Monday, September 14, 2020

Coronavirus News (232)

France reports highest daily coronavirus spike since pandemic began, India sees record rise There have been more than 28.7 million COVID-19 cases confirmed worldwide ........ domestic air travel in Wuhan, the original epicenter of the pandemic, has returned to pre-pandemic levels. ....... Antarctica is still free of COVID-19. Nearly 1,000 scientists have wintered on the ice and are getting a peek of the sun for the first time in months. Now the task is making sure incoming colleagues don’t bring the virus. 

No one is coming to save the global economy this time The coronavirus depression will be much worse than the last worldwide recession, because this time no country is strong enough to rescue the global economy. ..........  Skipping a recession doesn't come cheap. China spent half a trillion dollars avoiding the financial crisis, and in the years that followed it built up a massive, opaque shadow banking system that it has since been trying to tamp down since 2015. This year China's total debt – corporate, household, and government — climbed to 303% of GDP. ........... Since economic transactions are mostly human interactions, you can see the problem there. ......... our first wave never ended. We have handled the coronavirus badly. The US unemployment rate is sitting at 8.3%. Testing is splotchy. Washington was able to get its act together to blunt the full force of the coronavirus' onset, but now Democrats and Republicans are locked in an argument over whether or not the country needs another rescue package. It does. In fact, the whole world needs it.

A top disease expert is warning of 'another 12 to 14 months of a really hard road ahead of us,' and says the US has no national plan to stop it  the US doesn't have a national plan to stop the spread of COVID in the fall and winter. ...........  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert, said Americans should expect to "hunker down" in the upcoming fall and winter months. ............. 62% of adults in the US are worried "political pressure from the Trump administration" could push the Food and Drug Administration to approve a vaccine "without making sure that it is safe and effective." ....... I don't go back and replay February and March. I play right now. ..........  "We have 50 state plans that in many cases are so different, so divided, and not necessarily based on good science. So, yeah, we got a long road ahead." 

Israel to reinstate strict three-week coronavirus lockdown 

Why A COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Would Press Pause how temporarily halting a trial can sometimes mean the process is working as intended.

The U.S. Doesn’t Want To Join A Global Effort To Stop A Global Pandemic


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