- No country has been hit as hard by the coronavirus pandemic as the United States: Coronavirus infections have been identified in more than 986,000 people – more than 56,000 people have died from the effects of Covid 19 disease
- US President Donald Trump has a check to see whether the US can claim compensation payments from China
- Several US states are loosening their corona restrictions this week
- In some parts of the particularly hard hit pandemic state of New York, first companies could reopen from mid-May, said Governor Andrew Cuomo
- Donald Trump proposed in a press conference to inject disinfectants infected with coronavirus – and later speaks of sarcasm
- After criticizing his statements, Trump described the corona briefings as a “waste of time” – but he has scheduled a press conference again this Monday
- Experts believe that the number of unreported cases of coronavirus infections in the United States may be up to 50 times higher than previously thought
- Within a month, approximately 26 million people in the United States lost their jobs
The effects of the Coronavirus pandemic Particularly dramatic: More than 986,000 people have been involved since the pandemic started SARS-CoV-2 infected, more than 56,000 people died from the lung disease Covid-19.
While the individual states are now discussing a relaxation of measures, US President Trump is causing irritation: Most recently, he had proposed to inject disinfectants that are actually harmful to coronaviruses – after a wave of mockery, Trump said the proposal was sarcastic meant.
Trump wants to push the US economy, which has been severely paralyzed by the Corona measures – the country’s economic success is at the heart of its election program. In just four weeks, more than 25 million people in the United States lost their jobs.
Coronavirus pandemic in the US – key developments in the News blog:
Tuesday, April 28: Trump expects “spectacular” recovery of the US economy after the corona crisis
11.18 p.m .: China has responded drastically to possible US claims for compensation for the corona crisis. US politicians spread “Insolent lies” Chinese pundemate Geng Shuang said in Beijing on Tuesday about the pandemic. In doing so, they wanted to “avoid their responsibility for their own bad measures to prevent and control the epidemic and divert public attention from themselves”.
US President Donald Trump had previously said the US might ask China for compensation for the corona pandemic. His government is currently reviewing how Beijing can be “held accountable” for the spread of the corona virus, Trump said on Monday. He did not comment on the amount of compensation his government could charge. It was a “very substantial” sum, Trump only said.
Trump has repeatedly criticized China for dealing with the spread of the corona virus. In the meantime he spoke of “Chinese virus”, because the pathogen was first detected in a human in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Washington’s main criticism is Beijing’s lack of transparency at the start of the crisis.
9.21 a.m .: US president Donald Trump is in intelligence briefings in January and February, according to a U.S. media report repeatedly warned of the dangers posed by the new corona virus been. For weeks, the President was informed in secret briefings on how the virus spreads, China withholds information on mortality and easy transmission, and the political and economic consequences, the Washington Post reported late Monday night, citing current and former U.S. officials.
Officials told the newspaper, Trump often does not read the briefings or complains that he has to listen to oral summaries. During the period in January and February, when the report said he was repeatedly warned, Trump had largely relativized the dangers posed by the virus. Although he restricted travel between the United States and China at the end of January, in February he largely rejected a threat from the virus.
7.31 a.m .: Thanks to his Corona briefings Has Donald Trump won many new fans. The mixture of self-praise, insults and the spreading of very steep theses has now made US politics interesting in times of the corona crisis for people who actually have nothing to do with US politics. Trump’s appearances are also widely discussed on social networks – with concern, humor, and sometimes with bewilderment
The New York Times has now examined what Trump says in detail in his corona briefings – an analysis of more than 260,000 words. The result, greatly simplified: Trump especially likes to talk about himself. Read what the “NYT” reporters found in their analysis here:
Trump uses corona briefings primarily for self-praise
5.25 a.m .: US president Donald Trump may want Compensation from China for the Corona Pandemic claim. “We are not happy with China,” Trump said on Monday night (local time). His government had started a “serious investigation” of how the virus could have spread – and how to “hold China accountable”.
