WHO issues ‘worst is yet to come’ warning; Jacksonville, the host of GOP convention, mandating masks
As coronavirus cases climbed in the U.S. and across the globe, the World Health Organization director general warned “the worst is yet to come.”
Adjustments were being made to help slow spreading of the disease. The city scheduled to host the GOP convention is mandating masks. It’s not clear how long the order issued by Jacksonville, Florida, will remain in place. The Republican convention is scheduled for Aug. 24-27 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Broadway stages will remain dark through 2020.
Also, a drug company’s steep price for remdesivir, a drug that has proved to shorten recovery times for severe COVID-19 patients by about 31%, is drawing criticism.
Some good news? The nation’s leading infectious diseases expert remains “cautiously optimistic” that a vaccine could be widely available by year’s end.
Here are the most significant developments of the day:
Worldwide coronavirus cases surpassed 10 million, while more than 502,000