The Montgomery, Ill., Alabama Government Ivy has extended the Emergency of a Covid 19 until the end of October, relaxing some health care laws to help hospitals deal with corona virus patients.
The order was due to expire on Tuesday. According to al.com, the order was intended to help hospitals adjust their case loads to the virus. Ivy first declared a state of emergency on August 12 due to an increase in the delta variant of the corona virus and lower Alabama vaccination rates.
The governor’s office said Friday’s announcement relaxed regulations to allow for the expansion of healthcare facilities and the easy delivery of emergency equipment and supplies. It also allows non-state doctors, nurses and pharmacists to practice in Alabama under a licensed or temporary permit.
The number of patients in COVID-19 Alabama hospitals dropped to less than 1,000 on Friday, the first time since July. The governor’s office said the number of new daily cases in Alabama has dropped by more than 70 percent since the beginning of September.
However, the governor’s announcement said the epidemic “poses a serious threat to public health, taxing Alabama’s hospitals, many of which were already struggling to staff their facilities.”
More on Pandemic:
– Rome marchers protest against vaccine laws at work, requiring “green pass”
– The death toll from the corona virus in Brazil has exceeded 600,000, the second highest in the world after the United States.
– Russia hit record high virus deaths as autumn rises
San Francisco will receive cruise ships after a 19-month hiatus.
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Here’s what else is happening:
ROME – Thousands of protesters marched on Rome’s Via Veneto and other major streets on Saturday, clashing with some police, to protest against a government rule that would require a Covid 19 vaccine or a negative test next week.
In Italy, the certification, known as the “Green Pass”, comes into force on Friday and applies to both public and private workplaces.
To get one, people must have either a dose of at least one COVID-19 vaccine, a document of recovery from the disease in the last six months, or a negative test in the last 48 hours.
If both employees and employers do not comply, they run the risk of being fined. Employees working in the public sector can be suspended if they show up five times without a green pass. This summer, green passes were required in Italy for entry into museums, theaters, gyms and indoor restaurants, and for long-distance trains and buses or domestic flights.
The demonstrators staged a protest in Piazza del Popolo. Then some left the wide square and clashed with the police when they went on an unauthorized march. The police stopped the helmet and the slope and sticks, preventing them from going down from a road, who passes through the office of Premier Mario Drug.
As of Saturday, 80 of those 12 and older in Italy have been fully vaccinated in Italy.
Carson City, Neva – This week Nevada became one of the last states to rapidly add antigen tests to its corona virus length.
Health experts say the change could provide a complete picture of the epidemic. Health officials say they were not included earlier because of their limited resources, staff focused on vaccines and contact tracing confirmed cases.
Nevada and Maryland were the last two holdouts that did not publicly report antigen tests in violation of federal guidelines. Concerns about the provision of speed tests and the various ways in which states report reflect the absence of a national testing strategy.
Nevada’s hospitals have been pushed to near-capacity during epidemics, its unemployment has broken national records, and 435,000 people have tested positive for the virus. Nevada health officials acknowledge that the omission of rapid tests from its data limits public understanding of the state’s spread of the epidemic.
Rapid antigen tests, which detect the presence of viral proteins instead of the corona virus itself, return results in minutes. Traditional molecular test processes sent to labs may take a few days but are shown to be more accurate.
Rapid test shift times have led to their widespread use in prisons, schools and nursing homes.
The San Francisco-Cruise ships are returning to San Francisco after a 19-month hiatus caused by the corona virus epidemic.
The Mayor of London, Brad, announced that the Royal Princess would visit the port of San Francisco on Monday. It is the first cruise ship to patrol the San Francisco Bay Area since March 2020, when the Grand Princess gained worldwide attention. The ship was carrying people infected with the corona virus, and thousands of people were quarantined off the coast of California.
The Princess will leave Los Angeles for a week-long beach trip to California, which will include an overnight stay in San Francisco. The port of San Francisco expects to receive 21 cruise ships later in the year.
Passengers must show that they were vaccinated at least 14 days before boarding the cruise and have proof of vaccination. According to a statement from Princess Cruz, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation, the pilot, she must also have a negative COVID-19 test within two days of her voyage.
The CDC’s latest Cruise Ship Guidance recommends passengers have proof of vaccination and recent negative tests. It advises travelers who are at high risk of severe Covid 19 disease to avoid walking.
Honolulu – The Honolulu University of Hawaii will allow a limited number of spectators at football games as it begins to reduce coronavirus restrictions.
