Former FDA head says 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 possible
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Former FDA head says 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 possible
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.
As coronavirus infections continue to surge in states like Texas, Florida and Arizona, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Sunday sounded the alarm - saying the states could begin to see cases rise exponentially this coming week.
And the challenge with exponential growth is everything looks okay until suddenly it doesn't." Appearing on CBS's Face the Nation Gottlieb, also warned that hospitals in those states could soon become overwhelmed as cases mount.
"So if you look at places like Arizona, the hospitals now are getting pressed.
Midweek, there was a report out of Arizona that about forty percent of the hospital beds were filled with COVID patients.
But these things can mount very quickly, as we saw in New York." But Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said the Trump administration was on top of the outbreaks.
Also appearing on CBS's Face the Nation - he said they had sent medical equipment, staff and Department of Homeland Security personnel into areas that were seeing an uptick in infections.
The United States has reported over 2.26 million COVID-19 cases, which amounts to nearly 26% of the global total, according to a Reuters tally.
Nearly 120,000 deaths have been reported in the United States.
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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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday that bars, gyms, movie theaters, waterparks, and tubing rentals will shut down for 30 days. The move is designed to prevent overloading Arizona's health system, which is nearing capacity in its use of intensive care unit beds. According to Business Insider, coronavirus cases are continuing to skyrocket in the southwestern state. Arizona currently has over 74,000 coronavirus cases. The state will also stop issuing special event licenses from June 29 to July 27.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday spoke about reopening schools and told reporters, "We spent months saying that there were certain things that were essential. That included fast-food restaurants. It included Walmart. It included Home Depot... if all that is essential, then educating our kids is absolutely essential."
The coronavirus pandemic is surging and continues to ravage the country. Over the past few days, the number of infected people has soared to record numbers. Hospitals all over the U.S. are being pushed to maximum capacity and seeing critical shortages of supplies. According to CNN, dozens of intensive care units at Florida hospitals are overwhelmed with patients. With the number of daily hospitalizations rising, critical resources including beds, and ventilators are in short supply.
A large portion of the Walt Disney World Resort will partially reopen this weekend even as the number of coronavirus cases in Florida continues to rise, the company confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
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The Chief Medical Director of United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) in Houston, Texas has a grim prediction for the city, as the number of coronavirus cases continues to soar. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
When official orders were given to reopen churches in Texas at the beginning of May, 17-year-old Karina Rivas rejoiced and was looking forward to singing and spending time with friends who shared her faith. Karina, however, never thought her entire family and other churchgoers would catch coronavirus until it happened. Colette Luke has more.
The Trump administration in the past spoke against politically biased censorship online but now has a different opinion. They are calling on tech and social media to crack down on how users post about ongoing racial-justice protests. The Washington Post reported that acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf sent letters to several companies. According to Gizmodo, he demanded they take action against protestors committing violence and breaking the law.
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The King of Puri, Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb arrived at Jagannath Temple to participate in the Rath Yatra on June 23. He will perform the 'Chhera Pahanra' ritual where he will sweep the chariots with a broom having a gold handle. The Yatra procession has started from today onwards after Supreme Court has granted permission to hold the annual chariot festival this year amid COVID-19 pandemic. However, no more than 500 people will be allowed to pull the chariots as per SC's order.
Preparations are underway for Rath Yatra at Puri Jagannath Temple. The Supreme Court on June 22 has granted permission to hold the annual chariot festival this year amid COVID-19 pandemic. However, no more than 500 people will be allowed to pull the chariots as per SC's order. The religious rituals are scheduled to start from today onwards. The Odisha government imposed a complete shutdown in Puri from 8 pm on Monday till 2 pm on June 23, in light of the yatra.
Supreme Court on June 22 allowed Rath Yatra to be conducted in Puri, Odisha with certain restrictions. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan welcomed the decision and said the guidelines by the Centre, state and Home Affairs Ministry will be followed. BJP National Vice President Baijayant Jay Panda said that SC's decision has come as a huge relief for the devotees. The event is held every year, the event only stopped during Mughal invasion but never in peace time. Petitioner Sarthak Nayak said that the Apex Court said that the Rath Yatra should be conducted in Puri only by following social distancing protocols, so it's the duty of the Centre to coordinate with different wings to perform the event without compromising with the health of the people.
New coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in record numbers swept through more U.S. states, including Florida and Texas, as most push ahead with reopening and President Donald Trump plans an indoor rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.