About 30 US states are recording less COVID-19 cases. However, the pandemic will probably worsen. Again.
According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, “We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter because it’s not going to be easy.” This warning is nothing new. Experts from the US – the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – has warned us a few months ago that this will be challenging. The US still has 36.000 new cases every day. It’s’s sounds like a high number, but the numbers are better than those in August were.
Fauci said: “I keep looking at that curve, and I get more depressed and more depressed about the fact that we never really get down to the baseline that I’d like.”
There are many factors to keep in mind that can raise the number of COVID-19 cases, and one of them is that the fall season arrives. Universities all around the country might be a reason for a potential rise in the cases, now that they have all re-opened. Students were advised not to return back home because they could transmit the disease to their communities.
And let’s not forget that the weather gets colder, and everyone will start moving their activities inside. This means that it would be easier for the virus to spread. The pandemic will also meet the flu season, and doctors will have an even harder time dealing with both of them. They will have trouble differentiating the patients with COVID-19 from those with the flu. Will this be one of the “most difficult times that we experienced in American public health”, according to CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield?
As of now, there are more than 6.3 million infections in the US, and about 191,789 have died.