This is only “the beginning” of a dangerous new wave of coronavirus cases that could become more deadly when it reaches an older population in the United States., according to Dr. Anne Schuchat, deputy chief director of the CDC. The United States has identified at least 2.59 million cases and over 126,000 deaths, the highest number in the world by far, with states such as Florida, Texas, Arizona, California and others recording a record number of new cases every day.
The worrying assessment was made by Dr. Schuchat during an interview with Dr. Howard Bauchner from the Journal of the American Medical Association which was streamed Monday Youtube.
“What we have in the United States is difficult to describe because there are so many different outbreaks,” said Schuchat, pointing out that it decreases hospital bed the ability in places like Texas was worrying and that “nobody” wanted to see a repeat of what happened in New York. Some parts of Texas already have run out of room for patients in intensive care with covid-19.
Schuchat acknowledged the virus mortality rate has been lower over the past week because young people have the disease, but this could change rapidly as healthier people pass it on most vulnerable populations.
“I think there has been a lot of hope around the country which,” hey, it’s summer. Everything will be fine. We are above this. “And we’re not even starting to get over it. There are many worrying factors in the last week or so. These increases are in many places,” said Schuchat.
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Schuchat’s comments are drawing national attention despite being exclusive to YouTube rather than CNN, simply because CDC public health officials have rarely been given the opportunity to interact directly with the public. The Trump regime has repeatedly denied people like Dr. Anthony Fauci the possibility of doing so talk to news organizationsand under normal rule, experts like Schuchat would be given a long time to communicate with the American people. But the Trump regime is not a normal government.
Schuchat spent a fair amount of time during the interview stressing that the hot summer weather does not help stop the spread of the virus across the country, which some high-profile health experts such as former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb had hoped for a few months ago. Schuchat also stressed that the only way to deal with this pandemic was to encourage the use of masks, enforce social distances and accelerate the search for government-led contacts for people who test positive.
“I think we really need to do the behavioral interventions of social distancing and contact tracking, isolation and quarantine that follow to keep the spread as low as possible,” said Schuchat.
Schuchat recognized that other countries around the world had addressed the pandemic with approaches that allowed them to quickly find cases and isolate the sick so that they didn’t spread.
“We are not in the situation of New Zealand, Singapore or Korea, where they are located a new case is quickly identified and all contacts are traced and people are isolated who are sick, and the exposed people are placed in quarantine, and they can keep things under control. For now, we have too many viruses across the country, “said Schuchat.
While Schuchat was right to declare the successes of New Zealand and Singapore, she I have not recognized that even countries like Italy, Spain, and China, which have been severely affected by the virus, have rebounded and been able to reopen without significant new exacerbations of the disease because their respective governments still function, unlike the United States.
The interviewer, dr. Bauchner of JAMA said it was good to hear Mike Pence talk about masks recently, which was an embarrassing injection into the conversation to say the least. And while Pence held a press conference on Friday that said Americans should follow local government advice on masks, he did not explicitly say that every American should wear masks. Instead, Pence has said at least three times that people should pray.
“I think at this point we need everyone to get on because it’s not just about protecting my health, but about protecting the health of other people. And the more of us we do, the more our communities are protected and the more we are able to be out and about, “Schuchat said in the 33-minute interview on YouTube.
Leading health officials in the U.S. initially stated that masks were not needed by the general population, but we have since learned that this flawed advice was intentionally invented. so that Americans don’t buy the masks that might be needed for frontline healthcare professionals.
Dr. Richard Bright from the Department of Health and Human Services testified last month than the United States the government proposed to manipulate information on the possible functioning of N95 masks to combat the spread of coronavirus in order to ensure the existence of sufficient masks for doctors and nurses. And Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the most trusted advisors to the White House Coronavirus Task Force, admitted earlier this month that said The Americans the masks didn’t work because he was worried on the supply.
But Schuchat still insists that public communications on masks were motivated by nothing but science.
“It’s not that we made a mistake and then we changed our mind, it’s that we kept learning and found that this virus can spread before you have any symptoms, this virus can spread by talking to people,” said Schuchat.
There are over a dozen troubling hotspots in the United States, with places like Florida, Houston and Los Angeles seeing some of the most disturbing trends. Florida reported 5,266 new coronavirus cases and 28 new deaths on Monday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Los Angeles County has reported a disturbing parodyh 2,903 new cases on Monday, likeEnglish day record, and health officials warn that the region will end soon Intensive care beds. The number of confirmed cases in Los Angeles County is now on top 100,000, with many companies reopening as if there is no pandemic in sight.
The United States has a long way to go regarding the pandemic and people are already predicting fundamental changes in society who will remain with everyone for generations to come. IS Schuchat says this will be on par with other historical transformations, such as the 1918 flu pandemic at the end of the First World War.
“As you plan, you think about it, you have that human denial that will really happen on your watch, but it’s happening,” Schuchat said. “I think what we are experiencing as a global community is truly negative and is similar to that transformational experience of 1918.”