California is the most affected American state by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why the authorities choose strict lockdown in the area. The state counts a total of over 2.4 million infections and more than 26,000 deaths, and the numbers will keep growing. Since the entire US is also facing tremendous numbers of infections and deaths caused by the ongoing pandemic, urgent measures are needed.
A staggering and horrifying number of over 350,000 deaths: that’s the price that the entire US had to pay in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic until now.
California-style lockdown under the Biden administration?
While some discuss the possibility of certain US areas to enter California-style lockdowns under a Biden administration, Dr. Fauci doesn’t exclude the possibility, as cited by dailywire.com:
The idea about locking down is something that you might have to do, but you want to avoid.
Dr. Fauci is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ director, and he also added:
But we certainly need to enhance and make more uniform our public health measures. President-elect Biden has called for 100 days of everybody wearing a mask uniformly throughout the country. That’s really a good start.
Perhaps the best hope the US has at the moment in the face of the ongoing pandemic is represented by vaccinations. About 3 million Americans have been vaccinated until now, and there’s no reason to believe that the number will stop.
The US is managing state allocations of the vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, as well as Moderna’s drug. The goal is to distribute 20 million doses by early January. While the new strain of the coronavirus that appeared in Britain has also been detected in the US, the good news is that there’s no reason to believe that the vaccines won’t work against it.