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San Francisco and several districts in the Bay Area are introducing new restrictions on coronaviruses without waiting for hospitalization to reach a level that could trigger these restrictions. A loan… John G. Mabanglo/EPA, at Shutterstock.
A group of counties in the Bay Area announced Friday that they will act with harsh new restrictions to try to contain the coronavirus when it reappears in California, instead of waiting for the state to order its closure.
Health officials from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties and the city of Berkeley jointly announced that they will comply with a state ordinance on home care this weekend and will not wait for their intensive care units to be completed, as the government said in its directive issued Thursday.
The virus is spreading faster in the city than ever before, San Francisco Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax told a briefing Friday afternoon. We need to deal with this virus as soon as possible.
At the current rate of hospital admissions, the San Francisco hospital beds will be exhausted on Boxing Day, Dr. Colfax said.
The decree, which comes into force on Sunday evening, will close all hair and manicure halls, hairdressing salons, outdoor playgrounds and sports facilities such as skate parks, baseball cages and miniature golf. Youth sport is maintained with restrictions.
More than 229,000 cases of coronavirus were reported in the United States on Friday, another record. More than 101,000 Americans have been hospitalized today, twice as many as a month ago. Hospitalisation is the most important indicator of the evolution of the virus, as it is usually followed by an increase in the mortality rate.
On Friday, the seven-day average number of new deaths rose to more than 2000 for the first time since April. Sixteen states reported more deaths by Covid-19 last week than any other.
California, where the number of daily cases has tripled in the past month, is only one of the states that seem to have the virus under control and then see it spread rapidly in the fall. On Sunday, it was the first state to register more than 100,000 cases in just one week, according to the New York Times database, and by Friday night, more than 24,000 new cases had been registered, the third highest number in a single day.
Shit! Shit! On Thursday, Gavin Newsome announced tough new measures to curb proliferation, including restrictions on restaurants and outdoor playgrounds and the possible closure of hairdressing salons and other shops. In order to organise the closure, the officials divided the State into five regions, each made up of different districts.
Hospitals in Northern California, the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California are closest to this point, according to released state data Friday. Dr. Christopher Farnitano, district physician for Contra Costa, said the number of patients hospitalized with Covid-19 in the district has doubled in recent weeks.
Sandra Beltran, an emergency nurse at the Olive View-U.C.L.A. Medical Center, one of the largest public hospitals in Los Angeles County, said she saw a significant increase in patient numbers this week. She said the nurses told the administrators they needed more medical staff.
Numbers are increasing pretty fast, Mrs. Beltran said. It’s almost like a forest fire, you light a match and it goes out.
She stated earlier this week that the medical staff had been informed that the number of Covid-19 patients had reached its spring peak.
It’s been a great week, she said. The patients who come here are sick, and some of them don’t even think they’re that sick. You have very low oxygen levels.
Marvin O’Quinn, president and chief executive of CommonSpirit Health, which runs hospitals across the state, said they are trying to increase staffing levels because the influx of new patients threatens to overwhelm the already overworked medical staff.
There’s a shortage of staff everywhere, he said.
In order to lay off all existing staff with clinical functions, hospitals have started to ask administrative staff to carry out certain tasks that do not require clinical skills, according to him.
reported that the number of patients in Southern California hospitals has not decreased significantly since the first increase in the spring, but that the number of patients in Central California hospitals, particularly in Stockton, has increased. There are currently 169 patients in four hospitals in downtown California, compared to 68 a month ago.
He said the hospitals are still doing well and providing excellent care, but at some point we won’t be able to manage the volume if the numbers continue to grow at this rate.
Moses Zapin, president of the San Joaquin Community Foundation, a non-profit organization focusing on humanitarian needs such as those related to Covid-19 in San Joaquin County, said the government’s agriculture and food aid program saw a significant increase in the number of professions this week. There were about 1,500 phone calls, an increase of 700 in the week before Thanksgiving.
Now that the harvest is over, people are really feeling the consequences of the restrictions on Covida-19 and Covida-19, he said.
We see a significant increase in the number of telephone calls. They require economic support with regard to the payment of rents and the satisfaction of basic needs.
In the Bay Area, most counties will impose restrictions on Sundays. In the Alameda district they come into effect on Monday and in the Marin district on Tuesday. You stay till the 4th. As of January.
Hundreds of cars are parked this week in New Bedford, Massachusetts, for coronavirus testing… Peter Pereira/Standard Times, via Associated Press.
An outbreak of the virus that killed 21 residents of a veteran home in New Hampshire illustrates a growing wave of new cases in the Northeast and Central Atlantic, exceeding the maximum levels seen in many places in the spring.
In the first eight and a half months of the pandemic, there have been no cases at Tilton’s New Hampshire Veterans’ House, Sununu said at a press conference Thursday. But now there is an outbreak in the house which, according to the house, has infected 51 residents and 67 workers and killed 21 people.
New Hampshire now has an average of almost 600 cases a day, about six times more than last May, and hospital admissions have also reached a record high.
The situation is escalating throughout the region. Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey set daily records on Thursday, while Pennsylvania and New Jersey also set records on Friday. In the past seven days, more than 50,000 cases have been discovered in Pennsylvania, the highest number of cases in a pandemic week. Cumberland, Maryland, is the third largest city in the United States in terms of the number of new cases.
The New Hampshire Veterans House is believed to be an asymptomatic employee who unwittingly introduced the virus, said Margaret LaBrek, who manages the house’s administration. The high temperature was first recorded on the morning of the 10th day. November found in a group of residents, she said. From there, the virus spread rapidly and continued to spread in long-term care institutions throughout the country.
