Former surgeon general faces his wife's cancer - and the 'Trump Effect'
Former surgeon general Jerome Adams and his wife, Lacey, often find themselves talking about what they have named the "Trump Effect." It followed them from Washington to their home in the Indianapolis suburbs. They felt it when he was exploring jobs in academia, where he would receive polite rejections from university officials who worried that someone who served in the administration of the former president would be badly received by their left-leaning student bodies. They felt it when corporatnews.yahoo.com
Fauci drops out of D.C. gala amid America’s strange pandemic moment
“I believe we are at an inflection point,” White House pandemic response team coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said at his first briefing, his remark inauspiciously punctuated by a reporter’s cough. The pandemic is still here, but many Americans appear to be moving on, even as the BA.2 variant continues to proliferate.news.yahoo.com
Former surgeon general urges COVID outreach to rural U.S.: "America is more than just the cities and the coasts"
Former Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams says he's hoping the Biden White House remembers America is "more than just the cities and the coasts" as rural communities are being decimated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Former Surgeon General & health advocate @JeromeAdamsMD joins @facethenation & @margbrennan to help understand the impact of health disparities. "One of the things I'm hoping the new administration does is remember that America is more than just the cities and the coasts. Adams notes that these more rural communities were also already hard hit by the devastating opioid epidemic and substance misuse issues that rattled the prior administration pre-pandemic. I used to run a state health department.cbsnews.com
U.S. health officials push hospitals to administer unused Covid antibody drugs
The U.S. has shipped over half a million doses of antibody treatments that have the potential to keep high-risk Covid patients out of hospitals if given early enough in their infection. The Food and Drug Administration in November issued emergency authorizations for antibody drugs from Eli Lilly and Regeneron. But Covid test results may be delayed and people might not seek care until they're already displaying symptoms, diminishing the effectiveness of the antibody treatments. That brings its supply of both antibody drugs to nearly 5 million courses, if needed. "It is possible that any variant, some variant at some point, could escape neutralization by any of these antibodies," Woodcock said.cnbc.com
The Latest: China says COVID-19 hospitalizations above 1,000
(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING — China says it is now treating more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 as numbers of cases continue to surge in the country’s north. ___AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has distributed more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. State health officials say Texas had more than 14,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals and its death toll has passed 30,000. ___COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina will now allow medical students, retired nurses and other qualified professionals to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. ___MADRID — Spain reported 35,878 confirmed coronavirus cases and 201 new deaths from the coronavirus.
CDC expands Covid vaccination guidelines to everyone 65 and older
The Trump administration on Tuesday issued new guidelines that expand coronavirus vaccine eligibility to everyone age 65 and older as well as to those with comorbid conditions, like diabetes. "The states are being told immediately they need to expand to 65-plus as well as those under 65 with comorbid conditions," the official said. President-elect Joe Biden's transition team announced Friday that his administration planned to release all doses held in reserve. As of Monday morning, more than 25.4 million doses had been distributed across the U.S., but just over 8.9 million shots have been administered, according to CDC data. The CDC recommends immunizing health-care workers and nursing homes first, but states can distribute the vaccine as they see fit.cnbc.com
U.S. air travel hits pandemic high over New Year's holiday amid surging Covid outbreak
U.S. air travel hit its highest level on Saturday since mid-March, raising fears that the spike in holiday travel will result in another surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths in upcoming weeks. Even as the coronavirus rages across the country, 1,192,881 people passed through security checkpoints in airports on Saturday, according to the Transportation Security Administration. Air travel is still down significantly compared to previous years, but surged during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays despite warnings from health experts and elected officials to limit travel and family gatherings. Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that the pandemic could likely get worse in the next couple weeks as the U.S. experiences a delayed impact of post-Christmas holiday travel. Three states have also now found cases of the new, more transmissible coronavirus strain in people with no travel history.cnbc.com
Eggnog not your cup of tea? Try this Detroit cocktail instead!
