New coronavirus circumstances rose in all 50 states on Sunday for the fourth day in a row on a rolling seven-day common, an ominous run not seen since the spring 2020 surge.
In some states the will increase have been startling. New circumstances in Rhode Island nearly tripled week over week, a USA TODAY evaluation of Johns Hopkins information reveals. Maine and Vermont’s hikes have been nearly as massive. New circumstances in Massachusetts, Alaska and Kentucky greater than doubled their case counts in a single week; Minnesota, Florida and Texas have been proper behind.
The weekly rolling common for circumstances in the US has practically tripled within the final month. The tempo of deaths is also up sharply – 24.7% from its low level two weeks in the past.
A brand new survey suggests the explanation why some folks reject vaccination – 90% of respondents to a YouGov ballot who reject vaccination worry attainable unwanted side effects from the vaccine greater than they worry COVID-19 itself. Lower than one in 10 of the vaccine rejectors belief medical recommendation from Dr. Anthony Fauci, and just one in 5 trusts the CDC. And one in 5 imagine the federal government is utilizing vaccines to microchip the inhabitants.
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►Coco Gauff shared Sunday that she examined optimistic for COVID-19, asserting that she could be withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics simply days earlier than the beginning of the Video games. Olympic organizers revealed Sunday that three residents within the Olympic Village, together with two athletes, had examined optimistic for COVID-19 regardless of initially clearing arrival protocols.
►Well being officers in Arizona on Sunday reported 980 further COVID-19 circumstances and three extra coronavirus-related deaths. It was the primary time in 5 days that the state reported fewer than 1,000 new circumstances.
►Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says his workplace will not implement the county’s newest masks mandate, arguing that it’s not backed by science. Well being officers in common vacationer locations reminiscent of Los Angeles and Las Vegas are asking extra folks to masks up indoors.
►European officers vaunted figures from Our World in Knowledge exhibiting that 55.6% of EU residents have had at the very least one dose, in contrast with 55.4% within the U.S. It was the primary time the EU figures outpaced these throughout the Atlantic. Canada’s vaccination price can also be now larger than the U.S.’s price.
📈At this time’s numbers: The U.S. has had greater than 34 million confirmed COVID-19 circumstances and greater than 609,000 deaths, in accordance to Johns Hopkins College information. The worldwide totals: Greater than 190.5 million circumstances and 4 million deaths. Greater than 161.2 million Individuals — 48.6% of the inhabitants – have been absolutely vaccinated, in response to the CDC.
📘What we’re studying: Cuba despatched medical doctors overseas amid the pandemic. Now, its personal COVID surge has sparked historic protests.
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2 extra Texas Democrats take a look at optimistic
Two extra Democratic Texas state lawmakers who fled to Washington, D.C., to stymie passage of a restrictive, GOP-backed voting regulation have examined optimistic for COVID-19 regardless of being vaccinated, in response to Texas Home Democratic Caucus management. That brings the entire quantity to 5.
A gaggle of the lawmakers traveled by personal aircraft to Washington, D.C., to foyer Congress to move federal election reform. The lawmakers, nonetheless, drew some criticism after pictures from the aircraft appeared to point out them touring with out masks. Federal pandemic pointers require masks to be worn on industrial flights, however not on personal plane.
New mantra: Masks AND vax
Extra consultants are calling for vaccinated folks to masks up as COVID surges across the nation. Virtually 5,500 absolutely vaccinated folks have been hospitalized or died from COVID-19, among the many greater than 160 million individuals who have been absolutely vaccinated, the CDC studies. “As an alternative of vax it OR masks it, the rising information suggests CDC must be advising to vax it and masks it in areas with (rising) circumstances and positivity till we see numbers going again down once more,” former U.S. Surgeon Common Dr. Jerome Adams stated on Twitter.
“If I am in an space the place I feel there could also be a variety of people who’re unvaccinated, out of an abundance of warning, I’ll put on my masks in indoor settings,” present U.S. Surgeon Common Dr. Vivek Murthy informed MCH Information.
‘Spreading like wildfire’: Surgeon basic blasts misinformation
Biden administration public well being officers took intention Sunday at social media platforms like Fb for perceived inaction on stopping misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines. It comes two days after the president himself stated falsehoods on-line are “killing folks.” Alarmed by rising coronavirus infections throughout the nation and pissed off by persistent conspiracy theories in regards to the pandemic, public well being officers are extra forcefully criticizing media and tech platforms they argue are endangering the general public.
Surgeon Common Vivek Murthy, the federal authorities’s high public well being adviser, stated Sunday that “misinformation remains to be spreading like wildfire in our nation aided and abetted by expertise platforms.”
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Boris Johnson in quarantine on eve of Britain’s lifting of restrictions
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will spend 10 days self-isolating after contact with a confirmed coronavirus case. The announcement by his workplace on Sunday reverses an earlier assertion that, not like most individuals, he wouldn’t face quarantine. Johnson met Friday with Well being Secretary Sajid Javid, who later examined optimistic for COVID-19. Contacts of optimistic circumstances often should self-isolate for 10 days. Johnson contracted the illness in April 2020, spending a number of days within the hospital earlier than absolutely recovering.
The British authorities nonetheless plans to elevate all remaining authorized restrictions on social contact, in addition to different public well being measures on Monday, regardless of the U.Okay. recording greater than 50,000 new COVID-19 circumstances for the primary time in six months and a dire warning from the British authorities’s high medical adviser.
Contributing: The Related Press