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U.S. seeing 'clearly a resurgence' of coronavirus
[NFA] The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 213,000 and former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that the U.S. is in for a "difficult fall and winter." This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
And former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CBS News the trends seem to be getting worse.
"I think we're going to face a difficult fall and winter.
What we thought might be just a bump after Labor Day, clearly is a resurgence in a virus heading into the fall and the winter.
You're seeing cases build across the entire country.
" A Reuters analysis shows new cases of COVID-19 in the United States hit a two-month high on Friday (October 9) with over 58,000 infections reported.
And hospitalizations in the Midwest were at record levels for a fifth day in a row.
"And most concerning is hospitalizations are building.
People look at the number of cases and they tend to discount that.
They say that because we're testing more, we're turning over more cases.
But the hospitalizations are the clearest objective measure of rising infection around the country." The daily death toll has come down from a peak in July, but the U.S. is still losing nearly 700 people a day to the virus.
A new update of the University of Washington's widely-cited model projects the country's daily death rate will more than triple by mid-January to 2,250.
That model forecasts an overall 395,000 fatalities by Feb.
1, but says that if Americans wore masks at the same rate as Singapore, it could save 79,000 lives.
[NFA] Twitter took down a post by a top coronavirus task force adviser who questioned whether masks worked to cut down on transmission of the respiratory illness. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Americans need to be prepared for the possibility that they may feel a little unwell. After you get a coronavirus vaccine, if one is authorized, you may experience some negative side effects. The CDC met to discuss whether to recommend the use of any Covid-19 vaccines. The US Food and Drug Administration or FDA is the agency that might authorize one. Volunteers in vaccine trials have reported they frequently feel flu-like effects after getting vaccinated.
On Monday, US stocks rose. AstraZeneca said its COVID-19 vaccine candidate demonstrated an average efficacy rate of 70%. This is the third COVID-19 vaccine said to have surpassed the Food and Drug Administration's requirement of 50% effectiveness. S&P 500: 3,580.82, up 0.7% Dow Jones industrial average: 29,473.41, up 0.7% (210 points) Nasdaq composite: 11,929.04, up 0.6%
There are currently two COVID-19 vaccines promising results from their Phase 3 trials. Moderna announced that its vaccine was 94.5% effective. Pfizer/BioNTech announced that their vaccine was 95% effective. How long will it take for all Americans to be vaccinated? If the FDA approves the vaccine, Business Insider says first responders and vulnerable populations will receive vaccines through March.
The FDA approved remdesivir as a treatment for severe COVID-19 cases last month. This is after granting emergency authorization in May, reports Business Insider. But on Thursday, the WHO announced it will not recommend the drug's use for COVID-19 patients. "There is currently no evidence that it improves survival or the need for ventilation," the organization said. Remdesivir was the first coronavirus treatment to receive emergency authorization from the FDA.
Just like not wearing white shoes after Labor Day, another American unwritten rule is to wait until after Thanksgiving to start decorating for the December holidays. But according to HuffPost, people seem to be breaking with tradition in 2020 and are putting up their decorations early. Mental health experts say that could be a very good thing. As many of our beloved holiday traditions may be on pause because of COVID-19, decorating is one way we can safely and healthfully lift our spirits.
US coronavirus cases, deaths, and hospitalizations set new records almost daily. According to Business Insider experts are nervously eyeing Americans' behavior during Thanksgiving. Public health experts have urged people not to travel this year. The CDC recommends not mixing households at Thanksgiving gatherings. A record number of travelers have flown across the country ahead of the holiday. One in three people surveyed by Insider said they're not giving up their traditional dinner plans.
America's coronavirus deaths could surpass 511,000 by the end of February. According to Business Insider, the staggering number comes from a new University of Washington model. The model also found that nearly 130,000 of those lives could be saved if 95% of Americans wore masks. The problem officials found is that only 60% of Americans say they always wear a mask in public. Researchers found that mask-wearing could also delay the need for lockdowns.
[NFA] The COVID-19 death toll could reach a half million in the United States by February unless nearly all Americans wear face masks, researchers with the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said on Friday, a day after the number of new infections reported across the country approached a record high. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
A trilateral naval exercise involving India, Singapore, Thailand commenced in Andaman Sea. This is the second edition of the two-day long naval exercise, SITMEX 2020. The exercise is scheduled in a 'non-contact, at sea only format' in view of Covid-19. SITMEX-2020 aims to further consolidate interoperability between the three navies. The exercise also aims to enhance understanding best practices for multi-faceted maritime operations. This edition would involve a war-at-sea exercise, naval manoeuvres, weapon firing, etc. Indian Navy is represented by two indigenous warships - INS Kamorta and INS Karmuk. Singapore is represented by RSS Intrepid and RSS Endeavour while Thailand is by HTMS Kraburi. The five-day maiden edition of the exercise was conducted in September 2019. Exercise was held off Andaman and Nicobar Islands with the harbour phase at Port Blair.
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The second edition of trilateral maritime exercise between the navies of India, Singapore and Thailand SITMEX-2020 commenced in the Andaman Sea on November 21. The two-day long exercise is scheduled in a 'non-contact, at sea only format', in view of COVID-19 restrictions.
The Government of India placed Lakshmi Vilas Bank under moratorium for a month on the advice of the Reserve Bank of India. A limit of Rs 25,000 has been placed on withdrawals by customers. RBI has allowed some exceptions like medical treatment, higher education fees, and marriage, to allow higher withdrawals. RBI cited serious deterioration in LVB's finances for the decision. The central bank has also mooted the merger of the troubled lender with DBS Bank India, the local unit of Singapore's largest bank. Meanwhile, customers are worried about the withdrawal limit, calling it too low. Watch the full video for more.
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