It is likely to be the busiest travel day in the country amid a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases, said Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that he did not wait until the end of the current holiday public health restrictions and recommendations. Year.
“When we have that kind of infatuation, it doesn’t turn out accidentally,” said Ficia, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. ABC’s “This Week.”
“Obviously in the next few weeks, we’ll get the same thing,” he told co-anchor Martha Rodditz “this week,” noting that U.S. “Will see an increase in the number of additional new cases”. Thanksgiving is upon us, which means the holiday season is in full swing. “We don’t want to scare people, but that’s just the reality.”
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration examined more than 8 million people between Nov. 20 and Saturday, despite Americans delaying travel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and staying home for Thanksgiving. As of Sunday morning, U.S. Coronavirus cases exceeded one million in the past month, more than double the previous monthly high in October. More than 266,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 since the epidemic began.
“We said these things would happen, as we got into cold weather and as we started traveling, and it happened. It will happen again.” “This week,” he said. “So, all of a sudden, I can’t see the relaxation of such recommendations or sanctions, because we’re coming in cold weather, and – people are going to come back for Christmas during the holidays.”
In light of the growing number of cases, Fawcett urged Americans on Sunday to be “really cautious” as they return from Thanksgiving holiday travel, encouraging quarantine and testing.
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“If they’ve been in situations outside of the family institution, in which they don’t really know the level of contact … you have to understand the importance of trying to prevent further spread and further surges,” he said.
On Friday, the U.S. total 1. Millions of COVID-11 surpassed 19 cases, an increase of over one million cases in six days, according to data from Johns Hopkins University Despite the alarming data, however, the FAU encouraged optimism about the end of the epidemic.
“Vaccines are really right on the horizon. Towards mid-December we will make vaccines available to high-priority people and come in January and February,” he said, echoing forecasts from leaders of the government’s vaccination initiative. , While still encouraging social distance, wearing masks and washing hands, among other intermediate measures to fight the virus.
As pharmaceutical companies like Moderna and Pfizer announce promising test results, the desire of people to get vaccinated has been the focus of public health experts in recent weeks. Recent polls show that two out of five Americans do not agree to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
“This week,” Fosky noted that while the government cannot mandate a vaccine, “any individual group”, such as businesses and schools, may need its receipt, for example, employees using its employer, NIH and its vaccination requirements. For. He urged the government to work with local leaders to help combat anti-vaccine rhetoric and ensure the safety of inoculation.
“In getting out there, we’ve been able to show people in the community – who the community trusts – two things: the development of this vaccine has been scientifically sound, not safe.” Cheki, not scientific integrity. And the process of determining whether it is safe and effective by independent bodies and transparent. “
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Ruddatz also asked religious activists to respond to the Supreme Court’s decision last week to lift the epidemic-induced ban on large religious gatherings – a controversial ruling on the intersection between personal and religious freedoms and public safety.
“(Legal challenges) happen … there’s nothing I can do about it,” Fawcett said. “All I can say is that it doesn’t matter who you are, where you are – when you have congregation settings, especially indoors, when people don’t wear masks, it’s a significant sign of acquisition and spread of infection. There is a risk. It doesn’t matter. What the circumstances are, it’s a risk. ”
New York was also setting up a public school shutdown earlier this month as the virus re-emerged in New York City and its nation’s largest district school. With various strategies in place across the country to keep schools open, Raddatz asked FK how he could give more advice to the next administration of President-elect Joe Biden, “a unified response.”
“We’re being asked all that time. You know, we say it – not by biting the voice or feeling like anything – but, you know, close the bar and keep the schools open what we really say,” he says. Said. “Obviously, you don’t have exactly one size. But as I said in the past … the basic condition is to try your best to keep the children in school or to bring them back to school.”
“If you reduce what you know very deeply – in a strong way – if you bring it down, you’ll indirectly and ultimately protect children in school because the level of community is determined by how things go on board,” he said. Fausi added.
As of Saturday, coronavirus hospital admissions are in 46 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and a record number of new cases have been reported in 13 states, with 26 states on the current hospital admissions record and 12 states with new deaths last week.