Today’s news on the global pandemic.

Virgin Atlantic has filed legal papers for debt relief in U.S. bankruptcy court. Execs say the company is not actually bankrupt but needs help paying its bills. (CBS News)

A second-grader in Georgia tested positive for COVID-19 after the first day of school, forcing the child’s teacher and classmates to quarantine at home for two weeks. (CBS News)

The Arizona Department of Corrections announced that 517 inmates, or about half the population of a prison in Tucson, have tested positive for COVID-19. (CBS News)

The Walt Disney Company says closing its theme parks during the pandemic cost the company $5 billion. (USA Today)

Clorox says its shortage of disinfecting wipes will continue into 2021. (USA Today)

The NIH has launched trials on antibody treatment for COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies are made in a lab, and mimic your body’s actual antibodies. (NBC News)

There were 1.42 million new unemployment claims last week. That’s down slightly from the previous week, but still well above normal. (USA Today)

There are now more than 18.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 700,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

In the U.S., there are more than 4.7 million cases, with more than 156,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

The average U.S. daily death toll from coronavirus tops 1000 for ninth consecutive day. (Washington Post)

Researchers believe waste water could serve as a warning sign for coronavirus outbreaks. (NBC Los Angeles)

Cruise industry off to rocky restart with three ships battling coronavirus outbreaks. (Business Insider)

White House, Democrats agree to try for coronavirus relief deal on evictions, unemployment by week’s end. (The Washington Post)

A doctor who helped the WHO eradicate smallpox in the ’70s and who was an adviser on the 2011 film Contagion says we’ll be dealing with the coronavirus to some degree for three or four years. (USA Today)

For the first time in its 87-year existence, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been cancelled. (NY Post)

28 Rutgers football players have now tested positive for COVID-19 after a handful attended a house party a few weeks ago. (

The NFL is giving players until 4 p.m. ET Thursday to opt out of the 2020 season. (USA Today)