A report said that Dr. Anthony Fauci painted the terrifying scene of a surge in coronavirus cases, describing what some experts believed the third wave was “more like an extension of and intensifying the first wave”.
The total number of cases in the United States has exceeded 8.7 million, and the death toll has exceeded 225,000. Globally, more than 43 million people are sick and more than 1.1 million people have died.
Fauci, a top US infectious disease expert, assessed the increase in the number of cases at the annual All Markets Summit of Yahoo Finance on Monday.
He said that although the Northeast has managed to reduce the spread, the national baseline has never dropped to a manageable level, such as 1
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said: “We are beginning to see a peak that has increased our daily lives to about 70,000.”
He continued: “Now, when we enter the cold weather, we are back to the worst day ever, with more than 80,000 people every day.”
“We have never really experienced volatility and then dropped to a good baseline. It has been oscillating up and down. So now, we are at the highest benchmark.… [It’s] A kind of semantics. You want to call it the third wave or extended first wave. No matter how you look at it, this is not good news. “
Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told Yahoo Finance that the only focus should be on using known mitigation strategies to combat fatal errors.
“Because we continue to face the ubiquitous risk of explosion proliferation, we have a general misunderstanding of the term second wave and third wave. Our approach should be the same throughout the process.”
Fauci tried to transcend semantic issues.
He said: “No matter how you look at it, you want to call it the third wave or the first wave of expansion. This is not good news.”
Tara Smith, an epidemiologist at Kent State University, told Yahoo Finance that the concept of radio waves does not apply as it did during the 1918 flu pandemic.
“It was obvious in 1918 because there seemed to be clear differences between the various outbreaks, but here, we never returned to the baseline between the peaks of cases. I would say this is the third peak or peak.” She said .
Dr. Shira Doron, an infectious disease doctor at Tufts Medical Center, said: “Only by looking back at the shape of the curve, can we really weigh the peak or wave.
She said: “It is also important to mention that the overall map of the United States looks very different from the maps of individual states.”
Shira added: “However, on the whole, the United States has never dropped to a low level after experiencing the first peak, which is why some people say that we are still in the’first wave’.”
At the same time, Fauci reacted to the response he received from President Trump. President Trump said that people are “tired of hearing about Fauci and all these idiots.”
He said at all market summits on Yahoo Finance: “Of course it doesn’t help, but it really is something I think I shouldn’t bother.”
He added, “The time of the day is limited.”