5 things to know for October 14: Coronavirus, Supreme Court, Election 2020, ICE and Russia

Drugmaker Eli Lilly said it is pausing its trial of a combination antibody treatment for coronavirus for safety reasons. President Donald Trump has highlighted Eli Lilly's treatment, calling their work "phenomenal."

Posted: Oct 14, 2020 5:11 PM
Updated: Oct 14, 2020 5:11 PM

After scorching more than 50,000 acres and claiming four lives, California's massive Zogg wildfire is finally fully contained.

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1. Coronavirus 

More than 38 million people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 around the world, and more than 1,086,000 have died. The mayor of Manchester, Tennessee, Lonnie Norman, just lost his life to the virus, as did a Dutch woman who caught the virus twice. She is the first reported reinfection death in the world. Drugmaker Eli Lilly is the latest company to pause a major coronavirus related trial. It's halted its trial of a combination antibody treatment for unidentified safety reasons. Meanwhile, drugmaker Pfizer has plans to start testing its experimental coronavirus vaccine in children as young as 12. It will be the first US coronavirus vaccine trial to include children.

2. Supreme Court 

Amy Coney Barrett faced questions from Senate Judiciary Committee members yesterday, and unlike the contentious Brett Kavanaugh hearings in 2018, the lines of conversation remained mostly calm. Barrett gave detailed answers but revealed characteristically little about her personal judicial beliefs. At one point, a Republican Senator asked her to show the notes she had prepared for the hearing, and she held up a blank notepad, which supporters took as a sign of her intelligence and knowledge on the subjects before her. Barrett provided comments on abortion law, healthcare and the state of race in America. She said the killing of George Floyd was "very emotional" for her family, and that it is an uncontroversial and obvious statement that "racism persists in our country."

3. Election 2020

More states are reaching important voting milestones, and that's bringing even more woes. Texas voters endured long lines and waits on their first day of in-person voting, and in Virginia, the state's online voter registration site crashed on the last day before the registration deadline. Officials say the issues stemmed from a cut fiber line. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he's looking into ways to extend the deadline. In Pennsylvania, special agents with the US Postal Service discovered trash bags full of undelivered mail outside a postal worker's house, creating the potential for more distrust as the USPS plays its most pivotal election role ever. As if the stakes of next month's election could get any higher, an American credit rating agency says a contested election could cost the US its prized AAA credit rating.

4. ICE

Mexico has identified two women who may have been subjected to non-consensual surgeries while in ICE detention. The findings are part of a larger Mexican investigation into allegations of improper medical care at a privately run ICE facility in Georgia. In September, a former nurse filed a complaint raising concerns about the number of hysterectomies supposedly performed there, as well as alleged medical neglect. Mexican officials have interviewed at least 20 women as part of their investigation, and several say they had improper medical interactions. Of the two women the country identified, one received "a surgical intervention" that she did not authorize. The other underwent a gynecological surgery without a full explanation on her condition or the procedure.

5. Russia 

The Trump Administration would really like to extend a key arms agreement with Russia before the election, and even went as far as saying the two countries had a "gentlemen's agreement" to get it done. Russia, however, is flatly rejecting that claim. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Rybakov said there's no plan in place to extend the New START Treaty, which would require Russia freezing its nuclear arsenal. He also said that the US would not get an agreement on strategic arms control from Moscow before November's contest.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

The NY Philharmonic has canceled its entire concert season for the first time in its 178-year history

A huge bummer, and a huge blow to classical music.

Justin Bieber launches Crocs collection

The almighty randomizer has spat out another funky celebrity-brand collaboration combo.

'Batman: Death in the Family' movie lets viewers decide Robin's interactive fate

It's like those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, but for adults.

A Utah hiker stalked by a cougar spent six whole minutes slooowly backing away from the animal 

Six minutes in regular time, six hours in "being stalked by a cougar" time.

Second giant 'murder hornet' escapes after it was captured by scientists in Washington

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times. I'm going to start making yard signs. NO MORE SCARY BUGS 2020.

TODAY'S NUMBER

50%

That's how much of its coral populations the Great Barrier Reef has lost in the last three decades, according to a new study out of Queensland, Australia. The main culprit? Climate change.

TODAY'S QUOTE

We have gone from being unable to vote legally to a highly courted voting bloc -- all in little more than a century. Despite this and despite the way so many have embraced messages about racial justice this year, Black women are still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life.

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion, in an op-ed for The New York Times about the cultural and political challenges facing Black women.

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Indiana Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 300913

Reported Deaths: 5332
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Lake26364448
Allen17299290
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St. Joseph16319220
Hamilton12459164
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Tippecanoe826727
Porter791279
Johnson6139164
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Vigo574474
Monroe525247
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Floyd306177
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Wayne295261
Cass293431
Marshall289944
Grant258747
Noble246846
Hancock243749
Henry237136
Boone235154
Dubois230430
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Jackson206033
Morgan200643
Knox178017
Gibson177022
Clinton174920
Shelby174554
Lawrence171646
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Wells118327
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Scott99818
Jay95012
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Ohio Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 363304

Reported Deaths: 6020
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Cuyahoga35214736
Hamilton29462371
Montgomery19636225
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Marion457751
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Wayne314993
Richland306732
Mercer284737
Ross239259
Hancock232736
Muskingum231910
Auglaize223230
Putnam221449
Erie217165
Darke217058
Ashtabula215753
Geauga197351
Scioto193615
Union18658
Lawrence185436
Shelby184815
Athens18454
Seneca173118
Belmont158529
Madison156218
Sandusky152327
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Huron147518
Defiance137921
Holmes137739
Logan123613
Knox122518
Fulton122025
Crawford119116
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Washington116427
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Williams10238
Jefferson10124
Highland99517
Henry98422
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