California closes the bars in Los Angeles and 6 other counties due to the explosive advance of the El Comercio Peru coronavirus.
“Something is not working,” admitted Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the most prominent experts in the United States in combating the covid-19 pandemic, during an interview with The Washtington Post, this Friday -market. According to the infeciologist, the country is having difficulties in tracking the contacts of those infected and in controlling the transmission chains. Especially among asymptomatic young people, who will represent about 40% of the cases, estimates Fauci. And, therefore, he argues that it is necessary to review the testing strategy, an idea that has been pointed out by several experts.
The numbers continue to rise and the team planning the response to covid-19 at the White House is “thinking seriously” about adopting a more comprehensive attitude, using a collective testing method that allows more tests to be performed and more results. These are mass tests, as has been mentioned in several North American media.
The concept involves identifying a group of people, mass testing and analyzing the samples collected together. For example, in the case of a home with 50 people, samples are collected from all of them, these samples are mixed later and analyzed as one in the laboratory. A negative result allows to discard the entire population of that home. A positive, identifies the presence of the virus and requires individual tests, explains the American television network CNN, after also speaking with Anthony Fauci.
“The important thing is to know which part of the population is infected. And the only way to know this is to create a disseminated network. [de testes]”, said the infeciologist about the advantages of the method.
The idea is not new. In fact, it has been discussed in Germany or Israel and has even been implemented in China, in the city of Wuahn, where the new coronavirus was discovered at the end of last year. Local health officials said in May they had used only 6.6 million tests to examine a population of nine million, which was interpreted by local media as the start of collective screening tests.
The United States Food and Drug Administration approves the initiative, it has already made it known. Last month it issued a recommendation in this regard to companies. In its turn, Anthony Fauci considers that it is feasible and that the laboratories are ready to implement the idea on a larger scale, with the necessary adaptations. However, for now the pool test is still a proposal, a topic under discussion among experts and advisers at the White House.
USA records 574 more deaths and breaks daily record of infections. Trump justifies numbers with tests
The United States of America is the country with the highest number of infected (more than 2.4 million) and fatal victims (124,978) because of the new coronavirus in the world. And the numbers don’t seem to slow down. In the last 24 hours, the country has again hit a record new infections: 45 330, according to the balance sheet made at 20:00, local time (01:00 on Thursday in Lisbon). A further 574 people died in one day.
New York is the state most affected by the new coronavirus in the United States, with 391 220 confirmed cases and 31 342 deaths, a number just below that of Brazil, the United Kingdom and Italy.
However, the country’s president does not look at these results in alarm. On the contrary. He even says they are positive because they are a reflection of the country’s testing capacity – an opinion not shared by experts and already questioned by Donald Trump himself when he suggested, last week, the slowdown in screening tests.
“We have the best testing system in the world”, pointed out the head of state, who also praised the country’s other indicators. “Deaths are low. We have one of the lowest death rates in the world,” he added. Currently, the death rate in the United States is 5%.
Vice President Mike Pence – responsible for the White House coronavirus team – also assured that the country’s epidemiological situation is under control at this Friday’s press conference. “We are in a better position. The truth is that we have reduced transmissions, flattened the curve”, said Pence, who also took the opportunity to appeal to young people to follow the advice of health officials.
“All 50 states and territories in the country are opening safely and responsibly,” he continued, despite the fact that eight states have chosen to pause the process of deflation because of the steady increase in new cases and daily deaths.
In South Carolina this Tuesday you can go to Beach or establishments that had closed due to being considered non-essential business & rdquor; during the coronavirus crisis, from florists to bookstores or jewelers. In Georgia from Friday people will be able to return to bowling alleys, to do the manicure or cut his hair, to sweat in the Gymgive yourself a massage or make a tattoo and, since Monday, to restaurants and cinemas. On May 1, in TennesseeThe vast majority of businesses in the state’s 89 counties will have carte blanche to reopen.
The three states in the United States have something in common: their governors They are republicans, like the president, Donald trump. They were challenged for refusing to apply the suggested social distancing and closure measures to try to curb the contagion curve, and now, as protests by Trump supporters against confinement are repeated in closings, they are the first to reopen in a country with almost 800,000 cases of Covid-19 confirmed and more than 42,000 dead.
And although they will do so following the guidelines and plan designed by the White House, including social distancing measures or occupancy limitations on the premises, their strategy It is seen by health experts and even mayors of municipalities in their states as a step “hasty & rdquor ;,“ wrong & rdquor ;, “irresponsible & rdquor; and potentially “dangerous& rdquor ;.
“I’m stumped that we open this way,” said Keisha Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, Georgia’s main city, who learned of Governor Brian Kemp’s decision on television. Although the Democrat so far has worked “very well & rdquor; with the republican, he assured that looking at the numbers and speaking with health experts “the decision to reopen is not seen to be based on anything logical& rdquor ;. “I dont know how do you distance yourself when you are at the hairdresser or someone does your manicure or give you a massage & rdquor ;, said the mayor. “It worries me. AND I hope I’m wrong and that the governor is correct, because if the wrong one is he can die more people& rdquor ;.
The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has reported this Monday of 478 new deaths in the state in the last 24 hours, for the first time below of the 500 since last April 2.
After the sixth day of falling deaths, there are 14,347 total deaths. The infections have marked 4,726 positives, the lowest number since March 21, a month ago, and now total 247,512. As for hospitalizations, 16,428 have been recorded, below the maximum that reached over 19,000.
Cuomo has insisted that the contagion curve seems to have passed its zenith. “The question is how is the descent going to be long? Just as nobody knew how long the ascent would last, nobody can say what the fall will be like,” he pointed out at a press conference.
Cuomo stressed that there is a plan underway to distribute hydroalcoholic gel and more than 500,000 face masks in buildings of the New York City Housing Agency, which house more than 400,000 people.
He has also pointed out that will use federal funds to assign extraordinary pay to emergency services workers and has highlighted that they are mostly women and mostly from low-income households. “They are the ones that are taking us on the wing,” he stressed.
At the federal level, the United States has reported 766,664 cases and 40,931 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University count based on official sources from the different levels of administration American.
A hunting russia has intercepted a military plane of the United States Navy about him Mediterranean Sea, as reported by the governments of both countries, which confirmed the incident on Monday.
The United States Sixth Fleet has indicated in a statement that the Russian fighter, a SU-35“flew in a dangerous and unprofessional manner” in an attempt to intercept the aircraft of the North American country, a P-8A Poseidon.
“The unnecessary actions of the pilot of the Russian plane they are inconsistent with international flight regulations and jeopardized the safety of both aircraft, “the Navy said, according to information from the television network CNN.
The text also states that the Russian plane was operating in international airspace, so the action was “irresponsible”. Thus, he has asserted that the United States Government expects “behavior within international standards to guarantee security and avoid incidents.”
The United States plane changed course
For its part, the Russian Army has stressed that its plane took off from the Hmeimim air base in Syria to identify a target that was approaching Russian military installations in the Arab country.
“He russian fighter pilot identified the tail number of the plane belonging to the United States Navy and took it as an escort, “said the statement, which ensures that the aircraft changed course and left the military installation in question.
U.S has repeatedly accused Russia to perform similar “reckless” acts on North American aircraft in the area, although there had been a decrease in these in recent years.