The World Health Organization (WHO) issued the assessment yesterday as the outbreak accelerated in several Latin American countries.
Brazil has the highest number of cases outside the United States, Mexico recorded the highest single-day rise and death yesterday, while Peru and Chile now have the highest infection rates in the world compared to the seven-day rolling average.
Brazil’s daily mortality rate has become the highest in the world this week A widely used model
, Which is now presenting itself as a blow to death there 125,000 in early August
. As the country’s health crisis grows, so does the controversy President Zaire Bolsonaro
, Who instead focuses on financial impact as well as reducing the risk of the virus – much like his U.S. counterpart, President Donald Trump, who yesterday banned most travel from Brazil.
You asked We answered
Q: What do we not know about coronavirus?
Answer: Dr. Megan Ranny
, A physician and medical researcher in an emergency room at Brown University, testified before Congress last week about what we know – and still don’t know – about the coronavirus. After explaining the disease to lawyers, he outlined a Twitter thread about our understanding of Kovid-19 that quickly went viral. Things we are still in the dark about: the actual mortality rate, what works to treat it, how long the immunity lasts, and when we can get an effective vaccine. We know that scientists are working to address the complexities of knowledge (how to reduce infections and deaths): social distance, testing, isolation and communication, adequate personal protective equipment. “We must do these things to protect us and our communities,” Ronnie said.
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The controversy over masks in America underscores the deep political polarization
The simple act of wearing a mask to protect others during an epidemic is now a political and cultural flashpoint, undermining the damaged polarization of every corner of American life. Writes Stephen Collinson
The use of the bully pulpit to deny President Trump his own government’s advice about Ingsaka has become the latest ideological-inspired attack on science and citizenship. The episode is being unveiled at an intense moment in the cycle of the President’s distortion and protests. His ultimate goal: Joe Biden, the anticipator of the supposed democratic 2020
. In his first personal interview since the start of the stay order, Biden responded to Trump mocking his mask, saying the president was a “fool” who had spent his life in “macho” behavior.
How many coronaviruses are there? Sometimes, it’s just a guess
There are dozens of tests on the market, but their reliability varies greatly. Examines polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
, Which looks for evidence of coronavirus, is usually accurate – but not always.
Some studies have begun to indicate that when patients become critically ill, swabs used for most tests produce a more profound replication of the virus in the respiratory system out of reach. And just as false negativity can be a headache for physicians, people can make the wrong decision when it comes to lifting restrictions to reduce the prevalence of Covid-19.
The EU is still divided over coronavirus relief. It can tear it apart
Tensions are running high between rich and poor countries over how to finance the recovery of the European Union from the epidemic. This rupture will delay the economic return of the region and release the political and financial power that could be threatened, Julia Horowitz writes
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is unveiling her proposal today to dig up Europe from a 7 750 billion ($ 826 billion) coronavirus recovery fund from the historic recession. However, deep divisions between member states still need to be reduced, which could increase the risk of urgently needing relief.
Australia is angry with China for calling for a coronavirus investigation. Now Beijing is taking revenge
It did not take long after the first call for an international inquiry into the origin of the Australian virus before retaliation from China. Now, Beijing is targeting its exports and that’s a problem. As Australia faces the very realities of the recession, relations with China, its largest trading partner, are more important than ever. Ben Westcott writes
Experts say Australia is being seen as a test case – can a liberal democracy with close trade ties with Beijing’s dictatorial government still maintain an independent foreign policy that will occasionally criticize the Chinese Communist Party?
One of the largest brothels in the world has revealed a depressing situation
“We’re in trouble now because of this coronavirus epidemic,” said Nodi, 25. “We have no work.” She is one of about 1,500 women and girls and 500 children, packed into a 12 acre Daulatdia, Bangladesh, Prostitution Complex
Like an overflowing crowd
The site has been locked since Bangladesh placed a nationwide home-at-home order in late March. No one is allowed in or out – including clients. The government, police and local NGOs are providing some relief to women, but Nodi says they are not getting enough food. “If it continues, children will starve to death. We pray that the virus does not go away.”
On our radar
- Denmark is allowing the “sweethearts” to reunite across the border – But only if they can provide evidence (like love letters or photos) that they have been in a relationship for 6 months.
- Thailand has not yet returned to international tourists. But when they do, it may be the first isolated area for a long-term package where health monitoring is easily controlled – like Koh Samui and Koh Fa Engan Island.
- One A two-hour choir rehearsal in Washington state Covid-19 has become a “super spreader” event by infecting 53 people. Two later died.
- Dating during this epidemic is a nightmare, even for sports stars. But at least Tennis champ Jenny Bouchard It is doing so for a good reason – raising 000 4,000 for charities.
When is it okay to be close to other people? And how close?
People who have been infected with the coronavirus should stay away from other people until they have had a fever for at least three days, have seen symptoms improve, and have had 10 days until they notice the first symptoms, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevention says in the update guide. The new recommendations include advice on the use of public transport and travel sharing, as states loosen lockdowns. Here’s what you need to know
- Avoid gathering in groups and stay out of crowded places whenever possible, especially at transit stations and stops.
- If possible, consider skipping a row between yourself and the other drivers.
- If possible enter and exit the bus through the rear entrance door.
- Look for social distance guides or physical guides provided by transit authorities (for example, floor decisions or indicating where to stand at least a foot away from others) signs
“Every decision suddenly seems tedious because we keep searching for the most relevant information and it doesn’t always happen.” – Neurologist Daphne Shohmi
What should I eat for dinner? What should I watch on TV? In the podcast, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores why even small decisions are more difficult than usual during an epidemic Listen now