Anti-Lockdown Protesters Swarm Michigan Capital, Governor Receives Death Threats: Live Updates

Thursday, May 14, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Thu, 05/14/2020


UK & Italian numbers are out
German new infections hit 5-day high
Trump praises Wisconsin Supreme Court decision
Trump sits for interview with Maria Bartiromo
Trump: ‘I wonder what would happen if we cut ties with China?’
Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down stay at home order
Maryland to start reopening Friday
French government ‘incensed’ by Sanofi offer to give vaccine to US first
Singapore reports another 750+ cases
Japan starts using remdesivir on COVID-19 patients
Burundi latest African country to boot WHO
UK minister defends timing of nursing home lockdown
Spain sees ‘center’ of outbreak shift from area surrounding Madrid to Catalonia
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Update (1400ET): There have been two notable coronavirus-related developments so far this afternoon:

A new study by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the University of Pennsylvania found that ordinary speech can emit small respiratory droplets that linger in the air for at least eight minutes and potentially much longer. These droplets are likely infectious, and help explain why the virus is so infectious in enclosed spaces like cruise ships and airplanes.

The virus’s ability to linger in the air has long been one of the most critical areas of study.

The report was published Thursday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed journal. It is based on an experiment that used laser light to study the number of small respiratory droplets emitted through human speech.

The NIH has begun a trial for hydrocholorquine and azythromycine (commonly known as a Z-Pak) that will test 2,000 adults with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms. A handful of prior studies have shown hydroxychloroquine alone isn’t very effect, but anecdotal reports that the drug, if taken with zinc or a Z Pak, can stop moderate symptoms from progressing to sever.

Cuomo on Thursday said once again that hospitalizations declined further and Central New York is getting ready to start reopening tomorrow.

NY’s death toll climbed to 22,157, up from 22,000, an increase of 0.7% or 157, slightly slower than the pace from a day earlier.

The latest numbers from Florida and Cali are also out:

Cuomo added that 5 regions including central NY are ready to reopen tomorrow.

Meanwhile, protesters returned to Lansing and mobbed the Michigan capital, once again insisting that Democratic Gov. Whitmer must move more quickly to reopen the state. the day’s legislative session was cancelled, according to Bloomberg.

The gathering, which was called to demand the state reopen for business and end the lockdown, followed a similar rally on April 30 that resulted in pictures of protesters clad in military-style gear and carrying long guns crowding the statehouse. They confronted police and taunted lawmakers.

The shutdown was done with little fanfare at the end of Wednesday’s State Senate session. At around 4:30, lawmakers in the Republican-majority chamber simply adjourned until Tuesday rather than call the next previously scheduled meeting. The governor has ecen claimed to have received multiple death threats over her decision to stand by the lockdown and reopen cautiously as the state struggles with one of the worst outbreaks in the country.

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