It’s the original adult milkshake comprised of ice cream and coffee-flavored booze. Now, while this drink is not kid-friendly, it is very easy to make and all you need is ice, vanilla ice cream, Kahlua, and light rum. Little did I know at the time but this delicious creamy cocktail was first created in Detroit in the 1960s. This drink is now known worldwide and in London, they call it The Detroit Hummer, while in Germany they call it Sir Jerome, after Jerome Adams. Without any further ado, here is how you make it:Michelle’s Take on a HummerIngredients3-5 Ice cubes2 Scoops of good vanilla ice cream1.5 oz.
Watch live: Dr. Fauci, Azar receive Moderna's Covid vaccine as rollout begins
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar and other top health officials are slated to receive Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine Tuesday morning. NIH said six health-care workers from the NIH Clinical Center will also be given the Moderna vaccine, which the Food and Drug Administration authorized for emergency use last week. It is the agency's first shipment of 100 doses, NIH said, and after the public event, additional health-care workers from the NIH Clinical Center will receive the vaccine. The agency said it expects to receive a larger shipment from the state of Maryland for more of its frontline health-care workers next week. Fauci has long said he will publicly take the vaccine as soon as it's available to him to encourage Americans to get the vaccine.cnbc.com
Biden receives his first dose of COVID vaccine, stressing its safety
President-elect Joe Biden received his first dose of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine Monday, an event that was broadcast live as part of efforts to reassure the American public about its safety. President-elect Joe Biden receives a COVID-19 vaccination from nurse practitioner Tabe Mase at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital on December 21, 2020, in Newark, Delaware. Dr. Jill Biden received the first course of Pfizer's vaccine earlier Monday, though she joined him at the hospital. Residents of long-term care facilities are also in the first batch of Americans receiving the coronavirus vaccine. The White House has also not disclosed if or when Mr. Trump himself would receive the coronavirus vaccine, though he was infected with and treated for COVID-19 in October.cbsnews.com
Biden to receive COVID vaccine as Trump remains on sidelines
Vice President Mike Pence receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON – The leader of the Trump administration's vaccination program says people who have been infected with the coronavirus — a group that includes President Donald Trump — should receive the vaccine. Trump was hospitalized with COVID-19 in October and given an experimental monoclonal antibody treatment that he credited for his swift recovery. “From a scientific point of view, I will remind people that the president has had COVID within the last 90 days. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, is among those who have recommended that Trump be vaccinated without delay.
Gottlieb says new coronavirus strain in Europe appears to be more infectious
And once they do that, the antibodies that we've developed against those surface proteins no longer work. Now, flu mutates very rapidly, changes its surface proteins very rapidly. It's going to mutate and change its surface proteins, but probably slow enough that we can develop new vaccines." The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for a second coronavirus vaccine, developed by Moderna, on Friday, and shipments began rolling out Sunday. "So after those infections peak, we'll continue to see deaths continue to increase for another three weeks."cbsnews.com
Surgeon general cites antibody treatment for Trump's delay in getting vaccine
Washington — Amid questions about when President Trump will receive the coronavirus vaccine following the rollout of Pfizer's version last week, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said the president has a "medical reason" for not getting vaccinated yet, citing an experimental antibody treatment he was given while recovering from COVID-19 in October. After receiving authorization for emergency use from the Food and Drug Administration on December 11, Pfizer rolled out its first shipments of its two-dose coronavirus vaccine, developed in partnership with Germany's BioNTech. The rollout of Pfizer's vaccine marked the start of the biggest vaccination campaign in the nation's history. The FDA also issued an emergency use authorization for a coronavirus vaccine developed by Moderna on Friday, and 6 million doses are set to begin shipping out Sunday.cbsnews.com
Surgeon General Jerome Adams cites antibody treatment for Trump's delay in getting vaccine
Surgeon General Jerome Adams cites antibody treatment for Trump's delay in getting vaccine Surgeon General Jerome Adams says the president has a "medical reason" for not getting the vaccine, since he was treated with antibodies in October.cbsnews.com
Maryland, Virginia donate vaccine doses to Washington, DC
But when the latest shortfall hit the local allotment of new COVID-19 vaccine doses, Washington's neighboring states pitched in to help make up the difference. In a heartening demonstration of interstate collectivism, Maryland and Virginia are each sending 8,000 vaccine doses, more than tripling the amount available for health care workers in the nation's capital. The dosage allotments were based on population, but many of Washington's health care workers live in the intertwined neighboring communities of Maryland and northern Virginia. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had sent a letter to U.S. health officials claiming the “one-size-fits-all formula for distribution” would prove “woefully insufficient.”Govs. None of the three jurisdictions will receive anywhere close to enough doses in the first batch to cover all their health care workers.
