Coronavirus Newsbites

U.S. Response to COVID-19 Among ‘Worst in the World’
‘We’re really doing this about as badly as anyone can do it.’ — Dr. Ashish Jha explains why the U.S. response to COVID-19 is among the ‘worst in the world

New York records first day without coronavirus deaths since March
New York City surpassed a pandemic milestone last week with no Covid-19 deaths over 24 hours for the first time since March, authorities said.

Coronavirus data published on Sunday showed no deaths on Saturday – marking an end to continuous Covid-19 deaths seen since 11 March, according to multiple reports.

The coronavirus claimed the lives of more than 22,000 New Yorkers between 11 March and 11 July, when no deaths occurred for the first time during the pandemic.

The US budget deficit topped a record-breaking $864 billion in June as the US ramped up COVID-19 spending
  • The budget deficit reached $867 billion in June, the Treasury said on Monday.
  • The federal deficit so far this fiscal year stands at $2.7 trillion.
  • he widening deficit is the product of coronavirus emergency spending by the federal government.