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Bodycam footage of a police officer showing up at a home near Miami University’s campus, and finding a number of men gathered on the porch without masks on.

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Drug developers are racing to create a COVID-19 vaccine, but a post-pandemic world won’t suddenly arrive when one is successfully developed. 

A return to “normal living” won’t come until “several months” after a vaccine first arrives, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on CNN. That’s likely to be about a year away, as a successful vaccine still needs to be manufactured and distributed at a massive scale.

In the meantime, Americans are learning more about risks associated with several parts of normal life that remain. Recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies documented health challenges in dining and daycare. One study found dining out was linked with higher infection rates in adults. Another study documented children who were infected in daycare and spread the virus at home. 

Meanwhile colleges continue to be hot spots for the virus: Of the 25 hottest outbreaks in the U.S., communities heavy with college students represent 19 of them.

Some significant developments:

📈 Today’s numbers: Montana, North Dakota, Guam and Puerto Rico set records for deaths this week, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins University data through late Friday. No state records for new cases were set. The U.S. has more than 6.4 million confirmed cases and more than 193,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Globally, there are more than 28 million cases and more than 916,000 fatalities.

📰 What we’re reading:  Not everyone wants to rush to reopened restaurants and beaches during the pandemic, but they may be at odds with opinions from friends and family. Here’s how to say no to weddings, holiday dinners and more.

🗺️ Mapping coronavirus: Track the U.S. outbreak, state by state

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‘Front line hero’ dies after 4-month battle with virus in Kentucky

An infectious disease specialist at Bowling Green Med Center Health in Kentucky died four months after testing positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Rebecca Shadowen, who was a leader with the Bowling Green-Warren County Coronavirus Workgroup, died Friday night following a battle with COVID-19, the medical center announced. “There are really no words to describe the pain felt by her family, physician colleagues and Med Center Health teammates,” Connie Smith, president and CEO of Med Center Health, wrote in a statement.

On social media Saturday morning, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged people to follow her advice and “wear a mask in her honor.”

“I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Dr. Rebecca Shadowen, a front line hero who worked tirelessly to protect the lives of others,” Beshear wrote. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and colleagues.”

— Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal

Bodycam footage: Ohio police bust party at house filled with infected college students

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Bodycam footage of a police officer showing up at a home near Miami University’s campus, and finding a number of men gathered on the porch without masks on.

USA TODAY

Drug developers are racing to create a COVID-19 vaccine, but a post-pandemic world won’t suddenly arrive when one is successfully developed. 

A return to “normal living” won’t come until “several months” after a vaccine first arrives, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on CNN. That’s likely to be about a year away, as a successful vaccine still needs to be manufactured and distributed at a massive scale.

In the meantime, Americans are learning more about risks associated with several parts of normal life that remain. Recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies documented health challenges in dining and daycare. One study found dining out was linked with higher infection rates in adults. Another study documented children who were infected in daycare and spread the virus at home. 

Meanwhile colleges continue to be hotspots for the virus: Of the 25 hottest outbreaks in the U.S., communities heavy with college students represent 19 of them.

Some significant developments:

📈 Today’s numbers: Montana, North Dakota, Guam and Puerto Rico set records for deatsh this week, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data through late Friday. No state records for new cases were set. The U.S. has more than 6.4 million confirmed cases and more than 193,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Globally, there are more than 28 million cases and more than 916,000 fatalities.

📰 What we’re reading:  Not everyone wants to rush to reopened restaurants and beaches during the pandemic, but they may be at odds with opinions from friends and family. Here’s how to say no to weddings, holiday dinners and more.

🗺️ Mapping coronavirus: Track the U.S. outbreak, state by state

This file will be updated throughout the day. For updates in your inbox, subscribe to The Daily Briefing newsletter.

Bodycam footage: Ohio police bust party at house filled with infected college students

A college student house held a party over the Labor Day weekend that included people who had recently tested positive for the coronavirus, according to police body camera footage.

Police in Oxford, Ohio, cited six men who attended a house party near Miami University  last Saturday for violating the state’s mass gathering and quarantine ordinance. Bodycam footage shows an officer arriving at a home near the campus and finding men without masks on the porch.

In the footage, one of the residents tells the officer he tested positive a week before. The officer asks how many other people in the house have COVID-19, and the resident responds, “They all do.”

“Oh, God. This is what we’re trying to prevent,” the officer says. “We want to keep this town open.”

Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, in New York City reacted to the situation in an emailed statement: “If students could witness the death and devastation inside ERs

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