The subway will spin all night, and restaurants, shops and gyms will cut capacity limits as New York has removed most of the restrictions that have plagued cities and residents financially for more than a year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on. Monday
Social distances still have to be maintained, Cuomo said, but starting May 17, the subway will no longer be closed between 2:00 a.m. and 4 a.m. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut states will reduce capacity limits. Inside the building on May 19
“This opens another important economic and social event,”; Cuomo said.
Today, more than 80,000 city workers return to their offices today, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
“The town hall was very busy today, it was a very good feeling,” the mayor said. “I have been at City Hall throughout the outbreak with many of my colleagues. But for the first time you know a positive year, we have the spirit and energy of this place restored, and it’s a great feeling. ”
New York City’s subways will start operating all night, and capacity restrictions for most businesses will end in mid-May as COVID-19 infection rates continue to drop, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
Also in the news:
► The Small Business Administration on Monday began accepting applications for grants from the Restaurant Recovery Fund. Thousands of restaurants and bars destroyed by the plague were eligible for $ 28.6 billion in grants.
► With the epidemic seemingly waning off, Hard Rock said it would spend $ 20 million in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to renovate its hotel suites, open a Starbucks store, buy new slot machines and table games. Added new restaurants and beachside upgrades.
► The Los Angeles County Health Authority reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Sunday. The infection remained at its lowest level since the outbreak.
📈 Today’s numbers: The United States has more than 32.4 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 577,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. Global Total: More than 152.9 million cases and nearly 3.2 million deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have distributed more than 312.5 million vaccines. More than 104.7 million Americans are fully vaccinated.
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New cases in the US continue to decline as vaccinations progress.
The United States now has an average of less than 50,000 new coronavirus cases per day, a level not seen since early October and a sign that the country’s massive vaccination programs are impacting the epidemic. In the week ended Sunday, the United States reported 344,463 cases, the daily mean, down about 22,000 on a daily basis from a mere peak three weeks ago. It’s a big drop from the record set in January. The United States now reports a large number of cases in a week as they are received every two days.
Help the cause: Nearly 150 million Americans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and more than 40% of adults in the United States are fully vaccinated.
However, daily deaths and new cases around the world remain at or near all-time highs, fueled by India’s well-documented battle. And in general, India’s reported data is seen as only a fraction of the actual number across the country of 1.4 billion people.
– Mike Stucka
Florida Gov. DeSantis jettisons Local mask social alienation requirements.
Gov. Ronde Santis, flanked by leaders of the Florida House and Senate, suspended the local COVID emergency order on Monday and signed a lawmakers proposal approved last week that limits the government’s ability. To define mask requirements and other social distance measures used in the fight against the coronavirus. The bill made it harder for local governments to impose measures such as masking and issue a permanent DeSantis executive order banning “vaccine passports”.
DeSantis said people said they needed a vaccine passport. “You’re saying you don’t really believe in vaccines, you don’t believe the data, you don’t believe science.”
– James Call USA TODAY Network
Novavax vaccine clinical trials targeting children 12-17 years old.
On Monday, Novavax announced an expansion of a Phase III pediatric clinical trial for NVX-CoV2373, the company’s vaccine candidate, an additional arm of the trial will continue to evaluate its efficacy, safety and generating capacity. NVX-CoV2373 immunity among up to 3,000 adolescents aged 12-17 years in 75 areas of the United States. Participants were randomly assigned to receive two doses of the vaccine or placebo, taken 21 days apart, two thirds of the subjects received intramuscular vaccination and one third received a placebo. Participants will undergo safety checks for up to two years after their last dose.
“We look forward to … playing a global role in offering vaccination to as many people as possible, of all age groups, to end the suffering caused by the epidemic,” said Gregory M. . Glenn, MD, President of Research and Development at Vovavax.
Teacher Thanksgiving Week has special meaning in the epidemic.
