At least 16 states have now paused their reopening plans due to surging coronavirus numbers, but experts warn it may already be too late to stop the next wave of infections. The virus has been especially rampant in Arizona, and the state is closing bars, gyms and other businesses for another 30 days as a precaution. In Florida, some jurisdictions are requiring the use of face masks, including in Jacksonville, where President Trump is expected to accept the Republican presidential nomination in less than two months. Across the pond, the European Union is preparing to reopen its external border to 15 countries outside the bloc as early as tomorrow. China is on the list, but the US reportedly is not. In case that wasn’t enough bad news, Chinese researchers have discovered a new type of swine flu called the G4 virus that can infect humans and has what researchers call “all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus.”
Yesterday it was reported by the County that 361 visitors from Imperial Valley had been tested positive for coronavirus while visiting San Diego with 61 of those coming in the last week. And what about our Arizona friends. Only 16 cases, but 7 cases the past week, which just happens to coincide with the large in-flux of vacation renters from those two hot spot locations.
PLEASE MR. MAYOR, SEND THEM HOME!