The number of deaths from the corona virus in the US has exceeded 100,000.
Just over four months after the government confirmed the first known case, more than 100,000 people suffering from the corona virus have died in the United States, according to New York Times calculations.
The pandemic is on track to become the country’s deadliest public health disaster since then 1918 flu pandemic, where around 675,000 Americans died.
Former Vice-President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Democratic candidate for president, was released a video on Wednesday where he expressed his sadness and accused that “this is an important milestone that we should never achieve.” He blamed the government for not imposing socially alienated steps more quickly, which according to researchers would do it save thousands of lives.
Earlier in the day, Mr. Trump is aiming at people on Twitter who will question his response. “The Left Radical Lamestream Media, together with their partner, Do Nothing Democratic, is trying to spread a new narrative that President Trump is slow in reacting to Covid 19,” he wrote, Referring to himself in the third person. “Wrong, I was very fast, even carrying out a ban on China long before anyone thought it was necessary!”
Although the number of new cases and deaths has begun to decline, health experts warn of a possible resurgence when the lock is closed.
More than 1.6 million people in the country have been infected. The hard-hit northeastern countries have reported a decline in new cases in recent days, and the national death rate has declined.
But an ever-increasing number of cases remain in a number of cities, including Chicago and Los Angeles. Cases have increased in Arkansas, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
Most statistician and public health expert, including Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said the death toll might be far higher than the official number. People who have not been tested are dying at home and in nursing homes, and earlier this year some deaths from the corona virus may be misidentified.
The Times counts cases and deaths that officials have identified as possible corona virus patients. Many states and counties only count cases and deaths where infection is confirmed through testing.
Because confirmed cases are widely considered an undercount from the actual number, several state and local governments have begun to identify possible cases and deaths.
This milestone occurs amid debate about the timeliness of the country’s response to the pandemic, with a Columbia University model showing that about 36,000 fewer people will die if the United States has acted before.
The first infection confirmed in Europe and the United States, discovered in January, did not trigger an ensuing epidemic, according to careful analysis of hundreds of viral genomes.
The outbreak began weeks later, the study concluded. That revised timeline can clarify the disturbing ambiguity about the arrival of the pandemic, Carl Zimmer reports.
For example, while President Trump often claims that travel bans from China prevent the spread from getting worse, new data shows that the virus that started the Washington State epidemic arrived about two weeks after the ban was imposed on February 2.
And the authors argue that a relatively late outbreak means that more lives can be saved by initial actions, such as testing and contact tracing.
New analysis is not the last word. Scientific understanding of viruses develops almost every day, and this type of research produces a variety of possible outcomes, not complete certainty.
Many infections in Washington State appear to have occurred in early February, and other models suggest that the epidemic there begins before the middle of the month.
But a number of virus experts say that the new report convincingly ruled out the relationship between the first confirmed case and the outbreak that followed.
“This paper clearly shows this did not happen,” said Kristian Andersen, a computational biologist at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, who was not involved in the research.
In California, which has become the fourth country with at least 100,000 known infections, Governor Gavin Newsom seems to be getting closer to give up reopening control to district public health officials.
The state is joined by Illinois, New Jersey and New York with the highest number of cases.
At least 47 of the 58 states of California have submitted what are called regional variance approvals to prove they meet the criteria to be reopened sooner than other parts of the state, the governor said. And he has held talks with leaders in Los Angeles County, with most of the actions of the hardest hit parts of the country, about the possibility of allowing some areas there to reopen faster than others.
For now, Mayor Eric Garcetti from Los Angeles was announced on Tuesday night that shopping at “lower risk” stores could be continued, many swimming pools could be opened, and houses of worship could take advantage of the new state guidelines.
The emphasis is increasingly on local influence – state officials announced on Monday that places of worship can be reopened at a lower capacity only with the approval of the district public health department – can help Mr. Newsom has silenced his critics, some of whom have gone to court to oppose California’s restrictions.
The gradual change in California reflects a national shift when states that were previously among the most locked begin to relax restrictions, often on a regional basis.
An increasing number of cases in some parts of California come when other parts of the country – including the Minneapolis, Wisconsin and Southern regions – have reported more infections. The rising numbers will certainly intensify the debate about when and how the country should ease the restrictions imposed to try to slow the spread of the virus.
After months of being locked out, Illinois plans to lift restrictions on Friday at retail stores, fitness centers and personal care services in some areas, even though the Chicago area will reopen on time. Washington, D.C., which has also been locked out, also plans to open certain businesses on Friday.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta announced on Wednesday that the city will move to the second phase of the reopening plan and allow private meetings of no more than 10 people, as long as they follow social guidelines that distance them.
“Data shows that we are in a position to move forward,” the mayor said in a statement. “We encourage Atlantans throughout the city to continue to follow all precautionary guidelines because the transmission of the Covid-19 community is still a threat to our city.”
The Mayor of Washington, D.C., said on Wednesday that the city would start relax restrictions on staying at home on Friday, although the head of the White House official who oversaw the viral response said this week that the suburban area around the country’s capital remains one of the most worrying metropolitan areas in the country.
