The US coronavirus death is approaching 100,000 about five months after the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the country. More than 1.58 million people across the country are infected, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.
Dr Anthony Foci said in an interview with CNBC on Friday that now was the time to rebuild the economy, but countries still had to take “very significant precautions”
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- Global cases: More than 5.15 million
- Global deaths: At least 335,063
- Cases in the United States: More than 1.58 million
- Mortality in the United States: At least 95,052
The above data were collected by Hopkins University.
South America has become a “new epicenter,” says the WHO
14:43 ET – Approximately 6 months after the appearance of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, South America has become a new epicenter of the global pandemic, according to the World Health Organization.
WHO officials noted that most cases in South America were reported in Brazil, where urban areas such as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo reported jumps in cases. However, on a per capita basis, the virus is infecting more people in rural Amazonas, said Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO emergency program.
Dr Maria Van Kerhove, head of the WHO’s Department of Emerging Diseases and Zoonoses, said the epidemic highlighted the need to protect at-risk people who have basic conditions and limited access to health care. “It will be Feuer.”
Georgia issues safety guidelines for film kits as crews prepare to resume production
The New York Auto Show has been canceled
Ian Callum and Jaguar I-Pace accept the 2019 World Automobile Award at the New York Motor Show on April 17, 2019.
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14:31 ET – The organizers of the New York Motor Show in 2020 cancel the event, scheduled to take place in August at the Javits Convention Center in New York. The convention center is used as a temporary hospital because coronavirus patients are crowded with medical centers. The 2020 Motor Show used to be postponed from April to August, but will now be canceled altogether. The next event is scheduled for April 2021. – Sarah Salinas
Hospitals fear that patients will not feel comfortable returning to care
14:17 ET – Hospital systems have been able to resume electoral operations and other procedures, but challenges remain in helping patients feel comfortable enough to return. Medical facilities are implementing safety measures such as scanning visitors’ temperatures, distributing questionnaires about coronavirus symptoms and the distance of chairs in the waiting room according to social distance guidelines, according to CNBC’s Bertha Coombs. The new protocol is useful to give patients a sense of security that could prevent them from delaying vital medical care. “Hannah Miller.”
The potential vaccine, developed in China, triggers an immune response in an early-stage trial, the study said.
14:05 ET – A candidate for a coronavirus vaccine developed in China appears to be producing neutralizing antibodies in dozens of patients in an early-stage clinical trial, according to results published in The Lancet. Researchers believe the development of this type of antibody could be an important step in gaining immunity to the virus, according to CNBC’s Berkeley Lovelace. However, the research team responsible for the study warned that early results should be interpreted with caution. “Hannah Miller.”
Gottlieb says a “similarity of normalcy” is possible in the summer with precautions
14:00 ET – Dr Scott Gottlieb told CNBC that he believes that if Americans are careful this summer, “we can catch our breath and return to a surge of normalcy”.
However, Gottlieb warned of complacency, which is heading for autumn, “when the risk will be very different.”
The former FDA chief told Squawk Box that precautions still need to be taken, including going to the store less, practicing good hygiene when you’re out and reducing the size of someone’s social circle.
“Any place where you’re indoors and in contact with people for extended periods of time is the conditions under which it spreads,” said Gottlieb, a CNBC staffer who sits on the boards of Pfizer and biotechnology company Illumina. –Kevin Stankevich
The trip is expected to look quite different this summer
13:26 ET – As summer approaches, small businesses that rely on tourism hope Americans will continue to be willing to travel despite the pandemic.
Even with the low number of trips expected for Remembrance Day, hotels are still preparing for the season with new rules that include improved disinfection and requiring guests to wear masks, reported Jessica Golden and Contessa Brewer of CNBC.
Travel companies such as Airbnb and Reservations.com are also seeing changing travel trends, which include increased interest in cabins and resorts that people can travel to. –Hannah Miller
Fouchi says “now is the time” to open up the economy
13:18 ET – White House health adviser Dr Anthony Fauci told CNBC’s Meg Tyrell that he said he remained locked up for too long because the coronavirus could cause “irreparable damage”.
He said the United States must take tough action because Covid-19 cases are exploding. “But now is the time, depending on where you are and what your situation is, to start looking seriously at economic recovery, reopening the country to try to get back to normal to some degree.”
Fowsey warned members of Congress last week that the United States could face even more “suffering and death” from the coronavirus if some states rush to open a business too soon. It could also prevent states “on the road to trying to return to economic recovery,” he testified during a May 12 hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. – Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
New daily coronavirus cases in New York are now lower than the beginning of the epidemic, says the governor
13:02 ET – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said there were 225 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, based on a three-day current average that is “at a level lower than the original.”
Although only a daily figure, the number of new infections is steadily declining across the country, which peaks at more than 3,100 new cases a day. The state announced an additional 109 deaths on Thursday, which “is stubborn on its way down,” Cuomo said.
