Confirmed coronavirus cases in the US have reached 337,000, because this country continues to lead the world in new infections. And things will only get worse from here: US surgical general be warned on Sunday that this week could be the most difficult in America because he fought against the plague.
While the US is getting ready to peak its potential crisis, the whole world remains unbearable. In England, Queen Elizabeth II gave a speech to the people who said the country will overcome the crisis, just as Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized Sunday night for tests due to persistent coronavirus symptoms. And Japan The government is expected to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas in an effort to reduce outbreaks in major cities.
Here’s what you need to know today.
“This will be our Pearl Harbor moment”
Large plots of America are being locked. Cities like New York, New Orleans, and Detroit see a surprising number of deaths, and hospitals are overwhelmed. And throughout America, it is expected to get worse.
“This will be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment,” US General Surgeon Jerome Adams said Fox News Sunday. “It’s just that it will not be localized, it will happen throughout the country. And I want America to understand that. “
This is a serious warning, because America has registered more than 337,000 cases, and nearly 10,000 deaths, as of April 6. On Sunday, New York City recorded nearly 600 deaths, a slight decline from Saturday.
Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s top contagious doctor, echoed the warning at Sunday’s event this week. “On the one hand, everything will be bad, and we need to prepare for it,” Fauci said. “This will surprise some people. Certainly very disturbing to see it. But that’s what will happen before turning around. “
As Fauci said, this is expected. Recommended social distance and lockouts across states in most (but not allcountries are intended to “level the curve” to avoid exceptional hospitals, but a peak in the case is still expected. Meanwhile, questions remain about the availability of personal protective equipment, hospital bed, and ventilator.
The worst will come, but it is not clear whether the country is ready for it.
Boris Johnson was hospitalized, but he still worked
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced publicly coronavirus diagnosis on March 27, even though he said he would continue to lead the country through this national emergency from self-isolation. But on Sunday, Johnson, 55, was hospitalized due to ongoing symptoms of coronavirus, including high fever.
The prime minister is in London hospital for observation, but he still gets directions from his hospital bed, said a spokesman. Johnson tweeted that he was in “a good spirit.” (A spokesman also denied Russian media reports that Johnson is using a ventilator.)
Last night, on the advice of my doctor, I went to the hospital for some routine tests because I was still experiencing symptoms of coronavirus. I am excited and stay in touch with my team, because we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe.
– Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) April 6, 2020
Dominic Raab, Britain’s foreign minister, has been tapped to stand up if Johnson can no longer complete his duties. On Saturday, the opposition Labor Party chose a new leader, Keir Starmer, who hopes Johnson a “Get well soon.”
News of Johnson’s condition came shortly after Queen Elizabeth broadcast a rare message to the country to overcome the coronavirus crisis. “Together we deal with this disease and I want to assure you that if we stay united and firm, then we will overcome it,” she says.
Britain has been locked since March 23 and now has more than 48,000 cases of the corona virus, and more than 4,900 deaths, on April 6.
Japan declared a state of emergency in Tokyo
Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is expected to declare a state of emergency that will include Tokyo, Osaka and Tokyo other areas where coronavirus infection is increasing. Orders, which are expected tomorrow, will urge people to stay at home except to shop for important items, go to work, or exercise. Orders will last until May 6.
Japan has so far avoided mass closure, except for closing schools, and haven’t seen a coronavirus surge like other countries. But the uptick in the case in the past few days – Tokyo experienced the biggest one-day increase in cases, at 143, on Sunday – has raised several questions as to what the Japanese government is be frank about the number of coronavirus cases, especially considering that Japan and the International Olympic Committee have planned to move forward with the Olympics until the end of last month. Japan is very vulnerable to the corona virus because of that an aging population.
Abe also plans to introduce a massive stimulus package, potentially more than $ 900 billion, to try to offset the pain for the economy due to new emergency measures. Japan’s economy had struggled before the coronavirus crisis, and Abe described the aid package as “Never before,” far exceeds the stimulus money spent on coping 2008 financial crisis
And good news
Have been there so, so Lots trend piece on a date in quarantine, but whatever romance you think might develop on FaceTime is nothing compared to the passion that finally popped up between Ying Ying and Le Le, two giant pandas at Ocean Park in Hong Kong.
For the first time in their 10-year relationship, the two pandas were naturally mated on Monday. According to South China Morning Post“After repeated failures … black and white heartthrob made him at the age of 14 during the ongoing mating season between March and May,” the park said.
Signs of a quarantine kitten won’t appear until around June, but we support these two crazy kittens – and, you know, the species.