Coronavirus updates: An increase in the number of Covid-19 cases; Vaccine trial paused by Johnson & Johnson

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33% of U.S. states are recording a surge in Covid cases than they’ve ever had previously.  

A data analysis of John Hopkins by USA Today revealed that 16 states set precedents for new cases in seven days. However, there’s an increase in almost all states: 41 states have been going through a much worse situation than they did a week ago. Furthermore, a larger number of people have been tested positive for the virus in 36 states, than a week ago; according to an analysis of COVID Tracking Project data. 

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While the data keep on demonstrating that the reach of the infection isn’t easing up, Tedros Adhanom; General director of WHO said that allowing the virus to spread in order to achieve herd immunity is “scientifically and ethically problematic.” 

On Monday, Tedros Adhanom said that, “Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus, not by exposing them to it.”  telling that vaccination is what the strategy relies on. 

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On Monday, the mission for creating a successful vaccine ran into inconvenience when Johnson and Johnson delayed its Phase 3 clinical trial on account of a member’s sickness. As Trump urges for a vaccine by Election Day on Nov. 3, it’s the second of four large-scale, final-stage vaccine trials to be carried out. 

Some significant developments: 

  • A 25-year-elderly person from Nevada is the American to contract the virus twice, bringing up concerns regarding the immunity that is developed by the ones who have already recovered from the virus once. 
  • Marginally a wide number of Americans in an ongoing survey say they as of now have or plan to reserve food and different necessities over apprehensions of another wave of the virus and expected distress after the elections on Nov. 3  
  • According to new guidance posted by the CDC, more than 70% of the Americans, based on their weight, are venerable to getting severely ill in case they contract the virus. 


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