Like almost everything in 2020, Thanksgiving looks a lot different due to COVID-19.
We have to remember that we are at war with the virus, not with each other. Not with each other, ”President-elect Joe Biden said in a Thanksgiving Eve speech urging him to unite.
Biden gave his speech the day after the United States declared the deadliest day since May, with more than 2,000 new cases. It could get worse: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday National group forecast published Which expects 294,000 to 321,000 coronavirus deaths by December 19.
In Los Angeles County, the nation’s largest population, public health officials said infections are rising exponentially, with one in 145 people contracting the virus. This estimate was at 1 in 880 residents two months ago. According to the Los Angeles Times.
📈 Today’s numbers: The United States reported over 12.7 1 million cases and more than 262,100 Deaths, According to data from Johns Hopkins University. Global totals: 60.3 1 million cases and 1.4 million A million deaths.
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Disney plans to lay off about 32,000 additional employees in the first half of 2021 as the coronavirus pandemic continues to besiege its theme park business.
The company made the revelation in Deposit SEC Wednesday, it said the layoffs will mainly affect employees in its parks, expertise and product division.
Disney has had a hit with its theme parks due to COVID-19 restrictions and low attendance. The Disney World theme parks in Florida reopened in July after a three-month shutdown, although some downsizing occurred within hours. However, Disneyland in California remains closed.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report: The United States misses 8 COVID-19 cases for every case it counts
The United States is still severely reducing the number of COVID-19 cases it has in its population, a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
The Centers for Disease Control calculated that about 53 million Americans were infected by the end of September, eight times fewer than the confirmed cases at the time.
A previous Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report estimated that the United States had fewer cases by 10 times the amount. Of the 53 million estimated infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 45 million people have been sick at some point and about 2.4 million have been hospitalized.
The The celebration of Messi’s Thanksgiving Day still happens this yearBut it will look a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be broadcast 94 from 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday, November 26, on NBC. While festivities have historically drawn huge crowds to the streets of Manhattan – there were about 3.5 million in-person spectators along the 2.5-mile Parade in 2019 – all activities this year will focus on the Herald Square in Midtown, the only way to witness it will be. On TV.
“For New Yorkers who usually see it live and in person, this change for them is that they will experience it the same way the rest of the country experiences it,” said Susan Tresero, executive producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “But I think for the rest of the country, it wouldn’t be very different.
“They still see balloons. They’ll still see floats. They’ll still see Santa and Broadway and all these elements that they used to see every year. We still see these things. They might have some differences that we’re going to see some social distancing. We’ll have masks, and things of that.” But it will still be the show they know and love. “
Alex Pace, Asbury Park Press
For Dr. Amy Acton, the escalating coronavirus pandemic is the public health equivalent of a Titanic, and not all Ohioans will eventually be able to board a lifeboat.
“You can’t turn the Titanic into a cents,” said Acton, a former director of the Ohio Department of Health. “So, we’re going down. It’s a bit of a drop, so let’s reduce the amount.”
When the epidemic first hit Ohio, Acton and epidemiologists at Ohio State University predicted that the state could eventually report about 10,000 new COVID-19 infections per day.
These expectations never came to fruition during Acton’s time, leading to heavy criticism of the former health director. After nearly eight months, Ohio exceeded Acton’s expectations, reporting 11,885 new cases on Monday.
“We don’t have a curve to settle now. It’s too bad,” Acton said, adding, “We’re going to have a moment here, and I think it will reach its climax within the next two weeks. … we’ll see that we have a humanitarian crisis on our land.”
Max Philby, Columbus Dispatch
The Supreme Court placed Religious freedom before epidemic precautions On Wednesday evening, he temporarily banned the latest rules in New York that have imposed severe restrictions on gatherings in houses of worship in the areas hardest hit by COVID-19.
The new majority is more conservative in court Ruling 5-4 that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions on churches, temples, and other places of worship on 10 or 25 congregants in the hardest hit areas appear to violate the free exercise clause in the First Amendment.
