Coronavirus, May 14: Trending questions in the United States on Google Search

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  • Thursday, 14 May 2020

The US CDC recommends flying only if absolutely necessary. — AFP Relaxnews

Over the past day, the highest-trending question asked in the United States regarding coronavirus news on Google Search was "Is flying safe with coronavirus?"

The following are the highest-trending queries asked in Google Search about Covid-19 over the last 24 hours in the United States.

Is flying safe with coronavirus?

The US CDC states that "Because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes, most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on flights. However, there may be a risk of getting Covid-19 on crowded flights if there are other travellers on board with Covid-19."

Are we getting a second stimulus?

On May 13, CNN reported that "House Democrats want to send Americans a second round of stimulus checks worth up to US$6,000 (RM26,007) per family as part of the US$3tril (RM13tril) coronavirus relief package" they introduced on May 12. In addition to adults receiving up to US$1,200 (RM5,201) per person, they could also get an additional US$1,200 per dependent up to three dependents. The proposal isn't expected to be voted on by the Senate until June.

How many people die with the flu?

During the 2018-2019 flu season, there were an estimated 34,200 deaths from the flu according to the CDC.

How long does it take to get results from coronavirus?

The length of time it takes to get the results of one's Covid-19 test varies based on a testing centre's resources, the number of patients, and the type of test administered. Depending on these conditions, it could take just a day to get the results or up to a week.

Will schools reopen in the fall 2020?

Despite President Trump's confidence that schools will open back up in the fall of 2020, state governors across the nation are warning their residents of continued online learning during next academic year, as well. On May 12, Dr Anthony Fauci stated that "The idea of having treatments available or a vaccine to facilitate reentry of students into the fall term would be something that would be a bit of a bridge too far."

State governors across the nation are still weighing whether the Covid-19 threat has subsided enough to approve students, staff, and faculty returning to schools this fall. – AFP Relaxnews

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