Museum of America in the Pandemic Year, 2020

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Jun 29: Gilead Sciences sets a price for remdesivir, which can shorten hospitalization stays for patients with COVID-19, at $520 a vial. With a treatment course of 6 vials, the typical treatment course will be $3120 per patient for people covered with private insurance. Critics of the price point are quick to point out that taxpayers funded the COVID-19 remdesivir trial through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The Supreme Court  strikes down Louisiana’s restrictive abortion law, which required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. States with COVID-19 surges roll back their reopenings. A day after retweeting the Florida man shouting “white power” in Florida, Trump tweets the video of Mark T. McCloskey and Patricia N. McCloskey waving guns at peaceful protestors in front of their St. Louis home.*


“Missouri law may be on the side of the couple seen pointing guns at protesters,” KSDK News, June 30, 2020.

“Masks off! Protesters claim face mask order unconstitutional,” ABC13 Houston, June 29, 2020.

“Mississippi House, Senate vote to remove Confederate emblem from state flag,” WWLTV 4 CBS, June 29, 2020.


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Russell, Stefene. “A Decades-Long Renovation Returns a Midwestern Palazzo to Its Original Glory.” St. Louis Magazine, August 16, 2018.
Newton, Casey. “How Amazon Is Growing Its Power during the Pandemic.” The Verge, May 14, 2020.
Watson, Kirk, Mark P. Jones, and Pablo M. Pinto. “COVID-19 and the Texas Hair Care Industry.” Houston, Texas: Hobby School of Public Affairs, University of Houston, June 25, 2020.
Despart, Zach. “Houston Hospitals Hit 100% Base ICU Capacity. Then They Stopped Reporting Data.”, June 29, 2020.
Smith, Gary. “Inflation Is the Least of Our Worries!” Mind Matters, June 29, 2020.
UCSF. “Still Confused About Masks? Here’s the Science Behind How Face Masks Prevent Coronavirus.” Still Confused About Masks? Here’s the Science Behind How Face Masks Prevent Coronavirus | UC San Francisco, June 26, 2020.
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* Timeline summaries at the top of the page come from a variety of sources:, including The American Journal of Managed Care COVID-19 Timeline (, the Just Security Group at the NYU School of Law (, the “10 Things,” daily entries from The Week (, as well as a variety of newspapers and television programs.