- As the number of US COVID-19 cases tops 2 million, many states are reporting their highest 7-day averages of new cases.
- Concurrently, because of a lack of federal guidance, most US states are grappling over the best strategy for implementing widespread testing.
- US farmers and migratory workers may face challenges as workers move among key harvesting regions, with Washington, Florida, and North Carolina serving as bellwethers for what may happen.
- Ongoing protests and related fears about ensuing waves of COVID-19 cases have prompted cities like Dallas , Boston , and San Francisco to create pop-up testing sites for protesters.
- A young woman in her 20s has received the first COVID-19-related double lung transplant in the United States.
- She reportedly was on immunosuppressant therapy before contracting coronavirus and spent 2 months on mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation prior to surgery.
- Federal officials are encouraging clinicians worldwide to register COVID-19 cases through CURE-ID , an app developed for reporting novel uses of existing drugs for difficult-to-treat diseases.
- Reports are housed in an online repository and capture clinical outcomes when drugs are used for new conditions, in new populations, in new doses, or in new combinations.