The US is preparing for an attack
After the outbreak on the east and west coast, the outbreak of the corona virus has found its way inland and threatens parts of the Overwhelming United States In Louisiana, possibly the fastest growing outbreak in the world, New Orleans is the epicenter.
In Louisiana, possibly the fastest growing eruption in the world, New Orleans is the epicenter. The number of cases in the city was over 1,100 on Friday, as speculation arose among medical experts that last month's carnival celebrations had fueled rapid growth.
Throughout the country, many cities and states are now at risk of explosions with zero cases in the past month: Chicago and its suburbs have nearly 2,000 cases; Detroit has identified over 1,000; and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, has reported 468.
Districts and cities outside of major urban centers have also seen remarkable numbers, such as in Albany, Georgia, whose 73,000 residents have been hit with more than 160 confirmed residents, and 16 deaths.
Clashes between state and local leaders over the reaction and mixed signals from the federal government have complicated the situation. In states without formal restrictions, the order of a mayor to keep residents at home can be undermined by surrounding towns and counties without such measures.
The chaos of answers could exacerbate another pressing problem: a severe, widespread lack of medical supplies. In a survey, nearly 200 large and small American cities said they had no face masks, test kits, respirators, and other devices to deal with the crisis.
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An early hot spot smoothes its curve.
By now you may be used to reading a constant stream of bad news. But here's a reason to be cautiously optimistic: there are signs that strong isolation and intervention measures have slowed the spread of the virus at an early U.S. hotspot.
After the cases in New Rochelle, NY, began to grow earlier This month, a one mile radius security zone was established, the National Guard was called, and extensive testing was conducted. Health investigators have tracked down people who may have been infected by a lawyer who is believed to be the cause of the spread.
In the last four days, New Rochelle only reported 38 new cases to the county. State and local health officials warned that it was too early to declare victory, but it was a significant drop – the city saw over 20 new cases a day early.
"In the beginning it felt like a house under arrest," said a resident whose family was quarantined. "But the punishment turned out to be a blessing in disguise. This is really a case of perspective. “
Are you looking for more good news? Craft distilleries produce hand disinfectants free of charge. Doctors find creative ways to deal with bottlenecks. Research on a vaccine is progressing rapidly. We have summarized bright spots in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
Life and Death in Northern Italy
Bergamo, Italy, is the bleak heart of the deadliest coronavirus outbreak in the world
Bergamo, once considered calm and affluent province, is now a place where Red Cross workers go door-to-door to carry those affected, where the coffins are so numerous that the army has been called to take them away
Our correspondent Jason Horowitz and photographer Fabio Bucciarelli reported on the tragedy there. This photo essay is a look at the human toll the virus has taken.
Love under lock and key: Can I send you a drink?
Worldwide, the pandemic is radically changing approaches to love, dating, and sex. A meme distributed on social media sums it up: "Can I quarantine with him? Does he come with toilet paper? “
Lockdowns mean new togetherness for some, but increased friction and conflict for others. Inside there are millions of singles online for virtual yoga dates, digital drag queen karaoke evenings and WhatsApp birthday parties.
The crisis has also spawned a new lexicon. The first corona babies may be born in nine months. In a little over a decade, they will be known as quantum guarantees. Unfortunately, couples who cannot cope with the isolation pressure could get into Covidivorce.
A Navy Hospital ship is due to arrive in New York City on Monday, and the Javits Center, a huge convention hall in Manhattan, was converted into an emergency hospital. There are more than 25,000 cases in the city.
Japan seemed to do the impossible with 2,083 confirmed cases – contain the virus without taking draconian measures. However, there is evidence of a widespread infection.
France extended its closure by two weeks. The country reported 29,155 cases and 1,696 deaths on Thursday, and its health system, which is among the best in the world, creaks and strains.
South Africa began a three-week ban on Friday after the number of cases rose to over 1,000 and the country became the focus of the African pandemic.
What you can do
Take care of your lungs: If you inhale polluted air, there may be a higher risk that you will become involved infect the corona virus and have a severe infection. Here are some tips to improve indoor air quality.
Reinventing Holidays: Many people find creative ways to celebrate – cooking Easter brunch for two, hosting virtual Seders, breaking Ramadan fasting at home and enjoying Nowruz festivals at a distance of two meters.
Better video conferencing: By testing your technical setup and creating a clear agenda, your virtual calls to colleagues can become more productive and less cumbersome. And follow these tips to look great on a webcam.
Try a new game: Our crossword puzzle columnist proposes five proven classics that entertain both children and adults.
What Else We Are Following
President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act, a Korean War power, to force General Motors to produce fans. Shortly afterwards, the company announced that the machines "should be delivered as early as next month".
The virus can affect both the poor and the rich, but the reaction in the United States The outbreak includes mere class differences, with the rich entrenched in vacation homes, the middle class stranded at home with troubled children and the working class is at the forefront.
Millions of Americans will soon receive a direct payment from the federal government as part of the stimulus package. If you don't need the money, here are some ideas to help you give it to someone who does it.
The Supreme Court was issued a file requesting DACA, the program to protect undocumented young immigrants known as dreamers. About 27,000 of them work in healthcare, many at the forefront in the fight against the pandemic.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit US theaters, takes place. 80 percent of the employees have been fired, half of this year's productions have been canceled, and live performances until after the laboratory Day postponed.
When they were born in the same New York hospital, two mothers didn't do it. I know they had the corona virus. Both soon deteriorated and ended up in intensive care.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a Mr. Trump advisor on the corona virus, has a new claim to fame: According to Democrat & Chronicle, donuts decorated with his image have become a bestseller in a shop in Rochester, NY.
What you do
I cleared out drawers and found emails and addresses from friends I hadn't contacted in years. I sent notes hoping to reconnect with past friends. I also sent notes to my grown children, knowing how important they are to me. I am currently setting up a time to chat online with a former colleague and friend whom I have not seen in nine years!
– Jill Davis, Brookfield, Wisconsin.
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Tom Wright-Piersanti contributed to today's newsletter.