Surge of US cases raise fear that virus progress is slipping.
Coming up on five minute news. Trump to sign order halting visas for foreign workers. SURGE OF US virus cases raises fear. That progress is slipping. And climate crisis poses serious risks for pregnancy. It's Tuesday June twenty three. I'm Anthony Davis. The White House announced yesterday that president. Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order that will freeze new visas for foreign workers through the end of the year, citing the need to preserve jobs amid the economic downturn caused by the covid nineteen pandemic, the suspension of those categories is in addition to the halting of visas on April twenty second for set and family members of green card holders. Pez University professors and people seeking work in food processing, such as agricultural seafood are exempt from the visa suspensions. The official said trump it also offs the Department of Homeland. Security State and Labor to work on regulations that will have a permanent impact such as ending work permits for many asylum seekers and ending the lottery system for H. One B. Visas. The sweeping new policy is a win for immigration hardliners in the administration who have pushed to bring down the overall numbers of immigrants admitted to the country for years. Even before the pandemic, it's likely to meet backlash from the business community, which has lobbied against restricting the hiring pool for US companies in all the White House claims that five hundred, twenty, five thousand American jobs will be saved or created by the executive order but there. There is no evidence to back up this theory. Immigration advocacy groups began pushing back on the order quickly after news of its contents was released while the government claims limiting these individuals entry to the US will create hundreds of thousands of jobs for Americans the reality is that the jobs that these foreign nationals have held a ones that US workers kant or won't fill, said the director of government relations at the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Alarming surges in corona virus cases across the south and West have raised fears that the outbreak is spiraling out of control, and that hard won progress against the virus is slipping away because of resistance of many Americans to wearing masks in keeping their distance from others. Confirming predictions that the easing of state lockdowns over the past month and a half would lead to a comeback by the virus. Cases surpassed one hundred thousand in Florida hospitalizations, arising dramatically in Houston and. An startling one in five of those tested in Arizona approving to be infected. Over the weekend, the virus seem to be everywhere at once. Several campaign staff members who helped set up Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa Oklahoma tested positive Texas is among a number of states including Arizona Alabama Florida and South Carolina whose governors have resisted statewide MOSK requirements leaving the matter to local authorities. The number of new corona virus. Across the US, each day has reached more than twenty six thousand up from about twenty one thousand two weeks ago over one hundred twenty thousand deaths in the US been blamed on the virus, the highest toll in the world. In Georgia, the number of people hospitalized because of covid nineteen rose two thousand, a raising a months worth of progress. Infections their highest level since the outbreak began nearly two months after Georgia began lifting restrictions on businesses. Countries such as Brazil India and Pakistan also seeing surging cases. Dr Michael Ryan, the World Health organizations emergencies chief. said the outbreak is definitely accelerating in the US and a number of other countries, dismissing the notion that the record-breaking daily levels of new cases simply reflect more testing. He noted that numerous countries have seen marked increases in hospital, admissions and deaths. More than a decade of overwhelming evidence, links, air, pollution and heat exposure with negative pregnancy outcomes in the US, according to a new review of dozens of studies. The investigation published in the Journal of the American Medical Association identifies Fifty-seven Studies since two thousand, seven, showing a significant association between the two factors and the risk of preterm birth, low birth, weight and Stillbirth, black mothers were particularly at risk as well people with asthma. The review analyzed thirty two million births tracked across sixty eight studies of those eighty four percent found air pollution and heats to be risk factors. Human caused climate disturbances, a forcing temperatures, higher, raising humidity and reducing people's ability to cool off even at night. Climate Change also makes air pollution worse smog from the burning of fossil fuels forms on hot days and wildfires that caused smoke inhalation are exacerbated by the crisis. The American College of obstetricians and gynecologists already finds climate change to be an urgent threat to women's health in addition to a major public health challenge. Climate change is linked with worsening cardiac disease, respiratory disease, mental health and exposure to infectious diseases, but pregnant women in developing fetuses are especially vulnerable to its effects. You can subscribe to five minute news with your preferred. 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