“This is a good moment for people to hang out and ask themselves, ‘Since the cold weather is lingering and people are staying indoors, it seems like we’re going to limit further infections as we’re going to limit further infections.’ , And that turn is going up in the wrong direction? ‘”Collins said Friday.
The country’s daily Covid-19 death average has been relatively stable in recent days – below the summer peak, nearly 700 daily, while from late July to mid-August the daily average reached above 1000.
Experts say that by following basic public health guidelines given by authorities for months, Americans can help control the virus: avoiding crowded settings, keeping a distance, holding small gatherings outside, and wearing masks.
‘We are in a new wave of growing positivity in Covid-19 cases’
On Friday, at least 10 states reported one subsequent Covid-19 case since the onset of their epidemic: Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming, Hopkins, according to Jones.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Speaking on the rise in new cases and hospital admissions in Wisconsin, Jerome Adams said the state’s positivity rate is “going in the wrong direction.”
“It’s serious that we really understand where the virus is spreading so we can stay in control and reverse the case,” he said.
In Illinois, government J.B. Pritzker said he was concerned about the extra of the infection.
“We are in a new wave of growing positivity in the Covid-19 cases across the country, not just in Illinois,” he said. “Now the challenge is that the country’s three worst five states border Illinois: Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, all the border of northern Illinois, and of course, all the way to Kentucky in Indiana.”
Trump rallied as Minnesota erupted
In Minnesota, public health officials say they have so far detected at least 20 cases of the virus related to last month’s rally or related events by President Donald Trump.
Of the 20 cases, 16 involved people involved in the rally. The state health department told CNN that four people said they took part in the counter-protest the same day.
A total of 28 cases have been reported in various campaign programs in the state in recent weeks. One was linked to a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and three were linked to a Minneapolis speech by Vice President Mike Pence in late September.
Ahead of Trump’s expected rally this weekend, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer encouraged people planning to participate to wear masks and social distance.
“We’re always concerned when big gatherings take place without masks and social distance. There’s a risk of an outbreak when that happens, so we encourage people to wear their masks and study social distance,” Tiffany Brown, Whitemers’ press secretary, told CNN. Encouraging, “Whitmer’s press secretary, Tiffany Brown, told CNN. In a statement.
And in Tucson, Arizona, where Trump is scheduled to hold a political rally Monday, the mayor wrote an open letter reminding influential officials in the city and county to be “effective with various ordinances.”
“It would be very unfortunate if we could risk so much progress together,” wrote Mayor Regina Romero.
Pfizer Covid-19 announces vaccine plan
In an open letter released Friday by Albert Borla, chairman and CEO of Pfizer, the company said it plans to apply for emergency use authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine in early November.
“Assuming positive data, Pfizer will apply for Emergency Authorization Use in the U.S. immediately after achieving the security target in the third week of November,” the letter said.
But first, Borla wrote, the vaccine must prove safe and effective in preventing disease.
“And finally, we must demonstrate that vaccines can be consistently manufactured to the highest quality standards.”
Once the U.S. Since the vaccine was approved, CVS and Walgreen Pharmacies have been appointed to assist in the distribution of vaccine-free vaccines in long-term care facilities, federal officials confirmed. How to deliver the vaccine, including cold storage requirements and personal protective devices, will be on the two drug chains of the figure.
“This is a completely voluntary program next to every nursing home. This is an opt-in program,” Paul Carey, deputy chief for policy at the Department of Health and Human Services, told reporters.
CNN’s Jason Hanna, Dave Alsup, Chuck Johnston, Andre Diaz, Nakia McNab, Samira Saeed, Nadia Kounang, Andy Rose and Shelby Lynn Erdman contributed to the report.