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    Coronavirus job losses could total 47 million, unemployment rate may hit 32%, Fed estimates

    The coronavirus economic freeze could cost 47 million jobs and send the unemployment rate past 32%, according to St. Louis Fed projections.

    There are nearly 67 million Americans working in jobs that are at a high risk of layoffs, according to the analysis.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/coro...-fed-says.html

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    More than 47 million Americans could lose their jobs in the next three months, pushing the US unemployment rate above 32%.

    That’s according to a recent analysis by the Federal Reserve, which describes it as a “back-of-the-envelope” calculation.

    However, the heavy economic cost is already clear, with a record 3.28 million Americans filing for unemployment last week.

    Those numbers are expected to rise. In just one example, US department store Macy’s on Monday, said it had placed most of its 130,000 workers on unpaid leave, citing the loss of “the majority of our sales”. It said it would continue to pay for staff health insurance until the end of May.



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    Latest USA statistics:

    Coronavirus Cases:
    158,550
    Deaths:
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    Recovered:
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    Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/.


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    Las Vegas parking lot turned into homeless shelter during coronavirus crisis
    https://nypost.com/2020/03/30/las-ve...avirus-crisis/

    This is so sad. Vegas has countless hotels empty, yet the homeless are forced to sleep in car parks which have painted boxes. USA is not the land of the brave or free and not even close to being the greatest nation on Earth. In the UK all homeless will be placed indoors.


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    US President Donald Trump and his Covid-19 task force are due to update the nation on the virus outbreak in a few minutes.

    The daily briefing comes as more states have ordered residents to stay at home and medical workers across the nation continue to plead for more equipment.

    There are now 156,931 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the US and 2,945 deaths, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University.

    New York remains the nation's epicentre, accounting for at least 790 coronavirus-related deaths.



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    U.S. President Donald Trump says he has spoken with the Italian prime minister and told him the U.S. will be sending about $100 million of protective equipment to Italy to help fight covid-19



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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    https://nypost.com/2020/03/30/las-ve...avirus-crisis/

    This is so sad. Vegas has countless hotels empty, yet the homeless are forced to sleep in car parks which have painted boxes. USA is not the land of the brave or free and not even close to being the greatest nation on Earth. In the UK all homeless will be placed indoors.
    A shelter counts as indoors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    A shelter counts as indoors...
    ??

    Is the article wrong? I hope so and homeless are indoors. Why the photos of them sleeping in the car park.

    Why cant the US just do this?

    Coronavirus: All rough sleepers in England 'to be housed'
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-52063939


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    Toronto is putting homeless people in hotels and motels. I think USA can do something like this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep_shot View Post
    Toronto is putting homeless people in hotels and motels. I think USA can do something like this.
    Good to hear. Canada has done really well helping people, better than the UK imo.


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    Donald Trump has said the US will be in "a very good shape" in terms of the number of ventilators available by the time the coronavirus outbreak peaks.

    The president said at least 10 US companies were now making the medical devices, and some might be exported.

    The virus can cause severe respiratory issues as it attacks the lungs. Ventilators help keep patients breathing.

    The US has more than 163,000 confirmed virus cases and over 3,000 deaths.

    New York City is the worst-hit place in America, with 914 confirmed fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.

    The US last week became the country with the most reported cases, ahead of Italy and China.

    Speaking at Monday's Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the White House, Mr Trump said: "We have now 10 companies at least making the ventilators, and we say go ahead because, honestly, other countries - they'll never be able to do it."

    Asked whether there would be enough ventilators for all patients in the US who needed them during a predicted peak in infections in two weeks' time, Mr Trump responded: "I think we going to be in a very good shape."

    He said more than a million Americans had been tested for the virus, "more than any other country by far. Not even close".

    He accused a reporter who pointed out that South Korea had tested proportionally more people when measured by population size of negativity.

    And he added that he should be congratulated on his administration's progress in fighting the virus.

    Mr Trump also repeated his allegations that some US state governors were "hoarding" critical medical equipment, and that items including face masks were being stolen from hospitals. He gave no evidence for either claim.

    Mr Trump said "challenging times are ahead for the next 30 days", but that social distancing could save more than a million American lives.

    "We will have a great victory," he added.

    Asked by a CNN correspondent whether his previous comments downplaying the threat of the outbreak were wrong, the president responded that they were "all true".

    "I don't want panic in the country. I could cause panic much better than even you," he told the reporter.

    Mr Trump has been accused of slowness in implementing measures to stem the spread of the virus as he feared the economic impact could hurt his re-election prospects later this year.

    "The economy is number two on my list, we're going to save a lot of lives," he insisted.

    What's the situation in the US?

    Nationwide guidelines being implemented by many states say citizens must continue to avoid non-essential travel, going to work, and eating at restaurants or bars. Gatherings are limited to groups of under 10 people.

    But stricter restrictions apply to millions in some of the worst-hit states.

    Media captionWhy staying at home in is a matter of life and death
    On Saturday residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were advised not to travel elsewhere within the country for 14 days.

    Non-essential gatherings in New York City are banned and most businesses are closed as the city faces more than 33,000 cases. Police can issue fines of $250-500 (£200-£400).

    In California, a "shelter in place" order remains.

    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. A number of states have warned that they will soon not have enough to treat patients suffering from Covid-19.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52101321


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    About three out of four Americans are now, or about to be, under some form of lockdown, as more states tighten measures to fight the coronavirus.

    Maryland, Virginia, Arizona and Tennessee became the latest states to order citizens to stay at home, meaning 32 of 50 states have taken such steps.

    Meanwhile governors are quarrelling with President Donald Trump about the availability of testing kits.

    The US has more than 163,000 confirmed virus cases and over 3,000 deaths.

    It surpassed Italy last week as the country with the highest number of people suffering from Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.

    New York City is the worst-hit place in America, with 914 confirmed fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.

    How many Americans are affected by lockdown?

    Some 245 million people are already under orders to stay at home, or facing such orders which come into effect later on Tuesday.

    Almost two-thirds of states have issued directives for their citizens to stay put, while the remaining states have localised orders in effect.

    In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis, who has been reluctant to impose a state-wide order, said he would instruct people in four counties in the south - where more than half the state's cases of the virus exist - to stay at home. He said this would last until at least the middle of May.

