White House Coronavirus Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an interview with CNBC on Wednesday that the United States is heading in the wrong direction because of the increase in coronavirus cases in 47 states and the infection of patients overwhelming hospitals across the country.
A member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force said in a report: “If things don’t change, if we move on, the pain of other cases, hospitalizations and deaths in this country will be great.” Wednesday night in “Shepard Smith’s News “On the interview.
The northeastern states have checked for the virus throughout the summer but have seen cases rise again. The number of confirmed cases in New York has exceeded 500,000, while hospitalization in New Jersey has exceeded 1
Fauci pointed out that, however, cities like New York and Philadelphia are better able to cope with this surge, while the outbreak in the northwest and central regions will be more difficult.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said: “They have never had such hospitals and intensive care facilities and flexibility like some large hospitals in big cities.” Fauci said: “They are worried that if the trajectory continues, They may be tied up in places like intensive care beds.”
In the Midwest, the number of cases and hospitalizations is exploding in record numbers. Wisconsin’s 7-day positive rate was 28%, while Minnesota reported the highest number of Covid-19 hospitalizations to date. In less than three weeks in El Paso, Texas, the number of hospitalizations tripled. In an interview with NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez, Chief Medical Officer Joel Hendricks, the Chief Medical Officer of the University of El Paso Medical Center, even warned that it might be rationed to hospital care there.
Hendricks said: “Grading doctors is the worst thing.” “That said, we have already studied and we are studying.”
Dr. Fauci told Smith that he did not foresee that the United States would adopt the same lock-in measures as Melbourne, Australia to contain the summer peak. Melbourne reopened on Wednesday after being closed for three months.
Fauci said: “This country has very little demand for blockades.” “Whether it is at the upper level or at the local level, there will be a major counterattack. However, what Melbourne did and what Australia did as a country were very successful. “
Dr. Fauci recommended double the use of masks in the case of American coronavirus fatigue, keeping distance and avoiding crowds and gatherings, adding that the country will be “much better than what we are doing now”.
For more interviews with Dr. Anthony Fauci with Shepard Smith, please watch the full interview above.