Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Nov. 20-26


The Chronicle started masking the coronavirus disaster earlier than the primary instances had been reported within the Bay Space and a pandemic was declared in 2020. We reorganized the newsroom to dedicate almost each useful resource to tales specializing in the well being and financial disasters. Day by day we’ve got revealed stay updates to replicate probably the most vital native, nationwide and world updates on COVID-19, and this information is freed from cost in an effort to maintain our neighborhood secure and knowledgeable.

Learn the earlier updates from Nov. 13-19

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Updates from Thursday, Nov. 26:

6:49 p.m. Germany surpasses 15,000 virus deaths, extends shutdowns: The 389 coronavirus deaths reported Thursday takes the nation’s whole to fifteen,160 for the reason that begin of the pandemic, with almost 1 million reported instances, the Related Press reported. Germany’s “wave-breaker” shutdown, which closed bars, eating places, sports activities actions and leisure services however left colleges, outlets and hair salons open, began Nov. 2 and was deliberate to final for 4 weeks. However the nation now has determined to increase it till Dec. 20 in hopes of reducing the variety of new instances.

3:52 p.m. Reno operating out of locations to retailer its useless: Washoe County has already handed the full variety of deaths it had from all causes in 2019 and mortuaries and funeral houses are operating out of room, stated Dr. Laura Knight, coroner for the county that features Reno. COVID-19 has killed 59 folks within the Reno-Sparks space over the previous 30 days, with half of them reported up to now week. Talking in a Wednesday information convention, Knight stated the loss of life price might double within the subsequent three weeks and double once more by early January.

2:39 p.m. Los Angeles County studies 37 new deaths from coronavirus: Los Angeles County well being officers on Thursday reported 37 new deaths, bringing the full to 7,580. There additionally had been 5,087 confirmed instances of COVID-19, making it 383,275 for the pandemic. Almost one-quarter of the 1,809 folks hospitalized are in intensive care and the seven-day positivity price is 7.3%.

1:14 p.m. NY governor slams excessive court docket ruling towards church restrictions: Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated the addition of conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett was behind the Supreme Courtroom ruling barring New York Metropolis from implementing coronavirus attendance limits on church buildings and synagogues, the Related Press reported. “We all know who (President Trump) appointed to the court docket,” Cuomo stated. “We all know their ideology.”

Updates from Wednesday, Nov. 25:

9:45 p.m. Supreme Courtroom guidelines towards coronavirus restrictions in New York: In a break up 5-4 vote, the Supreme Courtroom late Wednesday briefly barred New York from implementing sure attendance limits at homes of worship in areas designated as onerous hit by the virus, based on the Related Press. In her first publicly discernible vote, new Justice Amy Coney Barrett voted within the majority. Chief Justice John Roberts dissented, becoming a member of the court docket’s three liberal justices. The Catholic church and Orthodox Jewish synagogues, which challenged attendance limits in areas designated purple and orange zones, are presently within the less-restrictive yellow zones. Earlier within the yr, when the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was on the court docket, the justices divided 5-4 to depart in place pandemic-related capability restrictions affecting church buildings in California and Nevada.

8 p.m. L.A. County suspends out of doors eating: County officers stated efficient at 10 p.m. Wednesday, out of doors eating is suspended and eating places, breweries, wineries and bars are solely allowed to offer take-out, drive-through and supply providers. County officers stated in-person doing gained’t be allowed “at minimal, for the following three weeks.” The county took the motion after its 7-day common for each day reported instances jumped from 1,393 to 4,381. If the county reaches a 5-day common surpassing 4,500 new instances, county officers “will undertake extra security measures to cut back transmission of the virus.”

7:50 p.m. Placer County authorities urge testing after greater than two dozen members in basketball match check constructive: Well being authorities in Placer County are urging anyone who attended a match on the Courtside Basketball Heart in unincorporated Rocklin to get examined for the coronavirus, after greater than two dozen members in tournaments held Nov. 7 and Nov. 8 examined constructive for the virus. “The ability has refused to stop indoor operations and continues to host tournaments regardless of being suggested such operations are usually not allowed and with full data that COVID-19 instances have been related to actions on the facility,” well being officers stated within the discover.

5:05 p.m. Golden Gate Bridge parking tons closed on account of COVID issues: Parking tons close to the south finish of the Golden Gate Bridge will probably be closed for Thanksgiving via this weekend on account of rising COVID-19 instances in San Francisco, bridge officers announced. The Vista Level lot will probably be closed from 11 a.m. to five p.m. from Thursday to Sunday. The pedestrian walkways on the bridge will stay open, however officers encourage mask-wearing and social distancing.

4:58 p.m. Manufacturing error casts doubts on AstraZeneca vaccine: Days after describing its experimental vaccine as “extremely efficient,” the drug producer and Oxford College on Wednesday acknowledged a producing error in its trials. In an announcement, the college stated some research members by accident obtained decrease doses of the vaccine within the first of two photographs. There was an sudden twist in consequence. Within the low-dose group, AstraZeneca stated, the vaccine seemed to be 90% efficient. Within the group that received two full doses, the vaccine seemed to be 62% efficient. In response to consultants who spoke to the Related Press, the comparatively small variety of folks within the low dose group makes it tough to know if the effectiveness seen within the group is actual or a statistical quirk.

12:55 p.m. Pentagon, too, downsizes Thanksgiving gatherings: The Pentagon has despatched almost 51,000 kilos of roasted turkey to U.S. troops stationed abroad, but it surely there won’t be the usual clattery mess halls packed with soldiers eating it. Thanksgiving meals will probably be switched to “grab-and-go model takeout as a substitute of enormous group gatherings in eating services” to chop down on the coronavirus unfold, the Protection Division stated in an announcement. “The vacations will look fairly totally different this yr for everybody.”

12:44 p.m. Moderna climbs amid constructive vaccine information: Moderna Inc. climbed as a lot as 10% hitting a report excessive on Wednesday whereas traders await the ultimate evaluation of its Covid-19 photographs, Bloomberg reports. The ultimate knowledge report is anticipated inside days from its 30,000 individual vaccine research. Moderna is poised to be the second firm to file for an emergency use authorization from the Meals and Drug Administration, folowing Pfizer’s utility on Friday.

12:35 a.m. Kauai sees first virus loss of life: The primary coronavirus loss of life on the Hawaiian island of Kauai has been reported. Mayor Derek Kawakami introduced an aged resident with no journey historical past had died from the coronavirus, which has killed 232 others in Hawaii. The island reported 4 newly confirmed virus instances Monday, together with three grownup guests. Kauai has confirmed 117 infections for the reason that pandemic started, however the quantity is considered far larger as a result of many individuals haven’t been examined.

12:30 p.m. White Home considers lifting EU journey restrictions: At the same time as public well being officers urge folks to not journey within the coming weeks, the Trump administration is significantly considering lifting restrictions on journey from the European Union and the UK, based on Reuters. The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention reportedly opposes the transfer however isn’t anticipated to dam it.

12:16 p.m. Biden urges braveness, unity, compassion in Thanksgiving message: President-elect Joe Biden, in a hope-inspiring Thanksgiving message, referred to as on the nation Wednesday to hold on, work collectively and take patriotic duty for stopping unfold of the coronavirus. “We’re all on this collectively,” stated in a digital deal with. He urged folks to remain residence, chorus from gatherings and put on masks. Regardless of virus fatigue, he stated, “This struggle isn’t over.” In exceptional distinction to President Trump’s combative model, Biden stated, “We wish options, not shouting,” and other people want to listen to, see and respect each other once more. “As onerous as it could appear this Thanksgiving, we’re going to dream large once more,” he stated. “Let’s commit ourselves to considering not solely of ourselves however of others as nicely.” Referring to the political and cultural divide, he added, “We will heal.” He vowed to make use of his presidential powers lead a nationwide coordinated pandemic response, “However the federal authorities can’t do that alone,” he added. “In our personal lives, each resolution we make issues,” and people choices can save lives.

11:50 a.m. Simply put on the masks: Officers and medical consultants within the Bay Space and throughout the nation continued an pressing drumbeat Wednesday, pleading with the general public to not collect with a number of households or journey for Thanksgiving — and begging folks to put on their face masks. In Santa Clara County, numbers are rising “very steeply,” particularly among the many Latino neighborhood, Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, county coronavirus testing officer, instructed a briefing. “Our hospitals are hurting,” he stated. Proof reveals sporting a masks can forestall 60% to 80% of infections, he stated, including that knowledge additionally finds large transmission by individuals who haven’t any signs.

11:40 a.m. Infections worldwide surpass 60 million: Greater than 60 million folks now have been contaminated with the coronavirus, based on knowledge from Johns Hopkins College. As of Wednesday morning, the tally stood at 60,101,887 instances, with the U.S. registering probably the most by area at 12,662,851.

11:25 a.m. Santa Clara County sees record-infection day, hearth division joins enforcement: Santa Clara County recorded 500 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, The Chronicle’s monitoring reveals, and county officers expressed excessive alarm Wednesday on the all-time report, noting there have been 385 instances for all of July when the summer time surge was on. “We’re actually, actually involved,” stated Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, the county’s coronavirus testing officer. The county is ramping up enforcement at “fashionable places” for the vacation buying begin, with compliance officers aided by hearth personnel visiting companies and instantly fining those who don’t implement mask-wearing and distance and capability guidelines. “Let’s not crowd into any retailer. Know that you just’re going to attend” exterior till the numbers enable entry, Supervisor Cindy Chavez instructed a information briefing Wednesday.

11:05 a.m. FDA pronounces Dec. 10 public assembly on vaccine emergency use: The Meals and Drug Administration on Wednesday introduced particulars for a Dec. 10 public meeting of the impartial vaccine advisory committee that may evaluation and supply suggestions to the company on coronavirus vaccines being thought of. The digital assembly will focus on emergency use authorization of a brand new Pfizer vaccine and will probably be streamed on YouTube 6 a.m. to three p.m. Pacific time. FDA is establishing a docket for public remark and other people can remark beginning Friday.

10:48 a.m. COVID hospitalizations spiking in some counties: Two Bay Space counties have extra sufferers hospitalized with COVID-19 now than at every other time within the pandemic, elevating issues that they are going to be overwhelmed if instances climb as anticipated after Thanksgiving. Solano County had 61 COVID-19 sufferers in hospitals as of Tuesday — 4 greater than the height in the summertime surge. Santa Clara County had 201 sufferers, 5 greater than the summer time excessive. Within the Bay Space, 614 folks had been hospitalized, nicely under the summer time peak of 815, however a 39% improve over simply the previous week.

10:30 a.m. Voters need Biden to deal with pandemic aid: Two-thirds of voters imagine President-elect Joe Biden ought to prioritize a coronavirus aid package deal in his first 100 days of taking workplace, based on a Morning Seek the advice of-Politico monitoring ballot released on Tuesday. Sixty-seven p.c of respondents stated that aid needs to be “a high precedence” in Biden’s first 100 days, and 16% stated it was vital however a secondary precedence.

