World, Coronavirus Pandemic: Updates From Around The World

World, Coronavirus Pandemic: Updates From Around The World

Columbus, Ohio, implements mask mandate

Beginning July 3, Columbus, Ohio, will require people to wear a face covering when out in public, the city's Health Department has announced

7/2/2020 11:26:00 PM

Beginning July 3, Columbus, Ohio, will require people to wear a face covering when out in public, the city's Health Department has announced

The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.

Discussions continue around who will get the Covid-19 vaccine first, CDC director saysFrom CNN's Jacqueline HowardDr. Robert Redfield Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty ImagesImportant conversations are continuing in Washington around who in the United States will be among the first to receive a coronavirus vaccine once one becomes available, health officials said during a Senate appropriations hearing on Thursday.

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Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in the hearing that the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice has been mulling over who should be prioritized. ACIP held a meeting last week during which it was considered that maybe the highest priority should be given to health care personnel and essential workers.

In a previous ACIP meeting, some other proposed priority groups that were discussed included adults ages 65 and older, long-term care facility residents, people with high-risk underlying medical conditions and pregnant women, among others."Clearly the most vulnerable and those individuals who are at greater risk for mortality have to be considered as well as those individuals at great risk for infection because of what they do," Redfield said during the hearing on Thursday, adding that health care workers and caregivers specifically are at an increased risk.

"Depending on which vaccine is approved, it might have particular characteristics making it more or less appropriate in given populations," Redfield said on Thursday."At the end of the day, it’s really going to be dependent on the characteristics of the particular vaccine product."

Such discussions around how the vaccine should be distributed could extend beyond ACIP, said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health."This may be a moment to actually bring together a group of big thinkers who could take a high-level view of this and lay out a value of principles that could be utilized by the CDC committee ACIP," Collins said during Thursday's hearing.

"That might be something best done by an organization that is not itself governmental," Collins told lawmakers."We are having a conversation very early on with the National Academy of Medicine about whether they would be the place to convene such a discussion, and we can keep you posted on that."

Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Republican from Tennessee, said during the hearing"put me down as thinking that's a good idea" in regard to including the National Academy of Medicine in discussions around vaccine distribution. Read more: CNN Breaking News »

S&P 500 ends down slightly after flirting with record levels again

The S&P 500 ended slightly lower on Thursday after briefly trading above its record closing high level for a second day, and the Dow also fell in the wake of a disappointing forecast from Cisco Systems Inc .

Wtf. July 3rd? We've been wearing masks in Illinois since March! Just now?! camanpour , jchatterleyCNN , donlemon , wolfblitzer , drsanjaygupta, richardquest, donaldtrump, realDonaldTrump, POTUS, rosemaryCNN , richardquest Anyone who has the flu may test positive for Covid-19. Every Tom, Dick, Harry seems to have Covid-19. It’s not Covid-19.

With a population of 21 million, Florida announced 10,109 new covid cases today. With a combined population of 2.6 billion, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, and the European Union are averaging 6,760 new cases. keklar Lot’s of Lone Rangers roaming the streets.

Very good trend, but my God....it’s July 1st and you could have learned from NY, Calif., even Mass. let’s hope they don’t drop this when the numbers (hopefully) drop. You brave enough to see what's coming? 👇

Columbus, Ohio, Takes Down Statue Of Christopher ColumbusFor many people, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said, 'the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness.' It stood at City Hall for nearly 65 years. . Yuge! : Since TheLeft & CenacelCulture have Canceled ThomasJefferson, will you continue your AnnualTradition of reading the DeclarationofIndependence? FourthOfJuly NPR Prescient Wiley 1998 cartoon: How SpotOn it was. MourningInAmerica About f**king time! Now erect a statue to the Arawak’s who were wiped out by this despicable jerk! hot

Keepers vs. Changers: An Ohio Town Divided Over the Redskins NicknameFor years, residents have been at odds over Anderson High School’s mascot: the Redskins. The national reckoning on race brought the debate roaring back. wah wah wah....quit crying about a team mascot name. go get a job...go find something constructive to do with your time....but quit your damned crying about this. Checkout the Indian school mascots. You will find out many use the R for their mascot.

Wearing a mask has become politicized. Science says it shouldn’t be.Wearing a mask has become politicized. Science says it shouldn't be. Science is science. You can’t take every thing. gain & loss is a choice. America is the only country that has people stupid enough to believe the coronavirus is a hoax and that wearing a mask is fascism. This is what happens when you elect a narcissistic conman with zero political experience or intellect 🙄

National mask mandate could work better than lockdowns, new report suggestsA national mask mandate could be more effective than lockdowns, and could save the US from a 5% hit to economic growth, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs. You have to cover your nose with the mask for it to work. Otherwise it’s just a dirty blowhole for virus. Someone didn’t pick a good photo for this otherwise informative tweet. He’ll yea!! It'd be unenforceable. Not to mention illegal.

National mandate on mask-wearing could work better than lockdowns, new report suggestsA national mask mandate could be more effective than lockdowns, and could save the US from a 5% hit to economic growth, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs. Did you consider using an image for this that had people using masks properly? Or was it an active decision to show two workers wearing masks low, exposing their noses?

Columbus, Ohio, Takes Down Statue Of Christopher ColumbusFor many people, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said, 'the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness.' It stood at City Hall for nearly 65 years. . Yuge! : Since TheLeft & CenacelCulture have Canceled ThomasJefferson, will you continue your AnnualTradition of reading the DeclarationofIndependence? FourthOfJuly NPR Prescient Wiley 1998 cartoon: How SpotOn it was. MourningInAmerica About f**king time! Now erect a statue to the Arawak’s who were wiped out by this despicable jerk! hot