Coronavirus updates: Hawaii eases travel restrictions; Facebook to encourage flu shots; 38M global cases; 215K US deaths
Travelers planning a trip to Hawaii will no longer have to quarantine for 14 days if they tested negative for the coronavirus at least 72 hours before their departure from the mainland, starting Thursday.
"Iwant peopleto come if they are fully prepared to test, know that they are healthyand are prepared to wear a mask," said Lt. Gov. Josh Green, who has taken a leading role in developing the Safe Travels program that was postponed after a spike in coronavirus cases.
Meanwhile, in Iowa, about 10,000 people are expected to show up at President Donald Trump's rally at the Des Moines International Airport on Wednesday, defyingadvice from White House experts on limiting social gatherings to 25 people in a “yellow zone” for transmission of the virus.
与此同时，在爱荷华州，预计周三将有大约1万人出现在唐纳德·特朗普(Donald Trump)总统在得梅因国际机场(Des Moines International Airport)举行的集会上，无视白宫专家的建议，将社交聚会限制在传播病毒的“黄色区域”内，最多只能有25人。
Some significant developments:
*The University of Floridahalted all football team activities Tuesday due to an uptickin positive tests for COVID-19.
*Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellsaid the Senate willvote on more COVID-19 reliefwhen it returns to Washington Monday.
*In a six-part series, USA TODAY investigates how racist policies of the past and present have fueled high COVID-19 deaths in communities of color.
Experts: COVID-fueled stress eating will add to childhood obesity struggles
Pediatricians and public health experts predict a potentially dramatic increase in childhood obesity this year as months of pandemic eating, closed schools, stalled sports and public space restrictions extendindefinitely.
About one in seven children have met the criteria for childhood obesity since 2016, when the federal National Survey of Children's Healthchanged its methodology, a report out Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found.While the percentage of children considered obese declined slightly in the last 10 years, it isexpected to jump in 2020.
罗伯特·伍德·约翰逊基金会(Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)周三发布的一份报告发现，自2016年联邦全国儿童健康调查改变方法以来，约有七分之一的儿童达到了儿童肥胖的标准。尽管被认为肥胖的儿童比例在过去10年里略有下降，但预计2020年将大幅上升。
"We were making slow and steady progress until this,"said Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, a Northwestern University economist and professor. "It's likely we will have wiped out a lot of the progress that we've made over the last decade in childhood obesity."
西北大学(Northwest University)经济学家兼教授Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach表示：“在此之前，我们一直在缓慢而稳定地取得进展。”“我们很可能已经抹去了过去十年来在儿童肥胖问题上取得的很多进展。”
Thetrend,already seen in pediatricoffices, is especially concerning as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week expanded its definition of those at elevated risk of severe COVID-19 disease and death to include people with a body mass index of between 25 and 30. Previously, only those with a BMI 30 and higher were included. That couldmean 72% of all Americans are at higher risk of severe disease based only on their weight.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spar with CNN'sWolf Blitzer over stimulus aid
众议院议长南希·佩洛西(Nancy Pelosi)与CNN的沃尔夫·布利策(Wolf Blitzer)就刺激援助问题发生争执。
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer an "apologist for the Republican position" during a tense interview aboutthe current state of a COVID-19 stimulus package.
美国众议院议长南希·佩洛西(Nancy Pelosi)在一次关于新冠肺炎刺激计划现状的紧张采访中称美国有线电视新闻网主播沃尔夫·布利策(Wolf Blitzer)为“共和党立场的辩护者”。
“As you know, there are Americans who are being evicted from their homes. They can’t pay their rent. Many Americans are waiting in food lines for the first time in their lives,” Blitzer noted at the beginning of theinterview with Pelosi. “Can you look them in the eye, MadamSpeaker, and explain why you don’t want to accept the president’s latest stimulus offer?”
