NewsNet 28 Sep 2020

COVID Rates Vary Greatly by State Due to Testing Factors


According to John Hopkins University, several things need to be taken into account when looking at COVID-19 positivity testing rates, like population and how the states are collecting their data.
Right now, the quantity and quality of testing differs greatly state to state.

The pandemic was a central part of the separate events, with President Trump criticized for his handling of virus response and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden pressed on a vaccine mandate.
Gov. Mike DeWine announced that Ohio will remain in a state of emergency due to the Covid-19 case rise. DeWine also stressed the importance of social distancing and mask wearing.
Secondary school attendance in England has fallen further due to Covid - down from 87% to 83%.

There is growing evidence that the picture is worst in parts of the north of England.

A coalition of business and council leaders there says the government needs to rethink whether holding exams next year is fair.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by education editor Branwen Jeffreys in Oldham.
On the occasion of Pink October, an operation intended to raise awareness and support research around breast cancer, doctors and volunteers are sounding the alarm over the late treatment of patients due to the Covid-19 pandemic. FRANCE 24's Alexandra Renard and James Wilson report at Gustave Roussy Hospital. #PinkOctober

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