He did not comment on the amount of compensation his government could charge. Trump said it was a “very substantial” sum. Trump has repeatedly criticized China for dealing with the corona virus. In the meantime, he spoke of the “Chinese virus” because the pathogen had first been found in a human in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Washington’s main criticism is Beijing’s lack of transparency at the start of the crisis.
5.04 a.m .: Despite the devastating damage caused by the Corona crisis Donald Trump with a rapid recovery in the US economy later this year. The third, but especially the fourth, quarter would be “spectacular” in terms of gross domestic product, the US President announced on Monday evening (local time). The coming year will also be “phenomenal”. Trump once again pushed for the US economy to reopen soon – this must be “quick but secure”.
Trump’s economic advisor Kevin Hassett said Monday on CNBC that Americans would have to prepare for the second quarter The US economy has shrunk more than it has since the Great Depression of the late 1920s will. In the first week of May, the unemployment rate could rise to 16 to 17 percent. In February it was still at 3.5 percent, the lowest level in decades. As a result of the corona pandemic, more than 26 million people have lost their jobs in the United States. Trump claimed to have built “the largest economy in the history of the world” by the crisis.
1.09 a.m .: US president Donald Trump has speculation of his rival Joe Biden about one possible postponement of the date for the presidential election rejected because of the corona crisis. “I never even thought about postponing the election date,” Trump said on Monday evening. This is “invented propaganda” that an employee of the ex-Vice President Biden had launched on his behalf. November 3 – the planned election date – is a good date. “I’m looking forward to this choice.” Trump mocked Biden again as “sleepy Joe” at the Coronavirus press conference.
Biden said journalists at a virtual fundraising gathering last Thursday said he believed Trump wanted to postpone the election because he thought it was the only way to win.
Monday, April 27: Coronavirus in the US – Gradual easing this week
9.44 p.m .: The U.S. Senate plans to end his break due to the corona pandemic as planned and meet again for regular meetings next Monday. “We’ll meet again next week,” Mitch McConnell, Republican majority leader in the House of Parliament, confirmed on Monday on Twitter. If doctors, nursing staff, truck drivers and supermarket employees occupied their jobs during the crisis, senators would have to do the same. The Senate and the House of Representatives – the other chamber of parliament in the US Congress – had announced a session break until next Monday due to the spread of the corona virus.
It is still unclear whether the House of Representatives will meet again for regular meetings as planned. The president of this chamber, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, has the US President Donald Trump repeatedly warned against taking protective measures back too early. Republican Trump wants to reopen the economy shaken by the crisis as quickly as possible. Because of the spread of the corona virus, citizens in the US capital are encouraged to stay at home until at least May 15.
McConnell said that the Senate would modify its way of working so that it was “safe”. “But we will fulfill our constitutional duty.” The Senate is controlled by the Republicans, the House of Representatives by the Democrats. In the US there are now more than 978,000 infections been confirmed with the corona virus. More than 55,000 people died as a result of an infection.
7:36 pm: For fear of further spreading of the novel corona virus, the Democratic area code in the US state of New York. This was decided by the democratic members of the state election board with around 19 million inhabitants on Monday, according to US media.
new York is the first US state to completely cancel the democratic primary – for the first time in its history. Numerous other states have already postponed their area codes. The area code in New York was originally supposed to take place at the end of April and was then postponed to June 23 due to the corona pandemic.
After the retirement of left senator Bernie Sanders, the former vice president Joe Biden the only remaining US Democratic presidential candidate. Sanders supporters had asked that a vote be held in New York. “What the Sanders campaign wanted was basically a beauty pageant that seemed unnecessary and even frivolous in a health crisis situation,” said Democratic Co-Chairman of the Election Board, Douglas Kellner. Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would not question the election executive’s decision.
Local and regional elections in the state of New York are said to continue on 23rd June take place, voters are asked to vote by postal vote if possible.
