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  1. #161
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gharib Aadmi View Post
    Trump is right. The country needs to reopen asap. This is not sustainable for much longer. If the lock down continues millions of people will lose there jobs. Small business will be devastated, maybe to the point of no return.
    Some reports unemployment may be hitting ~30%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Some reports unemployment may be hitting ~30%
    We wont have an economy if people get sick and there are no hospitals left. Can you imagine someone going to a restaurant or public place knowing if they get the germs they might only 2 weeks left. 15-20% of the people need hospitalization, and its not just the old. US wasted too much time because of our idiot president and his worshippers spreading wrong info. We shoulda went into a countrywide lockdown when we realized how many cases were emerging when testing finally caught up. The chinese and rest of east asia are winning because they took cohesive national action. As much as I hate to say it, this has exposed US's achilles heel, I just don't know how we come out of this without losing millions of people and severe economic recession. Very sad situation.

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    The US has almost 70,000 confirmed cases - after an increase of more than 10,000 in one day

    At least 1,050 people with the virus have died in the US

    But New York state reports some good news, with figures "almost too good to be true"
    Last edited by MenInG; 26th March 2020 at 10:56.


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    Largest economic stimulus in US history passes Senate

    As we mentioned, the US Senate has overwhelmingly backed the $2tn (£1.7tn) coronavirus disaster aid bill. It is the largest economic stimulus in US history.

    The vote was delayed by a last-minute row between Republican and Democratic senators over unemployment benefits.

    The plan includes direct payments of $1,200 to most American adults and aid to help small businesses pay workers.

    The Senate unanimously approved the bill with a 96-0 vote. It now moves on to the House of Representatives. It's expected to pass the House on Friday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Largest economic stimulus in US history passes Senate

    As we mentioned, the US Senate has overwhelmingly backed the $2tn (£1.7tn) coronavirus disaster aid bill. It is the largest economic stimulus in US history.

    The vote was delayed by a last-minute row between Republican and Democratic senators over unemployment benefits.

    The plan includes direct payments of $1,200 to most American adults and aid to help small businesses pay workers.

    The Senate unanimously approved the bill with a 96-0 vote. It now moves on to the House of Representatives. It's expected to pass the House on Friday.
    Earlier we reported that the US Senate had unanimously passed a $2tn (£1.7tn) coronavirus disaster aid bill. It's the largest economic stimulus in American history - if signed into law, it will impact millions of Americans and all manner of businesses. But what is actually in the bill?

    American adults with a salary of up to $75,000 a year will be sent cheques for $1,200. The payments will be less for those making over $75,000 - the cap is set at $99,000 per person, or $198,000 for couples

    A $500 billion lending program will be established for businesses, cities and states

    Another $367 billion will go towards an employee retention fund for small businesses

    A further $17 billion is earmarked to help companies deemed crucial for national security

    The airline industry - which has taken heavy losses - will be the biggest recipient of the bill. Passenger airlines qualify for $25bn in loans, and another $25bn in grants. Cargo carriers will be eligible for another $8bn, divided between loans and grants

    Roughly $100bn will be given for assistance to hospitals


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    A 36-year-old man has been killed in a confrontation with FBI agents after allegedly planning to attack a hospital in Missouri with a vehicle bomb.

    Timothy Wilson was a "potentially violent extremist" with a record of expressing racial and religious hatred and anti-government sentiment, the FBI said.

    He considered several targets, including a school with a large population of black students, a synagogue and a mosque, NBC News reports, quoting FBI officials.

    He finally settled on a hospital to cause "maximum casualties", given "the current health crisis", the FBI said. He took "the necessary steps to acquire materials needed to build an explosive device".

    Wilson, who was armed, was fatally wounded when FBI agents tried to arrest him on Tuesday in the Missouri town of Belton as he arrived to pick up what he thought was a "vehicle-borne improvised explosive device". "There was no actual bomb," the FBI added

    The alleged bomb plotter was "apparently frustrated with local government action to stop the spread of coronavirus", according to NBC News.


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    The United States has registered more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths as the country confirmed more than 69,000 cases.

    The US Senate passed a sweeping $2 trillion measure to aid workers, businesses, and the healthcare system. It has gone back to the lower house for approval.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JaDed View Post
    Yup.. how is that enough in States? Un employ insurance makes sense..

    Exactly its unprecedented what has happened.
    In NYC it's not even a third of the rent so nothing really but outside the 2 to 3 big cities this is a pretty good amount a lil more than the rent and I am not including kids payment so with that it could be a good amount

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    The number of Americans filing for unemployment has surged to a record high as the economy goes into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Nearly 3.3 million people registered to claim jobless benefits for the week ended 21 March, according to Department of Labor data.

    That is nearly five times more than the previous record of 695,000 set in 1982.

    The rush overwhelmed many state offices handling the claims and signalled an abrupt end to a decade of expansion.

    The shift comes as officials in states across the country close restaurants, bars, cinemas, hotels and gyms in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Car firms have halted production and air travel has fallen dramatically. According to economists, a fifth of the US workforce is on some form of lockdown.

    Analysts said the situation could be even worse than the data currently shows, noting the reports of jammed call lines and crashing state websites. Some kinds of workers, such as people working part-time, do not qualify.

    "I've been writing about the US economy ... since 1996, and this is the single worst data point I've seen, by far," said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist of Pantheon Economics.

    Nationally, the figures are nearly five times higher than the worst point of the 2008 financial crisis.

    In Illinois, weekly jobless claims increased 10-fold. They more than quintupled in New York and more than tripled in California, which were among the earliest and biggest states to impose restrictions. The effects were even more dramatic in smaller states.

    While some retailers, such as Walmart and Amazon, have announced plans to hire, economists said that will not make up for the jobs lost. As incomes evaporate, the economic damage is likely to snowball, since consumer spending accounts for the majority of the US economy.

    "Once the risks around the virus pass, it will not be just easy to flip the switch and employment returns to pre-crisis levels," Joseph Brusuelas, chief economist at RSM wrote on Twitter. "That is not how this is going to work and will require more aid."

    In Washington, Congress is expected to pass a more than $2tn (£1.7tn) stimulus bill, which includes direct payments of $1,200 (£999) to adults, an expansion of unemployment benefits, and financing for affected industries, such as airlines. The Federal Reserve has also taken unprecedented steps to shore up the economy.

    But even with such action, a sharp economic contraction is inevitable, analysts said. Lower income workers are particularly vulnerable, as the lockdown forces retailers, fast food outlets and other low wage employers to cut back or close.

    Mr Shepherson said he expects to see the unemployment rate increase to at least 6.5% shortly - nearly double the prior rate - and continue to accelerate in future months.

    "Fed action and fiscal measures can only ameliorate the pain and we remain worried that the latter aren't yet on a sufficient scale," Mr Shepherdson wrote.

    The US unemployment rate in February was hovering near historic lows at 3.5%. As recently as three weeks ago, the number of jobless claims was only about 210,000 and President Donald Trump was trumpeting the labour market's health on Twitter.

    Mr Trump, who has made the strength of the economy his political calling card, recently said he wants to loosen restrictions on activity as early as next month.

    However, state and local officials worried about the rise in cases may decide not to follow the federal government as the number of cases continues to rise. The US had more than 69,000 cases as of Thursday.

    In a television interview on Thursday, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said "the first order of business will be to get the spread of the virus under control and then resume economic activity".

    "The sooner we get through this period and get the virus under control, the sooner the recovery can come...We know that economic activity will decline probably substantially in the second quarter but I think many expect and I would expect economic activity to resume and move back up in the second half of the year," he said.

    The latest US unemployment numbers were predicted to be catastrophic. The actual total, 3.3 million, turned out to be even worse than expected.

    The record-breaking amount reflects a US economy put into deep-freeze almost overnight. The government-ordered shutdown hasn't just shuttered businesses temporarily, it has vaporised the jobs of millions of Americans - many of whom are the particularly vulnerable hourly service workers who live paycheque to paycheque.

    The stock market free-fall and early reports of layoffs foreshadowed Thursday's grim news, prompting Congress to craft its largest-ever aid package, which passed the US Senate on Wednesday night. The test now will be whether the multi-trillion-dollar relief will do enough, quickly enough, to stanch the bleeding.

    What's clear at this point, however, is the physical disease that is afflicting tens of thousands of Americans and growing will be accompanied by an economic ailment that adversely affects the lives of millions.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52050426


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    USA's number might have increased a lot in the past few days but that's actually a pretty good thing. It doesn't mean so many people got infected in the past few days. It actually means there were a lot of people with the virus who were under the radar and undetected. Yes Trump moronically downplayed the virus few weeks ago but this drastic increase in numbers mean they are testing a lot which is the way to go.

