The United States has overtaken Italy on Saturday as the country with the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, after registering 783 deaths in the last 24 hours in New York State alone. That city is the main focus of the pandemic.
More than 18,800 people have died in the U.S. from coronavirus-related complications, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University website. The total number of victims in Italy is 18,849 and Spain, the third nation with the highest number of deaths, has 16,335 deaths.
Worldwide, more than 103,000 people have died from the coronavirus and there are more than 1.7 million infected, always according to Johns Hopkins University. This week, epidemiologist Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and a key man in the White House working group on the crisis, noted that the projection of fatalities from the pandemic was around 60,000, when just over a week they calculated between 100,000 and 240,000.
“What the data tells us is that the measures we are putting in place are mitigating infections and deaths,” Fauci explained. In turn, Dr. Deborah Birx, also on the pandemic team of the Donald Trump Administration, reported that a decline in the curve in coronavirus deaths was beginning to be seen but at the same time warned that it has not yet been it had reached the worst of the epidemic.
The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, this Saturday gave the bad news of the 783 deaths from coronavirus throughout Friday. He wanted to quote this Saturday to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who guided the United Kingdom during World War II. “We are not at the end. We are not even at the beginning of the end. But, perhaps, if we are at the end of the beginning, ”the Governor recalled, quoting Churchill.
In turn, the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, announced this Saturday that the more than three months of school remaining to be completed for the more than 1.1 million students in New York public schools are not They are gonna do it. “The schools will remain closed until September,” said De Blasio, who has defined the measure as “painful.” “It is necessary to save lives,” the councilor insisted. “In this way we can continue to carry out social distancing to flatten the curve and beat the coronavirus.”
The mayor reminded the press that it was not “an easy or satisfactory decision for those of us who have been making efforts so that our children get the best education possible,” said De Blasio at a press conference. Approximately 1,800 schools in the Five big neighborhoods that make up New York have struggled every day to adapt to remote teaching since schools closed on March 16, a necessary decision but one that has presented a challenge unknown to date for educators.
Like many other leaders, De Blasio adapts his decisions to the events of the day. Initially, De Blasio said he wanted to reopen schools on April 20, after the annual spring break, New York authorities, he said, have concluded that it is not “reliable, safe or fair.” restart the school year before September, when a new academic year would begin.
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