10:21 a.m. Virus in new geographic part: After two months when coronavirus progress was pushed by rural counties and midsize cities within the Nice Plains and Higher Midwest, the virus seems in current days to have entered a brand new part: The explanation the nation is continuous to interrupt case data has extra to do now with swift resurgences of the virus in cities like Baltimore, Los Angeles, Miami and Phoenix and with first-time spikes in smaller cities away from the nation’s center, like Cumberland, Md., the New York Instances reports.

10:15 a.m. Zoom away at no cost on Thanksgiving: For these internet hosting digital celebrations with household and pals, San Jose-based Zoom will elevate the standard 40-minute time restrict on free conferences on Nov. 26. The pause will go into impact 3 a.m. on Thursday via 9 a.m. Friday, “so your loved ones gatherings don’t get reduce brief,” the corporate said.

10 a.m. Coronavirus trackers anticipate oddities over vacation: Over the Thanksgiving vacation, official knowledge on coronavirus instances, deaths and testing seemingly will go up and down in patterns that don’t replicate the precise each day tendencies however reasonably the staffing and repair ranges that’s normally seen on weekends, the Covid Monitoring Mission explains. A dip and “catch up” sample happens when fewer docs’ places of work and testing websites are open, so fewer folks get examined, and thus fewer exams make it to labs. With fewer well being workers on responsibility, knowledge isn’t recorded as quick. Learn the story here.

9:45 a.m. Highlighting want to finish violence towards ladies: In a worldwide push to finish violence towards ladies, activists held rallies Wednesday and world leaders referred to as for motion to cease the abuse, which worsened because of the coronavirus pandemic this yr. Protests from France to Ukraine had been held on the Worldwide Day for the Elimination of Violence towards Girls to attract consideration to home violence and an uphill wrestle to guard thousands and thousands of girls killed or abused yearly by their companions and shut kin.

9:22 a.m. Deaths in U.S. highest in 6 months: California recorded 103 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, solely the third time since Oct. 21 that the state has seen each day loss of life toll within the triple digits, because the state continued a worrisome surge in instances forward of the Thanksgiving vacation. Throughout the U.S., the loss of life tally on Tuesday was 2,146, based on knowledge tracked by Johns Hopkins College, the best variety of lives misplaced to the virus in someday since mid-Could.

8:59 a.m. Fauci says ‘in fact’ he’d serve on Biden activity drive: Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s high infectious illness professional, stated he’d “completely” serve on President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus activity drive if requested. “After all, sure. The reply is completely,” Fauci replied to a CSPAN interview query on Wednesday. Fauci, a member of President Trump’s coronavirus activity drive, has endured sidelining and disparagement from the president, who has downplayed the pandemic usually doesn’t just like the science-based warnings and data Fauci presents.

8:46 a.m. How a lot is that video within the window? This vacation season, the dowtown San Francisco Macy’s window nonetheless has lovely little kittens and puppies exhibiting off their cuteness, however like a lot else in pandemic instances, they’re digital this yr. In lieu of stay animals that every yr encourage folks to undertake a pet, three video screens play brief video clips of them — a change meant to maintain doubtlessly coronavirus-spreading crowds from gathering on the sidewalk. The Chronicle’s Steve Rubenstein has the story.

8:37 a.m. U.S. loss of life toll passes 260,000: Greater than 260,000 People now have misplaced their lives to the coronavirus, based on monitoring by Johns Hopkins College as of Wednesday morning. Case numbers are growing at an unprecedented clip throughout the nation, with greater than 12.6 million folks contaminated for the reason that begin of the pandemic.

8:27 a.m. One other Trump lawyer contaminated: Boris Epshteyn, a member President Trump’s authorized group, examined constructive for the coronavirus on Tuesday. He tweeted that he had “delicate signs” and was quarantining. Epshteyn was at a information convention final week with Trump lawyer Rudolph Giuliani’s son Andrew Giuliani, a White Home aide who introduced the following day he had examined constructive for the virus, the New York Instances studies.

8:20 a.m. Contact tracing tips scaled again: The coronavirus is spreading so quick and much that overwhelmed state and native well being officers are scaling again one contact tracing efforts, and even abandoning them altogether, the New York Instances studies. On Monday, the CDC released new guidance calling on well being departments to focus contact tracing on individuals who examined constructive inside the previous six days and particularly these on the biggest threat of infecting others. Sufferers contaminated greater than 14 days in the past shouldn’t be traced, the brand new steerage says.

8:14 a.m. U.S. provides 2 million instances in 2 weeks: For the primary time for the reason that coronavirus outbreak hit the USA, the nation has added more than one million cases in every of the previous two consecutive weeks. COVID-19 deaths, which lag reported instances by weeks, are additionally at a stage not seen for the reason that spring.

7:49 a.m. Jobless claims rise, tamping down shares: The Dow fell under the report 30,000 mark it set Tuesday. Weekly jobless claims rose to 778,000, marking a second week of accelerating unemployment because the surge in coronavirus instances and tightening restrictions affected extra companies.

7:36 a.m. East Oakland nonprofit makes world of distinction at Thanksgiving: The East Oakland Collective organized two Thanksgiving meal distributions this week — handing out a home-cooked meal with turkey, cornbread stuffing, inexperienced beans, mashed candy potatoes and apple crisp — because of a partnership with a brand new nonprofit Chefs for the People, fashioned by two Berkeley cooks who had been involved about pandemic meals insecurity and needed to offer again to the black neighborhood. Learn the story here.

7:25 a.m. Starvation in U.S. hits new highs: Extra People are going hungry now than at any level in the course of the lethal coronavirus pandemic, based on a Washington Submit analysis of new federal data, because the financial downturn has tightened its grip and authorities aid packages have expired or will terminate on the finish of the yr. In some states, vehicles wait by the a whole bunch in free meals traces. Consultants say it’s seemingly that there’s extra starvation in the USA at the moment than at any level since 1998, when the Census Bureau started gathering comparable knowledge.

7:14 a.m. When your day facilities round Costco’s rest room paper restock: Panic shopping for is again — large time. Shoppers are emptying retailer cabinets of important objects, with rest room paper particularly a scorching commodity within the Bay Space. However why — when the provision chain can meet demand? Annie Vainshtein delves into what’s behind people’s need to stuff their pantries.

Updates from Tuesday, Nov. 24:

10:43 p.m. Muni operator dies from COVID-19 problems: A Muni operator has died from COVID-19 problems, Muni and native union officers stated Tuesday. In a YouTube announcement, Muni director Jeffrey Tumlin stated the operator had been on long-term depart since earlier than the coronavirus pandemic started, and “had not come into contact with anybody in current months.” Learn the story here.

10:40 p.m. Los Angeles County data the best loss of life toll in months: The Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being reported 51 new deaths on Tuesday, the best quantity on report since Sep. 9. “COVID-19 hospitalizations proceed to speed up at alarming pace,” the company stated in an announcement. County officers added that there are 1,575 folks presently hospitalized and 26% of those persons are within the ICU. They’re urging residents to keep away from gathering for the Thanksgiving vacation and observe security measures.

6:15 p.m. The school basketball season is about to start Wednesday: However virus points have upended schedules for a number of Bay Space groups; e.g., Stanford introduced Tuesday that its opener scheduled for Wednesday towards Utah Valley has been canceled due to virus points with the Utah Valley program. Check out the men’s and women’s teams which are taking part in Wednesday.

5:40 p.m. Convalescent plasma is ineffective in treating COVID-19 sufferers, research says: Convalescent plasma does little to enhance the well being standing or cut back the chance of dying in sufferers battling pneumonia brought on by the coronavirus, based on knowledge from a scientific trial in Argentina. The tactic of injecting the plasma from COVID-19 survivors into very unwell hospitalized sufferers was touted by President Trump as a “historic breakthrough,” however didn’t produce higher outcomes than placebo based on the research published Tuesday in The New England Journal of Medication.

5:25 p.m. Farm employees ask for precedence in vaccine distribution: United Farm Staff say that farm employees ought to obtain precedence when a coronavirus vaccine is distributed in California. “It’s crucial discipline laborers be among the many first to obtain COVID-19 vaccines,” UFW Basis Govt Director Diana Tellefson Torres stated in an announcement on Tuesday. The inspiration is a part of the state’s Neighborhood Vaccine Advisory Committee, which can assist give you a plan for the eventual distribution and administration of vaccines. “UFW Basis will work to make sure very important info reaches farm employees in rural communities and guarantee members of the neighborhood that being vaccinated is secure and very important as soon as the life-saving immunizations develop into accessible,” Torres stated.

3:15 p.m. Greater than 5,000 turkeys donated to S.F. residents damage by pandemic: A metropolis partnership with the A. Philip Randolph Institute of San Francisco enabled supply of donated dry items and greater than 5,000 turkeys to San Francisco residents who had been “severely” financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor London Breed’s office said Tuesday. Metropolis human providers officers and the mayor’s Workplace of Housing and Neighborhood Improvement delivered the turkeys in lieu of enormous giveaway occasions that would not be held because of the pandemic.

3:05 p.m. Map reveals the place persons are conforming to Thanksgiving well being tips: The New York Instances has a map exhibiting the geographic variation in folks’s plans throughout the nation to have Thanksgiving with folks exterior their households. Knowledge is from interviews carried out by the worldwide knowledge and survey agency Dynata which obtained greater than 150,000 survey responses from Nov. 13 to 23. The survey discovered that solely round 27% of People plan to dine with folks exterior their family. The story and map are here.

2:53 p.m. Crime rings involving prisoners steal pandemic jobless support: Scammers have made off with a whole bunch of thousands and thousands of {dollars} meant for unemployed Californians utilizing the names of jail and jail inmates, based on district attorneys throughout the state.A letter from a activity drive of district attorneys requested Gov. Gavin Newsom for his private involvement and important assets to struggle “what seems to be probably the most important fraud on taxpayer funds in California historical past.” Investigators discovered that 35,000 unemployment claims had been filed within the identify of California state jail inmates between March and August, together with that of convicted assassin Scott Peterson, and that at the very least 20,000 had been paid out, stated Sacramento County District Legal professional Anne Marie Schubert. Learn more here.

2:49 p.m. White Home activity drive points dire warning: The White Home coronavirus activity drive this week issued a dire warning to states of “aggressive, fast, and increasing” unfold of instances that requires a “important habits change” from all People forward of the vacations. The task force report to states, obtained by The Hill, says that states pursuing “aggressive mitigation” are starting to see a stabilization of instances. The report cites neighborhood unfold in additional than 2,000 counties, and requires forceful efforts to “flatten the curve to maintain the well being system for each COVID and non-COVID emergencies.”

2:31 p.m. Authorities targets mid-December vaccine cargo: Round mid-December, 6.4 million doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine will probably be shipped to each state, eight territories and 6 main city areas after the vaccine receives an anticipated emergency authorization, officers main the Trump administration’s push to fast-track a vaccine said on a call with reporters on Tuesday. The primary doses are anticipated to go to well being care employees and doubtlessly a number of susceptible teams, and portions will probably be primarily based on what number of adults stay in every jurisdiction. “We needed to maintain this straightforward,” stated Well being and Human Companies Secretary Alex Azar.

