In the race to develop a vaccine to pharmaceutical giants are teaming up in an unprecedented move to create a vaccine to combat the CCP virus. GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi have put aside their differences for now and announced they’re teaming up to develop a vaccine that enhances the immune system. GSK hopes by joining forces, the vaccine can be developed much faster.
It can often take up to a decade to get a new vaccine and Johnson & Johnson aim to produce up to 900 million doses of its potential vaccine by April 20-21. That’s if test trials go well, human testing is set to begin in September 2020.
New York has suffered about 11,000 deaths from the CCP virus while hospitalizations are going down unfortunately. The daily death toll is not There are still close to 800 deaths per day of the nearly 500,000 people tested for the CCP virus in New York. Around 42,000 have been hospitalized. The number of hospitalizations continues to flatline as it has for the past week.
Technically, lockdown, which is probably the first lockdown, so that’s a good sign but the number of people dying from the CCP virus is not dropping. Governor Cuomo is working with six surrounding states on a plan to reopen. He and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio emphasized that more testing is crucial for reopening.
DeBlasio announced that the city will make test kits starting in May. 50,000 tests per week to begin and if we can go farther we’re going to build it up rapidly. Joining this effort will be niversities, research labs, local manufacturers and 3D printing companies Molina Weiss cup in TV news New York.
In addition, New York City will begin buying 50 thousand test kits per week from Aria Diagnostics. The Indian company previously donated 50,000 kits to New York. The Governor of New Jersey today thanked Taiwan, after receiving the first batch of masks donations to help combat ccp virus. 100,000 masks arrived in New Jersey over the weekend.
US congressional Taiwan Caucus says, the masks will go to frontline medical workers and another 200,000 masks are set to arrive. The government of Taiwan said it will donate a total of two million masks to the US and eight million to Europe. A group of navy ships will remain at sea, away from the CCP virus and ready for action. They are now the only remaining on-call strike group off the east coast of the US.
A group of navy ships will remain at sea even though their deployment is over. The Navy wants to keep them off land and free of the CCP virus. The group of ships is called The harry’s Truman Carrier Strike Group and includes the USS Harry’s Truman aircraft carrier and supporting ships. This group of ships has managed to stay free of the CCP virus. They are the last remaining on-call strike group off the east coast of the US. The Navy needs them to remain ready, in case needed, mainly by keeping everybody on board healthy.
A US sailor just died on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier in Guam. The ship was the subject of controversy about how the navy handled an outbreak of the CCP virus on board. The captain was fired for speaking out about it in the acting. Navy secretary resigned after firing him but the Harry’s Truman Carrier Strike Group has followed strict safety protocol and limits the crews interaction with people not from the ship, including with pilots that have to land on board to deliver supplies. The International Monetary Fund is predicting the global economy will shrink a significant three percent this year. This estimate is due to lockdowns ordered across the world to slow the spread of the CCP virus. The organization’s chief economist says the great lockdown could lead to the worst recession, since the Great Depression.