The United States recorded a record number of coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with over 46,000 new infections. This is the most since the beginning of the pandemic. Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas also announced one-day records on Tuesday.
But the scariest news that could emerge may have been the testimony of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s greatest infectious disease expert.
“We now have over 40,000 new cases a day,” Fauci told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if it doesn’t turn.”
When asked about state preparedness in the country, Fauci replied: “I am not satisfied with what is happening because we are going in the wrong direction if we look at the curves of the new cases. So we really have to do something about it and we have to do it quickly.”
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Fauci then added: “Clearly we don’t have total control at the moment.”
When asked about the vehemence of the virus’s resurgence, Fauci admitted: “I cannot make an accurate prediction, but it will be very disturbing, I will guarantee you,” said Dr. Fauci, “because when an epidemic occurs a part of the country, even if they are doing well in other parts of the country, they are vulnerable. “
This occurred when six states in the Midwest, which had previously been stable, reported an increasing number of daily cases. And hot spots have appeared in other relatively stable states in the region.
California, the union’s largest state, is preparing to reintroduce the restrictions on Wednesday as Governor Gavin Newsom has expressed concern about a hospital jump due to COVID-19. Thirty percent of all ICU beds in the state were occupied by coronavirus patients, the governor said Tuesday.
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Starting tomorrow, the countries of the European Union previously hit hard will reopen their borders to travel from other regions. The OK visitor list includes those from Angola, Montenegro, Serbia, Rwanda and South Korea.
It does not include Americans.