Mayor Bill de Blasio and many other elected leaders emphasize their urgent need for medical care.
New York City has a week-long supply of medical supplies for every sick New Yorker, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday when the number of cases in the city exceeded 33,700, more than half the total number in the city’s state.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extended his order that all non-essential workers should remain at home until April 15.
By Sunday afternoon, at least 135,738 people in all states, as well as in Washington DC and four US territories, had tested positive for the virus, according to a database from the New York Times. At least 2,391
New York remains by far the hardest hit. On Sunday, Mr. Cuomo said that the total number of cases in New York was 59,513, an increase of almost 7,200, which was confirmed from the previous day. More than half of the cases, or 33,768 cases, are in New York City.
The number of deaths in the state was 965, 237 more than the previous day – the largest increase in deaths in one day since the outbreak began.
There are currently around 8,500 people in the hospital, an increase of 16 percent from Saturday to Sunday. Of these, 2,037 are in intensive care units equipped with ventilators.
“We have enough supplies to reach a week from today. With the exception of ventilators, we will very quickly need at least several hundred more ventilators,” said de Blasio during a Sunday morning appearance on CNN. “We’ll need reinforcements.”
While Mr. de Blasio was speaking, a plane with gloves, masks, clothes and other medical supplies from China was on its way to a landing at Kennedy International Airport in New York, the first delivery by a public-private partnership organized by Jared Kushner was arranged, President Trump’s son-in-law and advisor.
The need for replenishment was highlighted in Sunday morning news programs by governors of several states who feared that hospitals would soon be overwhelmed by patients with Covid-19. Some of the governors have decided not to criticize the Trump administration, whose help they need.
Governor Jay Inslee of Washington, a Democrat who has often fought with the President, said he did not believe that his strained relationship with Mr. Trump compromised his state’s ability to fight the virus.
“We certainly have a great collaboration with the army, we have good open communication channels with FEMA,” said Inslee on CNN. “We are not being distracted by the noise of the White House. And we continue to work as a team.”
Mr. de Blasio said he was also concerned about a shortage of medical personnel and directly asked Mr. Trump to send more military and civilian doctors and nurses from across the country.
“Our healthcare workers are at the forefront,” said de Blasio, “give it all, they’re in danger.” And we have to give them relief. We need support and protection, but also relief. You can’t keep up with this pace. “
A shipment of medical supplies comes to New York from China, the work of Jared Kushners public-private partnership.
A glider, mask, clothing, and other medical supplies from Shanghai landed at Kennedy International Airport in New York on Sunday morning. This is the first in a series of around 20 flights that White House officials say will deliver urgently needed goods to the U.S. by early April.
The aircraft wore 130,000 N-95 masks, nearly 1.8 million surgical masks and dresses, tens of thousands of gloves, and more than 70,000 thermometers. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will deliver most of its supplies to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, with the rest going to nursing homes in the region and other high-risk areas across the country, a White House spokesman said.
The pandemic has sparked a race between foreign governments, American governors and mayors, compassionate Samaritans, and opportunists to purchase protective equipment, ventilators, and other goods from China, which in 2019 will provide more than a third of medical care in the United States to China’s own corona virus The epidemic has subsided since February. Newly built factory lines in the country start producing masks, robes and gloves.
The flights are the result of a public-private partnership led by Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Trump and senior advisor to the White House, who addresses the administration to healthcare distributors such as McKesson Corporation, Cardinal, Owens & Minor, Medline and Henry Schein. Representatives of these companies should attend a meeting with Mr. Trump at the White House on Sunday.
The White House will arrange for air transportation to speed up the shipping of medical supplies bought by these companies overseas to the United States, the spokesman said. According to the White House, both FEMA and the State Department are supporting the effort.
“At President Trump’s instruction, we have entered into an unprecedented public-private partnership to ensure that huge amounts of masks, equipment and other PPE are brought to the United States immediately to better equip our healthcare workers and people better to serve Americans, ”said Kushner in a statement.
For worldwide cases over 675,000, a UK official warns that restrictions could take months.
