World Report: Trump Wrongly Claims Covid Affects “Virtually” No Young People | Coronavirus epidemic

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As the United StatesThe death toll from coronavirus has approached 200,000, with US President Donald Trump falsely asserting at a rally in Ohio that the country’s death rate is “among the lowest in the world” and that the virus had “virtually” no effect on young people.

Speaking in the town of Swanton, Trump said, “It affects the elderly. Elderly people with heart problems and other problems. If they have other problems, that’s what it really affects, that’s all, ”he said. “You know, in some states, thousands of people – nobody young.”

“Take off the hats off to the kids because they have a hell of a immune system. But it hardly affects anyone. It is an incredible thing. By the way, open your schools.

Trump also claimed that the United States has “one of the lowest death rates of any country in the world.” The United States is ranked 53rd out of 195 countries in the world with a case fatality rate of 2.9%, according to Johns Hopkins University. This is the 11th worst number of deaths per 100,000 population, at 60.98.

At least 199,815 Americans have died since the start of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins, which relies on official government data. With the world’s worst death toll, the United States accounts for one in five coronavirus-related deaths globally. Just under one in 1,600 Americans has died in the pandemic.

In August, the World Health Organization warned that young people were becoming the main drivers of the spread of the coronavirus in many countries.

Meanwhile at L’Europe , stocks posted their worst decline in three months on Monday as fears of a second wave hit travel and leisure stocks, as banks tumbled on reports of around $ 2 billion in potentially transferable transfers. suspected by major lenders.

Pubs, bars and restaurants in England will have to close at 10 p.m. starting Thursday under new national restrictions to stop an “exponential” increase in coronavirus cases.

Boris Johnson is expected to address the nation on Tuesday to outline the new measures. With cases doubling every week across the UK and a second wave set to last up to six months, health officials have reportedly advised the government over the weekend to ‘move hard and fast’. There could be as many as 50,000 new cases of coronavirus per day in Brittany in mid-October, if the pandemic continues at its current rate, warned the country’s chief scientific adviser.

Scotland is also expected to announce new restrictions on Tuesday.

the Czech republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis admitted on Monday his government erred in easing restrictions over the summer. “Even I let myself be carried away by the coming summer and the general atmosphere. It was a mistake I don’t want to make anymore, ”the billionaire populist said in a televised speech.

After pushing back much of the pandemic earlier in the year with timely measures, including mandatory face masks outdoors, the government lifted most of the measures before the summer recess.

The Czech Republic recorded a record high of 3,130 coronavirus cases on Thursday last week, which is almost the total for the entire month of March, although testing capacity is low at the start of the pandemic.

In other developments:

  • There are 31.2 million cases of coronavirus worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins, and 963,068 people have died during the pandemic so far.

  • New Zealand did not register any new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, as restrictions over much of the country were removed entirely and measures imposed on Auckland, the largest city, were yet to be relaxed. There has been no community spread of the virus to the rest of New Zealand, where the government has now lifted all physical distance restrictions and limits on gatherings.

  • Mexico topped 700,000 confirmed cases on Monday after the health ministry reported 2,917 new confirmed cases in the Latin American country, bringing the total to 700,580 along with a cumulative death toll of 73,697.

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