Autumnthe tide has arrived. Seventeen states in the United States are now seeing jumps, unlike anything they have experienced in this pandemic, and no country in the country is seeing a steady decline.
The country is closing a total of 8 million cases of COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The number of new infections in the United States reached nearly 60,000 on Wednesday, a one-day peak not seen since the summer.
Hotspots are raging in the Midwest, with smaller rural hospitals struggling to hold on.
“What have the last five or six months taught you that have left you better prepared for the current situation?” CBS News asked.
“It’s scary,” Samlan said. “I think the scary part for a lot of us is that we don’t know how anyone is going to handle COVID.”
On Thursday, at least eight countries reported their highest number of daily cases since the start of the pandemic. The number continues to rise in New Jersey, where the rate of positivity would put the state on its own quarantine list, and the number of deaths in one day in Florida doubled overnight.
One factor that can help is a person’s blood type. Two studies this week suggest that people with type O blood may be less vulnerable to COVID-19, but not some coronavirus treatments. A new study by the World Health Organization found that treatments such as remdezivir and hydroxychloroquine did not improve the survival of COVID-19.
Ann Eurek of Lancaster, Wisconsin, said people just don’t take the virus seriously. “My uncle, my brother, my sister and then my father died,” Eurek said. “I couldn’t even go to my father’s funeral. We can’t say goodbye.”
on Wednesday, he rejected the White House’s idea that herd immunity – allowing the virus to spread uncontrollably while protecting the most vulnerable – could be the country’s way out of the pandemic. Foucie called the idea “complete nonsense.”