Disease experts warn that the virus is not going anywhere. Some places in the United States may see more locks.
Leading infectious disease experts in the United States warn that the coronavirus will make life difficult for the foreseeable future.
And as strict social distance diminishes, some leaders in New York and Texas are threatening renewed closings in an attempt to get people to take the virus’s persistent threat seriously.
“This virus will not rest” until it infects about 60 to 70 percent of the population, said Dr. Michael T. Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, in a performance on “Fox News Sunday”.
Experts have estimated that about 70 percent of the population should be infected without a vaccine and develop immunity to stop the virus from spreading, a concept called herd immunity. The current number of confirmed cases in the United States is more than 2 million, less than 1 percent of the U.S. population, according to a New York Times database.
Dr. Osterholm said recent data shows that the infection rate was the same in eight states, increased in 22 states, and decreased in the rest. The increase isn’t just due to more commonly available tests, experts say, noting that hospital admissions of Covid-19 are increasing in several states.
Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, medical director of the special pathogens department at Boston University School of Medicine, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the increase in the number of cases in some states in the south and west suggested that “we opened too early in those states. “
That’s what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently said On July 4, deaths from coronavirus in the United States are likely to increase from the current level of about 116,000 to somewhere between 124,000 and 140,000.
Some state officials have warned of a second shutdown.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said on Sunday that the state was inundated with some 25,000 complaints about companies that “conflict with the reopening plan. ‘
In particular, Mr. Cuomo said that bar visitors in Manhattan and the Hamptons on Long Island had broken the rules, warning that if local authorities did not crack down on such behavior, the state could be forced to suspend the reopening plans.
In Houston, officials last week warned that a lockdown could be reset as things continue to rise, CBS News reported. The region is now on what officials call “Code Orange,” meaning it is there a significant and uncontrolled level of coronavirus spread in the community.
On Friday, Jay Butler, the CDC’s deputy director for infectious diseases, told reporters that “if cases start to rise again, especially if they rise dramatically, it is important to recognize that more mitigation efforts, such as what’s happening again was performed in Maybe March is needed again, ” according to CNBC.
The new surge in cases in some states is because the Trump administration has announced that it has no intention of supporting the extension of extended unemployment benefits beyond the end of July, fearing that workers will choose to receive the generous benefits in instead of going back to their jobs.
Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, said on Sunday that the White House would support new incentives to get people back to work instead of aiming to extend the additional $ 600 in weekly unemployment benefits when it ends late next month .
Part of Beijing was shut down on Monday as the government rushed to stem another outbreak of coronavirus infections – a nerve-wracking breach in the capital that President Xi Jinping had said should be a fortress against the pandemic.
City officials said they had detected 79 infections in Beijing in the past four days, of which 36 confirmed on Sunday. Everything eventually seemed to be traced to the huge, busy Xinfadi food market in southern Beijing.
While a few dozen new cases seem light compared to the hundreds or thousands of infections reported daily by other countries, the new outbreak has shocked China, which seemed to have largely suppressed the virus after it left Wuhan, a city in late last year. the center of the country.
“We think this is dangerous,” Chen Xiaoyan, who has a shop near the market, said by phone. He said he was waiting for the results of a test to check if he had the virus. “It is a concern, everyone is concerned. This is not an ordinary disease. We wait at home and cannot go out. “
Some Chinese disease control experts had said Beijing seemed to be responding quickly to the outbreak. Yet this failure in the defense of the capital seemed to annoy Mr. Xi’s subordinates. Two local officials and the general manager of the Xinfadi market were rejected on Sunday for what city officials said it was not fast enough to go against the infections.
“The market is densely packed with many people moving around and there is a high risk that the outbreak will spread,” Sun Chunlan, Deputy Prime Minister overseeing health policy, said at a meeting on Sunday: according to Xinhua, an official news agency. “Take firm and decisive measures to thoroughly prevent its spread.”
Until the market infections started to emerge on Thursday, Beijing had remained without new locally transmitted cases for 56 days. The main concern turned out to be Chinese people who returned from abroad with the virus.
Markets in Asia and Europe tumbled Monday due to renewed fear of more coronavirus outbreaks, paving the way sharp losses when Wall Street opens later today.
