According to reports, the United States may be in the early stages of the fourth wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, which is re-epidemic nationwide, with an increase in coronavirus cases in 25 states.
According to the news site Axios, in the past week, an average of 63,000 new cases were added every day in the United States, an increase of 17% from the previous week. Only five states have seen a decline in new cases recently. Hill reported that the third pandemic peaked in January, and about 250,000 people test positive for Covid-1
This new increase in cases is most obvious in Michigan and New York, but it is becoming more and more common in large areas of the country. As the fourth wave of threats arrives, many states have already loosened Covid-19 restrictions-ignoring many warnings from public health officials, believing that it is too early to do so.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Monday that the fourth wave is almost guaranteed. He said: “I will lose the script, and I will reflect on this recurring situation. It feels like I am going to die.”
“We have too many expectations, we have a lot of hope and potential, we still have many reasons for hope. But now I am scared.” Varensky also said at the emotional moment of the White House briefing.
Joe Biden implored district officials to maintain or restore their mandates because of the alarming number of U.S. cases.
The president said a few hours after Valensky’s comments: “I once again call on all governors, mayors and local leaders to maintain and restore the mask mission.” “Please, this is not politics. If you let it go, please restore your authorization.”
The fourth wave may not be as deadly as the previous wave, especially among 73% of the elderly who have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. However, a new round of virus surges can easily hinder the process of fighting this pandemic. Even if the number of deaths decreases, millions of people are still at risk of illness and death, and a new round of surge will put pressure on the heavily burdened US medical system.
At the same time, despite the introduction of the vaccine in the United States, its speed has largely won widespread praise, but millions of young Americans who are in health and put them at higher risk have not been vaccinated. Although the virus has decreased compared to before, the hospitalization rate has increased with the apparent resurrection of the Covid-19 virus.
The ongoing pandemic has also laid the foundation for the emergence of mutant strains of the virus. The current variant that caused this outbreak is more contagious than the original strain of Covid-19. The Covid-19 vaccine currently available may also be less effective against these variants.
The loose restrictions and increasingly loose behaviors among Americans plagued by the epidemic have further inflamed the Covid-19 revival. Some states, including Texas, have already given up the authorization of masks. Even in states that have historically imposed stricter restrictions during a pandemic, despite this rise, they have relaxed regulations.
Wan Yang, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, told the New York Times that changes in habits may lead to a continuous increase in the number of coronavirus cases in New York City and the state. More and more New York residents are interacting in buildings because of increased access to indoor dining and group fitness classes.
In Rockland County in northern New York City, adolescents and people aged 20 to 49 have contributed to the increase in cases. The county health commissioner, Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, told The Times: “They have done this and they want to go out.”
New Jersey has one of the highest rates of coronavirus infection in the United States, with a surge of 20% in the past 14 days. Nevertheless, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (Phil Murphy) said on Monday that he will relax the seating capacity of sports venues and indoor dining events.
Although the case data is getting more and more terrifying, the vaccination work has expanded greatly. Biden said on Monday that by April 19, as many as 90% of American adults are eligible to participate in the Covid-19 jab.