“More Unnecessary Situation”: Rising Coronavirus Cases Frustrate Health Experts

Health experts are becoming increasingly frustrated as coronavirus cases continue to rise in areas where disease was once rare. There is concern that the number of new cases will only increase further as people flock to beaches and parks for the holiday weekend.

Experts have attributed the increase to some states that reopened too soon, as well as to people who challenge health guidelines.

Dr Aileen Marty, an infectious disease specialist, said the United States is “going a million miles an hour in the wrong direction.”

Record numbers were set for new cases in the United States in a single day on Wednesday, Thursday, and again on Friday, when more than 57,000 new cases were reported, proving that the pandemic is so far winning in the country’s battle against it.

“It is absolutely the saddest, most unnecessary situation we are in and is motivated by behavior,” said Marty.

The consequences of not being attentive to the public can be deadly, said Dr. Jon LaPook, a medical contributor to CBS News.

“Do we really have to say ‘hashtag, don’t kill grandma?’ People have to realize that there are consequences of getting infected and infecting people who are vulnerable. They can die, “said LaPook.

To avoid a rebound, all California beaches are closed, changing the tradition of the state’s millions of people who normally celebrate July 4th on the sand. Gov. Gavin Newsom has said the shutdown is an effort to control rising rates of COVID-19 infection there.

In New York, once the epicenter of the US coronavirus outbreak, but now one of the few parts of the country showing low infection rates, the beaches are open, but masks are still required. Thousands of people are expected to fill New York’s Rockaway Beach this weekend, but when they do, city workers will be here reminding them that masks are required on the sand and boardwalk.

Masks are now required in many places. In Santa Monica, California, you can now be fined if you don’t carry one.

The city of Chicago has joined various areas, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, which require visitors from “critical” states, such as California or Florida, to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.

“We will do everything we can to keep the public safe,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said this week.

COVID-19 cases are increasing in dozens of states across the country, bringing the total number to more than 2.79 million and the number of deaths to more than 129,000.

Cases in 37 states have increased since the economy began to reopen. In Arizona, 50 phoenix firefighters tested positive, another 40 are in quarantine.

In Florida, a state that initially resisted security measures, 10,000 new cases were registered Thursday alone. Now, with some Florida hospitals pushing limits to care for patients, Miami-Dade County put a curfew at 10 p.m. until dawn until further notice, and the county’s popular beaches will be closed for the weekend. holiday week.

In Malibu, California, where the beaches will also be closed, Mayor Karen Farrer said, “We all want us to be able to open the beaches … (no) is the right thing to do.”

Farrer watches surfers after the governor ordered most southern California beaches closed again. Since its reopening three weeks ago, there has been an increase in cases, including some first responders. The beaches have also been closed in Galveston, Texas, as authorities feared crowds would arrive from Houston, where one in four people tested positive.

Dr. Philip Keizer, the local health authority for Galveston County, said they are primarily seeing an increase in young people, “who are not really considering the risk of this.”