After months of battling the devastating Covid-19 epidemic – in which more than 500 people were killed daily at the peak in the city, Big Apple has officially returned to business. Monday marked the first phase of New York’s four-part reconstruction plan, when manufacturers and the construction industry returned to work.
“This is a triumphant moment for New Yorkers who have fought back against the disease,” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “My message is to abide by it.”
Although successes in curbing new infections in Europe and Asia suggest that it is possible to keep the virus at bay, disease experts still warn that some degree of social distance will have to remain in place until the vaccine is available.
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Q: When will the Covid-19 vaccine be available to the public?
No one is sure yet, but the goal is sometime in early 2021. Vaccines developing around the world are in various stages of testing. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he is confident one of the vaccine candidates will be proven safe and effective by the first quarter of 2021. But it is unclear which candidate shows the greatest promise to date. Holly Yan collapses where we stop to get vaccinated
– from development challenges to the dangers posed by the accelerated process
, companies trying to implement immunization and how effective it could be.
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WHAT IS IMPORTANT TODAY
It has been confirmed: the American economy has entered a recession
The U.S. officially entered a recession in February 2020
, thus ending the longest spread recorded as the coronavirus epidemic halted economic activity. Despite the fall, U.S. stocks have risen
, wiping out losses in 2020 as investors in the U.S. economy recover rapidly from the pandemic.
But China paints a different picture
the road ahead. The first country to be affected by the virus – and seemingly tamed – is still trying to dig itself out of a steep economic downturn more than a month after reopening.
And while more countries are returning to work, the financial impact of the coronavirus is not possible The World Bank predicts that the globe will have the deepest recession in 80 years
, contracting 5.2% in 2020.
Stops have prevented 60 million cases in the United States
If large-scale suspension arrangements – such as ordering people to stay home and closing schools – are not implemented from the start of the pandemic to early April in the U.S., there would be approximately 60 million more coronavirus infections nationwide, new research
suggests. The researchers also examined the impact of measures in China, South Korea, Italy, Iran and France, which they estimated prevented a total of 500 million infections in combination with the United States.
Although the research did not include an analysis of Covid-19 deaths, a separate study also released yesterday investigated tolls in Europe. That study from Imperial College London concluded that locking measures in Western European countries had prevented about 3.1 million deaths by early May.
The coronavirus has come to California several times
a new genetic study
suggests that the coronavirus has been transmitted to California several times by travelers, and that the state has missed several opportunities to stop further spread by seeking contacts.
It’s a small analysis, but it helps to paint a picture of how several cases can turn into a pandemic – and how rapid action can stop the spread.
Asymptomatic spread “seems rare”
The spread of Covid-19 by someone who shows no symptoms seems rare, said Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical guide to responding to coronavirus. yesterday a media briefing in Geneva
Van Kerkhove also said that asymptomatic cases of Covid-19 appear to be often cases of mild disease.
ON OUR RADAR
- Universal Orlando in Florida has cautiously reopened its measures, and measures of social distance have been implemented in its theme park. But will people come back?
- Canada will facilitate border measures for immediate family members and permanent residents, including those who attempted to enter from the United States. But there is still a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
- More than 50,000 people have now died in the UK after contracting Covid-19, according to the respective national statistical offices of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- Corovirus cases in India continue to rise, The biggest one-day jump in reported infections coincided with the “Unlock 1” reopening phase on Monday.
- An oil giant BP has announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs in the world; the company says it needs to cut costs due to falling oil prices caused by falling demand due to the pandemic.
- For fearless tourists who are ready – and legally capable – to go on a trip, or locals looking for accommodation, luxury hotels in Asia offer stellar deals.
Take care of yourself. In the midst of a relentless pandemic, protracted setbacks and mass protests against racism, this may be your last thing. But in times of unrest and insecurity, establishing a routine wellness is more important than ever before. And while you’re stuck at home, it’s a good time to start. Health experts say it’s important to create a manageable routine that you can stick to as part of your lifestyle – not something overly ambitious that you can’t stand. One way to do this is to start small and build on it while you feel comfortable. Lisa Drayer has these tips
for successful rituals you can practice from morning to evening.
“Wearing glasses on the fly can’t hurt, especially if it can keep you from touching your eyes, which is a big problem.” – CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta
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