It’s been a tough year to study: bizarre school schedules, little class time for millions of people, and lots of zoom rooms. Education reporters in the US TODAY network have had the lowest and lowest front seats of unusual academic years. Those challenges affect many. 43% of newly retired teachers cite stress both before and during COVID-19 as the main reason for leaving.
For Teacher Appreciation Week, we are highlighting educators who have stuck with us in the past year because of their stubbornness or charisma or commitment to helping students or the community. Read about some of the stars here.
Most employees still work from home.
More states are lifting business restrictions, bringing people shopping, dining out and traveling. But restoring an activity is painfully slow – working from work. Employee office visits in 10 major cities reached 26.1% of pre-epidemic levels in the week ended April 21, according to Kastle Systems, the largest technology provider that tracks that data via keycard swiping and Other equipment.While Dallas and Texas’ other metro areas were the top averages, cities such as San Francisco and New York lagged behind.
“While the return to work is slow, we haven’t seen any meaningful moves yet,” said Kastle President Mark Ein. “It’s a very low number.” Read more here..
– Paul Davidson
US vaccine assistance to other countries may be overdue.
The Biden administration was besieged by requests from foreign leaders for help with access to the COVID-19 vaccine. His advisor has yet to detail how or when the United States will begin to share US supply. Biden has repeatedly said his administration will help the rest of the world. After all Americans have access to the vaccine. The position is more unprotected, especially in the face of India’s deteriorating COVID-19 crisis and rising global vaccination rates, global health experts and advocates say.
“We hope that our assistance will have a broader impact on society here and around the world to help Indians,” said foreign ministry spokesman Ned Price. Read more here..
– Deirdre Shesgreen
Epidemic Hikes: Tips for Manners and Safety
Hiking and mountain biking are more popular than ever since the coronavirus outbreak started, the trails are busier than usual. It can be confusing to know the right way to get along with hikers, bikers, and others around you in a world of mask and social aloof.
Don’t get stressed – there are travel etiquette tips to keep you comfortable when exploring the outdoors on foot or by bicycle. Among the tips: carry a mask and wear a mask politely if you can’t add 6 feet more space. Read more here..
– Shanti Lerner, Arizona Republic
Walgreens brings the vaccination program to the streets of Chicago.
Walgreens is bringing a mobile vaccination clinic to Chicago. Travel clinics will focus on bringing vaccines to disadvantaged communities and those with direct access to the vaccine. Over the next two months, more mobile clinics will begin to spread across the country, said company president John Standley.
“The mobile clinics and other formats we use will enable us to bring vaccines to the heart of the communities most affected by, as well as address common barriers such as transportation and convenience,” Standley said.
Walgreens started the vaccination program in December through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The chain has been vaccinated 15 million shots.
Puerto Rico has been struggling with a number of incidents of hospitalizations.
Although 55% of Puerto Rican residents receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. But U.S. territories are grappling with a sharp rise in cases and hospitalizations, while trying to drive a tumultuous economy in recent years from the coronavirus outbreak. Riken The earthquake and the prolonged financial crisis While health authorities say many people are keen to get vaccinated – more than 2 million doses of the drug are being administered on the island of 3.3 million American citizens – they know some of them who have not yet. Full protection ignores the limitations that include a year-long curfew, and the spread of new strains may be part of the current infection.
“The solution is vaccination,” said Gov. Pedro Pierluisi. The island has reported about 2,000 deaths from COVID.
The US will talk to the WTO about broader vaccine distribution.
The White House said the U.S. Trade Representative will begin talks with the World Trade Organization on ways to overcome the intellectual property problem that has prevented the much-needed COVID-19 vaccine from becoming more widely available.
The White House has come under great pressure to join efforts to help waive patent rules for vaccines so poorer countries can start building generic versions of their own.
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that US Trade Representative Catherine Tai would start talks. “It’s about how we can make this vaccine more widely distributed, more licensed and more widely shared.”
Klain and national security advisor Jake Sullivan said the administration will have more discussions on the matter in the coming days.
Contributing: The Associated Press
This article originally appeared in the US Today: Decreased COVID-19 Patients; New York City dropped most of the restrictions.