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US News Covid-19. In the United States, a "third wave" looms

22:10  19 october  2020
22:10  19 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

The latest Covid figures show a "worrying" spread to the elderly

 The latest Covid figures show a © Copyright 2020, L'Obs The Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread "from the youngest to the oldest", observes this Friday, October 16 Public health France, deeming this development "very worrying", while the times for screening tests tend to improve. People aged 15 to 44 are still the most affected, with 278 new cases of contamination per 100,000 inhabitants, against 180 per 100,000 on average for all age groups, according to its latest epidemiological bulletin which covers data.

State , territorial, tribal, and local governments have responded to the COVID - 19 pandemic in the United States with various declarations of emergency, closure of schools and public meeting places, lockdowns, and other restrictions intended to slow the progression of the virus.

The book traces how the Covid - 19 pandemic has been used by governments around the world to force draconian social control measures upon a terrified populace, evaluates several theories Ultimately, however, he has faith in the Streisand effect, in which heavy-handed censorship efforts backfire and

Le président américain Donald Trump jette un masque à la foule lors de son premier meeting de campagne électorale en Floride, lundi 12 octobre. Après avoir été hospitalisé quelques jours à cause du coronavirus. © JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS US President Donald Trump throws a mask to the crowd during his first campaign rally in Florida on Monday October 12th. After being hospitalized for a few days because of the coronavirus.

The United States faces what looks like a third wave of the Covid-19 epidemic. The country recorded 52,774 new cases linked to the novel coronavirus on Oct. 17, after a relatively calm end to the summer.

La situation de la propagation de l’épidémie du Covid-19 aux États-Unis le 6 avril dernier. © Ouest-France The situation of the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic in the United States on April 6.

"The third wave" of the Covid-19 epidemic is already present in United States , while presidential election will take place in two weeks. As Europe experiences its second wave, the United States has seen a steady rise in new cases since early October, after two outbreaks in April and July.

Coronavirus: Melania Trump cancels a trip due to a "persistent cough"

 Coronavirus: Melania Trump cancels a trip due to a Donald Trump's wife tested positive for Covid-19 on October 1 © Julio Cortez / AP / SIPA Tested negative for Covid-19 , Melania Trump, however, cancels a trip due to an UNITED STATES - Donald Trump's wife tested positive for Covid-19 on October 1 The first lady of the United States canceled a trip to Pennsylvania on Tuesday , evoking a "persistent cough". She was to accompany her husband who is participating in a campaign rally in this state in the northeast of the United States.

The United States is still in the first wave of Covid - 19 infections, but experts say a subsequent wave could be even worse. It's likely that people would have to follow the same prevention measures that worked in the first wave , such as mask-wearing and social distancing.

The COVID - 19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached South America on 26 February 2020 when Brazil confirmed a case in São Paulo.

La situation de l’épidémie de Covid-19 aux États-Unis le 24 juillet dernier. © Ouest-France The situation of the Covid-19 epidemic in the United States on July 24.

A peak of 70,451 new confirmed cases was seen on October 16, according to figures from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States. Such a level had not been observed since mid-August.

Here is the infographic that shows the pandemic situation in the United States starting in March:

The first wave came in mid-April, with a peak of 42,115 new cases on April 6.

During the summer, a second wave occurred, with a peak of 73,414 new cases for the day of July 24 alone.

La situation de l’épidémie de Covid-19 aux États-Unis le 13 octobre. © Ouest-France The situation of the Covid-19 epidemic in the United States on October 13.

Since the beginning of October, the curve for the number of infected cases has been steadily increasing.

Covid-19: part of Europe is closing in the face of the resurgence of the

 Covid-19: part of Europe is closing in the face of the resurgence of the virus © Michal Cizek, AFP Hospital beds prepared for a Covid-19 field hospital, set up in an emergency in Letnany, in the Czech Republic, October 20, 2020. Faced with the resurgence of the coronavirus, restrictive measures are increasing in Europe. Partial containment goes into effect Thursday in the Czech Republic, while Ireland was reconfined as early as Wednesday evening.

The latest estimates show that Covid - 19 is nowhere near as lethal as early models claimed, yet the mainstream media have been mum on the subject, prompting some prominent lockdown critics to The CDC also currently estimates that 35 percent of all Covid - 19 infections may be asymptomatic.

The COVID - 19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the U . S . state of Arizona in January 2020. On October 17, 2020, Arizona public health authorities reported 921 new COVID - 19 cases and

The shifted epicenter

The three waves successively touched different states. Here are three images that show how the three waves traveled across the United States:

By early April, New York City had become the first epicenter of the United States. At that time, the pandemic also particularly affected New Orleans, a city in the southeast of the country, and some tourist towns in the west.

During the summer, the southern and western United States were the most affected areas, especially Florida.

After the increase in the number of new cases slowed in late summer, viral activity is on the rise again. And it is now in the Midwest (central-eastern states of the USA, below the Great Lakes: Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, etc.) that the circulation of the virus is intensifying, but the Covid-19 remains well present where it was already installed: the East Coast, Florida…

"A dangerous situation"

The number of new confirmed cases is an imperfect indicator to measure the severity of the spread of the epidemic, and it is difficult to compare the current figures with those at the start of the epidemic, when testing was less widespread.

Covid-19: confinements and curfews in Europe, shaken by the second wave

 Covid-19: confinements and curfews in Europe, shaken by the second wave © Provided by Le Point Total confinement in Ireland , partial in Czech Republic , local curfews in Italy and elsewhere , "very serious" situation in Germany with a record of contaminations: the Europe takes the full brunt of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The continent exceeded 8 million cases and 256,000 deaths on Thursday, according to a report established by AFP.

Hong Kong had its first Covid - 19 cases in late January, leading to widespread concern and panic buying, but infection numbers remained relatively low and Meanwhile, Dr Tsang says research has shown that "the strain of coronavirus in the third wave is different from those in previous waves " - in

Main article: COVID - 19 pandemic in the United States . Notes: Numbers shown above as of date of confirmation by state authorities, cases might have occurred before the date of confirmation.

But other critical indicators confirm a resurgence: the test positivity rate is 5.4% for week 41 (from October 5 to 11) against 4.9% for week 39 (from September 21 to 27) , according to CDC's weekly reports .

"We are going in the wrong direction, and this is reflected not only in the number of new cases, but also in the test positivity rate and the number of inpatients ," said Caitlin Rivers, epidemiologist at Johns University. -Hopkins on The New York Times , I think we're in a dangerous situation. "

shipping companies benefit from wave of demand in Covid economy .
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