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US What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, October 19

15:30  19 october  2020
15:30  19 october  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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With Covid- 19 , asymptomatic carriers can still easily infect others without knowing it. So if you 're infected but don't feel sick, you could still get others very But one of the factors that makes Covid- 19 complicated is how quickly it can change. All coronavirus infections start mild, doctors say, and the

Sign up here to receive the need - to - know headlines every weekday. (CNN) A surge in coronavirus cases, which hit Europe for the first time in Herd immunity has once again emerged as a controversial topic. During a call with reporters on Monday , White House senior administration officials discussed a

More new Covid-19 cases per million people are being recorded in the Czech Republic than in any other major country in the world. It's a stunning development for what was one of the most successful countries in Europe at controlling the spread of the virus in the spring, CNN's Scott McLean, Tomáš Etzler and Ivana Kottasová report.

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Like many other countries, early in the pandemic the Czech Republic locked down its borders and enforced a nationwide lockdown. But what set the Czechs apart was their requirement that everyone wear face masks outdoors. Even the country's populist Prime Minister, Andrej Babis, was a convert. He tweeted some advice to US President Donald Trump on March 29: "Try tackling virus the Czech way. Wearing a simple cloth mask decreases the spread of the virus by 80% ... God bless America!"

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By the summer, the country had returned to the normal life craved by many Europeans. Travel restrictions were lifted, theaters opened, indoor dining resumed and mask rules were dropped -- factors that made a fall surge all but inevitable. But the government has avoided reinstating the same strict mask mandate that was so effective in spring.

Why? It comes down to populist political calculation during the country's October Senate election campaign, says Czech data scientist Petr Ludwig. "During the first wave, [the government] was convinced that people wanted masks, so they pushed masks. Now, they are convinced that people don't want to wear masks. So they are against [the mask mandate]."

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Americans will recognize this calculus. Trump has been accused of politicizing masks ahead of November's presidential election.

Dr. Anthony Fauci -- a key member of the administration's coronavirus task force who has been marginalized -- told CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday that it didn't make sense to him why Trump "equates wearing a mask with weakness."

He added that "meta analysis studies show that, contrary to what we thought, masks really do work in preventing infection ... When you find out you're wrong, it's a manifestation of your honesty to say, 'Hey, I was wrong. I did subsequent experiments and now it's this way.'"

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Q. Is it true that the pandemic has affected rat populations?

A: Statewide mandates to stay at home and close businesses haven't just affected the human population in the US, according to Orkin, an Atlanta-based pest control service.

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More than 500,000 people have died, and 10 million people have been sickened by the coronavirus pandemic -- a global crisis that has left few places untouched.

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"Community-wide closures have led to a decrease in food available to rodents, especially in dense commercial areas," according to the website. "Some jurisdictions have reported an increase in rodent activity as rodents search for new sources of food."

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an entire section on its website devoted to rodent control. And Orkin warns that rat activity "will only continue increasing" as rodents begin to seek shelter as the weather gets colder.​

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China's economy grew 4.9% in the third quarter of 2020

As much of the world continues to struggle with the virus, China's economy is picking up, expanding 4.9% in the July-to-September quarter, compared to a year ago, according to government statistics released Monday.

That pace is quicker than the 3.2% increase China recorded in the second quarter, when it managed to avoid the pandemic-fueled recession that has gripped much of the globe.

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China's relatively speedy recovery comes after it enforced stringent lockdown and population tracking policies intended to contain the virus, and set aside hundreds of billions of dollars for major infrastructure projects to fuel economic growth.

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And even when local leaders are amenable to tougher rules, the public appears less willing to play by them, as fatigue sets in.

"I'm fed up," Rebecca Duncan, a 39-year-old from south London, told CNN. "One thing starts to open up, and life starts to seem slightly normal, and then something else comes along and pushes us all back."

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In June, Vaxart issued a press release saying its Covid vaccine had been selected for the government program. The news helped propel Vaxart's stock price up from approximately $3 to nearly $17, and hedge fund Armistice Capital, which partly controlled Vaxart, sold shares for a profit of more than $200 million, according to its SEC filings.

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