What’s the debate over masks?
Both the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) reassessing their guidance on face masks, as experts race to find ways to fight the highly contagious virus.Covid-19 is carried in airborne droplets from people coughing or sneezing, but there is some dispute over how far people should distance themselves from each other, and whether masks are useful when by the public.
Mr. Hogan has also leaned on his wife, Yumi Hogan, a Korean immigrant, who was also at the governor’s convention, which included a dinner at the Korean ambassador’s home. As the first Korean first lady in American history, Ms. Hogan has become something of an icon in South Korea.
I just grabbed my wife and said, Look, you speak Korean. You know the president. You know the first lady. You know the ambassador. Let’s talk to them in Korean, and tell them we need their help. Companies in South Korea said would tests.
In global terms the US has the most Covid-19 cases – more than 245,000. And on Thursday the US authorities said more than 1,000 had died in the past 24 hours – the highest daily toll so far in the world. And on Thursday the US authorities said more than 1,000 had died in the past 24 hours – the highest daily toll so far in the world.
Hospitals and morgues in New York are struggling to cope with the pandemic, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has warned that New York risks running out of ventilators for patients in six days.