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    Coronavirus: Mexicans demand crackdown on Americans crossing the border

    Mexican protesters have shut a US southern border crossing amid fears that untested American travellers will spread coronavirus.

    Residents in Sonora, south of the US state of Arizona, have promised to block traffic into Mexico for a second day after closing a checkpoint for hours on Wednesday.

    They wore face masks and held signs telling Americans to "stay at home".

    Mexico has fewer than 500 confirmed Covid-19 cases and the US over 65,000.

    The border is supposed to be closed to all except "essential" business, but protesters said there has been little enforcement and no testing by authorities.

    The blockade was led by members of a Sonora-based group, Health and Life, who called for medical testing to be done on anyone who crosses from the US into Mexico.

    Jose Luis Hernandez, a group member, told the Arizona Republic: "There are no health screenings by the federal government to deal with this pandemic. That's why we're here in Nogales. We've taken this action to call on the Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to act now."

    The Mexican president has been criticised for his response to the pandemic, as has US President Donald Trump.

    Mr Hernandez said the Wednesday demonstrations were a "first warning" to Mr Lopez Obrador, popularly known by his initials, Amlo.

    The group has called for enforcement of the crossing ban on all US or Mexican citizens for tourism or medical reasons, including those who cross the border every day to attend school or work in the US.

    Authorities must also conduct medical testing on Mexicans deported from the US, they said.

    The group have vowed to block the DeConcini checkpoint again after shutting it down on Wednesday afternoon.

    President Trump has made cutting the number of people crossing the border from Mexico into the US a centrepiece of his administration. He blames border-crossers from the south for bringing economic and social problems into the US.

    He announced last week that the frontier was to close due to coronavirus.

    Across the border, Arizona has recorded over 400 infections and has reported one Covid-19 case in every county bordering Mexico, according to the Republic. The US has the third highest number of recorded infections from the coronavirus in the world.

    Sonora has only recorded four cases state-wide. The first case was confirmed on 16 March as an elderly man who had recently returned from the US.

    Amlo has been criticised at home and abroad for his slow response to the pandemic and his willingness to continue attending rallies, shaking hands and kissing babies, while much of the world has begun to shelter in their homes.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52053656


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    With 233 deaths in last 24 hours, USA is now emerging as a hotspot for this virus.

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    New York state coronavirus deaths spiked to 385, with 100 new deaths recorded in a single day as Governor Andrew Cuomo warned residents on Thursday that the state's situation was increasingly dire. The death toll surged to more than 1,000 nationwide in the United States.

    New York had 37,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday morning. This was an increase of nearly 6,500 cases from the night before.

    "Almost any scenario that is realistic will overwhelm the current capacity of the healthcare system," Cuomo said during the briefing.

    The peak of the virus is expected to hit the US in about two or three weeks. Cuomo previously projected New York would need roughly 110,000 hospital beds, but now says the state would as many as 140,000.

    The governor also called for increased efforts to produce ventilators, necessary medical tools to deal with severe cases of COVID-19.

    Makeshift morgues

    While most patients with severe cases of COVID-19 need ventilators for three or four days, some have needed them for up to 30 days, according to reports.

    "We do have people who have been on for quite a period of time," Cuomo said. "The longer stays without recovery lead to a higher death rate."

    Cuomo said he was considering more drastic measures to contain the spread of the virus, including the closure of main thoroughfares in New York City, as well as certain parks and playgrounds. He has repeatedly called for increase support from the federal government.

    New York morgues

    Of the total confirmed cases, 5,327 people, or about 14 percent, have been hospitalised and 1,290, or 3.4 percent, are in intensive care units, according to local media outlet Syracuse.com.

    "We always said this is not going to be over quickly," Cuomo said. "I understand people are tired, but I also understand that people in this situation are stepping up to the plate and doing phenomenal work."

    Public health officials in the city hunted down beds and medical equipment and called for more doctors and nurses.

    A makeshift morgue was set up outside Bellevue Hospital, and the city's police, their ranks dwindling as more fall ill, were told to patrol nearly empty streets to enforce social distancing.

    'Reckless' relief package

    In a recognition of the scale of the threat, the US Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and healthcare systems.

    But Cuomo warned the economic toll of the coronavirus outbreak will be dramatic in New York, and castigated federal officials for what he called a failure to address lost revenue in their $2.2 trillion relief package.

    “The Congressional action, in my opinion, simply failed to address the governmental need,” he said. “I find it irresponsible. I find it reckless.”

    Cuomo said the outbreak creates a “double whammy” of increased state costs and lost revenue of up to $15bn as businesses shutter and workers are laid off. The governor said the state will have to adjust its budget plan for the fiscal year beginning April 1 because revenue figures are so uncertain.

    While the relief plan before Congress would send $5bn for COVID-19-related expenses, Cuomo said the larger issue is lost revenue.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...161739853.html


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    Long, white, rectangular-shaped trucks are parked outside of Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan and Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. The trucks are refrigerated morgues, last used after the 9/11 attacks. Now they are ready for the pandemic, providing a place for bodies if the city morgues fill up.

    There are more than 21,000 cases of the virus in the city and, as New York state governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday, the number of those in hospitals increased by 40% in the past 24 hours.

    In addition to deploying the trucks, New York officials are turning to the federal government for help.

    The New York officials, as well as those from North Carolina and Hawaii, have asked Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) for “emergency mortuary assistance”, according to Politico.



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    The US has become the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, which says it now has overtaken China with 82,404 confirmed cases.

    Frightening numbers.



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    Looming catastrophe in the US. Can't but help feel for the medical staff that are going to be dealing with the full brunt of the virus, especially in NYC.

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    Today US surpassed China as total number of people affected by corona.... This is what arrogance gets you.


    Mein inko rolaonga

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Today US surpassed China as total number of people affected by corona.... This is what arrogance gets you.
    What about two times the arrogance, apparently we might not even have lockdown coz Sir Donald wants it to be over by Easter?

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    As I travel through the USA, i see tons of people not giving a hoot about safety precautions. They arent wearing any gloves in public places, heck i have seen some really unhygenic practices in these times which could be fatal. (My job requires me to legally travel before I get questioned that why are you on the move). Its no surprise USA is seeing massive upturn in their curve/cases. They with all their might/power/ability will get crippled worse than Italy at the moment. All the other nations like Ind/Pak will also (God forbid) have crippling effects, as not much tests are taking place to begin with. Once tests take place we will see the reality of things, right now all the numbers are of selective/available data.

    imo, Trump missed the boat here big time, and public will turn on him...

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    Talking to colleagues in China here's their situation: Everyone's temperature gets monitored when they enter building and all employees temperature reading has to get uploaded to government database. At their apartment there is a guard that monitors everyones temperature, residents must also monitor their temperatures and upload to govt database and that needs to be done by everyone (atleast for the city they are in). This is the level of commitment required to defeat this virus and coordination that needs to come from the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjahmed23 View Post
    Talking to colleagues in China here's their situation: Everyone's temperature gets monitored when they enter building and all employees temperature reading has to get uploaded to government database. At their apartment there is a guard that monitors everyones temperature, residents must also monitor their temperatures and upload to govt database and that needs to be done by everyone (atleast for the city they are in). This is the level of commitment required to defeat this virus and coordination that needs to come from the top.
    Only in commie China can this happen it's hard to do in Democracies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigboii View Post
    Only in commie China can this happen it's hard to do in Democracies
    That’s the irony. China will get over this problem that they have created because they don’t give two hoots about human rights. They will come and lock down you in your house it they even feel that you have any symptoms.

    The rest of the world doesn’t function like that and will suffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigboii View Post
    Only in commie China can this happen it's hard to do in Democracies
    So are we going to see the great plaque happen again? With the way things are going commies will easily win this battle. How long can we go like this? We have to be realistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjahmed23 View Post
    So are we going to see the great plaque happen again? With the way things are going commies will easily win this battle. How long can we go like this? We have to be realistic.
    I am not picking sides but with our system we are great with other things but not this and also if people's civil liberties are taken where will it stop it can set a bad precedent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigboii View Post
    I am not picking sides but with our system we are great with other things but not this and also if people's civil liberties are taken where will it stop it can set a bad precedent
    This is a national emergency, a war, in time of war anything goes and you protect national interests. We are still not taking it seriously, the states are literally competing with each other for ppe and critical health care equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjahmed23 View Post
    We are still not taking it seriously, the states are literally competing with each other for ppe and critical health care equipment.
    And why would they be busy competing with one another if we were not taking it seriously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjahmed23 View Post
    So are we going to see the great plaque happen again? With the way things are going commies will easily win this battle. How long can we go like this? We have to be realistic.
    You'll need a great dentist for that I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzi View Post
    You'll need a great dentist for that I reckon.
    Wth he obviously meant plague

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    The US now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country, with more than 85,500 positive tests.

