“What’s at stake is the increased chance that someone close to you will get sick and then be hospitalized and die around the holidays,” said Henry Walk, CDC manager at Covid-19.
As the United States tries to pass Thanksgiving coronavirus unscathed, Europe is already worried about Christmas.
“It’s a small signal, but it’s still a signal,” Kluge said.
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Question: Is it still safe to go to the gym?
When Virginia entered Phase 2 of the resumption in June and the gyms were allowed to reopen, Minnick consulted with one of its members – a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech – for help to make the facility safe. Lindsay Mar, who joined 460 Fitness about two years ago, has experience in airborne virus transmission, air quality and nanotechnology.
Among the measures she introduced: Opening bay doors around the facility, training stations located 10 feet apart, no sharing equipment, no travel to the gym and a carbon dioxide monitor to monitor indoor levels – a good indicator whether viruses accumulate in the air.
WHAT IS IMPORTANT TODAY
Europe has prevented the collapse of Covid – this is what the United States can learn
Covid-19 is spreading faster than ever in the United States, with hospitals in some states operating at capacity. America is now in the same situation as France, Belgium and the Czech Republic last month, when rapidly growing infections put their health systems on the brink of collapse.
“By no means is what we have done in Europe perfect, these governments are probably reacting a little slowly, but at least they are reacting, doing what they can to make sure that health services are not overloaded … and I think this is clearly what is needed in the United States, “said an expert and scientific adviser to the UK government.
The first White House briefing in months presents two different realities
Dr Birks, a former senior member of the task force, said he was traveling around the country trying to encourage governors and other state and local leaders to take steps to stop the virus from spreading, repeatedly urging people to wear masks – and wearing yourself during the briefing. But it has mixed results at best – including contacting the Trump administration itself.
In a drastically different tone, Vice President Mike Pence offered a far more rosy assessment of the American pandemic, saying the United States “has never been better prepared” to deal with the virus as it spoke out against the need to block and shut down schools across the country. .
The WHO says that remdezivir should not be used in hospitalized patients with Covid
The new WHO update comes about a month after Gilead Sciences, the maker of remdezivir, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration had approved the drug to treat a coronavirus infection. Remdezivir became the first coronavirus treatment to receive FDA approval. On Thursday, the FDA approved the emergency use of a combination of remdezivir and the rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib to treat suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Remdezivir may have received FDA approval but not a WHO recommendation due to emerging research, said Dr. Amesh Adalya, a senior scientist at the John Hopkins Health Security Center who is not involved in the WHO leadership. Initially, studies showed some benefit against Covid-19, but with the accumulation of more data, this seems to change.
ON OUR RADAR
- U.S. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin is pulling the pole to fund the emergency Federal Reserve as the pandemic continues to rage across America.
- Supervisors at a meat plant in Tyson, Iowa, are betting on how many workers will be infected with Covid-19, although they deny knowledge of the virus’s spread, according to new allegations in a lawsuit against the company and some employees.
- A major coronavirus epidemic aboard a destroyed U.S. Navy missile destroyer has spread to nearly a quarter of the ship’s 300 crews, according to two U.S. Navy officials.
- Mexico has surpassed 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 – making it the fourth country to reach the dark stage, after the United States, Brazil and India.
- South Australia will lift its six-day lock on Saturday – days earlier than originally planned – after health authorities found that a man had lied to contact tracking staff.
- Japan has registered another daily maximum of Covid-19 cases, but the government says no state of emergency is needed.
Public health experts are adamant that you should not travel for Thanksgiving or celebrate with people outside your immediate household. But it’s still hard to thwart the tradition – especially when it means saying no to your family.
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