Covid-19 deaths in the US USA Over 70,000, cases exceed 1.2 million

WASHINGTON: The number of cases in the United States reached 1,201,337 as of 6 p.m. (2200 GMT) Tuesday, according to Engineering and (CSSE) in Johns Hopkins University .

Meanwhile, the death toll from the disease in the country has reached 70,646, the Xinhua news agency reported.

New York remains the most affected state, with 321,192 cases and 25,073 deaths, followed by New Jersey with 130,593 cases and 8,244 deaths. Other states with more than 50,000 cases include Massachusetts, Illinois, California, and Pennsylvania, according to the CSSE.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States exceeded 70,000, accounting for more than a quarter of all reported virus deaths worldwide, as Americans give negative ratings for managing the outbreak by from the federal government.

While Americans think overwhelmingly about what federal scientists have done to deal with the contagion, they continue to give President Donald Trump negative marks for his handling of the outbreak, The Washington Post-University of Maryland poll released Tuesday showed. .

The survey surveyed a random national sample of 1,005 adults by phone from April 28 to May 3. It has a margin of error of 3.5 points.

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, got 74 percent of the positive rating and obtained widespread consent from both parties, the survey showed.

The country's leading infectious disease expert gained approval from more than two-thirds of Republicans and independents, and nearly nine out of 10 Democrats.

Trump's ratings are 44 percent positive and 56 percent negative, with almost 80 percent Republicans, but only 20 percent of Democrats view Trump positively regarding the pandemic, the poll said.

More about Covid-19 >

In addition, the survey indicated that most Americans oppose the reopening of most companies despite the fact that such measures are being taken gradually in more and more states across the country.

Respondents are more opposed to the reopening of theaters, and 82 of them say so. Meanwhile, 78 percent said they don't want gyms to reopen, while 74 percent oppose the reopening of restaurants and nail salons.

As for other types of businesses, 70 percent oppose the reopening of gun stores, followed by hairdressers and beauty salons with 69 percent opposed. 66 percent oppose the reopening of clothing retailers, while 59 percent oppose the reopening of golf courses, according to the survey.

Trump said Tuesday that he will allow Fauci, 79, a key member of the White House coronavirus response team, to testify before the Republican-controlled Senate next week, but that the expert will not be able to appear in the House, where Democrats have a majority.

After weeks of closure measures, many US states. USA They have slowly begun to open. But health experts have expressed concern that premature opening could lead to an increase in new COVID-19 infections.

An influential COVID-19 model produced by the University of Washington revised its projections on Monday, estimating more than 134,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States through August.

The revised projections reflect increased mobility in most US states. As well as the relaxation of the social distancing measures planned in 31 states for May 11, indicating that the increase in contacts between people will promote the transmission of the coronavirus, according to the Evaluation and (IHME).

There is no scientific support for the two claims recently made by some American politicians that COVID-19 could be man-made and have escaped from a laboratory, US experts, including Fauci, said.

If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats, and what is there now is very, very much inclined towards this (virus) it could not have been deliberately or artificially manipulated, the way mutations have naturally evolved, Fauci National Geographic said in an interview published on Monday night.

Several highly skilled evolutionary biologists have said that everything to do with gradual evolution over time strongly indicates that it evolved in the wild and then leaped species, he said.

When asked about the possibility of the virus being found outside the lab, then brought it to him and escaped, Fauci said: To begin with, that means that (the virus) was in the wild.

So I don't understand what they're talking about (and) why I don't spend a lot of time discussing this circular argument, he said.

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic is a highly unlikely laboratory accident, according to Jonna Mazet, an epidemiologist at the University of California Davis, who has worked with (WIV) trained researchers.

We are working together to develop very strict safety protocols, and it is highly unlikely to be a laboratory accident, said Mazet, who listed four reasons against the unsubstantiated claim in an article published Sunday by Business Insider, a website for Leading news in the United States. state

The first reason, he said, is that the laboratory samples do not match the new coronavirus.

Mazet has worked with Shi Zhengli, a WIV virologist, through PREDICT, a pandemic early warning program initiated by the United States Agency for International Development.

I have spoken to her recently, Mazet said about Shi. She is absolutely certain that she had never identified this virus before the outbreak occurred.

Second, WIV implements rigorous security protocols that are beyond reproach.

In the field, they (the researchers) wear extreme personal protective equipment, which includes multiple layers of gloves, eye protection, full-body suits and masks, Mazet said.

After a series of disinfection procedures, the researchers only use the deactivated and non-infectious samples, and the containers with viable viruses are locked in a special area, he added.

Rather than a leak, Mazet said of the third reason, the new coronavirus is more likely than the latest disease to have jumped from an animal to a human.

Mazet said the 2003 SARS outbreak, Ebola, and H1N1 swine flu pandemic are caused by viruses originating from other species, known as zoonotic diseases.

Genetic research has confirmed that the virus that causes COVID-19 originated in nature, he said, noting that a study published in February found that it shares 96 percent of its genetic code with coronaviruses that circulate in populations of bats

Regarding the fourth reason, Mazed noted that ordinary people are more likely to become infected than researchers using protection, indicating that a leak from a laboratory is not plausible.

Tourists, hunters, and others who depend on animals for a certain capacity to eat or trade roam less protected wild habitats and are therefore exposed to live viruses circulating in animals.

The frequency of cross-species infections will increase as humans further invade wild habitats that harbor disease-bearing species that we have not interacted with before, Mazet added.

comments