On a gloomy day for Americans, the number of American cases and deaths due to coronovirus that caused COVID-19 to continue to climb to lead the world, Drs. Prompted Anthony Fauci to express disappointment in “lack of success”. The outbreak as the epidemic reached the six-month mark.
According to data provided by the New York Times, the US toll rose to 6.43 million on Friday and killed at least 191,800 people. There were 37,786 new cases reported last week, up from a daily average of 35,629 compared to the previous week, and an increase of at least 915 at the time of death.
“Never, never underestimate the potential of an epidemic,” Fauci said. “And don’t try and look at the pink side of things.”
Fauci, who heads the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases and White House advisor on coronovirus, said Thursday in a Harvard Medical School webinar that he looks at COVID-19 data every day, adding that he is “more depressed. It becomes more “sad” that daily matters never refuse to the baseline he would like.
He said that while the daily new cases have fallen slightly – the daily average is 16% lower than the two-week average – he said it was “exceptionally unacceptable baseline” even when the economy is reopening. When he presented the data for a higher baseline, comparing it with other countries, it was likely because the US was not locked to the border of other countries, he “received little push from people in government.”
If there is a lesson to be learned, the World Health Organization said on Friday, six months after the outbreak-19 outbreak of an epidemic, Fausi said, “Never do, never underestimate the potential of an epidemic.” And don’t try and look at the pink side of things. “
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President Donald Trump faced a backlash over his interview with Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, in which the president said he was aware of the dangers of coronovirus but did not play to create panic.
And at a rally in Michigan on Thursday, Trump defended his optimistic tone during World War II by comparing Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who had advised people to remain calm and move forward.
In other news:
• Despite some recent claims that the US death rate was the lowest in the world, New York Times data showed that out of 169 countries, the US had a 51% highest rate of 3.0%, putting it in the 70th percentile. And for deaths per 100,000 population, it was the highest at 58.61.
• Although 34 US states showed a decline in new cases last week, 33 states reported a drop in tests per 1,000 people, according to data provided by Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, more than 5% of the tests in 30 states have yielded positive results, which the WHO has said remains positive.
• A New York Times poll of more than 1,600 universities and colleges in the US indicated that there have been at least 88,000 cases and at least 60 deaths since the epidemic. And research published in JAMA this week showed that 3,222 young adults aged 18 to 34 required hospitalization for COVID-19, 21% (684) required intensive care, 10% (331) Had required mechanical ventilation and 2.7% (88) died. .
• A new report released by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that people who tested positive for COVID-19 more recently than those who tested negative in a restaurant Reports of eating were about twice as likely. Read more.
• The epidemic has changed how 9/11 was being reminded. At the New York memorial, thousands of family members are still invited, but the names of those who died were heard from a recording rather than going live as in previous years. Read more.
There are now 28.27 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, the Johns Hopkins data show. At least 911,282 people have died and at least 19.05 million people have been recovered.
America’s case and death toll is the highest in the world. In cases, India is in second place with 4.56 million and Brazil in third place with 4.24 million, Russia on 1.05 million and Peru in third place on 7,0,067.
Brazil has the second highest number of deaths in the US after 129,522, India is third on 76,271 and Mexico in fourth place with 69,649 deaths. Britain ranks fifth in the world but ranks first in Europe with 41,703 deaths.
For Uber, the US is third in 2.40 million, India is behind 3.54 million and Brazil is third on 3.66 million.
According to its official figure in China, there have been 90,139 confirmed cases and 4,733 deaths, while 85,021 have been recovered.
What are companies saying?
• Peloton Interactive Inc. PTON,
Its first profitable quarter was reported late on Thursday night, as the at-home fitness beat both the company’s top and bottom-line results. “We experienced a strong tailwind in March as the COVID-19 epidemic, which has been increasing demand for these products. [fiscal] During the fourth quarter and the first few months of Q1 FY 2021, ”said chief executive James Foley, as reported by Jeremy Owens of Marketwatch.
• Oracle Corp ORCL,
The fiscal first-quarter profit and revenue expected late Thursday rose above expectations, and provided a second-quarter outlook above forecast. One of the reasons for the better-than-expected Q1 results was that Zoom Video Communications Inc. Revenue from ZM,
As Wallace Witkowski of MarketWatch reported, one of the work-at-home trends benefiting from the epidemic was more than double Q4.
• BMO Capital Markets analyst Simeon Siegel said that while the epidemic has damaged the retail sector in many ways, forcing some companies to close certain stores is not one of them. He said the quick response by companies to “shrink to grow” is providing an opportunity to do something that doesn’t appear very often, as reported by Tony Garcia of Marketwatch.
• Holika Inc., HOLX
Increasing its fiscal fourth quarter revenue outlook to keep it above analyst expectations, citing strong sales of production and COVID-19 tests. The diagnostics products and medical imaging systems company said it now expects to grow 54% to 60% of revenue from a year earlier to $ 1.225 billion to $ 1.275 billion, higher than the previous $ 925 million to $ 1.025 billion guidance . FactSet had a consensus of $ 986.5 million.