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[VOA] VOA 2020-04-19

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[Homework]VOA 2020-04-19

HW on 4/19/2020

This is VOA News from remote. I am Jim Ramble.
  Coronavirus numbers again today drive home of tragedy of pandemic and what it is doing to the world.  COVID-19 cases have surpassed two hundred and a quarter million with the death toll of 156 thousand.  Here in the United States only, there are 707 thousand infections with close to 38 thousand fatalities. Both numbers are the highest in the world. The figures are from the Johnson Hopkinson University. The death count in the New York State is approaching 18 thousand. The State Governor Andrew Coumer said the key to winning over the war against COVID-19  and re-opening the US economy is much larger scale testing.
  China has revised upward its number of COVID-19 death to 46 hundred reflecting 40% higher numbers for the city of Wuhan where the pandemic began.
  For the countries around the world, there is a balancing act trying to weigh the aid for painful virus shutdown measures and moving to shore up their badly stricken economies.  The past four weeks  have seen 22 million American workers file for unemployment benefits. A record. In a joint statement today, a group of 13 nations including Britain, Germany, Italy and Mexico call for global cooperation to lessen economic impact of the pandemic. Italy and Germany have relaxed some of their Coronavirus shutdown restrictions. Together they have lost 7000 lives due to the COVID-19. The other side of picture Britain, whose death toll is nearly 15 thousand, has extended its lockdown to 3 three weeks. France has added a 4 weeks and with closure.  The death toll is almost 19 thousand. With 20 thousand life loss, Spain has expected to lend its COVID-19 controls.
  Here in the United States, the COVID-19 debate has taken on a partisan appearance. The President Donald Trump has urged his supporters, quoted  liberate the three states led by Democratic Governors, Minnesota, Virginia and Michigan are more important for Donald Trump's November re-election chances.
  To stay updated of all the news and latest pandemic, you can go online at VOA NEWS.com. This is VOA news.
  President Donald Trump's words on Twitter about liberating states have been taken to the street to demand to end stay-at-home orders. Noisy demonstrators have been staged against Michigan Democratic Governor  Rogy Whittler. Her COVID-19 orders includes banned  the travelling from house to house.  On the President's call to liberate the states, the Governor of Washington State, Democratic Jay says as quoted the  President is formatting the domestic rebellion and spreading lies. Trump's controversial tweet came on the heels of his assurance  this week that the nation's governors will be in charge of how and when to re-open their states' economies.
  Public health experts in the US and elsewhere are warning the relaxing the Coronavirus showdown must be accompanied by a wider testing and tracing of infected people to prevent a new way of disease. What seems so snubbing of such thinking, US State of Florida has re-opened the beach in Jacksonville. The United States is struggling to test enough people to track and  control the spread of enormous coronavirus. President Trump this week released the plan to ease the business restrictions but hinges to the downward trend of testing positive. More than a month ago, he declared that anybody who wants  a test can get a test. Harsh reality has said in. As labs and public official say critical supply shortages make it impossible to increase the testing at the level what experts say is necessary.
  Republican accepts the Democratic demand for additional federal funding for hospitals. As part of the Africans can get the congressional passage of Trump's Administration's 250 billion dollar emergency request for a  small business paycheck subsidy, which has run out of money.
  South Korea Health Minister *** said today new COVID-19 guideline could be issued soon. Many officials may still look at allowing South Korea to engage certain level of economic and social activity. Wide scale of testing is accredited to with holding down South Korea's death toll to 222. As a clear picture of COVID-19 death toll emerges, African Americans are demanding another explanation of why the disease has been especially cruel and it only affects the blacks. There are increasing calls for strategy to block the devastation being witnessed by the African Americans and other communities' color. The Associated Press shows nearly 1/3 of those who died in the COVID-19 in the US so far are African Americans.
  US  Navy's top Admiral says he will decide soon on the fate of aircraft carrier captain who was fired for pleading commander to move faster to safeguard the coronavirus infect the crew. Admire Gillday who ruled whether the Captain **** step out of the line when he ran around his chains of Command and sent email to push *** to stand the outbreak. About 670 sailors on the USS Theoroe Roosevelt knocked out the Guan have tested positive for the virus and 7 were hospitalized. 1 sailor has died.
  More news at VOA NEWS.com  online. It's also convenient and  easy to use the mobile app. I am Jim Ramble by remote. This is VOA new.
  
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