The state has begun implementing its phased recovery plan in some regions that have met seven health indicators, such as declining hospitalizations and new cases, as well as sufficient hospital beds and testing capacity. He said Long Island and the mid-Hudson regions could start reopening next week if deaths continue to decline and sufficient contact tracking is established. –Noah Higgins-Dunn
Patients with coronavirus treated with hydroxychloroquine advertised by Trump are more likely to die, studies have found
12:51 pm ET – Hospitalized Covid-19 patients taking hydroxychloroquine have a 34% higher risk of death than those who have not been treated with it, according to a study published in The Lancet.
President Donald Trump is taking anti-malarial drugs on a daily basis, despite warnings from the Food and Drug Administration.
Berkeley Lovelace of CNBC reports that the study examined more than 96,000 patients in 671 hospitals worldwide. In addition, patients treated with hydroxychloroquine were found to have a 137% increased risk of developing severe cardiac arrhythmia. –Hannah Miller
The White House is beginning to embrace the idea of sending more money for relief
President Donald Trump spoke during the signing ceremony of the bill for H.R. 748, the CARES Act in the Oval Office of the White House on March 27, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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12:33 PM ET – The Trump administration is starting to sound much more comfortable with pushing out another round of money to relieve the coronavirus.
In the past two days, President Donald Trump and two of his economic advisers, Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin and Kevin Hassett, have said they believe there is another bailout bill. Trump said the government could take “another nice shot” at the stimulus.
As tens of millions of Americans lose their salaries, both Democrats and the White House seem to support another round of direct payments. Other issues, including state and municipal aid, the extension of enhanced unemployment benefits and the protection of business responsibility, may be more difficult to resolve if the main parties agree on another bill.
Formal talks on fiscal relief between the administration and Congress are stalled. The chamber will convene only part of next week, while the Senate will return by June 1 –Jacob Pramuk
Homeowners who did not initially need mortgage rescue services now rely on them
12:18 pm ET – A large number of homeowners who have entered mortgage repayment programs did not initially need bailouts, but are now doing so, according to Black Knight.
In April, nearly half of people who are patient are still making their monthly mortgage payments, but as of May 19, only 21% had paid, CNBC’s Diana Olick reported.
These figures could lead to a sharp rise in the country’s crime rate in May. –Hannah Miller
“Certain signs of recovery” in healthcare, says Medtronic’s chief executive
12:06 PM ET – Medtronic CEO Jeff Martha said that activity in the US healthcare sector is “slowing down” as cities and states remove restrictions on non-essential health procedures.
“We see specific signs of recovery happening right now,” Martha said in the Alley in the Square. “It will vary according to location. It will vary according to therapy.”
Many hospitals across the country stopped election procedures at the start of the pandemic to save space and personal protective equipment to fight Covid-19. The loss of revenue from these procedures has led many hospitals to lay off staff.
Medtronic reported its latest revenue on Thursday, showing a 26% drop in revenue from the previous year. –Jesse Pound
The pandemic disrupts routine vaccinations, putting 80 million children at risk
11:50 a.m. ET – At least 80 million babies could be exposed to life-threatening diseases as the pandemic disrupts routine immunizations in countries around the world, according to global health experts.
Of the 129 countries reporting data to global health officials, 53% reported that routine pediatric immunization services were moderately to severely disrupted or were suspended from March to April.
Many countries have also stopped vaccination campaigns designed to prevent other diseases such as cholera, measles, meningitis, polio, tetanus, typhoid fever and yellow fever due to the risk of transmitting Covid-19, they said. Polio and measles campaigns have been hit hardest, with measles campaigns suspended in 27 countries and polio campaigns suspended in 38 countries, according to the report. –Hannah Miller, Noah Higgins-Dunn
Some retailers see restaurants releasing costs from inspection incentives
Customers rush to buy toilet paper at the Target store during panic shopping. People stockpile food and personal care products in response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
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11:28 a.m. ET – Companies from Walmart to Wendy say they received a discount in April because Americans receive incentive checks from the federal government, but some warn that higher spending levels may not continue.
In profit talks this week, CEOs of Walmart, Target and Best Buy talked about improving costs as customers have extra money in their pockets. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said more people were buying discretionary items such as sporting goods, toys and TVs. Best Buy CEO Corie Barry said he had noticed a hit in games, computers and small appliances.
Even as companies described the effect of the incentive, they were reluctant to predict future sales and cost patterns. And some research shows that many Americans have invested money in savings or have already used it. –Melissa Repco, Lauren Feiner
The spread of the virus from the Midwest is growing
The vaccine could be ready by December, Faci said
10:08 a.m. ET – The White House’s best infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Foci, is on time for the vaccine to be ready in December. In January, Foci first said the vaccine could be ready in 12 to 18 months, and it doubled on Friday, telling NPR that “the schedule is still intact.”
However, Fowsey warned that it is difficult to calculate the timing of vaccines and that this is “never a promise”. The US government is partnering with biotechnology company Moderna to accelerate the development of its vaccine. Foci said regulators do not compromise on safety or “scientific integrity” to accelerate the development of the vaccine candidate. “The risk is for the investment,” he said, not for the patient. –Will Feyer
Restaurants create tables in the streets and parking lots to relieve the pain of coronavirus restrictions
The temporary outdoor dining tent Forbici Modern in Tampa, Florida.
