Today, the rampant spread of the coronavirus in the United States has swept California-until recently, California has been separated from most states by controlling the spread.
According to the COVID exit strategy tracked by health and crisis experts, California currently reports 154 new cases per million people every day, and has joined the “out of control” category of public health crises in most parts of the country. Coronavirus data by state.
Three weeks ago, 32 states fell into the category of “uncontrolled transmission”-as defined by the COVID exit strategy, there were more than 150 new cases per million cases per day. California, which was only 75 parts per million at the time, was not among them.
Now, the total number of states with uncontrolled outbreaks has increased to 47. Only Vermont, Maine and Hawaii, and the District of Columbia are the less serious states.
In the past two weeks, the infection rate in California has increased by 7.4% from the previous 14 days. Since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly one million Californians have become ill. The United States just surpassed 10 million cases on Monday, and the number of hospitalizations is also rapidly increasing.
The situation in California is still better than many other states in the country, including the Midwestern states, which have the highest medical record rates ever. Ryan Panchadsaram, co-founder of COVID Exit Strategy, said that in the past two weeks, 26 states experienced the worst pandemic week. For example, North Dakota records 1,716 cases per million cases.
“Compared to the country, we are in a better position,” said Panchadsaram, a former US deputy chief technology officer who lives in San Francisco. “But compared to this virus and how it spreads, we are in a very bad place-a cautious place.”
At the same time, cases in California (especially Southern California) are also increasing rapidly. On Tuesday, Contra Costa and Santa Cruz were among the 11 counties pushed to a stricter level in the state’s reopening system. San Francisco also stopped eating indoors to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city.
Although the expert California has not yet reached the peak reached in the summer, the spread of the spread is still an important cause for concern, especially since travelers may take vacations back and forth in the state. California discourages unnecessary travel, but Gavin Newsom (Govin. Gavin Newsom) has not yet developed guidelines for travelers to isolate or undergo inspections when traveling outside the state.
Stanford University (Stanford University) infectious disease expert Robert Siegel said that expanding travel, the opening of business and social circles are among the main factors behind the surge in California’s coronavirus. But this is not the only one.
He said that “general fatigue” is also playing a role. Eight months later, people were exhausted-tired of wearing masks, social distance, unable to do what they liked.
He added that this fatigue and a new sense of normality are more complicated. Siegel said: “We are a little used to seeing a lot of infections and deaths.”
He added that if people still don’t know that someone in the community is infected or seriously ill, then it is incredible to make things more abstract. “They kind of imagined this to be untrue.”
Siegel said another related factor may be a change in priorities. Violating public health guidelines and gathering in large numbers of people can be risky because of the historic elections and the long-awaited holidays, and people are willing to take these risks.
He said that misunderstandings about the arrival of vaccines (which are actually closer than they actually are) are worrying because they can promote a sense of relaxation.
Entering winter will add another layer of complexity.
He said: “Another common problem is that we actually don’t know enough about the coronavirus to know the impact of winter on infection.”
Annie Vainshtein is a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: email@example.com Twitter: @annievain