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Here are three ways that consumers can help support small businesses that are struggling financially during the coronovirus epidemic.
Airline layoffs could begin on Thursday with the US and United Declaration 32,000 workers struggling to reach agreement on another COVID-19 incentive relief package as lawmakers and the White House plan to clash.
A vote on a $ 2.2 trillion stimulus bill to allow House Speaker and Treasury Secretary Steven Menuchin to negotiate a bipartisan agreement was postponed Thursday, a Democratic ally, unable to publicly hold internal discussions .
Meanwhile, coronovirus cases are increasing in the Midwest, including Wisconsin, where President Donald Trump is scheduled to rally on Saturday. Some hospitals are waiting-list patients or sending them to other facilities; According to officials, the Bellin Hospital in Green Bay was at 94% capacity on Tuesday.
Globally, September was the worst month for India during the epidemic. The country reported 86,821 new coronovirus cases and 1,181 deaths on Thursday.
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4 Today’s Number: US has reported over 7.2 Million cases and more than 206,000 Deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Globally, there have been 34 Million cases and more than 1 Million plagues
4 What we are reading: Corner College, Waterweil, Maine, is running one of the nation’s most rigorous COVID testing programs. So far, it is working to keep coronovirus cases at bay, while colleges across the country are facing outbreaks.
4 Mapping Coronavirus: Track the American outbreak, state by state.
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Fauci responded to Trump’s masked claims after the debate
President Donald Trump reported that Drs. Anthony Fauci and other medical experts had initially discouraged the use of the mask – which is partly true, according to a USA Today fact-check – that Fauci said he was “taken out of context” in an interview with ABC. News
Speaking on the “Start Here” podcast, he said that due to the acute scarcity of masks he discouraged mask use “too early”. “The feeling was that those who wanted to keep masks in the community,” he said, “hoardings can be masks and make the lack of masks even greater.”
By April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the mask for public use, with findings pointing to the importance of wearing masks. Fauci has since made it clear that masks are important when going out in public. “Anyone who has been listening to me for the past several months knows that a conversation is not where I strongly recommend that people wear masks.”
The decision to welcome a live audience for the upcoming season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” has prompted concern from the New York government. Andrew Cuomo’s administration questioned whether the venerable show’s plan complied with state COVID-19 restrictions. The NBC sketch comedy show is requesting tickets for its show through a third party this Saturday when it is about to make its 46th season to make a comeback at the famed Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, Manhattan.
New York’s COVID-19 rules, however, make explicit television shows and other media productions prohibited for live audiences unless it is composed of a fully paid staff, cast, or crew. Asked if the “SNL” live audience plan complied with state regulations, Health Department spokesman Gary Holmes said the state had banned ticket-cutting incidents on March 16 and “the ban has not changed. ”
– John Campbell, New York State Team
After President Donald Trump spread the vote on a national stage with former Vice President Joe Biden and several lies on mail-in ballots, a study by Cornell found the president to be “the biggest driver of misinformation around COVID.” The findings, first reported by the New York Times, identified 11 themes of misinformation, including false theories about the virus’s provenance and ineffective “miracle cures” such as anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine, which “traditional media” outlets Are operational in Researchers also found that “most of the COVID misinformation is reported by the media without question or correction.”
“In relation to that there are serious health implications in the real world,” lead author Sarah Evanega told the Times.
Researchers at Kansas State University and the US Department of Agriculture have found that mosquitoes from an infected person cannot infect COVID-19 from an infected person. They gave blood from mosquitoes infected with COVID-19 and found that the mosquitoes did not have virus replication. The researchers wrote in the journal Biorexiv, “We conclude that (a) bites (insects) do not pose a risk for transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to humans or animals after SARS-CoV-2 infected blood meal . ” The study is yet peer reviewed.
Insects infamous for the spread of dengue, zika and other viruses resulted in the release of more than 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes over the next two years by Florida Keys officials to limit the spread of dengue.
COVID-19 test: positivity rates and why they are so important
COVID-19 Comprehensive testing is important to fight the epidemic, but is it sufficiently tested? The answer lies in the positivity rate.
An outbreak in Washington state that infects at least 25 people is linked to a spa. King County’s Department of Public Health is advising people to take COVID-19 and quarantine testing for two weeks between Sept 16 and Sept 30 at Snowcalmie, Wash. And Soapt Lodge and Spa. The spa has temporarily suspended operations, and is collaborating with the department to reopen efforts.
