Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, told CBS on Sunday: “For every American, this is a time to protect themselves and their families.”
Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency medicine physician, said on Saturday: “Hospitals cannot adequately prepare for the situation we are currently facing.”
As the country advances US surgeon Dr. Jerome Adams told Fox News in the winter that he expects cases and hospitalizations to deteriorate in the coming weeks.
“Please make sure you wash your hands and again make sure that if there have been parties with more than 10 people in the past few days without wearing a mask, please test in the next three to five days.”
Adams told Fox that those measures could still reduce the spread of the coronavirus among those already attending the Thanksgiving party.
Coronavirus hits the Midwest hardest
As the United States strives to manage cases until the vaccine is distributed, the situation varies from state to state.
The Zuckerman School of Public Health at the University of Arizona said in a report on Friday that if Arizona officials do not address this increase in the situation within the next two to three weeks, the state will face a humanitarian crisis, resulting in hundreds of people. Preventable death.
The lead author of the report, Assistant Professor Dr. Joe Gerald, said on Saturday: “Although targeted measures may have slowed the spread sufficiently a few weeks ago, I believe there are ready-made shelter orders. Provides the greatest opportunity to achieve the required improvements.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio said that in New York, once the virus spreads in the United States, New York State will send fifth grade students back to public schools in early December to learn in person.
De Blasio said that students will be tested weekly and parents will be required to sign a consent form for each student who attends in-person classes.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that the positive rate in New York was 4.27%, the highest level since May.
However, the former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the transmission rate in the Midwest It is worse than the rest of the country.
“If you see what is happening in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, the governors will take more aggressive steps as soon as possible. The use of masks in these places will be more consistent, and they will have fewer infections this season-I I think you will see that the rate of occurrence of infections is still lower than in the Midwest and other regions of the United States.” Gottlieb said.
According to the state’s Covid-19 Information Center, Ohio’s statewide total exceeded 400,000 cases on Saturday, an increase of more than 100,000 cases in less than two weeks.
Some Americans can receive the vaccine in December
After the highly anticipated competition to develop vaccines, some vaccines can be distributed as early as December.
Surgeon Adams told Fox that 40 million doses are expected to be ready by the end of this year, but that is not enough to make it available to everyone who needs it.
Gottlieb told CBS: “The vaccine advisory committee that advises the CDC will make recommendations on who should get the vaccine first (the so-called group 1A), that is, people who should get the vaccine immediately.”
Gottlieb said that he hopes that medical staff, long-term care residents and medical staff will become the first people eligible to use the vaccine.
He said: “It’s almost decided-they will vote on it this week.” “If they deviate from this, I would be very surprised.”
When cases related to the Thanksgiving gathering will begin to appear, the first release of the vaccine is likely to happen at the same time.
Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a professor of medicine at George Washington University, said: “When you look at the people who are hospitalized today, they were infected two weeks ago, maybe more.” “Then, it usually takes people a week. To succumb to this disease.”
CNN’s Chuck Johnston, Naomi Thomas, Leanna Faulk, Artemis Moshtaghian and Hina Jones (Sheena Jones) contributed to this report.