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Dr. Stuart Weiss: COVID-19 Update Friday 13-November-2020

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By Dr. Stuart Weiss

Rapid Test Center of New York
Dr. Stuart Weiss, FACEP, FAAP, CBCP

Nov 13, 2020
CoViD-19 News and Information you can trust. Welcome new members from the Rapid Test Center.
Topics: Thanksgiving, UGH!!

Thanksgiving, UGH!!

Okay, so lets talk turkey. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Its all about family and fun and food, three of my fav things without any of the other requirements attached to other holidays. You don’t have to do anything on Thanksgiving if you don’t want to.

Although its a great holiday, its risky this year. With an all time high number of new cases today at 170,473, according to NBC News and the fourth day this week that we have set a new record, this holiday can increase our CoViD numbers even more. 1249 Americans died from CoViD-19 today. Things will be getting worse for the next several months.

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, was on CBS This Morning today to plead with Americans to take seriously the skyrocketing coronavirus case numbers across the country, warning the danger is elevated as families prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Meeting with anyone outside one’s household indoors for an extended period of time carries risks. Getting tested, quarantining after travel and wearing masks are ways to reduce that risk, Dr. Fauci reiterated.

So what can you do? Let me tell you what my family is doing. All of us are getting tested a day before Thanksgiving. If its not too cold or raining, we will be bundled up and celebrating the meal outdoors. Households will be sitting together to limit the contact time between different groups. If we have to go indoors, we will be eating far apart from each other with windows open. We will gather to talk with masks on and only take them off when we are eating or drinking and only for as short a time as possible. Each table will have its own food, utensils and cups to limit sharing between households.

We are looking to reduce risk by following basic public health principles: social distancing, face masks, hand washing and testing.

What ever you decide to do, be cautious and think about limiting risk. Keep vulnerable high risk people safe. Perhaps drop food off and do a Zoom holiday. Put some thought into this.

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. It will be different but it still will be fun. I will start my day as medical advisor to the Macys Thanksgiving Parade and then head to my sister’s home for a socially distant, safe feast where I will overeat, as usual, and enjoy the company of people I love.

Be well,

Dr. Stu Weiss
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COVID-19 HEADLINES FOR TODAY

Coronavirus update for November 13, 2020
World Wide UpdatesMore than 50 million cases of Covid-19 have been recorded worldwide
One in four deaths in France are due to Covid-19
Trudeau warns Christmas could be in jeopardy after holiday season surge
Italy reports record 40,000 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours
Ireland may take staged approach to easing Covid-19 lockdown, says prime minister
Passengers who tested negative for Covid-19 on the Caribbean cruise ship will be allowed to travel home
Liverpool and Egypt soccer star Mohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19
Delhi health minister issues Diwali warning as cases rise in Indian capital
Several European countries have reasons to be cautiously optimistic
WHO “has been in touch” with the institution behind Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine
Country of Georgia sees record high Covid-19 cases
Estonia tightens restrictions, as cases surge
Germany will not ease Covid-19 restrictions despite “flattening” rate
South Korean company to produce 150m annual doses of Russian Covid-19 vaccine 
Northern Ireland extends Covid-19 lockdown by a week
India prepares to celebrate Diwali, as experts warn that cases could surge
People with learning disabilities up to six times more likely to die of Covid-19 in England than peers
UK serial killer “Yorkshire Ripper” dies in hospital after contracting Covid-19
Russia reports new daily record of coronavirus cases
Global drug makers pledge to help deliver potential Covid-19 treatments to poorer countries
Japan reports highest daily number of Covid-19 cases but PM says no need for state of emergency
Study finds more evidence that a new, mutant coronavirus strain spreads more easily, but it’s not more dangerous
Germany reports more than 23,000 coronavirus infections in a single day
India’s capital region, which includes New Delhi, recorded its highest number of Covid-19 deaths in a single day
A 24-hour rapid response team will be deployed in Seoul to enforce a mask mandate
Nurse in Mexico records heartrending message before dying of COVID-19
Australian state of Victoria reports 15th straight day of zero cases and deaths
Mo Salah tests positive
Sweden sees greatest daily increase in infections
Total Cases Worldwide: 53,667,698
Total Deaths Worldwide: 1,307,646
Total Recovered: 37,445,345