2:25 p.m. Trump administration seems to be at shortening quarantine: President Trump’s coronavirus activity drive is contemplating shortening the advisable quarantine interval for COVID-19, Assistant Secretary for Well being Administration Brett Giroir confirmed Tuesday at a Well being and Human Companies information briefing. Citing a “preponderance of proof” that the present 14 days isn’t wanted, he stated officers are contemplating a suggestion for fewer days, however he didn’t quantify it. “We’re actively engaged on that sort of steerage proper now, reviewing the proof, however we need to make completely certain,” Giroir stated. “These sorts of suggestions aren’t willy-nilly. They’re labored on with quite a lot of consultants.”

2:18 p.m. YouTube suspends OANN for spreading COVID-19 misinformation: YouTube briefly banned One America Information Community, one among President Trump’s favourite media retailers, from its platform Tuesday for posting new movies that unfold misinformation in regards to the coronavirus. The ban will probably be for one week, a YouTube spokesperson instructed CNN. “After cautious evaluation, we eliminated a video from OANN and issued a strike on the channel for violating our COVID-19 misinformation coverage, which prohibits content material claiming there’s a assured remedy.” The channel was suspended “from the YouTube Accomplice Program” additionally “on account of repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation coverage and different channel monetization insurance policies,’ YouTube stated.

2:11 p.m. Airways’ multi-billion-dollar losses predicted: Airline fortunes are flagging as coronavirus instances spike within the U.S. and Europe. Airways will lose greater than $157 billion over this yr and subsequent due to the pandemic, their major commerce group, the Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation, stated Tuesday. That was worse than the group’s June estimate of $100 billion in losses. The commerce group’s chief stated that with out authorities support, the airline trade would have suffered “huge” bankruptcies.

2:02 p.m. France to progressively ease confinement: French President Emmanuel Macron outlined Tuesday a gradual deconfinement plan that might stretch into late January however would additionally enable extra mobility within the run-up to Christmas and New 12 months’s. Extra freedom of motion could be permitted beginning Saturday, with residents allowed to journey farther past the 1-kilometer radius of residence — though nonetheless with exemption varieties. However France’s confinement interval would proceed till Dec. 15, assuming the variety of new each day infections was lower than 5,000. Cinemas and museums will reopen then, however eating places, bars and gymnasiums will stay closed till Jan. 20, Macron stated.

1:57 p.m. Vaccine diplomacy means stockpile or share: China and Russia have rushed to share their very own state-backed coronavirus vaccines with nations scrambling for provide, positioning themselves to presumably develop their political and financial pursuits within the course of, the Washington Submit reports. Against this, the Trump administration is concentrated on home distribution from non-public labs — a distinction that goes nicely past the pandemic disaster, reflecting how the post-World Warfare II world order is challenged by the rise of authoritarian powers and the retreat of the USA in the course of the outgoing Trump administration.

1:45 p.m. CDC might shorten quarantine to as little as 1 week: The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention is finalizing steerage to shorten its advisable size of time that individuals ought to self-quarantine after potential publicity to the coronavirus, so extra folks would comply, two company officers stated Tuesday. The brand new tips would in all probability be seven to 10 days as a substitute of the present 14 days, the Washington Submit and Wall Road Journal reported. The hope is to “assist make quarantine much less burdensome’ and thus improve compliance,” an official instructed the Instances.

1:23 p.m. Report-breaking day on Wall Road: The Dow Jones industrial common rallied Tuesday, closing above 30,000 for the primary time. Optimistic vaccine information, hope for a powerful financial restoration subsequent yr and the presidential transition shifting forward all helped to propel the blue-chip index larger. It added 455 factors, a acquire of 1.5%, with San Ramon’s Chevron posting a 5% acquire to steer the 30 Dow shares to its report. The S&P 500 additionally hit a report, gaining 1.6% to shut at 3,635, and the small-cap Russell 2000 gained 1.9% to a report 1,853. The Nasdaq superior 1.3% to 12,037.

1:18 p.m. Biden group will get coronavirus briefing, Azar says: President-elect Joe Biden’s transition group has been briefed on the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response, Well being and Human Companies Secretary Alex Azar instructed reporters Tuesday. He stated Rear Adm. Erica Schwartz, who leads the transition planning, briefed the Biden group Monday night time on efforts to get coronavirus vaccines to the general public in report time. “We’re instantly getting them all the pre-prepared transition briefing supplies,” Azar stated, CNBC reports. He promised a “skilled, cooperative and collaborative” transition.

1:12 p.m. S.F. buys ultra-cold freezers for vaccine storage: San Francisco has bought three “ultra-cold” freezers in anticipation of storing vaccine as soon as the federal authorities begins distributing doses to states, stated Dr. Grant Colfax, head of the Division of Public Well being. Two of probably the most promising vaccines, each of that are reported to be greater than 90% efficient, have to be stored at below-freezing temperatures and require specialised storage tools. Native and state officers say the primary vaccines could also be distributed to high-priority teams, principally frontline well being care employees, earlier than the tip of the yr.

1:02 p.m. Trump makes use of his pet ethnic slur for virus at turkey-pardoning occasion: President Trump took the event of a lighthearted Thanksgiving week custom, the presidential turkey pardoning, to thank pandemic well being care employees, and to make use of his repeated slam at China which he blames for the coronavirus. He referred to as the present emergence of vaccines as “one of many biggest medical achievements that this planet has ever seen.” On the Rose Backyard ceremony, he stated: “Throughout this Thanksgiving, we lengthen our everlasting gratitude to the docs, nurses, healthcare employees and scientists who’ve waged the battle towards the China virus, and we give thanks for the vaccines and therapies that may quickly finish the pandemic.”

12:46 p.m. Hospitalizations in California up 81.3% in two weeks: The variety of COVID-19 sufferers hospitalized throughout California elevated 81.3% up to now 14 days, Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state’s high well being official, stated Tuesday. The quantity stood at 5,844 as of Tuesday. The dramatic rise was accompanied by an equally troubling improve in sufferers in intensive care — a quantity that rose 51.4% up to now 14 days, and stood at 1,397 as of Ghaly’s knowledge on Tuesday. “Our hospitals are stretched,” he stated, as a fall surge gallops throughout the state, and well being consultants warn it’s more likely to worsen with chilly climate.

12:43 p.m. A number of counties slip backward: Quite a few counties in California fell again to extra restrictive tiers when state well being officers introduced the brand new tier assignments within the state’s reopening blueprint on Tuesday. Falling into the purple, most restrictive, class had been Colusa, Del Norte, Humboldt and Lassen counties. Dropping again to purple, the second most restrictive stage, was Calaveras County. Reassigned to the orange, average, tier had been Alpine and Mariposa counties.

12:38 p.m. S.F. stays purple whereas different Bay Space counties clamp down: Whereas San Francisco didn’t transfer into probably the most restrictive tier of California’s financial reopening plan as anticipated Tuesday, a number of Bay Space counties will tighten their restrictions following a pointy rise in infections and hospitalizations throughout the state. Read the whole story here.

12:29 p.m. Simply say no — there’s a pandemic raging: Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of California Well being and Human Companies, provided some methods for residents to politely decline invites to Thanksgiving and different vacation gatherings. His ideas: Be clear (“say no”); provide options (“ask if there’s one other technique to join”); be sincere (excuses can “simply backfire). “There’s by no means a extra vital time than now to let your folks know you make a choice to cut back transmission and never collect,” Ghaly stated throughout a Tuesday press briefing.

12:19 p.m. San Francisco escapes having to maneuver to purple tier: San Francisco remained within the second-most restrictive tier of California’s reopoening blueprint when the tier assignments had been introduced Tuesday by state officers. The town, with instances rising, had anticipated the prospect of shifting into the purple tier, probably the most restrictive by way of what actions can happen, together with a lot of the remainder of the state.

12:05 p.m. Optimistic check price rises 51%: California’s 14-day price of constructive coronavirus check outcomes, at 5.6%, is up a troubling 51% from 3.7% simply two weeks in the past, Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state well being secretary stated Tuesday. The 7-day price is an much more ominous 5.9%. Whereas the numbers might sound small, Ghaly instructed a briefing, “for us it’s a serious distinction” as a result of “that pattern will seemingly proceed upwards.” The state’s most up-to-date one-day new coronavirus infections, at 15,329, cap a 7-day common of 12,532 new each day instances.

11:54 a.m. L.A. requires guests to signal quarantine type: Starting Wednesday, out-of-state vacationers arriving in Los Angeles by air and prepare should signal a type acknowledging the state’s 14-day quarantine advisory, Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced. Indicators in airports and prepare stations will remind vacationers of the requirement, and airways will notify passengers. Failure to fill out the shape might end in a wonderful of as much as $500, the Los Angeles Instances studies. Garcetti stated, “Our hospitals gained’t have any spare beds by Christmas,” if habits doesn’t change to get the coronavirus below management.

11:50 a.m. Feds push to extend variety of immigrants held in California: Towards the backdrop of the newest and doubtlessly most tough wave of COVID-19 instances throughout the state and nation, ICE officers are pushing to extend the variety of immigrants detained in California, the Los Angeles Instances reports. On the identical time, advocates are urging California leaders to cease transfers from state prisons and jails to ICE custody and train public well being oversight.

11:41 a.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveils aid invoice: Sen. Elizabeth Warrn, D-Mass., on Tuesday announced she’ll introduce an $8 billion COVID Neighborhood Care Act, offering emergency funding to Black, Latino and Native American communities which have been particularly onerous hit by the pandemic. Warren described it because the Senate model of Home laws by Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland. However its destiny might nicely lie with the result of two Georgia runoffs for U.S. Senate seats.

11:30 a.m. Santa Clara County will implement COVID-19 security guidelines for Black Friday weekend: Santa Clara County is ramping up “enterprise compliance efforts” for the Black Friday weekend from Thursday via Sunday, officers introduced Tuesday. Compliance staffers in yellow vests will go to “excessive visitors buying areas” to make sure companies adjust to COVID-19 density guidelines and different security measures. Violators will face fines of $250, doubtlessly into the 1000’s of {dollars}. Grocery shops should “restrict capability to 50% and clothes and retails shops (together with malls) have a 25% capability restrict,” a information launch stated.

10:45 a.m. Tokyo set to host Olympics in July: Regardless of growing coronavirus infections in Japan, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike stated town is decided to host the Olympics on July 23. Worldwide Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo final week assured folks the occasion will happen with spectators subsequent summer time. “We’re placing a very large toolbox collectively wherein we’ll put all of the totally different measures we will think about,” he stated, based on Japan Times. He vowed “to make sure a secure setting for all members within the video games.”

11:15 a.m. Britain relents to permit vacation reunions: British authorities gave the inexperienced gentle Tuesday to vacation reunions for thousands and thousands, stress-free restrictions on social mixing over Christmas and providing arriving worldwide vacationers a technique to reduce brief quarantine in the event that they check damaging for the coronavirus. The U.Ok. authorities, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire, agreed to ease limits on journey and socializing between Dec. 23 and 28: as much as three households can type a “Christmas bubble” and members can transfer freely between them. Inter-household visits presently are barred in a lot of the U.Ok.

10:48 a.m. Advisory panel to CDC says vaccine unwanted effects have to be outlined: Members of an advisory committee to the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention stated, in a Monday assembly to debate use and distribution of COVID-19 vaccine, that sufferers must be warned about the potential side effects of getting a COVID-19 vaccine so they don’t seem to be discouraged from getting a second dose. Docs fear sufferers won’t return for the second wanted vaccine dose in the event that they expertise sudden unwanted effects from the primary one.