    In general, the "lockdowns" allow people to only go out to get essential supplies and medicines, or limited forms of exercise.

    The economic consequences have been profound, with millions of people having lost their jobs.

    According to an estimate of the Federal Reserve, the US central bank, 47 million people could be out of work in the coming months, with the US still weeks away from the peak of infections.

    What are governors and the presidents disagreeing about?

    According to the New York Times, President Trump and state governors held a conference call on Monday in which Mr Trump suggested there was no longer a lack of kits to test people for Covid-19.

    In an audio recording obtained by the newspaper, Mr Trump says he has not "heard about testing in weeks.

    "We've tested more now than any nation in the world. We've got these great tests and we're coming out with a faster one this week... I haven't heard about testing being a problem," he says.

    However, Montana Governor Steve Bullock is heard to say his state does not have adequate numbers of kits.

    "Literally, we are one day away, if we don't get test kits from the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], that we wouldn't be able to do testing in Montana," he says.

    Washington Governor Jay Inslee told the Times he was taken aback by Mr Trump's assertion.

    "It would be shocking to me that if anyone who has had access to any newspaper, radio, social networks, or any other communication would not be knowledgeable about the need for test kits.

    "I can be assured that the White House knows very well about this desperate need for test kits," the newspaper quotes him as saying.

    Earlier, the president said the US would be in "a very good shape" in terms of the number of ventilators available by the time the coronavirus outbreak peaks.

    The president said at least 10 US companies were now making the medical devices, and some might be exported.

    The virus can cause severe respiratory issues as it attacks the lungs, and ventilators help keep patients breathing. Several state and local officials have warned hospitals are at risk of running out of equipment.

    Mr Trump has alleged some state governors were "hoarding" critical medical equipment, and that items including face masks were being stolen from hospitals. He has not presented any evidence for either claim.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52103066


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    The coronavirus death toll in the United States has exceeded 3,000, according to state and county health agencies - more than the number of people who died in the initial September 11, 2001, attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people


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    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has called again for more supplies, a better national strategy to fight Covid-19 and for residents to stay at home.

    "We underestimated this virus. It's more powerful, it's more dangerous than we expected," he emphasised.

    The state, which remains the epicentre of the outbreak in the US, desperately needs more equipment and staff.

    Cuomo called for a nationwide strategy where states helped mitigate the peak of the crisis together.

    "Come help us in New York, get the equipment, get the training, get the experience, and then let's all go help the next place," Cuomo said.

    "That would be a smart national way of doing this and showing that unity."

    He criticised the "inefficient" US process for ordering ventilators, describing it as "being on eBay with 50 other states bidding on a ventilator". He added once the federal government got involved and was bidding, prices continued to go up.

    The governor also addressed his brother CNN anchor Chris Cuomo's Covid-19 diagnosis.

    "He’s a really sweet, beautiful guy, and he’s my best friend," Cuomo said.

    "There’s a lesson in this. He’s an essential worker...so he’s been out there. If you go out there, the chance that you get infected is very high."

    Other key updates:

    New York has now reached 1,550 deaths from 1,218 yesterday

    Experts are predicting the peak will be in the next 14 to 30 days

    The state has 75,000 hospital beds in total as hospitals have added to their capacity, but there is an anticipated maximum need of 140,000 at the apex

    The state could need anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 ventilators depending on the severity of the apex; despite ordering 17,000 from China, Cuomo is expecting 2,500 to arrive due to high global demand

    Cuomo claims the state is leading the nation in developing new medications and therapies

    New York is also working on a new diagnostic test

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    The death toll in the United States from the new coronavirus has surpassed the official tally in China, with more than more 3,400 fatalities recorded, according to data collected by the Johns Hopkins University.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post

    NY Governor has such a good relation with his brother, this video is from last week:


    Mein inko rolaonga

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    I hope America learned a good lesson for electing a orange clown. This could have been handled so much better but nope, clown supporters themselves are clown and blind to the fact that their president is no there for the people, but for his own benifit.

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    US now has over 181,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases and has seen 3,606 deaths so far.



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    Putin sending medical supplies to help U.S. fight coronavirus: IFX

    Russia is sending the United States medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    President Vladimir Putin made the proposal in a phone conversation with President Donald Trump on Monday, when they discussed the coronavirus and oil markets, directing their energy ministers to speak.

    “Trump gratefully accepted this humanitarian aid,” Interfax quoted Peskov as saying. A Russian plane with medical and protective equipment may leave for the United States on Tuesday, he added.

    Confirmed U.S. cases have surged to nearly 180,000 with 16,000 new positive tests reported on Tuesday. For a second day in a row, the United States recorded more than 500 new deaths as the total climbed to nearly 3,600, according to a Reuters tally of officially reported data.

    The state of relations between Moscow and Washington has been complicated in recent years due to U.S. sanctions on some of Russian companies in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and Russian support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, among other strains.

    In the process of agreeing on the details for the medical supply on Tuesday, “it seems that some on the American side at least did not contribute to the prompt resolution of technical issues in accordance with the agreements of the two presidents”, Peskov was quoted as saying by Interfax.

    “It is important to note that when offering assistance to the U.S. colleagues, the president (Putin) assumes that when U.S. manufacturers of medical equipment and materials gain momentum, they will also be able to reciprocate if necessary,” he added.

    He also said that Russia and China cooperated in a similar way now as “at a time when the current situation affects everyone without exception ..., there is no alternative to working together in a spirit of partnership and mutual assistance”.

    Washington has said that Trump and Putin agreed in the call it was important to stabilize the global energy markets. This helped to steady oil prices on Tuesday, which are still near 18-year lows as the coronavirus hits global demand.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKBN21I37W

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    Our state governor (Virginia) has joined many of his/her counterparts by issuing 'Stay-At-Home' orders for all Virginians yesterday. We have here now moved from "suggestion" mode to "order" mode.

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    Fascinating visualization of the impact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leonidas_alexandar View Post
    Our state governor (Virginia) has joined many of his/her counterparts by issuing 'Stay-At-Home' orders for all Virginians yesterday. We have here now moved from "suggestion" mode to "order" mode.
    Oh The UFC guy!! its crazy to see your post on another thread I hope you do it more often

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    There was no sugar-coating it this time. No optimistic talk of miracle cures or Easter-time business re-openings.

