US government medical consultant Anthony Fauci fears that the number of corona infections per day in the United States could reach 100,000. According to him, this can only be avoided if Americans start to adhere to the rules of the crown, such as keeping their distance and wearing masks.
Fauci made his remarks at a Senate hearing that spoke about the reopening of schools and businesses. The virologist said he cannot make an accurate prediction, but he expects the significant increase in corona infections in several states to be “very disturbing”.
“We now have more than 40,000 new cases of contamination a day,” he said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we get to 100,000 a day if that doesn’t change. I’m very concerned, because it can get really bad.”
Yesterday, Fauci told CNN that it will be difficult to create group immunity among the population, even if a vaccine is available. The issue is the effectiveness of a corona vaccine, he thinks. He also blames the problem for Americans’ “unscientific attitude”.
“There is an anti-science, anti-authority and anti-vaccination feeling in some people,” he said yesterday. “A frighteningly large number, proportionately.” Today, he added that a vaccine that works well is not a certainty. “It is extremely important to have it, but it offers no guarantees.”
Thirst for fire
In many states, crown rules have declined in recent weeks, and many people no longer comply with rules such as keeping their distance. The number of infections is increasing rapidly in many places. That’s how Los Angeles became a new headquarters for fire. Yesterday, 3000 new infections were registered in the metropolis. More than 100,000 people have been infected with the virus.
Texas is also hit hard by the virus. The number of infections in that state increased yesterday by 6,545 to almost 160,000.
Currently, 2.6 million cases of infection are registered in the USA, considerably more than in Brazil, which occupies the second place with 1.3 million worldwide. More than 126,000 people died from the effects of the virus.
The New York Times reported this weekend based on a self-census that 43% of deaths can be attributed to nursing homes and other places where people receive long-term care.