When the coronavirus that erupted in the capital of China this week, Beijing flights canceled, suspended, reopenings, and described the situation as ” extremely serious “. But cases on the rise in some states of the united states, the local authorities have refused to even require people to wear masks. In the united States, which has the most confirmed cases and deaths in the world, the authorities have struggled Wednesday to the balancing of demands for constitutional rights and personal freedom with the warnings of health officials that lax will have life-threatening consequences.
China has responded to a new outbreak in Beijing by the demolition of more than 60% of its flights to the capital, the cancellation of the course and the increasing requirements for social distance. It was a clear step backwards for the nation, which proclaimed the victory over COVID-19 March.
“What really rang a bell of alarm for us,” the Party Secretary, Cai Qi said at a Beijing meeting of the Communist Party of the Standing Committee.
China, the actions to follow approximately 137 new cases, a fraction of the number of some states in the united states see every day. In Arizona, more than 1,100 people have visited emergency rooms, on Tuesday, only the positive or suspicious cases. Alabama is also running out of the hospital, the space, stirring a passionate debate on a mask requirement. Other states that do not mandate face coverings, such as Texas and Florida, are seeing infections skyrocket.
With the masks become a political symbol, Democratic candidate for the presidency, Joe Biden, said the President of Donald Trump’s approach to the pandemic.
“Donald Trump wants to style himself as a wartime president. Unlike any other chief in time of war, he takes no responsibility, he has no leadership, now, he just flat out gave up the fight, ” Biden said Wednesday.
Biden has worn a mask several times at public events, while Trump has not, even in occasions such as touring car the factory floor when they are required. Aides say Trump believes that they are unflattering and that the port of one of the projects of weakness.
The mask debate is played out on a national scale, particularly in hard-hit states where face coverings have become a political and cultural debate.
Hundreds of health professionals have signed a letter urging Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to require of them. In the Face of mounting pressure to act as the case of overvoltage, the Republican said cities were free to mandate masks.
Ducey, who has removed his mask before speaking to journalists, said that there were very different rates of infection across the state.
“For some things, a state-wide directive or an executive order which works very well,” he said. “If you have 12 or 13 counties that say” book of sand ” on an executive order … it is doomed to the failure of the executive order. ”
Ducey was awarded the Arizona outbreak cases of increased testing. The state has been to do more tests, which can give more cases, but health experts say a better way to see if more people are getting sick is to look at the percentage of positive tests. When this percentage increases, it means that the epidemic is worsening, not just more people to get tested.
Arizona has the nation’s highest seven-day average positive test rate: 17.7%, or about double the national average, and well above the 10% threshold that health officials find worrisome. It also has the most new cases per capita in the UNITED states in the last 14 days. The advanced state of the hospital system says it has almost run out of beds.
Ducey said around 300 members of the National guard would be of help to get in touch with. Several restaurants and other businesses have closed because staff have tested positive in the last week.
The same thing is happening in some parts of Florida, where persons under 35 years of age are at a positive control at a higher rate since the beginning of the pandemic, contributing to an increase in cases, officials said Wednesday.
The coastal city of Saint Petersburg had three popular bars close after employees tested positive, and he is now demanding that the workers who are in contact with the public to wear masks — some of which are the hardest cities in south Florida have done for weeks.
Mayor Rick Kriseman said he also plans to require people to cover their faces in businesses and other public spaces.
“We can wear a mask, protect others and ourselves, or we can contribute to the death of someone. Maybe even our own, ” Kriseman said.
The Democratic party says Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has encouraged people to use masks is not required of them.
DeSantis said that he did not intend to close Florida’s economy again despite the state-wide spike in new cases, which exceeded 1 000, on Wednesday, for the 15th year in a row the day. He said many of these patients are young and unlikely to suffer from serious illness or death.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially the elderly and people with health problems, it can cause a more serious illness, including pneumonia and death.
Fears about the growing number of infections among youth prompted the officials in the district of San Antonio, to the order of masks in public as well as infections to keep the rise in Texas.
“What we are doing here is to protect the life and safety of the San Antonio community,” Mayor Ron Nirenberg said, adding that most infections in the area are in people under the age of 40 years.
Later Wednesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, has indicated that local governments may force companies to require customers and employees to wear masks, but that it would not issue a statewide order. The second most populous of the state-of-the-day folder to the new COVID-19 cases, with 3,129, and hospitalizations. The 2,793 admissions mark a daily high for the 10th time in 11 days.
In Montgomery, Alabama, in the case of doping, the question of masks, erupted during a meeting of the municipal Council, whose members have rejected a proposal to mandate them at public gatherings of 25 or more.
Dr. Bill Saliski, a pulmonologist at Jackson Hospital of Montgomery, has asked the city to pass a mask requirement, and stated: “If this continues, we’re going, we’re going to be invaded. ”
Some city leaders have expressed their concern about trampling on the rights of the people.
“I think that someone to do something or need someone to wear something is too far away,” the councilman Brantley Lyon said.
Since the virus has emerged in China late last year, and in the world, there have been over 8.3 million confirmed cases and more than 447 000 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University. The Experts say that the real number is much higher. The UNITED states number of deaths has exceeded 117,000.
The european nations, which is committed on a large scale, the re-opening this week, we looked at Asia, and the Americas, with some trepidation.
After the lock-in restrictions have been eased in Iran, the Minister of Health, Saeed Namaki said, he realized the magnitude of the challenge when he took a domestic flight.
“A lot of people have become careless, frustrated with the wearing of masks,” he said.
Moritsugu reported from Beijing, and the Pane of Boise, Idaho. Associated Press reporters around the world contributed.