With the coronavirus pandemic sickening more than 678,900 people worldwide, England’s deputy chief physician said on Sunday that the British could be banned in some form for six months or more, and warned that the country was exposed to a second wave of coronavirus if they were also picked up quickly.
Britain had over 17,000 confirmed coronavirus cases up to and including Sunday Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who initially hesitated to introduce social distancing measures in the country; Matt Hancock, the Secretary of Health; and Prince Charles, heir to the British throne.
Doctor Jenny Harries said it was too early to know whether the country’s current blocking measures had reduced the peak of the virus’s spread. The government said last Monday that it would review it in three weeks.
“We cannot suddenly go back to our normal way of life,” Ms. Harries told reporters. “That would be pretty dangerous. If we stop, all of our efforts will be wasted and we could possibly see a second climax. “
“We have to keep this lid open and then hopefully we will be able to adjust some of the socially distancing measures and gradually make ourselves normal again.” Their schedule was: “Three weeks for the review, two or three months to see if we really saved it, but ideally three to six months, and a lot of uncertainty in it.”
The comments came when the country’s national health service mourned the loss of a surgeon who died after being infected with the coronavirus. Sudan surgeon Adil El Tayar, 63, was an organ transplant specialist who had volunteered in a British hospital to fight the pandemic.
The British ambassador to Sudan, Irfan Siddiq, paid tribute to the surgeon on twitterand added: “Health workers around the world have shown extraordinary courage. We cannot thank them enough. “
Thousands of retired doctors and nurses in the UK have agreed to get back to work to bolster health care ranks as the country struggles with a growing outbreak. The more than 400,000 people who have signed up include volunteers who help the elderly who are quarantined in their homes.
The British police have arrested people who have intentionally spat or coughed on others. In one case, a 14-year-old boy was charged with assault after coughing up a woman and shouting “coronavirus”, the Greater Manchester police said in a statement on Sunday.
At least 31,971 people died in 171 countries around the world, and officials continued to fight the pandemic.
In Russia, Moscow announced a ban from Monday. People are only allowed to leave the house in an emergency or go to the nearest grocery store or walk their dogs, and do not go further than 100 meters. People will continue to be able to enter and leave the city. Russia has reported 1,534 confirmed cases of coronavirus, far fewer than many western countries, but the number has increased rapidly in recent days, especially in Moscow, which is the most common case.
Police in South Africa had roadblocks in place and checked vehicles on Sunday to ensure that people across the country complied with the 21-day blockade of the armed forces wrote on Twitter.
Italy reported more than 97,689 cases of coronavirus, an increase of more than 5,200 compared to Saturday. The number of deaths was 10,779, an increase of 756 compared to Saturday.
France reported 40,174 cases, an increase of 2,599 from the previous day. The country reported 2,606 deaths, an increase of 292 over Saturday. However, the percentage increase in new deaths reported over the past three days has decreased from 27 percent on Thursday to 13 percent on Sunday. Two high-speed trains transported patients from eastern France, one of the most affected regions, to hospitals on the west coast of France, where the outbreak was previously limited.
Pelosi and the White House exchange accusations of prematurely denying the gravity of the corona virus.
On Sunday, spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi blamed President Trump for the nation’s erroneous response to the pandemic.
“His initial rejection was fatal,” said Ms. Pelosi, a California democrat, about CNN’s State of the Union. “Now I think the best thing to do is prevent more deaths.”
“We really want to work consistently to get the job done here,” she added, “but we cannot continue to allow him to continue underestimating what is actually happening here.”
“Don’t play around while people die, Mr. President,” said Ms. Pelosi.
Hours later, a White House spokesman pounded Ms. Pelosi’s comments, claiming that it was the spokesman and the media who initially refused to acknowledge the severity of the outbreak and used hyperbolic language to relate her negotiating position attacking the $ 2 trillion bill Mr. Trump signed on Friday.
“When she faced immediate relief to real Americans who were having trouble, she blew up negotiations on the Coronavirus Relief Act with a shameful political attempt to include radical left-wing programs,” said Hogan Gidley, the spokesman.
