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Fauci to testify earlier than Congress on state of coronavirus pandemic

Dr. Anthony Fauci and different prime well being officers will testify before Congress Tuesday on the state of the coronavirus pandemic. Fauci, the highest infectious illness skilled on the Nationwide Institutes of Well being, has repeatedly urged states to comply with the “carefully thought out” CDC guidelines for reopening, warning in Might that failure to take action would result in “some struggling and loss of life” that could possibly be averted. Testifying earlier than a Home panel final week, Fauci mentioned these two weeks are “important” in how the nation addresses the surge in states like Florida, Texas and Arizona. The listening to comes two days after Well being and Human Companies Secretary Alex Azar warned that the “window is closing” for the USA to get the scenario below management. 

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Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks to how private accountability and social distancing is the important thing to ending the unfold of the coronavirus.

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Arizona bars, gyms and theaters closed once more as COVID-19 numbers bounce

Arizona residents will get up Tuesday morning and have to regulate to the brand new non permanent actuality that some companies that reopened after the state ended its stay-at-home order shall be closed once more. Arizona’s explosive enhance in coronavirus circumstances prompted Gov. Doug Ducey to order bars, gyms, movie theaters and water parks to close Monday night time and keep shut down for not less than 30 days, till July 27. Lodge, motel and municipal swimming pools are additionally closing. Ducey additionally mentioned public faculties will not be capable to open any sooner than Aug. 17, thwarting many districts’ plans to start out the varsity 12 months later this summer season. Ducey added the order’s July 27 expiration date was an “aspirational aim” and would depend upon how the state’s COVID-19 numbers advanced, calling the latest numbers “brutal.” Arizona has confirmed greater than 74,000 circumstances, with 3,000-plus new circumstances reported on 5 of the previous seven days.

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In an effort to cease an enormous surge in new coronavirus circumstances, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered bars, nightclubs, gyms, film theaters and water parks across the state to be closed for not less than 30 days beginning Monday night time. (June 29)

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Mnuchin, Powell to transient key Home committee on pandemic response efforts

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell are set to testify Tuesday earlier than Home lawmakers to report on the efficacy of the federal response amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mnuchin will probably be requested about a few missteps with the large financial stimulus program. This will likely embody how a whole lot of publicly traded firms obtained Paycheck Safety Program loans meant for small companies and the way extra than 1 million lifeless folks obtained stimulus checks from the federal authorities. As well as, Mnuchin and Powell could possibly be pressed about additional stimulus actions that Democrats have embraced. Within the testimony launched Monday by the Fed, Powell repeats a pledge that the central financial institution will keep interest rates at their current ultra-low levels till it’s certain the financial system has weathered the pandemic disaster. 

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Tuesday that the U.S. financial system faces a deep downturn with “important uncertainty” concerning the timing and energy of a restoration. (June 16)

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EU prone to prolong the journey ban for US residents 

European Union nations are prone to prolong the journey ban on U.S. residents for not less than two weeks, in keeping with a resolution due to be formalized on Tuesday seen by Bloomberg. Journey between EU nations is predicted to renew Wednesday, however European Fee suggestions state that journey restrictions needs to be upheld in nations the place the scenario is worse than the common within the 27 EU member nations plus Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. This could exclude the USA, the place COVID-19 infections have surged to their highest degree in two months. The bloc goals to revise the listing of nations allowed to enter each two weeks. 

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People are unlikely to be allowed into greater than 30 European nations for enterprise or tourism when the continent begins subsequent week to open its borders to the world. (June 25)

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Quarantine journey order might apply to almost half of US inhabitants

Vacationers from eight states, together with California, could possibly be added to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s quarantine order – a restriction that would then apply to 48% of the U.S. population. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s workplace mentioned it meant to investigate every state’s COVID-19 knowledge Monday night time and Tuesday morning to find out which states will be a part of the unique eight topic to the journey order. The order at present requires vacationers from locations with excessive an infection charges to isolate for 14 days upon arrival in New York or the 2 neighboring states. An information evaluation by the USA TODAY Community reveals that California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee could also be added to the listing. 

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