This week on "Face the Nation," December 20, 2020: Adams, Klain, Ricks, Mandia, Daly, Gottlieb
"Face the Nation" Guest Lineup:Dr. Jerome Adams U.S. Surgeon GeneralU.S. Click here for your local listingsRadio: Subscribe to "Face the Nation" from CBS Radio News to listen on-the-goFree online stream: Watch the show on CBS' streaming network CBSN at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. With the latest news and analysis from Washington, don't miss Margaret Brennan (@margbrennan) this Sunday on "Face the Nation" (@FaceTheNation). And for the latest from America's premier public affairs program, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.cbsnews.com
Vice President Mike Pence gets vaccinated on live television
Vice President Mike Pence received a televised COVID-19 vaccination Friday morning, making him the highest-profile government official to do so publicly. President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will receive their first dose of the vaccine on Monday. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2020. "The way through this challenging time is vigilance and a vaccine," Pence said. In a statement Wednesday night, the vice president said he and his wife, Karen Pence, are taking the vaccine publicly in order to instill confidence in it, as millions of Americans remain skeptical of the thoroughly tested products.cbsnews.com
Vice President Mike Pence gets Covid vaccine, Fauci says 'I'm ready to go'
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci speaks after US Vice President Mike Pence received the COVID-19 vaccine in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, December 18, 2020. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty ImagesVice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, received inoculations Friday for Covid-19 on live national television, and Dr. Anthony Fauci said he hopes to get vaccinated next week. "I'm ready to go," the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told NBC's Savannah Guthrie. Fauci said he's waiting for the National Institutes of Health to receive their allocation of the vaccine before he gets his shot. US Vice President Mike Pence receives the COVID-19 vaccine in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, December 18, 2020.cnbc.com
Vice President Mike Pence gets vaccinated on live television
Vice President Mike Pence received a televised COVID-19 vaccination Friday morning, making him the highest-profile government official to do so publicly. Second lady Karen Pence and Surgeon General Jerome Adams also received a vaccination. "Make no mistake about it: it's a medical miracle," Pence said about the vaccine, which began distribution this week. "The way through this challenging time is vigilance and a vaccine," Pence said. In a statement Wednesday night, the vice president said he and his wife, Karen Pence, are taking the vaccine publicly in order to instill confidence in it, as millions of Americans remain skeptical of the thoroughly tested products.cbsnews.com
VP Mike Pence publicly receives COVID vaccine: ‘I didn’t feel a thing’
Vice President Mike Pence received the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine during a public event Friday morning. His wife, Karen Pence, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams received the vaccine at the event. “I didn’t feel a thing,” said Pence as he thanked the doctors who administered the vaccine. The trio received the first of two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Related: FDA advisory panel votes yes on Moderna vaccine -- What’s next?
The Latest: S Koreans line up for virus tests as cases surge
The Pentagon has authorized nearly 50 top civilian and military leaders to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks to prove to the shots are safe and effective. Indoor restaurant dining will continue to be barred under the new state health department order that takes effect Monday. Laura Kelly is expressing little concern over a smaller-than-expected second shipment of a coronavirus vaccine for the state. The state also reported total 2,341 COVID-19 deaths, adding 88 to the tally since Wednesday. ___BERN — The Swiss government is ordering the closure of restaurants, bars, cultural venues and sports facilities next week because of increasing coronavirus cases.
