According to Johns Hopkins University data, the US reported more than 195,000 new cases of Kovid-19, putting the daily average of 7 days of new cases at more than 215,000. This is only slightly changed from the number of newly infected backs on December 10, when the 7-day average of daily new cases reached 212,000, suggesting that new cases may have flattened at higher daily averages.
Yet because hospitalizations and deaths from Kovid-19 typically occur a week or two after new cases, the number of Americans hospitalized and dying from the virus has continued to increase.
According to the Kovid Tracking Project, on Tuesday, the US reported 117,777 people hospitalized with Kovid-19, which began since the epidemic. In addition, 3,400 people were killed by the virus on Tuesday, the second largest Kovid-19 death in a single day.
Nationwide data also masks to some extent how different states are dealing with the virus. States such as California, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Rhode Island are seeing a surge in new cases, while most cases in the Midwest have declined following its recent peaks.
Whether the number of new daily cases begins to decrease nationally from here on, as always, is dependent on people’s behavior – and how America’s system of power affects that behavior. Dr. Public health officials such as Anthony Fauci have warned people to organize large-scale, indoor, unmatched gatherings.
“I want people to be more cautious. I want them to limit the trip to the extent possible. And when you do the congregation, try to do it with a limited number of people,” Director of the National Institute of Allergy Dr. Anthony Fauci and infectious diseases, told CNN on Tuesday.
“If we can do that and get through this season, enjoy it to the extent that you can, but it’s not a normal Christmas season. As we get through it, Finally the light. The tunnel is the vaccine. “
Worry about the UK version
Scientists advising the UK government have estimated that this variant may be 70% more effective than other variants.
Peter Horby, president of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG), said on Monday that experts now believe that this version has a transmission advantage over other variants.
The UK version does not cause more severe disease, and it appears that Pfizer-BioNotech and Modern Vaccines will still be effective.
Has this tension made its way to America? The researchers conducting the study think it is likely to arrive in the US in mid-November, and that many people in the US may already be infected.
“If I were to guess, I’d say it’s probably in the hundreds by now,” said Michael Verbobe, head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. “It is very possible that it arrived at many places multiple times.”
Scientists have scoured the genetic sequences of coronoviruses in the US to see if there was a match with the UK version. So far, they have not found any, but they say there is a possibility because the US surveillance system is not catching them.
Health Admiral Brett Giroir said on Monday, “It could happen in the United States and we have yet to find it.”
Dr. Fauci says the Biden administration will be different
Dr. Fauci predicted that the incoming Biden administration would not send “mixed signals” for communications on the epidemic of coronavirus virus.
“There will probably be homogeneity of the message rather than mixed signals,” Fauci told the Five Night Night podcast, which aired on Tuesday. “I think there will be more central guidance as opposed to leaving the states entirely on their own and they should let things do as they wish.”
Fauci, president-elect Biden’s chief medical adviser, said he believed the biggest obstacle for Biden was the “division” in American society.
“It is unfortunate that we have pledged through a historical epidemic like we have never seen in 102 years, and this has been done in the context of a great deal of division in society,” Fauci said. “I don’t think that change is going to happen immediately with the change of administration.”
Fauci was asked how President Donald Trump handled the epidemic, based on how the president could have saved more lives.
“Apparently, there have been some bumps in the road,” Fauci said. “But, in general, especially when you look at the success of science and the vaccine, it’s huge. I mean, it’s actually very unprecedented.”
He also said that when it comes to fighting the epidemic, a nation can always improve its response.
“Obviously, you can always look at your public health response and say, ‘Could you have done better?” And the answer is: definitely. ‘I think any country looking at their reaction would say that they could have done better. ‘
Shelby Lynn Erdmann and Elizabeth Cohen of CNN contributed to this report.