New York added California, Georgia, Iowa and 5 others to its list of states from which visitors would need to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival because of the coronavirus. Read more.
Top U.S. health officials testified to Congress about the virus. New York added California and seven other states to its quarantine list. The European Union is set to reopen its borders but plans to bar travelers from the U.S., Brazil and Russia.
‘I Am Very Concerned,’ Fauci Tells Senators About Coronavirus SpreadDr. Anthony S. Fauci and Dr. Robert R. Redfield testified before the Senate as more states struggle to contain the coronavirus.“It is going to be very disturbing, I will guarantee you that, because when you have an outbreak in one part of the country, even though in other parts of the country they’re doing well, they are vulnerable. I made that point very clearly last week at a press conference. We can’t just focus on those areas that are having this surge, it puts the entire country at risk. We are now having 40-plus thousand new cases a day. I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around. And so I am very concerned.” “The Covid-19 pandemic is the most significant global public health challenge that we have faced as a nation in more than a century. In the United States, daily cases are increasing after an extended decline. We’re seeing significant increases in the Southeast and Southwest regions of this nation. The number of jurisdictions in upward trajectory has continued to increase. Now 29 of 55 jurisdictions fall into this category. The evidence tells us that these cases are driven by many factors to include: increased testing, community transmission and outbreaks in the settings such as nursing homes and occupational settings. Hospitalizations now are going up in 12 states. While data is the backbone of this response, containing the outbreak depends on four core interventions: readily available testing, comprehensive contact tracing, timely isolation of known cases and quarantine to break the transmission. We are not defenseless against this disease. We have powerful tools at our disposal.”
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Dr. Robert R. Redfield testified before the Senate as more states struggle to contain the coronavirus.CreditCredit...Pool photo by Kevin DietschFauci warns that the U.S. could see 100,000 new cases a day, and officials aim to counter vaccine skeptics.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, warned Tuesday that the number of new infections in the United States could more than double to 100,000 a day if the country fails to contain the surge that is now underway in many states.
He noted that the recent sharp rise in cases, largely in the South and the West, “puts the entire country at risk.”“We are now having 40-plus thousand new cases a day,” Dr. Fauci said. “I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around. And so I am very concerned.”
Dr. Fauci made the stark warning at a Senate hearing on Tuesday where health officials spoke about the need to reassure people about the safety of vaccines. Dr. Robert R. Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told Senate lawmakers that the agency had spent around three months developing a plan to rebuild “vaccine confidence,” an attempt to win over a large slice of Americans still hesitant about inoculation.
Skepticism of vaccines came up repeatedly at the hearing, which was framed as an update on the safety of returning to school. “I think it’s very important that we have an integrated plan for this vaccine,” Dr. Redfield told the Senate’s health and education committee, adding that the plan could be released in the coming weeks.
Senator Patty Murray, the panel’s top Democrat, implored him to speed up the work.“We need to see that plan,” she said. “We need to know what it is, the public needs to know what it is.”Dr. Redfield appeared with Dr. Fauci; Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner; and Adm. Brett P. Giroir, the assistant secretary for health.
Dr. Fauci said that the federal government had a “community engagement program” embedded at the sites of vaccine trials to help build trust in them.“It is a reality: a lack of trust of authority, a lack of trust in government, and a concern about vaccines in general,” Dr. Fauci said. He added that there need to be “boots on the ground,” especially near minority communities that he said “have not always been treated fairly by the government.”
Dr. Fauci also said school administrators should take into account virus activity in their areas when they consider reopening plans for the fall. And Dr. Redfield also took a pointed shot at American Airlines, expressing disappointment that the air carrier has begun selling middle seats on its flights. But vaccines appeared to be a major concern.
“Public confidence in vaccines is so important,” Dr. Hahn, the F.D.A. commissioner, said. “We have an obligation to use all of our scientific knowledge, regulatory framework to ensure that any vaccine that comes before us, whether for authorization or approval, meets our stringent standards for safety and effectiveness.”
