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"There is no evidence of herd immunity for coronaviruses," expert says

June 23, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

As Covid-19 cases rise among young people in the United States, there has been debate around whether a natural herd immunity may emerge since the nation doesn't have a vaccine yet — but scientist and author William Haseltine said on Tuesday that the coronavirus can be complex.

As Covid-19 cases rise among young people in the United States, there has been debate around whether a natural herd immunity may emerge since the nation doesn't have a vaccine yet — but scientist and author William Haseltine said on Tuesday that the coronavirus can be complex.

No state has effectively transitioned from lockdown "to a public health model of testing, tracking, isolating and quarantining" during the Covid-19 pandemic, said Dr. Richard Besser, former acting director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Speaking today on CNN’s New Day, Besser said to control the spread of the virus, states "need a public health system that's working.

Novak Djokovic, the men's world number one tennis player has tested positive for coronavirus, he announced Tuesday in a statement on his website.

Redfield said the CDC is working with public health officials across the United States to increase the number of people who get the flu vaccine.

Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is expected to testify this morning that the agency "has developed a new laboratory test that checks for three viruses at the same time, two types of influenza viruses (A and B) and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. "

What this means: In his opening statement, prepared for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and posted online, Redfield said, "testing for all three viruses simultaneously will allow public health laboratories to continue surveillance for influenza while testing for Covid-19.

Chinese food delivery service Ele. me said on Tuesday that it is conducting nucleic acid tests for coronavirus on all its food delivery workers in Beijing.

This comes the same day Beijing’s Health Commission announced that one of Ele. me’s food delivery workers tested positive for Covid-19.

Here's some background: The major thrust of new coronavirus cases in the United States is in the South and West, where officials say more young people are ignoring social distancing measures and testing positive.

In an interview with the country's Andina state news agency, Health Minister Victor Zamora said that Peru's capital Lima, which has 80% of the country’s coronavirus cases, currently shows the R level between 0. 7% and 0. 8% and showed optimism about the evolution of the pandemic.

India, with the fourth highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, has seen more than 100,000 new cases in the past eight days as the country struggles to contain the virus.

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