“We have further intensified (safety) efforts by actively partnering with public health – Seattle and King County to provide comprehensive and expeditious testing for our team members, as well as our already complete uplift – Engaging a third party for property hygiene. Standards. “Said spa manager Alan Stephens in a statement.
According to the state’s Department of Health, there have been 87,522 cases and 2,126 deaths in Washington state as of Thursday morning.
India is on track as the country with the most damage to the US during the epidemic within several weeks as authorities on Thursday reported an additional 86,821 coronovirus cases and 1,181 fatal cases, the worst month of September. The Health Ministry update for the last 24 hours took the total number of infected people in India to over 6.3 million and COVID-19 to 98,678 people. India added 41% of its confirmed cases and 34% fatalities in September alone.
The government announced the easing of restrictions from 15 October, allowing theaters, cinemas and multiplexes to open with seating capacity up to 50%. 28 states of India may also decide to reopen schools after October. 15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi implemented a stringent lockdown worldwide at the end of March, but began loosening sanctions after two months to revive a serious economy costing more than 10 million. Migrant workers deported in cities.
As the NBA is expected to start with fans in the home arena sometime in January next season, Commissioner Adam Silver said whether this scenario hinges on the availability of a safe and proven vaccine.
“Based on what I have read, there is almost no chance that there will be at least one vaccine that is at least widely distributed before the next season starts. “I don’t see the development of a vaccine as a prerequisite,” Silver told a press conference on Wednesday before Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat.
“My feeling with the rapid test is that we cannot have 19,000 people in the building. we will see. But, in case of wrong protocol and with advanced testing, you will be able to bring fans back to the arenas, ”he said.
– Mark Medina
On Wednesday, Brian Kemp extended Georgia’s coronovirus restrictions for two weeks as 7,000 people died in the state. The governor made minor changes to state restrictions, including allowing restaurants and bar employees to return to work after being diagnosed for 24 hours after a positive or suspected COVID-19 diagnosis, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution report . Georgia has more than 318,000 cases, ranking 24th in the nation for new cases per capita in the past two weeks.
The MGM Resorts property in Las Vegas reopened for the first time on Wednesday as the COVID-19 epidemic closed the resort for seven months, but its return brought a new rule and the first smoke of its kind on the strip. As the COVID-19 death toll continues to rise across the US, smoking inside casinos has rejuvenated as a make-or-break description for travelers planning a vacation, and companies like MGM Resort Now prohibiting where visitors can puff tobacco.
“It’s the greatest thing in the world,” said Jane Styles, 72, of Stordan, Min., “I’m sitting next to people who smoke. Any person sitting next to me smokes, I move.”
– Ed Komenda, Reno Gazette Journal
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will extend its “no-sale” order on October 31 to the American cruise industry, a man familiar with the situation, but not authorized to speak publicly to USA Today. The CDC’s previous order was scheduled to end on 30 September after the original mid-March expansion in late April and July.
The CDC requested that the order be extended to 15 February, but an agreement with the White House Task Force be done by 31 October, four days before 3 November.
– Morgan Hines
Due to federal stimulus occurring on Thursday, airlines, hotels and other travel-related businesses are urging Congress to work on a new relief plan to avoid mass layoffs.
Nicolas Calio, CEO of the Trade Group Airlines for America, said, “The clock is ticking and time is fast for Congress to pursue an effective and successful payroll support program.” Statement Tuesday. “Thousands of airline employees will be fired tomorrow if the program is not carried forward.”
Before the epidemic, the entire American travel industry employed about 15.8 million Americans out of every 10 jobs. US Travel Association CEO Roger Dow said more than half of the jobs have been eliminated.
– Chris Woodyard
On Wednesday, Tate Reeves took out a statewide facade mandate in Mississippi from early August, although there would still be a face covering required in schools and some businesses.
“We don’t need the government’s heavy-handed use, because it’s justified,” Reeves said at a news conference. “We must tailor our actions to the current threats, and make sure they are not appropriate.”
Even recognizing masks were highly effective in cutting the transmission of the virus, Reeves extended the mandate by several weeks rather than ending it on Wednesday, as he has done before. The order would require masks on school campuses, as well as inside close-contact businesses such as barbershops. The order’s language strongly encourages Mississippi to wear masks everywhere in public, and Reeves said he would continue to do so.
– Luke Ramseth, Mississippi Clarion Ledger
COVID-19 Resources from USA Today
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