“Do the right thing today,” Deb. Deborah Birks said. “Because if we do the right thing today, we’ll go in the fall with very few cases.”
“Right now, we are gaining independence by wearing our masks and through social distance,” Birks said.
He called for vigilance, noting that the virus is spread by people who have gathered at concert venues, but also because people can gather in the back porch.
“We know we can’t always be perfect. We know we’ll put this message about private gatherings and something will happen and you’ll realize you’re left in such a state, you’re left around people, you didn’t.” “Keep your mask on,” Birks said. “It’s time to protect your home and the people around you by wearing the mask, even when you’re in the family, when you’re around them.”
Vaccine reviews look to boost people’s confidence
Birks said she hopes Americans will choose to be vaccinated once data become available to show that vaccines are safe and effective at work.
This month’s CNN poll shows that 0% of Americans do not want a coronavirus vaccine when it is available, even if it is free and easy to access. Such a low dose of the vaccine can interfere with the virus’s ability to control and return to normal.
To boost public confidence, many leading physicians and experts have called for the creation of an independent commission separate from the Food and Drug Administration to review coronavirus vaccine trial data.
“I’m hearing this from my colleagues, doctors and nurses. They are not anti-waxers. They are pro-vaccine. They have vaccinated their own children. But they are skeptical about this vaccine,” he said. Said Catherine Stephenson. Director of the Clinical Trials Unit at the Virology and Vaccine Research Center at Beth Israel Decones Medical Center.
Part of the problem is that the FDA is considered tarnished by the premature authentication of hydroxychloroquine and convulsant plasma, said Dr. John H. Snyder, head of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. Said Rochelle Walensky.
But Paul Kerry, deputy chief of staff for policy at the U.S. Department of Health Human Services, said the final approval of the coronavirus vaccine for any vaccine would be the same.
There is a so-called data safety monitoring board, an independent body, assigned to each clinical trial, Kerry said during a telephone briefing. “Unless the DSMB says we have no understanding of the data, we can see it. They can come back and say, ‘This is not a good vaccine.’ Before we could register, they could come back and say, ‘We have enough. That sounds great.’ “
Florida and Georgia are seeing a decline in numbers
However, the number of cases is still rising across the country, with at least two states that previously saw a surge are now showing a slight improvement.
The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,298 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, while the state reported less than 1,300 cases daily for more than two months.
Florida, meanwhile, has its lowest daily death toll in the month on Sunday: 14.
No state has reached that benchmark since June 22.
Both Florida and Georgia are among the top five states in the country in terms of total infection counts.
“We have the power against this virus, but we need to use our power together.”
Coronavirus U.S. There is still a serious threat, but the knowledge gained over the last six months about the virus means that the Americans have the power against it, Berks said.
“We see numbers every day of the number of Americans who have lost their lives to this virus on TV and in the news. We don’t lose many Americans to a virus like the flu virus every year,” Berks said. During a media appearance in Minnesota. “So, this is a serious threat.”
But, he said, the U.S. Knows how to turn off the transmission.
The last six months of the epidemic have provided an understanding of why masks are important, that home-made two-ply masks are effective and physical distance is important, Berks said.
“Not only is the virus real, the results of the virus are real. The hospital we are still admitted to every week is real. The number of Americans we have lost to this virus is real,” Birks said. “But what is real is that we have a way to stop its spread, and I think there really needs to be a balanced message, ‘We have the power against this virus,’ but we all need to work together.” . “
CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen, Naomi Thomas, Natasha Chen, Melissa Alonso and Maggie Fox contributed to the report.