10:25 a.m. Day by day instances climb in S.F., San Mateo County: San Francisco reported one other 120 new coronavirus infections Tuesday, persevering with an upswing and regular improve in 7-day averages of latest instances, and bringing its whole for the reason that begin of the pandemic to 14,662 instances. San Mateo County confirmed one other 227 instances Tuesday, for a cumulative whole of 13,561 infections to this point.

10:10 a.m. U.S. client confidence down: U.S. consumer confidence fell in November as rising coronavirus instances pushed American optimism right down to the bottom stage since August. The November studying of 96.1 launched Tuesday by the Convention Board represents an enormous drop from a revised 101.4 in October, reflecting decrease client expectations for earnings, enterprise and labor market circumstances. Shopper confidence is carefully watched for indicators of how keen households are to spend.

10:01 a.m. Vast Iowa nursing residence outbreaks: Iowa reported 143 nursing homes with coronavirus outbreaks on Tuesday, and 1000’s of residents have examined constructive for the virus. Greater than 4,500 residents of care facilities are contaminated with the virus, state well being officers say. State knowledge reveals 1,008 residents of long-term care services have died with COVID-19 up to now eight months.

9:50 a.m. NHL groups report a number of gamers are contaminated: Two Nationwide Hockey League groups say a number of gamers have examined constructive for the novel coronavirus. The Columbus Blue Jackets instructed the Related Press that “a number of” gamers just lately examined constructive and went into quarantine. The Vegas Golden Knights confirmed that 4 gamers are self-isolating and recovering from virus infections. Each golf equipment have closed off-ice services at their coaching facilities via the Thanksgiving vacation.

9:41 a.m. L.A. County contemplating stay-home order: Officers within the nation’s largest county on Tuesday had been a attainable stay-home order simply days earlier than Thanksgiving after a spike of coronavirus instances surpassed a threshold set by Los Angeles public well being officers to set off one. An “spectacular and alarming surge” of greater than 6,000 new instances put Los Angeles County over a five-day common of 4,500 instances per day, Public Well being Director Barbara Ferrer stated Monday, a day earlier than the county supervisors assembly.

9:32 a.m. Listening to loss underscored by mask-wearing: Listening to specialists throughout the U.S. say they’ve seen an uptick in visits from individuals who solely realized how a lot they relied on lip studying and facial expressions when folks began sporting face masks, the Related Press studies. Many in all probability had some listening to loss earlier than, however they’d tailored. Masks themselves cut back sound ranges, and social distancing provides to the issue.

9:28 a.m. Dow jumps above 30,000 for 1st time: The Dow Jones Industrial Common traded above 30,000 factors for the primary time Tuesday as traders had been inspired by coronavirus vaccine progress and information that the transition of energy to President-elect Joe Biden will lastly start. Merchants had been additionally inspired by Biden’s choose of Janet Yellen, a extensively revered former Federal Reserve chair, as Treasury secretary.

9:02 a.m. Biden group lastly will get keys to authorities for coronavirus planning: This week President-elect Joe Biden’s transition can lastly dispatch what are referred to as landing teams to the Well being and Human Companies Division, Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention and FDA. With the official authorities go-ahead for transition cooperation to start, Biden will probably be getting huge briefing books that element almost every little thing the businesses have been engaged on, as he additionally inherits one thing no one would need: an accelerating nationwide disaster, with 45 states recording sustained coronavirus caseload will increase — 9 with greater than twice as many new instances a day as they did two weeks in the past.

8:55 a.m. Meals on Wheels will get new S.F. quarters as pandemic burden rises: Meals on Wheels is opening its large, gleaming, Bayview industrial kitchen simply because the pandemic has amped up want. Shelter-in-place orders imply many extra older adults are staying residence and needing meals delivered. Meals on Wheels serves meals to about 3,700 older and disabled folks, and delivers groceries to a different 500 homebound seniors. Since July it’s additionally supplied meals and groceries for folks quarantining on account of COVID-19 sickness or publicity, including one other 600 to 1,200 folks every week to its caseload. Learn more here.

8:36 a.m. Greater than half of People regulate Thanksgiving on account of pandemic, ballot finds: Six in 10 People are dialing again this yr’s Thanksgiving plans due to the pandemic — reducing visitor lists, canceling journey or scrapping the gathering altogether, polling by the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index finds. The pattern towards warning comes amid indicators of elevated belief within the federal CDC and a rising confidence {that a} secure and efficient vaccine is coming quickly. For the primary time within the ballot, greater than half of People (51%) stated they’re more likely to take a COVID-19 vaccine as quickly because it’s accessible.

8:25 a.m. White Home bars speaking to Biden group with out particular permission: With President-elect Joe Biden’s group keen to realize cooperation from the Trump administration on coronavirus planning and different coverage preparation,White Home Chief of Workers Mark Meadows directed presidential workers Monday night time to not converse with them “except particularly licensed,” the Washington Submit reports. Meadows acknowledged in an e mail that the transition is underway with the GSA go-ahead Monday. “Except particularly licensed,” he wrote, the president’s govt workplace workers “are usually not permitted to talk immediately with a member of the Biden Transition Crew or the Federal Transition Coordinator.”

8:13 a.m. Anti-Semitism grows throughout pandemic in Germany: A German official warned Tuesday that anti-Semitism is rising amongst folks protesting pandemic lockdown measures who in any other case come from extensively differing political backgrounds. Felix Klein, who heads authorities efforts to fight anti-Semitism, stated that hatred towards Jews in Germany has elevated in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories unfold by individuals who imagine in different therapeutic and peace campaigners in addition to by Germany’s far-right scene, the Related Press reports.

8:09 a.m. Spain’s surge takes a toll on morgue employees: After efficiently bringing its each day coronavirus loss of life depend down from over 900 in March to single digits by July, Spain has seen a steady uptick that introduced these fatalities again to over 200 a day this month. With that relapse, the physique collectors have returned to creating the rounds of hospitals, houses and care services.

7:55 a.m. Day by day new instances double since October: On the verge of Thanksgiving, with many individuals planning to flout public well being warnings on indoor gatherings to various levels, the nation is averaging 172,000 new coronavirus instances per day, almost doubling for the reason that finish of October, based on Johns Hopkins College researchers.

7:46 a.m. Extra backsliding predicted inside tiers: California was coiled in anticipation Tuesday morning as extra counties had been anticipated to shift into probably the most restrictive, purple, tier of the state’s reopening blueprint. San Francisco anticipated to be amongst these after its coronavirus instances tripled over the previous month. Touchdown within the purple tier means having to halt most indoor actions — persevering with the red-tier ban on indoor gatherings with folks from totally different households, and requiring below purple that any such gatherings exterior be ended by 10 p.m.

7:40 a.m. The indicators don’t look good: Bay Space well being consultants are bracing for an uptick in deaths within the coming weeks, with instances already climbing quickly and plenty of residents eschewing public well being entreaties to not journey or collect with greater than their very own family members for Thanksgiving. Learn more here.

7:18 a.m. Consultants warning towards on-line instruments to make behavioral decistions: A number of on-line threat evaluation instruments have emerged that permit customers gauge the potential for turning into contaminated with coronavirus in numerous situations. However consultants say they’ve limitations because the virus is running rampant in California and across the U.S. and well being officers plead with the general public to utterly forego Thanksgiving journey. Learn the complete story here.

7 a.m. Biden transition lifts vaccine hopes, and shares: The Trump administration’s acknowledgement of President-elect Joe Biden because the obvious winner of the presidential election have lifted expectations for a easy rollout of coronavirus vaccines. Shares rose Monday with the Dow nearing its 52-week excessive.

Updates from Monday, Nov. 23:

11:08 p.m. California’s new instances in a day attain report 20,654: California on Monday recorded a record-high 20,654 new instances of the coronavirus, based on The Chronicle’s tracker, breaking a report set every week in the past of 13,412.

7:06 p.m. California breaks report, exceeds 19,000 new coronavirus instances in a day: California on Monday recorded a record-high 19,566 new instances of the coronavirus, based on The Chronicle’s tracker, smashing earlier single-day data because the state and the remainder of the nation continues to see explosive progress and unfold of the virus. Monday’s tally might partially be attributed to a lag in weekend reporting, however is certain to be a troubling signal for public-health consultants as folks start touring throughout the nation for the Thanksgiving vacation. The earlier statewide report of 13,412 instances was set only one week in the past.

4:37 p.m. COVID deaths on the rise throughout California: Can Bay Space keep away from a serious uptick? Deaths from COVID-19 have began to extend statewide, a harbinger of what might be a lethal vacation season if instances spike as anticipated from Thanksgiving get-togethers, public well being consultants warned Monday. Greater than 450 folks died in California final week, up about 60% from the week earlier than, based on knowledge compiled by The Chronicle. That’s the primary important uptick since August, when deaths spiked at 945 in a single week in the course of the peak of the summer time surge. Bay Space deaths haven’t but elevated — 44 folks died of COVID-19 final week within the 9 counties. However public well being consultants warned that with instances climbing quickly, deaths seemingly will improve over the following few weeks. Read the story here.

4:23 p.m. Newsom says sure California employees might get vaccine by early December: California might begin administering coronavirus vaccines to as many as 2.4 million of the state’s highest-priority well being care employees in early December, Gov. Gavin Newsom stated Monday. The state is making vaccine distribution plans across the assumption that the primary vaccines will probably be licensed by the FDA in early December. That first approval will seemingly be for the vaccine made by Pfizer and German agency BioNTech, adopted by the vaccine made by Moderna. Federal well being officers have stated states will start receiving doses inside 24 hours after the primary vaccine receives FDA authorization. Read the story here.

4 p.m. U.S. to start distributing Regeneron’s COVID-19 remedy Tuesday: The U.S. authorities will begin distributing Regeneron’s newly licensed COVID-19 antibody mixture on Tuesday. The administration will initially distribute 30,000 doses of the drug, Well being and Human Companies Secretary Alex Azar stated throughout a press briefing on Monday. The primary doses will probably be distributed to the states with the best numbers of confirmed COVID-19 instances and hospitalizations. The therapy referred to as REGN-COV2 obtained emergency use authorization from the FDA on Saturday. The corporate, which obtained a $450 million grant as a part of Operation Warp Pace, expects to supply 300,000 doses by early January.

3:35 p.m. Scott Altas responds to Stanford condemnation: President Trump’s high coronavirus advisor Dr. Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist from the Hoover Establishment at Stanford, on Monday published a response to the condemnation he obtained from the elected representatives of Stanford College’s school final week. “I worry that this precedent might additional embroil the College into politics and raises the menace that the College will criticize different school who disagree with Stanford’s institutional views on these or different points,” Atlas wrote in a publish on the Stanford Assessment. The denouncement from the faculty got here after Atlas referred to as for U.S. citizens to “rise up” towards coronavirus restrictions.

