“If your family travels, you have to assume you came in contact and became infected,” White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Burks told CBS on Sunday.
He also recommended that children over the age of 65 be tested immediately if they develop any symptoms.
“If you’re over the age of over or have comorbidities and you’ve gathered in Thanksgiving – if you have any symptoms, you need to check immediately,” Berks said.
According to the Transportation Security Administration, more people passed through airport security on Sunday than on any other day of the coronavirus epidemic crated air travel.
The TSA screened 1.17 million people on Sunday, while many Americans were on their way home from their Thanksgiving trip, he said. That means more than 9.4 million people were screened at the Thanksgiving travel window, which began the Friday before the holiday.
“There is no way hospitals can be fully prepared for what we are currently facing,” said Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Ran. Megan Ranny.
“It’s like a natural disaster happening in all the states at the same time. Not enough beds. Not enough staff. And due to lack of national preparedness, there is still no supply.”
Statistics recorded in the days following the holiday due to a lag in reporting by government agencies over the long week could lead to a relative decline in Covid-19 cases.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams told Fox News Sunday that he expects new infections and hospitalization next week.
“Make sure you’re washing your hands and re-make sure that if you’ve been in a gathering of more than 10 people without your mask for the last several days, please test in the next three to five days.” .
The spread is the worst in the Midwest, experts say
As long as the vaccine can be distributed, the U.S. to handle cases. Wrestling, the states are moving differently.
If Arizona officials do not consider the increase in cases in the next two to three weeks, the state will face a humanitarian crisis that could lead to hundreds of deaths, the University of Arizona’s Zuckerman College Ledge Public Health said Friday.
In the report, Chief Assistant Dr Ge Gerald, an assistant professor, said on Saturday, “While targeted measures may be slow enough in transmission weeks ago, I believe the order at the shelter offers the most definite opportunity to achieve the necessary improvement. ”
In New York City, once the U.S. The center will send students up to fifth grade to public schools for personal education in early December, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Students will be tested weekly and parents will have to sign a consent form for each student who will take the class individually, de Blasio said.
Nevertheless, New York is experiencing a positive rate of 27.5%, the highest since May, Govt. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.
U.S. Former Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CBS on Sunday that spread rates in the Midwest are worse than in other parts of the country.
“If you look at what’s going on in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, where governors took more aggressive measures early on, where masks are used more consistently, where they get less infections going this season – I think You’re going to see. “Infection rates are lower than what we’re seeing in other parts of the country like the Midwest,” Gottlieb said.
According to the state’s Covid-19 dashboard, Ohio’s statewide total exceeded 400,000 cases on Saturday, with more than 100,000 added in less than two weeks.
Some Americans may get the vaccine in December
It will ask the agency to review an extensive data set that shows that cocid-19 is 94.1% effective in preventing and 100% effective in preventing severe cases of the disease.
“This is surprising,” said Dr. John H. Snyder, a member of the FDA’s Vaccine Advisory Committee. Said Paul Fitte. “This is amazing data.”
The expected 40 million doses of vaccination will be ready by the end of the year, but that’s not enough for everyone to get it, Adams told Fox.
Gottlieb told CBS: “The vaccine advisory committee that advises the CDC on who should be told before the vaccine, the so-called 1A group – will make recommendations to those who should get it immediately, when it becomes available.”
Gottlieb said he expects health care workers, long-term care residents and staff to become the first group of people eligible for the vaccine.
“He’s very determined – they’re going to vote on it this week,” he said. “I would be very surprised if they strayed from it.”
The first release of the vaccine is likely to be uniform when cases related to Thanksgiving gatherings begin to show up.
“When you look at people admitted to the hospital today, they were infected two weeks ago, maybe more,” said Dr. George W. Washington, a professor of medicine at Washington University. Said Jonathan Rainer. “And then people usually take another week to get sick.”
CNN’s Holly Yan, Chuck Johnston, Naomi Thomas, Liana Folk, Artemis Mostagian and Sheena Jones contributed to the report.