    There was just the cold, hard reality of the facts on the ground.

    "I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead," a grave-faced Donald Trump said in his Tuesday afternoon press conference.

    "This is going to be a very, very painful two weeks."

    How painful? When the president was asked how many Americans are currently projected to die from the virus given even the current mitigation efforts, he said it was better if his medical experts responded.

    The number of deaths, based on current projections, is between 100,000 and 200,000. On 15 April, for instance, 2,214 Americans are expected to die.

    "No-one is denying that we're going through a very, very difficult time," said Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "That's what it is."

    The president tried to frame this news as best he could, noting that the projections for US casualties if the government had done nothing were in the millions.

    "A lot of people were saying think of it as the flu, but it's not the flu," he said. "It's vicious."

    Of course, it was just a week ago the president himself was making exactly such comparisons, noting that the early fatality numbers were much less than those from the flu or even automobile accidents.

    "We lose thousands of people a year to the flu," he said then. "We never turn the country off."

    Now, however, the seriousness of the situation has hit home.

    He spoke of checking in on a friend who was in the hospital with the virus - "a little older, and he's heavy, but he's tough person" - only to find out he was now in a coma.

    "I spoke to some of my friends, and they can't believe what they're seeing," he said.

    Mr Trump's change of attitude also extended to some of his recent political feuds.

    Just days after attacking Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, mocking her name and calling her incompetent on Twitter, the president said he had a "really great conversation" with her and detailed the support the federal government was providing her state.

    Last Friday, he had suggested that if state leaders were not "appreciative" of him, he wouldn't talk to them.

    On Tuesday, he recounted conversations with Democratic governors in California and Louisiana.

    The new call from the White House was to continue the current mitigation efforts for an additional 30 days; that even if things go from bad to worse in the weeks to come, the efforts will pay off.

    It will, however, be a long, slow grind.

    "There's no magic bullet," said Dr Deborah Birx, one of the experts on the US taskforce,.

    "There's no magic vaccine or therapy. Just behaviours," she said.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52115584


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    There was no sugar-coating it this time. No optimistic talk of miracle cures or Easter-time business re-openings.

    There was just the cold, hard reality of the facts on the ground.

    "I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead," a grave-faced Donald Trump said in his Tuesday afternoon press conference.

    "This is going to be a very, very painful two weeks."

    How painful? When the president was asked how many Americans are currently projected to die from the virus given even the current mitigation efforts, he said it was better if his medical experts responded.

    The number of deaths, based on current projections, is between 100,000 and 200,000. On 15 April, for instance, 2,214 Americans are expected to die.

    "No-one is denying that we're going through a very, very difficult time," said Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "That's what it is."

    The president tried to frame this news as best he could, noting that the projections for US casualties if the government had done nothing were in the millions.

    "A lot of people were saying think of it as the flu, but it's not the flu," he said. "It's vicious."

    Of course, it was just a week ago the president himself was making exactly such comparisons, noting that the early fatality numbers were much less than those from the flu or even automobile accidents.

    "We lose thousands of people a year to the flu," he said then. "We never turn the country off."

    Now, however, the seriousness of the situation has hit home.

    He spoke of checking in on a friend who was in the hospital with the virus - "a little older, and he's heavy, but he's tough person" - only to find out he was now in a coma.

    "I spoke to some of my friends, and they can't believe what they're seeing," he said.

    Mr Trump's change of attitude also extended to some of his recent political feuds.

    Just days after attacking Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, mocking her name and calling her incompetent on Twitter, the president said he had a "really great conversation" with her and detailed the support the federal government was providing her state.

    Last Friday, he had suggested that if state leaders were not "appreciative" of him, he wouldn't talk to them.

    On Tuesday, he recounted conversations with Democratic governors in California and Louisiana.

    The new call from the White House was to continue the current mitigation efforts for an additional 30 days; that even if things go from bad to worse in the weeks to come, the efforts will pay off.

    It will, however, be a long, slow grind.

    "There's no magic bullet," said Dr Deborah Birx, one of the experts on the US taskforce,.

    "There's no magic vaccine or therapy. Just behaviours," she said.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52115584
    This was kinda scary tbh a president of US does not talk like that but in NYT I read a headline

    "Trump Warns of a ĎVery, Very Painful Two Weeksí Ahead"

    Definitely not what I wanna hear from the president but I guess that's the reality of this situation

    May Allah keep us and our loved ones safe

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    Donald Trump has said the UK was facing "catastrophic" results before it changed strategy in the fight against coronavirus - as one of his experts revealed she remains "worried" about Britain's lack of ventilators.

    In a briefing at the White House, the US president claimed the British government had "put themselves in a little bit of a problem" over its original plan to tackle COVID-19.

    The UK initially did not follow other European countries in closing schools and banning mass gatherings but ramped up measures following predictions that the country could otherwise have seen 250,000 deaths.

    Before the shift in strategy, the government's chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, told Sky News that around 60% of the UK population would need to become infected with coronavirus in order for society to have "herd immunity" from future outbreaks.

    Addressing US measures to tackle coronavirus, Mr Trump said: "A lot of people were saying: 'Let's just ride it out'.

    "This is not to be ridden out because then you would have been looking at potentially 2.2 million people [dying in the US] or more… in a relatively short period of time.

    "If you remember, they were looking at that concept - I guess it's a concept if you don't mind death, a lot of death - but they were looking at that in the UK, remember.

    "All of sudden they went hard the other way because they started seeing things that weren't good. They put themselves in a little bit of a problem."

    The US president added: "They have a name for it, but we won't even go by the name - it would have been very catastrophic I think if that would have happened."

    Mr Trump also said he hoped Boris Johnson is "going to be fine" as the prime minister continues to self-isolate in Downing Street after testing positive for coronavirus.

    Meanwhile during the briefing, Dr Deborah Birx, the White House's coronavirus response coordinator, pointed out the relatively low number of ventilators in the UK compared to the US.

    She said: "We are worried about groups all around the globe. I don't know if you heard the report this morning, there are 8,000 ventilators in the UK.

    "If you translate that to United States, that would be like the United States having less than 40,000 ventilators. We have five times that."

