‘We ought to do higher’ — Phoenix mayor requires federal authorities to extend testing as hospitals attain capability
Signs direct arriving automobiles to a coronavirus (COVID-19) screening space at a testing website erected in a car parking zone at Mayo Clinic on June 19, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. More than 20% of Arizona’s COVID checks reported Friday got here again optimistic.
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is asking for the federal authorities to help elevated testing within the nation’s fifth largest metropolis as a surge in coronavirus cases within the Arizona capital overwhelms hospitals and health-care staff there.
Gallego mentioned Phoenix is the biggest metropolis within the U.S. the place the federal authorities hasn’t opened up a big testing website but. The mayor mentioned the town is struggling to maintain with demand even because it limits testing to the sickest sufferers and health-care staff.
“This weekend I went to a testing site where people had waited over eight hours,” Gallego informed MSNBC. “I saw a man who was sweating and struggling to breathe, try to refill his gas tank because he’d run out of fuel on our city street. If anyone looks at that and doesn’t want to do better for him, then I just don’t understand it.”
Gallego mentioned she requested for elevated testing months in the past, however the federal authorities informed her Phoenix didn’t have sufficient cases to justify opening a mass testing website on the time. Today, Maricopa County the place Phoenix is situated has more than 70,000 optimistic cases total, the overwhelming majority of the more than 108,000 cases reported in Arizona. At least 1,963 folks in Arizona have died from the virus. Gallego mentioned Phoenix has already run out of hospital beds and nurses and docs are exhausted.
“They would like more resources,” she mentioned. “They didn’t go into medicine to decide who lives and who dies. This is the United States of America, we should do better.”—Michelle Gao
‘This was actually pushed by younger folks’ — Miami-Dade mayor blames spike in cases on Memorial Day, protests and reopenings
People stand in queue to enter a restaurant on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida on June 26, 2020.
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The mayor of Florida’s most populous county is blaming the surge in coronavirus cases there on younger folks ignoring social distancing tips and assembly up in teams because the area reopened its economic system.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez informed MSNBC the share of individuals testing optimistic for the virus has jumped from 8% to more than 20%. Gimenez pointed to the Memorial Day vacation, younger folks socializing in teams and up to date protests as contributing components to the spike.
“This really was driven by young people going back to being young people, and partying, getting together, and it started to spread really fast among the young, and then it started to spread obviously with their parents and their grandparents,” Gimenez mentioned.
Gimenez mentioned folks flouted guidelines geared toward making certain a secure reopening of the economic system. Miami-Dade ordered everybody to put on masks in public areas final week in an effort to sluggish the unfold of the virus, however Gimenez mentioned some folks nonetheless aren’t listening.
“People are still going out, they’re still socializing, they’re still getting together with people that are maybe friends, but with a high degree of positivity that we have here in this county, you’re more than likely to encounter somebody who has Covid-19, doesn’t even know they have it, and is spreading it to other people,” Gimenez mentioned. “That’s why we need to keep our masks on, keep our distance, and follow the rules.”
Gimenez’s remarks come as Covid-19 cases have surged in latest days in Florida. On Saturday, Florida reported 11,445 new cases, the very best single day total for the state for the reason that pandemic started. —Alex Harring
NYC public colleges is not going to totally reopen this fall, de Blasio says
A trainer collects private belongings and provides wanted to proceed distant educating by way of the top of the college yr at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 on June 09, 2020 in New York City.
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New York City public colleges, the nation’s largest district, is not going to totally reopen for in-person class this fall, Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced.
De Blasio mentioned the “vast majority” of the district’s 1.1 million college students will go to class two to a few days every week, whereas taking part in distant instruction on the opposite days.
“Basically, this blended model — this kind of split schedule model — is what we can do under current conditions,” de Blasio mentioned, citing the necessity to preserve social distancing.
“We all know remote learning is not perfect, but we’ve also seen a lot kids benefit gratefully from it during these last months, and we know we’ll be able to do it even better in the months ahead.” —Kevin Stankiewicz
‘The nervousness is excessive’: Going again to high school will not be the identical this yr. Here’s what meaning for retailers
The retail trade is grappling with what the back-to-school and back-to-college buying season may appear like in 2020.