Almost 1000 crew members of the “USS Theodore Roosevelt” positive for coronavirus
7.11 p.m .: According to a new analysis, thousands of people could be Coronavirus infection who had not previously been counted in the official statistics. From early March through April 4 inclusive, there were approximately 15,400 more deaths in the United States than in the same period in previous years, as the Washington Post reported on Monday. However, only 8128 coronavirus deaths were officially reported at the time. However, the analysis carried out for the newspaper by a team from the University of Yale does not allow a firm conclusion to be drawn as to how many of the approximately 7,000 additional deaths were associated with a corona infection.
However, the data suggested that the number of Fatality “Significantly higher than previously reported”, the Washington Post quoted Yale epidemiologist Daniel Weinberger. It is important to get a more complete picture of the true impact of the pandemic in order to give politics a solid basis for decision-making, he said.
Many people who died from corona infection at home or in old people’s homes during the period were never tested for the pathogen. They were therefore not counted in the reports from the health authorities. The comparatively higher death toll – experts speak of Mortality – but can also be caused by other reasons, for example because sick people avoided or postponed hospital visits for fear of the virus. As a result of the corona pandemic, high mortality was also reported in several European countries compared to previous years.
6.10 p.m .: Nearly 1000 crew members of the US aircraft carrier “USS Theodore Roosevelt” have been tested positive for the corona virus. Of a total of 969 infected, 14 have already recovered, the U.S. Navy said on Monday. It corrected data from Saturday when the number of recovered crew members was given as 112. Only those who tested negative for the virus twice in a row are now considered to have recovered, the Navy said. US media reported last week that some soldiers had tested positive for the Sars-CoV-2 agent again after a negative result.
Because of the spread of the virus, the nuclear-powered and armored aircraft carrier lies off the Pacific island of Guam and has been largely evacuated in the meantime. More than 4200 of the approximately 5000 crew members have left the ship.
4:26 pm: Leading US health experts are calling for the fight against Coronavirus epidemicto hire around 180,000 additional employees and convert empty hotels into centers for the voluntary isolation of potential sick people. The employees are necessary because the spread of the virus can only be stopped if the contacts of all sufferers are followed up, the experts said in a letter to the US Congress.
The authorities of the Healthcare Given the scale of the epidemic of the novel corona virus, they could “only do a fraction” of what it takes to consistently track contacts and isolate those who may be infected, the experts said. The necessary steps were based on tried and tested concepts, but would now have to be carried out “to an extent never seen before” until there was a corona vaccination, they wrote.
The congress should therefore $ 46.5 billion Provide for the new hires ($ 12 billion), the conversion of hotels to voluntary isolation centers ($ 4.5 billion) and a payment of $ 50 a day to anyone who can be isolated ($ 30 billion) Experts.
Bringing the pandemic under control will be the greatest possible Economic stimulus be for the US economy, the letter said. “We urge Congress to make this vital investment for the people of America.” Most recently, Parliament had approved around $ 30 billion to expand corona testing.
1:52 pm: In the coronavirus pandemic, the House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi, Supports Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy. The highest-ranking democrat said in a video message to her party colleague Biden will be an “outstanding” head of state who will lead America out of the corona crisis again.
Biden has never forgotten his roots and works for Americans who have difficulty paying their health insurance or other bills, Pelosi said. Given the epidemic of the novel corona virus, Biden is a voice of “reason and resilience”. He outlined a clear path “to lead us out of this crisis,” Pelosi said.
The former president had already in mid-April Barack Obama expressed his support to his former Vice Biden. Biden (77), who was Obama’s Vice President from 2009 to 2017, is now the party’s designated presidential candidate, although the primaries are ongoing. Biden will then be officially nominated at a party convention in the summer. The election against incumbent Donald Trump is due in November.
Microsoft founder criticizes Trump government
7.05 a.m .: The Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates has accused the US government of serious omissions in dealing with the corona crisis. “Especially in the United States, testing was not a priority,” said the co-founder of the Microsoft technology group, the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (Monday edition).