The governor and mayor say they are relaxing the rules for outdoor recreation because of increased vaccination rates and reduced case counts, test positive rates and hospital admissions. From Wednesday, outdoor venues can allow up to 1,000 spectators or up to 50 of their full capacity, whichever is smaller.
Attendees will need to be vaccinated, wear masks and maintain physical distance. Restrictions on indoor entertainment, outdoor weddings, golf tournaments and road races will be eased.
Window Rock, Aries. – Navajo Nation reported 51 corona virus cases and one death on Friday.
It was the third day in a row that the tribe had reported at least one corona virus-related death six days later without any additional deaths.
Navajo officials are urging people to get vaccinated, wear masks in public and minimize travel. The tribe’s reservation is the largest in the country at 27,000 square miles and covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
The latest figures confirmed a total of 34,3350 confirmed cases and 1,454 deaths in the tribe.
MOSCOW – Russia has reached another record of 19 daily deaths since the Kovid 19, with 968 deaths recorded on Saturday.
The National Corona Virus Task Force has reported a steady increase, with almost daily records in October. That’s about 100 more deaths a day than at the end of September.
The task force also reported more than 29,000 new infections daily. Officials say the sharp rise in cases and deaths is due to the nation’s low vaccination rate.
The deputy prime minister says 47.8 million Russians, or 33 of the population, have received at least one dose of the corona virus vaccine.
Sao Paulo-Brazil tops the 600,000 confirmed corona virus deaths, the second highest in the world after the United States.
However, recent incidents and deaths have prompted mayors and governors to encourage fans to attend football matches and to keep bars and restaurants open late.
The average daily death toll in the country has dropped to around 500 a month, up from 3,000 in April. About 45% of the population has been fully vaccinated, and the booster shot is being given to the elderly.
The death toll from the US-confirmed corona virus has exceeded 710,000.
ROME – Italy will offer a third dose of the corona virus vaccine to anyone over the age of 60 who completed the vaccination at least six months ago.
The health ministry says booster shots will also be offered to people in “critical” health conditions, regardless of age. Italy has already approved a third dose of the vaccine for health care workers, transplant recipients and those with a weakened immune system.
Ministry officials say a third shot is not being considered for all vaccinators. In Italy, 80% of those 12 or older have been fully vaccinated.
HARRESBURG, PA – The incidence of coronavirus infections and hospital admissions among Pennsylvania vaccinators has risen sharply in the past month, although the shot is widely protective.
That’s according to new statewide health statistics. The latest figures from the Department of Health on so-called “breakthrough” infections are shown from September 5 to October 4. Vaccinated people represent only a quarter (26) of the more than 135,000 new infections and About 5,000 are admitted to hospitals across the state.
Between January and September, only 6% of cases and 5% of hospital admissions. Pennsylvania residents who live without immunizations are more likely to be infected with the corona virus, hospitalized and die than those shot.
Acting State Physician Dr. Dennis Johnson says the data reinforces the issue of booster shots. Last month, U.S. health officials approved a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for all Americans 65 years of age or older, as well as for young people with health problems or high-risk, front-line jobs.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Sheriff says he will not enforce the county’s vaccine mandate in his agency.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva oversees the county’s largest sheriff’s department with approximately 18,000 employees. He said in a Facebook live event on Thursday that he did not intend to carry out the county’s mandate.
Los Angeles County employees had to be fully vaccinated by October 1.
Villanueva says its employees are willing to abolish it instead of vaccinating it. More than 26,000 people have died of the corona virus in Los Angeles County.
Birmingham, Ala. – Alabama’s top health officials are urging people who have not been vaccinated against the corona virus to be shot within the next week to help prevent another holiday of infection and death.
Dr. Scott Harris says it takes five or six weeks for someone to get the maximum immunity after the initial vaccine in the shot-two process. He says it means the “safest Thanksgiving” for people is coming to an end.
Harris said he was “cautiously optimistic” that the holiday would not be as deadly as last year because of the large number of people with antibodies following the vaccine and virus deal.
New York – A panel of vaccine experts will consider in early November whether to recommend the Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine for children under 12.
The Immunization Practices Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet November 2-3, health officials said Friday. Pfizer is expected to be part of the agenda.
Experts expect the US Food and Drug Administration to decide whether to allow the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11 by the time the public is vaccinated. How to give
Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is only available to people 12 years of age and older.