Mrs. LaBrek explained that the residents are very resilient, but that they are worried about their peers and that the staff is tired of working overtime, but they hope that we can survive this difficult time.
But a larger peak has more complex roots.
I think we came here because of the lack of national leadership, pandemic fatigue and cold weather, said Dr. Larry Chang, an infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, adding that the virus has a much greater potential to spread, with only about 15 percent of the country’s population known to be infected.
He said the new locks could still prevent the point from grinding further.
We are already seeing a lot of pressure on health care systems on the East Coast, said Dr Chang, noting that Kovid’s stays at Johns Hopkins have quadrupled since the summer.
One of the big questions is how much of the increase we are experiencing right now, starting with Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays, Dr. Chang said. Will this lead to overcrowding in hospitals and even more unnecessary deaths?
A co-worker sorting vaccine bottles at the Pfizer plant in Michigan. Credit… Pfizer/via Reuters.
Bahrain was the second country to grant emergency approval for Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine on Friday, the Bahraini news agency told the government.
The small Gulf Kingdom, an oil-dependent country with a large number of low-paid migrant workers, has one of the highest per capita coronavirus rates in the world, according to the New York Times.
On Wednesday, Great Britain became the first country to approve Pfizer’s vaccine, a product of the collaboration with the German BioNTech. No country had yet approved a fully tested coronavirus vaccine.
Britain and Bahrain, which beat the United States for the emergency approval of a vaccine developed by an American company, could increase the pressure on American regulators, who have been criticized for not acting faster to get the doses to the people. (On Friday morning, Dr. Stephen M. Khan, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said he hoped the agency would approve the vaccine after the December 10 advisory committee meeting).
Russia and China have approved other coronavirus vaccines without waiting for large-scale efficacy trials, and last month Bahrain approved the use of vaccine from China’s Sinopharm for frontline workers.
Pfizer’s double-dose vaccine needs to be stored at extremely low temperatures, making it difficult to transport worldwide. Pfizer expects to deliver up to 50 million doses of vaccine by the end of the year.
The adoption in Bahrain will add another important layer to the national response of the Covid-19 Kingdom, which gives priority to protecting the health of all citizens and residents during the pandemic, said Dr Mariam Al Jalahma, Executive Director of the National Health Inspectorate of the country.
Lindsey Dietsky, who is responsible for Pfizer’s work in the Persian Gulf, called the statement a historic moment in the fight against Covid-19. This consent is what we worked towards because we said science would win, she said.
A masked woman working in a shop in Cheyenne, Wyo, this week. A loan… Stephen Spuranza for the New York Times.
With coronavirus infections on the rise across the country, federal health officials on Friday urged state and local governments to implement 10 essential public health measures, including the widespread use of face masks outside the home.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines also call for the isolation of people exposed to or infected with the virus from others; increased testing for the coronavirus, especially for employees who come into contact with the public or people at risk in the course of their work; priority for following up contacts and investigating cases; protection of high-risk individuals and key employees; and postponement of travel.
The agency also urged communities to make plans for the distribution and use of vaccines as soon as they become available.
While the Agency has made all the recommendations on parts of previous guidelines, the new summary issued on Friday is the first time the C.D.C. has published a full list of strategies.
No strategy can keep the epidemic under control, says a new handbook written by the Kovid 19 response team. Full implementation and compliance with these strategies will save lives.
The document attaches great importance to the fact that schools should be able to offer education from kindergarten to the twelfth grade. Schools should be closed last and reopened first, because they play a crucial role in providing nutrition and support services to children and because school closures have a disproportionate impact on low-income families.
Meals in restaurants, on the other hand, have been identified as one of the scenarios with a particularly high risk of infection, as the systematic use of face masks is not possible.
The report notes that the outdoor conditions attracting crowds are also linked to the spread of the virus and suggests switching to food. Exercises should be performed outside, with a mask and social distance, the agency said. The Agency considers that the work should be as remote as possible and that public meetings should be limited.
President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr., said Thursday that he begged Americans to wear masks for just over three months before taking office.
Only 100 days to get dressed, Biden told CNN. I think we’ll see a significant reduction.
Washington State health officials said the recent deaths of seven residents of nursing homes in the eastern part of the state may be linked to a marriage that took place last month, contrary to Coronavirus security recommendations.
The Grant County Healthcare District announced in a press release that approximately 300 people attending the wedding on March 7-8 will attend the ceremony. A number of people attended the meeting in November near Ritzville, Washington, apparently including several long-term care workers in the area who recently reported the death of Covid-19.
Officials of the province reported that in four 20th century communities the number of people in the area was about one million. Around November, about two weeks after the wedding, outbreaks of the coronavirus started. Two of the outbreaks appear to be directly related to the marriage, while the third is still under investigation, said Teresa Adkinson, administrator of the Grant County Health District. The flash on page four seems to have nothing to do with the wedding.
According to Adkinson, the marriage, which took place in neighboring Adams County, is currently associated with at least 50 infections in Grant County and fewer cases in neighboring counties.
Under the restrictions of Covid-19 in Washington, D.C., marriages are limited to 30 people. It is unclear whether the wedding guests had direct contact with the deceased residents of the nursing home.
Many guests are quarantined or under surveillance, but we have yet to receive a response from those we believe attended the wedding, said Adkinson. This is only part of the research into the disease, she said. It got everyone’s attention, and I don’t think they were expecting it.
In November, Grant County experienced a significant increase in mortality, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 54.
Other weddings throughout the country have also been notorious super-distribution events.
