Delta variants account for 58% of all infectious diseases in the United States.Missouri Requests Field Hospital: COVID-19 Update

Cases and deaths from COVID-19 have increased in more than half of the US states over the past week. Vaccination rate is slow And Highly contagious delta variant It is spread all over the world.

According to a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins University data, 47 states reported more new COVID-19 cases than last week, with 30 states having more mortality compared to a week ago.

In Missouri, where incidents are skyrocketing, a county sought funding from the state on Wednesday. Establish an “alternative care site” for COVID-19 patients..

“In the past week, COVID-19-related cases have increased dramatically,” Katie Towns, interim director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, said at a news conference. “We need help.”

Hospitalization is also expected to increase in the next four weeks. Ensemble prediction Wednesday forecast by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is predicted that up to 11,000 new hospitalizations could be reported in the United States on August 9.

Globally, cases have steadily declined for two months, but have increased by 10% compared to the World Health Organization last week. Said.. Weekly deaths, which have steadily declined for the ninth straight week, have also increased.

“The increased infectivity associated with the delta mutation is likely to result in a significant increase in case incidence and increased pressure on the health system, especially in low vaccination rates,” the United Nations Health Organization said. It was.

Delta variant, First identified in India, Accounts for almost 58% of infectious diseases in the United States CDC data I will propose. This variant has been detected in at least 111 countries and is likely to become the world’s predominant variant “in the coming months”, WHO said.

Less than a quarter of the world’s population receives at least one coronavirus vaccine, there is “great inequality” in the distribution and administration of the vaccine, and the majority of the vaccine is given to a small number of high- and middle-income earners. It has been. Countries, WHO said.

Even in the news:

► Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Announces First Round $ 50,000 “MIShot To Win” Daily Lottery Winners Wednesday. The three Detroit metro residents were among the first four to earn $ 50,000 each from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine this month.

► Connecticut General Assembly voted again on Wednesday Extend Democratic Governor Ned Lamont’s Urgent Declaration Despite opposition from Republicans and some Democrats, he claimed that the first issue in the early stages of the pandemic was when it returned to normal.

► Johnson & Johnson said that single-dose shot protects against delta mutants and produces an immune response that lasts for eight months.the company Preprint survey results announced earlier this month The results of the interim study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.

► Washington Monument Open to the public on Wednesday After being closed for 6 months for COVID-19 safety measures.

► Los Angeles County reports more than 1,000 new cases for 5 consecutive days. According to county officials, the average number of cases over a five-day period is 1,095, an increase of more than 500% in just one month.

► ►Norwegian Cruise Line is challenging new Florida law This will prevent cruise companies from requiring passengers to present evidence of vaccination against COVID-19.

► Italy Mammoth cruise liner ban Within days of the voyage to Venice, there was a danger of being designated as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations.

► Daily coronavirus cases in the UK exceeded 40,000 for the first time in almost six months on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Johanna Konta of the United Kingdom has announced that she will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics. After COVID-19 positive test..

📈 Today’s numbers: In the United States, more than 33.9 million COVID-19 cases have been identified and more than 607,900 have died. Johns Hopkins University Data.. Global total: more than 188.1 million cases and more than 4.05 million deaths. Almost 160 million Americans (48.1% of the population) are fully vaccinated. According to the CDC.

📘 What we are reading: Is the play day safe? How about your flight? USA TODAY as parents struggle to determine safe summer activities for unvaccinated children Asked health professionals to rate 10 events..

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Health leaders are seeking “alternative care sites” to reduce the burden on COVID-19

A county in Missouri requested funding from the state Establish an “alternative care site” for COVID-19 patients In the surge of cases due to delta variants.

Leaders of Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Greene County Emergency Management Agency, CoxHealth, and Mercy are swiftly funding state-level funds as new infectious diseases in the Springfield region have reached levels that have not been seen since mid-January. Announced a new bid to introduce. Establish an “alternative care site” for COVID-19 patients.

Alternative care sites flood the patients seen by Green County hospitals in recent weeks as Delta Variant wipes out the unvaccinated population of Missouri in the latest crisis information at the Green County Public Security Center. Helps to deal with it. ..

The alternative care site “will be a facility for providing transitional care to patients who are stable enough to be released from the hospital,” Towns said. read more..

– Gregory J. Holman, Springfield News-Leader

Mike Pence: Evidence’strongly suggests’ COVID-19 came from a Chinese laboratory

Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday in a ferocious speech about China, the United States said Chinese leaders must demand to be “clean” About the origin of COVID-19.

