A lot of countries all over the world are in the middle of the third pandemic wave these days.
It’s been just revealed that Dr Anthony Fauci warned state leaders against the “risky business” of eliminating public health measures, raising concerns on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” that the nation could see a new surge in cases if it lets its guard down.
According to the latest reports coming from NBC News, there are about a dozen states that have recently rolled back coronavirus-related restrictions that include mask mandates or limits on door gatherings.
Fauci said that even as things are heading in the right direction, caseloads are still too high to declare victory by cutting off restrictions.
“Even though the decline was steep, we absolutely need to avoid the urge to say, ‘Oh, everything is going great,’” he told. “Meet the Press.”
There’s still a massive risk involved
It’s also important to note the fact that there have been more than 29 million coronavirus cases in America and over 535,000 deaths attributed to the virus, according to NBC News analysis.
“But trends have been promising. The 7-day average of daily new cases is around 57,000, the lowest it’s been since October, and there have been more than 105 million vaccine doses administered across the country,” the online publication mentioned above notes.
Another thing worth mentioning is that some states, like Connecticut, have rolled back limits on many indoor businesses while still keeping mask mandates intact.
“When I hear pulling back completely on public health measures, saying no more masks, no nothing like that, that is risky business,” Fauci said.
He also warned that a surge in the new cases numbers is still possible.
“And the thing that concerns me, because history proves I should be concerned, is when you get a plateau around the level of 60,000 new infections per day, there is always a risk of another surge,” he said.