On Tuesday, less than eight months after the first American fatality, the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus secretly exceeded 200,000. In May, the U.S. hit 100,000 deaths. Now, some analysts predict that by year’s end, the death toll could almost double.
Social distance fatigue and the push to get back to offices and schools in the coming weeks and months could fuel new cases and deaths. Experts at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Assessment estimate 378,321 deaths by Jan. 1. The nation is all set to come back to the track, but the records and the predictions from various departments stop it from doing so. After months of filming delays, Hollywood is primed to make a comeback. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for relatively secure Halloween celebrations. The thumbs-down is obtained by conventional trick-or-treating.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention walked back with modified guidelines about how to transmit the coronavirus. The CDC posted an update on its website on Friday, stating that 6 feet might not be enough to keep people safe and that ventilation was essential to easing indoor transmission. But on Monday, the agency said a “draught version” that was “posted in error” was the new guidance. If Congress fails to pass another coronavirus stimulus package, some analysts claim the U.S. could collapse into a double-dip recession.
In an attempt to gain public confidence, the Washington Post announced that the Food and Drug Administration, whose autonomy has been challenged amid frequent intervention by the Trump administration, would impose a higher requirement for a coronavirus vaccine’s emergency authorization. Contrary to what President Donald Trump has expected, the new provision would make it extremely unlikely a vaccine would be available before the Nov. 3 election.
After getting a second shot of the vaccine candidate, vaccine manufacturers would have to observe participants in Stage 3 clinical trials for at least two months, the newspaper said. Surveys have shown that many Americans are doubtful that a new coronavirus vaccine would be safe and successful, with as many as half of the respondents stating that if it were available today, they would not get the vaccine. Hydroxychloroquine and convalescent plasma, two treatments for the virus touted by Trump but challenged by public health experts, were given emergency authorization by the FDA.
After seven Irish players tested positive for the coronavirus, seventh-ranked Notre Dame stopped all its football activities and postponed Saturday’s road game at Wake Forest. In a tweet, Notre Dame said 13 players are in isolation, with ten being in quarantine. For Oct. 3, an open date for both, the schools will reschedule the game. In August, we managed a rise in positivity rates. The players treated it beautifully, said Irish coach Brian Kelly in a statement. Throughout the season, we knew COVID would face problems. We will always place student-athlete health and safety at the forefront of our decision-making.
On Tuesday, the U.S. death toll reached 200,000 as states struggle with colleges, restaurants, gyms, and other small businesses opening up. In March, President Donald Trump said that keeping the death rate between 100,000 and 200,000 individuals would have suggested that his administration had done a very good job. As the figure has continued to escalate and a vaccine available to the masses does not seem imminent, Trump has attempted to reshape the death count’s importance. The state no longer sees a need to prioritize who gets screened, with turnaround times for coronavirus testing in California down to an average of 1.2 days. State Health Secretary Mark Ghaly said Tuesday that California is asking counties, including people without symptoms, to open the screenings to anyone who wants them.
Ghaly also said that nail salons, identified by Gov. Gavin Newsom as the root of the initial outbreak of the state, would be permitted to open. Still, the final decision would be up to the departments of county health. On Monday, California officials said that the state’s optimistic rate had slipped below 3 per cent, down to 2.8 per cent for the first time. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump used his speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations to call on the global organization to keep Beijing responsible for the coronavirus pandemic, claiming that China unleashed this epidemic on the planet. Trump said China locked down domestic travel while enabling flights to leave China and infect the globe. Trump referred to COVID-19 again as the China virus and criticized the World Health Organization for being virtually dominated by China, which the U.S. has started to withdraw from.
As soon as Oct. 2, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday, college, and professional sports teams in North Carolina could be permitted to host a few thousand fans in outdoor stadiums, adding that the decision will depend on the coronavirus numbers of the state continuing to increase or staying flat. Places that can handle more than 10,000 individuals outside will function at 7% of capacity while adhering to the prescribed physical distance of 6 feet. Amid an epidemic, hundreds of inmates and staff at one of the country’s largest federal immigration detention facilities are being screened for the coronavirus. As of Sunday, at the 1,940-bed Adelanto ICE Processing Center in San Bernardino County, California, 53 of 394 individuals had tested positive for COVID-19, according to a court filing citing Gabriel Valdez, assistant field office director of compliance and removal operations for the U.S. Border Compliance and Customs.
Due to their age and preexisting medical conditions, ICE previously classified 20 of those 53 individuals as at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. The KN95 mask is intended to philtre 95% of the aerosol particles out. However, after an investigation showed that up to 70 per cent of the KN95s imported from China did not meet these filtration requirements, the nonprofit patient safety group ECRI released a warning against the masks. During the past six months, U.S. hospitals have been forced to buy hundreds of thousands of KN95 masks made in China. Nearly 200 masks from 15 different manufacturer versions ordered by some of the nation’s largest health systems have been reviewed by ECRI. There was not the only variability between the various brands and differences between masks created by the same manufacturer.
With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.