3:30 p.m. Simply when it appeared it will by no means occur, Trump indicators he’s able to concede: In a collection of tweets on Monday, President Trump signalled he was able to concede he misplaced the election, thanking GSA Administrator Emily Murphy who’s accountable for signing off on the transition to the Biden administration. He stated he was persevering with to struggle, however “Nonetheless, in one of the best curiosity of our Nation, I’m recommending that Emily and her group do what must be carried out with regard to preliminary protocols, and have instructed my group to do the identical.” He thanked Murphy “for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Nation. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused — and I don’t need to see this occur to her, her household, or staff of GSA. Our case STRONGLY continues, we’ll sustain the great struggle, and I imagine we’ll prevail!” Trump tweeted.

3:14 p.m. GSA OKs transition course of for Biden to work with authorities businesses: The Basic Companies Administration has knowledgeable President-elect Joe Biden the administration is able to start the formal transition course of, based on a letter from administrator Emily Murphy despatched on Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN. Biden’s group has stated President Trump’s refusal to permit the transition course of, as he continues claiming baselessly that he gained the election, is beginning to impede the incoming administration’s progress and effectivity in planning for coronavirus response, together with with the newest authorities info and plans on vaccine distribution.

3:09 p.m. Bay Space doesn’t see identical loss of life upward pattern as California: Coronavirus deaths in California have began to rise, as of mid-November, with 18,735 lives misplaced to the virus to this point, as of information on Monday afternoon. The Bay Space, nevertheless, has but to see the identical curve up.Which will partly be on account of Bay Space counties’ continued warning over the previous couple of weeks round limiting actions in comparison with different components of California, stated UC Berkeley epidemiologist Artwork Reingold. Learn extra particulars here.

2:59 p.m. COVID-19 is nation’s third main reason behind loss of life: Greater than 257,000 People now have misplaced their lives to the coronavirus, based on knowledge by researchers at Johns Hopkins College as of Monday afternoon. The seasonal flu — which President Trump has tried to make use of comparatively to downplay the coronavirus — has taken far fewer lives, between 12,000 and 61,000 deaths yearly since 2010. With one other 5 weeks of the yr remaining, COVID-19 locations third within the nation’s causes of loss of life, based on CDC figures from 2018. No. 1 is coronary heart illness which killed 655,381 in 2018, and No. 2 is most cancers which took 599,274 lives.

2:50 p.m. Newsom says his household examined damaging on Sunday: Gov. Gavin Newsom stated he first grew to become conscious that his three kids had been uncovered to the coronavirus via contact with a CHP officer who examined constructive on Friday. He stated primarily based on path from an area well being officer, his household determined to attend 48 hours earlier than testing. His relations all took exams on Sunday and obtained damaging outcomes later that night. “We are going to do subsequent exams,” he stated. They started their 14-day quarantine on Sunday.

2:44 p.m. Newsom revisits French Laundry fracas, ‘That was a mistake’: Requested if felt he misplaced credibility over his French Laundry dinner — which he attended whereas urging California residents to look at stricter coronavirus protocols than occurred on the fancy restaurant — Gov. Gavin Newsom stated Monday that he regretted the incident and is working to maneuver on. “That was a mistake. I let my guard down. I apologized for it and we’re shifting to right for it,” he instructed a information briefing. “I by no means made that mistake earlier than. I gained’t make it once more. Interval. Full cease.”

2:40 p.m. Why is the California curfew set for 10 p.m. to five a.m.? Dr. Mark Ghaly, California’s high well being official, stated on Monday that he’s conscious that the coronavirus doesn’t behave otherwise after darkish, however acknowledged that individuals do. “What we do know is nonessential gathering does occur with out one of the best protecting instruments,” Ghaly stated. He stated these are the hours that individuals let down their guard, particularly if alcohol is concerned. “Individuals take off their masks. They arrive nearer than they need to; that enables transmission to return rapidly,” Ghaly instructed a information briefing.

2:34 p.m. Choose rejects bid for indoor eating, gyms in San Diego County: A San Diego Superior Courtroom decide on Monday denied a request to briefly restore indoor service at San Diego County gyms and eating places that had been pressured to maneuver exterior on account of coronavirus issues. The decide stated there’s scientific proof to help the state’s sweeping pandemic orders to limit enterprise exercise. Two eating places and two gyms sued on behalf of their industries, asking that California’s four-tier system of pandemic restrictions be declared unlawful. San Diego, like almost all counties, was moved into probably the most restrictive tier and compelled to maneuver many enterprise operations and spiritual providers exterior.

2:20 p.m. New instances and hospitalizations proceed spike in California: Hospital coronavirus admissions within the state rose 77% during the last 14 days, whereas intensive care items noticed a 55% improve in admissions over the identical interval, state knowledge reveals. The 7-day common constructive check price in California additionally continues to rise, now at 5.8%. Gov. Gavin Newsom stated folks within the 18-49 age-range now make up almost 60% of the state’s COVID-19 instances. The state’s 7-day common of latest each day instances is 11,591. Hospitals throughout the state are seeing growing hospital caseloads “that they’ve by no means seen earlier than,” stated state well being chief Dr. Mark Ghaly.

2:14 p.m. Newsom says $28 million from feds to this point isn’t sufficient for distribution wants: The federal authorities has allotted California $28 million initially for distribution of the coronavirus vaccines which are anticipated to win authorization, Gov. Gavin Newsom stated Monday, with $10 million allotted to this point for native authorities planning, and $6 million for native staffing. The state will want far more, he stated, including he’s anxious to work with the incoming Biden administration and Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi on assembly the state’s wants within the subsequent funding spherical.

2:09 p.m. ‘Mass vaccinations’ unlikely till mid-2021, Newsom says: Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday outlined the prioritization for distributing pending coronavirus vaccines in California, saying well being care employees and other people at expert nursing services would most definitely be the primary in line. “Mass vaccinations unlikely to happen anytime quickly,” the governor stated, saying that part of the distribution effort would most definitely happen someday between March and June 2021.

2:04 p.m. Newsom says no issues to this point on vaccines: California’s impartial scientific evaluation committee has “no issues to this point” on security primarily based on the primary two phases of trials of coronavirus vaccines being developed by Pfizer and Moderna, Gov. Gavin Newsom stated Monday. He stated the state is raring to promptly evaluation the Section 3 knowledge wherein each firms reported excessive levels of effectiveness of their trials. The state has no intention of slowing availability of the vaccines when they’re authorized by the federal authorities, he stated, however needs “to only have one other set of eyes on knowledge.”

2:02 p.m. Newsom says tea prompted coughing match throughout press briefing: Gov. Gavin Newsom coughed briefly Monday as he carried out his weekly press briefing from residence, the place he’s quarantining after his household was uncovered to the coronavirus. However he made it clear he’s not battling COVID-19. “Forgive me, that’s tea that received in my throat only a minute in the past – nothing extra,” Newsom stated.

2 p.m. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade goes straight to video: The 94th version of the annual Macy’s parade will happen on a shorter stretch of thirty fourth Road in New York with out an viewers or media current, however will probably be televised as usual. “Since we aren’t marching down the streets of NYC this yr, the one place to see all of the performances, gigantic balloons & fabulous floats is from the consolation & security of your own home,” organizers stated in an announcement. The parade will air at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26 on NBC affiliate stations.

1:54 p.m. Pope blasts conspiracy spreaders: Pope Francis is blasting COVID-19 skeptics and media organizations that unfold their conspiracies in a new book. In “Let Us Dream,” Francis additionally criticizes politicians who whip up rallies in methods paying homage to the Nineteen Thirties, and the hypocrisy of “inflexible” conservative Catholics who help them. For Francis, the pandemic gives an unprecedented alternative to think about and plan for a extra socially simply post-coronavirus world. The e-book outlines his imaginative and prescient of a a world the place the poor, the aged and the weak aren’t left on the margins and the wealthy are usually not simply consumed by earnings.

1:38 p.m. Sugar Bowl opens Friday: Sugar Bowl, a preferred ski choice for Bay Space residents, opens for the winter season on Friday. The resort, at Donner Summit, is the newest in Lake Tahoe to open, following Heavenly and Northstar, with Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, on account of open Wednesday. Most, together with Sugar Bowl, are cancelling walk-up ticket gross sales this season, as a substitute requiring day passes be purchased on-line prematurely. Learn more here.

1:30 p.m. Markets have a very good day: All 4 main inventory indexes rose Monday amid optimism about coronavirus vaccines. The Dow Jones Industrial Common jumped 1.1%, the S&P 500 0.6%, the Nasdaq 0.2% and the Russell 2000 1.8%.

1:20 p.m. Newsom’s un-distanced partygoing is window into how politics works: When Gov. Gavin Newsom succumbed to the lure of a flowery restaurant ceremonial dinner, as a substitute of leaving as he later stated he ought to have carried out on account of coronavirus protocols, he loved the corporate of influential figures with common enterprise earlier than his administration. The occasion, first reported by the Chronicle, has highlighted the shut ties and revolving door of presidency that make Sacramento flip, irritating those that can’t be within the room the place it occurs. Learn the story here.

1:09 p.m. Pliny the Youthful breaks custom: For the primary time in a decade, there won’t be crowds of 1000’s lining up in Santa Rosa in early February for an opportunity to style Pliny the Youthful, the triple IPA from Russian River Brewing Co. that’s one of the world’s biggest cult favorites. That’s all been canceled on account of coronavirus issues. The beer itself will nonetheless be brewed, and included in a blended case of Russian River beers accessible on the brewery’s web site in both late January or early February. Learn the story here.

12:55 p.m. Cop in Benicia contaminated: The Benicia Police Division introduced Monday {that a} metropolis police officer knowledgeable metropolis officers on Sunday he had examined constructive for the coronavirus. He begain experiencing signs 11 days earlier, however the police division decided he had “no direct publicity to the neighborhood,” primarily based on CDC’s tips defining publicity as being 6 ft or nearer to an contaminated individual for quarter-hour. CDC has amended the steerage to say that the quarter-hour might be unfold over a day, not essentially in a consective block.

12:47 p.m. GM abandons Trump go well with towards California: Basic Motors abandoned President Trump’s battle to nullify California’s gasoline financial system guidelines meant to curb world warming, signalling company America is shifting on and adapting to an incoming President-elect Joe Biden who has promised swift motion to cut back climate-warming emissions within the auto sector. Analysis has discovered that coronavirus sufferers in air polluted areas usually tend to die from the an infection

12:39 p.m. Guitar Heart recordsdata for chapter: The biggest U.S. retailer of musical devices and tools filed for Chapter 11 chapter on Saturday, citing monetary losses because of the coronavirus pandemic. Guitar Heart, which owns almost 300 shops throughout the nation, is negotiating with collectors to cut back debt by almost $800 million, based on Reuters. The corporate stated enterprise operations will proceed with none interruption.

12:36 p.m. Overburdened hospitals might stem enhancements in survival charges: COVID-19 sufferers in hospitals are surviving at larger charges than early on within the pandemic. Knowledge and consultants recommend that’s pushed by a extra refined understanding of the illness and how one can deal with it, and fewer pressure on hospitals, in addition to wider use of steroid therapy, and youthful sufferers being hospitalized, Stat reports. However clinicians warn that this progress gained’t stand up to crushes of sufferers once more overwhelming hospitals, as is now occurring in lots of states. An evaluation for Stat by the nonprofit FAIR Well being discovered that the mortality price of choose hospitalized COVID-19 sufferers within the U.S. dropped from 11.4% in March to under 5% in June, a threshold the speed has stayed under since.

