This 23 July 2020 video says about itself:
That is because the island nation has had huge success containing the virus domestically, with a rigorous active screening campaign and strict restrictions.
Since the pandemic began, the country has recorded just over 2,400 cases and fewer than 100 deaths.
Al Jazeera’s Ed Augustin reports from Havana, Cuba.
MORGUE TRUCKS IN TEXAS Texas on Wednesday set one-day records for increases in COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations, forcing one county to store bodies in refrigerated trucks and prompting a top health official there to call for new stay-at-home orders. Texas, which reported 197 deaths and 10,893 hospitalizations, has been one of the states hardest hit by the resurgent coronavirus. Hidalgo County, at the southern tip of the state on the U.S. border with Mexico, has seen cases rise 60% in the last week, according to a Reuters tally, with deaths doubling to more than 360. [Reuters]
CALIFORNIA HAS THE MOST RECORDED COVID-19 CASES IN THE U.S. California’s confirmed coronavirus cases have topped 409,000, surpassing New York for most in the nation, according to data from John’s Hopkins University. However, New York’s 32,520 deaths are by far the highest total in the country and four times more than California’s tally, and its rate of confirmed infections of about 2,100 per 100,000 people is twice California’s rate. California is by far the most populous U.S. state, with nearly 40 million people, while New York has about 19.5 million. [AP]
NEARLY 3,500 PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS SIGN LETTER DEFENDING FAUCI Nearly 3,500 public health experts sent an open letter to Trump, calling those seeking to undercut Dr. Anthony Fauci a “dangerous distraction.” In the letter, the group calls the coronavirus pandemic “one of the greatest challenges the United States has faced in its history.” But signatories including two previous heads of the Food and Drug Administration, a former U.S. surgeon general and a former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said they were troubled by efforts to smear Fauci, who they said has provided a clear voice to Americans during the health crisis. [HuffPost]
SOME FURLOUGHED WORKERS MUST SIGN ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS TO GET JOBS BACK Jana Alexander was furloughed from her job at The Container Store when the pandemic began in early spring. With the economy reopening, the company recently invited her back to her old position at her store in Southlake, Texas. But there was a catch. Alexander would have to sign an arbitration agreement, giving up her right to sue The Container Store in court if she was mistreated. Her welcome-back letter made clear she had little choice in the matter if she wanted to draw a paycheck. [HuffPost]
Fox News host grills Kellyanne Conway for urging mask-wearing – “why now?”
Anna Camp warns that she likely got Covid-19 by not wearing a mask once.