“What’s at stake is the increased chance of one of your loved ones getting sick and then being hospitalized and dying around the holidays,” said Henry Walke, CDC’s Covid-19 event manager.
As the United States tries to deal with it unscathed through a coronavirus Thanksgiving, Europe is already worried about Christmas.
“It’s a small signal, but it’s a signal nonetheless,” Kluge said.
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Question: Is it still safe to go to the gym?
When Virginia entered Phase 2 of reopening in June and gyms were allowed to reopen, Minnick consulted one of her members – a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech – for help in making the facility safe. Lindsey Marr, who joined 460 Fitness about two years ago, has expertise in airborne virus transmission, air quality and nanotechnology.
Among the measures she put in place: Opening doors to the bay around the facility, training stations at a distance of 10 meters, no sharing equipment, no traveling around the gym and a carbon dioxide monitor to track indoor levels – a good indicator of whether viruses are building up in the air.
WHAT IS IMPORTANT TODAY
Europe averted a Covid collapse – here’s what the United States could learn
Covid-19 is spreading faster than ever in the United States, where hospitals in some states have capacity. America is now in the same situation as France, Belgium and the Czech Republic were last month, as rapidly rising infections put their healthcare systems weeks away from collapse.
“What we have done in Europe is by no means perfect, these governments are probably reacting a little bit slowly, but at least they are reacting, they are doing what they can to ensure that health services are not overwhelmed … and I think It is clear what is needed in the United States, “said an expert and scientific adviser from the British government.
The first Covid briefing in the White House in months presents two different realities
Dr. Birx, once a senior member of the task force, said she has traveled around the country to encourage governors and other state and local leaders to adopt measures that will stop the spread of the virus and repeatedly urge people to wear masks – and wearing himself through the briefing. But she has had mixed results at best – including getting through to the Trump administration itself.
With a dramatic second tone, Vice President Mike Pence offered a far brighter assessment of the pandemic in America, saying the United States “has never been more prepared” to take the virus as he spoke out against the need for nationwide lockdowns and school closures. .
The WHO says that strapsivir should not be used in hospitalized Covid patients
The WHO’s new update comes about a month after the belt manufacturer, Gilead Sciences, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration had approved the drug to treat coronavirus infection. Remdesivir became the first coronavirus treatment to receive FDA approval. On Thursday, the FDA authorized emergency use of a combination of remdesivir and rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib for the treatment of suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Remdesivir may have received FDA approval, but not the WHO recommendation due to new research, said Dr. Amesh Adalja, senior researcher at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, who was not involved in the WHO guidance. Studies initially showed some benefit over Covid-19, but as more data accumulates, it appears to be changing.
ON OUR RADAR
- U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is pulling the plug on funding for the Federal Reserve emergency as the pandemic continues to rage across America.
- Supervisors at a meat factory in Tyson, Iowa, bet on how many workers would be infected with Covid-19, even though they denied knowledge of the spread of the virus, according to new allegations in a lawsuit against the company and some employees.
- A major coronavirus outbreak aboard a U.S. Navy-led missile dispatcher has spread to nearly a quarter of the ship’s 300 strong crews, according to two U.S. Navy personnel.
- Mexico has surpassed 100,000 Covid-19 deaths – making it the fourth country to hit the grim milestone after the United States, Brazil and India.
- South Australia is lifting its six-day shutdown on Saturday – a few days earlier than originally planned – after health authorities found out a person was lying to officials who asked for contact.
- Japan has registered another daily high of Covid-19 cases, but the government says there is no need for a state of emergency.
Public health experts have made it clear that you should not travel for Thanksgiving or celebrate with people outside your nearest household. But still, it’s hard to counteract the tradition – especially when it means saying ‘no’ to your family.
“You are a handshake away from heaven with this virus.” – Pastor David Sealy’s doctor