Monday, June 1, 2020

Protests Could Lead To C-Virus New Spike; U.S and WHO Differ Over C-Virus Protocols, and Other C-Virus Updates

Health officials warned Sunday that the anti-racism demonstrations taking place across the country could lead to a new spike in cases of the novel coronavirus, as people mix without masks and without following social distancing requirements.
Maryland’s Gov. Larry Hogan told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that he’s “concerned” about the spread of coronavirus, even though those concerns have largely taken a back seat to state efforts designed to stop the spread of violence.
“There’s no question that, when you put hundreds or thousands of people together in close proximity when we have got this virus all over the streets, it’s not healthy,” Logan told host Jake Tapper. He noted that the state will be observing a 14-day window — the length of time coronavirus spikes typically take to appear — to see if there is any evidence of a spike resulting from Friday’s and Saturday’s protests.
Elsewhere, city officials suggested that protesters who came in close contact with other people, mainly in large crowds that gathered in cities toward mid-day on Saturday, should get a COVID-19 test sometime this week.
“If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week,” Atlanta’s mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms warned in a press conference Saturday night. “There is still a pandemic in America that’s killing black and brown people at higher numbers.”
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