The governor of Nebraska, also pushed back against attempts to make masks mandatory.
Govt. Pete Ricketts said he will keep the federal coronavirus emergency fund and counties require people to wear masks in the buildings of the government, according to a state guidance document, obtained by CNN Friday.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, called the trend “disturbing” and ” disappointing. ”
Eight members are reporting their highest seven-day averages of new coronavirus cases per day since the beginning of the crisis: Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Utah. And Florida, experts say, could become the next coronavirus epicenter.
Overall, Thursday, has seen most of the coronavirus case reported to the World Health Organization in a single day since the beginning of the epidemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said during a Friday briefing.
According to the data of the Johns Hopkins University:
• These 24 states are seeing upward trends in newly reported cases from one week to the other: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Oregon, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
• Seven states will see a steady number of new cases reported: Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
• These 18 states are witnessing a downward trend: the Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Virginia.
• A state of the Vermont, has experienced a decrease of at least 50%.
At the national level, more than 2.2 million people have been infected and at least 119,112 of people have died of the virus, according to John Hopkins university.
The uncertainty in the expected treatments and vaccines
As the virus spreads, the researchers are in competition to get treatments and vaccines approved.
But a clinical trial has ended. Novartis, one of the leaders of the hydroxychloroquine, announced on Friday that it was shutting down its clinical trial of the drug in the coronavirus patients.
The FDA has revoked approval of emergency for the drug to be distributed to treat coronavirus patients on Monday, saying that there was “no reason to believe” that he has worked against the virus, and that it increases the risk of adverse effects such as cardiac problems.
Novartis said that the trial does not stop at the security issues, but had difficulty recruiting patients.
Treat the virus, however, could not descend to a drug, Dr. Rick Stevens, associate laboratory director for Computing, Environment and Life Sciences at the Argonne National Laboratory, told the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, on Friday.
“We believe that the best strategy is without doubt one of multiple … therapeutic mixture, which would go after multiple targets-can be a target that could help in the blocking of viral entry, which could block the replication, and that could block some host process that is a problem,” Stevens said.
And it may take some time. It took over a decade to develop effective treatments for HIV, he said.
WHO break tests for the hydroxychloroquine immediately when security problems arose, and Tedros said that he will do the same for the long-awaited vaccines.
Vaccination is the most effective means of health intervention, and more effective life-saving intervention for the children of the world, ” said Dr. Mike Ryan, WHO executive director of the health emergency program. But, he said, ” there are no shortcuts in science and safety is a must. “
The research shows the spike in cardiac arrests during the pandemic
Over the duration of the pandemic continues, the more researchers learn about its effects from training.
Fatal cardiac arrests have exploded in the streets and homes of New York, at the peak of the epidemic of coronavirus in March and April, the researchers reported Friday.
Of persons in need of emergency resuscitation has increased three times more in 2020, and 90% of these people are dead, the team at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Health System found.
While the sars coronavirus has most likely caused many of these deaths, others were probably a result of the overwhelmed medical system, the researchers reported in the journal JAMA Cardiology.
“The tragedy of the Covid-19 pandemic is not only the number of patients infected, but the sharp rise in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and deaths,” said Dr. David Prezant, a professor of medicine at Einstein and chief medical officer for the Fire Department of New York, and his colleagues have concluded.
CNN’s Alexandra Meeks, Jen Christensen, Jenn Selva, Maggie Fox, Jacqueline Howard and Stephanie Becker contributed to this report.