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Daily Coronavirus Updates, March 20. What to Know About COVID-19 in Seattle, Washington, DC և Worldwide

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The United States on Friday cleared the way for President Biden’s goal of 100 million coronavirus injections, paving the way for new vaccines in the country, possibly a target of 200 million doses during Biden’s 100th day in office.

In Washington, state officials are reviewing new federal guidelines that allow schools to place students within 3 feet of elementary school classrooms, but do not plan to make immediate changes to state guidelines.

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In Seattle, as everywhere, there is hope, but we have not made a “post” of post-traumatic stress disorder since COVID-19.

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Even after people are vaccinated, Washington և others’s need to deal with mental health issues caused by the epidemic, therapists warn.

And when a nation goes through a second battle with an epidemic, the feelings of grief, of despair intensify over a lost year, of feelings of anxiety about what the post-pandemic world might be like.

Countless surveys և studies have examined the levels of depression և anxiety that have arisen or worsened over the past year, և specific issues affecting the most severely affected populations, such as young teens struggling with schooling or octogenarians isolated at home. or in nursing home rooms.

There was also the assassination of George Lloyd Floyd by the Minneapolis police, the ensuing protests, the unhealthy air from the forest fires, the presidential election, the blockade of the US Capitol.

“Trying to pretend we as a society will get out of this incurability prepares us for some ‘needs’ that will be harmful,” said Catherine Walter, owner of Catalyst Counseling in Woodwinville (before everyone moved from work to home). with clinicians. “We will be appointed, but let’s see how we can be the healthiest, because it happens.”

Research has shown that 40% of Americans report anxiety or depressive disorder During the epidemic, which according to the Kaiser Family Foundation is four times higher than the pre-epidemic, higher rates of և women, Hispanic Americans և key workers show the same symptoms. The National Hotline received 176,645 more calls in 2020 asking for referrals for mental or drug abuse than in 2019, an increase of 27%. A Gallup poll found that more Americans rated their mental health worse than 2020, any year in the last 20 years.

The National Mental Illness Association (NAMI) reported a 70% increase in other phone calls compared to 2019, and NAMI Seattle’s call volume increased by about 50% in the summer and fall, according to project manager Katie Mahoney. NAMI Seattle և has seen specific responses to requests from young parents և young parents զանգ whose families are struggling with mental health issues.

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The COVID-19 Tokyo Olympics will be closed to foreign spectators

TOKYO – Foreign spectators will be barred from participating in the Tokyo Summer Olympics in a bid to reduce epidemic risks, the Games Organizing Committee said on Saturday.

Tickets purchased by foreigners will be returned, the statement said.

“The fact that the spectators are not able to come to the games from outside is very disappointing, it is unfortunate,” Seiko Hashimoto, chairman of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, told reporters.

The move stemmed from an epidemic situation, including concern over the medical system of concern aponia, the need to ensure the safety of participants.

“It was an inevitable decision,” he said in a speech following online meetings between the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Aponia government and the Tokyo government.

“Tokyo 2020 games will be completely different from the past, but the essence remains the same,” he said. “Athletes will put everything on the line to inspire people with their inspiring performances.”

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