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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass Those of China, Italy

Confirmed infections top 82,000 across country, exceeding all other national totals

Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the US have topped the totals in China and Italy, making the US the center of the global outbreak.

In the US, confirmed cases hit 82,404 on Thursday evening, surpassing China's 81,782 and Italy's 80,589. The total number of confirmed cases globally is 526,044, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. 

Since the US reported its first coronavirus case on January 20, more than 1,100 people in the country have died from the disease. The death tolls in Italy and China are higher.

Many of the new cases in the US are in major cities, like New York and New Orleans, where densely packed residents help the virus spread. Mayors and governors have said that patients with the virus could overwhelm hospitals, which would contribute to a rising death count.

To halt the virus' spread, people in many US cities and states are under some form of lockdown order. People are supposed to leave their homes only to go grocery shopping and take care of other essential activities.

According to data from Worldometer, coronavirus cases peaked in China in mid-February. The country combated the virus with strict quarantine measures covering 60 million people in Hubei province, where the outbreak originated.

Life is returning to normal in China, but the US has a long road ahead, and the economic fallout from the widespread shutdowns has affected millions of workers and companies. 

US weekly jobless claims for the week ending March 21 totaled 3.28 million, the Labor Department reported Thursday, exceeding the consensus analyst forecast of 1.5 million. That was up from 281,000 in the previous week, which already marked a two-year high, Business Insider's Carmen Reinicke reported.

There are early signs that the shutdowns are helping.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that the aggressive social-distancing measures put in place in the state were starting to slow the virus' spread. New York is the center of the US outbreak, with nearly half the country's cases.

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-us-has-worlds-biggest-outbreak-topping-china-2020-3?IR=T

 

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Hi all, any COVID-19 news to do with USA, UK or Europe please discuss here instead. The main COVID-19 thread will be SG focused only. 

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9 minutes ago, BabyBlade said:

Hi all, any COVID-19 news to do with USA, UK or Europe please discuss here instead. The main COVID-19 thread will be SG focused only. 

Hi

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2 minutes ago, Mockngbrd said:

Hi

What or Who ?

Trump ..... [sly]

 

:XD:

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Yahoo News J&J's Chief Scientific Officer predicts vaccinations against coronavirus within 12 months.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels says the pharmaceutical giant is making good progress on development of a vaccine against COVID-19 “and we are now close to selecting a candidate vaccine which we can bring forward for pre-clinical and clinical testing.”

Dr. Stoffels told Yahoo Finance large-scale testing is scheduled to start in November. J&J is working with U.S. regulators to finish pre-clinical work before testing begins.

“It has to be very safe and effective and that’s why we need some time to test,” Stoffels said.

“I am pretty comfortable that within 12 months we will be in a different situation and probably will be able to start vaccinating people,” Stoffels predicted.

In the meantime he says prevention and social distancing are the best precautions to keep people from becoming ill.

 

Link : https://sg.yahoo.com/finance/news/johnson-johnson-chief-scientific-officer-predicts-coronavirus-vaccination-within-12-months-225714803.html

 

J&J a USA company right ?

So takes a year to get the vaccine ... :a-m1524:

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43 minutes ago, Picnic06-Biante15 said:

Yahoo News J&J's Chief Scientific Officer predicts vaccinations against coronavirus within 12 months.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels says the pharmaceutical giant is making good progress on development of a vaccine against COVID-19 “and we are now close to selecting a candidate vaccine which we can bring forward for pre-clinical and clinical testing.”

Dr. Stoffels told Yahoo Finance large-scale testing is scheduled to start in November. J&J is working with U.S. regulators to finish pre-clinical work before testing begins.

“It has to be very safe and effective and that’s why we need some time to test,” Stoffels said.

“I am pretty comfortable that within 12 months we will be in a different situation and probably will be able to start vaccinating people,” Stoffels predicted.

In the meantime he says prevention and social distancing are the best precautions to keep people from becoming ill.

 

Link : https://sg.yahoo.com/finance/news/johnson-johnson-chief-scientific-officer-predicts-coronavirus-vaccination-within-12-months-225714803.html

 

J&J a USA company right ?

