What you need to know about the coronavirus on Tuesday, June 23

The two positive tests bring the total number of employees from Trump’s advanced team in Tulsa who tested positive for coronavirus to eight. When Trump finished speaking, a person familiar with the matter told CNN that two Secret Service agents had also tested positive for coronavirus.

The test results yielded Trump’s risky decision to go ahead with an indoor rally that doctors feared would turn into an over-broadcast event in an even worse light, writes Stephen Collinson.

They also show how the virus, which now skyrockets in more than half of states despite Trump’s insistence that the US USA Already “prevailing” in the fight, he is having a disastrous impact on the “Great American Return” narrative at the heart of his reelection bid.

Far from ending, the pandemic is spreading at its fastest rate so far, infecting more than 9 million people worldwide. And the United States is one of the world’s biggest hot spots, the World Health Organization said Monday, rejecting Trump’s claim that an increasing number is due to more evidence. They are not, the WHO said, pointing to a simultaneous increase in hospitalizations.

The Tulsa rally is just one of many signs that the administration is putting politics ahead of science. The White House coronavirus task force, which once met daily, has been relegated to the sidelines of the national response. And they are not the only ones. Two dozen public health officials in the United States resigned, retired, or were fired. Most leave after receiving rejection from people who don’t like the restrictions necessary to control the pandemic, Lori Freeman, CEO of the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO), told CNN.
Today, all eyes will be on Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert and member of the White House task force, as he testifies again before a House committee on the administration’s response to the pandemic. There are likely to be many questions about Trump’s rally and he requests that his team “slow down the speed of testing.”


Q: Is hand sanitizer as effective as soap and water in killing the coronavirus?

A: Yes, as long as you use the correct type of disinfectant and use it correctly. Hand sanitizers “need to be at least 60% alcoholic,” said Dr. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. And don’t just put a small spoonful in your hand and spread it quickly. “You have to use enough and put it on all surfaces,” said Schaffner. “Rub it on your hands, between your fingers and on the back of your hands.” But it is always better to wash your hands well, if you can. “Alcohol is quite effective at killing germs, but it doesn’t kill things,” said Dr. John Williams, a virologist at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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Trump temporarily suspends work visas

As the Trump campaign falters, it has returned to a familiar platform: hard-line immigration policy. On Monday, the president signed an executive order that further restricts legal immigration, in a move issued as job openings as the economy continues to recover from the virus.

Countries praised Covid-19’s response fight to contain new outbreaks

South Korea, highly acclaimed for its success in containing the virus, says a “second wave” of infections is underway in the country. A senior disease control official says it started around the May vacation period, after loosening social distancing rules and reopening schools.
Meanwhile, Germany, considered the gold standard for its Covid-19 response, is dealing with a massive outbreak at a meat factory. The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has again imposed a blockade on the area in an attempt to contain the group, which has been linked to an increase in the country’s overall rate of coronavirus reproduction.

Saudi Arabia closes borders to Hajj attendees

Saudi Arabia will strictly limit the number of people who can participate in this year’s Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca due to the coronavirus, according to state media.

As Covid-19 cases continue to grow globally, and due to risks of coronavirus spreading in crowded spaces and from other countries, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said that “it would occur this year with a number limited of pilgrims of all nationalities residing only in Saudi Arabia and who are willing to perform Hajj. “

Combating two pandemics: Rape and Covid-19

At the beginning of each day, Dr. Anita Kemi DaSilva-Ibru and her team put on gloves, masks, and other personal protective equipment to see their patients.

They are not treating people for Covid-19, but they are on the front line of the pandemic, working at the International Women at Risk Foundation (WARIF), a rape crisis center in Lagos, Nigeria.
Earlier this month, Nigeria declared a state of emergency for rape after a series of sexual violence against women – it is a situation that has only worsened as women are forced to quarantine their abusers.

WHO urges increased dexamethasone production

Global demand for dexamethasone steroids has increased since a study conducted in the United Kingdom last week found that it could help reduce the risk of death among hospitalized patients with Covid-19 who require ventilation or oxygen, according to the World Organization for the Health.

“The next challenge is to increase production and distribute dexamethasone quickly and equitably around the world, focusing on where it is most needed,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday.

These 9 hand sanitizers may contain a potentially fatal ingredient

The US Food and Drug Administration. USA It advises consumers not to use hand sanitizer products made by Eskbiochem SA due to the possible presence of a toxic chemical.

The FDA discovered methanol, a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested, in samples of Lavar Gel and CleanCare No Germ hand sanitizers, both produced by the Mexican company. You can find a list of the nine hand sanitizers that the FDA recommends avoiding here.


The Uceli Quartet performs for the plants at the reopening of the Gran Teatro Liceu in Barcelona on Monday.
  • Puccini for plants: A Barcelona opera reopened on Monday before an audience of thousands of houseplants.
  • Ballrooms were turned into sanitizing areas, and room service was exchanged for food boxes. How Four Seasons to Claridge luxury hotels traded tourists for medical workers.
  • Hundreds of devotees are expected to participate in one of India’s most celebrated religious processions today, despite a significant increase in cases.
  • Museums, galleries and cinemas will reopen in England from July 4, along with pubs, restaurants and beauty salons. But indoor gyms must remain closed.
  • Another 120 million children in South Asia could be pushed into poverty due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, the UN says.
  • Sixteen Russian sailors tested positive for Covid-19 aboard a ship docked in South Korea. About 60 people who had close contact with the sailors, including the South Koreans, are now in quarantine.
  • Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, closed from the end of February, will reopen on July 1.


The coronavirus not only infects young people. It is also killing young, healthy people. But many parents find it difficult to get teens to take the virus seriously. If they don’t listen to you, they may listen to Dimitri Mitchell, 18, who was hospitalized with Covid-19.

“I just want to make sure everyone knows that no matter what their age is, it can seriously affect them. And it can seriously harm them, like they’re confusing me,” said the Iowa teenager. “Four days later, the really bad symptoms started showing up. I started to get really bad outbreaks, like sweating, and my eyes were really watery. I was getting hotter and hotter and more fatigued … I would start to experience the worst headaches I’ve ever had. They were absolutely horrible. “

Mitchell is recovering, but still had a cough almost a month later. “It is a real problem, and I want everyone to make sure that they are following the guidelines for social distancing and group boundaries. And just listen to all the rules and precautions and keep up to date with the news and make sure you are informed.” “


“When people thought they were socially estranged for two weeks, the idea was that everyone could take into account the reduced hours parents could have. But many companies are now just trying to survive.” – Dr. David Anderson, clinical psychologist

The uncertainty and lack of control caused by the pandemic are a perfect combination to create exhaustion. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, talks about coping strategies while working from home. Listen now.