Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addressed the Senate Health Committee this week, saying that preliminary results from the agency’s first round of research show that more than 90% of the population is susceptible.
The United States continues to maintain the world’s leading position in the number of deaths and infections, and experts now warn that the spread of the virus may worsen as schools open and the flu season approaches.
Compared to last week, at least 22 states (mainly in the Central and Midwestern regions of the United States) have reported an increase in new Covid-19 cases. Nationwide, the U.S. has an average of more than 43,000 new cases every day, about twice the average level in June when the lockdown ban was relaxed.
Infectious disease expert Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo said that the number of deaths in the country has stopped falling as it did at the end of August.
Marrazzo said in a briefing by the American Academy of Infectious Diseases on Wednesday: “The most important thing is that it doesn’t matter which side you go politically.” “Numbers are numbers. You can’t argue with them. And they are not moving towards.” Development in the right direction.”
20% of summer Covid-19 cases are young people
Experts’ warnings have remained the same for months: wear masks, wash hands, maintain social distancing and avoid crowded places.
CDC’s new report now shows people’s age Between June and August, 20 to 29 cases accounted for more than 20% of all confirmed cases of Covid-19.
In June, the number of people in the southern states who found a positive reaction between the ages of 20 and 39 increased by nearly eight days, while the number of people over the age of 60 increased, indicating that young people are driving the community transmission of the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pointed out that young people are more likely to engage in front-line jobs, thereby exposing them to the outside world, and they are less likely to comply with social distancing guidelines. And because young people are more likely to have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, they may have been spreading the virus unknowingly.
Increase in Covid-19 cases in children
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association, more than 587,000 children in the United States have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.
The organization found that, according to their weekly pediatric report, 74,553 cases of children were reported between September 3 and 17-a 15% increase in this group in two weeks.
The organizations said that the age-listed cases were provided by health department websites in 49 states, New York City, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam, but only some states reported age-based hospitalizations and deaths. AAP requires states to provide more detailed reports.
The report said: “At present, it seems that serious diseases caused by Covid-19 are rare among children.” “However, states should continue to provide information on Covid-19 cases, testing, hospitalization, and death rates by age and race/ethnicity. Detailed reports so that the impact of Covid-19 on children’s health can be recorded and monitored.”
More Phase 3 vaccine trials may begin
According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease expert in the United States, “a significant portion” of the United States will not receive the Covid-19 vaccine this year.
Fauci said: “For example, by the end of December, we will not provide all the doses. As time goes by, they will be released one after another.” He said: “By the third or fourth month of 2021, all people Will take medicine.”
He said that people who give priority to vaccines may be health care providers, people with underlying diseases and vulnerable groups.
CNN’s Amanda Watts, Lauren Mascarenhas, Shelby Lin Erdman, Jen Christensen and Andrea Diaz contributed to this report.