Gates, who is involved in the fight against the corona virus, among other things, criticized the fact that the government in Washington did not give clear instructions on the issue of loosening restrictions in public life. He also complained that the United States was less involved in developing global health emergency solutions than it used to be.
4.16 a.m .: After the first controversial Easing Containment measures in Georgia are following suit this week. In Tennessee, restaurants are to open to guests on Monday under certain conditions, and there is to be retail movement on Wednesday. In addition, the order in Texas that citizens must largely stay at home should expire on Thursday, according to US media. In some parts of the US state, which has been particularly hard hit by the pandemic new York Governors Andrew Cuomo said the first companies could reopen in mid-May.
However, the adviser to US President Donald Trump, doctor Deborah Birx, made it clear that normality was far from being an option. President Donald Trump skipped his Corona press conferences this weekend.
0.11 a.m .: US president Donald Trump and the French head of state Emmanuel Macron advised on the Corona crisis. According to the White House, both expressed hope on Sunday that the UN Security Council’s veto powers would meet soon to discuss how the pandemic would work. “President Trump and President Macron agreed on the need to reform the World Health Organization,” the government headquarters in Washington said. From the French side, there was initially no information about the content of the conversation.
Sunday, April 26, 2020: Coronavirus crisis – Brad Pitt takes Trump to the shovel
9:16 pm: The governor of the particularly of the Corona pandemic affected New York State has announced a gradual plan to return to normal. “We want to start the economy again,” said Andrew Cuomo at his daily press conference on Sunday, “but we have to be careful and intelligent when doing this.” For example, companies should ensure that distance rules can be observed in their offices and factories and that they are sufficient Have breathing masks for their employees.
Brad Pitt takes on the role of virus expert Anthony Fauci
6.10 p.m .:
Brad Pitt is in the role of the US government’s leading virus expert, Anthony Fauci, hatched and has president Donald Trump pissed off. For the show “Saturday Night Live” Pitt missed gray hair, suit, glasses, and imitated Fauci’s New York accent, as well as his somewhat smoky voice.
Regarding Trump’s earlier statement that the novel corona virus would simply disappear like a miracle, the fake Fauci said: “A miracle would be great. Who doesn’t like miracles, but Plan A shouldn’t be a miracle. ”
The real Fauci, the 79-year-old chief of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases, had recently answered the question of who he would like to be played in a Hollywood film: Brad Pitt, of course. As an expert, Fauci frequently attends the president’s coronavirus press conferences and is valued for his sober demeanor. He is not afraid to classify or contradict statements by the President.
Regarding Trump’s statement that “there will be a vaccination against the corona virus” very soon “, Pitt said in Fauci’s voice that this is true if one takes the entire history of planet Earth as a yardstick. Experts are expecting a vaccine in the middle of next year at the earliest.
Pitt took off the wig at the end of the show and turned to Fauci: “Thank you for your prudence and clarity in this troubling time.” The actor also thanked the health care workers and their families.
4.32 p.m .: US President Donald Trump recently scored one goal after another in his corona briefings. Important consultants then urgently recommended that he withdraw. Is this the end of Trump’s daily corona show?
4.19 a.m .: As a result of Trump’s statements about possible Disinfectant injections the poison center has against the corona virus in Illinois, an increase in emergency calls recorded. In the past two days, there has been a “significant increase” in cleaning-related calls compared to the same period last year, the director of the health department said. For example, a mixture of bleach and mouthwash was used to gargle, “in an attempt to kill the corona virus.” She strongly warned against taking household cleaners.
3.57 a.m .: President Donald Trump believes its daily Press conferences on the Corona crisis are not worth his time. The media would get “record ratings and the American people will get nothing but Fake newsThe President wrote on Twitter. “It is not worth the time and effort!”
The background to this is Trump’s statements about possible disinfectant injections for corona patients who caused bewilderment and ridicule two days ago. “What is the purpose of White House news conferences when the Lamestream media nothing but asking hostile questions and then refusing to tell the truth or the facts, ”Trump continued. He did not miss a play on words with the “mainstream media” he despised.
