Fauci Says, ‘US could Experience ‘further suffering and further death’ if coronavirus isn’t controlled’

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CNN reports: ”The US has recorded more than 4.2 million coronavirus infections and 148,000 deaths since the pandemic began, and a leading expert says thousands of more people could lose their lives in the coming months.”

“If you look at the deaths as they’re occurring right now — about 1,000 per day — unless we get our arms around this and get it suppressed, we are going to have further suffering and further death,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
“That’s the reason why, as I’ve often said many, many times, there are things that we can do right now in the absence of a vaccine that can turn us around.”
“As there’s still no guarantee that the vaccines being developed will prove effective, at least one vaccine trial in the US has entered its third phase. Health officials have been urging states to implement stricter measures after weeks of surges in new cases following reopenings that mostly began in May. Nationwide, daily deaths exceeded 1,000 five times in the past week. And in hospitals across several states, doctors report more incoming patients and maxed out ICUs.”
“While President Donald Trump said Monday some governors should be quicker about reopening states, White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said over the weekend some states are showing a concerning increase in positivity rates and new cases. Those states include Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Health experts, she said, recommend “100% of people” wear masks in all indoor public places and that social and indoor gathering are limited to less than 10 people.”
“Across the US, at least 27 states have paused or rolled back their reopening plans and imposed new restrictions. More than 40 states have some kind of mask requirement.
While in some places, the efforts seem to be working. In states including Arizona, Texas, and Florida, which saw rapid cases spread since June, new cases have flattened or slightly decreased recently. But that doesn’t mean the states are totally out of danger, and it’s also too early to tell how long this trend will last.”
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