Although vaccinations in the United States are on the rise, the risk of a new wave of COVID-19 infections still exists, warned Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s best infectious disease expert, on Sunday. Experts have long warned that a more contagious version of the coronavirus, first discovered in Britain, is spreading rapidly in the United States and could lead to a new wave of infections. And that is likely to come sooner if more places decide to repeal public health measures that have been shown to slow the spread of the virus.
The United States has seen a steady decline in the number of cases and deaths, but now that has stopped. And this is something that is of particular concern to Fauci. The decline is “starting to rise,” Fauci told CBS Face the Nation. And this is happening “at a very high level, a plateau at the level of sixty to seventy thousand new cases a day is not an acceptable level.” Looking at Europe, which is “usually a few weeks ahead of us in these models”, there was also a sharp decline and then a plateau, followed by a 9 percent increase in cases in the last week.
As some countries change their mandates and restrictions on indoor activities, Fauci warned that over-removing the measures could help make the wave a reality. “We want to return carefully and slowly to use mitigation methods. But don’t turn his switch on and off, because it would be really risky to have another jump, “Fauci said. Speaking of NBC Get acquainted with the press epidemiologist Michael Osterholm said the United States was “in the eyes of the hurricane.”
Speaking on CNN, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves defended the decision not to run for office. “When you look at the numbers in Mississippi, it doesn’t justify government intervention,” he said. “Our number one tool against the virus is to drop weapons.”
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