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CDC Director: Covid-19 has ‘brought the country to its knees’ said the former head of the CDC

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CDC Director: Covid-19 has 'brought the country to its knees' said the former head of the CDC

The country will probably spend around $ 7 trillion “because of one small virus,” Redfield said at a House Energy and Commerce Committee session.

Redfield’s comments were made because half of the US states saw a spike in new coronavirus cases – and it wasn’t just because of increased testing, health officials said.

On Tuesday, 25 countries recorded higher rates of new cases compared to last week: Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Nevada, Nevada, Ohio , Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

And no country has effectively switched from a stay-at-home order “to a public health model for testing, tracking, isolation and quarantine,” Dr. Richard Besser, former managing director of the US CDC.

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“We must find a way to make that transition in a successful way, or every state that is reopened – even those who have done a very good job of curbing this – will see a dramatic increase,” Besser told CNN Tuesday.

“And we will return to where we were before.”

If U.S. don’t get control over the coronavirus pandemic in the fall, “you basically chase forest fires,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told the House committee Tuesday.

The aim is to get full control of the virus, not just reduce it, which is happening now, said Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Redfield said the virus has highlighted the lack of investment in “the core capabilities of public health data” for decades. Now is the time to repair a broken system, he added.

“This needs a partnership. Not all the burden on the federal government to invest in public health at the local level,” Redfield said. In fact, “if your CDC funds leave tomorrow, public health infrastructure throughout the country will be destroyed.”

“We are now the backbone.”

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Nationally, more than 2.3 million people have been infected with the corona virus, and nearly 121,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

“The next few weeks will be critical in our ability to cope with surgeries that we see in Florida, in Texas, in Arizona and in other countries – they are not the only ones who have difficulty,” Fauci said.

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During Fauci’s testimony during Tuesday’s trial, the country’s top infectious disease expert appealed to all Americans:

“Plan A: Don’t get into the crowd. Plan B: If you do, make sure you wear a mask.”

Why does this surge time make sense

Health experts say the surge in new cases now coincides with countries that began reopening a few weeks ago – with many people rejecting or ignoring safety measures such as wearing masks and maintaining social distance.

And while health officials report a jump in cases among younger people, Redfield said Tuesday more than half the country’s nursing homes – more than 7,000 – had Covid-19 patients in them.

Why did it take weeks after the state reopening to see the health effects

“Two weeks ago, we had 17 countries with increasing cases,” said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infection Disease Research & Policy at the University of Minnesota.

Now, that number has jumped to at least 25 countries. “And we are likely to move more states into the category of increasing cases very quickly,” Osterholm said Tuesday. “So, we see what reactions there are in the virus to open up and make more contact with each other.”

After exposure to this virus, it can take up to two weeks for symptoms to appear. After that, people may not be tested immediately. Then, it might take longer for severe cases to require hospitalization.

Deaths from new Covid-19 exposure are often not reported until several weeks after a new case is reported.

While health officials expect new cases when the country reopens, many do not expect new cases and hospitalizations to increase dramatically in some places.

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Arizona set a new record this week for the number of people hospitalized on certain days with Covid-19 – around 2,000, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project. The state’s seven-day inpatient movement rate has also increased.

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“People are treated in hospital beds and treated in ICU beds (intensive care units) faster than they are sent home,” said Will Humble, executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association.

With about 84% of the state ICU beds full, Humble said he was worried that hospitals would go into “crisis care standards,” which basically meant “lower care for everyone, not just people with Covid-19.”

California recorded more than 35% of total infections from all pandemics in only the last two weeks. The state on Monday recorded 5,019 confirmed cases of the corona virus, the highest again every day, according to data provided by the California Department of Public Health. Inpatient care is also at the highest level for Covid-19 patients.

Not just an increase in testing

Some politicians have linked the surge in new cases with increased testing. But in many places, the number of new Covid-19 cases was disproportionately higher than the number of new tests conducted, the researchers said.

Trump is at odds with medical experts by saying too much testing makes the US less fortunate.

“In many countries, testing is increasing, but the percentage of people who are positive is actually much higher,” Osterholm said.

“This is not an artifact of more testing at all.”

Even with increased testing, the country is still “far behind the virus,” said the former secretary of US Health and Human Services.

“We are still reacting. We are not superior,” said Kathleen Sebelius.

“The only way to get ahead of the virus is to extinguish cases in any area, and then test like crazy when a case arises, call the trail, and make sure you are quarantined. We can’t do that because we still find all kinds people who have viruses. “

‘Moving very fast in the wrong direction’

What happens in Arizona and other states can erase much of the progress made over the weeks of home stay orders.

“The number of new cases has stabilized in early May, and in fact the positive rate (in testing) has increased,” Humble said.

An increasing number of cases indicate coronavirus will not disappear soon

“We dropped out of a stay at home order in mid-May, and what we saw happening was around May 26th, an increase in cases corresponding to the end of the stay at home order.”