Democrats upheld economic incentive legislation for three days last week, while Ms. Pelosi and New York Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, insisted on changes to ensure support for their meetings, including increased supervision of a rescue fund for needy companies.
When reports of the spread of the coronavirus in China began to seep away, Congress addressed impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump, but also held several briefings with government officials to inform lawmakers about the outbreak.
For his part, Mr Trump, until recently, downplayed the spread of the virus and repeatedly touted unproven treatments while contradicting his government’s scientific experts on how deadly the virus is and how quickly it can be contained in the United States.
The legislator envisages the possibility of another emergency law.
In less than four weeks, Congress and the White House agreed billions of dollars in emergency aid, a significant expansion of the social security network and an incentive of $ 2 trillion, the largest economic response package in modern American history.
But lawmakers, government officials, industry associations and lobbyists are already outlining possible elements of a fourth law to combat the spread of the corona virus and strengthen a shuddering economy.
“We need to pass another law that meets needs much more than we do,” spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi said on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, picking up a list of democratic priorities, including increased protection for EU workers Front and a further expansion of the new regulations on paid sick leave.
Some officials, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who have been involved in the negotiation of previous bills, have indicated that they may need to review how these laws are implemented before consolidating the elements of new laws. However, the fourth package could include additional direct payments to taxpayers and more funding for hospitals, states and local governments.
“If for any reason this takes longer than we think, we will return to Congress and get more support for the American economy,” said Mnuchin in “Face the Nation” on CBS, adding that he hoped such a move was not needed .
Republican majority leader Senator Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, has instructed the senators to “stay agile” and has admitted that they may have to return earlier than the next scheduled session of the chamber on April 20.
The New York region is subject to a C.D.C. Travel advice, no quarantine.
The C.D.C. issued a formal recommendation late Saturday night, calling on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut residents to “immediately refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days.”
The previous Saturday, Mr. Trump had suggested quarantining the states – a stricter restriction – but not giving details of how his government would enforce this. Hours later, Mr. Trump said on Twitter that he had spoken to the governors of the three states and that the quarantine “will not be necessary”. He said that he was the C.D.C. to issue the “strong” travel advice to be implemented by the governors.
In an interview with CNN, Governor Andrew Cuomo from New York criticized the idea of quarantine and described it as a “declaration of war on states”.
He also questioned the logistical challenges and the message that such an assignment would pose. “If you start walling areas across the country, it would be totally bizarre, counterproductive, anti-American, anti-social,” he said.
The specter of a federal quarantine followed a wave of governors who, for fear of the virus spreading through their states, ordered people who had traveled from New York to isolate themselves for two weeks after their arrival.
Texas, Florida, Maryland and South Carolina are among the states that have sentenced people arriving from New York to self-quarantine. In Texas, Authorities said on Friday that Ministry of Public Security agents would make surprise visits to see if travelers comply with the state’s mandate, and warned that violations would be fined $ 1,000 and imprisoned for 180 days could.
Connecticut governor Mr. Lamont last week asked all New York City travelers to quarantine two weeks upon entering the state, but stopped giving orders.
Late Saturday, Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo, a democrat, said she would overturn an earlier order New Yorkers had chosen for the self-quarantine following an outcry and threat of Mr. Cuomo’s lawsuit. A new order from Ms. Raimondo asked all non-governmental visitors to Rhode Island to quarantine for 14 days.
Biden says states should plan mail-in elections.
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said on Sunday that all states should “start voting by mail” due to the coronavirus pandemic, and suggested that the general election this fall would have a chance to be sent by mail .
“I don’t want to go that far, but I can,” said Biden, who is seeking democratic nomination for president, on NBC’s Meet the Press. “I think we should look at general postal ballot papers first, because this is an easier way for people to vote. However, I’m not sure whether this is generally required in all 50 states and territories or not. “
Mr. Biden also said that if he were president, he would use the Defense Production Act more aggressively to secure needed items such as masks and ventilators, suggesting that President Trump is not doing everything to help doctors, nurses, and emergency services.
