U.S. leaders immediately called on Americans to wear masks and even stricter orders to stay home after death from the coronovirus set a record of two people dying every minute.
According to a Reuters tally of official figures, there were more than 213,830 new cases and 2,861 deaths on Thursday, with many experts saying the death toll would soon exceed 3,000 a day.
President-elect Joe Biden pledged a new national strategy that would implement masked mandates where he would have authority, such as federal buildings and interstate travel, once he takes over for President Donald Trump’s departure on January 20. I will manage.
Beyond the term, he urged people to wear masks on purpose, an innovative approach following lax public discipline to date, and his half-hearted support for Trump wearing masks.
“The first day I open… I’m going to ask the public to put on a mask for 100 days, just to put on a mask for 100 days,” Biden told CNN in an interview Thursday. “And I think if we drive a very small number of times with the vaccination and masking, we’ll see a significant decrease.”
Two promising vaccine candidates could receive emergency use clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration this month and be injected into the arms of healthcare workers, first responders and residents of nursing homes before the new year.
A member of the White House Coronovirus Task Force, Drs. Anthony Fauci said that on Friday he expected to see another surge in coronovirus infection two or three weeks after the Nov. 26 holiday, when many Americans visited the family, anticipating more Christmas shopping. . The holidays will fuel another peak.
“We are in a very precarious situation at the moment. There is certainly light at the end of the tunnel with a vaccine, but we are not there yet. So we really have to try to blunt our public health measures to try that trajectory. ” I have to speed up. “,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on NBC’s “Today” show.
Fauci said he accepted Biden’s offer as chief medical adviser, while maintaining his current position.
“I said right away,” Fauci said, while supporting Biden’s 100-day petition.
The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Measurement and Evaluation (IHME) now estimates 538,893 deaths from COVID-19 as of April 1, nearly double the current deaths since the outbreak.
The same model suggests that Dr., an executive associate at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. According to Carlos Del Rio, 66,000 people could die wearing a universal mask.
“When we’re really excited about the vaccine, the reality is that the model says that by April 1, the vaccine will only save 10,000 or 11,000 deaths,” Del Rio told CNN on Friday.
More than 100,000 patients with COVID-19 have been hospitalized in the United States, reducing medical professionals to caring for people with stress and other illnesses.
The governor of California, California, on Thursday imposed new strict stay-at-home restrictions that would be triggered region-by-region when less than 15% of ICU capacity was available.
National and local authorities across the country have ordered to confine a wide range of social and economic life.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday he could extend a three-week “shutdown” on certain personal and economic activities.
Ohio Governor Mike Devine said Thursday that hospitals in his state are not only in crisis, but the crisis is getting worse, with his state reporting the fifth highest outbreak case.
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