Pence, top congressional leaders get vaccines; Trump absent
Vice President Mike Pence receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Washington. Conspicuously absent: President Donald Trump, who has remained largely out of sight five days into the largest vaccination campaign in the nation’s history. Trump did appear at a White House “summit” ahead of the Food and Drug Administration's approval of the Pfizer vaccine last week. “Don’t let Joe Biden take credit for the vaccines,” Trump has told reporters. “It simply isn’t good enough to have Vice President Pence as a proxy."
U.S. surgeon general: "Today is truly an historic day" as COVID vaccine arrives
U.S. surgeon general: "Today is truly an historic day" as COVID vaccine arrives Surgeon General Jerome Adams and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar spoke at George Washington University Hospital in Washington as the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine began rolling out to frontline health care workers. Watch their remarks.cbsnews.com
U.S. Surgeon General: "Today is truly an historic day" as COVID vaccine arrives
Surgeon General: "Today is truly an historic day" as COVID vaccine arrives Surgeon General Jerome Adams and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar spoke at George Washington University Hospital in Washington as the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine began rolling out to frontline health care workers. Watch their remarks.cbsnews.com
NY nurse becomes first American to receive COVID-19 vaccine
New York Nurse Sandra Lindsay gets injected with the COVID-19 vaccine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Photo via TwitterNEW YORK – On Monday, New York’s Sandra Lindsay, an intensive care unit nurse, who has treated some of the sickest COVID-19 cases for months, became the first person in the U.S. to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. “It didn’t feel any different from taking any other vaccine,” Lindsay said. I hope this marks the beginning of the end of a very painful time in our history. Sandra Lindsay, an ICU Nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, became the FIRST AMERICAN to get vaccinated in a non-trial setting.arabamericannews.com
White House still planning holiday parties, despite warnings
First lady Melania Trump stands next to the 2020 Official White House Christmas tree as it is presented on the North Portico of the White House, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Washington. “It is a longstanding tradition for people to visit and enjoy the cheer and iconic décor of the annual White House Christmas celebrations." That includes smaller guest lists, requiring masks, encouraging social distancing on the White House grounds and hand sanitizer stations placed throughout the State Floor. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Monday repeatedly evaded questions about indoor holiday parties scheduled at the White House while calling other Americans' indoor gatherings potential “super-spreader” events. Not long after, the first lady attended a small outdoor ceremony on the White House driveway to mark the arrival of the large Christmas tree that will adorn the White House Blue Room.
The Latest: Italy imposing night curfew, other restrictions
Spain has a national 14-day cumulative number of 527 coronavirus cases per 100,000 population, one of the highest in Europe. The rolling average of daily deaths rose from 10.1 to 15.3 and the positivity average increased from 8.9% to 11.8%. ___THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Netherlands reported coronavirus cases fell by 5%, the first decrease in weeks. Dutch public health institute says confirmed coronavirus cases in the past seven days went from 67,542 to 64,087. It lays out new rules for what are considered “essential” items during a monthlong lockdown effort to slow coronavirus infections.
The Latest: Sri Lanka postpones school reopening for virus
With a total of 8.2 million coronavirus cases during the pandemic, India is the second worst-hit country behind the United States. Still, health officials say New Delhi remains in the grip of its third and worst wave of infections yet. But health officials elsewhere say the virus is also spreading because people are still going to family gathering such as weddings, baby showers and barbecues. Adams and his aide were in Hawaii helping with a spike in coronavirus cases. The most recently available data from Johns Hopkins University says that as of Sunday there had been 937,317 COVID-19 cases reported in Texas.
