U.S. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, told CNBC’s “Squawk Bx” on Monday that the U.S. was at a tipping point where aggressive action could prevent the worst of the epidemic.
He said, “But we’re not going to do that and I understand why. There’s also a lot of fatigue set and there’s a lot of policy resistance to take drastic action ahead, you know, spread,” he said.
“I think we’re in the middle of what we’re going to do with the deadly spread in parts of the country right now.”
And the number of states is also worrying: 37 states are filing at least 10% more new cases in the past week than last week, and 21 states are recording their highest 7-day average on Sunday.
At least one record high day of new cases was reported in 29 states during the month of October, according to Johns Hopkins University figures.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. According to Anthony Fauci, these states are seeing a new wave of cases or just economics in increasing the original wave.
“It doesn’t matter how you look at it, it’s not good news.” Fawcett said.
Some officials reinstate the sanctions
Officials in states and cities alike are responding to bad news by rolling out reopening plans.
With 1,223 new cases and 948 hospital admissions Monday, New Jersey is experiencing a spike, Gov. Phil Murphy said.
“Everywhere you look today, the tide of protectionist sentiment is flowing. The people are booming, and we’re all starting to form bands together, especially hospitalizations and loss of life,” Murphy said.
Newark, which is in the top five cases, will begin enforcing restrictions, including the closure of non-essential businesses, starting Tuesday at 8 p.m., according to a press release.
“This is not the first time that COVID-19 has threatened our city and its residents at this intensity, and once again we will meet this challenge with determination and through data,” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said in a statement.
In Massachusetts, after more than 100 new cases were reported in the state for three days in a row, 13 communities are reversing their reopening plans.
Communities are moving back to Phase 3 of the state plan, which shuts down many indoor recreation businesses, reduces business at establishments such as gyms and museums by 40%, restricts outdoor gatherings at event venues to 50 people and reduces outdoor performances by 25. . % Capacity.
In Idaho, however, the Governorate. Brad Little said the economy would remain open, with the state reopening from Phase 4 to Stage 3 of the reopening plan.
“It doesn’t mean the church will end personally. It doesn’t mean we’re banning travel in or out of the state.” “It doesn’t specifically mean we should go to our schools for distance learning.”
Yet other states have resisted imposing more severe sanctions or requiring people to wear masks, proving to limit the spread of the virus.
For example, the White House Coronavirus Task Force’s Deb. Deborah Birks lambsteaded the mask in North Dakota during a stop in Bismarck on Monday.
“We’ve been here for the last 24 hours and we’ve been in your grocery store and your rest restaurants, and obviously even in your hotels, this is the least use of masks we’ve seen in retail outlets anywhere,” Birmak told local reporters, according to the Bismarck Tribune. . “And we find it very unfortunate because you don’t know who is infected and you don’t know if you infected yourself.”
North Dakota does not currently have a mask mandate – one of 15 states without such a policy.
Halloween plans change as children become more infected
As cases of coronavirus increase across the country, so does the impact on children.
The number of cases in children has increased by 14% in the past two weeks, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday.
The group, which represents pediatricians, says about 792,188 children have been infected in the U.S. as of Oct. 22. And the AAP said 94,555 new cases in children aged 17 and under were reported between October and October 22.
To stay safe and prevent infection, children will not be able to celebrate Halloween the way it is used this year, according to the U.S. Department of Disease Control and Prevention. The centers said.
“There are many ways to celebrate the Spooky season that are safer than traditional activities,” said Dr. Michael St. Louis, CDC’s Community Guidance Team, in a call with community leaders.
Options include virtual costume parties, hunting for swanger candy, small outdoor and distance gatherings and one-way tricks or treats, where candy is placed at the end of the driveway to collect children, he said.
St. Louis noted that people will have to find creative ways to incorporate face masks into their attire this year.
“It’s important to understand that a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth face mask, unless it has two or more layers, as long as it fits the snail under the nose, mouth and chin.”
The mask may have to continue until 2021
The coronavirus vaccine may not be widely available until next year, so people will no longer have to wear masks, Fauci and two top employees argued Monday.
He spoke in defense of the cloth mask – most recently Sen. Was attacked by Rand Paul – and said that the excuse of people wearing regular masks to wear masks was not enough.
The mask is useful for blocking large particles coming from people’s mouths and noses, but researchers said recent reports show that er rosols can lengthen and travel while singing, shouting or taking heavy breaths.
“Light-scattering experiments have shown that 1 minute of loud speaking can potentially produce aerosols containing more than 1000 viruses that are released into the air in a closed, stable environment.” “Therefore, it is not advisable for people to observe the removal of their masks when speaking.”
And with the onset of winter, people will have to wear more masks, they said.
CNN’s Mirna Alsharif, Maggie Fox, Betsy Klein, Laura Lee, Lynn Mascarenhas, Lynn del Valle and Konstantin Toropin contribute to the report.