The United States needs to ramp up testing for the coronavirus as the White House considers when and how to lift stay-at-home restrictions and lockdowns triggered by the pandemic, U.S. health experts said on Sunday.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-tests/u-s-health-experts-stress-need-for-widespread-coronavirus-testing-idUSKCN21U0QF
Pluristem’s stem cell treatment helps covid-19 critically ill to wean off ventilators. The placental stem cell treatment helps a person regenerate damaged tissue from corona virus. The company is looking to expand clinical trials around the world to stop the pandemic.
— Read on www.greenprophet.com/2020/04/stem-cell-drug-from-pluristem-brings-dying-covid-19-patients-back-to-life/
Lawmakers who have long lobbied for the United States to be tougher on China are using the pandemic to press for punitive measures against Beijing.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/04/10/us/politics/coronavirus-congress-china.html
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EU executive head Ursula von der Leyen has warned Hungary of possible legal proceedings if executive powers to tackle coronavirus go to far. Prime Minister Victor Orban can now pass decrees without parliament’s approval.
— Read on m.dw.com/en/eus-von-der-leyen-threatens-hungarys-orban-with-legal-action/a-53101386
In Saner Thought
Today is Easter and this country is in the midst of this damn pandemic and that brings me to the horrific prediction for today…..
A well-regarded coronavirus forecasting model now says the most ominous coronavirus day in the US won’t be in a week’s time but this Sunday—the date on which the daily death rate in the US is projected to peak at 2,212 deaths. The Tuesday night update to the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) model is yet again predicting far fewer American lives lost. Last Thursday, its model put the number at 93,531. The latest update dropped that count to 60,415 by Aug. 4.
There are some other positive downward adjustments, among them, a decrease in the projected number of ventilators needed here from nearly 32,000 to about 16,500, as well as the number of ICU beds needed at the virus’ peak now…
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