    According to the latest figures collated by Johns Hopkins University, the US has overtaken China (81,782 cases) and Italy (80,589).

    But with almost 1,300 Covid-19-related fatalities, the US death toll lags behind China (3,291) and Italy (8,215).

    The grim milestone came as President Donald Trump predicted the nation would get back to work "pretty quickly".


    How did the White House react?

    Asked about the latest figures at a White House briefing on Thursday afternoon, President Trump said it was "a tribute to the amount of testing that we're doing".

    Vice-President Mike Pence said coronavirus tests were now available in all 50 states and more than 552,000 tests had been conducted nationwide.


    Trump says US tested more than S Korea - is he right?

    Mr Trump also cast doubt on the figures coming out of Beijing, telling reporters: "You don't know what the numbers are in China."

    But later, he tweeted that he had had a "very good conversation" with China's President Xi Jinping.

    "China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the Virus. We are working closely together. Much respect!" President Trump said.


    Does the president still hope to ease restrictions?

    Mr Trump has set a much-criticised goal of Easter Sunday, 12 April, for reopening the country. That plan seemed to gather impetus on Thursday as it emerged an unprecedented 3.3 million Americans have been laid off because of the virus.


    Record number of Americans file for unemployment

    At Thursday's briefing, he said: "They [the American people] have to go back to work, our country has to go back, our country is based on that and I think it's going to happen pretty quickly.

    "We may take sections of our country, we may take large sections of our country that aren't so seriously affected and we may do it that way."

    He added: "A lot of people misinterpret when I say go back - they're going to be practising as much as you can social distancing, and washing your hands and not shaking hands and all of the things we talked about."

    He promised more details next week.


    What could he be planning?

    In a letter to state governors on Thursday, Mr Trump said his team plans to release federal social distancing guidelines that may advise some regions to loosen restrictions.

    Mr Trump wrote of a "long battle ahead" and said "robust" testing protocols might allow some counties to lift their safeguards against the coronavirus.

    He said the "new guidelines" would create low, medium and high risk zones that would allow the government to advise on "maintaining, increasing, or relaxing social distancing and other mitigation measures they have put in place".

    On Thursday night, Mr Trump phoned in to Fox News host Sean Hannity's programme and said he believed Iowa, Idaho, Nebraska and parts of Texas could reopen earlier than other states.

    The plan emerged as new research on Thursday estimated Covid-19-related deaths in the US could top 80,000 over the coming four months - even if people observe strict social distancing.

    As many as 2,300 patients could be dying every day by April, according to the study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington's School of Medicine.


    What's the reaction?

    The Republican president's get-back-to-work goal found unexpected support on Thursday from a prominent Democrat.

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said statewide quarantine orders may not have been the best approach to coronavirus.

    "Young people then quarantined with older people was probably not the best public health strategy," he told a press conference, "because the younger people could have been exposing the older people to an infection."

    Mr Cuomo said a better way forward might be a "get-back-to-work strategy" in tandem with a public health strategy.

    Public health experts on the White House task force have demurred when asked about reopening the country by Easter, suggesting the timeline should be "very flexible".


    Can the president order everyone back to work?

    No. On 16 March, he set a 15-day period to slow down the spread of Covid-19 by urging all Americans to drastically scale back their public interactions.

    But those guidelines were voluntary and did not amount to a national order.

    The US Constitution makes clear states have the power for maintaining public order and safety, which scholars say means it is the responsibility of governors to decide when virus-related restrictions get lifted.

    Currently 21 US states have told residents to stay in their homes or ordered the closure of non-essential businesses in order to contain the pandemic.


    What's happening elsewhere in the US?

    In the coronavirus hot zone of New York City, more than 6,400 emergency medical calls were placed over 24 hours on Tuesday, surpassing the total from the 9/11 attacks
    Mark Blum, an actor who starred in Desperately Seeking Susan and Crocodile Dundee, has died aged 69 with coronavirus, says the Screen Actors Guild
    Canada slammed a US proposal to deploy troops on their joint border to help fight the virus - the deputy prime minister said it would be "damaging to our relationship"
    A supermarket in Pennsylvania said it had to destroy more than $35,000 worth of food after a woman intentionally coughed all over it in a coronavirus prank
    According to the San Francisco Chronicle, coyotes are roaming the empty streets of the California city, after residents withdrew indoors to limit the virus' spread

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52056586


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    Canada attacks 'damaging' Trump plan to deploy troops at border

    Canada on Thursday slammed a U.S. proposal to deploy troops along their undefended border to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, saying the idea was unnecessary and would damage relations.


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    Criminal negligence. What a scumbag.
    Last edited by Abdullah719; 27th March 2020 at 19:07.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzi View Post
    You'll need a great dentist for that I reckon.
    Haha i meant plague.

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    Latest USA Coronavirus statistics:

    Total cases:
    93,329
    Deaths:
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    Recovered:
    2,424

    Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/.


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    ==

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday called on New Yorkers to “kick coronavirus’ ***” as the state braces for the anticipated “apex” of the crisis in three weeks.

    The call to arms came as Cuomo said the state’s death toll from the disease had reached 519, and would continue to rise because the prognosis for the most seriously sick victims was so grim.

    “We go out there today and we kick coronavirus’ ***, that’s what I say, and we’re gonna save lives and New York is going to thank you,” Cuomo declared during a news conference at Manhattan’s Javits Center.

    Cuomo said he would ask President Trump later Friday “if he will authorize another four temporary hospitals for us,” so there can be one each in all five boroughs, as well as Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties.

    Cuomo also said he was even considering converting the swank New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge hotel for use as an emergency medical facility.

    The four sites that will go to Trump for approval are the Brooklyn cruise terminal, Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, the New York Expo Center in The Bronx and the College of Staten Island, he said.

    The state has already received permission — and work is underway — to put a total of 4,000 hospital beds at the Javits Center in Manhattan, SUNY Old Westbury in Nassau, Stonybrook in Suffolk and the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

    The state is also desperately collecting N95 respirators, protective gowns, coveralls and ventilators.

    “We want to do everything we can to be ready for that increased capacity that could hit us in 21 days,” Cuomo said.

    “We’re creating a stockpile of this equipment so if and when the apex hits, we can deploy equipment from the stockpile to whatever region of the state or whatever hospital needs it.”

    But Cuomo also warned that the state had yet to suffer its worst losses from the deadly pandemic.

    “That is going to continue to go up, and that is the worst possible news that I could tell the people in the state of New York,” Cuomo said.

    “The longer you are on a ventilator, the less likely you are going to come off that ventilator.”

    He added, “It’s bad news, it’s tragic news, it’s the worst news — but it’s not unexpected news, either.”

    https://nypost.com/2020/03/27/corona...ary-hospitals/


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    The US Congress has passed its largest-ever financial stimulus package, worth $2tn (£1.7tn), as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

    The House of Representatives passed the bill two days after the Senate. President Trump says he will sign it.

    On Wednesday the number of Americans filing for unemployment surged to a record high of 3.3 million people.

    The US has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country, with more than 86,000 positive tests.

    Earlier on Friday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced eight temporary hospitals to meet an expected surge in cases.

    Live updates from around the world
    He said 519 people had died in the state - the worst-hit in the US - and there were 44,635 confirmed cases.

    What happened in Congress?

    Democrats and Republicans in the Democratic-led House approved the stimulus package by voice vote following a three-hour debate

    "Our nation faces an economic and health emergency of historic proportions due to the coronavirus pandemic, the worst pandemic in over 100 years," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

    Members of the House had been ready to conduct the vote at their homes but were forced to return to Washington at the last minute after a Republican Representative from Kentucky demanded a quorum of half the chamber be present.

    Thomas Massie - who objected to the stimulus package saying it contained too much spending - also sought to delay proceedings by demanding a formal recorded vote, as opposed to a voice vote, but was overruled.

    Mr Trump vented his fury at Mr Massie on Twitter, calling him a "third-rate grandstander" and demanding that he be thrown out of the Republican party.

    What is in the stimulus package?

    It is designed to enable direct payments to individuals and companies whose livelihoods and businesses have been affected by the pandemic.

    It includes $500bn for the worst-affected industries and $290bn for payments of up to $3,000 to millions of families.

    There is also $350bn for loans to small businesses, $250bn for unemployment aid and at least $100bn for hospitals and medical expenditure.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52070718


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    At some U.S. hospitals, drugs, catheters, oxygen tanks run low

    It’s not just protective facemasks that are in short supply: health workers in U.S. hospitals are reporting dwindling stocks of drugs, catheters and other medical miscellany vital for caring for a surge in patients stricken by the coronavirus outbreak.