12:13 p.m. Brief shelf life imperils success of Pfizer vaccine. The brief shelf lifetime of Pfizer’s pending vaccine and uncertainty over how one can get the photographs to precedence recipients — together with well being care employees, frail seniors and others — might imply 1000’s of doses might go to waste as soon as vials are taken out of chilly storage and cracked open, Politico reports. Precedence recipients could be scheduled to begin receiving vaccine photographs as quickly as mid-December: If not sufficient persons are prepared for the photographs inside six hours or opening vials, the vaccine spoils.

11:59 a.m. California third behind Texas, Illinois in hospitalizations: As California reached one other post-summer excessive within the variety of COVID-19 sufferers hospitalized statewide, Texas and Illinois, with about 10 million and 6.4 million fewer residents, respectively, surpassed California’s whole. California recorded 5,918 COVID-19 hospital sufferers on Sunday, to eight,174 in Texas and 6,072 in Illinois, based on the Covid Tracking Project.

11:48 a.m. S.F. mayor pronounces $3.1 million in nonprofit grants: Mayor London Breed on Monday announced that San Francisco will allocate $3.1 million in monetary help for nonprofit organizations as they wrestle within the pandemic-era monetary downturn. The grant funding will assist nonprofit organizations that serve low-income residents purchase area, relocate or renovate their services, and safe long-term leases or possession, based on an announcement from the mayor. The inducement is a part of town’s financial restoration program. Nonprofits help probably the most susceptible, advance racial fairness, and develop appreciation for the humanities and tradition in the course of the pandemic, the mayor stated. Noprofits make use of one among each 14 employees in San Francisco, accounting for some 49,000 jobs, together with 37% of all healthcare and social help employees.

11:40 a.m. Biden secretary of state selection will reverse Trump aversion to WHO: The primary precedence of President-elect Joe Biden’s choose for secretary of state, Tony Blinken, will probably be rejoining world agreements and establishments, the New York Instances studies. That features returning the U.S. to the Paris local weather accord and remaining within the World Well being Group, which President Trump has closely criticized and threatened to withdraw from — even in the course of the midst of the pandemic.

11 a.m. CDC releases 4 guiding rules for vaccine distribution: The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention on Monday outlined the four ethical principles that may information decision-making on how vaccines, as soon as authorized, will probably be allotted. Compiled by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, they embrace: maximizing advantages and minimizing harms; selling justice; mitigating well being inequities; and selling transparency. Suggestions additionally will probably be primarily based on traits corresponding to security and efficacy, in addition to storage and dealing with necessities.

10:30 a.m. Authorities warnings apply to White Home, surgeon common says: U.S. Surgeon Basic Jerome Adams was requested Monday in regards to the deliberate White Home vacation events that counter official administration steerage on indoor gatherings in the course of the pandemic. Adams instructed ABC’s “Good Morning America” that Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention suggestions “apply to the White Home, they apply to the American folks, they apply to everybody.” He stated, “We wish everybody to know that these vacation celebrations may be super-spreader occasions,” and needs to be as small as attainable and outdoors.

10:21 a.m. White Home plans indoor vacation social gathering: The White Home plans to carry indoor vacation receptions regardless of ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks on the White Home and in contradiction of steerage from the CDC and federal well being consultants who’re pleading with People to chorus vacation gatherings to curb the virus unfold. ABC Information obtained an invite from first woman Melania Trump to a Nov. 30 “vacation reception.” Her spokeswoman stated the White Home events will happen in “the most secure setting attainable,” with masks required and accessible, and social distancing measures inspired, ABC reported. The White Home has repeatedly held occasions that don’t implement such measures.

10:15 a.m. Surgeon common says ‘I’m begging you’ to maintain Thanksgiving small: U.S. Surgeon Basic Jerome Adams on Monday pleaded with People to maintain Thanksgiving “small and good,” with fewer than 10 folks and outdoor as a lot as attainable. Adams on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” stated, “I would like the American folks to know that we’re at a dire level in our struggle with this virus by any measure: instances, positivity, hospitalizations, deaths. We’re seeing extra People negatively impacted than ever earlier than. Citing the excellent news in vaccine growth, he stated, “I’m begging you, maintain on just a bit bit longer,” and observe CDC tips for vacation gatherings.

10:07 a.m. Pandemic batters seafood trade: The U.S. seafood trade has seen a precipitous fall in imports and exports and a drop in catch of some species in the course of the pandemic, based on a gaggle of scientists who sought to quantify pandemic injury to America’s seafood enterprise. Shopper demand for seafood at eating places dropped by greater than 70% in the course of the early months of the pandemic, based on the scientists, who revealed their findings within the scientific journal Fish and Fisheries.

9:58 a.m. Nevada on 3-week pause: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak introduced a three-week “pause” starting Tuesday, with additional restrictions on companies and masks mandates intensified. Sisolak, a Democrat, tweeted that the transfer is an effort to get the coronavirus below management: “I’m not issuing a shutdown order. My purpose is to aggressively attempt to assault this unfold, whereas sustaining some portion of our financial system and our each day life.” He stated non-public gatherings will probably be restricted to 10 folks or fewer, from not more than two households, whether or not inside or outdoor.

9:46 a.m. Ballot finds dad and mom keen to threat household well being for Thanksgiving: One-third of fogeys imagine the advantages of gathering the household collectively for Thanksgiving is well worth the threat of catching or spreading COVID-19, based on a brand new ballot revealed Monday. 9 out of 10 dad and mom stated grandparents — a excessive threat group — sometimes be a part of their Thanksgiving gathering, CNN reports. Polling outcomes had been primarily based on responses from almost 1,500 nationally consultant dad and mom.

9:37 a.m. Advertising and marketing marketing campaign to try to persuade People on vaccine: The Advert Council, a nonprofit promoting group, wil lead a deliberate $50 million advertising marketing campaign to influence skeptical People to immunize themselves towards the coronavirus as soon as vaccines are prepared, the New York Instances reports. The federal authorities, which has despatched blended messages in regards to the lethal pandemic, isn’t concerned within the non-public sector effort, which comes as polls growing numbers of People are cautious of getting the shot.

9:30 a.m. Pandemic spurs Chicago-area nursing residence strike: Almost 700 nursing residence employees walked off the job Monday at 11 principally Chicago-area Infinity Healthcare Administration services, saying they gained’t return with out larger wages and safer working circumstances amid the coronavirus pandemic that’s hit nursing houses onerous.

9:24 a.m. Australian airline would require vaccination to fly: Qantas would require vacationers on worldwide flights to be vaccinated towards the coronavirus as soon as an inoculation is prepared, CEO Alan Joyce stated. Whether or not you want that domestically, we’ll need to see what occurs with COVID-19 available in the market, however actually for worldwide guests popping out and other people leaving the nation, we predict that’s a necessity,” Joyce stated in a Monday interview with the “A Current Affair.”

9:10 a.m. Santa Clara free testing: Santa Clara County is providing free coronavirus testing for folks with out COVID-19 signs at Central Park Library on Homestead Highway, from 9:30 a.m. to three p.m. Wednesday. Appointments can be found online. There aren’t any insurance coverage or immigration standing necessities.

8:55 a.m. Italy, the early virus nation, now could be extra desensitized: Throughout every week when anyone in Europe has died of COVID-19 each 17 seconds, based on the World Well being Group, Italy recorded the best tolls on the continent: 731 folks someday, 753 the following. However because it nears its first-wave ranges, which froze the nation in worry and put a lot of the world on alert, Italy now could be turning into emblematic of one other pandemic level: the hazards proceed unabated however many are desensitized, fatigued and preoccupied with financial survival, the Washington Submit reports.

8:29 a.m. Illinois sees greater than 10,000 instances per day: Illinois public well being officers reported more than 10,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday for the fourth consecutive day. The final time the each day depend dipped under 10,000 was Wednesday when it was 8,922, the state says. The state reported one other 76 extra deaths, for a complete of 11,506 lives misplaced to the pandemic.

8:06 a.m. Two extra Congress members contaminated: Two extra Home members, Joe Courtney, D-Conn., and Bryan Steil, R-Wis., stated Sunday that they examined constructive for the coronavirus after experiencing delicate signs. They’re self-isolating.

8:01 a.m. Black Friday doorbusters, like every little thing else, are totally different: As an alternative of one-day doorbusters, retailers like Walmart and Lowe’s are rolling vacation offers, making it simpler for consumers to get one of the best gross sales on-line. Gross sales last more and curbside pickup is expanded. To this point, that early begin to vacation gross sales appears to be giving retail gross sales a elevate. In October, U.S. gross sales of common merchandise from attire and wonder objects to workplace provides and toys grew 14% yr over yr, CNBC studies.

7:57 a.m. Inventory indexes begin vacation week with modest beneficial properties: The Dow rose 188 factors, or 0.6%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite superior 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively. Journey shares received a lift early as extra information over a possible coronavirus vaccine lifted hope of a powerful financial restoration.

7:53 a.m. Britain to finish lockdown: U.Ok. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed on Monday {that a} nationwide lockdown in England will probably be lifted subsequent week, however the easing will include circumstances. Johnson instructed Parliament that the nation’s lockdown will finish on Dec. 2, nearly a month after a second lockdown was imposed. “For the primary time since this wretched virus started, we will see a route out of the pandemic,” he stated.

7:41 a.m. Greater than 1 million vacationers at airports: More travelers had been screened at airport safety checkpoints on Sunday than on any day for the reason that pandemic took maintain in March, regardless of robust warnings by Dr. Anthony Fauci and different well being consultants towards risking coronavirus unfold at a precarious time when it’s surging nationwide. The TSA screened simply over 1 million folks Sunday, based on federal data Monday. That’s down by about half from 2019, however greater than double most any given day within the spring.

7:13 a.m. AstraZeneca vaccine proven to be 70% efficient: Pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca stated Monday that its coronavirus vaccine was 70% efficient in trials, and as much as 90% when the dosing was modified. The vaccine is the third to now present late-stage excessive effectiveness towards the virus. Not like those from Moderna and Pfizer, AstraZeneca’s, developed by Oxford College, doesn’t require excessive cold-temperature storage.

7:01 a.m. China exams thousands and thousands after instances flare up in 3 cities: Chinese language officers are testing thousands and thousands of individuals and imposing lockdowns after a number of regionally transmitted coronavirus instances had been found in Tianjin, Shanghai and Manzhouli, The Related Press reported.

6:54 a.m. S.F. research might carry U.S. nearer to coronavirus exams that report leads to minutes: A small research by San Francisco researchers might carry the U.S. a step nearer to having dependable, quick coronavirus diagnostic exams that generate leads to minutes, as a substitute of hours or days. The research discovered {that a} new, fast antigen check carried out nearly in addition to state-of-the-art exams at detecting positives amongst individuals who had excessive ranges of the virus and had been thus seemingly infectious. And the outcomes come again to customers a lot faster, which might enhance the coronavirus testing panorama. Read the full story from The Chronicle’s Catherine Ho here.

