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What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, June 9th

After months of fighting the outbreak of the devastating Covid-19 disease – which killed more than 500 people a day in the city at its height – Big Apple has officially returned to work. On Monday, it witnessed the first stage of a four-part New York reopening plan, when manufacturers and the construction industry returned to work.

“This is a moment of victory for New Yorkers who fought against the disease,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Palacio. “My message is to stick to it.”

There is evidence that the global crisis is “not over”. The number of coronavirus cases reached a new daily high on Sunday World Health Organization (WHO) He warned that the situation was “getting worse” around the world and that the epidemic had not yet reached its climax Central America.

While successes in reducing new infections in Europe and Asia indicate that the virus can be kept out, disease experts still warn that a certain degree of social separation will remain in place until the vaccine becomes available.

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Q: When will Covid 19 vaccine be available to the public?

a: No one is sure yet, but the goal is sometime in early 2021. Vaccines are under development around the world at various stages of testing. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he was confident that a candidate for vaccines would prove safe and effective by the first quarter of 2021. But it is not clear which candidate shows the greatest promise yet. Holly Yan crashes as we stand up to get a vaccine From development challenges to The dangers posed by a rapid process, Companies trying to provide immunization and how effective it is.
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What is important today

It was confirmed that the American economy entered a recession

The The United States officially entered the recession in February 2020Ending the longest expansion ever since coronavirus outbreak has halted economic activity. Despite the economic downturn, US stocks roseAnd erase losses in 2020 as investors recover from the US economy to recover quickly from the epidemic.
But China paints a different picture From the path ahead. The first country affected by the virus – and apparently to tame it – is still trying to get itself out of the severe economic recession more than a month after it was reopened.
Even as more countries return to work, the financial impact of coronavirus is inevitable The World Bank predicts that the world will experience a deep recession for 80 yearsBy 5.2% in 2020.

The closure prevented 60 million American cases

If closure policies are not widely implemented – such as ordering people to stay in their homes and close schools – from the start of the epidemic to early April in the United States, there will be nearly 60 million other coronavirus infections nationwide. New study It suggests. The researchers also studied the impact of the measures in China, South Korea, Italy, Iran and France, which they estimated prevented a total of 500 million injuries, when combined with the United States.

Although the research did not include an analysis of Covid-19 deaths, a separate study also published yesterday also examined the death toll in Europe. This study, from Imperial College London, concluded that closures in Western European countries had avoided 3.1 million deaths as of early May.

The coronavirus came to California several times

a New genetic study It indicates that the coronavirus has been transmitted to California multiple times by travelers, and that the country has missed many opportunities to use communication tracking to stop further spread.

It’s a small analysis, but it helps to paint a picture of how some cases turn into a pandemic – and how fast action can stop the spread.

Diffusion appears without “rare” symptoms

“It is rare,” said Maria Van Kerkhov, WHO technical director for coronavirus response, during the spread of the Covid-19 virus by someone who has no symptoms. A briefing in Geneva yesterday.

Van Kerkhove also said that what appears to be asymptomatic cases of Covid-19 often turns into mild illnesses.

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Top tips

Self-care. In the midst of an intractable pandemic, prolonged closures and mass protests against racism, it may be the last thing on your mind. But in a time of turmoil and uncertainty, creating a wellness routine is more important than ever. And while you’re stuck at home, it’s a good time to start. Health experts say it’s important to create a manageable routine that you can stick to as part of a lifestyle – not a very ambitious thing you can’t afford. One way to do this is to start small and build on it, as you feel comfortable. Lisa Dreyer has these tips For successful rituals you can practice from morning to night.

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