    Marney Gruber, a doctor who works in emergency rooms around New York City, said a number of commonly used medications are in short supply, and at least one hospital had run out of central line kits, which are used to administer drugs to patients in intensive care.

    “Never ever before have I heard of that being an issue,” Gruber said in an interview on Friday. “These are staples in emergency medicine and ICUs. These are your bread and butter, truly, your very basic essentials.”

    Hospitals have quickly begun to strain under the surge as the city has become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. At least 366 people have died in the city from the virus this month, and more than 4,700 people have been hospitalized.

    The drugs running low include midazolam and fentanyl, both of which can be used to sedate patients whose lungs have been damaged by the new virus and need a mechanical ventilator to function, Gruber said.

    The hospitals are also short on Levophed, which treats low blood pressure and heart problems, and Albuterol inhalers, which normally treat asthma but appear to help those suffering from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus.

    In addition to ventilators, some hospitals are running out of oxygen tanks, Gruber said. Patients normally only use the tanks when being transported from one part of the hospital to another, but with wall-mounted oxygen units all taken, doctors have been hooking COVID-19 patients up to the tanks in intensive care unit rooms.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKBN21E3J7

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    Trump to meet next week on next steps for virus battle, says U.S. to make 100,000 ventilators

    President Donald Trump said on Friday that he would meet advisers early next week to discuss the next steps in fighting the coronavirus and the possibility of opening the U.S. economy, and said the United States would produce 100,000 ventilators in 100 days.

    Trump named White House aide Peter Navarro to coordinate production of the Defense Production Act, which the president invoked on Friday to require General Motors Co to build ventilators for coronavirus patients.

    “We’re going to make a lot of ventilators,” Trump said, pledging to take care of U.S. needs while also helping other countries.

    Trump said there was a good chance the United States would not need so many ventilators to fight the coronavirus outbreak and hoped there would be “leftovers.”

    Trump has been advocating for tough restrictions on people and businesses to be loosened at least in some areas of the country in an effort to get the economy humming again by Easter on April 12.

    On Friday he seemed to shift his tone, however, saying the priorities were life, safety and then the economy. He did not mention a deadline.

    Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday that advisers would be giving Trump recommendations over the weekend on next steps. The White House on March 16 put in place recommendations to tackle the coronavirus by encouraging people not to gather in groups of larger than 10 people, avoid dining at restaurants and bars, and to school their children at home.

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    USA has reached over 100k confirmed cases. 2500 of them have recovered so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirris View Post
    USA has reached over 100k confirmed cases. 2500 of them have recovered so far.
    Very low percentage of recoveries. Hope this gets better.

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    Have no words for utter stupidity that is happening in States right now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JaDed View Post
    Have no words for utter stupidity that is happening in States right now.
    Specifically which ones?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    Specifically which ones?
    Population Not taking it seriously.. i can see from
    window so many cars on the road!.. and Trump wants to open everything by Easter.

    The exponential rise is scary as hell, even the deaths are rising, Pizza hut ,Dominos plans to hire 30 k people lol coz all delivery restaurants are open.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bus...k-2020-3%3Famp

    Also as per CNN clinical trials for drugs are not really going as planned..

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    US President Donald Trump has ordered General Motors to make ventilators for coronavirus patients after attacking the car giant's chief executive.

    He invoked the Korean War-era Defense Production Act, which allows a president to force companies to make products for national defence.

    Mr Trump said that "GM was wasting time" and action was needed to save American lives.

    The US now has 104,000 cases of the virus, the most in the world.

    With nearly 1,700 fatalities, America's Covid-19 death toll still lags far behind Italy and China.

    Mr Trump had previously said the defence order was not necessary, because companies were voluntarily converting their operations to help fight the spread of coronavirus.

    But on Friday he said in a statement: "The virus is too urgent to allow the give-and-take of the contracting process to continue to run its normal course."

    Earlier in the day he took to Twitter to complain that GM lowered the number of ventilators they had promised to deliver from 40,000 to 6,000 and had wanted "top dollar".

    He also criticised GM chief executive Mary Barra, saying things are "always a mess" with her at the helm of the Detroit-based auto manufacture.
    GM said on Friday it can build at least 10,000 ventilators per month from April.

    What's the background to the row?

    GM has been working with a Seattle-based medical device manufacturer, Ventec Life Systems, to build ventilators at the car maker's plant in Kokomo, Indiana.

    GM's factory in Warren, Michigan, will be used to make surgical masks, the Associated Press reported.

    The White House had been due to announce the joint venture between the two companies on Wednesday until Trump administration officials reportedly baulked at the $1bn bill to taxpayers.

    During the coronavirus task force briefing on Friday, the president said: "We're not looking to be ripped off on price."

    Mr Trump also acknowledged he was "extremely unhappy" over the closing of GM's plant in Lordstown, Ohio.

    The car-maker sold the factory last November, axing 1,400 jobs in a key presidential swing state.

    Why the need for ventilators?

    The medical machines that keep patients breathing are much in demand amid the respiratory illness' outbreak, which in the most serious cases attacks the lungs.

    Louisiana's governor said on Friday that New Orleans could run out of ventilators by 2 April.

    The Society of Critical Care Medicine has estimated that 960,000 intensive care patients will require a ventilator at some point during the US coronavirus outbreak.

    New York has requested 30,000 ventilators, but Mr Trump said during Friday's briefing he felt that was a "high" estimate.

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo fired back, insisting the request was based on "facts and on data".

    What's happening with New York?

    The state remains the epicentre of the Covid-19 crisis in the US, with over 7,000 new cases announced on Friday alone. There are a total of 44,000 patients thus far, and the death toll has climbed to 519.

    For the first time since the 9/11 attacks, New York City has been preparing makeshift mortuary space, readying refrigerated lorries to help hospitals as the death toll rises.

    This week governors in Florida, Maryland, South Carolina, Rhode Island and Texas have ordered visitors from the New York area to self-quarantine for at least 14 days upon arrival. The neighbouring state of Connecticut has implored New Yorkers to keep away altogether.

    On Friday, Rhode Island police began pulling over vehicles with New York registration plates to obtain contact information in order to enforce the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

    Is Trump handling the crisis well?

    A Washington Post poll this week found 48% of Americans approve of the president's work and 46% disapprove - the highest approval and lowest disapproval ratings of his term.

    But former US Vice-President Joe Biden, who looks likely to be Mr Trump's Democratic challenger in the November presidential election, on Friday said Mr Trump had "ignored the warnings for months" and "downplayed" the threat of the pandemic.

    "It's one of the greatest failures of presidential leadership in our history," Mr Biden tweeted.

    What's happening elsewhere in the US?

    Cable channel Fox Business has fired primetime television programme host Trish Regan after she claimed earlier this month the coronavirus crisis was a Democratic "scam" to impeach President Trump

    A physician and assistant professor at the University of Connecticut has been arrested after he was accused of intentionally coughing on colleagues

    The attorney general of Texas on Friday issued a legal opinion deeming gun stores "essential services" during the pandemic - firearm shops across the US have reported soaring sales thanks to Covid-19

    The owner of a restaurant in Naples, Florida, is searching for a mystery customer who quietly left a $10,000 cash tip to help out staff

    https://www.bbc.com/news/52071611


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    Quote Originally Posted by JaDed View Post
    Population Not taking it seriously.. i can see from
    window so many cars on the road!.. and Trump wants to open everything by Easter.

    The exponential rise is scary as hell, even the deaths are rising, Pizza hut ,Dominos plans to hire 30 k people lol coz all delivery restaurants are open.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bus...k-2020-3%3Famp

    Also as per CNN clinical trials for drugs are not really going as planned..
    Oh yeah...

    I thought maybe some crazy new updates came up. Haven't been following USA news closely.

    Delivery restaurants can cause spreading of this disease. In high risk areas, they must be banned lol. Are they open in NY and NJ?

    Also as per CNN clinical trials for drugs are not really going as planned..
    Talking about vaccine testing?


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    The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in the United States hit more than 104,000 early on Saturday, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 1,700, pushing the global death toll up to 27,360.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    Oh yeah...

    I thought maybe some crazy new updates came up. Haven't been following USA news closely.

    Delivery restaurants can cause spreading of this disease. In high risk areas, they must be banned lol. Are they open in NY and NJ?