The August wedding reception for 55 guests in rural Maine resulted in at least 177 cases of coronavirus, including at least seven deaths, and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, triggered outbreaks at a long-term care facility 100 miles away and a prison about 200 miles away.
On Thursday night, the Republican Youth Club of New York personally organized its 108th annual gala evening.
Sarah Palin, who had booked for the event, but was cancelled for fear that during the pandemic the flight from Alaska would be cancelled, according to someone who knows her thoughts. It wasn’t at the Caldwell factory in Manhattan, a site on the club’s Facebook page. A spokesman for the institution said that no events had been booked for several months.
And in the end, the event didn’t even take place in the state of New York.
Footage posted on Twitter Thursday night showed dozens of visitors gathered on the banks of the Hudson River in New Jersey near Sea Park, a restaurant in Liberty State Park, sitting and standing side by side without wearing masks. Some of those who wrote about the event scored and mocked Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York.
The president of the club is Gavin M. Wax, 26 years old, who quickly found a replacement for Miss Palin: Congressman Matt Getz from Florida, a close associate of President Trump. James O’Keefe, a conservative activist who heads the Veritas Project in New York, was also one of the keynote speakers at the event. He refused to confirm his presence, but then asked the New York Times reporter to use a hidden camera to spy on the Times on behalf of his group. (The rapporteur said no.)
Mr. Wax refused to be interviewed over the phone. But in a series of text messages, instant Twitter messages, tweets and e-mails, he insisted that the club follow viral protocols and that Democrats hypocritically try to close the party even if they themselves attend seemingly unwise closed meetings.
New Jersey limits the number of people gathering indoors during the pandemic to ten. The exception for religious and political activities protected by the first amendment allows meetings to be held in closed rooms up to 25% of the room capacity or 150 people, whichever is less. Internal meetings of more than 10 people without masks and without social distance are forbidden.
On Friday, the restaurant was closed by the Jersey City Department of Health and Social Services, which has asked the Marine Park Administration to submit a plan indicating how it will fill government capacity and mask orders.
A handful of restaurants in Washington state are ignoring medical orders to close indoor restaurants as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, and in at least one case, according to the restaurant owner, the business is booming. According to the owner, customers come for political reasons, in the same or greater extent as they come to eat.
The vast majority of people are protesting the governor, said Rod Samuelson, owner of Spiffy’s restaurant, which reopened for dinner Monday in Chehalis, about 100 miles south of Seattle. Mr. Samuelson, who has owned the restaurant for almost 50 years, said that a woman drove two hours with her six-month-old baby just to eat.
It was so busy that one evening this week the staff closed the doors at 8pm and waited for 20 people. Demonstrators, fearing that the authorities would try to appoint or close the restaurant, took to the streets on Thursday to show their support while waving American flags.
It’s just crazy, Mr. Samuelson, who’s 80 years old. I never thought we’d be on the days when they usually talk about daylight saving time.
Tim Church, a Washington State Department spokesman for Labor and Industry, said he is aware of at least four restaurants that have reopened or have remained open after Jay’s Inseley state government closed until them last month, although there may be more as his agency operates largely on the basis of complaints received.
The state went to court earlier this week and received a restraining order from a district judge against a restaurant north of Seattle that refused to close – the first time since the pandemic began, the Church said.
Brian Robbins, the manager of the restaurant south of the state capital, Olympia, said he visited Spiffith earlier this week and was inspired to reopen his own establishment, the Farm Boy Drive-In, on Wednesday. In his interview, Mr. Robbins stressed that he was not unaware of Mr. Inseley’s order, but that he turned his restaurant into a closed public meeting place, authorised on medical prescription, but with strict restrictions.
M. Robbins said the written message posted on Farm Boy’s front door indicated that visitors had to follow the instructions given last month by the governor at the closed public gathering that people from individual households had to be symptom-free and undergo an updated coronavirus test or quarantine within 14 days of the gathering.
However, according to Robbins, employees do not need medical records or other evidence, as this would violate data protection laws.
We follow his laws, Robbins said in a conversation with the governor. They’re illegal laws.
United States Round Robin
Last month, buyers at the Lincoln Road Mall in Miami followed the local camouflage guarantee. A loan… Scott Mclntyre of The New York Times…
In Miami-Dade County, Florida, coronavirus infections are rising at an alarming rate and, on Friday, government and hospital officials are calling with people to stay home for the holidays and follow guidelines on masks, hand washing and social distance.
In the last two months, the number of Kovid-19 hospitals in the district has more than doubled to 850, and positive test results have almost doubled to 9.77%.
We are seriously concerned about the overload on our health system, said Mayor Daniella Levin Kawa during a virtual press conference she gave from her home. Since Monday, when both tests were positive for the coronavirus, she’s been isolated with her husband, a doctor.
Hospital authorities in this and neighboring Broward County, like many others in the country, warn that the virus is so widespread that no medical help is available. For example, the mobile Miami-Dade and Broward nurses, who could bring the July peak, have already been deployed elsewhere.
The peak that occurred then should not be repeated, said Aurelio M. Fernandez III, executive director of Memorial Healthcare System, which serves South Florida. There aren’t enough resources. We can convert rooms for the night, but there aren’t enough nurses. There aren’t enough doctors. There aren’t enough respiratory therapists.
In September, the Republican government Ron DeSantis signed an executive order prohibiting the execution of orders for masks, curfews and other measures, so local officials can do little more than ask people to obey orders. The regulation also prohibits local authorities from closing factories and limits the possibilities for companies to reduce their internal capacity. This week, DeSantis reiterated that in a state that – along with Texas and California alone – had contracted over a million infections, there would be no fines, no closures and no school closures.