US surgeon general to plead not guilty in Hawaii virus case
Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Wednesday that his client, who is charged with illegally entering a Hawaii public park that was closed because of the coronavirus, will plead not guilty. The rural park offers a view of the famed Mokolii island, also known as Chinaman’s Hat for its cone shape. Adams told a police officer who cited him that he was visiting Hawaii to work with Gov. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell had closed them at the time to try to prevent crowding that could spread the virus. It’s important that we all do the right things right now, even if we don’t feel we are personally at risk.”
US surgeon general cited for being in closed Hawaii park
FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020 file photo Surgeon General Jerome Adams, appears before a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Adams was cited for being in a closed Hawaii park in August while in the islands helping with surge testing amid a spike in coronavirus cases, according to a criminal complaint filed in court. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP,File)HONOLULU – The U.S. surgeon general was cited for being in a closed Hawaii park in August while in the islands helping with surge testing amid a spike in coronavirus cases, according to a criminal complaint filed in court. “We do not have a comment at this time,” said Kate Migliaccio-Grabill, a spokeswoman for the Office of the Surgeon General said. David Ige's office said he wasn't immediately aware the Surgeon General was cited while he was here.
As Trump played down virus, health experts' alarm grew
“This is just good commonsense public health." Sandra Crouse Quinn, a University of Maryland professor who researches crisis communications during public health emergencies, said it’s critical not to overreassure people in a pandemic. Dr. Howard Koh of Harvard’s school of public health said unflinchingly communicating what’s known as soon as possible helps build trust that will be necessary as the pandemic progresses. Koh said the role of the White House in a pandemic is to galvanize national attention for public health officials and then step out of the way. As the fallout played out last week, Trump got some backup from Fauci, who told Fox News that he didn't get the sense that Trump had distorted anything.
7/12: Jerome Adams, Kate Gallego, Terry Shaw, Scott Gottlieb, Tom Wyatt
7/12: Jerome Adams, Kate Gallego, Terry Shaw, Scott Gottlieb, Tom Wyatt This week on "Face the Nation", with COVID-19 cases skyrocketing in the Sun Belt and parts of the West, the mixed messages and political divisions when it comes to containment are growing as well.cbsnews.com
US government launches campaign to reduce high suicide rates
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON The federal government launched a broad national campaign Tuesday aimed at reducing high suicide rates, urging the public to reach out to others, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, and acknowledge daily stresses in people's lives. Known as REACH, the government campaign is the core part of a $53 million, two-year effort announced by President Donald Trump to reduce suicide, particularly among veterans. With the coronavirus still raging across communities, officials expressed hope that the message of suicide prevention can aid the public more widely, not just veterans. The website offers information on risk factors for suicide and ways people can get help. By having this conversation, we will save lives, said Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, executive director of the suicide prevention effort.
US surgeon general explains why he’s dramatically changed his position on wearing masks
“One of the things they shouldn’t be doing, the general public, is going out and buying masks,” Adams said in March. But earlier this week, Adams said, “Please, please wear a face covering when you go out.”So what’s changed? “If you want college football in the fall, young people, please wear a face covering,” Adams said. “If you want prom next year, please wear a face covering. “The most important thing I would say to people is if you do go out to a gathering or in public, please wear a face covering,” Adams said.