    Talking about vaccine testing?
    Actually, ordering food through drive through or getting takeout is much safer. There is no scientific evidence that the virus spreads that way, you have a higher chance of contracting it via interaction with restaurant staff.

    https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/hea...e-coronavirus/

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    Social distancing...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewie View Post
    Actually, ordering food through drive through or getting takeout is much safer. There is no scientific evidence that the virus spreads that way, you have a higher chance of contracting it via interaction with restaurant staff.

    https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/hea...e-coronavirus/
    Not through food.

    But the virus can be present on the food containers (some of it plastic).

    Takeout is absolutely avoidable from a safety standpoint.

    But from an economic standpoint, it makes sense to keep them open.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sjahmed23 View Post
    Ummmmm we will have someone who will actually believe in Science and Math and not go by what is his "hunch" and a crusadors against Science say. I don't believe the fairy tale lies trump propagandists say anymore having someone competent makes all the difference and we are witnessing that in real time. This idiot is to be blame for this mess and it is getting clearer by the day. Its gotten to the point where federal government is stepping aside and taking cues from NY governor Cuomo. You want to see what leadership in a crisis looks like, look no further than that man.

    Keep in mind, Obama had built a dedicated team for pandemics in white house and China! To prevent against disaster like this, what will biden do? He probably wont fire them that's one thing.
    Yeah but considering the state he is in...the nation will be led by God knows who.

    The moment Dems nominated that man, they shot themselves in the foot.

    I thought Corona would actually improve his chances but watching his recent interview videos....my God...he's hopeless.

    Couldn't stand the cringe so closed it.


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    This is the alternative to ventilators," says New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, holding up a "bag valve mask" - device that is manually operated.

    "We're actually buying these" by the thousands, he continues, adding that the New York National Guard is now being trained to operate them.

    "It's relatively simple, but you need a lot of people to operate this for 24 hours a day for each patient," he says, adding "no, thank you."

    Science, he says, shows the apex of the coronavirus outbreak will require 30,000 respiratory ventilators - which cost $25,000-$45,000 apiece. The state is rapidly seeking to acquire them, and President Donald Trump has ordered a car manufacturer in Detroit to build more.

    However, "you go to war with what you have, not with what you need," Mr Cuomo says.

    He says the "war", meaning the apex, is to come in the next 14-21 days, and the time to prepare is now.


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    The politician Massie that was derailing the bipartisan bill has two Engineering degrees from MIT lol still hungry for fame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaDed View Post
    The politician Massie that was derailing the bipartisan bill has two Engineering degrees from MIT lol still hungry for fame?
    MIT doesn't make you famous a**h**e things make you famous according to his logic

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    Trump: 'New York area should be quarantined'

    While the New York governor delivers his daily briefing, President Trump tells reporters he is thinking of enacting a quarantine on New York, as well as Connecticut and New Jersey.

    "We’d like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hotspot — New York, New Jersey, maybe one or two other places, certain parts of Connecticut quarantined," he said on his way to Virginia to see a US Navy hospital ship off on its two-day journey to New York City.

    "I’m thinking about that right now. We might not have to do it, but there’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine - short-term two weeks for New York, probably New Jersey and parts of Connecticut.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Trump: 'New York area should be quarantined'

    While the New York governor delivers his daily briefing, President Trump tells reporters he is thinking of enacting a quarantine on New York, as well as Connecticut and New Jersey.

    "We’d like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hotspot — New York, New Jersey, maybe one or two other places, certain parts of Connecticut quarantined," he said on his way to Virginia to see a US Navy hospital ship off on its two-day journey to New York City.

    "I’m thinking about that right now. We might not have to do it, but there’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine - short-term two weeks for New York, probably New Jersey and parts of Connecticut.”
    Confusion reigns supreme?

    Cuomo responds to Trump on NY quarantine

    Governor Cuomo is asked during his briefing about President Trump's suggestion that he may enforce a quarantine on New York and surrounding states.

    "I didn't speak to him about any quarantine," says Mr Cuomo, adding that he was late to today's briefing because he had been speaking on the phone to Mr Trump.

    "I haven't had those conversations. I don't even know what that means."


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Confusion reigns supreme?

    Cuomo responds to Trump on NY quarantine

    Governor Cuomo is asked during his briefing about President Trump's suggestion that he may enforce a quarantine on New York and surrounding states.

    "I didn't speak to him about any quarantine," says Mr Cuomo, adding that he was late to today's briefing because he had been speaking on the phone to Mr Trump.

    "I haven't had those conversations. I don't even know what that means."
    And more ....


    New York governor: 'I don't like the sound of it'

    Asked again about Mr Trump's claim that a lockdown of New York would be "enforceable", Governor Andrew Cuomo repeats that he doesn't even understand what the president suggested.

    "I don't even know what that means. I don't know how that can be legally enforceable. And from a medical point of view, I don't know what you would be accomplishing."

    "But I can tell you I don't even like the sound of it, not really knowing what it is. But I don't like the sound of it."


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    New York City officials may shut parks and issue fines to people who continue to congregate in groups, in violation of state social distancing orders

    New medical centres have opened across the state, with 4,000 new hospital beds created in recent days. One new treatment centre has been opened in each of NYC's five boroughs

    The apex, which Mr Cuomo called "the war", is still 14 - 21 days away -and the time to prepare is now

    He said he had not talked to President Trump about the idea of an "enforceable" quarantine imposed on the state, as well as the surrounding states of New Jersey and Connecticut

    States should not be outbidding each other for medical devices - rather the federal government should do the buying on behalf of each state.


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    I am not liking cumo that much dudes acting like a dictator it's seems like Corona is his fantasy where he could tell us what to do and what not to do but democratic party as a whole is like this where they don't care about people's freedom that much

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    2 days ago it was very warm and sunny in New York.. our campus said it is ok to go out for a bit if not in groups and maintaining social distance.

    Hour later there was like a carnival atmosphere in the park

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    2 days ago it was very warm and sunny in New York.. our campus said it is ok to go out for a bit if not in groups and maintaining social distance.

    Hour later there was like a carnival atmosphere in the park
    wait what kind of a stupid campus would be open two days ago everything is closed right know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigboii View Post
    wait what kind of a stupid campus would be open two days ago everything is closed right know
    I meant campus group. Campus and classes are obviously suspended

    We have a WhatsApp like group for the class and some experts have suggested it’s ok to go out in nature if not in groups. Point is it didn’t work how it should have and dead ended to be a chilling scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigboii View Post
    I am not liking cumo that much dudes acting like a dictator it's seems like Corona is his fantasy where he could tell us what to do and what not to do but democratic party as a whole is like this where they don't care about people's freedom that much
    Dude what freedom do you want, imagine a world where you or your loved ones get sick, not even corona an appendix or something else that requires hospitalization, you go to the hospital and they tell you they can't see you because all the doctors are sick or there is no hospital bed left. That is where we are at, we are running out of hospital beds and doctors needed to support. And you are worried about people's freedom? We are under seige and people still don't realize it smh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjahmed23 View Post
    Dude what freedom do you want, imagine a world where you or your loved ones get sick, not even corona an appendix or something else that requires hospitalization, you go to the hospital and they tell you they can't see you because all the doctors are sick or there is no hospital bed left. That is where we are at, we are running out of hospital beds and doctors needed to support. And you are worried about people's freedom? We are under seige and people still don't realize it smh.
    you are right but I am not liking it especially when I am not used to it

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    The US has recorded its first death from an infant who tested positive for coronavirus.

    The baby died in Chicago, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr Ngozi Ezike said.

    "There has never before been a death associated with Covid-19 in an infant. A full investigation is under way to determine the cause of death," Dr Ezike said.

    "We must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. If not to protect ourselves, but to protect those around us."

    The death of a child less than a year old with coronavirus was previously reported in China, but that child had a pre-existing condition.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigboii View Post
    you are right but I am not liking it especially when I am not used to it
    Nobody does, but we're all in this together hang in there. Queens is the hardest hit borough I personally know a few people who got affected. My advise is make productive use of technology, one thing I'm gonna start doing is participating in online beginners yoga class with bunch of people from work. This will be 1 hour a day where we all turn on our web cams and perform yoga and meditation together. It's not ideal but it will give some sort of connection to other people and just take my mind off news for a little while.

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    US President Donald Trump has said quarantining New York "will not be necessary", after the state's governor said doing so would be "preposterous".

    Mr Trump said the latest decision was taken on the recommendation of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

    The president had earlier said he might impose a quarantine on New York, and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, to slow the spread of Covid-19.

    There are more than 52,000 cases in New York.

    The state has about half of the total confirmed Covid-19 cases in the entire US.

    Mr Trump tweeted that instead of quarantine, a "strong travel advisory" would be issued to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    The CDC then published a statement urging residents of those three states to "refrain" from all non-essential domestic travel for 14 days.

