18 September 2020

• Madrid, which has reported nearly 26,000 new cases over the last week, announces a plan to initiate selective lockdowns to manage its growing epidemic. Sources 1,2
• Leaked emails reveal a months-long bullying campaign against CDC officials by Trump appointees, who tried to prevent them from communicating about the coronavirus epidemic with the public. Source
• President Trump revises his estimate about widespread availability of a coronavirus vaccine, saying that there will be enough for every American by April 2021, in contrast with his earlier statement that it would be available “immediately” upon approval. Source
• The CDC updates its information to include airborne coronavirus transmission, including by aerosols, which has implications for preventive measures, such as ventilation systems and air filters. Source

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