'I feel mentally exhausted and burned out:' Doctors reflect on 1 million Covid-19 deaths

The pandemic is undoubtedly getting worse in the US. At least 31 states reported at least one record day of new coronavirus cases in October, according to Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 50,000 Americans are currently hospitalized with the virus.

But while Fauci says it as it is, Trump continues to downplay the epidemic by hitting doctors, denying the science, and attacking the press to highlight the rising cases of coronavirus.

“All the stars are in the wrong place,” said Fauci as the land drives in in colder weather. “You couldn’t possibly be worse positioned.”

Fauci has repeatedly told Americans that if they adhere to the use of masks, social distancing protocols, and other safety precautions – advice that the Trump White House is obviously ignoring – they can change the virus’ trajectory and save lives.

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Q: Should I wear face shields instead of (or in addition to) face masks?

ONE: The CDC does not recommend the use of plastic face shields for everyday activities or as a replacement for face masks. There are some exceptions, such as B. for the hearing impaired who rely on lip reading, or for those with physical or mental discomfort that would be made worse by wearing a face mask made of fabric.

Face shields worn in addition to masks can provide an extra layer of protection and help people stop touching their faces.

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WHAT’S IMPORTANT TODAY?

England joins France and Germany

England will launch a second national lockdown Thursday after the infections forced British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to give up his desire to control the virus through piecemeal local restrictions.

Johnson is expected to tell parliament on Monday that winter coronavirus deaths could double what they saw during the first wave of the outbreak. For many, however, the action came too late – the government’s scientific experts suggested in September that further action was needed.

The Office of National Statistics now estimates that one in 100 people in England had Covid-19 by the week of October 17th, compared to one in 2,300 in July and one in 200 in early October. The total number of confirmed cases has now exceeded 1 million.

Slovakia tests half of its population in one day

Around 2.58 million Slovaks – half of the country – were tested on the first day of the nationwide coronavirus tests on Saturday. Of those tested, 25,850 – approximately 1% – tested positive for the virus.

The government decided to test everyone in the country after the number of infected people rose. The mass test took place at almost 5,000 test stations over the weekend. More than 6,000 soldiers and 14,500 health workers were involved.

The “dose” of Covid you receive can determine how sick you get

The difference between asymptomatic, mildly ill, or critically ill could be in the “dose” of virus you receive. It’s not because you need a specific number of virus particles to infect a cell. It only increases the likelihood that one of these virus particles will get into the cell and infect it, which starts the chain reaction, explain Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Andrea Kane.

The virus dose has a different dimension and has to do with time. It is not the dose of the virus that you simply receive at any given time. This can also be the sum of the doses of the virus you received over a period of time.

ON OUR RADAR

  • World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is under quarantine after being “identified as a contact from someone” who tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Prince William, who was second on the British throne, reportedly tested positive for coronavirus earlier this year but did not make the public known.
  • For the first time since June 9, Australia did not register any new local Covid-19 cases on Saturday.
  • The global death toll from the novel coronavirus exceeded 1.2 million on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University’s global balance sheet.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the field for the first time since his contract with Covid-19 – and scored two goals in 20 minutes.
  • Tennis star Simona Halep says she is “recovering well” after testing positive for Covid-19.
  • In the age of Covid-19, the suburbs are cool for the first time.

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TODAY PODCAST

“Making masks such a political issue in this country is something that still baffles me.” – CNN’s chief correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Will things go back to “normal” once there is a vaccine? How can we vote safely? What do we know about the flu shot this year? During the winter months, CNN’s chief correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta raised some of the most common misconceptions about Covid-19. Listen now