Data suggest the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus may be around 60,000, which isn't as high as previously projected. But the crisis is far from over.
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More US states to reopen; Italy to ease lockdown; Egypt asks IMF for bailout loan. Follow...More US states to reopen; Italy to ease lockdown; Egypt asks IMF for bailout loan. Follow the latest updatesFrance, Italy and Spain prepare to ease coronavirus lockdownsGlobal report: death toll passes 200,000Coronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia coronavirus news – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.31am BST US President Donald Trump, who for a second day skipped the White House press briefing, took to Twitter to deny reports that he planned to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar: Reports that H.H.S. Secretary @AlexAzar is going to be “fired” by me are Fake News. The Lamestream Media knows this, but they are desperate to create the perception of chaos & havoc in the minds of the public. They never even called to ask. Alex is doing an excellent job!Does anybody get the meaning of what a so-called Noble (not Nobel) Prize is, especially as it pertains to Reporters and Journalists? Noble is defined as, “having or showing fine personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals.” Does sarcasm ever work? 12.13am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live global coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. Remember that you can get in touch with questions, comments, tips or news from where you live on Twitter @helenrsullivan. Continue reading...
The coordinator of the coronavirus response emphasized that social distancing was still the most important step...The coordinator of the coronavirus response emphasized that social distancing was still the most important step people could take. Critical medicines are running low, and nearly 10 million Americans have lost their jobs.
We have no idea what will happen if, for example, New York runs out of ventilators...We have no idea what will happen if, for example, New York runs out of ventilators or if people are sent away from hospitals too soon and infect many others.Illustration by eamesBot / ShutterstockOn April 15, 2020, 2,271 people in the United States will die from COVID-19.That day, the U.S. will be short 61,509 hospital beds, 33,440 slots in intensive care units, and 26,753 ventilators. By August, the death toll will have climbed to 81,114.April 15 is not arbitrary. It is the date a new model forecasts the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. will peak, level off for a few days, and begin to decline. The model comes from The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), supported by the Gates Foundation. It was developed at the request of the University of Washington School of Medicine, other U.S. hospital systems, and state governments working “to determine when COVID-19 would overwhelm their ability to care for patients,” according to a statement from the organization. Data fed into the model includes mortality rates from the World Health Organization and U.S. local and state governments; implementation of social distancing policies across the U.S.; reports from the American Hospital Association on licensed…Read More…