“The point we want to emphasize is that this virus still exists in our city and our region and our country,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said when he announced that the restaurant would be able to allow outdoor seating for groups of six or less, a hairdressing salon Hair services can be provided only by appointments and shops can open for roadside pickup. Meetings of more than 10 people will still be prohibited.
On Tuesday, the city has 72 new cases, bringing the total to 8,406, and five new deaths totaling 445. Although Ms. Bowser said that the city had maintained a 14 day continuous decline in community transmission, there was a one-day increase this weekend.
Dr. Deborah Birx, chief coordinator of the White House virus task force, told the country’s governors on Tuesday that Washington and its suburbs, and Baltimore, were among several metropolitan areas that had expanded testing but failed to penetrate 10 percent. positive results. Northern Virginia is also expected to start the first phase of reopening, even when cases there continue to increase. Maryland suburbs near Washington – where the case has been highest – has moved more carefully.
“I want to make sure we all understand that moving to Phase 1 means that more people can be infected,” Bowser said, stressing that residents are expected to wear masks and maintain social distance and aggressively wash their hands. “We know that without vaccines or drugs, we will see new infections.”
He added that City Hall will continue to encourage remote work for businesses and the federal government. “It can’t be said enough that everyone of us has a role to play,” he said.
Even though a Republican lawsuits are trying to block the practice, more than 70 Democrats took advantage of the procedure, which allows any absent member of parliament to appoint another member who is physically present to record votes on his behalf during the period when speakers, clerks and sergeants-at-arms agree there is an emergency due to a virus .
Representative Brendan Boyle, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, gave the first proxy vote in the assembly, on behalf of Representative Zoe Lofgren, California Democrat.
“I told the DPR that Ms. Lofgren would vote, yes,” said Mr. Boyle, read from the designated script.
Behind him, Democrats lined up to vote on behalf of their colleagues, when a staff member frantically wiped the microphone between the voices.
Republicans have protested the historic change to House rules, adopted this month over their unanimous opposition, and filed suit Tuesday trying to block it.
In a fierce debate on the DPR floor, Republican leaders raised their case again on Wednesday, arguing that there would be a cloud of suspicion over everything passed under the arrangement and the Senate might refuse to take it.
“Whatever the Democratic movement may never become law,” lead plaintiff, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, minority leader, told reporters before the vote. No Republic selected by proxy.
But other medical research, conducted by doctors in a large hospital system based in New Orleans, has called attention to the disproportionate burden experienced by the pandemic on the colored community.
Although the hospital system, Ochsner Health, serves a dominant white population, the majority of patients hospitalized with Covid-19 during the last six weeks were black, according to a study published on Wednesday in Journal of New England Medicine.
Ochsner Health operates hospitals and outpatient facilities throughout Louisiana. About 30 percent of the patient population is black. Of the 1,382 patients with Covid-19 who were hospitalized from March 1 to April 11, 77 percent were black.
Black patients make up 80 percent of patients transferred to the intensive care unit and nearly 82 percent of them use ventilators to help breathe.
Black patients accounted for 70.6 percent of the 326 hospital patients who died.
The authors of the new study report that compared to white patients who were hospitalized, black patients had higher rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease, all of which have been associated with worse outcomes in patients with Covid -19.
The United States, which has been struggling with an economic collapse not seen in a generation, is in the brink of compounding eviction crisis, as protection and payments extend to millions of people who lose their jobs starting to run out.
The impact is predicted to be devastating for state tenants, who enter pandemics with lower incomes, far less in savings and housing costs that consume more than their salaries. They are also more likely to work in industries where job loss is very severe.
Many of them have been destroyed because of temporary government assistance and emergency orders that have kept many evictions. But evictions will soon be allowed in about half the state, according to Emily A. Benfer, a housing expert and professor at Columbia Law School who tracks eviction policies.
“I think we will get into a severe tenant crisis, and very quickly,” Professor Benfer said. Without a new round of government intervention, he added, “we will have landslide avalanches throughout the country.”
That means more families will soon face displacement when people are still urged to stay at home.
In many places, it has already begun. The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that Eviction can begin again. In the Oklahoma City area, the sheriff apologized was announced that they plan to start enforcing eviction notices this week. And a handful of states have little protection across the state in place to begin, leaving the population very vulnerable when eviction cases are piled up.
“The CARES law is a special designation relating to a pandemic to benefit all American students, teachers and families,” wrote Ms. DeVos in his letter on Friday, referred to the Coronavirus Assistance, Economic Assistance and Security Act. “In that action there is nothing that states Congress is intended to discriminate against children based on attendance at public or nonpublic schools, as you seem to do. Viruses affect everyone. “
Education officials say the guidelines will divert millions of dollars from disadvantaged students and force districts to support even the richest private schools.
The association representing the nation’s school supervisors told the district to ignore the guidelines, and at least two states, Indiana and Maine, said they would do it.
Private school leaders say they are also in crisis. Many of these schools serve low-income students whose parents have fled from failed public schools. About 5.7 million students attend private schools, 30 percent of them are families with an income of under $ 75,000 per year. Private school groups say families are most at risk without federal assistance.
