Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks.
The new coronavirus enters cells by attaching to a protein on the cell membrane called the ACE2 receptor. Scientists have now developed a decoy version of ACE2 that lures the virus and traps it, preventing it from infecting human lung cells in test tubes. While actual ACE2 receptors have effects on blood vessels, the decoys do not.
"The evidence just doesn't show that hydroxychloroquine is effective, for now," Brett P. Giroir said despite the drug being touted by President Trump.
The CDC reported its tally of cases of COVID-19, an illness caused by the new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. ET on July 31, versus its previous report a day earlier. The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.
Thousands protested Germany's coronavirus restrictions Saturday in a Berlin demonstration that insisted "the end of the pandemic" has arrived - a declaration that comes just as authorities are voicing increasing concerns about an uptick in new infections. Police used bullhorns to chide participants to adhere to social distancing rules and to wear masks, apparently with little success. Protests against anti-virus restrictions in Germany have long drawn a variety of attendees, including conspiracy theorists and right-wing populists.