World, Coronavirus Update: Latest News From Around The World

World, Coronavirus Update: Latest News From Around The World

Global coronavirus cases surpass 30 million

At least 30,003,378 cases of Covid-19 have now been recorded globally, according to Johns Hopkins University's tally of cases

9/18/2020 2:09:00 AM

At least 30,003,378 cases of Covid-19 have now been recorded globally, according to Johns Hopkins University's tally of cases

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.

56 min agoHere's what the US Surgeon General says we have learned from the pandemic so farFrom CNN’s Lauren MascarenhasVice Admiral Jerome Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General, arrives to tour the new federally funded COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on July 23 in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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There have been more than 6 million cases of Covid-19 in the United States as states work to get infections under control and pharmaceutical companies race to find a vaccine.But, US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said the country can aim to get the virus under control now — even before a vaccine is approved.

“We don't need to wait until we get a vaccine or some miracle drug to get this virus under control. We can do it right now,” Adams said on Thursday. “The tools to stop this virus are already in our communities."“Look at New York City. They've gone from worst in the world to a less than 1% positivity rate for several weeks, ongoing," he said during an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Adams said the country has seen more medical advances in the past eight months than in the last decade.“I'm hopeful that with what we've learned about the virus, with the resources we have in place, and with the prospect of a vaccine on the horizon, plus drugs like remdesivir, convalescent plasma already available, that we're getting a handle on this virus,” he said.

The surgeon general noted that he hopes the country can drive down hospitalizations and deaths through basic public health measures.Here's what else he said the virus has taught us:This flu season is going to be important:A surge in flu and Covid-19 cases at once could overwhelm health care system capacity, Adams said, adding that this period of time provides an opportunity to instill vaccine education and confidence in communities.

“We need to understand that, number one, the biggest predictor of who's going to get the Covid vaccine is going to be, I think, who gets the flu vaccine,” Adams said. “It's an opportunity to prime the pump and have that conversation.”Adams noted that flu symptoms are similar to Covid-19 symptoms, making it hard to tell the two apart.

“Every flu positive that is a Covid false alarm has the potential to disrupt your workplace,” he said.Adams said employers can make sure people have access to the flu vaccine and encourage them to get it.The pandemic has"exploited" health disparities:

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Adams said people of color have been hit harder by the Covid-19 pandemic, pointing to higher hospitalization rates for Hispanic people, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, and African Americans compared to people who are White.“Simply put, this virus is exploiting and exacerbating preexisting health disparities," he said.

Adams said structural conditions contribute to the disparities.“Social distancing and teleworking are critical to preventing spread of coronavirus, yet only one in five African Americans and one in six Hispanic Americans have a job that allows him to work from home,” said Adams.

“We know people of color are more likely to live in densely packed urban areas, and in multi-generational homes. They're also more likely to use public transportation. Combined, these and other factors create a greater risk for spread of a highly contagious disease like COVID-19,” he added.

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Reporters . . . Could weather or temperature be triggering the UKs rebounding virus explosion? I have to ask, Is Joe Biden going to find a way to blame all 30,000,000 cases of Covid 19 on Donald Trump. Or does he blame the leader of all the other nations whose citizens have died. Just asking Lies !!!!! Lies !!!!!!! NOT MORE LIES !!!!

Still around 670,000,000 - 970,000,000 short of swine flu. Niljuwa fedha zetu kumbe za India Get over it. Its a new flu. Man up,and take your vitamins. Covid News Channel says what now? I wonder if other nations have the same problem with fake numbers as we get from the media and states that want more money

We need this NOW! So where’s the death rate? 23 million recovered 7 million active Let me finish this for you, 'and they are all Trump's fault!' 300M worldwide (1/3 of the world’s population) had the Spanish flu...that was way back in 1918....yet civilization survived, even learned from it. Until now. You realize that is 0.4% of the population...not super meaningful.

Thirty million to many or like that Keep testing again and the numbers will come down. False-Positives are going way up. Hospitalizations way down and recoveries not being reported. Death numbers are inflated. 😷 Some of Trump’s genius followers still think the virus is a HOAX!!

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