COVID is a highly infectious respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. The disease was discovered in China in December and then spread around the world, causing an unprecedented public health crisis. COVID , also called coronavirus disease , is the name of the disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The virus and disease were first detected in Wuhan , China on December 31, , and since led to an outbreak all countries across the globe, especially in the US. While the coronavirus disease is popularly referred to as just coronavirus , coronavirus actually refers to a large family of viruses which can cause illnesses in humans and many animals. COVID is short for co rona vi rus d isease.
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How much is COVID hurting state and local revenues?
State and local governments are significant players in the U. Employment by state and local governments represents about 13 percent of total employment in the U. State and local tax revenues represent about 9 percent of GDP. As in other economic downturns, the pandemic has reduced state and local revenues, but this time is different. Declines in income tax revenues are likely to be smaller than projections based on historical experience because employment losses have been unusually concentrated on low-wage workers who pay less income taxes than higher-wage workers , the stock market has held up so far sustaining taxes on capital gains , and the federal government has increased and expanded unemployment insurance benefits and grants to business, which will shore up taxable income. On the other hand, declines in sales and other taxes and fees are larger than historical experience would suggest, because consumption has fallen so sharply and people are staying home—meaning that revenues from taxes and fees on hotels, tolls, airports, and motor fuel have plummeted. While federal aid to state and local governments this year has exceeded projected revenue losses, that aid is only one-time, and state and local governments are expected to face shortfalls for many years.
Greenhouse gas emissions are down and air quality has gone up, as governments react to the COVID pandemic. In this First Person editorial, Ms. Andersen calls instead for a profound, systemic shift to a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet. The outbreak will have profound and lasting economic and social consequences in every corner of the globe.
In view of the worrying surge in Covid cases in the national capital, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced a six-day lockdown, to be imposed in the city from 10pm on April 19 to 5am on April 26 next Monday. Not unlike the earlier orders that were in effect from 10pm last Friday till 6am on Monday morning, all gatherings at public places and movement as specified under Section of the Criminal Procedure Code CrPC shall remain prohibited. Essential services and emergency response personnel shall be exempted from the restrictions, according to the order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority DDMA.