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Public schools in New York will remain open until the percentage of coronavirus infections in the city reaches 3%, said Mayor Bill de Blasio. This may not be for long.

The latest average is 2.77%, the governor said. “We have a battle ahead of us to keep them open,” de Blasio told a news briefing on Monday.

Also Monday, Stanford University reprimanded Dr. Scott Atlas, a member of President Donald Trump’s task force and a senior fellow at the university, for his comments on new COVID restrictions on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

“Dr. Atlas has expressed views that contradict the university’s response to the pandemic. Dr. Atlas’ statements reflect his personal views, not those of the Hoover Institution or the university,” the university said on Twitter.

The extended mandates of Hawaii and Iowa on Monday. Hawaii Governor David Ige has “clarified” the state’s original mandate to include all counties in the state that require facial coverage, except for children under the age of 5 and those with medical conditions. In Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all people over the age of 2 to wear a face mask indoors that is open to the public.

📈 Today’s numbers: The United States has reported more than 11.2 million cases and more than 247,100 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The total amount: 54.9 million cases and 1.32 millions of deaths.

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More than 1 million American teenage children are infected

Evidence is increasingly showing that young people are not immune to the coronavirus.

The number of newborns, children and teenagers in the United States diagnosed with COVID-19 has exceeded 1 million, according to data released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.

On November 12, the total coverage was nearly 1.04 million children, including nearly 112,000 new cases last week. This is the highest weekly amount of all previous weeks in the pandemic, the academy announced.

AAP President Sally Goza called the figures “shocking and tragic”. Children are usually much more likely than adults to have mild cases, but hospitalizations and deaths do occur. According to data from state health departments, which lack some states, at least 6,330 child hospitalizations and 133 deaths have been registered since May.

Airport studies are “ineffective,” according to a CDC study

COVID-19 studies at airports are time consuming and ineffective, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A program created by the CDC and the Department of Homeland Security conducted more than 766,000 screenings of passengers from certain countries arriving at certain airports in the United States from January 17 to September. 13. Of the symptoms tested, 298 were referred for health assessment, 35 were tested for coronavirus and only nine were positive. This reports one positive result for every 85,000 screenings.

“The low detection rate of this resource-intensive program has highlighted the need for a fundamental change in US health strategy,” the report said. “Because infection and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 can occur in the absence of symptoms, and because the symptoms of COVID-19 are nonspecific, symptom-based screening programs are ineffective in detecting cases.”

The screening program ended on September 14 and was replaced by efforts to promote passenger prevention and improve public health in ports of entry.

California tightens restrictions amid “fastest increase”

Large parts of California are closing a store.

Nearly three-quarters of the counties – home to 94.1% of the state’s population – will have to work under the strictest pandemic restrictions in the state, Gov. Gavin Newsum said Monday. Indoor eateries, gyms and movie theaters, among other companies, must remain closed or closed in 41 of the state’s 58 counties, starting Tuesday.

Newsom said it was “sounding the alarm” over “California’s fastest rise” since the start of the pandemic, with COVID-19 cases doubling in the past 10 days. Cases rose 51.3% in the first week of November. California struck 1 million cases of coronavirus last week, joining Texas as the only state to reach the unwanted stage.

Under the state’s Safer Economy Plan, which is its four-tier, color-coded reopening system, the state can tighten restrictions based on emergencies.

“Nicole Hayden, the desert sun of Palm Springs.”

COVID costs Alaska more than 3,000 oil and gas jobs

Alaska has lost more than 3,000 jobs in the oil and gas industry since January due to the coronavirus pandemic and falling prices, according to the state Department of Labor and Labor Development.

Experts say that as oil prices are now stagnant, it is unclear when jobs may return, Alaska’s Public Media reported last week. This was combined with a price war that led to a surplus of oil on the world market. Then a key indicator of oil prices fell for the first time in negative territory.

Although forecasts are difficult, no significant increase in oil revenues and jobs is expected. “Unless oil prices return to some very, very high level, I don’t see anything on the horizon that thousands … of jobs will be created in Alaska in the next year or two,” said Mouhcine Guettabi, an economist at the Institute. for Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska.

Hawaii “clarifies” the mandate of the mask to include all counties

Hawaii Governor David Ige on Monday signed an emergency proclamation that “clarified” and extended the mask’s mandate to include everyone in the state.

“All persons in the country must wear a face covering their nose and mouth when in a public place”, with the exception of children under the age of 5 and persons with disabilities or medical conditions, according to the new order.

The previous term of the Ige mask has caused confusion among healthcare and government officials due to exceptions between the state’s four counties, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

The new order also says that companies “should” refuse services to people who refuse to wear a face covering. All hotel operators must now “adopt a COVID-19 health and safety plan for each property”.

Richard Schiff, the star of The Good Doctor, was hospitalized for COVID

Good Doctor star Richard Schiff, who tweeted last week that he and his wife had tested positive for coronavirus, went on to say Monday that he was in hospital treated for COVID-19.

In a tweet thanking people for their “love and support,” the West Wing Fellowship said he was taking remdezivir and steroids, both treatments for a viral illness, and receiving oxygen. He offers a promising forecast, saying it “shows some improvement every day”.

Schiff’s wife, actress and Good Doctor star Sheila Kelly, “She’s home and doing better, but still pretty bad,” the actor wrote, revealing in an earlier tweet that he learned of his positive diagnosis in election day.

In Schiff’s initial tweet about the coronavirus on November 10, the actor called the election day to diagnose “the strangest week of our lives.” He acknowledged the situation as “difficult. We are determined to find a way to health again. We root for everyone out there who is struggling with this thing. Love from here.”

“Bill Kivney.”

The Washington state wedding raises concerns about the coronavirus

Washington state health officials are calling for more than 300 people attending a wedding this month to be quarantined and tested for COVID-19 after several people tested positive.

Grant County Health County said in a news release Monday that 17 residents of the county were positive and were linked to two subsequent outbreaks. Officials said they were warning the public because it would be difficult to find anyone who attended the wedding.

Washington Gov. Jay Insley on Sunday announced restrictions on the coronavirus that include a limit of 30 people for ceremonies. There have been a total of 131,500 cases and 2,548 deaths since Monday, according to the state health ministry.

Dow set a record for revived hopes for vaccines

U.S. stocks ejected Monday’s news reports that a second candidate for the COVID-19 vaccine had pledged, boosting hopes for economic recovery even as new infections spread around the world.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 470.63 points, or 1.6 percent, to a new record of 29,950.44, overshadowing its February 12 record before the coronavirus pandemic hit the global economy. The S&P 500 added 1.2% to 3,626.91, setting another record. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.8% to 11,924.13, lagging the rest of the market amid declining interest in technology stocks.

The Dow rose to a record for the first time in nine months after pharmaceutical company Moderna said its vaccine appeared to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data. Markets came together, as they did when Pfizer and BioNTech said earlier this month that their potential vaccine had a similar rate of effectiveness.

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COVID-19 resources from the USA TODAY

Contribution: Associated Press

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