Throughout the State, Californians will be required to wear a cover-face in indoor public places, announced on Thursday that governor Gavin Newsom. To the north, the governor of Oregon, Kate Brown, has announced a similar mandate for seven counties as of June 24.
Similar measures are being considered in North Carolina and Arizona, where the mayor of Scottsdale, Jim Lane, is developing an ordinance with a legal team.
In total, 23 States have seen spikes in cases compared to last week. Part of the reason could be that the nation was too early to ease restrictions on stay at home intended to curb the spread of the virus.
“Things have opened prematurely,” said CNN’s Dr. Peter Hotez, of the Baylor College of Medicine. “We have not completed this period of social distancing that we had to do, and now we are seeing this very strong acceleration. ”
Leaders who hope to slow down the acceleration of the epidemic will need to consider how to implement measures that will protect both health and the economy in the long term, said Thursday on CNN Newsroom Dr. Colleen Kraft, deputy chief physician at the university hospital the Emory.
“Now, we need to understand how can we protect people at the same time that they are going to in their daily lives,” said Kraft. “We need to focus on life with Covid. There will be no post-Covid for a long time. “
According to the data of the Johns Hopkins University:
• 23 States will see a rising trend of new cases reported a week-on-week: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Oregon, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina , Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
• Eight States will see a steady number of new reported cases: Indiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Utah.
• 18 States will see a downward trend: Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, new Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Wisconsin .
• One State, Vermont, has experienced a decline of at least 50%.
Nationally, more than 2.1 million people have been infected and at least 118 421 people have died of the virus.
Live with Covid
While Americans continue to re-enter public life this summer, the Centers for Disease Control of the United States have made recommendations to the security on the beach on Thursday.
Many of the recommendations include the precautions that the health experts have always preached.
The masks, for example, must be worn at the beach (wait-that may be in the water to keep the airways clear), the beach blankets should be placed at 6 feet distance and the food, supplies and toys should not be shared, according to the guidelines of the CDC.
The same tips on maintaining a safe distance relative to the other, and the port covers, face also apply to other situations, said health experts.
“The masking uniform would go a long way “, said Thursday the Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration of the United States, during an appearance on “Morning Joe,” citing a study that showed that the virus could reduce rather than continue to develop. if only 60% of the people were wearing masks effective 60%.
Millions of lives have been saved when States have closed their doors, and people stayed at home during the outbreak of a pandemic, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the greatest expert in infectious diseases of the country, in an episode of the podcast “Learning Curve” of the u.s. department of Health and social Services. Wednesday.
And now that States will see new peaks, they may need to take a step back, said Hotez.
“I don’t see any other option than to start to implement significant levels of social distancing “, he said.
Disparities in the impact of coronavirus
Local leaders must also reevaluate how they react to the racial disparities of the pandemic, which make the ethnic minorities so vulnerable to the disease, said on Thursday an expert in racial justice.
“The coronavirus has revealed to us that we also need to invest huge amounts of resources in our communities,” said David Harris, executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School, during a discussion on Facebook Live.
Fauci also spoke of the disproportionate impact of the virus on the Black americans in an episode of the podcast “Learning Curve” on Wednesday.
“They have suffered from the fact that their rate of infection is higher because of the nature of the economic situation in which many of them can be found in their place of work, which may not be physically separate,” said Fauci, director of the national Institute. of allergy and infectious diseases.
Taking account of social determinants – which include the conditions in which people are born and in which they live – when Black americans are infected, they are at a much higher risk of serious consequences, including death, said Fauci.
Many homeless are also faced with health risks higher during the outbreak of coronavirus, u.s. district judge David Carter.
Last month, Carter ordered the people living under the underpasses, and the superiors of the highway to Los Angeles as well as for the homeless, vulnerable or over 65 years of age to move out.
The city and county of Los Angeles have entered into an agreement to resettle nearly 7,000 homeless over a period of 18 months in new beds that the city will provide, announced the office of the supervisor of the county of Los Angeles, Mark Ridley-Thomas, in a press release Thursday.
“This is a significant new step in our partnership to ensure that everyone in Los Angeles a life of dignity and worthy,” said Ridley-Thomas.
Gisela Crespo CNN, Jon Passantino, Sharif Paget, Naomi Thomas, Sarah Moon and Jacqueline Howard contributed to this report.