Legislature fddles while coronavirus spreads
And it had nothing to do with an executive order curtailing the work of Edward Scissorhands. It seems a labour of moles had done the Humpty Dance under every square inch of our landscape---turning it into Moundsville. And with machete and light saber at hand to fend off any marauding coronaviruses, we embarked on a 48-hour marathon of Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys are Marching. Just doing our part to flatten the curve. Not the time for going to the grocery store or pharmacy, opined White House coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx. The other sticky wicket was the expiration date of the existing state of emergency.monroenews.com
Surgeon General Jerome Adams says 'most of the country' will not be able to open by May 1
Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Friday "most of the country" will not be able to reopen by May 1, despite suggestions from some Trump administration officials that next month may be a time to revisit strict social distancing guidelines. "Once we get past this thirty days, some places around the country can think about reopening," Adams said on Fox News, referring to the 30-day period for the White House social distancing guidelines. Asked about Dr. Anthony Fauci's comments about maintaining social distancing restrictions, Adams said, "now is the time to continue to lean into this (social distancing)." Adams expressed concern about the effects of social distancing on other health issues. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a Thursday interview with Politico that Trump might "make matters worse" if he reopens the country too soon.monroenews.com
Hopeful signs emerge in U.S. coronavirus outbreak, but racial disparities come to light
NEW YORK (Reuters) - With early signs that the coronavirus outbreak is plateauing in New York and other hot spots, some U.S. health officials say the pandemic may kill fewer Americans than recent projections, while racial disparities in the death toll have started to emerge. We dont know if it will be sustained but it is meaningful now, de Blasio told a news conference on Tuesday. We know that blacks are more likely to have diabetes, heart disease, lung disease. Paramedics take a patient into emergency center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 7, 2020. The coronavirus death toll has surpassed 11,000 in the United States and confirmed cases have topped 368,000.feeds.reuters.com
U.S. health officials say death toll may fall short of most dire projections
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senior U.S. health officials have said they now believe the coronavirus outbreak may kill fewer Americans than some recent projections, pointing to tentative signs that the death toll was starting to level off in New York and other hot spots. The governors of New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak may be starting to plateau but warned against complacency. Related Coverage Vice President Pence to brief U.S. lawmakers on coronavirusThe coronavirus death toll has surpassed 10,000 in the United States and confirmed cases have topped 367,000. President Donald Trump, who previously said the coronavirus would miraculously disappear, responded to the recent White House projection by saying any death toll less than 100,000 would be considered a success. The pandemic has upended daily life around the globe, killing more than 74,000 people and infecting at least 1.3 million.feeds.reuters.com
WATCH: President Trump, White House coronavirus (COVID-19) task force hold daily briefing
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and the White House coronavirus (COVID-19) task force held the daily briefing Monday afternoon. The task force holds a press conference each day to provide an update on the country’s response to COVID-19. Watch the briefing below (or click here):Read a COVID-19 update from the Associated Press below:The United States is bracing for a painful week, with a wave of coronavirus deaths expected across the nation. Yet President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are striking optimistic tones, insisting that hard weeks ahead will ultimately lead to the nation beginning to turn a corner. — Coronavirus patients around the world are rushing to join studies of an experimental drug that showed promise against some similar viruses in the past.
U.S. officials brace for 'peak death week' in coronavirus
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials on Monday girded the country for a peak death week from the coronavirus pandemic as the accelerating American death toll closed the gap with Italy and Spain, the countries with the most fatalities to date. Its going to be the peak hospitalization, peak ICU week and unfortunately, peak death week, Admiral Brett Giroir, a physician and a member of the White House coronavirus task force, told ABCs Good Morning America on Monday. Giroir raised particular alarm for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Detroit, and reinforced the messaging from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams who warned on Sunday that, This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment.Confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases topped 336,000 on Sunday. GLIMMER OF HOPEDespite the grim warnings, at least one model offered hope that the death rate was slowing.feeds.reuters.com
10,000 dead of coronavirus in USA, more fatalities than six wars combined
