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Tahoe Talk: Virus numbers rising at fast pace; NFL team drops nickname

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GLOBAL:

  • C19 Global Totals: 13m cases, 572k deaths (3.4m, 137k in the US)
    … It took the U.S. a little more than three months to hit one million cases on April 28.
    ….. about half that time, 44 days, to get to two million on June 11.
    ……. merely 26 days to reach three million on July 8
    (Trump retweeted a post accusing the CDC of lying about the coronavirus to prevent his reelection)
    (With 15,300 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, Florida reported more new infections in a single day than any state since the pandemic began … perfect spot to have NBA and MLS bubbles and Disney World opened Saturday)
  • CDC says congestion, runny nose, nausea and diarrhea are the four most recent COVID-19 symptoms
  • Big 10 cancels non-conference games, SEC meeting today, ACC decision by end of July, Ivy League has canceled fall sports
  • Fans return to baseball stadiums in Japan (5,000 people max, no loud noises/cheering, jumping up and down, etc.)
  • Washington’s NFL team drops “Redskins” name after 87 years bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. New name not yet decided.
  • Tax deadline is Wednesday, 7/15
  • Tuesday: National Mac & Cheese Day
  • Low to mid 80s all week, afternoon thunderstorm possibilities and high fire danger Wed/Thurs/Fri this week

LOCAL:

  • Special El Dorado Co. Supervisors meeting wrap-up
  • Positive case in NV legislator doesn’t divert normal operations
  • Tahoe South Event Center breaking ground on new arena
  • Mardy Fish wins the American Century Championship

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