As the dog days of summer are upon us, cases of COVID-19 are still climbing in most states across the country. Deborah Birx, the White House’s emergency response coordinator, told reporters in Frankfort, Kentucky yesterday that federal health officials are advising any states with increasing COVID-19 cases to close bars and limit indoor dining in restaurants. The novel coronavirus has been found to spread via aerosol droplets, making the crowded indoor spaces with limited ventilation highly risky for spread. Birx also noted that social gatherings should be limited to 10 people in those states, and that everyone should be wearing masks in public places where people cannot properly social distance. Many areas around the country and world are seeing new outbreaks and health officials are still debating the safest approach for schools to reopen this fall. Further, drug companies are still pressing forward with their race for an effective vaccine. Here’s the most important news of the week.

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