Biden, CDC director warn of virus rebound if nation lets up
Biden, CDC director warn of virus rebound if nation lets up
CDC extends national eviction moratorium through June
30 March, 2021, 01:23
According to the CDC, the number of COVID-19 cases reported is on the rise, to approximately 60,000 new cases each day, a 10 percent increase from a week ago.
Public health officials have expressed concerns over the trajectory of the pandemic in the state even as vaccinations continue. I would just worry that we will see the surges that we saw in the summer and the winter again.
Dr. Walensky also got slightly emotional when talking about the conditions that physicians are dealing with right now when it comes to COVID-19.
Walensky said that she was concerned that the country could follow in the steps of some across the ocean in Europe, where some countries have contended with new surges of COVID-19 cases after reopening too much of the economy too quickly. And more than 50 million Americans - almost one in five adults - are fully vaccinated.
Dr. Walensky on Monday described "a feeling of nausea" she would experience previous year when, as a doctor at a Boston hospital, she saw the corpses of Covid-19 patients piled up, overflowing from the morgue; and when she stood, "gowned and shielded", as the last one in a patient's room before they died alone, without family.
"As Governor Ivey has previously stated, Alabama's mask mandate ends April 9", Maiola said.
"Hang in there", said infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci.
He said officials are anxious that "it would discourage people" from getting vaccinated if the federal government was involved. Recent research suggests the variant may also be associated with a higher risk of dying from Covid-19. "We really need to hold on to the public health measures as we get more and more people-from two to three-plus million people-vaccinated every day".
The officials discouraged nonessential travel and encouraged continued mask-wearing and keeping socially distant to stop the spread of the virus and its risky variants. White House Covid-19 Data Director Dr. Cyrus Shahpar said Friday the seven-day average of vaccine doses administered was 2.62 million a day.
Biden, who has been vaccinated, has been returning to his home state of DE or to the presidential retreat Camp David on weekends in addition to visiting other states for business trips during his first two months in office.
The Biden administration was now reviewing the issue and would make recommendations, Psaki told reporters, adding, "We believe it will be driven by the private sector".
That challenge could arise over the next four to six weeks, Lori Tremmel Freeman, CEO of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, told CNN last week.
Gov. Kay Ivey does not plan to change her mind about ending Alabama's mask mandate, Press Secretary Gina Maiola said today, a statement that came in response to President Joe Biden's call for states to keep or reinstate mask orders.
To combat disinformation and hesitancy, state leaders across the country have announced partnerships with local organizations and churches and have visited vaccination sites to get the message across: the vaccines are the way out.
At the time, she said, there were so many unknowns about the virus. "Vaccines in arms is how we beat this thing".
Vaccine manufacturers are on track to meet their targets, Slavitt said, and Johnson & Johnson will soon deliver 11 million doses.
It has again made Myanmar the focus of global scrutiny as security forces have repeatedly fired into crowds of protesters. Up through Friday, the Association of Political Prisoners had verified 328 people killed in the post-coup crackdown.
The law also reduces the timeframe in which runoff elections are held, including the amount of early voting for runoffs. Brian Kemp on Thursday signed sweeping changes to the state's election rules into law.
Another 15,657 cases have screened positive with a mutation detected, but the lineage for the variant strain not yet sequenced. We now have 894 COVID-19 patients in the hospital with 332 people in the ICU and 212 in the ICU on a ventilator.
Egypt is eager to resume traffic along the Suez Canal, which brings in between $5 billion and $6 billion in revenue each year. The BBC, citing the Suez Canal Authority, reported that the ship has been corrected by 80% and freed from the shoreline.
According to the Weather Channel , the west Georgia town of Newnan had also seen significant storm damage as of Thursday night. Images shared on social media much of the devastation and destruction left after the tornado hit the state.
The police have set up a cordon around the church and a disaster victim identification team is investigating the incident. Catholic worshippers in Indonesia are celebrating Palm Sunday, one week prior to Easter.
Around 11:20 p.m. on Friday, police officers responded to multiple gunshots in the oceanfront resort area of Virginia Beach. The officer was placed on administrative assignment pending an investigation, per standard procedure, the department said.
The proposal is said to be larger than the $1.9 trillion covid relief package that the Congress passed earlier this month. Biden said former Trump had eliminated funding addressing the root causes of why people are leaving their home countries.
Myanmar forces fire on funeral; crackdown continues
At least 107 more people were killed on Saturday, the United Nations said, as the regime observed Armed Forces Day . Security Council has not advocated concerted action against the junta, such as a ban on selling it arms.
At least 16 Greek-owned vessels waiting at Suez canal
Its temporary closure might affect 10-15% of world container throughput, Moody's Investors Service has estimated. Removing some or all of the cargo could add days to the effort to clear the Japanese-owned ship from the canal.
Hundreds rally against anti-Asian hate
At a rally in Los Angeles, California, protesters held signs that say "I'm not a virus", or "Hate is a virus". We know the fetishization of Asian American women is a real thing many of us have had to deal with that.
Myanmar military promises new elections, threatens protesters
In an ominous warning on Friday evening, state television said protesters were "in danger of getting shot to the head and back". Min Aung Hlaing expressed gratitude to the Russian representative for the country's support, describing it as a "true friend".
EU Commission can put brakes on vaccine exports
The EU is divided over whether to take a tougher line on vaccine exports by companies that do not meet contractual commitments. The situation could still change if the export mechanism is used.
Pfizer begins Covid vaccine trial in young children
Pfizer joins Moderna and AstraZeneca in testing their vaccines in younger children, while Johnson & Johnson has plans to follow. Central, state government hospitals, selected private hospitals and public buildings have been converted to vaccination centres.
Oil trades higher as Suez Canal jam continues
While a company might know it has a product sitting on a ship that's stopped, the impact of delays down the line are unknown. The canal extends from the northern terminus of Port Said to the southern terminus of Port Tewfik at the city of Suez.