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Today's word count is 1,012 or a 4-minute read.
The majority of coronavirus hospitalizations among Latino/Hispanic Americans are among those ages 18–49, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Why it matters: As coronavirus cases surge among young people, their risk of severe infection has a lot to with their race or ethnicity.
By the numbers: People of color are much more likely than white Americans to be hospitalized for the coronavirus, even when age is accounted for.
The bottom line: It's misleading for several reasons to say that young people have nothing to worry about when it comes to the coronavirus. One of those reasons is that it ignores the experiences of younger minorities.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
With coronavirus cases spiking and no end in sight, schools and day care centers may not fully reopen in the fall, triggering a massive child care crisis for millions of American workers, Axios' Erica Pandey reports.
The big picture: For months, America's parents have been juggling work, homeschooling and child care — doing whatever they can until the post-pandemic return to normalcy. But now, what seemed like a temporary predicament is turning into an ongoing ordeal.
What's happening: Schools and school districts are starting to release their plans for the fall, and, to ensure safety, many — including those in Seattle; Omaha, Nebraska; and Fairfax County, Virginia — have come up with hybrid online and in-person schedules.
But school district plans are starting to reveal a scary reality for the 40% of U.S. workers between 20 and 54 who have children at home.
Gilead will charge U.S. hospitals $3,120 for the shortest treatment course of its coronavirus drug remdesivir for typical patients with private insurance, according to an open letter from CEO Daniel O’Day.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) announced at a press conference Monday that he is ordering bars, clubs, movie theaters, water parks and gyms to close for 30 days in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Health officials in Los Angeles County are sounding the alarm over a sudden and rapid surge in new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, the LA Times reports. The uptick has the potential to overwhelm the area's medical system, with health officials now projecting that LA County could run out of hospital beds in two to three weeks.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a floor speech on Monday that Americans must have "no stigma — none — about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people."
30% of Americans say they trust President Trump and his administration to "get the facts right" on the coronavirus — a lower mark than respondents gave the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (64%), their state governments (53%), local news (50%) and the news media in general (44%), according to a Pew Research Center poll released Monday.
The novel coronavirus is spreading too widely and quickly to contain, CDC principal deputy director Anne Schuchat told The Journal of the American Medical Association Monday, warning that she expects "this virus to continue to circulate."
While the massive coronavirus outbreaks in Brazil and the U.S. have garnered global attention in recent weeks, the per capita death rate has actually been higher in the hemisphere's third giant: Mexico, Axios' Dave Lawler reports.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday the coronavirus pandemic is "far from over" and "is actually speeding up," as countries continue to reopen economies.
Australia reported 53 new cases Monday — its largest single-day rise since April. Victoria is driving the surge, reporting 49 new cases amid a massive suburban testing blitz by the Australian army in the state capital, Melbourne.
South Africa's health minister said Sunday the country was facing a "rapid rise" in cases, per the Washington Post, which notes it has a "higher infection rate and death rate than many other African nations." South Africa has reported over 138,100 infections and 2,400 deaths as of Monday.
Fourth of July celebrations and summer weddings are the latest triggers of American anxiety in this week's installment of the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index.
Why it matters: Summer's arrival is coinciding with surges in new virus cases around the country. That's putting a damper on national pastimes as people reconcile how to protect their families while celebrating ritual and tradition, Axios' Margaret Talev writes.
Between the lines: Democrats, women and people over 65 are more likely to feel risky about gathering for "I dos" and Independence Day, while Republicans, men and adults younger than 30 are less likely to worry.
The big picture: As awareness has set in in red states as well as blue states about the surging case numbers, people are tempering their experiments around re-engaging in general.