SOAVE: In another clear warning, the two major European leaders bluntly told their citizens that the world needs to adapt to living with coronaviruses and can’t wait to develop a vaccine to save themselves.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the above comments when countries around the world and the US states are struggling to recover from a pandemic blind economic recovery. In the United States alone, there are 36 million new job losses. Even if the authorities admit that they are facing a new wave of infection and death risks, economic pressure is still increasing.
Driven by the Italian regional leaders, a few weeks ahead of the early schedule, Conte allowed restaurants, bars and beach facilities to open on Monday, and the church could be reopened on this day, and shops could be reopened.
”We are facing a calculated risk, in the awareness … that the epidemiological curve could go back up,” Conte said late Saturday. “We are confronting this risk, and we need to accept it, otherwise we would never be able to relaunch.”
Conte added that Italy cannot “cannot afford” to wait until the vaccine is developed. Health experts say that despite the scientific gold rush to make this vaccine, it may take months or even years to provide the vaccine to everyone.
“We would find ourselves with our social and productive fabric heavily damaged,” Conte said.
Due to the long-term strict blockade, the coronavirus is expected to shrink the Italian economy by 9% this year.
As far as the UK is concerned, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized last month because of a serious infection with COVID-19, speculated on Sunday that despite the global efforts to produce a vaccine, it will not be developed Out a vaccine.
“I said we would throw everything we could at finding a vaccine,” Johnson wrote in the Mail on Sunday newspaper. “There remains a very long way to go, and I must be frank that a vaccine might not come to fruition.”
Johnson said Britain was taking “baby steps” toward reopening, “trying to do something that has never had to be done before — moving the country out of a full lockdown.”
“Despite these efforts, we have to acknowledge we may need to live with this virus for some time to come,” Johnson wrote.
The leader of the Conservative Party said that the UK needs to find new ways to control the virus, including more testing of people with symptoms and tracking the contact of infected persons. A minister said on Sunday that 17,200 people had been recruited as contact trackers.
Statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that coronaviruses have infected 4.6 million people worldwide and killed more than 312,000 people. Experts say this number underestimates the real harm of this pandemic. The United States reported more than 88,000 deaths from the epidemic, and at least 160,000 deaths in Europe.
A professional football match was held in the German Bundesliga this weekend, a move that has received great attention from other countries in the football world and the American Sports League (MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL). During the football league, both companies faced major challenges The pandemic changes.
In the pandemic, Germany’s extensive testing has won wide acclaim. Not all fans are happy about the restart in the empty stadium, but the game is widely broadcast all over the world.
Players are warned not to spit, to shake hands or hug each other to celebrate the goal. Players and substitutes wear masks on the bench and disinfect the ball and seats.
“The whole world is watching Germany to see how we do it,” Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said. “It can act as an example for all leagues.”
Two months after Sunday, churches throughout Greece opened their doors to believers, while limiting the amount of mixture and the amount of disinfectant dispensed. Turkey only allows people over the age of 65 to leave their homes for the second time (up to six hours), but they are placed under a comprehensive blockade.
Small shops have been opened in most parts of Spain, and only 87 deaths were reported in the country on Sunday, the lowest daily death toll since March 16. However, Madrid and Barcelona (the worst-hit areas) still have strict restrictions.
In Asia, Shanghai, China’s commercial center, announced that it will resume courses for young students on June 2 when virus cases have declined. Thai people flooded into large shopping malls on Sunday, which has been closed since March.
China’s airline regulator reported that flights had returned to 60% of pre-outbreak levels, exceeding 10,000 per day for the first time since Feb. 1. No new deaths have been reported in a month in the world’s second-largest economy, where the coronavirus was first detected late last year.
China reported just five new cases on Sunday, while South Korea recorded 13, raising hopes that a new outbreak linked to nightclubs in Seoul may be waning, even though 168 patients have been infected so far.
In the U.S., Former President Barack Obama again criticized U.S. leaders overseeing the coronavirus response, telling college graduates online that the pandemic shows many officials, as he put it, “aren’t even pretending to be in charge.” He mentioned no names but appears to be gearing up to campaign for his former vice president, Joe Biden, a Democrat running against President Donald Trump in the November election.
In California, more parks and hiking trails welcomed visitors in a second phase of reopening, and more retailers offered curbside pickups to customers. Outdoor exhibits at Atlanta’s zoo have reopened, while in New Mexico, retailers, houses of worship and many services reopened at limited capacity, but not in the state’s northwest, where much of its outbreak is centered.
In New Orleans, a city famous for its cuisine, restaurants will have to limit the number of reservations as officials eased restrictions.
“We’re going to trial run what it is to operate in the new normal,” said Kirk Estopinal, one of the owners of Cane & Table in the city’s famed French Quarter.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said horse racing tracks and the Watkins Glen International auto track can reopen but with “no crowds, no fans.” He also said he could envision a return of Major League Baseball in New York, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, but this time without spectators. “If it works economically, that would be great,” he said.