Virus Update Week of October 12-16

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Eli Lilly & Co. whom we mentioned in a previous blog has suspended their antibody test due to some safety concerns and Johnson & Johnson paused their own vaccine trial after some of the participants had unexplained illnesses.

Infections have risen rapidly in Germany since April and France has reported a rise in hospitalizations.  Italy is also seeing spikes higher than they have had since March of this year.

The US FDA has cleared a new 10-minute Covid-19 test that does not need any additional equipment for processing.

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive and is taking proper quarantine steps. 

Texas hospitals have registered a near five percent jump in new patients to a new highest tally since early September.

The University of Florida has halted all football operations with at least 19 positive cases reported throughout the team

The Dutch Prime Minister has ordered a partial lockdown of the Netherlands with spikes in Covid-19 cases.

Ireland has planned a 21-billion-dollar plan to deal with the virus with the majority going to health spending.

The Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has gone into quarantine after coming into contact on with a person who was confirmed to have the virus.

This has been a weekly run-down of Covid-19 related updates.  Please be sure to check back regularly here at the ABN Blog for more updates.

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