For many firms, this may be the second-largest promoting alternative yearly, behind the winter holidays. But the coronavirus disaster has fully disrupted that. Now, 66% of fogeys are anxious about sending their youngsters to crowded lecture rooms once more this fall because of the pandemic, in keeping with an annual back-to-school survey by Deloitte, which surveyed 1,200 dad and mom on-line from May 29 to June 5. Meanwhile, solely 43% of fogeys polled felt the latest at-home training their youngsters obtained throughout the disaster ready them for the following grade stage.
Total back-to-school spending within the U.S. is predicted to quantity to $28.1 billion, or $529 per family, in keeping with Deloitte. That can be comparatively flat from 2019. Parents are anticipated to spend more on tech, like computer systems, and fewer on attire and conventional faculty provides.
Many dad and mom, lecturers and college students nonetheless do not know what going again to high school goes to appear like themselves, and they also could possibly be holding off on any large purchases, analysts say. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio mentioned Wednesday that the system’s public colleges — which educate more than 1.1 million youngsters — in September will welcome most college students again simply two or three days every week, to make sure social distancing. —Lauren Thomas
U.S. shares open barely larger
Stocks opened barely larger as buyers weighed the most recent U.S. coronavirus information and its affect on the financial restoration. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 66 factors, or 0.2%. The S&P 500 climbed 0.4% whereas the Nasdaq Composite superior 0.6%, reports CNBC’s Fred Imbert and Maggie Fitzgerald. —Melodie Warner
Brazilian president makes use of hydroxychloroquine after testing optimistic for coronavirus
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro gestures earlier than a nationwide flag hoisting ceremony in entrance of Alvorada Palace, amid the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) outbreak in Brasilia, Brazil June 9, 2020.
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has mentioned he examined optimistic for coronavirus however expressed optimism he’ll get better by utilizing hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug beforehand promoted by President Donald Trump that has not been confirmed efficient towards Covid-19.
Bolsonaro mentioned in a press convention that his fever subsided, which he attributed to the hydroxychloroquine, the Associated Press reported. Brazil has had more than 1.5 million infections and 65,000 deaths from the virus, and Bolsonaro has been criticized for his strategy to the virus as he has been seen shaking palms and at instances with out a masks. —Alex Harring
Walgreens to open physician workplaces in a whole lot of drugstores
Walgreens and VillageMD
Hundreds of Walgreens shops will quickly have a health care provider workplace, together with a pharmacist. The pandemic has impressed the pharmacy chain to concentrate on one other characteristic of the expanded health-care providing: Telemedicine.
Walgreens and primary-care firm VillageMD struck a deal to open physician workplaces in 500 to 700 shops over the following 5 years. Patients can go to the clinics in individual — or they will request a digital go to across the clock. The two firms are integrating their know-how.
Even earlier than the pandemic, Walgreens was experimenting with new enterprise fashions. For instance, it is testing a small-format pharmacy. It piloted the new primary-care mannequin within the Houston space. VillageMD CEO Tim Barry mentioned use of telehealth surged from single-digits to more than 80% due to the pandemic. He mentioned it is now about 50%. —Melissa Repko
Total variety of confirmed cases in Africa now over 500,000
The continent of Africa has recorded more than 500,000 coronavirus cases, in keeping with information compiled by Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with almost 12,000 associated deaths.
Across the continent of roughly 1.2 billion folks, South Africa has recorded by far the very best variety of Covid-19 infections, accounting for over 215,000 cases, whereas Egypt has confirmed more than 77,000 cases.
The World Health Organization has beforehand expressed concern that Africa has seen a rising variety of coronavirus cases and fatalities on account of the pandemic. The international well being physique has since urged governments throughout the continent to take efficient measures to comprise the unfold of the virus as international locations resume business flight operations. —Sam Meredith
U.S. reports one other report single-day spike
The U.S. reported about 60,021 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, an all-time excessive single-day improve, in keeping with information compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Daily new cases fell beneath 50,000 in latest days, although some public well being officers have warned there could possibly be a backlog of reporting as a result of July Fourth vacation weekend. The U.S. has reported about 51,383 new cases on common over the previous seven days, up almost 24.5% in contrast with every week in the past, in keeping with a CNBC evaluation of knowledge collected by Hopkins.
The nation is now nearing three million cases and has handed 131,000 deaths for the reason that first U.S. case was reported in January. Outbreaks proceed to speed up in quite a few states, particularly Texas, Florida, California and Arizona, which collectively reported almost half of all U.S. cases on Tuesday. —Will Feuer
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