With his tweet, Trump seemed to confirm media reports that he was frustrated with questions about how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and was considering ending the sometimes more than two-hour daily press conferences.
Saturday, April 25, 2020: Trump offers Germany ventilators
8.44 p.m .: The US state particularly hard hit by the corona pandemic new York wants to drastically increase the number of virus tests. “As of today, all pharmacies can take tests,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday at his daily press conference. This would make 5000 new test locations available in one fell swoop. So far, according to Cuomo, New York checks around 20,000 people a day, more than any other US state. Cuomo now plans to double this number to 40,000.
7:08 p.m .: In the United States a woman has one infant get while in due to severe corona symptoms coma lay. This was confirmed by the Winthrop Hospital in New York State, where the 41-year-old had been treated, on Saturday by the German Press Agency. “It was the best medicine I could get,” the mother now told The New York Post. The newspaper had first reported on the unusual birth. The 41-year-old is now back home.
According to the clinic, the woman was six months pregnant when she was hospitalized on April 5 with a strong cough. Her condition worsened, and the doctors put her in an artificial coma. On April 8, they decided to give birth to the child by caesarean section. “We decided to get the baby to reduce the mother’s oxygen needs,” the attending doctor told the New York Post. On April 10, the mother awoke from a coma – just on her 41st birthday. Her little daughter was later tested negative for the corona virus.
Corona crisis in the US: lowest number of deaths in a week
9.44 a.m .: In the United States, there is growing pressure due to a letter of fire related to coronavirus cases on board the aircraft carrier “USS Theodore Roosevelt” fired commanders Brett Crozier to stop again. According to media reports, acting Marine Secretary James McPherson and Marine Operations Manager Admiral Michael Gilday were in favor of using Crozier as the aircraft carrier’s captain again.
Crozier was fired in early April after a letter to the naval leadership went public warning of a number of coronavirus cases on the ship. The then Secretary of State for the Navy, Thomas Modly, had subsequently accused the captain of “poor judgment” and scaremongering and contemptuously commented on Crozier in a speech to the ship’s crew. Shortly afterwards, Modly had to resign even after criticizing his statements.
Defense Minister Esper initially refused to evacuate the “USS Theodore Roosevelt” off the Pacific island of Guam after the Corona outbreak. Finally, a large part of the 4,800-man crew was brought ashore. The entire crew has now been tested for the corona virus. 840 crew members, including Crozier himself, became infected. A sailor died.
5.32 a.m .: The United States has it lowest number of new corona deaths reported for almost three weeks. According to the Johns Hopkins University count on Friday evening, 1258 more people died within a day from the lung disease Covid-19 caused by the novel coronavirus. The total number of US fatalities rose accordingly around 51,000. Around 890,000 people have been infected with the virus.
Despite the sharp drop in the number of deaths from 3,176 on Thursday, health experts warn of premature hope that a trend can only be observed if there is a permanent decline in infections and deaths.
1.50 a.m .:
Donald Trump Germany has in the corona crisis according to its own information Ventilators offered. The U.S. now has an excess of these devices, Trump said on Friday night (local time) at the White House.
His government has promised to send ventilators to Mexico, Honduras, Indonesia, France, Spain and Italy – “and we are likely to send them to Germany should they need them.” Trump activated a wartime law during the crisis to force companies to produce aids. US corporations have pledged to manufacture tens of thousands of ventilators to fight the corona virus.
Friday, April 24, 2020: Another economic stimulus package signed
10:53 p.m .: US citizens are expected to elect a new president in November, but the election campaign is frozen in the limited-contact corona crisis. There is also the designated Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, also spoken again and was stunned at what President Donald Trump had said Disinfectants shown as a possible corona treatment method. “I can’t believe I have to say that, but please don’t drink bleach,” the former vice president wrote on Friday in the short message service Twitter.