    The agency said the advisory did not apply to "critical infrastructure" service providers, including healthcare professionals and food suppliers.

    Speaking to reporters earlier on Saturday about the situation in New York, Mr Trump said: "We'd like to see [it] quarantined because it's a hotspot... I'm thinking about that."

    He said it would be aimed at slowing the spread of the virus to other parts of the US.

    "They're having problems down in Florida. A lot of New Yorkers are going down. We don't want that," he said.

    What did New York's governor say?

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo responded by saying that quarantining the state of New York would be "preposterous" and "anti-American".

    "If you said we were geographically restricted from leaving, that would be a lockdown."

    He said New York had already implemented "quarantine" measures, such as banning major gatherings and ordering people to remain at home, but that he would oppose any "lockdown" efforts.

    "Then we would be Wuhan, China, and that wouldn't make any sense," he told CNN, adding that this would cause the stock market to crash in a way that would make it impossible for the US economy to "recover for months, if not years".

    "You would paralyse the financial sector," he said.

    He added later: "I don't know how that can be legally enforceable. And from a medical point of view, I don't know what you would be accomplishing.

    "But I can tell you, I don't even like the sound of it."

    Mr Cuomo also said he would sue nearby Rhode Island if the authorities there continued targeting New Yorkers and threatening to punish them for failing to quarantine.

    On Friday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo deployed National Guard troops to stop cars with a New York licence plate, to remind them of their state's advice that they quarantine.

    Soldiers are going door-to-door in coastal vacation communities to ask if any residents have recently visited New York City.

    The White House has said anyone leaving New York City should self-isolate for 14 days.

    What's the latest in the US?

    With more than 1,800 virus-related fatalities, the US death toll remains lower than those in Italy and China. But there are virus hotspots in New York, New Orleans, Detroit and Seattle.

    Saturday saw the first death in the US of an infant who had tested positive for coronavirus. The baby died in Chicago.

    In his press briefing, Mr Cuomo said New York was postponing its presidential primary by almost two months until 23 June as a result of the outbreak.

    He also said the apex of the crisis would occur in the next 14 to 21 days.

    Mr Cuomo said the state would soon require 30,000 respiratory ventilators, which had increased in price to $45,000 (£36,000) each due to demand.

    He added that Mr Trump had approved the construction of four temporary hospitals.

    Demand for ventilators has also doubled in the southern state of Louisiana. Governor John Bel Edwards said New Orleans would run out of ventilators by 2 April and possibly run out of hospital beds by 7 April if the number of new infections did not subside.

    "It's not some flimsy theory. This is what is going to happen," he said.

    President Trump has ordered a car manufacturer in Detroit to produce more ventilators.

    Hospitals in New York City are rapidly running out of medical equipment and personal protective gear. More widely, the mayors of most US cities have said they expect massive shortages of critical personal safety equipment in the coming weeks.

    On Saturday, Mr Trump watched as the USNS Comfort, a navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds aboard, left for New York from Virginia. It will station itself at a Manhattan pier to deal with the overload of patients that New York expects.

    It came after Mr Trump signed a $2.2 trillion (£1.8tr) bailout bill passed by Congress on Friday, the largest fiscal stimulus in US history.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52080119


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    When the definitive history of the coronavirus pandemic is written, the date 20 January 2020 is certain to feature prominently. It was on that day that a 35-year-old man in Washington state, recently returned from visiting family in Wuhan in China, became the first person in the US to be diagnosed with the virus.

    On the very same day, 5,000 miles away in Asia, the first confirmed case of Covid-19 was reported in South Korea. The confluence was striking, but there the similarities ended.

    In the two months since that fateful day, the responses to coronavirus displayed by the US and South Korea have been polar opposites.

    One country acted swiftly and aggressively to detect and isolate the virus, and by doing so has largely contained the crisis. The other country dithered and procrastinated, became mired in chaos and confusion, was distracted by the individual whims of its leader, and is now confronted by a health emergency of daunting proportions.

    Within a week of its first confirmed case, South Korea’s disease control agency had summoned 20 private companies to the medical equivalent of a war-planning summit and told them to develop a test for the virus at lightning speed. A week after that, the first diagnostic test was approved and went into battle, identifying infected individuals who could then be quarantined to halt the advance of the disease.

    Some 357,896 tests later, the country has more or less won the coronavirus war. On Friday only 91 new cases were reported in a country of more than 50 million.

    The US response tells a different story. Two days after the first diagnosis in Washington state, Donald Trump went on air on CNBC and bragged: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming from China. It’s going to be just fine.”

    ‘A fiasco of incredible proportions’

    A week after that, the Wall Street Journal published an opinion article by two former top health policy officials within the Trump administration under the headline Act Now to Prevent an American Epidemic. Luciana Borio and Scott Gottlieb laid out a menu of what had to be done instantly to avert a massive health disaster.

    Top of their to-do list: work with private industry to develop an “easy-to-use, rapid diagnostic test” – in other words, just what South Korea was doing.

    It was not until 29 February, more than a month after the Journal article and almost six weeks after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in the country that the Trump administration put that advice into practice. Laboratories and hospitals would finally be allowed to conduct their own Covid-19 tests to speed up the process.

    Those missing four to six weeks are likely to go down in the definitive history as a cautionary tale of the potentially devastating consequences of failed political leadership. Today, 86,012 cases have been confirmed across the US, pushing the nation to the top of the world’s coronavirus league table – above even China.

    More than a quarter of those cases are in New York City, now a global center of the coronavirus pandemic, with New Orleans also raising alarm. Nationally, 1,301 people have died.

    Most worryingly, the curve of cases continues to rise precipitously, with no sign of the plateau that has spared South Korea.

    “The US response will be studied for generations as a textbook example of a disastrous, failed effort,” Ron Klain, who spearheaded the fight against Ebola in 2014, told a Georgetown university panel recently. “What’s happened in Washington has been a fiasco of incredible proportions.”

    Jeremy Konyndyk, who led the US government’s response to international disasters at USAid from 2013 to 2017, frames the past six weeks in strikingly similar terms. He told the Guardian: “We are witnessing in the United States one of the greatest failures of basic governance and basic leadership in modern times.”

    In Konyndyk’s analysis, the White House had all the information it needed by the end of January to act decisively. Instead, Trump repeatedly played down the severity of the threat, blaming China for what he called the “Chinese virus” and insisting falsely that his partial travel bans on China and Europe were all it would take to contain the crisis.

    ‘The CDC was caught flat-footed’

    If Trump’s travel ban did nothing else, it staved off to some degree the advent of the virus in the US, buying a little time. Which makes the lack of decisive action all the more curious.

    “We didn’t use that time optimally, especially in the case of testing,” said William Schaffner, an infectious diseases specialist at Vanderbilt University medical center. “We have been playing reluctant catch-up throughout.”

    As Schaffner sees it, the stuttering provision of mass testing “put us behind the eight-ball” right at the start. “It did not permit us, and still doesn’t permit us, to define the extent of the virus in this country.”

    Though the decision to allow private and state labs to provide testing has increased the flow of test kits, the US remains starkly behind South Korea, which has conducted more than five times as many tests per capita. That makes predicting where the next hotspot will pop up after New York and New Orleans almost impossible.

    In the absence of sufficient test kits, the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initially kept a tight rein on testing, creating a bottleneck. “I believe the CDC was caught flat-footed,” was how the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, put it on 7 March. “They’re slowing down the state.”

    The CDC’s botched rollout of testing was the first indication that the Trump administration was faltering as the health emergency gathered pace. Behind the scenes, deep flaws in the way federal agencies had come to operate under Trump were being exposed.

    In 2018 the pandemic unit in the national security council – which was tasked to prepare for health emergencies precisely like the current one – was disbanded. “Eliminating the office has contributed to the federal government’s sluggish domestic response,” Beth Cameron, senior director of the office at the time it was broken up, wrote in the Washington Post.

    Disbanding the unit exacerbated a trend that was already prevalent after two years of Trump – an exodus of skilled and experienced officials who knew what they were doing. “There’s been an erosion of expertise, of competent leadership, at important levels of government,” a former senior government official told the Guardian.

    “Over time there was a lot of paranoia and people left and they had a hard time attracting good replacements,” the official said. “Nobody wanted to work there.”

    It was hardly a morale-boosting gesture when Trump proposed a 16% cut in CDC funding on 10 February – 11 days after the World Health Organization had declared a public health emergency over Covid-19.

    Schaffner, who describes himself as the “president of the CDC fan club”, said he has been saddened by how sidelined the CDC has become over the past two months. “Here we have the public health issue of our era and one doesn’t hear from the CDC, the premier public health organization in the world,” Schaffner said.