“Why are we waiting?” he asked. “We know that they are needed. They are increasingly needed.”
Mr. Biden did not directly criticize Mr. Trump, but suggested that he would be more aggressive as a president if he sought more money for companies and workers in difficulty. He said the $ 2 trillion law signed by the President on Friday would not be enough to save the country’s economy after the virus. “It won’t be enough to keep us going.”
Mr. Biden also shrugged, which shows that Mr. Trump’s approval rate has improved in recent weeks. “I think that’s a typical American answer. In every single crisis I’ve been in, I went back to Jimmy Carter and the hostages, and until that point, presidential ratings in a crisis have always increased,” he said. “But you know the old expression, the evidence, you know, will be in the pudding.”
Without directly mentioning Mr. Trump, Mr. Biden added, “Let’s get away from the childishness and focus on the problem.”
Illinois reports the first known infant death from the US corona virus; Louisiana inmate dies.
An infant who tested positive for the coronavirus died in Chicago. The authorities said Saturday. It was the first known death of a child under the age of one with the virus in the United States, although authorities in some states do not publish details about people who die.
In Louisiana, an inmate in a federal prison also died of the coronavirus, according to an employee of the facility. Death is the first in which a Federal Bureau of Prison inmate is involved.
Newborns and babies appear to be largely unaffected by the coronavirus, but three new studies suggest that the virus could reach the fetus in the uterus.
“There has never been a death related to Covid-19 in an infant,” said Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. “A comprehensive investigation is underway to determine the cause of death.” Older adults, especially in the eighties and nineties, were considered the most vulnerable to the outbreak, but younger people also died.
Corey Trammel, president of the local prison union at the Federal Correctional Complex in Oakdale, La., Said that more than 10 inmates in the prison had been hospitalized and more than 60 were symptom-isolated or quarantined. He said at least six prison workers had the virus.
“We have to do something to be one step ahead,” he said. “And the church is left in the dark.”
The Bureau of Prisons website is currently testing five inmates and no Oakdale prison staff as positive for the virus. The office did not respond to an email about the death. In the federal system, at least 27 inmates and prison workers across the country have tested positive for the virus, according to the office’s website.
By Sunday morning, the deaths in the United States had exceeded 2,100, at least 50 of them in Illinois. More than 3,500 cases of the virus have been identified in Illinois.
The U.S. Civil Rights Bureau is trying to prevent discrimination about who receives life-saving care.
The director of the U.S. Department of Health’s Civil Rights Office said his office is launching a series of investigations to ensure that states do not allow medical providers to discriminate based on disability, race, age, or certain other factors when deciding who saves lives medical care receives care during the coronavirus emergency.
The Civil Rights Office released a new bulletin after complaints were filed by disability lawyers arguing that the life-saving medical care protocols adopted by Alabama and Washington State were discriminatory.
Many states and hospitals develop plans for rationing care when the number of critically ill coronavirus patients exceeds capacity. Patients who develop severe shortness of breath due to a coronavirus infection often require mechanical ventilators for days to weeks to assist and the devices are expected to be in short supply in the United States.
Many plans would prioritize patients who are most likely to survive their immediate illness and who are more likely to survive. Some assign a rating to patients based on calculations of their disease level, with decisions between patients who have the same rating made by random selection. Some plans instruct hospitals not to offer mechanical ventilators to people over a certain age or with certain health conditions.
“Our civil rights laws protect the equal dignity of every human life from ruthless utilitarianism,” said Roger Severino, the director of the office, in a statement this weekend. Disabled people, people with limited English skills, and the elderly “shouldn’t be at the end of health care in emergencies,” he said.
He said his office had heard of “a wide range of civil rights groups, pro-life groups, disability rights groups, prominent members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, and ordinary people who are concerned about their civil rights during the period of crisis . “
Citing virus fears, a judge orders US officials to make efforts to release imprisoned migrant children.
Worried that thousands of migrant children in federal detention centers could be at risk of contracting the corona virus, a federal judge in Los Angeles late Saturday ordered the government to “make continuous efforts” to release them from detention.
