Hospital restrictions, politician, actor die; trainers fired for vaccinations, more – coronavirus timeline October 9-22

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Recent Covid deaths include General Colin Powell, as hospital restrictions in Cleveland are enacted, an NFL coach tests positive, and college coaches are fired for refusing vaccinations. Here’s our regular roundup of coronavirus facts, figures, and figures for Cleveland, Ohio, the United States, and the world from October 9-22, followed by our quotes for the week:

October 9

Allen West, the Republican nomination contestant for governor of Texas and former chairman of the state’s Republican Party, said he and his wife, Angela West, received injections of monoclonal antibodies after being diagnosed with Covid pneumonia. According to his Twitter account, Allen West was not vaccinated against the virus, but his wife is. . … Tokyo confirms 82 new cases – the lowest daily figure this year.

October 10

Ohio has 5,399 new cases of coronavirus. … Lake, Cuyahoga and Medina counties have the highest Covid vaccination rates among counties in northeastern Ohio, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health. Lake County is the only county in the state above 60%. … CNN says the average rate of new daily cases in the United States has fallen below 100,000. Yet this is seen as a step in the right direction Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said cases would need to drop to around 10,000 per day for the nation to feel out of pandemic wood.

October 11

Ohio has 2,936 cases. … The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals require that living donors and organ transplant recipients be vaccinated prior to the procedure.

12 october

Actor-rapper-humorist Ricarlo Flanagan, who was a semi-finalist on “Last Comic Standing”, dies of complications from Covid. He was 40 years old.

October 13

U.S. officials have said it will reopen its land borders to non-essential travel, ending a 19-month freeze, bringing relief to business owners and besieged families separated by Covid. Cross-border travel from Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to workers whose jobs are deemed essential. New rules will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the United States in early November, at the same time as a similar relaxation of restrictions will apply for air travel.

October 14

Ohio has 5,143 new cases. The state had an average of 507.4 coronavirus cases per 100,000 population, down from 560.5 last week. …‘s Julie washington says a study suggests that around 2% of children have symptoms that last longer than eight weeks, but health experts still don’t fully understand what causes long Covid, or how to treat it. … The Indonesian resort island of Bali is reopening its doors to international travelers for the first time in over a year – if they are vaccinated, tested negative, from certain countries, quarantined and comply with restrictions in public. … Bluegrass guitarist Phil leadbetter dies of Covid. He was 59 years old.

October 15

Arizona Cardinals announce head coach Kliff Kingsbury (photo above, top right), defensive tackle Zach Allen and quarterback coach Cam turner all tested positive for Covid, two days before the team faced the Cleveland Browns. Arizona won the game, 37-14.

October 16

Ohio reports 3,709 new cases. … Great Britain registers 43,423 cases.

October 17

CNN reports that countries are rushing to order an antiviral pill that isn’t even licensed for use yet. Molnupiravir – produced by pharmaceutical company Merck – is touted as a potential game changer in a pandemic. If approval is granted, the capsule will become the first oral antiviral treatment for Covid. At least eight countries or territories in the Asia-Pacific region have signed agreements or are in talks to procure the drug, according to analysis firm Airfinity, including New Zealand, Australia and South Korea.

October 18

Ohio reports 2,810 cases. … General Colin Powell (photo above, bottom right, flags half-length), dies of complications from Covid. Powell witnessed fighting in Vietnam and went on to serve as the United States Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was 84 years old. … About 35 percent of Chicago’s 12,770 police officers could be placed on unpaid status after approximately 4,500 police officers fail to report their mandatory vaccination status. Of the roughly 64 percent who reported, the majority say they are vaccinated. … Washington state sacks football coach Nick rolovitch after refusing to be vaccinated against Covid despite a state warrant. Four assistant coaches also received the boot: assistant head coach John richardson, offensive coordinator Craig stutzmann, defensive tackle coach Ricky logo and offensive line coach Marc Weber. … Daily Covid cases in Japan have fallen from a peak of nearly 6,000 in mid-August in Tokyo, with the number of cases in the densely populated capital now consistently below 100, an 11-month low. Some possible factors for Japan’s success: A late but remarkably rapid vaccination campaign, emptying many nightlife areas as fears spread over the recent spike in cases, a widespread practice before the pandemic of wearing masks and the bad weather at the end of August which kept people from home. The number of daily vaccines jumped to around 1.5 million in July, pushing vaccination rates from 15% in July to 65% in October, surpassing 57% in the United States.

October 19

The Food and Drug Administration plans to allow Americans to receive a different coronavirus vaccine for booster shots than their original dose. … The mayor of Moscow is ordering all unvaccinated residents over the age of 60 and unvaccinated people with chronic illnesses to stay home for four months to fight the virus.

20 october

Ohio has 4,574 cases. … The FDA clears Covid booster doses manufactured by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, saying one of three approved vaccines could be used in a “mix and match” booster. … Britain has 52,009 new infections, the country’s highest score since July.

21st of October

Once vaccines are approved for ages 5 to 11, children in Ohio will be able to get vaccinated in schools, hospitals, health departments and doctor’s offices. Ohio has been allocated 340,000 doses for the first week, injections are available in November. State officials have received orders for approximately 172,000 doses. … Ohio had an average of 419.2 coronavirus cases per 100,000 population, according to the Ohio Department of Health, down from 507.4 the previous week. Guernsey County in eastern Ohio leads the state with 1,039.2 cases per 100,000 population. … Cincinnati Public Schools are once again reporting the highest number of new coronavirus cases in the state. The district, the third largest in the state, registered 132 new cases this week, with 116 students in the student body and 16 in the staff. … Victoria, Australia’s second-largest state, has emerged from what some call the world’s longest lockdown. Residents will start living with Covid after reaching its goal of a 70% adult double vaccination rate.

22 october

The Chinese capital Beijing has started offering Covid booster injections, four months before hosting the Winter Olympics. Anyone 18 years of age or older who has received two-dose Chinese vaccines and belongs to risk groups would be eligible. Matches are scheduled to start on February 4, with only Chinese residents allowed in the stands.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Quotes of the week

• “When you compare the two, there is an almost quadruple difference in the incidence of Covid-19 in schools with mandatory masks compared to schools that do not have mandatory masks. “- Dr Adam Mezoff, during a state health department briefing, saying the incidence of Covid in mask warrant schools has declined 67% in recent weeks, while cases have increased by 30% in schools without a mask warrant. Mezoff is the chief medical officer at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

• “They have lifted the wet blanket of the lockdown fort, and people are tired of the lockdown. “- Professor Michel Boulanger, an epidemiologist at the University of Otago, expressing concern that contact tracers in Auckland will soon be overwhelmed. He said lawmakers should consider temporarily reimposing stricter foreclosure rules. This week, New Zealand counted its newest cases of the coronavirus as an outbreak developed in Auckland, its largest city, and authorities urged vaccinations as a way out of Auckland’s two-month lockdown. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said lockdown rule breakers are contributing to the spread of infections and many of the new cases have been detected among young people. Recently, a televised “Vaxathon” festival saw a record 130,000 people have their photos taken, more than 2% of New Zealand’s 5 million people.

We compile our coronavirus timeline from stories and dispatches. Every Saturday morning, we recap news and statistics regarding the virus.

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