Former Director of the Food and Drug Administration Scott Gottlieb (Scott Gottlieb) said that in Connecticut and the country as a whole, the possibility of a full fourth coronavirus outbreak is very small.
Gottlieb said at Governor Ned Lamont’s press conference on Monday: “I don’t think we will have a fourth wave of infections that will sweep the country.” Epidemics or outbreaks, just like you are in Michigan. The state sees it. “
Gottlieb said that in some areas such as Michigan and Massachusetts, the number of cases among children aged 10 to 19 has increased even more. This may be due to the reopening of the school and the first time the children get together with friends in a period of time.
Gottlieb predicts that in a few weeks, the number of cases and hospitalizations across the country may drop significantly. He said this is due to the increase in vaccination rates and more outdoor activities brought about by the warmer weather.
He said one potential factor that may hinder progress is the ability to reinfect new variants of people who already have Covid-1
Current data seems to indicate that it may not happen, but more information needs to be collected at the national level.
Gottlieb said that due to the increase in people’s outings and social activities, the number of infections may have increased more than recently.This country and Connecticut may benefit from additional weeks of reduced social activity
He said: “It’s too early for us to re-participate in activities. We need to continue our work in February. This is March. We started to go out more and start to participate more in social activities.
Gottlieb does not oppose Lamont’s decision to fully open the company to maximum production capacity.
He said: “The final policy adopted by the decision makers must conform to the wishes of the people and the ruled.” “You cannot be too far away from what people want. You must try to formulate a policy that conforms to public sentiment.”
It is better for people to listen to some guidance, such as continuing to use masks, rather than no guidance at all.
“I think if we just tell the American people that you don’t have time to do anything yet, then you must continue to stay indoors and do all the things you did a month ago. This will not work.”