So takes a year to get the vaccine ... :a-m1524:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3075472/coronavirus-us-starts-clinical-trial-covid-19-vaccine-will-last

US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Moderna started trial last week

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49 minutes ago, Picnic06-Biante15 said:

So takes a year to get the vaccine ... :a-m1524:

Since the beginning we have been told 12-18months for a working vaccine, only DT said otherwise.

He heard "almost finished" but didn't realise the months of testing and regulatory approvals needed to start actually putting it in people. This is what happens when a person has concentration span of a newt.

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A group of young adults held a coronavirus party in Kentucky to defy orders to socially distance. Now one of them has coronavirus

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/24/health/kentucky-coronavirus-party-infection/index.html

(CNN)At least one person in Kentucky is infected after taking part at a "coronavirus party" with a group of young adults, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday.

The partygoers intentionally got together "thinking they were invincible" and purposely defying state guidance to practice social distancing, Bashear said.

"This is one that makes me mad," the governor said. "We have to be much better than that."

While Covid-19 has been more deadly and severe for people older than 60 and those with underlying health issues in data from China, health officials and leaders around the country have been imploring millennials and other young people to practice social distancing, because even people who are infected but without symptoms can transmit it to other people.

In fact, recent modeling based on Chinese data shows that asymptomatic carriers of the virus may have been responsible for its initial rapid spread there.

And the virus seems to be affecting young people in the United States more than it has in China. A report released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that up to 20% of people hospitalized with coronavirus in the United States are between the ages of 20 and 44.

"So far the demography definitely seems to be very different in the United States versus in other countries that saw this hit earlier," US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said on NBC's "Today" on Monday.

In New York state, more than half of coronavirus cases -- 53% -- have been among young people between the ages of 18 and 49, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

California on Tuesday reported the first death in the United States of a Covid-19 patient younger than 18, and the family of a 12-year-old in Georgia said Sunday she was on a ventilator and fighting for her life in an Atlanta hospital.

There also have been "concerning reports from France and Italy" about young people becoming seriously ill, "and very seriously ill in the ICUs," said Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House's coronavirus reponse coordinator, last week.

With this kind of brainless adults in US, how can US not becoming the country to have the most COVID-19 cases in the world. 

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5 minutes ago, Civic2000 said:

 

The partygoers intentionally got together "thinking they were invincible" and purposely defying state guidance to practice social distancing, Bashear said.

 

dun know what is their punishment for that...

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I think the Democrats are ramping up their testing, boost the number of  positive infection, then use it to get rid of Trump with their networks and campaign. 

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1 minute ago, Weez911 said:

I think the Democrats are ramping up their testing, boost the number of  positive infection, then use it to get rid of Trump with their networks and campaign. 

2016 Presidential Election Results

Electoral Vote

Trump: 304

Clinton: 227

 

Popular Vote

Trump: 62,984,828

Clinton: 65,853,514

 

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部分未维持一米安全距离 禁令前夕夜店餐厅酒客群聚曝风险

旅游局、企业发展局和警方强调,当局知道一些夜店经营者,打算趁娱乐场所须暂时关闭的规定生效前,在昨天举行“告别”活动。当局警告,在今晚11时59分前,夜店经营者须严格落实早前宣布的安全距离措施,主办方也须采取防护措施,如确保出席者保持一米距离等。

被令暂停营业前夕,克拉码头酒吧和餐厅昨晚仍有酒客人潮,餐桌间也没有保持一米的安全社交距离,狂欢气氛不减。

抗疫跨部门工作小组前天宣布,今晚11时59分起,本地所有酒吧和娱乐场所(夜店、迪斯科、电影院、剧场、卡拉OK店等)都得关闭至4月30日,进一步减低冠病疫情扩散的风险。

《联合早报》记者昨晚走访克拉码头一带,发现大部分酒吧和餐厅的餐桌间没有维持一米的社交距离,不少年轻人聚集在现场享受禁令前的“最后一夜.

