Like other states in the country, coronavirus cases in California have been accelerating in recent weeks as the economy has reopened. Prison and nursing home outbreaks have been behind some of the surge, but so too have increased social gatherings. On Tuesday, the state recorded 7,820 new cases — its second-highest tally in a 24-hour period. On Wednesday there were 5,898. Hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care units have also been spiking. … [Read more...] about Harvard scientists: California needs to double testing to contain coronavirus surge
Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who insists recent surges in infections and hospitalizations aren’t tied to his lifting restrictions, on Wednesday announced the state’s reopening will move forward as planned next week. In North Carolina, which is reporting its highest-ever levels of new infections and hospitalizations, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said reimposing restrictions would be a last resort. Just one state, Utah, has paused the next phase in its reopening plan amid a two-week spike in new cases. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Lockdown Fatigue: Governors Assert They’re Well-Equipped for Wave of New Cases
It’s a similar story in Arizona, where Governor Doug Ducey has ordered bars and nightclubs to shut down at least until July 27. “The age-group breakdown looks a lot different now compared to before the stay-at-home order,” Dr. Sara Scott of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health told the Arizona Republic last week. The paper reported that, since the state reopened in mid-May, cases among those under 19 have increased by eight times and cases among those between 20 and 44 are up six times. People over 65 have only seen cases double. The average age of a positive test is now 35, down from 49 in mid-May. … [Read more...] about Who Is Getting the Coronavirus in America Now?
Friday produced a perfect contrast between what New York needs and what de Blasio does. The Post reported that a homeless man who calls himself Jesus turned the dry fountain at Washington Square Park into his crash pad, complete with six chairs, a box of clothes and a beach umbrella. He’s been there a week, and the city, having failed to coax him out, refuses to force him out. … [Read more...] about Michael Goodwin: Worst. Mayor. Ever. De Blasio is digging the city’s grave. This is how
Garcetti said the data weren’t specific enough to say what percentage of the uptick was caused by bar or restaurant reopenings, beach mingling, family gatherings involving relatives who don’t live together or even mass protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. … [Read more...] about California takes step back from reopening amid virus surge