    Why doesn't the UK have enough ventilators?

    Cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday that the first batch of British-made ventilators to treat coronavirus patients will be rolled out to the NHS next week.

    He said thousands are going into production to bolster the 8,000 already deployed in hospitals and reassured the public that ventilators have been bought in from abroad to tackle the pandemic.

    The Mercedes F1 team has helped develop a breathing aid to keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care, with a host of other rival teams having pitched in to provide UK hospitals with thousands of extra ventilators.

    It was announced on Tuesday that another 393 people have died in the UK after contracting coronavirus - taking the country's death toll to 1,808.

    The number of people who have died in the US after testing positive for the virus has risen to more than 3,800, surpassing the 3,305 reported fatalities in China, where the outbreak began.

    https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...trump-11966593


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    'Strike again': US scientist predicts coronavirus return in fall

    Coronavirus will likely "strike again" in the fall in the United States, according to the top American scientist tackling the disease.

    Dr Anthony Fauci, who is spearheading the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said he expects COVID-19 will reappear in a second wave in the October-November period.

    It would not be the first time a virus reappeared in the fall. The H1N1 outbreak in 2009 struck twice in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    After initially peaking in May and June, a second wave of H1N1 hit again in late October. In August 2010, the World Health Organization finally announced the pandemic was over.

    But Fauci said if coronavirus does re-emerge, it would not be a repeat of the major crisis the country is in now.

    First, the US's ability to "test, identify, isolate and contact trace will have significantly improved", Fauci said.

    In addition, several clinical trials for potential COVID-19 treatments are under way, he said, adding he hopes at least one will be available by fall. There are also multiple vaccine candidates, one of which is "on track".

    "So I would anticipate that, you know, a year to a year and a half, we'd be able to do it under an emergency use," Fauci said in a briefing.

    "If we start seeing an efficacy signal, we may be able to even use a vaccine at the next season. So things are going to be very, very different. What we're going through now is going to be more than just lessons learned - it's going to be things that we have available to us that we did not have before," he said.

    'Mitigation is actually working'

    Despite the grim news that the White House is projecting between 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the US as a result of the coronavirus pandemic even if physical distancing measures are followed, Fauci said mitigation efforts are having a positive effect.

    "It's tough. People are suffering, people are dying. It's inconvenient from a societal standpoint, from an economic standpoint to go through this [distancing]. But this is going to be the answer to our problems," he said.

    The US death toll from the coronavirus climbed past 4,000 on Wednesday, eclipsing China's official count.

    Public health officials stressed that the number of dead could be lower if people across the country continued keeping their distance from one another.

    "We really believe we can do a lot better than that," said Dr Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus taskforce.

    That would require all Americans to take their role in preventing the spread of disease seriously, she said.

    "There's no magic bullet," Birx added. "There's no magic vaccine or therapy. It's just behaviours. Each of our behaviours translates into something that changes the course of this viral pandemic."

    Fauci said the estimate of as many as 240,000 people dead was "a number that we need to anticipate, but we don't necessarily have to accept it as being inevitable".

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...075606758.html


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    Here's a look at the latest news from across the United States for those just joining us:

    White House predictions released on Tuesday estimate that 100,000-240,000 Americans will die in the next few weeks, despite 75% of Americans being ordered under lockdown

    Federal guidelines banning large groups and suggesting other social-distancing measures have been extended to 30 April
    Florida's Republican governor is under fire for resisting issuing a mandatory "stay at home" order, even as the number of new cases soar in the state

    It's rent day, and for 3.3 million newly unemployed Americans that may be a struggle. However, several states have issued a temporary ban on evictions

    Charity food banks are struggling to cope with sky-high demand across the country

    Democratic leading candidate Joe Biden said his party's presidential convention in July may need to be called off


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    Based on White House project models, the US appears to be on track to see a coronavirus impact similar to Italy's, says Vice-President Mike Pence

    "We think Italy may be the most comparable area to the United States at this point for a variety of reasons,” Mr Pence told CNN on Wednesday.

    If not for the mitigation measures already being implemented, millions of Americans would have died, rather than the 100,000 to 240,000 currently forecast, he says.

    "Our message yesterday, our message over the next 30 days, is the future is in our hands,” says Mr Pence.

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    Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has just issued a mandatory order to state residents requiring them to stay at home and only go out for "essential" needs.

    It comes after he was criticised for not ordering a state-wide lockdown, even as more than 30 other US states did so.

    There have been about 7,000 coronavirus cases in Florida, as well as 87 deaths.



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    US has surpassed 200,000 cases and this is when they had a head start of 1.5 -2 months to prepare and foresee. Goes to show when you elect a guy like Trump as president then there are bound to be consequences.


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    New York state's virus deaths jump to more than 1,900

    The number of coronavirus deaths in New York state more than doubled in 72 hours to 1,941, and Gov Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that projections show the outbreak worsening through the month, AP reports.

    The sobering news from the governor came as he pledged to close New York City playgrounds to slow the spread of the virus, leaving green spaces open. He said overburdened hospitals in hard-hit downstate areas have begun transferring patients north to the Albany area.

    A month after New York discovered its first infection, the state tallied more than 83,000 positive cases. The 1,941 deaths were up from 965 on Sunday morning.

    https://www.dawn.com/live-blog/


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    The US now has more than 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

    The number stands at 203,608. Italy has the second highest number with more than 110,000 cases.



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    3 weeks in and still no sign of slow down still # of new cases growing day by day.... We need a national shut down now but president is such an idiot that he cant think that far. Wishful thinking wont get us anywhere we need to learn from China.

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    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has said the city will be the first to use the new 15-minute coronavirus test kits recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    The tests were sent on Wednesday by Abbott Laboratories, a Chicago-based company, and are being deployed immediately.

    Mr Duggan also said there were now 2,483 cases in Detroit and the death toll stood at 82.

    The city is also moving to test all emergency responders after 91 Detroit Police Department employees and 17 firefighters tested positive.



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    Trump needs to LISTEN to smart people and not his minnions in white house who are drowning America in the worst economic and health crisis known to mankind. Im starting to lose faith in guys like Dr. FAUCI because this has been completely mishandled from day 1 and still showing no signs of slowing down. We need extreme measures now.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mar...E-1A59C2664716

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    Economically America is not recovering from this unless wars and what not.