Updates from Sunday, Nov. 22:

11:06 p.m. Newsom, household in quarantine after virus publicity: Gov. Gavin Newsom and his household are in quarantine after three of Newsom’s 4 kids had been uncovered to an individual from the California Freeway Patrol who later examined constructive for the coronavirus. The Chronicle’s Kate Galbraith has the story.

8:03 p.m. San Francisco anticipated to affix purple tier this week: San Francisco on Sunday once more prevented being banished to the state’s most restrictive purple tier, at the same time as as coronavirus instances surged. But it surely’s nonetheless more likely to occur this week, officers stated — and that may set off a curfew and the shutdown of many indoor companies. Read the story from The Chronicle’s J.K. Dineen.

7:30 p.m. Sale of Financial institution of America constructing, part-owned by Trump, on maintain due partly to pandemic: The constructing, at 555 California St. in San Francisco, could also be placed on sale once more after the vaccine arrives. The Chronicle’s J.K. Dineen has the story.

6:56 p.m. No doggies within the window as Christmas custom goes digital at Macy’s Union Sq. in San Francisco: No puppies will climb over one another within the home windows at Macy’s in San Francisco this season, and there will probably be no kittens rolling round. As an alternative, when the SPCA’s annual Vacation Home windows exhibit opens Tuesday, folks pressed towards the glass will see orphan pets doing what they at all times do — however on video screens. The Chronicle’s Sam Whiting has the story.

5:45 p.m. At SFO, vacationers take coronavirus threat in stride throughout Thanksgiving rush: Whereas some persons are canceling their flights as virus warnings develop more and more dire, others are decided to see family members. The Chronicle’s Tatiana Sanchez has the story.

5:03 p.m. G20 leaders vow unified entrance in virus battle: In closing remarks, leaders of 20 main economies attending a digital two-day summit pledged in a joint assertion “to spare no effort to guard lives, present help with a particular deal with probably the most susceptible, and put our economies again on the trail to restoring progress, and defending and creating jobs for all.” They vowed to make a vaccine accessible and inexpensive to all. President Trump didn’t attend the closing remarks for the assembly, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia.

4:51 p.m. NYC vans maintain our bodies of those that died in spring: Tons of of our bodies are nonetheless saved in freezer vans at a catastrophe morgue arrange throughout New York Metropolis’s coronavirus surge within the spring. Most of the 650 our bodies on the catastrophe morgue on the Brooklyn waterfront are of individuals whose households can’t be positioned or can’t afford a burial, officers instructed the Wall Road Journal. Usually, the deceased could be buried inside a number of weeks in a gravesite for the indigent on Hart Island. However as deaths surged in April, with as many as 800 in someday, town pledged that mass burials in short-term graves wouldn’t be carried out. The coroner has had bother discovering kin of about 230 deceased folks, officers stated.

4:44 p.m. Georgia Sen. Loeffler’s check damaging after a constructive: The newest coronavirus check of Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., got here again damaging, the Related Press reported. Her marketing campaign stated she’s going to proceed to quarantine at the very least till one other damaging outcome. She faces a vital Jan. 5 runoff within the state’s twin Senate races, as does fellow Republican Sen. David Perdue. Loeffler and Perdue campaigned with Vice President Mike Pence a day earlier than Loeffler examined constructive on Friday.

4:34 p.m. Pfizer units rollout date for vaccine: Pharmaceutical firm Pfizer set Dec. 12 as a tentative date to start distribution of its coronavirus vaccine, the Related Press reported. Pfizer officers will meet with the Meals and Drug Administration on Dec. 10 to hunt emergency authorization and hope to begin distributing the vaccine two days later.

4:24 p.m. Coronavirus instances attain report ranges in Oregon: New coronavirus instances hit a report excessive for the third straight day in Oregon on Saturday, the Related Press reported, with 1,517 registered, bringing the state whole to 65,170. The state reported one extra loss of life Sunday, a 65-year-old man in Multnomah County who examined constructive Nov. 15 and died the identical day. With the state’s loss of life toll at 820, officers urged residents to cancel indoor Thanksgiving plans and those who contain giant teams.

4:13 p.m. Los Angeles shuts down restaurant eating: The biggest metro space in California joined nearly all the remainder of the state by including coronavirus restrictions, together with at the very least a three-week prohibition on eating at eating places. Los Angeles will halt in-person eating at 10 p.m. Wednesday after the five-day common of latest coronavirus instances topped 4,000. Eating places and bars can open provided that they provide takeout, drive-through or supply.

1:37 p.m. California hospitalizations high 5,000 for the primary time since mid-August: The variety of folks hospitalized with COVID-19 throughout the state reached 5,170 on Saturday — the primary time it’s been over 5,000 since Aug. 18. Simply two weeks earlier, the determine was far decrease — 2,902 — reflecting the alarming pace of the surge.

12:05 p.m. California instances surge forward of Thanksgiving: The variety of instances statewide has spiked to its highest ranges for the reason that begin of the pandemic, the Related Press reported, calling it a “important outbreak.” Earlier than the Thanksgiving vacation that has officers involved about gatherings, California reported greater than 15,000 instances Saturday, by far the best stage for the reason that pandemic started in March.

10:29 a.m. Report highs for virus instances in Japan: The each day tally of reported coronavirus instances in Japan hit a report for the fourth day in a row, with 2,508 folks confirmed contaminated, the well being ministry stated Sunday. Japan has had fewer than 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths to this point, avoiding the toll of tougher hit nations. However fears are rising about one other surge, the Related Press reported. A flurry of criticism has erupted, from opposition legislators and the general public, slamming the federal government as having acted too slowly in halting its “GoTo” marketing campaign, which inspired journey and eating out with reductions.

10:25 a.m. Biden says People ought to have the ability to attend spiritual providers in pandemic — so long as it’s secure: President-elect Joe Biden says all People ought to have the ability to attend spiritual providers in the course of the pandemic — so long as they accomplish that safely. Biden made the assertion in response to a reporter’s shouted query as he walked out of church Saturday night in Delaware. Particularly, Biden was requested whether or not all People ought to have the ability to attend spiritual providers in the course of the pandemic. He responded, “Sure, safely.” He didn’t reply a follow-up query about whether or not indoor providers needs to be allowed. Some in-person church providers throughout America have been closed as state leaders grapple with social distancing safeguards because the pandemic surges.

10:22 a.m. Nationwide Guard referred to as in to assist at El Paso morgues: The Texas Nationwide Guard despatched a 36-member group to El Paso to help overwhelmed morgues within the border area with the variety of useless from COVID-19. The pandemic is blamed for 853 deaths in El Paso County, together with greater than 300 this month. Texas on Saturday reported a one-day excessive of 12,597 new instances with almost 20,500 useless for the reason that pandemic started. Solely New York has recorded extra deaths within the U.S.

10:05 a.m. Fauci warns about Thanksgiving airport crowding: The nation’s high infectious ailments professional stated he’s fearful that crowding at U.S. airports from Thanksgiving journey might result in a dangerous scenario as COVID-19 instances surge. Dr. Anthony Fauci instructed CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the “folks at airports” regardless of federal steerage to keep away from journey “are going to get us into much more bother than we’re in proper now.” He famous that new COVID-19 instances from Thanksgiving gained’t develop into evident until weeks later, making it “very tough” because the virus spirals uncontrolled heading into colder climate and the December vacation season.

9:58 a.m. Bay Space sees racial shift in coronavirus: For the primary time for the reason that pandemic hit in full drive, instances amongst Latino residents — who for a lot of months have borne the brunt of COVID-19 — are lowering, whereas instances amongst white residents are growing in components of the Bay Space. Learn the full story here.

Updates from Saturday:

10:58 p.m. Curfew now in impact for six Bay Space counties: Bars closed by 10 p.m. below the brand new curfew for counties within the purple tier — together with Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa and Sonoma counties. The Chronicle’s Lauren Hernández reports on last call in San Jose.

8:34 p.m. Georgia senator Kelly Loeffler exams constructive, awaits extra outcomes: Loeffler received a constructive PCR check however then one other got here again inconclusive, CNN reported, including that “Loeffler was maskless with Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. David Perdue throughout marketing campaign occasions a lot of the day Friday.” Loeffler and Perdue each face run-off elections in Georgia.

7:32 p.m. San Francisco was flattening the curve. What occurred? Was it Halloween? Indoor eating? San Franciscans are usually not behaving in addition to they need to, writes Chronicle columnist Heather Knight.

6:07 p.m. San Mateo County studies highest variety of new each day instances since pandemic’s begin: The variety of new instances reported Saturday, 215, eclipses the county’s earlier excessive of 208 on Aug. 10, based on knowledge from The Chronicle’s coronavirus tracker.

5:30 p.m. Curfew approaches in six Bay Space counties: At 10 p.m. tonight, a coronavirus curfew takes impact in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties. San Francisco might get a curfew as quickly as Tuesday. Read The Chronicle’s Q&A on who’s affected and what it means.

5:23 p.m. Antibody therapy utilized by President Trump given emergency F..D.A. authorization: The monoclonal antibody therapy, made by the pharmaceutical agency Regeneron, can now be provided to sufferers identified with coronavirus and at important threat of illness after the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency authorization on Saturday. President Trump was briefly hospitalized with COVID-19 this fall however recovered quickly after receiving the Regeneron remedy, amongst different remedies. The New York Times has the story.

5:11 p.m. Golden Gate Park areas to be free to low-income households: As folks search for extra out of doors area in the course of the pandemic, San Francisco has waived admission charges for the Botanical Backyard, the Conservatory of Flowers and the Japanese Tea Backyard for guests enrolled in one among a number of public help packages, together with CalFresh, SNAP and Medi-Cal. The Chronicle’s Jason Fagone has the story.

4:19 p.m. San Franciscans unwisely tossed their masks away on this present day in 1918: A whistle blew, church bells rang, and residents who had battled the Spanish influenza tore off their obligatory masks and threw them into the streets on Nov. 21, 1918. “After 4 weeks of muzzled distress, San Francisco unmasked at midday yesterday and ventured to attract its breath,” The Chronicle reported the following day. “Regardless of the revealed prayers of the Well being Division for conservation of gauze, the sidewalks and runnels had been strewn with the relics of a torturous month.” It wasn’t a smart transfer, because the The Chronicle’s Peter Hartlaub writes on this surprisingly related tale from the archives.

3:57 p.m. California hospitalizations proceed to climb alarmingly: The variety of folks hospitalized with COVID-19 within the state has greater than doubled in lower than a month. Some 4,989 folks had been hospitalized with the illness on Friday, the best quantity since mid-August and a dramatic rise from 3,531 from only a week earlier.

3:26 p.m. Methods to be a accountable Bay Space shopper: This vacation season guarantees to be not like every other. The Chronicle’s Shwanika Narayan offers tips on how one can keep secure whereas buying, and likewise assist shops navigating an unprecedented financial disaster.

2:08 p.m. School soccer recreation canceled hours earlier than kickoff: Saturday’s recreation between No. 4 Clemson and Florida state was referred to as off simply hours earlier than the beginning after docs from each colleges couldn’t agree that it was secure to play in Tallahassee, Fla., the Related Press reported. Whereas there have been 81 faculty video games postponed this yr, together with the Stanford-Washington State contest Saturday, the Clemson recreation is believed to be the primary one canceled on recreation day.

