The number of new infections per day in the United States exceeded 40,000 for the fourth time in five days. According to representatives of the country’s epidemiological authority, what the country has seen from the virus so far is just the beginning, written by despite the BBC having the highest number of infections registered, 2.7 million (currently 1.45 million active cases) and more than 129,000 deaths.
To make matters worse, the President, who initially downplayed the threat of an epidemic, is in favor of lifting the restrictions, citing economic mitigation, and it is the mitigation that is responsible for the record number of infections in recent days. a.
Lots of anti-science = a lot of infections
According to the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a large part of the population is simply not ready to respond responsibly to the epidemic. Anthony Fauci previously stated at his pre-congressional hearing:
alarmingly many in the United States are anti-scientific.
Fauci is due to give an opinion to the Senate on Tuesday on the possibility of reopening schools. However, according to the epidemiologist, there are many reasons why it is not worth expecting immediate results from a possible vaccination:
- It is not expected to be ready before 2021;
- it does not give full protection either;
- and anyway there will be plenty who will not be mortal to vaccinate themselves.
“Anti-science, anti-authority, anti-vaccination well-being is common among Americans,” Fauci noted, noting that the government is not doing anything against it either.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the number of infections a day reached one hundred thousand a day, if there was no change in salsa, so I find the situation very worrying. ”
– summoned the New York Times Faucit on Tuesday’s Senate hearing.
The deputy head of the U.S. Center for Epidemiology and Disease Prevention (CDC) also painted a dark picture of the situation. Anna Schuchat says the country is currently unique in the way the epidemic is spreading. Relief everywhere. or at least the data are much more modest than the spring peaks – although the danger of a second wave has already emerged in Germany.
According to Schuchat, the U.S. is “not New Zealand, South Korea, or Singapore,” where authorities respond quickly to another infection, detect potential contacts, and quarantine them.
This does not work so effectively in a country that, despite the high number of infections, cannot rely on herd immunity, for that number is too small, but infecting the population, in the hope of immune-ridden immunity, would result in far more deaths than before.