    Healthwise ,NY has suffered greatly and if the predictions are correct Trump itself is saying the deaths are going to be much higher in number.

    US intelligence has failed miserably with this regard, I think its safe to say Trump has failed in his biggest challenge as well.

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    Trump says U.S. will soon have more ventilators than it needs for virus victims

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States will soon have more ventilators than it needs and there will be enough eventually to send some to other countries.

    Many state governors complain they do not have enough of ventilators at present to meet the urgent need.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKBN21J703


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    Russian plane with coronavirus medical gear lands in U.S. after Trump-Putin call

    Russia sent the United States medical equipment on Wednesday to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, a public relations coup for Russian President Vladimir Putin after he discussed the crisis with U.S. President Donald Trump.

    Trump, struggling to fill shortages of ventilators and personal protective equipment, accepted Putin’s offer in a phone call on Monday. A Russian military transport plane left an airfield outside Moscow and arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport in late afternoon on Wednesday.

    Emergency aid to Washington was a striking development. Usually, the United States donates supplies to embattled countries rather than accepting them. The origin of the gift was bound to revive criticism from Democrats that Trump has been too cozy with the Russian leader.

    “Trump gratefully accepted this humanitarian aid,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was cited as saying by the Interfax news agency on Tuesday. Trump himself spoke enthusiastically about the Russian help after his call with Putin.

    A U.S. official in Washington confirmed the shipment was a direct result of Trump’s phone conversation with Putin. The official said it carried 60 tons of ventilators, masks, respirators and other items.

    The official said the equipment would be carefully examined to make sure it comports with the quality requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Russia’s Rossiya 24 channel on Wednesday morning showed the plane taking off from a military air base outside Moscow in darkness. Its cargo hold was filled with cardboard boxes and other packages.

    Confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases have surged to more than 205,000, with 4,500 deaths.

    In Russia, the official tally of confirmed cases is 2,337, with 17 deaths, although some doctors there have questioned the accuracy of official data.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKBN21I37W

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    1000 deaths today 😩

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    The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has gone above 5,000, Johns Hopkins University has said.

    Earlier the university said 884 people had died in 24 hours - a new record.

    Among the latest victims was a six-week-old baby. More than 216,000 are now infected - the world's highest figure.

    Meanwhile, the Washington Post said the federal government's reserves of protective equipment and medical supplies were almost exhausted.

    Quoting officials in the Department for Homeland Security, the newspaper this had left the federal government and individual US states competing for safety gear, while the unprecedented demand had led to profiteering.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-ca...al.link1_.auin


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    Quote Originally Posted by sjahmed23 View Post
    1000 deaths today 😩
    Seriously!!! Wow yeah stupid people (including me) didn't know this thing would hurt so bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigboii View Post
    Seriously!!! Wow yeah stupid people (including me) didn't know this thing would hurt so bad
    Donít think anyone did. Biggest intelligence failure of all the world bodies combined, only super spies in movies.

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    Latest USA Coronavirus statistics:

    Coronavirus Cases:
    215,300
    Deaths:
    5,110
    Recovered:
    8,878
    Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/.


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    It looks like US citizens are not only stockpiling food and toilet paper - but also guns.

    New data from the FBI shows a 32% surge in background checks for people who want to buy firearms.

    For the month of March, some 3,740,688 such checks were made, compared to 2.8 million the previous month.

    It's the highest number of checks since beginning of the data in 1998.


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    US puts federal prisons on lockdown over virus fears

    Washington (AFP) - The US confined all its federal inmates, nearly 170,000 people, to their cells and wards Wednesday for at least two weeks to prevent an outbreak of new coronavirus, an especially dire concern in the country with the world's largest prison population.

    At least two inmates have died of the COVID-19 illness so far in one Louisiana penitentiary -- the first on Saturday, and a second on Wednesday, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

    The bureau said that at least 57 inmates and 37 guards have been infected throughout the 122 federal penitentiaries so far.

    Previously, only inmates who had been in contact with infected people were quarantined. Most visits and transfers had also been suspended.

    That changed Wednesday. "For a 14-day period, inmates in every institution will be secured in their assigned cells/quarters to decrease the spread of the virus," the bureau said in a statement.

    Such lockdowns are usually only implemented to quell prison unrest. This time, the move "is based on health concerns, not disruptive inmate behavior," the statement said.

    It said that, "to the extent practicable," inmates would still have access to programs such as education and mental health treatment, while "limited group gathering" would still be allowed to facilitate access to showers and commissary, among other services.

    Rights activists strongly criticized the measures. "Solitary confinement is not a solution. Solitary confinement is torture," said Scott Hechinger, a New York public defender, on Twitter.

    Similar measures taken due to the virus have led to deadly riots in prisons in Italy and Jordan, and escapes in Venezuela and Brazil.

    The US has more than 2.2 million people behind bars, more than any other country in the world -- the vast majority in state penitentiaries or local jails.

    Since the beginning of the epidemic, which has now infected more than 209,000 people and killed in excess of 4,600 in the US, there have been calls to reduce the prison population.

    Attorney General Bill Barr said Thursday that he supports house arrest for the most vulnerable people in federal prisons, especially the elderly and those at the end of their sentences.

    The prison system in the largest US state, California, said Tuesday that it plans to release about 3,500 non-violent inmates. Other US jurisdictions, including the state of New Jersey and some cities, have announced similar measures.

    https://news.yahoo.com/us-puts-feder...192502525.html


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    Oh my. 10 million have filed for unemployment in the last two weeks. 9 million lost their jobs in the 2008 recession.

    We are on the brink of a global economic collapse.