8:31 pm: Breathe in new York: The increase in the number of corona deaths and corona infected continues to slow. On the fifth day in a row, the number of deaths within 24 hours on Friday was below 500 – with 422 fatalities, the number in the US state on the east coast dropped to its lowest level in three weeks. This was announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo at his daily press conference on Friday.
In total, more than 16,000 people died in New York. In the weddings just a few days ago, there were almost 800 victims every day.
7.49 p.m .: First he encourages researchers to inject people with disinfectants, then he backs away after much criticism: Donald Trump wants his controversial statements about possible therapeutic approaches against the coronavirus to be understood as sarcasm.
“I sarcastically asked reporters (…) just to see what would happen,” Trump said at the White House in Washington on Friday. “I thought that would be clear.”
Trump said he hadn’t wanted to call Americans to take disinfectants. He only has one “Very sarcastic” question to an “enemy group” of reporters. Read the whole story here:
Squirt bleach against corona? Trump speaks of sarcasm
7:37 pm: Donald Trump has another one on Friday Stimulus package signed to deal with the Corona crisis. The package, which Republicans and Democrats had agreed in Congress after days of negotiations, sees aid in the amount of $ 484 billion in front.
Congress had already approved a $ 2.2 trillion stimulus package in March to support the troubled US economy. More than 26 million people lost their jobs in five weeks.
The new package is designed to add $ 320 billion to an existing loan program for small and medium-sized businesses. The loans, which can be canceled later, are intended to limit the rise in unemployment in the United States.
Another loan program is expected to provide approximately $ 60 billion, $ 75 billion for healthcare and another $ 25 billion for coronavirus testing and research.
5:38 p.m .: The number of Corona dead in the US, the threshold of 50,000 has been exceeded. Johns Hopkins University said Friday that more than 50,030 people in the country have died of Covid-19.
For some time now, the United States has been the country with the most confirmed infections and fatalities worldwide.
Trump suggests injecting people with disinfectants
2:53 p.m .: The British consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser has warned against the use of disinfectants for the treatment of the coronavirus. “Under no circumstances” should disinfectants be administered to the human body – either by ingestion or injection, or in any other way, the company said about its brands Sagrotan heard on Friday.
The clue was made after statements by US President Donald Trump released on Thursday evening (local time) at a press conference in the White House encouraging researchers, among other things, to examine ways People injecting disinfectant directly.
12.53 p.m .: The State of Hawaii intervenes against travelers who do not adhere to the mandatory 14-day quarantine of the popular vacation home. 19 people had already been transported back to the respective departure airport at state cost after violating the strict exit restrictions, the local authorities said.
Hawaii’s tourism agency has provided $ 25,000 for this purpose. The return flight will be paid for by the authorities if those affected cannot afford it.
Because of the corona virus pandemic, Hawaii had one at the end of March 14-day quarantine introduced for all air travelers. The isolation applies equally to vacationers and residents of the Central Pacific archipelago. Anyone arriving by plane must quarantine for two weeks. The dwelling may only be left for medical purposes. Violations can be punished with a fine of up to $ 5,000, a prison sentence of up to a year, or both.
Around 1.5 million people live in the state of Hawaii. In addition, there are usually tens of thousands of tourists on the islands. Local health authorities have reported 596 confirmed cases of Sars-CoV-2 infection and 12 infected people have died.
8.09 a.m .:
Trump has with idiosyncratic ideas for possible therapeutic approaches caused a sensation against the corona virus. At his daily press conference at the White House, the US President encouraged researchers to look into ways to inject disinfectants directly into people. He also pondered options to bring strong light “into the body” to treat infections.
6.25 a.m .: The volume of the State aid the fight against the corona crisis continues to swell. The Congress in Washington has launched another aid package. It has a volume of almost half a trillion dollars and should primarily support small and medium-sized companies.
The total amount of US government programs against the crisis will grow to more than $ 2.5 trillion. The new aid package is ready the fourth that the United States has passed. It was passed almost unanimously in the House of Representatives.
