(CNN) While the Covid-19 mortality rate may be on the decline, the nearly 3 million cases and ICUs at capacity show the US is still in the grips of a pandemic with no signs of slowing. "It's a false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death," the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned in a press conference Tuesday with Sen. Doug Jones, an Alabama Democrat.
Top U.S. health official Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday, "We have a great deal of polarization in our country, unfortunately. We hope that changes. But there is no place for that when you're making public health recommendations, analysis of data, or any policies that are made."
The nation's top infectious disease expert says the status of the coronavirus pandemic in the US is 'really not good.' Dr. Anthony Fauci made the remark Monday in a Facebook Live interview with National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins. He expressed dismay over people congregating in crowds, not wearing masks, and inadequate attention being paid to guidelines on reopening. According to CNN, nearly 3 million Americans have been infected with the virus. More than 129,000 have died. We're going to continue to be in a lot of trouble," he said. "And there's going to be a lot of hurt if that does not stop. Dr. Anthony Fauci Director, National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases.
[NFA] The United States should not bank on the availability of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, the government's top infectious diseases expert said on Tuesday, and he warned that the daily surge in cases could more than double if Americans fail to take steps to get the virus under control. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Top Trump administration health and education officials on Wednesday pushed for schools to 'fully open' in the fall with CDC Director Robert Redfield saying it would be 'very disappointing' to him if schools used the CDC guidelines as a rationale not to reopen.
Four days before CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield predicted it would happen, the COVID-19 death toll in the US reached 100,000 on Wednesday. According to Business Insider, the grim number represents roughly one-third of all deaths from the novel coronavirus worldwide. Even worse, projections from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate "an increase in deaths in the coming weeks.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield may be thinking about dusting off his resume. According to Gizmodo, sources say Redfield feels he's on thin ice at the White House. Sunday, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro publicly blasted the CDC. Shaming the CDC for its inability to produce an accurate test for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Navarro said it “let the country down.” White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr.
Stephen Hahn, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner, said on Sunday it was "too early to tell" if it would be safe for people to attend August's Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration on Sunday didn't defend a claim recently made by President Donald Trump. But according to CNN, he didn't support it, either. Dr. Stephen Hahn is a member of the White House coronavirus task force. At a White House Independence Day event on Saturday, Trump made an unfounded claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are 'totally harmless.' In a CNN interview with Dana Bash on Sunday, Dr.
A Delhi couple was caught visiting Dharamshala by producing fake COVID-19 negative certificates. While speaking to ANI in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala on July 09, the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Kangra, Vimukt Ranjan said, "We have sent them to institutional quarantine center, they will be tested today. Case has been registered against them. Action will be taken according to their report." "They had first produced antibody test report which said it is not comprehensive COVID-19 negative test. So we denied them entry. Yesterday (July 08), they returned with RT-PCR report on Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital's letter-head. We cross-verified it with RML and got to know it is fake, not issued by RML," Kangra SP added.
While speaking to ANI in the national capital on July 09, the Secretary of University Grants Commission (UGC), Professor Rajnish Jain spoke on importance of fresh guidelines for academic calendar and examinations. He said, "Conducting final year examinations for graduation or post-graduation courses is very important, and the safety of students is our prime concern."
In media brief held on July 09, OSD of Ministry of Health, Rajesh Bhushan said that despite a population of 1.3 billion people, India has been able to manage COVID-19 relatively well. Bhushan said, "We are the second-most populous country of the world. Despite a population of 1.3 billion people, India has been able to manage COVID-19 relatively well. If you look at cases per million population it still remains amongst lowest in the world. Today, we have 538 cases per million population, it's as per WHO situation report. Case per million population in some countries are at least 16-17 times more than what it is in India. We have 15 deaths per million population whereas we have countries where it is 40 times as much." He further said, "When we talk of case load of COVID-19 in India, it is 2,69,000 people. This tells us that at the end of the day we have managed a situation where our health care infrastructure is not unduly burdened and is not creaking due to the pressure."
The official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava informed that 15th meeting of India-EU summit will be held in virtual mode on 15 July. Anurag Srivastava said, "The 15th meeting of India-EU summit will be held in virtual mode on 15 July. It will be co-chaired by Prime Minister, President of European Council and President of European Commission. The summit will review India-EU cooperation, also expected to discuss developments around COVID."
Climate change may cause huge waves to swell in the Arctic, reports Gizmodo. This could have a devastating impact on coastal communities. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. Much of the region has historically remained frozen for most of the year, but it is heating up. Its sea ice is melting, creating increasing periods of open water, especially in the summer. A new study published in Geophysical Research Letters shows that could have dangerous consequences.
As if a global pandemic of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 weren't enough, Gizmodo reports the bubonic plague has reared its nasty head once again. Sunday, officials from Inner Mongolia revealed a shepherd has been diagnosed with bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death. At the same time, a second case has been identified in neighboring Mongolia. Both patients had had contact with a wild marmot, and both are recovering. In the region, subsistence hunting is common.
Hundreds of scientists across the world have a burning question for the World Health Organization. According to Gizmodo, they just petitioned the WHO via an open letter with one demand. The demand is that the WHO acknowledge publicly that the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19 can be airborne. That means it can spread through the air (and linger there) via tiny aerosols emitted by the breath of infected people, not just large droplets. The letter puts the WHO in a tight spot.
If you've ever wondered what space smells like, you're not alone. According to Gizmodo, plenty of people are curious about what kind of scent may be out there. As od Sunday, a Kickstarter has received more than $321,000 for a NASA-Designed Perfume that smells like space. The campaign’s organizers say NASA designed the perfume decades ago for training purposes. "Eau de Space"’ has been a closely guarded NASA secret, but the Kickstarter organizers have acquired the recipe.
Career app LinkedIn and social media discussion app Reddit have both been monitoring each and every keystroke of Apple iPhones. According to Gizmodo, LinkedIn says this was due to a bug in the company’s iOS app and not intended behavior. Reddit’s snooping was reported by iOS 14 beta users and shared on social media. The company says it does not store or send the content, adding that it was releasing a fix immediately.
[NFA] The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director on Thursday said his agency will not revise its guidelines for reopening schools despite calls from U.S. President Donald Trump, instead his agency will provide 'additional reference documents' to aid communities. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Gilead is the pharmaceutical company behind a drug that’s been approved for COVID emergencies. The FDA officially announced the medicine could be used in treating COVID-19 patients. Gilead has now announced the drug will cost $3,120 per typical treatment course for insured individuals. Research has indicated the drug could cut the recovery time for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. It could shorten satsy by several days, reports Gizmodo.
Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Sunday warned that some U.S. states, including Texas, Florida and Arizona, could start to see an 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 cases this coming week. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
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