Coronavirus live: USA: 13/14 September
US coronavirus latest: 18:00 PT / 21:00 ET on Sunday 13 September (03:00 CEST, 14 September )
Latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University.
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Wisconsin Governor urges mask wearing
Tony Evers reached out to the people of Wisconsin and asked for ‘everyone to do their part’ and wear a face mask.
Second stimulus check: what did McConnell say about relief bill?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell does not share House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s optimism over a deal being struck for a coronavirus aid package.
Dominic Thiem wins U.S. Open title
Austrian produced a remarkable fightback to beat German fifth seed Alexander Zverev to win the U.S. Open for the first time on Sunday.
New York’s impressive Covid-19 curve
From being the epicentre of the pandemic in March, New York has managed to control the spread of the virus.
NFL players protest across the league in empty stadiums
National Football League players staged pregame protests from coast-to-coast on Sunday, taking a knee during the playing of the U.S. national anthem in mostly empty stadiums, avoiding the embarrassment of having fans boo, which overshadowed the season opener.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were the only team hosting a Week One game allowing fans on Sunday, so there were no repeats of Thursday’s scenes at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium when members of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans were booed during a moment of silence for social justice.
The Jaguars took no chances and like several teams remained in the locker room during the singing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often called the Black national anthem, and the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
“Our solidarity is stronger than any difference that threatens to divide us,” the Jaguars said in a statement issued prior to kickoff. “We are a united team.
$1,000 Louis V face shield anyone?
Louis Vuitton is introducing a new item to their 2021 Cruise Collection … a high-priced face shield, laced with their signature ‘LV’ trim along the edges of the plastic itself and headband, plus their well-known gold studs. It’s supposed to hit the market starting next month….
Israel becomes first country to reimpose lockdown
Israel will enter a three-week nationwide lockdown starting later this week to contain the spread of the coronavirus after a second-wave surge of new cases, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, becoming the first country worldwide to reimpose a strict national lockdown.
Reuters reports that during the lockdown, which comes during the Jewish high-holiday season, Israelis will have to stay within 500 metres of their houses, but can travel to workplaces that will be allowed to operate on a limited basis.
Taiwan says plans to sign up for ‘COVAX’ vaccine allocation scheme
Taiwan will sign up to the “COVAX” global vaccine allocation plan to ensure it will be able to access a Covid-19 vaccine when one becomes available, the island’s health minister stated.
Chen Shih-chung told reporters in Taipei that the government had engaged lawyers to enter discussions about signing onto the scheme.
Taiwan is also researching its own vaccine, a process Chen said was going smoothly. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the GAVI vaccine alliance are leading the COVAX facility, aimed at helping buy and fairly distribute vaccination shots against the novel coronavirus around the world.
Trump rallies supporters in Nevada, seeks to overcome Biden lead in the state
Republican President Donald Trump rallied his backers in Nevada on Saturday in a bid to drum up support in a state where polls show his Democratic rival Joe Biden is ahead.
Going through a list of grievances about Democrats, the media, and mail-in voting, Trump spoke to a crowd of thousands at an airport outside of Reno where people stood close to one another and, in many cases, did not wear masks despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The president mused about staying in office 12 years, despite constitutional limits that prohibit U.S. presidents from serving more than two, four-year terms.
“We are going to win four more years in the White House and then after that we’ll negotiate, right, because we’re probably, based on the way we were treated, we’re probably entitled to another four after that,” he said.
Trump signs new executive order to lower drug prices
President Donald Trump said on Sunday he had signed a new executive order aimed at lowering drug prices in the United States by linking them to those of other nations.
“My Most Favored Nation order will ensure that our Country gets the same low price Big Pharma gives to other countries. The days of global freeriding at America’s expense are over,” Trump said in a Twitter post, adding: “Also just ended all rebates to middlemen, further reducing prices.”
WHO reports record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases, up over 307,000
The World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours.
The biggest increases were from India, the United States and Brazil, according to the agency’s website. Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417.
Second stimulus check: when does the Senate meet again to decide?
There still remains the possibility of a second stimulus check of a maximum amount of $1,200 per adult. Both Democrats and Republicans have all backed a second round of Economic Impact Payments.
AstraZeneca vaccine: why are clinical trials resuming and how was the patient affected?
Clinical trials for the AstraZeneca and Oxford University coronavirus vaccine have resumed following confirmation by the Medicines Health Regulatory Authority that it was safe to do so.
Russia rolls out first batches of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine
The Russian Health Ministry confirmed the first deliveries of Sputnik V have been sent out to test logistical issues ahead of a planned mass vaccination.
Li-Meng Yan: Chinese whistleblower to provide proof Covid-19 is a lab-based virus
Li-Meng Yan, who is in hiding in the US, has said she will soon provide evidence of her claims that the coronavirus was developed in a Chinese lab.
Coronavirus live US updates: welcome
Hello and welcome to our live, United States-focused coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, which as of 19:00 ET on Sunday had registered nearly 28.8 million cases and just over 921,000 deaths worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In the US, the globe’s worst-hit country, there have been almost 6.5 million cases and more than 194,000 deaths.