Florida, a popular destination for beach visitors, is also grappling with a surge of new cases and hospitalization. Sunshine State now has “all the signs of a large epicenter of transmission of the corona virus,” the researchers said.
And in Texas, where the rate of new cases daily and new hospitalizations are increasing, Houston “is moving very quickly in the wrong direction,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said CNN affiliate KTRK.

After Houston reported the highest daily count of the new Covid-19 case, Turner called on residents to take security measures more seriously.

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“This is a health care crisis,” he said. “To be honest, your failure, for example, to wear a mask … or to get involved in social deviations has a direct impact on others.”

Where countries see stable or improving numbers

In 12 states, the number of new daily cases has generally remained stable in recent days: Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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And in 13 states, the number of new cases generally decreases: Alabama, Connecticut, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Vermont.

“New York moved from one of the highest infection rates in the country to one of the lowest because we made decisions based on science, not politics,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday.

“We see in other countries what happens when you have just reopened without regard to metrics or data – it’s bad for public health and for the economy, and countries that are reopening in a hurry now look backfired.”

Cuomo is considering forcing visitors from high transmission countries into quarantine upon arrival to the state of New York, he said.

CNN’s Gisela Crespo, Jenn Selva, Jen Christensen, Andrea Kane, Cheri Mossburg and Maggie Fox contributed to this report.

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The expedition will explore “an area still little known”: the Portuguese Sea.

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The expedition will explore "an area still little known": the Portuguese Sea.

The Oceano Azul Foundation has joined the municipalities of Cascais, Mafra and Sintra and set off together this Saturday on the ship “Santa Maria Manuela” for a scientific expedition that will last until 12 October.

On board will be 50 researchers from institutions such as the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), the Hydrographic Institute or the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA). During this time, scientists will embark on what they consider to be an “essential” process of “investigating the region’s natural values” that will allow for a “global assessment of the marine biodiversity” that exists in that region of the ocean.

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Every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year, and this is “inconceivable”.

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Every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year, and this is "inconceivable".

President of the Portuguese Federation of Food Banks Against Hunger Isabelle Jonet considers food waste unacceptable and absurd, as every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year.

As World Food Loss and Waste Awareness Day is celebrated, speaking at a conference on the subject in Lisbon, the official recalled statistics released by the National Statistical Institute and said the situation was “worse than expected.”

The data, official and published for the first time, refers to 2020 and shows that 1.89 million tons of food was wasted in Portugal this year, so each Portuguese wasted an average of 183.6 kilograms of food.

INE statistics show that families spend the most. The figures show that over 1.2 million tons of food was wasted by families this year, followed by catering with over 237 thousand tons, trade and distribution with 214 thousand tons, primary production with over 101 thousand tons and food . industry, about 61 thousand tons.

“We buy too much, we buy bad, we let it go bad. It is unacceptable that a third of what is produced ends up in the trash,” the official said, speaking at a debate organized by the United Movement Against Waste.

Ana Cristina Carrola of the Portuguese Environmental Protection Agency (APA), who also took part in the debate, stressed that the average amount of waste per year per inhabitant in the European Union is 173 kg, less than the 183 kg that is thrown away by the Portuguese.

“This is unthinkable in our day,” he lamented.

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Thanks to goals from Evanilson and Pepe, Porto beat Braga in Portuguese; Sporting wins too

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Thanks to goals from Evanilson and Pepe, Porto beat Braga in Portuguese;  Sporting wins too



Evanilson scored four goals in eight matches in the 2022/23 Portuguese Liga (Photo: MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP)

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After the draw in the last round Portuguese Championship, Porto won again. This Friday, the defending champions thrashed Braga 4-1 at the Dragau Stadium. Goals came from Evanilson, Eustaquio, Pepe and Galeno. Defender Pepe, against, got to the opponent.

Ex-Fluminense Evanilson opened the scoring in the 32nd minute of the opening stage. Eustaquio tried to make a cross and the Brazilian forward appeared on the second post to prop up his chest. Two minutes later, Pepe filed Eustaquio, who sent the ball into an empty net.

In the final stage, the Portuguese-Brazilian defender Pepe tried to cut off a low cross, but sent him into his own net. Pepe, the former Gremio who assisted, got it from Taremi after a beautiful move that extended the game in the 18th minute. In addition, the Brazilian Galeno closed the account in the north of Portugal.

– I am very happy to score again and, above all, for this victory. A match we knew would be difficult, against a strong opponent who was in good sequence, but in which we managed to impose our rhythm and win three points in front of our fans. Now it’s time to rest and get back to work, already thinking about the next challenge, which is also very important for us, – said Evanilson after the match.

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Another great player to take the field this Friday is Sporting CP. In Lisbon, on José de Alvalade, the Lions beat Gil Vicente 3-1. For Rubén Amorim’s side, Morita, Pote Gonçalves and Rocinha scored. Fran Navarro scored in stoppage time.



Sporting CP are the vice-leaders of Portugal (Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

Sporting CP are the vice-leaders of Portugal (Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

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