The unsigned majority opinion of the court stated that “even in the event of a pandemic, the constitution cannot be excluded and forgotten.”
It was a reflection of previous actions by the Supreme Court in response to the state’s restrictions on organized debt during the coronavirus pandemic. But since then, Associate Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg He died and succeeded him Associate Judge Amy Connie Barrett, By giving the Conservatives a 3-6 majority.
Missouri state doctor’s video reproduces what COVID patients “finally” see
Dr. Kenneth Remy knows the toll the coronavirus pandemic has inflicted on the United States and is confident that things will improve in 2021 with an effectively distributed vaccine. First, the country needs to get through the winter – and that means sticking to coronavirus precautions like wearing a mask, he said.
For this reason, Remy, a researcher at Washington University in St. Louis and a physician at Barnes Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Create a video to emphasize this point. The video is supposed to be the person’s first demonstration of what it’s like to be intubated while breathing very quickly – “30, 40, 50 times a minute,” Remy said.
He said, “You are lying on that bed, looking at me and the others in the room.” “It basically mimics what breathing looks like, and then, honestly, how it looks to me to come to you with a tracheostomy tube and a laryngoscope.”
“For some patients, this is all they see at the end of their lives. They see that, they get some medication and they never wake up again,” he added.
Coronavirus postpones national math and reading tests until 2022
Officials announced Wednesday that the national reading and math test long used to track US student achievement is the latest postponement amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Center for Education Statistics said concerns about access to the National Assessment of Educational Progress have postponed testing until 2022.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress, which usually takes place every two years, is set early next year for hundreds of thousands of fourth and eighth graders in the country. National assessments are presented to a representative sample of students, of all socioeconomic backgrounds, across the 50 states. It is supervised by the government.
4 players on the MLS Elimination Team have tested positive for COVID
Four have Columbus Crew players Tested positive for COVID-19The club announced Wednesday night, four days before Sunday’s match at home in the Eastern Conference semi-finals against Nashville SC.
According to the club’s press release, no additional players or staff have tested positive on Wednesday. The Crew is still scheduled to train on Friday and Saturday, and has not recognized the individuals who tested positive.
The latest outbreak comes as Ohio continues to see high daily numbers of COVID-19 cases. State officials recorded 10,835 new cases on Wednesday.
– Jacob Myers, Columbus Dispatch
Mink infected with Coronavirus is transmitted from their graves in Denmark
A mink infected with a mutant strain of COVID-19 appears to be in Denmark He rises from deathThis sparked a national frenzy and calls for local officials to burn mink carcasses.
While the scene itself is certainly terrifying for residents of West Jutland, an area of the country grappling with confirmed COVID-19 cases linked to mink, there is likely a scientific explanation for the resurgence of zombies from their graves. Danish police spokesman Thomas Christensen told state radio that gases are forming while the body decomposes underground, According to the Guardian.
“This way, in the worst case, the mink is pushed off the ground,” Christensen said of the nightmare scene.
The nation planned to cull 15 million mink furs in the country, which produces 40% of the world’s mink fur. Due to the accelerated burial, the animals were placed in shallow graves – just over three feet deep. Now, officials plan to bury the creatures in graves nearly twice as deep.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock apologizes for vacation travel
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has apologized for not traveling to visit family members in Mississippi, even as he tweeted advice to city residents asking them to avoid traveling.
Hancock said his family canceled their plans for a large gathering and instead boarded the plane to visit his wife and daughter, who both reside in Mississippi. Hancock said he believed traveling alone was less risky than returning home on vacation.
“I realize that my decision disappointed many who think it would have been better to spend Thanksgiving alone,” Hancock wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
“I have made up my mind as a husband and father, and for those angry and disappointed, I humbly ask you to forgive the decisions that my heart and not my head carry.
The discrepancy between Hancock’s recommendation and his actions was reminiscent of another elected captain, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who had to apologize after reports surfaced of attending a friend’s birthday party at a restaurant, in violation of his consistently promoted public health guidelines.
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