However, Miami-Dade has a mandate for camouflage and curfew, and the police have given clues about violations they hope to use at some point. Levin Kawa, the new mayor who took office last month and tested positive for the virus, said her office is planning a public campaign asking for the cooperation of citizens in enforcing the rules and taking the test.
He also indicated that the Miami-Dade County League of Cities intends to send a letter urging Mr DeSantis to return power to the local authorities as the number of cases in their area increases. As for her own condition, Mrs. Levin Cava, who seemed upset, said her symptoms were mild, but she called the virus a monster.
In Key West, Mayor Teri Johnston has issued an emergency ordinance imposing a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to prevent a health emergency during the upcoming holidays. The curfew is from the 31st. From December to 3 December. January. This means that the New Year’s Eve event, known as the Drag Queen Drop, will take place for the 23rd time at 9pm. The Licorice usually attracts thousands of people who go to Key West’s main strip to see the sushi queen appear and fall out of a huge shoe.
And in Orlando, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings announced that he would issue an executive order fining companies up to $15,000 for not applying social aloofness and not wearing masks. The order is intended to ensure that the wrong actors ignore the public health recommendations, Demings said at a press conference on Friday. He hadn’t contacted the governor’s office about the command, he added.
At other events in the United States:
- The pair, which tested positive for coronavirus and when United Airlines embarked, was banned by the airline on Friday while they were investigating the case, a spokeswoman said. Wesley Morib, 41, and Courtney Peterson, 46, of Wailua, Hawaii, were arrested last Sunday and charged with endangering the lives of passengers on the flight, Kauai police said. Both men paid their bail and according to Justin Kollar, a prosecutor from Kawai County, they were released on 6 March. January in court. If convicted, they can get a year in prison or a fine of $2,000.
- Hartford Courant, a Connecticut newspaper that has been appearing since 1764, when it reported on the local dissatisfaction with the British regime, was the last day it closed its editorial office and asked its staff to work remotely, partly because of the financial problems posed by the pandemic. In August, Tribune Publishing, partly owned by Alden Global Capital, the roofing company, closed the New York Daily News offices in Lower Manhattan, once the largest newspaper in the country. He also closed the offices of the Morning Bell in Allentown, Pope; the Orlando Sentinel; the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland; and the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The Chicago Tribune office in Aurora, Illinois was also closed.
Christmas lights in Milan. Italy will limit traffic between regions during the holidays. credit… Alessandro Granssani for The New York Times.
Between 21 years old. December and the 6th. On 1 January, traffic between Italian regions will be completely banned and people will only be able to travel for professional or health reasons or in an emergency, the Italian Government announced on Thursday.
And on the 26th of Christmas. In December and on New Year’s Eve, when the Italians are not allowed to leave their city, the restrictions will be even stricter.
The Christmas holidays are fast approaching, said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at a press conference on Thursday. We must avert the danger of a third wave.
New cases in Italy have fallen in recent weeks, with the New York Times database reporting 23,219 cases on Thursday, but the figures are still well above the previous peak in March. And on Thursday, the country recorded 993 deaths, a new daily record that exceeded the deadliest day in March.
The government has stated that it is necessary to prevent a resurgence of the infection at long family gatherings and large celebrations. Mr. Conte begged the Italians not to eat or have lunch with those with whom they do not live, especially during the holidays when, as he said, the festivities become more intense.
Other measures announced on Thursday include a ban on New Year’s Eve dinners in hotels that only allow room service in the evening. The ski slopes from the Alps to the Apennines have been closed by mutual agreement between Italy, France and Germany.
The new decree also introduced a quarantine for travellers coming from abroad during the holidays.
Christmas will be different from all the others, Mr. Conte said.
At other events around the world:
- China plans to approve the sale of 600 million coronavirus vaccines by the end of the year, Wang Junzhi, an expert in quality control of organic products at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said Friday. In an effort to demonstrate their safety and effectiveness, the government has already made uncontrolled candidates available. But it has not yet published data on efficacy, and the wave of quality scandals in recent years has made the Chinese public sceptical about vaccines.
- Most of the facilities in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, will have to be closed at 21.00 hours on Saturday, according to the mayor. The country reported more than 600 new cases on Friday, the highest level in almost nine months.
- Japan is facing a new coronavirus crisis, said Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at a press conference on Friday, noting that the increase in the number of critically ill patients is beginning to put pressure on hospitals. Japan is experiencing its third epidemic, which has led to one of the highest rates of new infections and deaths in one day since the start of the pandemic, largely thanks to the business clusters in Greater Tokyo. Although the Prime Minister did not declare a state of emergency, he called on the population to take precautions.
A season of hope, suggests a possible approval of thevaccine.
Vice President Mike Pence visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday and gave an optimistic assessment of the coronavirus pandemic with what is likely to be the first coronavirus vaccine to be approved next week.
First of all, on behalf of President Donald Trump and all members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, I would like to thank you. Thanks to the men and women in D.C. who have literally given their lives over the past ten months to save lives all over America. We are in a difficult situation during this pandemic. And each of us has a role to play – washing our hands, distancing ourselves from society, wearing a mask when we are designated. But we also have a season of hope. To be what we are, Bob, we may only be a week and a half away from what the likely claim of the first coronavirus vaccine for the American people would be. She’s an inspiration to the people of this country. We give priority to our seniors and employees in our long-term care institutions. And we will also give priority to health workers so that we can continue – not only to put their health first – but also to ensure that our hospitals, our clinics, are staffed to help Americans who are still suffering from this pandemic.