Seven in 10 Americans have said they would get vaccines against the virus if immunizations were free and available to everyone,according to recent polling,a number that health officials fear may not be enough to achieve “herd immunity,” a term that signifies that a vast majority of a population has protection against infection. At least 70 percent will need to be immune to the virus to reach that point,
according toresearchers at Johns Hopkins University.The F.D.A. took steps to try to reassure people that the sped-up process would not come at the expense of safety. Dr. Hahn announced at the hearing that the F.D.A. would release guidelines to aid in the development and production of Covid-19 vaccines, including that the vaccine be at least 50 percent more effective than a placebo to win agency approval.
There are currentlymore than 140 vaccinesbeing developed against the coronavirus, and the F.D.A. will require that manufacturers prove their products are safe and effective through a clinical trial. The agency will also require manufacturers to track individuals who have been vaccinated for a year, to monitor them for any adverse reactions.
I am old enough to remember when Trump disbanded the Coronavirus task force. GovofCO what are you waiting for? Did NYGovCuomo said what’s the plan to enforce this I mean we really can’t leave tia up to ppl anymore Let's fill the street with protest and see if we can get the count to go up even higher!!!
To think that if trump made it mandatory for everyone to wear masks 5 months ago, thousands and thousands of people may still be alive.......instead he turned wearing masks, or all things, into a political issue! He's murdered over 128,00 people due to his laziness and stupidity! Keep it out! 😷 It was a very sobering hearing today - with a few idiot Senators - Rand Paul KY and Mike Braun - Indiana 🙄They were the stand outs of stupidity!
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Report how much drfauci is worth, check his portfolio how much money invested in ramdesivir or any chineseflu related drugs. When Trump said it would be gone by April did he mean 2021? Stay home! Stay away from the south and west. Almost winter, hunker down. This guy is a flaming asshole. He keeps changing his story to stay relevant and satisfy the constituency of the day. He is politically tone deaf. He should be locked in his office and just allowed to review data and talk to himself.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Death Toll Surpasses Half a MillionThe global total of deaths from the coronavirus has passed 500,000, according to a New York Times database, while the number of confirmed cases surpassed 10 million. Latest updates:
Coronavirus live updates: Gilead announces remdesivir pricing; U.K. eyes big investments to rebuild economyThe coronavirus has infected more than 10.15 million people around the world as of Monday, killing at least 502,048 people. Between unmarked black delivery vans and the company name Gilead, I may have to give up watching HandmaidsOnHulu or else start looking to relocate to Canada. weebiejeebies HandmaidsTale Gilead pharmaceutical
Live updates: Global death toll from coronavirus surpasses half a millionThe global community marked yet another grim milestone on Sunday as the worldwide count of deaths from the coronavirus surpassed 500,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Coronavirus Live Updates: Pence, in Texas, Now More Vocal About Need for MasksAfter weeks of donating the antiviral drug remdesivir to hospitals with severely ill coronavirus patients, the drug’s maker, Gilead Sciences, announced that it has settled on a price: $390 per vial, which works out to be roughly $2,340 per treatment course Until recently remdesivir was the only drug shown to help severely ill Covid-19 patients. But the benefits were modest, and the drug did not improve survival in those patients. Read more here. What is their profit margin? Shouldn’t be a problem as SecAzar said yesterday on TV that the US government will pay 100%!
Coronavirus live updates: Lowe's gives workers another bonus, Broadway extends closure through 2020The coronavirus has infected more than 10.15 million people around the world as of Monday, killing at least 502,048 people. Looks like the homeless have no problem. That governor is a bozo. Shit! This is because of Trump!
Coronavirus Live Updates: Dr. Fauci to Testify Before Congress AgainDr. Anthony Fauci and other top health officials will speak about the virus, which is surging in at least 30 states. The virus is on the upswing in the Russian hinterlands, even as a national referendum looms. Here’s the Republican Agenda in NC: ☑️Protect confederate monuments at all costs. ☑️ Re-Open NC in the middle of a global pandemic. Science be damned. ☑️ Keep NC Sick: Turn down MedicaidExpansion. ☑️ More tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy. No money for schools. Fact: the CCPVirus had wounded more Americans than WWI and WWII combined 6/30/20 Stats Worldwide 510K Dead 10.5M Wounded - 6 months US: 130K D 2.7M W US stats WW II 405K D 1.07M W-4years WW I 116K D 320K W-2 y Vietnam War 58K D 153K W-20y Hiroshima 150K D Nagasaki 75K D The short version: We’re fcked. All done!