The latest NBC news data, Tuesday, showed a rise in coronavirus cases in all 50 states in addition to Washington, DC, the US Virgin Islands and Guam over the past 14 days.
And in dozens of states – Vermont, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Iowa, Ohio, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas, Pennsylvania and New York – infections have risen in the past two weeks, meaning there is a 100 percent or increase in confirmed cases within 14 days.
With so many new cases, hospitals across the country – and the doctors treating the flood of new patients – have reached breaking point.
“It looks like we’re breaking our record for the total number of new patients each day,” said Dr. Geoff Bothoff, University of Wisconsin Hospital’s emergency room physician and chief quality officer, on MSNBC. “We are all tired. Everyone is tired. We are all trying our best. Medicine is a team sport but we need some help. Things are not going well for us.”
In other coronavirus news:
- With President Donald Trump continuing to refuse to concede his apparent electoral loss to Joe Biden, the executives of the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association wrote. Message to the President He urged his administration to “work closely with the Biden transition team to share all important information related to Covid-19”. Their message came The day after President-elect Biden NBC’s Geoff Bennett That “more people could die” if the Trump administration continued to block the smooth transition of power.
- So far, the Trump administration has not told the Biden team on Coronavirus “where are the supplies, how many have the federal government bought, how they can be allocated and what models they use,” Dr. Nicole Lowry, who served in the Department of Health and Human Services under former President Barack Obama, He told NBC News.
- The The mental health of millions of Americans Those who have lost their jobs due to the epidemic amid the threat of long-term unemployment. “I think it pushes to the edge of what people can handle,” said Ofer Sharon, associate professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
- With a possible shutdown looming, the Major grocery store chains in the country Like Kroger and Publix in reducing in-store and online purchases of toilet paper, cleaning supplies, paper towels and other food staples to reduce stress on supply chains.
- There will be There are no Mardi Gras parades next year in New Orleans Local media reported that it was due to the epidemic.
- A wedding earlier this month near Spokane, Washington It was attended by about 300 people At least 17 new cases of coronavirus have been linked, Grant County Health District reports.
- Country legend Dolly Parton Research Fund Help fund the development of the Moderna vaccine.
Connecticut echoed by Ned Lamont Pothof in an interview with CNBC.
“My concern will be the hospital staff. This is something we don’t have as much control over, and the last time we were able to borrow from states with low infection rates. Today, there are no states with low infection rates,” Lamont said.
In Cleveland, so many new infections were reported over the weekend that city workers were unable to count them all in time for Monday’s briefing.
“The city of Cleveland is witnessing an unprecedented rise in Coronavirus cases, unlike anything that has been reported so far during this pandemic,” The city said in a statement.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny said that as the pandemic accelerates, he has no choice but to impose new restrictions.
Kenny, a Democrat, told MSNBC, “We’re serious about it, we’ve been serious. We got back a little, we made people who just don’t wear masks as often as they should. We’re at 70 percent, but we should be in the 90s, so we really have to.” To bear now and go through this long dark corner. “
But Florida. Ron DeSantis, a Republican and Trump ally since the start of the crisis Unwilling to impose any restrictions on Coronavirus, Owns Eliminate any further lockdowns Although his state reported approx 890,000 injuries (the third highest rate in the country) and 17,774 deaths (the fourth highest rate in the country).
Currently, the United States leads the world with 11.3 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and more than 248,000 deaths, NBC News numbers appear.
While there are still two promising vaccines for Covid-19 months away from widespread distribution, Dr. Anthony Fauci said there is still a long winter for Americans and they need to carry masks, continue wearing masks and avoid participating in the large indoor gatherings that are accelerating. The number of injuries.
“We don’t want the extraordinary success of these two vaccines to make people feel good,” Fauci said on CNN. “I often said help is on the way, but help is not yet available.”
In Chicago, where tough restrictions were reimposed on Monday to counter the alarming spike in new cases, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Americans should step up measures and do the right thing.
“We understand that people are sick and tired, but death is real, and it looms for us if we don’t dig and do more,” Lightfoot said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”. So we urge people to stay home, not in large crowds, wear face coverings, and take responsibility for their lives.
But that message continued to be undermined by Dr. Scott Atlas, a senior Trump adviser for fighting epidemics, who had been criticized for, among other things, promotion. False information about herd immunity And making false claims about the effectiveness of masks in stopping the spread of the Corona virus.
After appearing to encourage large family gatherings at Thanksgiving during a Monday evening interview on Fox News, Atlas returned to the cable network and Tuesday’s “Brian Kilmade Show” in which he said masks were not necessary for children.
Never mind what the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the world’s top public health experts say Masks protect the wearer and everyone else Of infection.
“We are creating a generation, by the way, of neurotic kids who wear masks when they have very little, if any, risk of this,” Atlas said. “You know, I mean, the country is off the bars, I tried to get it back on the bars.”
Unlike Fauci, Atlas is not an expert in infectious diseases. He is a radiologist and is on leave from his position as a Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s conservative Hoover Institute.
“Doctor. Atlas has expressed views that are inconsistent with the university’s approach to responding to the pandemic,” Stanford University He said in a tweet. “Doctor. Atlas’s statements reflect his personal views, not those of the University’s Hoover Institute.”
Trump was called The world’s largest publisher of disinformation about the Coronavirus. He also accused b Politicize the use of masks By refusing to wear one often in public and presiding over rallies and other events in which he had little or no masks, even after contracting Covid-19.
This partisan split appeared on Monday in the Senate when Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, took the Senator. Dan Sullivan, A Republican from Alaska, on the mission of not wearing a mask while presiding over the room. He said Sullivan was endangering Senate employees.
“I don’t wear a mask when I speak, like most senators,” said Sullivan, visibly annoyed as his red, white and blue mask sat at his desk. “I don’t need your instructions.”
“I know you don’t need my instructions, but there is clearly not much interest in this body in public health,” Brown, who wore a mask, responded. We have a president who has not attended the Coronavirus Task Force meeting in months.
Currently, two Republican senators, Chuck Grassley from Iowa and Rick Scott from Florida, are in quarantine after being exposed to a person infected with the Covid-19 virus.
In Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds released her first state mask after the Republican spent months rejecting the face-covering restrictions on her “Feel good” measures. At 51.73 percent, Iowa now owns Third higher The rate of testing positive for Covid-19 in the country yet Wyoming And the South Dakota.
But in neighboring Nebraska, Gov. Pete Ricketts has defended his continued resistance to masking in a state where the number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 has jumped from 200 in September to 938.
“I don’t think mask mandates are appropriate,” said Ricketts, who is also a Republican. “I think they generate resistance.”
Nebraska, which has a population of less than 2 million, has reported 101,601 confirmed cases of coronavirus and nearly 800 deaths since the start of the crisis. NBC data appears.