The USA reached a grim milestone in its fight against the coronavirus Monday: More than 10,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the nation. That total surpasses the number of battle deaths from six U.S. wars combined, according to data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. U.S. officials have repeatedly likened the coronavirus outbreak to a military struggle, and members of the armed forces have joined in various efforts to help stop the virus' spread. Communities that have not seen a major spike in deaths are in a critical window for preventing a major outbreak in the coming weeks. Coronavirus patients often have a weekslong battle with the virus, which means death tolls often reflect infections that occurred weeks ago.monroenews.com
U.S. faces 'really bad' week as coronavirus deaths spike
New York, the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, reported on Sunday that for the first time in a week, deaths had fallen slightly from the day before. But there were still nearly 600 new fatalities and more than 7,300 new cases in the state. Louisiana has become a hot spot for the virus, reporting a jump in deaths to nearly 500 and more than 13,000 cases. This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans lives, quite frankly. Washington is returning over 400 of the machines to the Strategic National Stockpile for hard-hit states like New York.feeds.reuters.com
Surgeon General Jerome Adams warns "everyone has to keep doing their part"
However, the death toll is expected to continue climbing, and on Sunday, Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned during an appearance on Fox News that the coming week could be the "hardest and saddest" in many Americans' lives. Adams spoke with "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell about what the weeks and months ahead could look like for various parts of the country. Does flattening mean that we will soon see a decrease or does it suggest there is a plateau in the cases? It does mean that we will soon see a decrease, but we know that everyone is going to be on a different curve. But it's going to mean that everyone has to keep doing their part.cbsnews.com
Coronavirus live updates: US deaths near 10K ahead of 'hardest and saddest week'; hydroxychloroquine questions intensify
The number of U.S. coronavirus deaths soon to reach 10,000, and President Donald Trump warned Sunday of reaching a "horrific point in terms of death" at the hands of the coronavirus pandemic in coming days. There are more than 330,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S., with 9,648 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard. Trump blocks Fauci from answering hydroxychloroquine questionA question about hydroxychloroquine resulted in a testy moment at Sunday's White House task force press briefing. Andrew Cuomo: Deaths, hospitalizations dip in stateThe number of deaths, hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions in New York state have dipped slightly in recent days, Gov. The state's death toll of more than 4,000 represents close to half the U.S. deaths since the crisis began.monroenews.com
5 things to know from Surgeon General Jerome Adams
Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams told the "CBS Evening News" on Monday that he's "hopeful" the U.S. will have fewer than the originally projected deaths from COVID-19. "In far too many communities, being black is a risk factor for complications from COVID-19," Dr. Adams said. After promising news out of New York that the curve could be flattening, Dr. Adams suggested that the U.S. may not reach the projected 100,000-240,000 deaths from COVID-19. On therapeutic treatments for COVID-19As politicians and public health officials debate possible treatments for COVID-19, Dr. Adams told us "I don't think that this epidemic is going to be ended by a miracle drug or therapeutic." They're a hotspot," Dr. Adams said.cbsnews.com
Coronavirus live updates: US deaths near 10K ahead of 'hardest and saddest week'; Trump interrupts Fauci on hydroxychloroquine question
The number of U.S. coronavirus deaths soon to reach 10,000, and President Donald Trump warned Sunday of reaching a "horrific point in terms of death" at the hands of the coronavirus pandemic in coming days. There are more than 330,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S., with 9,648 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard. Trump blocks Fauci from answering hydroxychloroquine questionA question about hydroxychloroquine resulted in a testy moment at Sunday's White House task force press briefing. "We all have to reach a certain point and that point is going to be a horrific point in terms of death," Trump said. Andrew Cuomo: Deaths, hospitalizations dip in stateThe number of deaths, hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions in New York state have dipped slightly in recent days, Gov.monroenews.com
Coronavirus live updates: British PM Boris Johnson in ICU; US deaths surpass 10K as NY offers glimmer of hope; hydroxychloroquine questions
Jay Inslee announced his state would return 400 ventilators to the federal government after state health officials there said they were seeing fewer infections than anticipated. British Prime Minister Johnson moved to intensive careBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized Sunday as he continued to experience coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive, was moved to the intensive care unit Monday when the symptoms worsened. Johnson was awaiting results of "routine" tests in a London hospital Monday, suffering from persistent COVID-19 symptoms that included a fever, his office said. New York City could temporarily bury victims in parksNew York City is looking into temporarily burying the dead on public lands because of the mounting death toll from the pandemic. Mark D. Levine, chairman of the health committee for New York City Council, said coroner freezers were filling fast.monroenews.com