Vice President Mike Pence visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday and gave an optimistic assessment of the coronavirus pandemic, with approval of the first coronavirus vaccine expected as early as next week. CreditCreditCredit…Lincy Witherspoon/Reuters
Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Friday that despite the development of a vaccine against the coronavirus, the pandemic remains a devastating threat – especially to healthcare workers and hospital systems collapsing under the pressure of an epidemic.
Hospital admissions continue to increase, and that’s a real problem, says Dr. Henry Walk, who heads the CDC’s Department of Preparedness and Emerging Infections. Health care personnel are overstretched, beds are full.
In an effort to make things more optimistic, Pence said that America is going through a difficult time, but it’s also a time of hope.
The visit to the agency’s Atlanta headquarters, which was broadcast live on the White House website, was not so much about what was said, but who said it. Since Dr. Nancy Messonier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, informed reporters about the impending pandemic and warned that the disruptions to daily life, including school and business closures, could be serious, CDC career scientists have remained largely out of the public eye.
President Trump, who declared a national state of emergency a few weeks later, was outraged and reportedly threatened to remove them from office.
But on Friday, Dr. Messone sat at the table with Dr. Walk and Dr. Jay Butler, the CDC’s deputy director of infectious diseases, who presented a slide show to Mr. Penn’s showing how the vaccine is distributed. When Dr. Butler praised the vision of Dr. Messone and his team, Mr. Pence acknowledged this.
Dr. Messognier, good to see you again, he said. It’s been a long time.
Last month in Portland, Orego. The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the government’s unemployment system. The loan… Mason Trinka for the New York Times…
Oregon has paid out more than $6 billion in unemployment benefits since the start of the pandemic and, as in many other states, the hasty application process has forced the Oregon Department of Labor to become overburdened and has asked the National Guard to help speed up job applications for the unemployed.
Today, the treatment centre, which was opened in response to increased demand, is itself suffering from a coronavirus epidemic, which can be described as a capsule of entangled attacks caused by the virus.
David Gerstenfeld, acting director of the Oregon Department of Labor, said at a newsletter mailing this week that an eruption in downtown Wilsonville, south of Portland, will accelerate plans to hire unemployed workers from home.
Needless to say, it’s incredibly frustrating to see so many of our colleagues signing with Covid-19, he said. In the course of time, we have added more and more guarantees. And yet it’s very disturbing to see this reckless spread of the virus.
By Thursday, 12 people working at the center had contracted the virus, expanding the list of jobs in Oregon where outbreaks have been reported. The list includes prisons, Amazon and Walmart distribution centres, food processing plants, Home Depot, a Thai restaurant and the Clacamas County Sheriff’s Office.
The state has largely avoided the spring peak of the virus, but infections have increased dramatically in more than a month and have increased by 33% in the last two weeks alone, averaging more than 1,300 infections in seven days, more than three and a half times the historical peak in summer.
An epidemic at the centre of unemployment means that about 70,000 Oregonians are about to lose their unemployment benefits by the end of the year as federal aid to fight the pandemic runs out.
Losing the safety net will be incredibly difficult, Gerstenfeld said. We know that too many Oregonians have to deal with desperate situations.
Republican states that rely heavily on energy taxes, such as Wyoming, were shocked by the sharp fall in oil prices. The loan… Stephen Spuranza for the New York Times.
The coronavirus pandemic has dealt an economic blow to states and local governments, reducing tax revenues by hundreds of billions of dollars. Today, devastating budget cuts threaten to paralyse public services and reduce employment by far more than the 1.3 million jobs lost in eight months.
Governors, mayors and district leaders have requested federal assistance for the rest of the year. Congressional Republicans despised the help, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky called it the Blue State salute.
But it turns out that this budget crisis is colour-blind. Six of the seven states with the largest revenue declines in the next two years are in the red – states led by Republican governors who defeated President Trump this year, according to Moody’s Analytics.
Those on the front line agree. I don’t think it’s a red-state/blue-state issue, said Brian Sigritz, director of tax investigation at the National Association of Government Budget Officials. Senior officials from the National Governors’ Association – New York Democrat Andrew M. Cuomo and Arkansas Republican Asa Hutchinson – issued a statement this fall in which they said this is a national problem that requires a two-pronged, national solution.
Chimer Smith, a teacher from Baltimore, struggled with the consequences of the Covida 19 contract in March… Sean’s a New York Times fan.
There is an urgent need to address the long-term symptoms of the coronavirus. Leading health officials said this week that hundreds of thousands of Americans and millions of people around the world could face permanent problems that could affect their normal work and functioning.
At a two-day meeting on Thursday and Friday, the first federal government seminar on Kovid-19, health officials, medical researchers and patients said the disease should be recognized as a syndrome.
This is a phenomenon that is actually very real and very widespread, said Dr Anthony S. It is a phenomenon that is very real and very widespread. Fauci, the country’s leading expert on infectious diseases, at a conference on Thursday.
Although the number of people affected is still unknown, he said that if even a small proportion of the millions of people infected with the coronavirus were to experience long-term symptoms, this would pose a serious public health problem.
These symptoms – from respiratory problems to heart problems, cognitive and psychological problems – affect countless people all over the world. Even for those who have never been ill enough to be hospitalized, the consequences can be long and stressful.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published a list of long-term symptoms, such as fatigue, joint pain, chest pain, head fog, and depression, but doctors and researchers said they still know little about their extent or causes, who they will develop, or how they should be treated.