“Evidence strongly suggests that the coronavirus has jumped out of a Chinese lab,” Pence said in a statement at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in which he is a visiting scholar.

Pence, who heads the Trump administration’s coronavirus response headquarters, did not elaborate on the evidence.

In a paper submitted Wednesday, a team of 21 virologists said there is currently no evidence that the coronavirus started in the laboratory. However, there is “a substantial body of scientific evidence to support the origin of zoonotic diseases,” scientists write. read more..

– Maurying Roppe

As the Olympic day approaches, Tokyo virus cases approach six months high

The Tokyo Olympics kicked off in just over a week Tokyo reported the highest number of new cases of COVID-19 Tokyo is almost half a year on Wednesday,

The surge in numbers was announced on the same day that International Olympic Committee Chairman Thomas Bach paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in Tokyo.

Suga and Bach have promised that the Tokyo Olympics will be “safe and secure” despite the start of the match between Tokyo and neighboring prefectures. Under the state of emergency.. read more..

Olivia Rodrigo speaks in support of Biden’s Fauci vaccine campaign

Pop star Olivia Rodrigo headed to the White House on Wednesday To meet President Joe Biden and Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci.

As part of the Biden Harris administration’s efforts to vaccinate young people, authorities were expected to create a video with Rodrigo to talk about the importance of vaccines and answer important questions that young people may have. ..

“It’s important to talk with friends and family and encourage all communities to get vaccinated and actually go to the vaccination site.” 18 year old singer said At a press conference. “Thank you for helping me share this important message. I am very grateful.”

The Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in children over the age of 12 in May. About 33.5% of Americans between the ages of 12 and 15 have been vaccinated at least once, and 24.9% have been fully vaccinated. According to the CDC..

The administration has previously worked with young influencers on TikTok and gaming platforms to “take a step forward” in initiatives to reach younger audiences. read more..

– Charles Trepany

Dangerous goods for sale after a consumer protection inspector was pulled out of the port during COVID-19

Government consumer surveillance agencies have discovered a wide range of hazards in toys and other products that have since been sold. Secretly stopped regular inspections of imported goods during the pandemic..

However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has not yet answered a basic question from lawmakers regarding the risks to consumers from the decision to send port inspectors home.

In a new report to Congress, authorities also did not reveal what they were going to do with the dangerous products on the market.

Many in two spot checks to assess potential harm, including a hazard signal in 40% of the paperwork of 56 companies that considered the highest risk of importing unsafe products during port inspection closures Concerns have become apparent. Authorities said they were following up on the inspection and are currently addressing “potential violations found.” read more..

– Leticia Stein and Tricia L. Nadolny

Why experts expected Guillain-Barré to appear to some vaccinated people

The Food and Drug Administration has updated the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine warning label to increase the risk of rare neuropathy, Health experts say Americans shouldn’t worry..

The CDC estimates that 3,000 to 6,000 people in the United States develop Guillain-Barré syndrome each year. Experts say that the chances of developing GBS after taking a COVID-19 shot are lower than getting it from other vaccines, bacteria, or viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. That is.

Dr. Ren Horowitz, a pulmonary specialist and physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said: “You have to put your arms out and shoot.” read more..

– Adriana Rodriguez

U.S. overdose deaths reached a record 93,000 in 2020

Overdose deaths surged to a record high of 93,000 last year In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US government reported Wednesday. That estimate exceeds the previous year’s high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths, an increase of 29%.

“This is a tremendous loss of life,” said Brandon Marshall, a public health researcher at Brown University who is tracking trends in overdose.

The country was already suffering from the worst overdose epidemics, but apparently “COVID has greatly exacerbated the crisis,” he added. According to experts, blockades and other pandemic restrictions have made drug addicts isolated and difficult to treat. read more..

Two Indiana counties fight vaccine culture war, only one wins

Located on the southeastern corner of Indiana along the Kentucky border, the Swiss and Ohio counties share much in common. These are rural riverside communities without major highways. They are overwhelmingly white (both about 96%), not particularly wealthy, and have a median household income of less than $ 32,000.

But in one important way, These two adjacent counties cannot be any more different.. Ohio County has the third highest immunization rate in the state. The Swiss county has the fourth lowest vaccination coverage. Read the full text..

– Indianapolis Star, Ko Lin Chan

Contributed by: Mike Stucka, USA TODAY; Associated Press

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