Shares in London, Frankfurt and Paris opened more than 2 percent lower. That followed several larger losses in the Asia-Pacific region earlier today, led by a 4.8 percent decline in South Korea and a 3.5 percent decline in Tokyo.
Futures markets predicted that the pain would spread to Wall Street and the S&P 500 would open more than 3 percent lower.
The sale was widely spread across the markets. Oil and gold fell during early futures trading. Prices for US Treasury bonds, which generally rise when market sentiment is weak, rose sharply, lowering interest rates.
Investors responded in part to bad news from China, where some monthly economic indicators were weaker than expected, and officials in Beijing are fighting a new wave of things. Arizona, Florida and Texas reported higher figures in the United States.
The clothing stores are open, but the fitting rooms remain closed. Bookstores allow browsing, but any item that is touched and not bought is quarantined to ensure that no virus lives on the surface. More expensive jewelry dealers will use ultraviolet boxes to sanitize diamond bracelets and gold chains.
Stores in England that sell nonessential goods reopened on Monday for the first time in almost three months, as part of a broader global effort to restart trade, even though the virus remains deeply woven into the fabric of society .
More than 7.8 million cases have now been discovered worldwide, and more than 430,000 people have died, according to figures a database from the New York Times.
The financial consequences have spread as fast as the virus and the collapse of the trade continues to cause tens of millions of pain.
the European Commission encouraged the lifting of all internal border restrictions on Monday, and countries across the continent hope to give life to the devastated economies.
Germany and France were among the countries that reopened their borders to European travelers.
President Emmanuel Macron of France, who spoke to the nation on Sunday, declared a “first victory” against the virus and said all things could be resumed this week.
“Summer 2020 will be a summer unlike any other,” he said. “We will have to monitor the evolution of the epidemic to be prepared in case it returns with renewed vigor.”
India, Mexico and several other countries where restrictions are eased are seeing a sharp increase in the number of new cases.
Britain was one of the last countries in Europe to stop trading when the virus flooded the continent, and is now one of the last to reopen stores for the time being. But the opening comes with new precautions.
For the first time, all people traveling by public transport in England are required to wear face covers. Restaurants, pubs and gyms all remain closed.
The coronavirus left migrants in Russia without work and without a way home.
With regular flights canceled, charters offer the only viable way out for the more than five million migrant workers from former Soviet republics now stranded in Russia as a result of the pandemic, with many living in increasingly worsening circumstances.
While Russia has been affected by the virus, with the third most cases in the world after the United States and Brazil, the crisis has hit migrant workers particularly hard as they were the first to lose their jobs and often the last to receive medical care got .
The life of a migrant has never been easier in Russia. Attracted by higher salaries, visa-free access and a common Soviet heritage, migrants from Central Asia often live in cramped apartments and dormitories, often sharing a room with up to 10 other workers. Police officers usually harass them. Many local Russians dislike it. When fired, employers often fail to pay their final salaries.
But the coronavirus crisis has increased the inferior status of migrant workers. For example, the police have locked up entire dormitories if one person is infected.
In Moscow, the coronavirus lock deprived 76 percent of migrant workers from their jobs, and 58 percent lost all their income, according to a poll by Evgeni Varshaver, head of the Migration and Ethnicity Research Group. Of the Russians, 42 percent lost employment and 23 percent lost all income, Mr. Varshaver said.
Food aid was given on the sidewalk in front of a church. Friends spread out on the sidewalk and drank tallboys. As New York City reopens, residents quarantine may feel a bit nostalgic for the socially distant bonds they formed outside their homes.
The city first paused in early April, when Andrew Cotto, who lives in the Greenwood Heights section of Brooklyn, restarted a ritual from the summer of 2019: drinking a beer on the sidewalk with his retired neighbor.
In May, Christina Crespo, who is raising her children at her grandparents’ home in the Boerum Hill neighborhood, began screaming inspirational messages on her doorstep.
“I started following these beautiful female poets and color writers on Instagram and I was so moved by their words,” said Ms. Crespo. She and her children also have a quote request box for passers-by.
These are just two examples of how people fought their loneliness and, often with neighbors, congregated in the spaces just outside their home.
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Reporting was contributed by Pam Belluck, Chris Buckley, Jesse McKinley, Ivan Nechepurenko, Aimee Ortiz, Marc Santora, Kaly Soto and Carlos Tejada.