Updates on CCP Virus: Pandemic’s Deadliest Month in US Ends on More Positive Trajectory
Updates on CCP Virus: Pandemic’s Deadliest Month in US Ends on More Positive Trajectory BYThe Epoch Times
The U.S. death toll has climbed past 440,000, with over 95,000 lives lost in January alone. Deaths are running at about 3,150 per day on average, down from a peak of 3,350 in mid-January.
But as the calendar turned to February on Monday, the number of Americans in the hospital with COVID-19 fell below 100,000 for the first time in two months. New cases of infection are averaging about 148,000 a day, falling from almost a quarter-million in mid-January. The number of infections are trending downward in all 50 states.
Britain Detects South African Variant in People With No Travel Links
Two people in southern England have tested positive for the South African variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus without having any links to people who have traveled recently, prompting “surge testing” to contain the outbreak.
Residents in parts of Surrey, to the southwest of London, will now be tested whether they are showing any symptoms or not, local authorities said. The government said in January it had detected cases of both the South African and Brazilian variants, however, they were all linked to travel.
WHO Team in Wuhan Visits Disease Control Centers
A World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the CCP viruspandemic visited two disease control centers on Monday that had an early hand in managing the outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
The WHO investigators arrived in Wuhan, the provincial capital, last month to look for clues and have visited hospitals and a seafood market where early cases were detected. China has sought to avoid blame for alleged missteps in its early response to the outbreak, while promoting alternative theories that the virus originated elsewhere and may even have been brought to Wuhan from outside the country.
Cuomo Must Resign If ‘Cover-Up’ of Nursing Home Deaths Proven: Stefanik
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) has called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, to resign if a “criminal cover-up” of nursing home deaths is proven through a federal investigation.