Some refer to patients with chronic health problems as Kovids Trucker, but some survivors and experts believe that the name widens the experience and reduces its significance as a medical syndrome that doctors and insurance companies need to acknowledge. Patients and experts are currently considering which term should be officially used.
Inadvertently, but as a clear indication of the complexity of the healing process, two out of four patients who had to speak at the session could not do so because they had recently been hospitalized.
The recovery of the US economy is still slow, so that millions of people made unemployed by the coronavirus pandemic have still not found new jobs.
The latest figures were released Friday, when the Ministry of Labor reported that employers created 245,000 jobs in November, the fifth consecutive month in which the pace of recruitment slowed. The figure for October has been revised downwards from the initially announced 638,000 to 610,000 jobs.
In November, unemployment stood at 6.7%, down 6.9% on the previous month. However, this figure does not fully reflect the unemployment rate as it does not take into account people who have left the labour force and are not actively looking for work.
According to Ella Coese, unemployment rates are seasonal.
The total number of positions fell in November, partly due to the loss of 93,000 temporary typists who were no longer needed after the official count.
More than half of those who were unemployed at the beginning of the pandemic went back to work, but there are still about 10 million fewer jobs available than in February. Many people in this group still have a few weeks before they lose their unemployment benefits, as the emergency aid approved by Congress last spring expires at the end of the year.
We are now in an unusual position in the economy, says Ernie Tedeschi, economist at Evercore ISI. Because of the progress on the vaccine, the sun is still far away, he said, but by then we will have experienced some of the worst months of this pandemic and there will be many scars to heal.
The number of long-term unemployed continues to rise
Unemployed for 27 weeks or longer
For Ella Coeze – seasonal data.
The cargo of Covid-19 doubled last month, leading to further restrictions and disruption of trade and other activities. In a large part of the country, the cold weather will drive away the outdoor gastronomy on which many restaurants depend. And Congress was unable to agree on a new spending package that would help businesses and households in difficulty.
The Hackensack River, as you can see on the PJP dump. A loan… Brian Anselm for The New York Times…
Of all the toxic landfills in New Jersey, perhaps none was better known than the PJP dump.
Here on the Hackensack River in Jersey City, underground fires spontaneously broke out for more than a decade, causing caustic smoke thick enough to cause movement on the adjacent bridge – the Pulaski Skyway, a major canal connecting people who came to New York City.
In the mid-1980s, firefighters tried to pour 300,000 litres of water per day into the burning earth, but the residents complained that spraying did not help.
Today, 30 years after the landfill was arrested as a poster child for poisoned nightmares, the New Jersey congressman who drafted the superfunding law awaits plans for a phoenix-like revival: It will be a public park with one of the first Covid 19 monuments in the country.
Destruction of the park. The idea for the property originated more than 12 years ago when Bill Macikudis, the city’s former big lawyer, proposed to buy a property. The bill… The Skyway Park Conservatory…
As part of the $10 million redevelopment, more than 500 trees will be planted in the forest of the new Skyway Park – one for every Jersey City resident dying of coronavirus, Mayor Stephen M. Fulop announced Thursday.
Each person’s name is also engraved on the memorial wall to provide a place of mourning for the loved ones of the deceased. Many families were unable to observe the traditional burial rituals because the pandemic devastated the northeast.
We wanted to do something important for families who couldn’t really grieve, and we’re taking a step in that direction, Mr. Foulop said. It’s been a tough year for the city.
When the park is finished, probably next summer or autumn, there will be footpaths along the river, in the pollination garden and next to lined green spaces, flowers and reeds, typical for lowland heating. The pedestrian bridge, designed on the Pulaski model, will connect both sides of the 32 hectare site, which is separated by a stream called the Sip Avenue canal.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at a press conference on the coronavirus pandemic in London on Wednesday. A picture of John Sibley in the pool…
Britain’s approval of a coronavirus vaccine this week, in anticipation of all Western countries, would be a political gift for any leader. But maybe no one needs it as much as Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The successful introduction of the vaccine could have been Mr Johnson’s government’s last chance to demonstrate its competence after failing at virtually every other stage of its response to the pandemic, from late closure to a costly and ineffective testing and detection programme – all of which contributed to the country’s highest mortality rate in Europe.
This happened at a time when the United Kingdom was at the height of its lengthy negotiations with the European Union on post-brexite trade relations. The mass vaccination programme will be a first test of Britain’s performance once it has completely withdrawn from Europe.
The British government is looking for ways to declare victory because it has disrupted the epidemic in such a bloody way, said David King, the government’s former chief scientific advisor, who has become a fierce critic of his work. The nationalist reaction is rude and rather unpleasant.
As the first bottles of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine were downloaded in refrigerated trucks from Belgium to the UK this week, negotiators in London were in the final stages of developing a long-term trade agreement between the UK and Europe. EU officials have expressed the hope that an agreement will be reached on Sunday, although there are still obstacles.
The pandemic increased the pressure on Mr Johnson to reach an agreement, as failure to do so could exacerbate the economic damage caused by the many blockades. But the coincidence of events can also be coincidental, allowing the besieged Prime Minister to solve a problem that has been dividing Britain for more than four years, just as aid is finally arriving for a country plagued by the virus.
At other events around the world:
- South Korea reported 583 new cases on Saturday, as new regulations came into force forcing many companies in the capital Seoul to close at 9pm. The authorities said they would decide on Sunday to tighten the restrictions further. The recent epidemic in the country is mainly due to cases in Greater Seoul, where half of the country’s 51 million inhabitants live, while the 629 cases reported nationwide on Friday were the highest in a nine-month period.