顾客:只是关闭一个月 以后还有机会来

从事营销的王瑞琪(23岁)透露,她是为了庆祝朋友生日才到酒吧,毕竟娱乐场所只是关闭一个月,以后还是有机会来喝酒,所以并不是特地赶在禁令前到来。

经常到酒吧小酌的陈姓学生(20岁)则对接下来一个月无法到酒吧感到失望。他说:“现在已经有很多地方不能去了,如果连酒吧也不能来,生活会很无聊。”

刘志华(23岁,运输业)告诉记者,他之前没去过酒吧,也不知道疫情会持续多久,所以赶在防疫措施生效前尝鲜。

记者查知,至少三家夜店在社交媒体上宣传昨晚的派对和优惠活动,消息传开后遭大批网民谴责,纷指业者伺机“捞一笔”的行为不负责任

位于丝丝街的夜店Cherry Discotheque Singapore原本计划举办“欢送会”,但在最后一刻宣布关闭夜店直至另行通知。

这家夜店昨晚在面簿上贴文说,管理层对考虑不周致歉,并为缺乏周全考量的决策过程负上全部责任,管理层正在努力改善操作标准流程。

执法人员将加强巡逻

新加坡旅游局、新加坡企业发展局和新加坡警察部队昨天发布联合声明,强调当局知道一些夜店经营者,打算趁娱乐场所须暂时关闭的规定生效前,在昨天举行“告别”活动。

当局指出,这些活动可能导致大批公众聚集,削弱抗疫工作的成效,也提高公共健康风险。

当局也警告,在今晚11时59分前,夜店经营者必须严格落实早前宣布的安全距离措施,包括暂停举办250人以上的活动。若活动人数少于250人,主办方也须采取必要防护措施,如确保出席者保持一米距离等。

违反安全距离规定者将遭取缔。未来两天,政府各部门执法人员包括警方在内,将加强巡逻留意情况,交警也会在全岛突击取缔酒驾。

While commenting the American for their act of social irresponsibility, sorry to say that we also have lots of the same kind of people here.

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56 minutes ago, Civic2000 said:

A group of young adults held a coronavirus party in Kentucky to defy orders to socially distance. Now one of them has coronavirus

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/24/health/kentucky-coronavirus-party-infection/index.html

(CNN)At least one person in Kentucky is infected after taking part at a "coronavirus party" with a group of young adults, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday.

The partygoers intentionally got together "thinking they were invincible" and purposely defying state guidance to practice social distancing, Bashear said.

"This is one that makes me mad," the governor said. "We have to be much better than that."

While Covid-19 has been more deadly and severe for people older than 60 and those with underlying health issues in data from China, health officials and leaders around the country have been imploring millennials and other young people to practice social distancing, because even people who are infected but without symptoms can transmit it to other people.

In fact, recent modeling based on Chinese data shows that asymptomatic carriers of the virus may have been responsible for its initial rapid spread there.

And the virus seems to be affecting young people in the United States more than it has in China. A report released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that up to 20% of people hospitalized with coronavirus in the United States are between the ages of 20 and 44.

"So far the demography definitely seems to be very different in the United States versus in other countries that saw this hit earlier," US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said on NBC's "Today" on Monday.

In New York state, more than half of coronavirus cases -- 53% -- have been among young people between the ages of 18 and 49, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

California on Tuesday reported the first death in the United States of a Covid-19 patient younger than 18, and the family of a 12-year-old in Georgia said Sunday she was on a ventilator and fighting for her life in an Atlanta hospital.

There also have been "concerning reports from France and Italy" about young people becoming seriously ill, "and very seriously ill in the ICUs," said Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House's coronavirus reponse coordinator, last week.

With this kind of brainless adults in US, how can US not becoming the country to have the most COVID-19 cases in the world. 

AMDK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/switzerland-coronavirus-cases-top-10-000-12580792

Quiet quiet then 10,000 cases. 

Take care and keep well away by 1 metre from next person pls. Try not to pah pah zhao.

If can, designate 1 person in family to be driver, grabfood, grassshopper, i mean shopper etc. So lesser chance for Covid-19 to say hello, especially to your lungs.

Safe ride 

Cheers 

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AMDK cannot lose to Asian!

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