavirus, along with four of their relatives. No tourists staying at the hotel have tested positive. The four-star hotel is the first in Majorca to […]

CSU football temporarily suspends activities amid COVID-19 outbreak
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CSU football temporarily suspends activities amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Colorado State football team temporarily paused activities after testing revealed a COVID-19 outbreak within the program, the school announced Wednesday night. As many as 17 people within the CSU athletics department could be COVID positive, according to the state Department of Public Health and Environment outbreak database. The state determined CSU athletics had an […]

Australian state closes border in move to combat coronavirus second wave
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Australian region hit by coronavirus outbreak introduces tough face mask rules

The Australian state hardest-hit state by Covid-19 will make face coverings compulsory after reporting a new daily high of 723 confirmed cases. Masks have been compulsory in Victoria’s state capital of Melbourne and a neighbouring semi-rural district for the past seven days. But Daniel Andrews, the prime minister of Victoria, said on Thursday that masks […]

McDonald’s virus outbreak fears as staff test positive and restaurant shuts
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McDonald’s virus outbreak fears as staff test positive and restaurant shuts

A McDonald’s restaurant has been forced to close after five workers tested positive for coronavirus. The closure at the Great Bridge restaurant in Sandwell, West Midlands, is said to be precautionary. There was a sign at the store today which read: “Sorry, this restaurant is temporarily closed for maintenance. We apologise for any incovenience. Your […]