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Global coronavirus death toll hits 100,000
The number of deaths worldwide linked to the novel coronavirus reached 100,000 on Friday, with the U.S. topping 18,100, as U.S. Health officials warned Americans to keep up their social distancing efforts for fear of a possible resurgence in new infections.
The global number of deaths linked to the novel coronavirus reached 100,000 on Friday, as the number of cases passed 1.6 million, according to a Reuters tally.
And while U.S. deaths topped 18,000 - there are signs that stay at home measures are helping to curb new infections.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW YORKGOVERNOR, ANDREW CUOMO, SAYING: “To use an overused term, we are cautiously optimistic that we are slowing the infection rate.” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday offered a glimmer of hope that the surge in critical care hospitalizations across the state might be leveling off: (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW YORK GOVERNOR, ANDREW CUOMO, SAYING: “Change in ICU admissions is actually a negative number for the first time since we started this intense journey.
That means there are fewer people in the intensive care unit statewide than there were.” But Cuomo said New Yorkers, living in the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, must continue social distancing efforts.
Top health officials agree… saying that while U.S. cases are leveling off, Americans should not take their foot off the gas.
Coordinator of the White House Task Force, Deborah Birx: (SOUNDBITE) (English) DR. DEBORAH BIRX, COORDINATOR OF THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, SAYING: "So, it's really about the encouraging signs that we see.
But as encouraging as they are, we have not reached the peak.
And so every day we need to continue to do what we did yesterday and the week before and the week before that, because that's what in the end is going to take us up across the peak and down the other side.” To that sentiment - the director general of the World Health Organization gave a stern warning on Friday: (SOUNDBITE) (English) WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) DIRECTOR GENERAL, TEDROS ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS, SAYING: “The WHO wants to see restrictions lifted as much as anyone, at the same time, lifting restrictions too quickly could lead to a deadly resurgence.”
Several U.S. states including Oklahoma - where President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a campaign rally on Saturday - reported a surge in new coronavirus infections this week, ahead of what would be the nation’s largest indoor social gathering since pandemic restrictions were imposed. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
White House coronavirus advisers Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci weren't overly enthused about President Donald Trump's rally in Oklahoma. According to Business Insider, they expressed fears the rally in Tulsa could be a COVID-19 superspreading event. Attendees must sign a waiver that absolves the venue and the president's campaign of liability if a person is sickened because of the event.
Dr. Deborah Birx is the White House's coronavirus task force response coordinator. In a Sunday interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, she underscored the importance of wearing masks. Out of respect for each other, as Americans that care for each other, we need to be wearing masks in public when we cannot social distance. Dr.
President Donald Trump wants U.S. states to reopen places of worship that were closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Reuters, Trump said he would override governors who don’t do it. The president said churches, synagogues and mosques provide essential services. The White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx encouraged people to wait longer to attend services.
Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage is facing a horrific accusation. And it's not from a groupie or ex-girlfriend, either. It's from his sister. Newser reports Miranda Pacchiana filed a lawsuit Tuesday in New York state accusing her brother of 'repeatedly' sexually abusing her as a child. Savage was 9 to 12 years old at the time of the alleged assaults, and Pacchiana was 7 to 10. Now 52, Savage denies everything. While I hope that my sister gets the help she needs to find peace, this needs to end.
Credit: World Health OrganisationWith more than 500,000 people dead and over 10 million confirmed Covid-19 cases worldwide, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said this is "a moment for all of us to reflect".
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that it expects to see the number of cases of Covid-19 reach 10 million within the next week.Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, told a press briefing in Geneva: “More than 9.1 million cases of Covid-19 have now been reported to WHO, and more than 470,000 deaths."
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The greatest threat from the Covid-19 pandemic is not the coronavirus itself but a "lack of global solidarity" in confronting it, the World Health Organization chief warned on Monday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cited the "acceleration" of the virus' spread by noting it only took eight days for the most recent million cases to be recorded, compared to three months for the first million. The WHO director-general made the comments during a video conference for the Dubai-based World Government Summit.
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CNN reported that Dr. Deborah Birx remains on President Donald Trump’s good side. The coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force has grown critical of the CDC. According to Business Insider, Birx said she was frustrated with the agency and doesn’t like how they gather data on COVID-19. She believes the data is inaccurate and has delayed figures on deaths and cases of the virus.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited DRDO-built Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel COVID Hospital in Delhi Cantonment on July 05. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan also visited the COVID Hospital. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy were also present. The DRDO-built Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital in Delhi Cantonment is the temporary hospital structure. The hospital will have 1,000 beds including 250 ICU beds. "DRDO, Ministry of Home Affairs, Tata Sons Industries and with support of many organisations set up this 1000 bedded temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients in just 12 days. Over 250 intensive care units are available here in accordance with WHO guidelines," Rajnath Singh said.
Union Minister G Kishan Reddy visited DRDO-built COVID Hospital near Air Force Station in Delhi on July 05. CM Arvind Kejriwal also visited the COVID hospital. Speaking on it, CM Kejriwal said, "For now, there is no scarcity of hospital beds, we have over 15,000 beds out of which 5300 are occupied. There is a paucity of ICU beds. If there is any spike in COVID cases, these ICU beds are very critical for us." The DRDO-built Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital in Delhi Cantonment is the temporary hospital structure. The hospital will have 1,000 beds including 250 ICU beds.
Ace choreographer Saroj Khan passed away at the age of 71 in Mumbai on July 03. She was admitted to hospital on June 20 after she complained of breathing issues. She died due to a cardiac arrest in the ICU of Guru Nanak Hospital. The last rites of Saroj Khan will be performed at Malvani in Malad. She has given various hit choreographies including, 'Dola Re Dola', 'Dhak Dhak Karne Laga' and 'Ek Do Teen'.
The World Health Organization said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
World Health Organisation (WHO) has resumed trials of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). Speaking on it, Director General of Council of Scientific an Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr. Shekhar C Mande said, "We are happy that the WHO resumed trials of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). I firmly believe that the WHO's decision was taken in haste. It was a kind of knee-jerk reaction. They should have analysed the data on their own before temporarily suspending trials."
The WHO announced on Wednesday that the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 could become endemic. Endemic viruses are regularly found among particular people or in a certain area. The WHO went on to warn that the virus will probably keep circulating and said it will take a “massive effort” to counter it. WHO emergencies expert Mike Ryan told an online briefing; "this virus may never go away,".
The Geneva-based WHO is leading a global initiative to develop safe and effective vaccines, tests and drugs to prevent, diagnose and treat COVID-19. The respiratory illness has infected 4.19 million people around the world, according to a Reuters tally.
The Florida Department of Health would rather the public didn't know how many people have died of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
According to Business Insider, the department has withheld the state's..