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    If you're just joining us in the US, good morning and welcome. Here are the latest headlines:

    The death toll from the coronavirus in the US has passed the 5,000 mark, after a record 884 people died in 24 hours

    The federal government’s reserve of protective equipment and medical supplies is almost exhausted, reports say. But the Trump administration says it can acquire adequate supplies and has $16bn (£13bn) available to do so

    Unemployment claims have surged to a record-breaking 6.6 million. It eclipses the previous week's record of nearly 3.3 million, as the pandemic continues to upend the economy

    Almost 170,000 inmates housed in federal prisons have been confined to their cells and wards for at least two weeks to prevent the spread of the virus. Dozens of inmates and at least 37 guards have tested positive so far

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has urged people to stick to social distancing rules, saying police would get "more aggressive" in enforcing them. He has shut playgrounds and basketball courts and set up 45 mobile morgues in New York City, which is at the centre of the outbreak in the US

    The governor of Connecticut, meanwhile, has confirmed a six-week-old baby is among those to have died of Covid-19. It is believed to be America's youngest victim so far


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    The death toll from the coronavirus in the US has passed the 5,000 mark, after a record 884 people died in 24 hours

    The federal government’s reserve of protective equipment and medical supplies is almost exhausted, reports say. But the Trump administration says it can acquire adequate supplies and has $16bn (£13bn) available to do so

    Unemployment claims have surged to a record-breaking 6.6 million. It eclipses the previous week's record of nearly 3.3 million, as the pandemic continues to upend the economy

    Almost 170,000 inmates housed in federal prisons have been confined to their cells and wards for at least two weeks to prevent the spread of the virus. Dozens of inmates and at least 37 guards have tested positive so far

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has urged people to stick to social distancing rules, saying police would get "more aggressive" in enforcing them. He has shut playgrounds and basketball courts and set up 45 mobile morgues in New York City, which is at the centre of the outbreak in the US

    The governor of Connecticut, meanwhile, has confirmed a six-week-old baby is among those to have died of Covid-19. It is believed to be America's youngest victim so far


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    Everytime republicans get elected we end up with a recession fgs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Oh my. 10 million have filed for unemployment in the last two weeks. 9 million lost their jobs in the 2008 recession.

    We are on the brink of a global economic collapse.
    We are in midst of one.

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    The speed with which US firms have shed workers is terrifying.

    Roughly 10 million Americans have lost their job in the last two weeks. That rate is unprecedented.

    There were several reasons for this week’s historic increase, including more states ordering non-essential businesses to close to contain the spread of the virus.

    A government relief package was also signed last week that expanded unemployment benefits to help more people.

    This record-breaking data is likely to mark the start of a bruising couple of months for the US economy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sjahmed23 View Post
    Everytime republicans get elected we end up with a recession fgs
    This was happening regardless of who was in power

    A recession was due anyway tho but this was the trigger no one wanted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    This was happening regardless of who was in power

    A recession was due anyway tho but this was the trigger no one wanted
    why do you think recession was coming is it because economy was way too good?

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    The Griffins ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonewarrior View Post
    Incredibly stupid. I can't understand why they wouldn't have closed the beaches?

    What these idiots don't realise is that they may have it without knowing and pass it on to more vulnerable people.

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    Around 90% of Americans are under some form of lockdown orders requiring them to stay in their homes to control the rate of coronavirus infections

    Democrats will delay choosing their candidate to take on Mr Trump until August, over fears that the pandemic will still be a threat to the convention, which had been scheduled for mid-July

    The mayor of LA has ordered all of the city's four million residents to wear masks outside their home, while federal officials say they are also mulling new face masks orders for the entire country

    Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden's team are planning to sort out a phone call with Mr Trump to discuss the coronavirus crisis, after the president floated the idea



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    The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, Brett Crozier, has been removed from his post after he complained that the US navy was not doing enough to prevent coronavirus from spreading rampantly through the aircraft carrier.

    Capt Crozier had written a letter to his bosses saying that urgent action needed to be taken to prevent American troops from dying outside of wartime.

    "He exercised extremely poor judgement" said Acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly.

    He also told reporters that Capt Crozier was being fired for allegedly leaking the letter to the media.

    He said the letter "created the impression the Navy was not responding to his questions".

    "It creates the perception the Navy is not on the job; the government is not on the job. That's just not true."

    Uninfected members of the ship's 4,000 crew are being quarantined in Guam after the governor of the US island territory said they could stay as long as they had no interactions with locals.
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    New York reels at center of pandemic as home-bound Americans feel economic pain

    New York City hospitals and morgues bent under the strain of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, struggling to treat or bury casualties, as the state’s governor offered a grim prediction that the rest of the country would soon face the same misery.

    Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday with more than 52,000 deaths, according to a Reuters tally based on country by country data.

    Nearly 1,400 people have been killed by the virus in New York City, while an estimated 90% of Americans are under orders to remain at home, in many cases unable to work and fearing infection when they leave to buy food or other necessities.

    “In many ways, New York state is a microcosm of the United States and that’s why I think it is going to be illustrative to the rest of the nation as to what is going to happen,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

    The U.S. death toll stood at over 5,800 on Thursday, up more than 900 from the day before, with a total of 240,000 cases reported by states and counties, according to a Reuters tally.

    The U.S. Navy relieved the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter asking for help controlling a coronavirus outbreak onboard, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday.

    White House medical experts have forecast between 100,000 to 240,000 people could be killed even if Americans follow strict lock-down orders.

    The U.S. government reported that a record 6.6 million workers, sent home by their employers as businesses closed, had filed for jobless benefits last week, double the previous all-time high set a week earlier.

    “It takes your breath away,” Justin Hoogendoorn, head of fixed income strategy and analytics at Piper Sandler in Chicago, said of the unemployment numbers. “Obviously the immediate reaction to something like that is going to be fear.”

    The Walt Disney Company said on Thursday it would furlough all non-essential employees beginning on April 19.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKBN21K20K

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    The United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far at nearly 1,200. It now has more than 6,000 fatalities as the contagion spreads.



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    Coronavirus spike on Navajo Nation raises alarms


    A steep rise in coronavirus cases on the Navajo Nation in the western part of the United States has caused concern among regional leaders, who worry the tribal lands are ill-equipped to handle the pandemic and the federal government is taking too long to address needs.

    The Navajo Nation Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service reported 174 COVID-19 cases in the Navajo Nation on Wednesday, along with seven COVID-19-related deaths. There were roughly 49 confirmed cases one week ago.

    The Navajo Nation is a 71,000 square kilometre (27,413 square mile) semi-autonomous territory spanning three US states - Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. It essentially serves as a reservation for the over 350,000 Navajo (or Dine, in their language) people who live there.

    Navajo Nation leaders have increased restrictions in order to avoid this dire outcome.

