Countries Impose New Restrictions As Coronavirus Cases Surge Worldwide | NBC News NOW

by birtanpublished on August 17, 2020

THE UNIVERSITY % IS ABLE TO TURN % THOSE STATISTICS % AROUND. % MORGAN CHESKY IN % DALLAS, THANK % YOU SO MUCH. %

>> THANK YOU. >>> THE U.S. % STILL LEADS THE % WORLD IN BOTH % CORONAVIRUS % CASES AND %

DEATHS. % BUT SOME OTHER % COUNTRIES HAVE % SING TO THE % FLATTENED THEIR % CURVE AND ARE %

NOW SEEING A % REBOUND IN THEIR % INFECTIONS. % BILL JOINS ME % NOW., WHERE ARE THESE %

CORONAVIRUS REBOUNDS % HAPPENING? >> Reporter: % YES, HI, ALISON. IN THE %

PHILIPPINES TO % MANCHESTER HERE % IN ENGLAND FROM % MELBOURNE IN % AUSTRALIA, TO % MADRID IN SPAIN, %

THE STORY REALLY % IS THE SAME. NEW LOCK-DOWNS MEASURES AS A % RESULT OF RISING % NUMBER OF CASES

AND INFECTIONS, % PERHAPS THE MOST % STARTLING IS IN % THE PHILIPPINES, % WHERE THE CAPITAL% OF MANILA HAS %

NEW LOCK-DOWNS % RESTRICTIONS ON % 12 MILLION PEOPLE% FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT TWO TO? % >> IT HAS THOSE %

RESTRICTIONS, % PARTLY FOR ECONOMIC REASONS NOW THEY ARE % BACK ON.’S IN % THE STORY IN %

MELBOURNE. THE % SECOND CITY OF % AUSTRALIA, WHERE % 5 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE NOW FACED A % NIGHTTIME CURFEW %

AND 1 MILLION % WORKERS THERE % WILL NOT BE ABLE % TO HAVE FACTORY % OR SHOP FOR THE % NEXT FEW WEEKS. %

NO, THOSE ARE % THE RESULT OF RISING NUMBERS IN MEXICO. IT IS A SITUATION OF —

SO MEXICO % OVERTOOK THE % UNITED KINGDOM A % FEW DAYS AGO AS % THE COUNTRY WITH % THE THIRD-%

BIGGEST DEATH % TOLL IN THE WORLD . NEARLY 50,000 % . NEARLY 50,000 % DEATHS, OF BOTH % THE UNITED % STATES WAY OUT %

AHEAD IN THE % NUMBERS OF % DEATHS. % BRAZIL SECOND. % MEXICO IS YARD. % HARDLY BECAUSE %

IT IS ITS % PRESIDENT IS A COVID SKEPTIC. % COVID SKEPTIC. % HE DOES NOT LIKE TO WEAR A MASK. % HE DOES NOT LIKE %

LOCK-DOWNS BUT % HE DOES NOT % BELIEVE IN % SOCIAL % DISTANCING. % AND MEXICO HAS %

SUFFERED NOT % JUST AS THE % RESULT OF THAT % AS A RESULT OF % POOR TESTING AND % MANY, MANY OTHER %

THINGS. % SO ALISON, THE % STORY AROUND THE % WORLD , REALLY % IS OF THE RISING % RATES PARTLY IN %

YOUR BECAUSE THE % TOURISTS SEASON % IS IN FULL SWING % NOW AND PEOPLE % ARE TRAVELING AS NEVER BEFORE.

BILL, IS THAT % ONE OF THE MAJOR % CAUSES BECAUSE % SOME OF THESE % COUNTRIES WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

WERE QUICKER TO % NEXT CORONAVIRUS % RESTRICTIONS AND % THAT HE WAS. % SO WE ARE WONDERING IF — %

WHY ARE THEY % SEEING A % RESURGENCE? % TRAVEL A BIG % CONTRIBUTOR? >> Reporter: %

YEAH, UNDOUBTEDLY, TRAVEL IS A % CONTRIBUTOR. % THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ALSO

PUT IT DOWN TO % FATIGUE, TO THE % COUNTRIES THAT % HAD LOCK-DOWNS % EARLY, WHICH % THOUGHT THEY %

WERE PAST THE % WORST AND THEN % THEY GET HIT % AGAIN. SOUTH AFRICA, FOR EXAMPLE, A %

GOOD EXAMPLE OF % THAT AND HERE IN % MANCHESTER, IN % ENGLAND, THE % CHIEF HEALTH % OFFICIAL HAD A %

STARTING PHRASE % FOR US, ALISON. % SHE SAID THAT % THE OUTBREAK IN % MANCHESTER WAS A % WARNING TO A %

COMPLACENT WHITE % MIDDLE-CLASS IN % THE CITY. % BECAUSE BLACK % BRITISH PEOPLE % IN THE NORTH OF %

ENGLAND AND % ASIAN PEOPLE ARE % BEING HIT VERY BADLY BY THE % VIRUS. % SHE EXPLAINED AS %

WHITE PEOPLE JUST% THINK, OH, WILL, % WE ARE FIND. WE % CAN GO TO PUBS. % WE CAN GO TO RESTAURANTS %

BECAUSE IT IS % PASS. % IT IS NOT GOING % TO HIT US. % AND SHE HAD A % ONE OF THE THAT %

SIMPLY IS NOT % THE CASE. % >> YEAH. % BILL, LET’S TALK % ABOUT THE RACE % FOR A VACCINE. %

WHICH COUNTRIES % ARE SHOWING THAT % MOST PROMISE ON % THAT FRONT? >> Reporter: YOU, THERE’S %

ALMOST A BIT OF VACCINE % NATIONALISM, IF % YOU’D LIKE, % ALISON PARK AND % RUSSIA HAS NOT %

CLAIMED THAT IT % IS WHEN YOU HAVE % OF ITS RIVALS % BUT IT SAYS IT % IS GOING TO % START REDUCING A %

VACCINE NEXT % MONTH. % AND WILL BEGIN MASS % IMMUNIZATIONS IN % OCTOBER. %

THE PEOPLE ARE % VERY, VERY % SKEPTICAL % BECAUSE PEOPLE % THINK THAT THESE % TRIALS AND THAT %

TESTING WAS JUST RUSHED THROUGH, % FOR EXAMPLE, % SOMETIMES POST THEMSELVES. HUGE DANGERS TO %

THAT. % NOT JUST AS THE % POSSIBILITY OF % SIDE EFFECTS, % BUT THE % POSSIBILITY THAT %

THE VACCINE JUST % WON’T WORK AT % ALL. THE WORLD HEALTH % ORGANIZATION IS % TRACKING ABOUT %

140 ATTEMPTS % ACROSS THE % WORLD. % THE MOST PROMISING BEING ONE IN THE U.S., %

ONE IN THE UK, % AND ONE IN CHINA. % BUT THE WORLD % HEALTH % ORGANIZATION %

ALSO HAD A % WARNING SAYING % THERE IS NO SILVER BULLET. AND THERE % PROBABLY NEVER %

WILL BE. % SO I THINK WE % JUST HAVE TO DO, YOU KNOW, HAVE % HOPE. % WE ALL WANT %

THERE TO BE A % VACCINE. % AT THE WORLD % HEALTH % ORGANIZATION IS % MORNING, IS WELL %

WARRANT IS AN ADEQUATE ONE. >> OF LIFE BILL,

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