DeSantis signed an executive order on Friday night allowing restaurants and bars to immediately begin operating at 100% capacity. He cited the economic difficulties of not running businesses at full capacity, in order.
Suarez said that the requirement to wear a mask in public and slowly reopen has helped keep the Miami coronavirus case countdown.
Nationwide, more than 7 million people have been infected and 204,497 have died.
Suarez said he is concerned that changes in the state are coming as flu season picks up and schools prepare for in-person learning that begins in mid-October.
“We’ll see in the next couple of weeks if he’s right about his perspective. But if he’s wrong about his perspective … it’s going to be very, very, very difficult for him and it’s going to be a very difficult time, because he’s in the middle of flu season,” he said. called Suarez.
A winter wave could be on the horizon
“You don’t want to go into the fall and winter with a widespread community at that level, because if you do, you have a difficult situation that will be really challenging,” said Fauci, Editor in Chief, Dr. Howard Bauchner.
A winter wave may already be abuzz in Europe, Murray said.
“The cases are exploding there. So we know it’s coming and we expect it to reach the United States very soon,” Murray said.
Normal could be a long way off, even with a vaccine
“When you have vaccinated enough people … so that you can start thinking about maybe getting a little closer to normal, most likely, as I and others have said, it will possibly be around the third quarter of 2021,” he told Bauchner. “Maybe even in the fourth quarter.”
Meanwhile, Fauci and other top experts have urged Americans to continue to follow safety guidelines and wear masks, keep their distance, avoid crowded places, and wash their hands.
The measures could save your life.
“This research clearly confirms that despite the high rates of COVID-19 in the United States, the number of people with antibodies is still low and we have not come close to achieving herd immunity,” one of the study’s authors, Dr. Julie Parsonnet, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, said in a statement.
“Until an effective vaccine is approved, we need to ensure that our most vulnerable populations are reached with preventative measures.”
CNN’s Christina Maxouris, Nicole Chavez, Jay Croft, Lauren Mascarenhas, Melissa Alonso, Shelby Lin Erdman, Andrea Kane, and Konstantin Toropin contributed to this report.