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates the diagnostic tests and will control any new treatments for coronavirus, has also shown vulnerabilities. The agency recently indicated that it was looking into the possibility of prescribing the malaria drug chloroquine for coronavirus sufferers, even though there is no evidence it would work and some indication it could have serious side-effects.

    The decision dismayed experts, given that Trump has personally pushed the unproven remedy on a whim. It smacked of the wave of anti-science sentiment sweeping federal agencies under this presidency.

    As the former senior official put it: “We have the FDA bowing to political pressure and making decisions completely counter to modern science.”

    Highly respected career civil servants, with impeccable scientific credentials, have struggled to get out in front of the president. Dr Anthony Fauci, an infectious disease expert who has become a rare trusted face in the administration amid the coronavirus scourge, has expressed his frustration.

    This week Fauci was asked by a Science magazine writer, Jon Cohen, how he could stand beside Trump at daily press briefings and listen to him misleading the American people with comments such as that the China travel ban had been a great success in blocking entry of the virus. Fauci replied: “I know, but what do you want me to do? I mean, seriously Jon, let’s get real, what do you want me to do?”

    Trump has designated himself a “wartime president”. But if the title bears any validity, his military tactics have been highly unconventional. He has exacerbated the problems encountered by federal agencies by playing musical chairs at the top of the coronavirus force.

    The president began by creating on 29 January a special coronavirus taskforce, then gave Vice-President Mike Pence the job, who promptly appointed Deborah Birx “coronavirus response coordinator”, before the federal emergency agency Fema began taking charge of key areas, with Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, creating a shadow team that increasingly appears to be calling the shots.

    “There’s no point of responsibility,” the former senior official told the Guardian. “It keeps shifting. Nobody owns the problem.”

    Amid the confusion, day-to-day management of the crisis has frequently come directly from Trump himself via his Twitter feed. The president, with more than half an eye on the New York stock exchange, has consistently talked down the scale of the crisis.

    On 30 January, as the World Health Organization was declaring a global emergency, Trump said: “We only have five people. Hopefully, everything’s going to be great.”

    On 24 February, Trump claimed “the coronavirus is very much under control in the USA”. The next day, Nancy Messonnier, the CDC’s top official on respiratory diseases, took the radically different approach of telling the truth, warning the American people that “disruption to everyday life might be severe”.

    Trump was reportedly so angered by the comment and its impact on share prices that he shouted down the phone at Messonnier’s boss, the secretary of health and human services, Alex Azar.

    “Messonnier was 100% right. She gave a totally honest and accurate assessment,” Konyndyk told the Guardian. And for that, Trump angrily rebuked her department. “That sent a very clear message about what is and isn’t permissible to say.”

    Konyndyk recalls attending a meeting in mid-February with top Trump administration officials present in which the only topic of conversation was the travel bans. That’s when he began to despair about the federal handling of the crisis.

    “I thought, ‘Holy Jesus!’ Where’s the discussion on protecting our hospitals? Where’s the discussion on high-risk populations, on surveillance so we can detect where the virus is. I knew then that the president had set the priority, the bureaucracy was following it, but it was the wrong priority.”

    So it has transpired. In the wake of the testing disaster has come the personal protective equipment (PPE) disaster, the hospital bed disaster, and now the ventilator disaster.

    Ventilators, literal life preservers, are in dire short supply across the country. When governors begged Trump to unleash the full might of the US government on this critical problem, he gave his answer on 16 March.

    In a phrase that will stand beside 20 January 2020 as one of the most revelatory moments of the history of coronavirus, he said: “Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment – try getting it yourselves.”

    To date, the Trump administration has supplied 400 ventilators to New York. By Cuomo’s estimation, 30,000 are needed.

    “You want a pat on the back for sending 400 ventilators?” Cuomo scathingly asked on Tuesday. “You pick the 26,000 who are going to die because you only sent 400 ventilators.”

    ‘A total vacuum of federal leadership’

    In the absence of a strong federal response, a patchwork of efforts has sprouted all across the country. State governors are doing their own thing. Cities, even individual hospitals, are coping as best they can.

    In an improvised attempt to address such inconsistencies, charitable startups have proliferated on social media. Konyndyk has clubbed together with fellow disaster relief experts to set up Covid Local, an online “quick and dirty” guide to how to fight a pandemic.

    “We are seeing the emergence of 50-state anarchy, because of a total vacuum of federal leadership. It’s absurd that thinktanks and Twitter are providing more actionable guidance in the US than the federal government, but that’s where we are.”

    Valerie Griffeth is a founding member of another of the new online startups that are trying to fill the Trump void. Set up by emergency department doctors across the country, GetUsPPE.org seeks to counter the top-down chaos that is putting frontline health workers like herself in danger through a dearth of protective gear.

    Griffeth is an emergency and critical care physician in Portland, Oregon. She spends most days now in intensive care treating perilously ill patients with coronavirus.

    Her hospital is relatively well supplied, she said, but even so protective masks will run out within two weeks. “We are all worried about it, we’re scared for our own health, the health of our families, of our patients.”

    Early on in the crisis, Griffeth said, it dawned on her and many of her peers that the federal government to which they would normally look to keep them safe was nowhere to be seen. They resigned themselves to a terrible new reality.

    “We said to ourselves we are going to get exposed to the virus. When the federal government isn’t there to provide adequate supplies, it’s just a matter of time.”

    But just in the last few days, Griffeth has started to see the emergence of something else. She has witnessed an explosion of Americans doing it for themselves, filling in the holes left by Trump’s failed leadership.

    “People are stepping up all around us,” she said. “I’m amazed by what has happened in such short time. It gives me hope.”

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    Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio says that his city will run out of critical medical supplies - including ventilators - by next Sunday, 5 April.

    "Here in New York City, it feels like a wartime environment," he told CNN.

    New York has become the epicentre of the US coronavirus outbreak. Across the state, at least 52,000 people had tested positive as of Saturday - more than one third of the cases across the country.

    At least 728 people have died, 672 of them within New York City.

    "This is going to be a long crisis," de Blasio said. "We should get more girded for the sheer timeline here."



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    The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the government’s top infectious diseases expert warned on Sunday.

    Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s State of the Union that millions would be infected by the virus.

    Dr Fauci, a leading member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, added, however: “I don’t want to be held to that ... It’s such a moving target that you can so easily be wrong and mislead people.”



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    Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said up to 100,000 to 200,000 Americans could die from coronavirus.



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    A federal judge in Los Angeles has ordered the U.S. government to “make continuous efforts” to release thousands of migrant children from detention facilities, where at least 4 children have tested positive for the coronavirus

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    New York state coronavirus deaths increase by 237 in past day: governor

    The number of deaths from the coronavirus in New York state increased by 237 in the past day, reaching a total of 965 since the outbreak began, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday.

    The state also reported 7,195 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past day for a total of 59,513, Cuomo told a news conference. Another 1,175 people were hospitalized in the past day, increasing the total to more than 8,500 hospitalizations in the state, including more than 2,000 in intensive care, Cuomo said. New York has been the most affected U.S. state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reversehook View Post
    As I travel through the USA, i see tons of people not giving a hoot about safety precautions. They arent wearing any gloves in public places, heck i have seen some really unhygenic practices in these times which could be fatal. (My job requires me to legally travel before I get questioned that why are you on the move). Its no surprise USA is seeing massive upturn in their curve/cases. They with all their might/power/ability will get crippled worse than Italy at the moment. All the other nations like Ind/Pak will also (God forbid) have crippling effects, as not much tests are taking place to begin with. Once tests take place we will see the reality of things, right now all the numbers are of selective/available data.

    imo, Trump missed the boat here big time, and public will turn on him...
    They are all sold out, same with masks.

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    President Donald Trump has said federal coronavirus guidelines such as social distancing will be extended across the US until at least 30 April.

    He had previously suggested that they could be relaxed as early as Easter, which falls in mid-April.

    "The highest point of the death rate is likely to hit in two weeks," Mr Trump said.

    He appeared to be referring to peak infection rates that it is feared could overwhelm hospitals.

    White House medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci had earlier warned that the virus could kill up to 200,000 Americans.

    Dr Fauci said that it was "entirely conceivable" that millions of Americans could eventually be infected.


    The US now has more than 140,000 confirmed cases.

    As of Sunday evening, 2,493 deaths had been recorded in the country in relation to Covid-19, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University.

    The United States overtook both China and Italy last week in the number of reported cases.

    What did Trump say?
    Speaking during the latest Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the White House on Sunday, the president said that measures such as social distancing were "the way you win", adding that the US "will be well on our way to recovery" by June.

    Suggesting that the "peak" of death rates in the US was likely to hit in two weeks, Mr Trump said that "nothing would be worse than declaring victory before victory is won - that would be the greatest loss of all".

