Renowned American immunologist Anthony Fauzi said Sunday that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is yet to come after the holidays.
“I share with President-elect Biden the concern that this will only get worse in the next few weeks,” he told CNN, adding that he fears the “growth above growth” states are already facing. -United.
The world’s leading force with the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 in the world, there has been a spectacular recovery in the epidemic, with more than 200,000 confirmed cases on a regular basis and more than 3,000 deaths per day, for almost three weeks.
Dr Fauzi, who is already a member of President Donald Trump’s crisis staff and an adviser by his successor Joe Biden, on Sunday stressed that the rise in these cases could come at a “very critical moment” and cause “increased pressure”. In an already functioning hospital system.
Jerome Adams, the chief medical officer of the United States, admitted Sunday that he was “very concerned” about this potential increase after the holidays.
“Even though you have traveled (…), there are still steps you need to take,” he stressed, recommending not to visit people at risk for the next two weeks. Moving.
In the week leading up to Christmas Day, one million Americans traveled by plane every day, according to the TSA, which is responsible for airport security checks.
Despite the delay in vaccine delivery, the start of a massive vaccine campaign has given Americans hope.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Wittmer has so far received only a “fraction” of the dose his state should receive, but the Trump administration agreed with an apology from officials on CNN on Sunday, saying things were “in the right direction.”
“We are making a lot of progress, but the federal government needs to play its part,” she said.
The United States has recorded more than 19 million confirmed cases and more than 332,000 deaths since the pandemic began on Sunday.