11:58 a.m. Nevada faces dilemma as instances rise and financial system tanks: Because the variety of coronavirus instances soar, Nevada is dealing with a tough selection of tightening restrictions whereas nonetheless staying open for the high-rolling vacationers who’re the state’s financial lifeblood. The state set a brand new report with 2,416 confirmed COVID-19 instances Thursday, with 80% of the state’s hospital beds stuffed, the Related Press reported. Gov. Steve Sisolak stated he’s on the verge of ordering new restrictions, however nonetheless needs to welcome out-of-state guests.

10:06 a.m. Masks mandates labored in Kansas: Kansas counties that required folks to put on masks in public had far fewer new instances of COVID-19 than counties with out the mandate, according to a report from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. The 24 counties that complied with Gov. Laura Kelly’s July 2 masks requirement noticed a web 6% lower in instances, in comparison with a 100% web improve within the 81 counties that opted out of the governor’s mandate.

9:16 a.m. Greater than 200 coronavirus instances reported at Golden Gate Fields: Greater than 200 folks residing or working at Golden Gate Fields race monitor in Albany have examined constructive for COVID-19, according to a joint statement from the race monitor and Berkeley’s well being division. Live racing was suspended Nov. 13 after 24 instances had been reported. These testing constructive for the virus have been remoted away from the monitor, the assertion stated. Reside racing won’t resume till at the very least early December. Read the story here.

Updates from Friday, Nov. 20:

10:55 p.m. Newsom’s baby quarantines after attainable publicity, studies say: Considered one of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s kids began a two-week quarantine after they could have been uncovered to the coronavirus at college, Related Press reported. A spokesman instructed the Related Press that “The household has taken the potential publicity significantly and is following all state protocols” after the kid’s classmate examined constructive for the coronavirus.

4:18 p.m. Bay Space’s hovering coronavirus instances might ‘overwhelm our native well being care system,’ consultants warn: Skyrocketing coronavirus instances are placing heavy demand on Bay Space hospitals and a few counties worry they might exceed capability within the subsequent two to 3 weeks. Read the whole story here.

4:15 p.m. Biden and main Democrats push for coronavirus aid invoice: President-elect Joe Biden, Senate Democratic chief Chuck Schumer and Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated in a joint assertion on Friday that Congress ought to go coronavirus financial support package deal in its present session, based on Reuters. “That package deal ought to embrace assets to struggle the COVID-19 pandemic, aid for working households and small companies, help for state and native governments attempting to maintain frontline employees on the payroll, expanded unemployment insurance coverage and inexpensive well being look after thousands and thousands of households,” the assertion launched by Biden’s workplace stated.

4:10 p.m. WHO recommends towards the usage of remdesivir in COVID-19 sufferers: The World Well being Group issued a conditional suggestion towards the usage of Gilead’s remdesivir in hospitalized sufferers, no matter illness severity. “There may be presently no proof that remdesivir improves survival and different outcomes in these sufferers,” stated the company’s suggestion, which was released on Friday. This suggestion was developed by a global group, which incorporates 28 scientific care consultants, 4 patient-partners and one ethicist.

3:19 p.m. Donald Trump Jr. exams constructive: Donald Trump Jr. has examined constructive for the coronavirus, The Related Press reported Friday. He has been isolating and has exhibited no signs.

2:54 p.m. Toronto goes on lockdown on Monday: Canada’s largest metropolis and its surrounding areas will go into lockdown mode beginning Monday to decelerate a pointy rise in coronavirus instances which are threatening to pressure the nation’s the health-care system. The province of Ontario reported 1,418 new instances on Friday, together with 393 in Toronto. “We have now flattened the epidemic curve earlier than and I’m assured we will do it once more,” Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Well being Dr. David Williams stated. The Public Well being Company of Canada initiatives the nation will register 20,000 each day COVID-19 instances by mid-December if mitigation efforts are usually not imposed.

2:50 p.m. Stanford’s recreation vs. Washington State canceled: Stanford’s residence soccer recreation towards Washington State on Saturday night time has canceled, marking the third straight week that the Cardinal have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The sport was scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. and doubtless would have ended round 11 p.m. It’s nonetheless unclear if the sport was canceled due to the brand new curfew in Santa Clara County that disallows non-essential employees from being out between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Read the latest from The Chronicle here.

1:35 p.m. Santa has COVID-19 immunity, Fauci says: Public well being leaders could also be urging folks to keep away from inviting company into their residence over the vacations, however one customer will get a free go from the nation’s high infectious illness professional. “Santa is exempt from this as a result of Santa, of all the great qualities, has a whole lot of good innate immunity,” Dr. Anthony Fauci stated in an interview with USA Today on Friday. “Santa isn’t going to be spreading any infections to anyone.”

1:22 p.m. Santa Clara County might exceed hospital capability in two weeks: Dr. Sara Cody, the well being officer for Santa Clara County, stated at a information briefing Friday that hospitalizations for COVID-19 have elevated 50% over the previous week, and the county is on monitor to exceed its hospital capability in two weeks or much less. She additionally stated the county reported 407 instances on Friday, probably the most on any someday to this point. “Cancel your vacation plans,” Cody stated. “The alternatives every of us make within the subsequent two weeks might imply the distinction between sufficient hospital capability to look after all of us and never sufficient.”

1:19 p.m. Shares stumble a bit: The three main indexes all fell a bit whereas the small-cap Russell 2000 rose barely Friday. The Dow Jones industrial common dropped 0.8%, the S&P 500 0.7% and the Nasdaq 0.4%. The Russell went up 0.1%.

12:46 p.m. Bay Space goals to cap automotive commutes even after pandemic: In a bid to slash greenhouse gasoline emissions, the Metropolitan Transportation Fee is contemplating permitting solely 40% of many firms’ workforces to commute by automotive. It will be one of many strictest necessities within the nation, but it surely’s nonetheless a watered-down model of the company’s authentic proposal. The Chronicle’s Roland Li has the story.

12:40 p.m. Kaiser expands Pfizer coronavirus vaccine trial to incorporate youthful teenagers, adolescents: Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara and Sacramento counties, which has been enrolling adults in scientific trials for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, is increasing enrollment to incorporate folks between the ages of 12 and 15. Kaiser just lately started enrolling 16 and 17-year-olds as nicely. Kaiser is one among dozens of websites for the worldwide scientific trial, which has enrolled tens of 1000’s of individuals.

12:23 p.m. SF hospitals might develop into overwhelmed by December: Primarily based on town’s projections, Dr. Grant Colfax stated on Friday, “We might conceivably have a whole bunch of individuals within the hospital by late December, early January.” He urged metropolis residents to have interaction in mitigation efforts to gradual the unfold of the virus warning that the surge of instances might trigger San Francisco’s well being care system to wrestle very like the remainder of the nation. “It’s solely believable that except we gradual the unfold of the virus we might be there,” Colfax stated.

12:22 p.m. ‘Don’t collect for the vacations,’ warns high SF well being official: Throughout a press briefing on Friday, Dr. Grant Colfax urged residents to not journey or collect with folks exterior of their households for Thanksgiving or the upcoming vacation season. Citing a pointy spike in new coronavirus instances and hospitalizations within the metropolis, he stated, “We’re in the midst of the worst surge we’ve got seen throughout this pandemic.” Colfax requested that individuals don’t let their vacation actions develop into super-spreader occasions. “The most effective present we can provide this season is the present of excellent well being,” he stated.

12:20 p.m. San Francisco might be a part of California curfew by subsequent week: San Francisco seemingly will land within the state’s most restrictive purple tier early subsequent week, inserting town below California’s new curfew order and forcing nearly all indoor actions to close down as coronavirus instances proceed to spike, public well being officers stated Friday. The retreat to the purple tier might come as early as Sunday. Indoor operations corresponding to museums, film theaters, gyms and locations of worship must cease inside 24 hours of town being positioned within the new tier. The curfew, which would require nonessential work and gatherings to cease between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., would go into impact two days after the transfer to purple. Read the whole story here.

12:05 p.m. S.F. on monitor for purple tier, skilled 75% improve in new instances in a month: Well being Director Dr. Grant Colfax stated San Francisco will most definitely transfer into the purple, most restrictive tier of the state’s plan to reopen the financial system as quickly as Sunday. He stated throughout a press briefing on Friday that town noticed a leap of greater than 250% within the variety of new instances between Oct. 12 (217) to Nov.16 (768).

11:52 a.m. Rachel Maddow says companion is significantly unwell with COVID-19: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow stated Thursday that Susan Mikula, her companion of 21 years, examined constructive for the coronavirus nearly two weeks in the past and was significantly unwell. “This factor is frightening as hell,” she stated on her Thursday night time broadcast. “No matter you’ve been keen to do to threat getting it, simply don’t.” Maddow warned viewers to not collect for Thanksgiving, saying it was not price it. Mikula, 62, is anticipated to get better.

11:46 a.m. California requires firms to check employees uncovered to coronavirus: Firms will probably be required to inform employees in California of publicity to coworkers with the virus and to pay for testing when instances crop up, as a part of a broad new rule the California Division of Occupational Security and Well being Requirements Board adopted Thursday. The Chronicle’s Chase DiFeliciantonio has the story.

11:14 a.m. California unemployment price drops to single digits: The state’s unemployment price dipped to 9.3% last month, the primary time since March it has gone under 10%. Job beneficial properties might be short-term although as elevated coronavirus restrictions are carried out statewide.

10:18 a.m. White Home official Andrew Giuliani, Rudy’s son, has the coronavirus: The son of Donald Trump’s private lawyer, announced on Twitter on Friday that he examined constructive for the coronavirus. “This morning, I examined constructive for COVID-19. I’m experiencing delicate signs, and am following all applicable protocols, together with being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing,” stated Giuliani, who was in attendance at a information convention Thursday along with his father, Rudy Giuliani, contesting the 2020 election outcomes with baseless accusations of voter fraud.

9:54 a.m. Rick Scott turns into newest Congress member to check constructive: Florida Sen. Rick Scott stated Friday that he examined constructive for COVID-19, and is quarantining at residence in Naples. “After a number of damaging exams, I realized I used to be constructive this morning,” he stated in an announcement. “I’m feeling good and experiencing very delicate signs.” Since Nov. 12, eight members of Congress have examined constructive for the virus.

7:34 a.m. ‘The virus doesn’t care — day or night time’: Is there actual science behind COVID curfews?: Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a curfew for California counties within the purple reopening tier to regulate the unfold of the coronavirus. However consultants are blended on whether or not such measures have any tangible impact. Read the latest from The Chronicle’s Annie Vainshtein here.

7:03 a.m. Quiet opening for inventory market: The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Common had been primarily stage in early buying and selling. Worry of the worsening pandemic is balanced by rising hopes {that a} vaccine is coming quickly.

7:01 a.m. Pfizer to hunt regulatory clearance for vaccine Friday: Pfizer and BioNTech stated they’ll apply for an emergency use authorization from the Meals and Drug Administration Friday for the coronavirus vaccine they’re growing. If authorized, it will enable the businesses to roll out restricted batches of the vaccine to pick out teams, like well being care employees and other people on the highest threat of extreme sickness and loss of life.





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