- In Japan, 584 new cases were reported in the Tokyo region on Saturday, breaking the previous record of 570 cases broken on 27 November. November. The national government has not yet declared a state of emergency, as it did in April, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga confirmed on Friday that he wants to hold next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
- Government officials will ease restrictions on the spread of coronaviruses in Portugal during the Christmas holidays, reports press agency Reuters. Domestic travel is 23 to 26. December is allowed. There will be no limit to the number of people who will be able to meet in their homes. The 24th and 25th. In December, there’s a curfew at 2 a.m. On New Year’s Eve street meetings are forbidden and open air meetings are limited to six people. Although more cases of coronavirus have been reported in Portugal than in the first wave, the number of cases has decreased in the last two weeks.
President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. participated in a virtual roundtable on Friday with employees and small businesses affected by the economic impact of the pandemic. credit… Christon J. Bethel for the New York Times…
President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has been thinking about the presidency, say, childhood friends, for over 50 years.
But when he is sworn in next month, he plans to abandon many of the traditional attributes of the presidential nomination, as he does so amid a devastating pandemic that is expected to worsen this winter.
I guess there probably won’t be a big parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, he told reporters on Friday. I think you’ll see a lot of virtual activity in American states, involving more people than ever before.
It’s very unlikely, he added, that there are a million people in the mall.
At a meeting in front of his house in Wilmington, Del. In Congress, Biden gave an open speech to a small group of reporters, after which they greeted the supporters at the rally from afar. But most of the week was dedicated to virtual demonstrations of Democrats in different parts of the country.
The convention we organized really opened up roads we never thought we could explore, Biden said, noting that his team worked in consultation with the organizers of the convention and the convention and that the planning was in full swing.
And not all traditions will be destroyed.
Mr. Biden’s team announced the formation of the opening committee this week and the organizers intend to have Mr. Biden sworn in and address the people outside the front of the Western Capitol.
It will be accessible to many people, either virtually or personally, and I think the ceremony will always be held on the spot, Biden said about the celebrations. The key to keeping people safe.
People want to party, he said. People want to be able to say we passed the baton and move on. Democracy works.
President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has repeatedly called on legislators to find a compromise proposal to promote coronaviruses. A loan… Kriston Je Bethel for The New York Times.
President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. resumed his calls on Friday to Congress and President Trump to act now to speed up the faltering economic recovery, while expressing confidence that further economic pain will bring legislators back to the table for a round of extra help after he took office in January.
In a speech in Delaware, Biden thanked Republican and Democratic senators who are trying to negotiate a $908 billion compromise: This situation is urgent. If we don’t act now, the future will be very bleak.
The stimulus proposal currently under discussion includes nearly $300 billion in new support for small businesses, $180 billion in new support for small businesses and $300 billion in new support for small businesses. – for the unemployed and $160 billion for workers with disabilities. – State, local and tribal governments are suffering loss of income as a result of the pandemic.
He also urged legislators to return to another wave of support after the inauguration day, partly to speed up the use of the coronavirus vaccine. Biden also said it is important that legislators adopt more comprehensive legislation to meet the long-term needs of the economy, such as restoring infrastructure.
To really put an end to this crisis, Congress will have to allocate more money to testing and to a fairer and free distribution of the vaccine, says Biden. We will need more economic aid to build bridges until 2021, until this pandemic and the economic crisis are over.
On Friday, the Ministry of Labour issued a jobs report showing that the economy created fewer jobs in November than at any time since the start of the recovery from the spring crisis. The numbers have disappointed the forecasters and added urgency to the demand for help for workers and businesses in difficulty as the nation waits for a vaccine that could help with next year’s recovery.
At a press conference on Capitol Hill Friday morning, a day after she and Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell agreed to try to reach a deal that could be combined with a huge end-of-year spending package, spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi said job growth was weaker than expected and expressed hope for a stimulus package.
That would be our hope, because it’s a car leaving the station, said Pelosi, a Californian Democrat, while emphasizing that there’s enough time to close the deal before the government’s March 11 funding period expires. December.
Leaders of the conservative business lobby group, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said Friday that the jobs report was a warning for lawmakers to make quick compromises. New York’s minority leader, Senator Chuck Schumer, said in a statement that the report was a blatant warning that a twofold recession was imminent.
In answering questions from reporters after his speech, Biden dodged the question of whether he had spoken to McConnell about the aid package negotiations. But he said he thought the Republicans would see the need to work with his administration to deliver another package this winter because, he said, if they didn’t, the country would be in a difficult and depressing situation.
Republicans, he said, will find that there is a huge need if those numbers skyrocket.
Rose Bowl Stadium on 1st. January, in a game between the Ducks of Oregon and the Badgers of Wisconsin. A loan… Sean M. Huffy/Getty Pictures
The Rose Cup, the most famous game of the low season in student football, is played on 1. January without spectators.
The organizers said Thursday that the game, which will be one of the national semifinals of this season’s university football qualifiers, will continue, but without fans, at the stadium near Los Angeles.
We continue to work closely with the Rose Bowl Health Department and Bowl Stadium officials to ensure the safest possible environment for our players, said Rose Eads, executive director and CEO of the Pasadena tournament, in a statement Thursday.
Cup officials rose and said they had asked the California authorities for a limited number of participants – more than 90,000 people attended last season’s game – but the request was denied based on state and county guidelines.
Thursday’s announcement came as no surprise to football officials and university supporters, especially as California has seen an increase in viral infections in recent weeks. Shit! Shit! Gavin Newsome introduced a new series of regional home reservations on Thursdays, reducing storage capacity and allowing restaurants to only offer delivery or relocation.