Judge Dolly M. Gee’s decision from the United States District Court came after the plaintiffs cited reports in a long-standing case of detention of migrant children for the four children detained in a state-approved animal shelter in New York had been the virus.
“The risk of an irreparable violation of their health and safety is obvious,” said the plaintiffs’ lawyers in their petition demanding that migrant children across the country be released to external sponsors within seven days if they pose no flight risk.
In the United States, there are approximately 3,600 children in accommodations that are operated by the Federal Refugee Agency under license, and another 3,300 in three detention centers for migrant children that are held in custody with their parents and are operated by the Immigration and Customs Service.
India is struggling through the largest barrier in the world.
Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers in India have walked long ways to get home. They were made homeless and unemployed by the EU world’s largest lock.
In the capital, Delhi, thousands of migrants, including entire families, packed their pots, pans and blankets in backpacks. Some balanced small children on their shoulders as they walked on highways. This was one of the largest migrations in the country’s recent history. Some wanted to run hundreds of kilometers. But when they reached the Delhi border, many were beaten back by the police.
“You are afraid of the disease and live on the street. But I’m afraid of more hunger, not Korona, ”said the 32-year-old Papu, who came to Delhi for work three weeks ago and tried to get to his house in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 125 miles away.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized to the country for imposing the nationwide closure announced on Tuesday with only four hours notice.
“First of all, I would like to ask all my countrymen for forgiveness.” he said in a radio address. “Many may be angry with me for being locked up in their homes,” he added, saying that there was no other way “to wage a war against the corona.”
So far, 980 people in India with 24 deaths have tested positive for the corona virus.
India already had one of the largest homeless populations in the world, and the lockout may have tripled overnight, workers from non-governmental organizations say. According to a 2011 census, the number of homeless was 1.7 million, which is almost certainly an enormous underestimation of the country of 1.3 billion.
The ban, which includes a ban on international travel, has left India’s huge migrant population stranded in large cities, where jobs have attracted them from the country in large numbers.
America’s Lost Month: How the United States fell behind in coronavirus testing.
Since the coronavirus spread to the United States between late January and early March, Due to technical shortcomings, regulatory hurdles, common bureaucracies and lack of leadership at multiple levels, no large-scale testing of people who may have been infected was carried out.
The three federal health agencies responsible for uncovering and combating pandemic threats were unable to prepare quickly enough, according to a Times investigation. Even when scientists looked at China and raised the alarm, none of the agency’s directors conveyed the urgency needed to promote full defense. This resulted in interviews with more than 50 current and former public health officials, government officials, high-level scientists and businesses Executives.
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, trusted the agency’s experienced scientists to develop a test for the coronavirus. But when it turned out that the test had an error, the C.D.C. much February to find a solution. In the meantime, the virus has spread undetected.
Dr. Stephen Hahn, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, should help build national testing capabilities by approving diagnostic tests developed by the private sector. Nevertheless, he enforced regulations that paradoxically made it more difficult for hospitals and laboratories to conduct such tests in an emergency.
Alex M. Azar II, the Secretary for Health and Human Services, oversaw the other two agencies and coordinated the government’s response to the public health pandemic. However, he failed to press the C. D. C. or F. D. A. to accelerate or change course.
Together, the challenges led to a lost month in which the United States missed its best chance of curbing the spread of the coronavirus. Instead, the Americans were largely blind to the scale of an impending public health disaster.
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Reporting and research were contributed by Neil MacFarquhar, Alan Blinder, Michael D. Shear, Jesse McKinley, Abby Goodnough, Sheila Kaplan, Sheri Fink, Katie Thomas, Noah Weiland, Ali Watkins, Katie Van Syckle, Ana Swanson, Anton Troianovksi and Maria Abi -Habib, Austin Ramzy, Tess Felder, Yonette Joseph, Raphael Minder, Iliana Magra, Katie Glück, Elisabetta Povoledo, Emily Cochrane and Constant Méheut.