Reuters: U.S. records over 25,000 coronavirus deaths in July

Reuters: U.S. records over 25,000 coronavirus deaths in July. “U.S. coronavirus deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally, dealing a crushing blow to hopes of quickly reopening the economy. The United States recorded 1.87 million new cases in July, bringing total infections to 4.5 million, for an increase of 69%. Deaths in July rose 20% to nearly 154,000 total.”

BuzzFeed News: A Woman’s Obituary For Her Husband Who Died From The Coronavirus Is Going Viral

BuzzFeed News: A Woman’s Obituary For Her Husband Who Died From The Coronavirus Is Going Viral. “David W. Nagy didn’t usually like it when his wife talked politics, but when he died last month from COVID-19 she channeled her devastation and anger into his short obituary, blaming his death on President Trump, the governor of Texas, and ‘the many ignorant, self-centered and selfish people’ who refuse to wear a mask. ‘Dave did everything he was supposed to do, but you did not,’ Stacey Nagy, 72, wrote in the six-paragraph tribute to her 79-year-old husband, who died on July 22. ‘Shame on all of you, and may Karma find you all!'”

Beaver County Times: State launches database to track, reduce firearm deaths

Beaver County Times: State launches database to track, reduce firearm deaths. “A new state database sheds light on the more than 1,600 Pennsylvanians who died by firearm in 2018 to help local policymakers reduce gun violence. Pennsylvania’s Department of Health on Monday launched a violence data dashboard to collect information on populations affected by gun violence following Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order last year. The portal examines the number of gun violence victims by both homicide and suicide, rates at which violence occurs in locations, frequency and factors such as gender, race and age.”

Coronavirus: England highest level of excess deaths (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: England highest level of excess deaths. “The UK saw some of the biggest rises in deaths rates in Europe in the months until the middle of June, official analysis shows. England saw the largest increase in death rates in Europe, with Scotland seeing the third largest increase. The Office for National Statistics says that Spain saw the highest peak in rates of death in Europe. But the UK had the longest period of above-average deaths and so overall saw higher death rates.”

HuffPost: Coronavirus-Linked Hunger Tied To 10,000 Child Deaths Each Month

HuffPost: Coronavirus-Linked Hunger Tied To 10,000 Child Deaths Each Month. “All around the world, the coronavirus and its restrictions are pushing already hungry communities over the edge, cutting off meager farms from markets and isolating villages from food and medical aid. Virus-linked hunger is leading to the deaths of 10,000 more children a month over the first year of the pandemic, according to an urgent call to action from the United Nations shared with The Associated Press ahead of its publication in the Lancet medical journal.”

NBC News: Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant dies of coronavirus after attending training course

NBC News: Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant dies of coronavirus after attending training course. “A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant who was one of 17 people to test positive for coronavirus after attending in-person training event, died Tuesday, the company confirmed. Jeff Kurtzman and 16 others contracted the respiratory illness after attending the course in Honolulu in late June, the company confirmed to NBC Los Angeles, adding that it is now investigating if the cluster of cases stemmed from the training.”

Mother Jones: Stephen Miller’s Grandmother Died of COVID-19. Her Son Blames the Trump Administration.

Mother Jones: Stephen Miller’s Grandmother Died of COVID-19. Her Son Blames the Trump Administration.. “This month, Stephen Miller, the extremist anti-immigrant Trump adviser who has promoted white nationalist ideas, lost a relative to the coronavirus pandemic, and his uncle tells Mother Jones that the Trump administration is partly to blame for this death.”

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: COVID-19 patients will be ‘sent home to die’ if deemed too sick, Texas county says

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: COVID-19 patients will be ‘sent home to die’ if deemed too sick, Texas county says. “Starr County once went about three weeks without a COVID-19 case at the beginning of the pandemic. It banned large gatherings, tested hundreds of residents a day, issued stay-at-home orders and required face masks — many of the same mandates now commonplace across the U.S. The poor and mostly Latino county on the Mexico border was containing COVID-19…. But after Gov. Greg Abbott issued orders for the reopening of the state, overriding local control and decision-making, COVID-19 cases surged.”

Texas Tribune: These “last responders” deal with the bodies as coronavirus deaths surge in the Rio Grande Valley

Texas Tribune: These “last responders” deal with the bodies as coronavirus deaths surge in the Rio Grande Valley. “Funeral homes have set up temporary morgues. Crematoriums are running overtime. Families must wait more than a week to bury their loved ones. For body couriers and funeral workers, there’s no letup in sight.”

Washington Post: They depended on their parents for everything. Then the virus took both.

Washington Post: They depended on their parents for everything. Then the virus took both.. “She was tired of wearing black, but the teenager knew she had to, at least for one more day. So after Nadeen Ismael swept the floors and arranged the couch pillows just the way her parents liked them, she returned to their bedroom. Behind the door, Nadeen, 18, reached up for her mother’s favorite sweater, still hanging next to the leather jacket and Levi’s jeans her father left there after his last day at work three months earlier.” Get out your box of tissues.

KCAL: Claremont 13-Year-Old Dies After Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

KCAL: Claremont 13-Year-Old Dies After Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms. “A Claremont family was grieving Friday after a 13-year-old boy, who had been isolating in his room after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, died. And though it was not yet clear what caused Maxx Cheng’s death, many are concerned that a young, healthy child could could be one of the latest victims of the coronavirus pandemic.”

VERIFY: Houston newspaper did publish 43 pages of obituaries, but it was a quarterly advertising section (KHOU)

Thanks to Harriet S. for emailing me and correcting my screwup. Being human, I will mess up, but I try to let you know ASAP when I do. KHOU: VERIFY: Houston newspaper did publish 43 pages of obituaries, but it was a quarterly advertising section. “Thousands of people have been sharing social media posts that say the Houston Chronicle’s obituary section was 43 pages over the weekend. Many are linking the death announcements to the rise in local coronavirus cases. The problem is that conclusion is based on bad information.”

University of Minnesota: Three studies detail risk factors for COVID-19 death

University of Minnesota: Three studies detail risk factors for COVID-19 death. “JAMA Internal Medicine published two studies yesterday on factors tied to death in COVID-19 patients, one involving US patients and one highlighting Italian data, and a Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness study described the clinical features of 100 coronavirus patients who died in China.”