Under federal education laws, school districts are required to use the funds they receive for their poorest students to provide “fair services,” such as tutoring and transportation for low-income students who attend private schools in their district. But Ms.’s guidance DeVos will provide private schools more services than is normally required by law.
Democratic leaders asked DeVos to revise the guidelines.
Disney World will reopen in July.
Walt Disney World in Florida, one of the largest tourist sites in the world that attracts 93 million people per year, will be reopened to the public in mid-July.
Disney presented its reopening plan on Wednesday to the Orange County Recovery Task Force in Orlando. Two of Disney’s four main theme parks, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, will reopen on July 11 with reduced capacity and various safety precautions, including mandatory face masks for all visitors and employees. The remaining main parks, Epcot and Hollywood Studios, will reopen on July 15. This resort has been closed since March 15.
Disney said its approach to reopening would include increased use of plexiglass barriers and contactless payment systems. All visitors need a reservation. A temperature check will be carried out at the entrance. Disney also said the parade, fireworks show and meet-and-greet characters will be suspended due to crowd control issues.
Tourism is Orlando’s biggest industry, supportive 41 percent city labor, according to the trade organization Visit Orlando. The 25,000 hectare Disney resort, six parks in southwestern Orlando attracts many visitors.
Stocks rose for a second day based on expectations for eventual recovery.
Wall Street ride for the second day on Wednesday as investors remain focused on the prospects for economic recovery.
The S&P 500 rose 1.5 percent – after swinging between gains and losses the previous day due to weaknesses in large technology stocks offsetting gains in other parts of the market. The S&P 500 has gained 1.2 percent on Tuesday.
Trading on Wednesday reflected optimism about returning to normal when states and national governments lifted restrictions on staying at home. Companies that would benefit because buyers were allowed to return to stores and people began to travel again were among the best performing in the S&P 500. Nordstrom, Gap, and Kohl each rose more than 14 percent.
Although stocks have risen lately, trading has been shaky with the S&P 500 alternating between gains and losses almost every day, because expectations for recovery have finally changed to the fact that damage is still severe and is likely to continue.
Boeing said on Wednesday that it laid off more than 6,700 employees in the United States, all of which will be notified this week. Another 5,500 workers have been approved for voluntary purchases and will leave in a few weeks.
“The devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the aviation industry means huge cuts in the number of commercial jets and services our customers will need over the next few years,” chief executive David L. Calhoun said in a note to employees.
Democratic lawmakers called on the Trump administration to put aside plans for the big Fourth of July event.
A group of Democratic lawmakers from the Washington area told the Trump administration this week that they believed it would be “impossible” to hold a big celebration safely around Independence Day in the nation’s capital this summer.
“We believe such an event would endanger the health and safety of thousands of Americans,” said lawmakers – two senators, seven deputies and a non-voting DPR delegate in the District of Columbia – write in the letter to the secretary of defense and interior.
President Trump, a vocal supporter of patriotic displays that is sometimes criticized by critics as wasteful or politically motivated, suggested in April that the celebration of the Fourth of July in Washington would have a more limited presence.
“This year, most likely, we will stand six feet apart,” he said. “We have to do it in a very, very interesting way. And we will even do it bigger, so we will leave a little extra distance. “
However, this week, lawmakers called on the administration to put aside all plans. The Washington area has struggled to contain the virus, and lawmakers warned that holding mass meetings along the National Mall would be dangerous.
Thousands of people attend “Salute to America“Last year’s event, which Mr. Trump promised would be” a lifetime show. “The president was flanked by Bradley armored vehicles and M1A2 tanks at the event, held at the Lincoln Memorial.
“The administration, including your agency, must focus on helping American families, not on the arrogance project for the president,” the lawmaker wrote.
France no longer allows hydroxychloroquine, a drug promoted by Trump, as a treatment.
France revoked authorization allowing the use of the drug hydroxychloroquine malaria as a treatment for Covid-19 patients on Wednesday, the day after stopping its use in clinical trials.
The drug, which had been heavily promoted by President Trump although there was no evidence that it was effective against the virus, was temporarily removed from a global safety test earlier this week by the World Health Organization, which called for a review of new security issues.
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Reporting was contributed by Maggie Astor, Brookes Barnes, Karen Barrow, Alan Blinder, Emily Cochrane, Lindsey Rogers Cook, Michael Cooper, Jill Cowan, Andrew Das, Nicholas Fandos, Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, Matt Furber, Michael Gold, Erica L. Green , Jenny Gross, Chris Hamby, Maggie Haberman, Mohammed Hadi, Amy Harmon, Anemona Hartocollis, Winnie Hu, Julia Jacobs, Michael Levenson, Sarah Mervosh, Claire Cain Miller, Matt Phillips, Roni Caryn Rabin, Michael S. Schmidt, Mitch Smith, Kaly Soto, Jennifer Steinhauer, Matt Stevens, Eileen Sullivan, Neil Vigdor, David Waldstein, Billy Witz and Carl Zimmer.
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