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Share01 April 2020 In America there are now over 4,000 coronavirus deaths, of which 1,550 in New York, with confirmed cases of infection rising to 190,000 across the country. This is what emerges from the latest data processed by Johns Hopkins University. The death toll has doubled in less than three days.
White House predicts between 100 and 240 thousand deaths
According to the White House projections, there could be between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the number may be less if measures of social distancing were maintained throughout the country. "We truly believe we can do much better than that," said Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force. This would require all Americans to take their role seriously in preventing the spread of the disease, he said. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, remarked that "this is a number that we must anticipate, but we don't necessarily have to accept as inevitable"
"There is no magic bullet," said Birx, "there is no magic vaccine or therapy. They are just behaviors. Each of our behaviors translates into something that changes the course of this pandemic."
Cdc evaluates extended use of templates
In the US, the CDC (center for the prevention and control of diseases) is revising its guidelines on the use of masks, and could open up to use by all citizens, and not only those who have symptoms. This was stated by director Robert Redfield during an interview with the public NPR network. "We are carefully analyzing the data again - he explained - to understand if this could help in prevention". American President Donald Trump also spoke on the issue, who suggested to those who do not have a mask to protect themselves with a scarf. A more widespread use, also ex-CoC director Scott Gottliebsempre stressed at NPR, could actually slow the spread. "Masks would be more effective in slowing the virus if they were used widely - he says - because they could prevent people who are infected but asymptomatic from transmitting the infection without knowing it. South Korea and Hong Kong, for example, have managed to manage the successful epidemic, and they are two countries where there is widespread use ".
Trump: two tough weeks ahead
"We will go through two very, very painful weeks." Trump announced in the usual evening emergency briefing. "I want all Americans to be ready for the tough days ahead," warned the president in serious tones, predicting that after the next two to three weeks it will be possible to "begin to see the light at the bottom of the tunnel". pandemic.
Wyoming the only US state with no deaths
Wyoming is currently the only one of the 50 states in the US that has not experienced any coronavirus-related death, after the first death in Hawaii was confirmed yesterday. Cnn reports it. Located in the west of the country, the state of Wyoming is the least populated in the United States and is mainly known for its natural beauty and national parks, such as Yellowstone. However, the number of covid-positive cases has also increased in this part of the country, reaching 120.
Russia sends plane with humanitarian aid to the USA
Russia has announced the sending of a humanitarian aid plane to the United States. An Antonov-124 of the Russian air force "with masks and medical equipment on board left for the United States," reports the Russian Defense Ministry in a statement. According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov, this aid was mentioned in the telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump last Monday.