States reopen in US as coronavirus pandemic persists
U.S. fatalities tied to the coronavirus now exceed 112,054 — more than a quarter of the world’s total — with confirmed cases over 915,000 accounting for a third of global cases. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization denounced claims that suggest people can only catch the coronavirus once. The U.N. agency said this so-called “immunity” is unproven and should not be a foundation for reopening society.
- As other states begin to relax restrictions, Hawaii’s Governor has extended the state’s stay-at-home order and 14-day quarantine for visitors until May 31.
- In New York City, the national epicenter for the outbreak, preliminary antibody test results suggested that as many as 21% of residents have been infected.
- The U.S. will not officially participate in the launch of a global drug and vaccine initiative with the WHO.
- California health officials identified a coronavirus fatality on Feb. 6 — weeks before the first U.S. death was thought to have occurred.
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- More than 1.1 million cases and over 68,000 Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded.
- The Supreme Court justices started conducting their business via teleconference.
- Restaurants and retail spaces in Florida are allowed to reopen from May 4th
- Scientists working as part of the White House’s task force to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus have honed in on 14 different vaccines to test and develop.
- An influential coronavirus model is now forecasting that 134,000 people will die of Covid-19 in the US.
- World leaders on Monday 4th pledged 7.4 billion Euros to support research and development for medicines to fight COVID-19 which the top UN health official has hailed as “a powerful and inspiring demonstration of global solidarity”. https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/05/1063182