Coronavirus Outbreaks Spread as Public Gatherings Return

Headline Roundup July 27th, 2020

As lockdown restrictions loosen across the country, COVID-19 coronavirus outbreaks have popped up after people attend public gatherings. In the first week of the professional baseball season, more than a dozen players and staff for the Miami Marlins tested positive for COVID-19, leading the MLB and other sports leagues to re-evaluate their next steps. 71 percent of evangelical churches reportedly met in person for worship in July, and forty people tested positive for coronavirus after attending a church revival event in Alabama last week. In Nevada, more than one hundred cases have been linked to a casino.

Left- and center-rated outlets tended to cover the various nationwide outbreaks more thoroughly.

From the Right
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For most U.S. congregations, in-person worship has returned to mid-March levels despite a nationwide rise in coronavirus cases, a new report says.

A study from LifeWay Research, a publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, found 71% of churches led by mainline Protestant or evangelical ministers met for in-person worship as recently as July 19.

On March 15, 95% of U.S. churches were meeting in-person as the coronavirus seeped its way into the Pacific Northwest and New York City.

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From the Center
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At least 123 visitors to Nevada have tested positive for the coronavirus in the weeks following their trip and returning home, USA Today reports. This comes after casinos in the state reopened on June 4, with state Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) aiming to rejuvenate the economy by welcoming tourists back to Las Vegas.

In light of the rising case count, with almost 1,000 new cases added on Monday bringing the state total to 43,831 total infection, Sisolak reimposed bar closures last week in county hotspots and added capacity restrictions for...

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From the Left
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OPINION

From the moment North American sports leagues announced their plans to start or restart their season while masked and sanitized and playing before eerily empty stands, the question wasn’t if some athletes would test positive for COVID-19, but when.

The second question was how many positives tests would be too many for that team — or a league — to continue playing. One? Probably not. A player could be isolated and replaced. Two? Still not many and not enough for everything to come crashing down, because rosters were expanded to...

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