    The Navajo Nation has been under a shelter-in-place order since March 13, with a curfew since March 30, in an effort to slow travel, according to Jonathan Nez, president of the Navajo Nation.

    The curfew lasts from 8pm to 5am and excludes essential employees travelling to and from work, though they must have documentation to justify their travel.

    But Navajo leaders have reportedly criticised the wider effort to contain the virus, with some pointing to what they say was the delayed closure of the Grand Canyon National Park.

    The Navajo Nation and county leaders lobbied for the Grand Canyon to close for weeks, as tourists who wish to see the East Rim of the park must drive through tribal lands. It was closed on Tuesday.

    "The closure of the park took longer than it should've, but we're glad it's finally closed," Nez was quoted by local media as saying.

    'Wipe out'

    While the closure of the Grand Canyon is seen as a positive step, officials worry the coronavirus poses a serious threat to US Indigenous peoples.

    New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said she was "very worried" about the spikes in coronavirus cases on the Navajo Nation in a call with US President Donald Trump.

    The pandemic "could wipe out those tribal nations", Lujan Grisham told ABC News earlier this week.

    Police have reportedly started enforcing the curfew, driving through Navajo communities, stopping drivers and using intercoms to inform residents of Tuba City, Arizona that the lockdown was in effect.

    While the curfew in the Navajo Nation is viewed as necessary by health and tribal officials, it could create challenges for Navajo citizens on tribal lands.

    For example, there are only 13 full-service supermarkets on Navajo Nation lands, according to Partners In Health, a health advocacy organisation. Many people travel to so-called "border towns" such as Flagstaff, Arizona, or Farmington, New Mexico, for shopping.

    The Navajo Nation also has a notable unsheltered population, which also lives in or around "border towns", where some face discrimination.

    Al Jazeera contacted the Navajo Nation about efforts to address these challenges, but did not immediately receive a response.

    Navajo Nation authorities and the Arizona National Guard have set up emergency centres that will help with medical and food aid, according to local reports.

    Federal aid

    The massive $2 trillion emergency coronavirus aid bill passed by Congress on March 25 allotted $64m to the Indian Health Service (IHS), the federal agency that oversees healthcare among tribal nations in the US.

    The sum is designated for testing for the coronavirus, according to the bill.

    Rear Admiral Michael D Weahkee, the IHS principal deputy director, said in a statement sent to Al Jazeera that Congress has passed further bills, including $1bn in funds to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

    "IHS headquarters is working to get resources out to the front lines as quickly as possible. This week we held rapid tribal consultation and urban confer sessions to guide our distribution of $134 million in new resources to respond to coronavirus … in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

    "These funds will support IHS and tribal and urban Indian organizations in our response", Weahkee concluded.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...180415214.html


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    Bill Gates: Here’s how to make up for lost time on covid-19

    There’s no question the United States missed the opportunity to get ahead of the novel coronavirus. But the window for making important decisions hasn’t closed. The choices we and our leaders make now will have an enormous impact on how soon case numbers start to go down, how long the economy remains shut down and how many Americans will have to bury a loved one because of covid-19.

    Through my work with the Gates Foundation, I’ve spoken with experts and leaders in Washington and across the country. It’s become clear to me that we must take three steps.

    First, we need a consistent nationwide approach to shutting down. Despite urging from public health experts, some states and counties haven’t shut down completely. In some states, beaches are still open; in others, restaurants still serve sit-down meals.



    This is a recipe for disaster. Because people can travel freely across state lines, so can the virus. The country’s leaders need to be clear: Shutdown anywhere means shutdown everywhere. Until the case numbers start to go down across America — which could take 10 weeks or more — no one can continue business as usual or relax the shutdown. Any confusion about this point will only extend the economic pain, raise the odds that the virus will return, and cause more deaths.

    Second, the federal government needs to step up on testing. Far more tests should be made available. We should also aggregate the results so we can quickly identify potential volunteers for clinical trials and know with confidence when it’s time to return to normal. There are good examples to follow: New York state recently expanded its capacity to up to more than 20,000 tests per day.

    There’s also been some progress on more efficient testing methods, such as the self-swab developed by the Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network, which allows patients to take a sample themselves without possibly exposing a health worker. I hope this and other innovations in testing are scaled up across the country soon.

    Even so, demand for tests will probably exceed the supply for some time, and right now, there’s little rhyme or reason to who gets the few that are available. As a result, we don’t have a good handle on how many cases there are or where the virus is likely headed next, and it will be hard to know if it rebounds later. And because of the backlog of samples, it can take seven days for results to arrive when we need them within 24 hours.

    This is why the country needs clear priorities for who is tested. First on the list should be people in essential roles such as health-care workers and first responders, followed by highly symptomatic people who are most at risk of becoming seriously ill and those who are likely to have been exposed.

    The same goes for masks and ventilators. Forcing 50 governors to compete for lifesaving equipment — and hospitals to pay exorbitant prices for it — only makes matters worse.

    Finally, we need a data-based approach to developing treatments and a vaccine. Scientists are working full speed on both; in the meantime, leaders can help by not stoking rumors or panic buying. Long before the drug hydroxychloroquine was approved as an emergency treatment for covid-19, people started hoarding it, making it hard to find for lupus patients who need it to survive.

    We should stick with the process that works: Run rapid trials involving various candidates and inform the public when the results are in. Once we have a safe and effective treatment, we’ll need to ensure that the first doses go to the people who need them most.

    To bring the disease to an end, we’ll need a safe and effective vaccine. If we do everything right, we could have one in less than 18 months — about the fastest a vaccine has ever been developed. But creating a vaccine is only half the battle. To protect Americans and people around the world, we’ll need to manufacture billions of doses. (Without a vaccine, developing countries are at even greater risk than wealthy ones, because it’s even harder for them to do physical distancing and shutdowns.)

    We can start now by building the facilities where these vaccines will be made. Because many of the top candidates are made using unique equipment, we’ll have to build facilities for each of them, knowing that some won’t get used. Private companies can’t take that kind of risk, but the federal government can. It’s a great sign that the administration made deals this week with at least two companies to prepare for vaccine manufacturing. I hope more deals will follow.

