India’s COVID-19 death overwhelms crematorium
With COVID-19 devastating India, ambulances have been lined up to the farthest, and some crematoriums have turned to building funeral pyres outside.
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Now, the average number of new coronavirus infections in the United States per day is less than 50,000, a level that has not been seen since the beginning of October, indicating that the country’s mass vaccination program is having an impact on the epidemic.
In the week ending Sunday, the United States reported 344,463 cases. Compared with the peak three weeks ago, the average daily decline is about 22,000 cases. Compared with the record set in January, the data is much lower. The number of cases reported in the United States within a week has now reached the number of cases received every two days.
People helping the disease: Almost 150 million Americans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and more than 40% of American adults have been fully vaccinated.
However, on a global scale, the number of daily deaths and new cases remain at or near the highest levels in history, which is largely driven by India’s well-documented struggle. India’s reported data is generally considered to be only a small part of the true number of 1.4 billion people in the country.
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►Los Angeles County public health authorities did not report new COVID-19 deaths on Sunday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, infections have been kept at a minimum.
►New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (Phil Murphy) will issue an announcement on Monday announcing that the number of cases in the state will continue to decrease in order to relax restrictions on COVID.
►The governor of Colorado has extended the period of use of masks across the state for another 30 days, but has relaxed the requirements for face covering for people vaccinated against COVID-19.
►Public health officials said on Sunday that Illinois is receiving 10 million vaccines. The state has 12 million residents, 1.3 million coronavirus cases and 22019 deaths have been reported.
📈 Today’s numbers: According to data from Johns Hopkins University (Johns Hopkins University), there are 32.4 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States and 577,000 deaths. Global total: more than 152.9 million cases and nearly 3.2 million deaths. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 312.5 million doses of vaccine have been distributed in the United States, and 245.5 million doses of vaccine have been administered. 104.7 million Americans have received full vaccination.
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Walgreens brought mobile vaccination clinics to Chicago. Travel clinics will focus on delivering vaccines directly to underserved communities and people with barriers to accessing vaccines. Company President John Standley said that in the next two months, more mobile clinics will be opened nationwide.
Stanley said: “The mobile clinics and other models we use will allow us to bring vaccines to the centers of the most affected communities and resolve common obstacles such as transportation and convenience.”
Walgreens began its vaccination program through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in December. The chain store has already injected 15 million vaccines.
Although 55% of Puerto Rico residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. territories are still struggling to cope with the surge in cases and hospitalizations, while trying to support the economy that has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, hurricanes, and earthquakes in recent years. And the long-term financial crisis. Health authorities say that many people are eager for vaccination — 2 million doses have been vaccinated on the island of 3.3 million US citizens — and they point out that some people who are not fully protected ignore restrictions including curfews that last longer than one hour. year. The current surge in infections may be partly due to the spread and spread of new variants.
“The solution is to vaccinate,” Governor Pedro Pierluisi said. The island has reported about 2,000 deaths from COVID.
The White House said the U.S. Trade Representative will begin talks with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on how to resolve intellectual property issues that prevent the much-needed COVID-19 vaccine from being widely distributed.
The White House has been under tremendous pressure and needs to work together to avoid vaccine patent rules so that poorer countries can start making their own generic drugs.
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain (Ron Klain) said in CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday that U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai (Katherine Tai) will start “How to make this vaccine more widely distributed, more widely licensed, and more widely shared” will be discussed.
Klein and national security adviser Jake Sullivan said that the government will speak more on the matter in the coming days.
About one in twelve Americans did not receive their scheduled second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on time. Although this worries epidemiologists, follow-up actions are far superior to other adult two-dose vaccines.
According to CDC data, about 92% of people received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine after receiving the injection again.
Experts point out that this number of completions of the two-dose vaccine against the most widely used coronavirus is a cause for celebration.
Dr. Monika Gandhi, an infectious disease expert at the University of California, San Francisco, said: “Through the largest mass vaccination program in history, 92% of people get the second vaccination is a huge victory.
The second point is very important because it provides stronger immunity against COVID-19. The first dose is called the priming dose, which introduces the body into the spike protein on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. The second can enhance the immune response, so the body can resist the virus at any time after exposure. Read more here.
India once again set a new global daily record of new infections on Saturday, with more than 400,000 new cases, but at least one expert said that the true number may be much higher than this. Dr. Prabhat Jha of the University of Toronto estimated based on India’s previous population surge model that the actual number of infections may be 10 times higher than the official report.
Jha said: “The entire house is infected. If a person is tested in the house and reports that they are positive, and everyone else in the house starts to show symptoms, then it is clear that they have COVID, then Why take the test?”
India reported 392,488 new infections on Sunday, a slight decrease from the previous 24 hours.
The United States has begun shipping valuable vaccine ingredients, oxygen and masks to India, and other countries have also provided help, but demand will still exceed supply. The administration of President Joe Biden also plans to restrict travel between the United States and India starting on Tuesday.
Contributor: Associated Press