Forbici Modern Italian
9:52 a.m. ET – From Tampa to Cincinnati to Boston, U.S. cities make it easier for restaurants to set up outdoor dining to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus.
Jeff Gigante, co-owner of Forbici Modern Italian in Tampa, said the Florida program was “a lifesaver for us.” Capacity constraints, while facilitating social distancing, are a challenge for the already low-margin restaurant business. Extending tables to streets, sidewalks and car parks is one way to add capacity while still complying with public health rules.
“If we continue our great renaissance as a city, we will have to open more streets and public spaces for restaurants or … they will not survive,” said Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley. – Kevin Stankevich
US carmakers fight recently diagnosed coronavirus cases among returning workers
Ford began resuming vehicle production in the United States on May 18, 2020, with new coronavirus safety protocols such as health assessments, personal protective equipment, and modifications to equipment to increase social distance.
9:46 a.m. ET – When carmakers reopen, they deal with production disruptions when employees become ill with coronavirus. At least three employees at Ford Motor’s plants in Illinois and Michigan tested positive for Covid-19 this week, prompting temporary factory exemptions for deep cleaning, CNBC’s Michael Wayland reported.
Even factories implement safety measures such as requiring employees to wear face masks and undergo temperature checks, they cannot dictate what employees do outside of work and still do not rely on mass testing of inspection workers. “Hannah Miller.”
Stocks are as flat as Wall Street grapples with rising tensions in the United States and China, a virus vaccine hopes
9:36 a.m. ET – Stocks opened up across the plain as tensions between China and the United States offset growing optimism about a potential coronavirus vaccine. The Dow Jones industrial average was 18 points or less than 0.1%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite also traded slightly.
Read stock market updates from CNBC’s Fred Imbert. “Melody Warner.”
Biden says he would make the Covid-19 vaccine free for everyone in the United States.
9:00 a.m. ET – Очевидният кандидат за демократи през 2020 г. Джо Байдън заяви пред CNBC, че ако той беше президент, коронавирусната ваксина ще бъде безплатна за всички в Съединените щати.
“Казвам ви какво, ако бъде намерен, бих се уверил, че всеки един човек в Америка може да получи ваксина, период, без никакви разходи”, каза Байдън пред “Squawk Box”.
“И бих направил същото с тестването в момента.” Бившият вицепрезидент изрази позицията си в здравеопазването в икономическо отношение, контрастирайки си с президента Доналд Тръмп, който настоява държавите бързо да отворят икономиките си.
“Всичко това говори за повторно отваряне – хората няма да отворят, докато нямат увереността да знаят, че ако се съберат заедно, няма да се разболеят”, каза Байдън.
Тръмп каза миналата седмица, че “разглежда” възможността да направи евентуална коронавирусна ваксина безплатно. – Кевин Бреунингер
В Африка се появяват нови случаи
Акциите на Moderna нарастват след коментарите на Fauci относно данните за ваксината Covid-19
Набиране на Оксфорд за разширени опити върху хора с ваксина
Никола Асфури | AFP | Гети изображения
7:06 ч. ET – AstraZeneca и Оксфордският университет обявиха планове за преместване на кандидата си за ваксина в изпитвания върху хора и вече започнаха да назначават до 10 260 възрастни и деца за следващата фаза на изпитванията, съобщиха от университета.
В четвъртък AstraZeneca обяви, че получава около 1,2 милиарда долара финансиране от САЩ за биомедицински разширени изследвания и развитие за ускоряване на развитието на потенциалната ваксина. Изпитванията над хора започнаха миналия месец с над 1000 доброволци в южната част на Англия. Не са публикувани данни за пробите.
Университетът заяви, че сега се назначава за изпитване на втора фаза, което ще включва възрастни и деца, за да се прецени дали имунният отговор варира в различните възрастови демографски групи. Фазата на три фаза ще оцени доколко ваксината действително защитава срещу инфекция от коронавирус.
„Скоростта, с която тази нова ваксина е преминала в клинични изпитвания в късен стадий, е свидетелство за новаторските научни изследвания на Оксфорд“, каза изпълнителният директор на AstraZeneca Mene Pangalos. – Ще бъде Feuer
Индия отчита най-голямото увеличение за един ден в случаите
Работещите мигранти застават на опашка за медицински преглед, след като стигнат до карантинния център в родния си град Аллахабад, по време на правителството наложи общо блокиране като приоритетна мярка срещу вируса на корона COVID-19 в Аллахабад, Индия на 27 април 2020 г.
Ritesh Shukla | NurPhoto чрез Getty Images
7:00 ч. ET – Индийското здравно министерство съобщи, че страната е регистрирала най-високия си еднодневен скок от нови инфекции от началото на пандемията.
Страната с приблизително 1,3 милиарда души отчете общо над 118 000 случая в петък, което е приблизително 5% увеличение спрямо данните в четвъртък.
Към днешна дата Индия е регистрирала 3583 смъртни случая поради вируса, според здравното министерство. – Сам Мередит
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