    In 2015, I urged world leaders in a TED talk to prepare for a pandemic the same way they prepare for war — by running simulations to find the cracks in the system. As we’ve seen this year, we have a long way to go. But I still believe that if we make the right decisions now, informed by science, data and the experience of medical professionals, we can save lives and get the country back to work.




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    Seems like people in general aren't taking it serious, especially younger people. I've heard in places without lockdown people are still roaming around, going to stores in crowds. There is no way the virus will be contained this way.

    I don't get why the US won't just follow New Zealand's example.

    If the government won't do anything then the people should take responsibilty and stay home when possible, don't unnecessarily roam around, keep your distance from other people.

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    The White House is expected to advise Americans living in coronavirus hotspots to wear cloth masks or scarves in public to help stop its spread

    "I don't think it will be mandatory - if people want to wear them, they can," President Donald Trump said of the advice

    New York City remains the worst-hit area in the country. It has recorded 1,562 deaths in the pandemic, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University

    Most states have issued "stay-at-home" orders, putting more than 75% of Americans under lockdown

    The US now has the most Covid-19 cases - more than 245,000 - in the world. The authorities said more than 1,000 people had died in the past 24 hours - the highest daily death toll ever recorded

    A decade of jobs growth in the US came to an abrupt halt last month, official figures show. Employers shed hundreds of thousands of jobs with the leisure and hospitality industries accounting for more than half of them

    It comes after figures showed around 10 million Americans had registered for unemployment benefits over the past two weeks - eclipsing all previous records



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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    This was happening regardless of who was in power

    A recession was due anyway tho but this was the trigger no one wanted
    It is their failure to act in right time and philosphy os limited government intervention that gets us in trouble. Samething has happened here, people just dont get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    This was happening regardless of who was in power

    A recession was due anyway tho but this was the trigger no one wanted
    Correction was due donít think anything pointed to a recession..except the usual bears.( who btw said the same in 2018,2019)..

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    New York sees highest increase in deaths

    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is speaking now. His state remains the epicentre of the outbreak in the US.

    Cuomo says the state has now seen the "highest single [day] increase in the number of deaths since we started: 2,900 from 2,300."

    He says the curve of cases is still rising, and the number of tests conducted has reached a new high - over 21,000 to date.

    Other updates:

    New York has 10,000 new cases from Thursday

    102,000 people have tested positive

    14,000 are currently in hospital, with 3,700 in critical care

    8,800 people have been discharged


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    Quote Originally Posted by JaDed View Post
    Correction was due donít think anything pointed to a recession..except the usual bears.( who btw said the same in 2018,2019)..
    I dont buy that, people keep saying it was bound to happen is a easy cop out. Republican and their ideology of limited government invovlement got us to where we are. We were so slow to react and we're still hesistant to have a national shut down because of this philosphy. Free market and captalism won't do jack if the entire country is falling sick and we're in a free for all. This is the worst government we couldve asked for in this crisis. Them thinking sending $1200 checks is is going to solve anything is even more naive. Critical mistakes in the name of ideology and politics were made early and that is going to decide our fate.

    As we speak there are still states without mandatory shutdown orders.

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    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is speaking now. His state remains the epicentre of the outbreak in the US.

    Cuomo says the state has now seen the "highest single [day] increase in the number of deaths since we started: 2,900 from 2,300."

    He says the curve of cases is still rising, and the number of tests conducted has reached a new high - over 21,000 to date.

    Other updates:

    New York has 10,000 new cases from Thursday

    102,000 people have tested positive

    14,000 are currently in hospital, with 3,700 in critical care

    8,800 people have been discharged



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    Quote Originally Posted by sjahmed23 View Post
    I dont buy that, people keep saying it was bound to happen is a easy cop out. Republican and their ideology of limited government invovlement got us to where we are. We were so slow to react and we're still hesistant to have a national shut down because of this philosphy. Free market and captalism won't do jack if the entire country is falling sick and we're in a free for all. This is the worst government we couldve asked for in this crisis. Them thinking sending $1200 checks is is going to solve anything is even more naive. Critical mistakes in the name of ideology and politics were made early and that is going to decide our fate.

    As we speak there are still states without mandatory shutdown orders.
    Not denying it but somehow I expected more from US intelligence than the Ruling party.
    This is epic fail from them to see what impacts US at this level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzi View Post
    Incredibly stupid. I can't understand why they wouldn't have closed the beaches?

    What these idiots don't realise is that they may have it without knowing and pass it on to more vulnerable people.
    Spring break in Florida with hot chicks 😎 no one's missing that my friend

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    The Zandaam Holland America cruise ship has docked in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and 14 critically ill passengers have been taken to local hospitals.

    The Zandaam's other passengers were then allowed to leave after being screened by paramedics. Non-Floridians were transported directly to the airport.

    According to the Associated Press, the first plane of passengers left for Toronto, Canada.

    Four people died due to the coronavirus during the ship's journey, and hundreds were sick. Chile, Argentina and Peru had refused to let the ship dock, prompting the voyage up to Florida.

    The Zandaam's sister ship, the Rotterdam, has also docked in Fort Lauderdale. Passengers without symptoms were moved earlier from the Zandaam to the Rotterdam in an effort to contain the virus' spread.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post

    This was sad, he shouldn't have been removed as captain of the ship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Viper View Post
    Poor guy is trying his best. The state of NY has more cases than any country in the WORLD (except Italy and Spain) and that too by a long shot.


    Mein inko rolaonga

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    One of the US's largest manufacturers, 3M, says it has been ordered by the White House to stop shipping N95 masks - disposable masks which filter out at least 95% of airborne particles - to Canada and Latin America.

    US officials estimate the country will need 300m masks a month, but only about 50m are currently being produced.

    On Friday morning, the company urged the Trump administration to reconsider the order, which was made using the Defense Production Act, citing "significant humanitarian implications" and expressing concern that other countries might retaliate.

    In his daily press briefing, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was in contact with US officials and was trying to "make them understand".

    “There are thousands of nurses in Windsor who work in Detroit every single day, and Americans depend on them. There are medical products and other essential goods that move across the border in both directions," he said.

    “These are things Americans rely on and it would be a mistake to create blockages or reduce trade.”



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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post

    Whatever one says US patriotism is on a different level.


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