Pelosi then pondered if Blitzer would “ask the same question of the Republicans” before insistingthe GOP bill doesn’t meet the needs of Americans.Blitzer asked Pelosi why she would not take the $1.8 trillion deal, referencing statementsfromRep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., and former Democraticpresidential candidateAndrew Yang, who say she should.
佩洛西随后考虑，布利策是否会“向共和党人提出同样的问题”，然后坚称共和党的法案不符合美国人的需求。布利泽援引加利福尼亚州民主党众议员Ro Khanna和前民主党民主党总统候选人安德鲁·杨(Andrew Yang)的声明，问佩洛西为什么不接受这笔1.8万亿美元的交易，他们说她应该接受。
"I don’t know why you’re always an apologist and many of your colleagues are apologists for the Republican position," Pelosi said."Ro Khanna —that’s nice. That isn’t what we’re going to do, and nobody's waiting 'til February. I want this very much now because people need help now.But it's no use giving them a false thing just because the president wants to put a check with his name on it in the mail,"Pelosi continued duringthe nearly 14-minute interview.
New York's iconic Roosevelt Hotel is shutting down amid COVID-19
New York's iconic Roosevelt Hotelis saying goodbye after being a midtown Manhattanmainstay for nearly 100 years.
The New York Cityhotel, which has been around since 1924 and has made cameos in movies including "The Irishman" and "Maid in Manhattan" is closing its doors by the end of this year due to theeffects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thehotel is owned by Pakistan International Airlines and has been home to manyhistoric American momentsfrom serving as the headquarters for Gov. Thomas Dewey's election campaign in 1984 when he incorrectly announced he'd defeatedHarry Truman to being the first placeGuy Lombardo and his orchestra performed in 1929.
这家酒店归巴基斯坦国际航空公司所有，是许多具有历史意义的美国时刻的所在地，从1984年州长托马斯·杜威(Thomas Dewey)错误地宣布他击败了哈里·杜鲁门(Harry Truman)竞选活动的总部，到1929年成为盖伊·隆巴多(Guy Lombardo)和他的管弦乐队表演的第一个地方。
Facebook to encourage flu shots, ban anti-vaccination ads
Facebook is injecting itself into the public health debate by encouraging flu shots and banning anti-vaccination advertisements. But the social network may not be going far enough, some say, because nonpaidanti-vaccination posts are still allowed.
In a post Tuesday, Facebook said it would begin a flu shot campaign this week with a tool to find where to get a shot. Other features: News feed itemsand shareable flu reminders.
"Public health officials recommend that most people get a flu shot every year. This year, they think it is especially important to minimize the risk of concurrent flu and COVID-19," said Kang-Xing Jin, Facebook's head of health, and Rob Leathern, director of product management.
Facebook will also globally begin rejecting ads discouragingpeople from getting a vaccine and work with health groups to increase immunization rates, the network said. "Our goal is to help messages about the safety and efficacy of vaccines reach a broad group of people, while prohibiting ads with misinformation that could harm public health efforts," the authors said.
Delta reports $5.4 billion quarterly loss due to COVID-19 pandemic
Delta Air Lines posted a massive $5.4billion loss for the quarterthat endedSept. 30, results showing how the coronavirus pandemic is wrecking the airline industry.
达美航空公司(Delta Air Lines)在截至9月1日的季度中出现了54亿美元的巨额亏损。30，结果显示冠状病毒大流行如何摧毁航空业。
Delta, the first of the largest airlines to report earnings for the quarter, said it plans to take additional steps cut its losses and conserve its remaining cash, including retiring 400 aircraft by 2025 and delaying taking new planes.
Though its losses are staggering, the company said it still has $21.6 billion in reserve to try to get it through the crisis.
“While our September quarter results demonstrate the magnitude of the pandemic on our business, we have been encouraged as more customers travel and we are seeing a path of progressive improvement in our revenues, financial results and daily cash burn,” said CEO Ed Bastian in a statement.
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