    Analysts suggest that when Mr Trump referred to a peak in the "death rate", he probably meant the total number of recorded infections.

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    He said the decision to extend social distancing was made after he heard that "2.2 million people could have died if we didn't go through with all of this", adding that if the death toll could be restricted to less than 100,000 "we all together have done a very good job".

    The 2.2 million figure he was referring to appeared in a coronavirus impact report published by Imperial College London on 16 March.

    Mr Trump had previously said that Easter - 10-13 April - would be a "beautiful time" to be able to open at least some sections of the country. On Sunday he said that lifting restrictions at Easter was "just an aspiration".

    "I wish we could have our old life back... but we're working very hard, that's all I know. I see things, I see numbers, they don't matter to me. What matters to me is that we have a victory over this thing as soon as possible," he said.

    The president also talked on Sunday about the medical response. He said that "rapid testing" had been approved to get Covid-19 results within five minutes, and that doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers would be tested.

    Meanwhile, an anti-viral drug - hydroxychloroquine - was being administered to 1,100 patients in New York.

    "Let's see how it works, we may have some incredible results," he said.

    Mr Trump said that experts were also looking at blood transfusions to treat the sick, using the blood taken from people who had recovered.

    What about the shortage of equipment?

    Earlier on Sunday, Mr Trump accused hospitals in some states of "hoarding" ventilators, face masks and other critical medical supplies.

    "We do have a problem with hoarding... including ventilators. Hospitals need to release them - in some cases they have too many, they have to release medical supplies and equipment," he said.

    Hospitals "can't hold [ventilators] if they think there might be a problem weeks down the road", he said, alleging that some were "stocked up".

    The availability of ventilators is a major concern among health professionals as demand has surged with the spread of the virus. A number of states have warned that they will soon not have enough to treat patients suffering from Covid-19.

    The new coronavirus can cause severe respiratory issues as it attacks the lungs, and ventilators help to keep patients breathing.

    President Trump has ordered General Motors in Detroit to produce more of the medical machines to satisfy demand.

    In a separate development, a new breathing aid has been created that can help keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care. The device was built by the Mercedes Formula One racing team, working in collaboration with engineers from University College London.

    What is the latest from elsewhere?

    More than 33,000 people are now confirmed to have died worldwide after being infected with the new coronavirus.

    Some of the latest major global developments include:

    Australia has tightened its restrictions on movement, with public gatherings now limited to just two people and playgrounds, outdoor gyms and parks closed from Monday
    South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has said emergency cash payments will be made to all households except the top 30% by income
    In the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that about 20,000 former NHS staff had returned to work to help the fight against coronavirus
    Spain recorded a new daily record of deaths, reporting 838 victims on Sunday, as new restrictions came into force requiring all non-essential workers should stay at home for the next 11 days
    Italy recorded 756 new deaths over 24 hours, bringing the total to 10,779 - a slight drop in the daily toll
    France reported 292 new deaths, bringing its total to 2,606 as specially modified trains began transporting patients from the worst-hit areas in the east of the country to hospitals in the south
    Tight new restrictions have been imposed on the movement of people in the Russian capital Moscow, with residents only permitted to leave their homes for medical emergencies, essential work and to shop for food or medicine
    Hundreds of passengers on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship off Panama were told on Sunday that the Dutch-owned operator was still trying to "figure out" where people could disembark.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52087113


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    US coronavirus deaths may reach 200,000: Top scientist

    US deaths from coronavirus could reach 200,000 with millions of cases, the government's top infectious disease expert warned on Sunday as New York, New Orleans, and other major cities said they would soon run out of crucial medical supplies.

    Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, estimated in an interview with CNN that the pandemic could cause between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths in the United States.

    But Fauci, a leading member of President Donald Trump's coronavirus taskforce, quickly added: "I don't want to be held to that ... It's such a moving target that you can so easily be wrong and mislead people."

    By way of comparison, the flu has killed between 12,000 and 61,000 Americans a year, since 2010, according to the website of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the 1918-19 flu pandemic killed 675,000 in the US, according to the CDC.

    Asked about the persistent shortage of tests for the COVID-19 disease, Fauci struck a slightly more optimistic tone, saying, "If you compare a couple of weeks ago to where we are right now, we have an amazingly larger number of tests than we had."

    Asked how soon the wider availability of testing might allow a lifting of travel and work restrictions, Fauci said, "It's going to be a matter of weeks. It's not going to be tomorrow and it's certainly not going to be next week. It's going to be a little bit more than that."


    Ventilator shortages
    The US coronavirus death toll topped 2,300 on Sunday, after deaths on Saturday more than doubled from the level two days prior. The United States has now recorded more than 130,000 cases, the most of any country in the world.

    New York state - the hardest hit in the US - reported nearly 60,000 cases and a total of 965 deaths on Sunday, up 237 in the past 24 hours with one person dying in the state every six minutes. The number of patients hospitalised is slowing, doubling every six days instead of every four, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

    Dr Craig Smith, who heads the surgery department at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, said the hospital will probably be forced into "apocalyptic scenarios" in the coming weeks, in which ventilators and intensive care unit beds will need to be rationed.

    New York City will need hundreds more ventilators in a few days and more masks, gowns and other supplies by April 5, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday.

    New Orleans will run out of ventilators around April 4 and officials in Louisiana still do not know whether they will receive any ventilators from the national stockpile, the governor said.

    Louisiana has tried to order 12,000 ventilators from commercial vendors and has received 192, Governor John Bel Edwards said on CBS's Face the Nation.

    "We haven't yet been approved for ventilators out of the national stockpile. I continue to press that case, and I hope we will be cut in for a slice of what they have left," Edwards said. "It is the one thing that really keeps me up at night."

    Doctors are also especially concerned about a shortage of ventilators, breathing machines needed by many of those suffering from the pneumonia-like respiratory ailment.

    'We are scared'
    Arabia Mollette, an emergency medicine physician at Brookdale and St Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, has started praying during the cab ride to work in the morning before she enters what she describes as a "medical warzone". At the end of her shift, which often runs much longer than the scheduled 12 hours, she sometimes cannot hold back tears.

    "We're trying to keep our heads above water without drowning," Mollette said. "We are scared. We're trying to fight for everyone else's life, but we also fight for our lives as well."

    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, whose state has become one the fastest growing areas for the virus, especially in the county that includes Detroit, called the rapid spread "gut-wrenching".

    "We have nurses wearing the same mask from the beginning of their shift until the end, masks that are supposed to for one patient at one point in your shift. We need some assistance and we're going to need thousands of ventilators," Whitmer said.

    On Saturday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned residents of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey against non-essential domestic travel for 14 days.

    Tests to track the disease's progress also remain in short supply, despite repeated White House promises they would be widely available.

    Since the virus first appeared in the US in late January, Trump has vacillated between playing down the risks of infection and urging Americans to take steps to slow its spread.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...152240692.html


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    122,653 infections and 2,112 deaths from the coronavirus in the US, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Speaking to CNN, President Trump’s leading disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, predicted 100,000 to 200,000 Americans could die from coronavirus

    Governors from states across the country, from New York to Washington, warned of dwindling medical supplies and pressure on hospitals

    A baby boy in Chicago became the first infant to die from the coronavirus in the US


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    Daily new cases seems to have stabilized at +- 20,000.... that is a massive number to stabilize at but still better than growing exponentially.


    Mein inko rolaonga

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    As the Covid-19 case count continues to rise in the US, President Donald Trump has said a new rapid test is coming soon.

    He gave no details. However, Abbott Laboratories is launching a test which can give a result in as little as five minutes.

    Speaking on Fox News, Mr Trump said the current test was “rough” and the new version would be “easier, simpler and quick”. He said it would come out as early as this week but did not offer any further details about the test or its production.

    Diagnostic test access has been a problem across the US, although testing has been ramped up in the last few weeks thanks to new emergency drug rules and private companies increasing capacity. There are still discrepancies in receiving results, however, with patients sometimes waiting days to hear back.

    Mr Trump also commented on his decision to keep restrictions on the US until the end of April, saying he had listened to the experts. He said he would continue to “rely on them” for any further steps.

    The Republican president also criticised Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, even suggesting the federal government could “get involved to take over” her San Francisco district. “Her area’s become a slum, they don’t do anything,” Mr Trump said, accusing Ms Pelosi of focusing only on impeachment instead of the pandemic.


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    USA has tested almost 1 million people, the highest in the world while Italy the 2nd highest is at around 450k.

    That's impressive.

    Source https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_testing

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    Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo says 66,497 people have tested positive for covid-19 and 1,218 people have died in the state


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