The USA has rapidly become the most affected country by the coronavirus pandemic on the planet, and whether people like to admit it or not, the virus is still wreaking havoc across the country. A total of more than 100 million COVID cases have been reported so far in the US, according to information provided by worldometer.info.
The even more terrifying aspect than reaching the 100 million threshold might be that about twice that number could represent how many Americans have actually been dealing with COVID. We all have to be realistic and admit that not everybody who experiences a little cough or other mild flu-like symptoms will rush over to grab a COVID test.
2023 will be the United States’ fourth year of the pandemic
The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported in Washington state on January 21, 2020. The patient had recently returned from Wuhan, China, where the virus is believed to have originated.
Since then, the virus has spread rapidly throughout the United States and the rest of the world, leading to a global pandemic.
Dr. Tom Frieden, a former CDC director, stated as CNBC quotes:
There are have been at least 200 million infections in the U.S., so this is a small portion of them,
The question really is will we be better prepared for Covid and other health threats going forward, and the jury is very much still out on that.
There are several steps that you can take to help reduce your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. You can consider wearing a face mask, washing your hands frequently, staying home if you’re sick, and more.
It’s important to note that the best way to stay safe from COVID-19 is to follow the guidelines and recommendations of public health officials and your healthcare provider. By taking these precautions, you can help reduce your risk of contracting or spreading the virus and protect yourself and others.