The Rose Tournament announced in July that the Rose Parade, the New Year’s ritual for the competition, would be cancelled.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, remains in the same position, as does Chief Medical Advisor to President-Elect Joseph Biden Jr. Stephanie Reynolds for The New York Times.
Call it the return of the Fauccus.
It’s not just Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, America’s top infectious disease expert, has really gone somewhere. He often seemed to be like this when he fell out of the eyes of his boss, President Trump, and was marginalized, even when the country was struggling with the pandemic.
Mr Trump is leaving now, and on Thursday his successor received a message for the Americans: Dr. Fauci will be back in service soon.
I asked him to stay in the same role he has played in the past for several presidents, said President-elect Joseph R. I asked him to stay in the same role he has played in the past for several presidents. Biden, Jr., and I’ve asked him to be my chief medical advisor and be part of the Covid team.
Friday morning, Dr. Fauci told NBC that he accepted the offer today, on the spot.
Mr. Trump sometimes openly despised Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and seemed desperate to fight for his popularity. The president, who has often rejected the threat of the coronavirus, was also disappointed with Dr. Fauci’s approval of the masks and movement restrictions and preferred advisors who supported his call to reopen the economy as soon as possible.
The announcement of Dr. Fauxi’s role in the Biden administration came on the day the U.S. authorities reported 216,422 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest number of cases recorded in a single day since the start of the pandemic. Experts warned that this figure may have been influenced by anomalies in state reports, but that it is part of the overall increase in new infections. At least 2,857 people have died, bringing the total number of deaths in the United States to over 276,000.
More than 100,000 Covid-19 patients filled hospital beds when they could find them. They didn’t find her Thursday in Lubbock, Texas. According to the New York Times database, an average of 382 new cases of coronavirus have been reported daily in West Texas, where 250,000 people live, over the past seven days.
In California, authorities announced their strongest measures since March to combat the virus, saying they would order regional home stays if hospitals were overcrowded. Governor Gavin Newsome said the state has to endure a harsh winter before vaccines are available.
This is the hardest time since the start of the pandemic, Newsome said at a press conference.
Even before Biden’s announcement on Thursday, Dr. Fauci was in the news when U.S. and British health officials argued over Britain’s announcement that it had beaten the U.S. in a race for the vaccine.
Gavin Williamson, the British Education Secretary, seemed enthusiastic.
It’s clear we have the best medical regulators, he said. Much better than the French. Much better than the Belgians. Much better than the Americans.
Dr. Fauci seemed more than a little skeptical.
The British authorities, he said, acted faster because they did not scrutinise vaccination test data as thoroughly as their American counterparts. We have a gold standard for a regulatory approach, he said.
Later, a desperate Dr. Fauci, who is not normally sensitive to public conflict, appeared on British television and said he wanted to apologize.
We just do things a little differently, that’s all – not better, not worse, just different, he said.
On Friday morning, Dr. Stephen M. Khan, director of the Food and Drug Administration, said he hoped authorities would approve the vaccine this month.
We will act very quickly because we fully understand the urgency of the situation, he told Reuters.
Manitoba Skeptic Virus Premium Slams, Vacation Safety Urgent
Brian Pallister, Premier of Manitoba, Canada, begged people in the region not to ignore science or gather during the holidays, as coronavirus cases are increasing.
If you don’t believe Kovid is real, you’re an idiot now – you have to understand that we’re all in this together. You can’t help but understand that. Stay away from each other. So I’m the one who has to tell you to stay away from Christmas, and during the holidays you celebrate with or without faith, that you celebrate with – usually with friends and family – that you share and build up memories. I’m that guy. And I will say this… …because it will protect you. I am the one who steals Christmas to protect you, because you have to do it now, you have to do the right thing, because next year we have a lot to celebrate, and we will do it this year if we do the right thing this year. You don’t need someone like me. I hope in a few years you respect me because I have the courage to tell you the right thing, and this is the right thing for you. Be safe, protect each other, love each other, take care of each other, you have so many ways to show it, but don’t get together for Christmas.
Brian Pallister, Prime Minister of the Canadian province of Manitoba, pleaded with the residents not to ignore science and not to gather during the holidays as corona cases rise…Credit…Shannon Vanraes/Reuters.
If you’re looking for the Grinch, look no further than our neighbors to the north.
I’m the one who steals Christmas to protect you – because you have to do it now, said Manitoba (Canada) Premier Brian Pallister at a press conference on Thursday, calling on Manitobans not to gather during the holiday season.
He also offered a few keywords for all coronavirus skeptics: If you don’t believe Covid exists now, you’re an idiot.
According to the New York Times database, Manitoba, with a population of 1.38 million, had an average of 354 new cases per day last week. On Thursday, the provincial government announced a positive result of 13.1%.
Mr Pallier’s remarks are similar to those of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau two weeks ago, when he told his compatriots that, frankly, a normal Christmas was not possible.
In the weeks following Thanksgiving, outbreaks began in October in Canada. Since then, new restrictions have been introduced in some parts of the country, particularly in Manitoba. But for Canadians, Thanksgiving is not as important as Christmas, and they tend to wait until the end of the year to go to family gatherings.
Mr. Pallister had an important piece of advice for citizens: Wait! Wait! Wait! Wait! Wait! Wait! If Manitobans gets it now, there will be a lot to celebrate next year, he said.
The Prime Minister suffocated and urged people to give up their usual family reunions.
You can’t love me, he said. I hope you respect me in a few years because I have the courage to tell you what to do. And this is reality: Take care of each other, protect each other, love each other, take care of each other, you have so many ways to show it, but don’t get together for Christmas.
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