According to Johns Hopkins University, at least 1,893 Americans died from the virus on Wednesday, the highest number of deaths per day in the country since early May.
More than 241,700 people have died. And as the virus continues to spread in the American community, this number may only continue to rise.
Although the situation seems grim, new reports emphasize that the epidemic will only intensify as the country approaches a critical holiday.
The report warns of “the largest proliferation experienced so far”
A separate forecast from the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital Policy Laboratory shows that conditions will deteriorate in the West Coast, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic states in the coming weeks.
The laboratory said that hospitalizations, ICU admissions and ventilator use rates are rising in every state.
The report said: “In every state in the Midwest, COVID-19 patients account for more than 25% of ICU beds.”
The discovery echoed the warnings of several leading health officials, who urged Americans to take safety measures, such as masks and social distancing, to curb the spread of the virus and avoid a destructive winter.
Key holidays for the future
But experts worry that when some Americans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, their warnings may fall on deaf ears. Here, large gatherings of family and friends may help to further increase the number of infections.
It said: “For those who do this, outdoor activities are safer than indoor activities. It must be important to carefully separate older and vulnerable people from the rest of the family.” “But more importantly, visiting The family has to make a promise of isolation before.”
The holiday also means that many college students may return home to spend Thanksgiving with their families, and may unknowingly bring the virus back. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Covid-19 cases have been reported on university campuses in all 50 states in the United States. In the event of a renewed infection, institutions across the United States have continued to take new measures.
Security measures will not disappear soon
“Although we hope we will get more good news about vaccines, but to expand the scale of production to bring vaccines to all countries, and then vaccinate enough people, this way of life can be traced back to the days before Covid.” The chief scientist of the organization, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, said in a question and answer session on social media.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday that even if the vaccine arrives, people may need to intensify injections in the future.
Fauci told Hannah Kuchler, a reporter from the Financial Times: “As they said, I don’t think it will be done once and for all.”
But vaccines may inhibit the spread of the virus below pandemic and epidemic levels.
Fauci said: “Then you have to be careful, because as new vulnerable people enter the world, they will be vulnerable.” “As immunized people lose their immunity, they may become vulnerable to infection.”
Although the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine being developed is encouraging, it is not yet possible to say how long the immunity against the virus will last.
Fauci added: “Traditionally, if we look back at the common cold coronavirus and our experience, it usually does not provide lifelong immunity to the virus.
CNN’s Betsy Klein, Lauren Mascarenhas and Mirna Alsharif contributed to this report.