Here’s a round about on todays virus news ….
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) told NBC News that he is “seriously considering” implementing a quarantine for out-state-visitors to New York.
Said Cuomo: “You have about half the states in this country you’re seeing the virus going up, New York we have the virus going down.”
He added: “I have people calling me all day long, they’re worried about where they are, they want to come to New York. And that’s great but we don’t want them bringing the virus here, so we’re seriously considering a quarantine just to make sure that people who come in from states with higher infections don’t inadvertently increase our infection rate.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci told House lawmakers that the nation is experiencing a “disturbing surge” of coronavirus infections as states reopen too quickly and without adequate plans for testing and tracing the contacts of those infected with the virus, the New York Timesreports.
In a break with President Trump’s upbeat assessments, Dr. Fauci told lawmakers that while some states like New York, were “doing very well” in controlling spread of the virus, the surge in other states was “very troublesome to me.”
He added: “The next couple of weeks are going to be critical in our ability to address those surges we are seeing in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and other states.”
“European Union countries rushing to revive their economies and reopen their borders after months of coronavirus restrictions are prepared to block Americans from entering because the United States has failed to control the scourge,” the New York Timesreports.
“That prospect, which would lump American visitors in with Russians and Brazilians as unwelcome, is a stinging blow to American prestige in the world and a repudiation of President Trump’s handling of the virus in the United States, which has more than 2.3 million cases and upward of 120,000 deaths, more than any other country.”
President Trump contradicted his top aides telling CBS News he was serious on Saturday night when he claimed he had asked his administration to slow down coronavirus testing.
Said Trump: “I don’t kid.”
He also repeated — as he did on Twitter this morning — that testing is a double-edged sword.
“In the last 14 days, Oregon has reported a 234.4% jump in infections, Oklahoma jumped by 202 percent, Florida’s number increased by 155%, and Arizona’s confirmed coronavirus cases climbed by 142%,” NBC News reports.
“Texas, Utah, Arkansas, Louisiana and more than a dozen other states — as well as Guam and the Virgin Islands — had increases in the numbers of reported cases in the last two weeks.”
Explained Johns Hopkins’s Erik Toner: “It’s basically the same reason for all these states: It was Memorial Day.”
The above from Politicalwire…