Trump takes on economists: “They have no idea”
0.53 a.m .:
Trump Responded to a journalist’s question in the White House as to when the US economy would stabilize again, according to government economists: “I know a lot about economists. And the answer is: you have no idea. I know my way around like everyone else. And I think our economy will start to recover very clearly once the states reopen. ”
0.43 a.m .: The US government sees Progress in containing the epidemic. There are promising signs of progress, said US Vice President Mike Pence. “We believe that by early summer we could be a much better nation as a nation – with much of this coronavirus epidemic behind us.” In many places in the country, the number of infections decreased, as did the number of people hospitalized for an infection should be, said Pence.
16 states have already published plans to relax virus-related restrictions in public life. It was encouraging. However, he warned that the measures to contain the epidemic must first be continued.
0.40 a.m .: The prospective US Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, hopes for a speech duel with incumbent Donald Trump despite the Corona crisis. “I can’t wait to debate Donald Trump,” the former vice president said at a video conference with supporters of his party. In view of the pandemic, he is also ready for an online exchange of blows: “No matter whether zoom, Skype, hangouts or in person – at any time and wherever he wants.” After his rival Bernie Sanders had withdrawn, Biden is almost certain as the Democratic presidential candidate .
Thursday, April 23, 2020: Dramatic economic downturn in the USA due to corona crisis likely
10:19 p.m .: US President Donald Trump wants to free the US economy from the yoke of the corona restrictions as quickly as possible – but now he is even slowing down a Republican governor. The announced easing in the state of Georgia from this Friday would come “too early,” said the Republican on Wednesday evening (local time) in the White House. “Safety has to be a priority.” Meanwhile, his advisors warned of a second coronavirus epidemic in the fall. They therefore urged all Americans to be vaccinated against the flu this year for the common good.
7:39 pm: In the US state of New York, which is particularly hard hit by the corona pandemic, preliminary results from a first antibody study have shown that there have been around so far 14 percent of people infected with the novel virus. For the study, around 3,000 people who shop in 40 supermarkets in 19 counties were randomly selected and tested for antibodies, said Andrew Cuomo, governor of the state on the east coast of the US with around 19 million inhabitants, at his daily press conference on Thursday.
13.9 percent of those tested in the state new York and even around 20 percent of the test persons in the metropolis of the same name were found to have come into contact with the virus, even if they never had symptoms of the disease. According to Cuomo, this could mean that around 2.7 million people in New York State have survived an infection with the virus. However, Cuomo emphasized that the numbers are preliminary and based only on the relatively small test group of 3000 people, which also does not include those who do not currently leave the house.
USA: 4.4 million initial jobless claims in one week
6 p.m .: Senator’s eldest brother Elizabeth Warren, Don Reed, has died of Covid 19 disease. Warren thanked the medical staff on Twitter who took care of her brother on Thursday. “But it is hard to know that there was no family holding his hand or saying” I love you “again – and no funeral for those of us who loved him.” The Boston Globe newspaper reported , Don Reed was 86 years old. Warren had applied for the Democratic presidential bid, but withdrew from the procedure in March after unsuccessful primaries.
The 70-year-old senator wrote that Reed was already on Tuesday evening as a result of one infection with the Corona virus died. She reported that her brother joined the US Air Force at the age of 19 and also fought in the Vietnam War. “He was charming and funny, a natural leader.” To her brother’s address, she added: “I will miss you very much.”
2:51 p.m .: Because of the corona pandemic, millions of people have submitted their first application in the United States for the fifth week in a row Unemployment benefits posed. 4.4 million new applications were registered in the week ending April 18, the U.S. Department of Labor announced on Thursday. As a result, more than 26 million people lost their jobs within a month. In the previous week alone, 5.2 million people had submitted an initial application for support.
The initial applications are an indicator of the short-term development of the labor market in the world’s largest economy. They now point to one dramatic economic downturn due to the Corona crisis. By March, the number of initial applications had regularly been below 100,000 per week.
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