U.S. braces for 'hardest, saddest' week as virus deaths surpass 9,000
A man walks along an empty street as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in New Orleans, Louisiana U.S., April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaNew York, the hardest-hit state, reported on Sunday that there were nearly 600 new deaths for a total of 4,159 deaths and 122,000 total cases. The coronavirus is truly vicious and effective at what the virus does, Cuomo told a daily briefing. And I want America to understand that.Places such as Pennsylvania, Colorado and Washington, D.C. are starting to see rising deaths. Louisiana has become a hot spot for the virus, on Saturday reporting a jump in deaths to 409 and more than 12,000 cases.feeds.reuters.com
U.S. enters 'hardest, saddest' week in coronavirus crisis
A man walks along an empty street as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in New Orleans, Louisiana U.S., April 4, 2020. This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only its not going to be localized, he said. And I want America to understand that.Places such as Pennsylvania, Colorado and Washington, D.C. are starting to see rising deaths. The White House coronavirus task force warned this is not the time to go to the grocery store or other public places. However, a few churches were holding large gatherings on Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week in Christian churches.feeds.reuters.com
Hardest, saddest days ahead in coronavirus outbreak, surgeon general warns
New York City is the national epicenter of the outbreak, its medical system staggering under a critical caseload, but Gov. Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks about the coronavirus pandemic. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)We can look like that, said Dr. Deborah Birx, the coronavirus task force coordinator. Washington state Gov. Michigan is a hot spot; we need assistance, and Im grateful for any partnership at the federal level.AdvertisementLouisiana Gov.latimes.com
Coronavirus live updates: Cloth masks recommended; FEMA sends medical supplies
Others require face masks. CDC recommends wearing cloth face masks in publicThe Trump administration is advising people to start wearing face masks in public to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a reversal on previous guidance that urged people not to wear masks. FEMA spokeswoman Janet Montesi said FEMA has delivered or sent states millions of N-95 masks, surgical masks, face shields and hospital gowns from the national stockpile. CDC recommends wearing cloth face masks in publicThe Trump administration is advising people to start wearing face masks in public to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a reversal on previous guidance that urged people not to wear masks. FEMA spokeswoman Janet Montesi said FEMA has delivered or sent states millions of N-95 masks, surgical masks, face shields and hospital gowns from the national stockpile.monroenews.com
CDC recommends wearing face masks during coronavirus pandemic
Riverside County health officials released new mask guidance Tuesday, covering such essential situations as grocery shopping and medical visits. Experts say face masks alone are not particularly effective in preventing infection. Use detergent and hot water when washing cloth masks, and dry them on a hot cycle. Wash your hands, or use hand sanitizer, before and after touching your face or face coverings. If you must re-wear your cloth face covering before washing it, wash your hands immediately after putting it back on and avoid touching your face.latimes.com
'I just don't understand': Anthony Fauci shows support for more state stay-at-home orders
Asked on CNN whether every state had to be on the "same page" about issuing stay-at-home orders, Fauci said, "I just don't understand why we're not doing that. Ron DeSantis' comments about awaiting a stay-at-home recommendation, Adams said, "my advice to America would be that these guidelines are a national stay-at-home order." DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order later Wednesday after Trump announced the federal social distancing guidelines would be extended through the end of April. In the Trump administration's coronavirus task force briefings, Trump and task force leaders have demurred on issuing a national stay-at-home order. In response to a question about issuing a national stay-at-home order on Wednesday, Trump said each state had different needs and caseloads and needed some "flexibility."monroenews.com
Surgeon General warns pregnant women, youth about pot risks
Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams has a warning for pregnant women and teens when it comes to weed. "In pregnant women, marijuana is now actually the most commonly used illicit drug," he said. This is Adams' first advisory this year and his third since being named surgeon general in 2017. The advisory is also the first on marijuana since one issued by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop in 1982, Azar said. That percentage rose overall from 3.4% of pregnant women in 2002 to 7% in 2017, according to a study published in the medical journal JAMA in June.