US Updates

The US has surpassed 10.5 million cases and 240,000 deaths, with several states breaking daily case records
California has become the second US state to top 1 million Covid-19 cases.
El Paso, TX frontline workers call ruling allowing businesses to reopen “a disaster for our health system which is in near collapse” 
St. Louis will run out of intensive care beds in early December if trajectory continues, says official
Louisiana governor blames Halloween for rise in cases
NYC mayor urges state to reevaluate closing bars, restaurants
Dozens of Secret Service officers self-isolating after coronavirus exposure
Pfizer vaccine presents “unique challenges” for distribution, Azar says
US President-elect’s adviser says Biden won’t “shut the whole country down”
Biden team seeks Covid-19 back-channels with transition locked out
The US has reported more than 153,000 new cases as infections accelerate
US Supreme Court justice raised religious liberty concerns about Covid restrictions
Colorado Covid-19 hospitalizations are at an all-time high
In areas of the US hit hard by Covid-19, schools are going back to virtual learning
Sen. Mitch McConnell rejected Democrat’s demand for big Covid relief package
More than 10,000 people have now died from Covid-19 in Massachusetts
Experts say you shouldn’t expect a coronavirus vaccine before December
Disney’s CEO accused the California governor of applying “arbitrary standards” in its decision to close Disneyland
An influential Covid-19 model projects the US death toll could reach 439,000 by March 1
US surpasses record Covid-19 hospitalizations for the third consecutive day
The economy as we knew it might be over, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell says
Chicago issues stay at home advisory as cases rise in the city
CDC projects up to 282,000 US Covid-19 deaths by December 5
Cuomo, neighboring governors holding weekend worship as coronavirus situation ‘deteriorates’
Rep. Don Young, 87, tests positive for COVID-19 months after mocking seriousness of pandemic
Elon Musk questions accuracy of coronavirus rapid tests after receiving both positive and negative results
Costco updates mask policy amid fears over second wave of coronavirus
Trump says there will be no lockdown as coronavirus cases increase in the US
Total US cases: 11,036,282
Total US deaths: 249,739
Total Recovered: 6,771,065
Total Tested in US: 158,066,575
Total cases in TX: 1,071,927
Total deaths in TX: 19,877
Total cases in CA: 1,011,677
Total deaths in CA: 18,171
Total cases in FL: 870,552
Total deaths in FL: 17,450
Total cases in NY: 587,537
Total deaths in NY: 33,943
Contact us
Coronavirus update for November 13, 2020
World Wide UpdatesMore than 50 million cases of Covid-19 have been recorded worldwide
One in four deaths in France are due to Covid-19
Trudeau warns Christmas could be in jeopardy after holiday season surge
Italy reports record 40,000 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours
Ireland may take staged approach to easing Covid-19 lockdown, says prime minister
Passengers who tested negative for Covid-19 on the Caribbean cruise ship will be allowed to travel home
Liverpool and Egypt soccer star Mohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19
Delhi health minister issues Diwali warning as cases rise in Indian capital
Several European countries have reasons to be cautiously optimistic
WHO “has been in touch” with the institution behind Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine
Country of Georgia sees record high Covid-19 cases
Estonia tightens restrictions, as cases surge
Germany will not ease Covid-19 restrictions despite “flattening” rate
South Korean company to produce 150m annual doses of Russian Covid-19 vaccine 
Northern Ireland extends Covid-19 lockdown by a week
India prepares to celebrate Diwali, as experts warn that cases could surge
People with learning disabilities up to six times more likely to die of Covid-19 in England than peers
UK serial killer “Yorkshire Ripper” dies in hospital after contracting Covid-19
Russia reports new daily record of coronavirus cases
Global drug makers pledge to help deliver potential Covid-19 treatments to poorer countries
Japan reports highest daily number of Covid-19 cases but PM says no need for state of emergency
Study finds more evidence that a new, mutant coronavirus strain spreads more easily, but it’s not more dangerous
Germany reports more than 23,000 coronavirus infections in a single day
India’s capital region, which includes New Delhi, recorded its highest number of Covid-19 deaths in a single day
A 24-hour rapid response team will be deployed in Seoul to enforce a mask mandate
Nurse in Mexico records heartrending message before dying of COVID-19
Australian state of Victoria reports 15th straight day of zero cases and deaths
Mo Salah tests positive
Sweden sees greatest daily increase in infections
Total Cases Worldwide: 53,667,698Total Deaths Worldwide: 1,307,646Total Recovered: 37,445,345

US UpdatesThe US has surpassed 10.5 million cases and 240,000 deaths, with several states breaking daily case records
California has become the second US state to top 1 million Covid-19 cases.
El Paso, TX frontline workers call ruling allowing businesses to reopen “a disaster for our health system which is in near collapse” 
St. Louis will run out of intensive care beds in early December if trajectory continues, says official
Louisiana governor blames Halloween for rise in cases
NYC mayor urges state to reevaluate closing bars, restaurants
Dozens of Secret Service officers self-isolating after coronavirus exposure
Pfizer vaccine presents “unique challenges” for distribution, Azar says
US President-elect’s adviser says Biden won’t “shut the whole country down”
Biden team seeks Covid-19 back-channels with transition locked out
The US has reported more than 153,000 new cases as infections accelerate
US Supreme Court justice raised religious liberty concerns about Covid restrictions
Colorado Covid-19 hospitalizations are at an all-time high
In areas of the US hit hard by Covid-19, schools are going back to virtual learning
Sen. Mitch McConnell rejected Democrat’s demand for big Covid relief package
More than 10,000 people have now died from Covid-19 in Massachusetts
Experts say you shouldn’t expect a coronavirus vaccine before December
Disney’s CEO accused the California governor of applying “arbitrary standards” in its decision to close Disneyland
An influential Covid-19 model projects the US death toll could reach 439,000 by March 1
US surpasses record Covid-19 hospitalizations for the third consecutive day
The economy as we knew it might be over, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell says
Chicago issues stay at home advisory as cases rise in the city
CDC projects up to 282,000 US Covid-19 deaths by December 5
Cuomo, neighboring governors holding weekend worship as coronavirus situation ‘deteriorates’
Rep. Don Young, 87, tests positive for COVID-19 months after mocking seriousness of pandemic
Elon Musk questions accuracy of coronavirus rapid tests after receiving both positive and negative results
Costco updates mask policy amid fears over second wave of coronavirus
Trump says there will be no lockdown as coronavirus cases increase in the US
Total US cases: 11,036,282Total US deaths: 249,739Total Recovered: 6,771,065Total Tested in US: 158,066,575
Total cases in TX: 1,071,927Total deaths in TX: 19,877
Total cases in CA: 1,011,677Total deaths in CA: 18,171
Total cases in FL: 870,552Total deaths in FL: 17,450
Total cases in NY: 587,537Total deaths in NY: 33,943
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