The prospects are not rosy if the country fails to stem the epidemic which is observed in the south and the west of the country, indicated Dr Fauci before a committee of the Senate.
000 a day if that does not change, so I am very worried “,” text “:” We now have more than 40,000 new cases a day. I wouldn’t be surprised if we jump to 100,000 a day if that doesn’t change, so I’m very concerned “}}” lang = “en”>We now have over 40,000 new cases a day. I wouldn’t be surprised if we go to 100,000 a day if that doesn’t change, so I’m very worriedadmitted Dr. Fauci.
According to the Worldometer site, the number of new cases per day exceeds 40,000 for 5 days now and the report made public last Friday even reported more than 47,000 new cases in a single day.
Asked about the total number of infections and victims at the end of the pandemic, Dr Fauci refused to come forward, but predicted that the results would be
I can assure you that areas of the country that are doing well are still vulnerable if there are outbreaks in another part of the country.
We cannot focus only on regions that are experiencing strong growth. It would put the whole country at risk, he added.
While the states initially most affected by COVID-19 – New York, Washington and New Jersey for example – have seen the number of cases decrease significantly, the situation in recent weeks has on the contrary been particularly problematic in States like California, Arizona, Florida and Texas.
The latter have also backtracked in their deconfinement process, while 10 other states, according to New york times, for their part put on hold the next stages of the process of reopening the economy.
Last week, Dr. Fauci had previously expressed concerns to a House of Representatives committee about the “disturbing” increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in some states, despite progress in the fight against coronavirus . He then mentioned 30,000 new cases a day.
With more than 2.7 million officially registered cases and more than 129,000 deaths, the country is by far, in absolute terms, the most affected by the pandemic, according to figures compiled by Worldometer.
Scientific and economic arguments in favor of the mask
Dr. Fauci and the other Trump administration public health experts who accompanied him before the Senate committee hammered a message that they have been repeating for months: Americans must wear a mask to protect themselves from the coronavirus.
Director of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) Robert Redfield, questioned
Millennials and Generation Z, specifying that it was vital to stop the spread of the virus.
But scientific recommendations also find an echo in economists, who have added their voices to the debate.
The nationwide imposition of the mask would help prevent further economic closings, says investment bank Goldman Sachs.
Such a move could potentially prevent a reduction in GDP of around 5%, said the team of economists in an analysis published Monday evening.
In recent days, some Republican politicians have called on Americans to cover their faces to protect themselves from the virus.
The argument even traces its way within the very conservative Fox News.
Facilitator Sean Hannity, a close and enthusiastic supporter of the president, said he was in favor of the mask, and another, Steve Doocy, even argued that the president would send a good message by wearing one.
Trump called to lead by example
The Republican senator who chairs the Senate committee responsible for studying health issues, Lamar Alexander, also opened the session by deploring the politicization of the wearing of masks, calling on Donald Trump to wear
occasionally a mask,
although in most cases it does not have to.
: “If you are for Trump, you are not wearing a mask. If you are against Trump, you are wearing a mask”, “text”: “Unfortunately, this very simple practice that would save lives has become an integral part of a political debate that says, “If you are for Trump, you are not wearing a mask. If you’re against Trump, you wear one “}}” lang = “en”>Unfortunately, this simple, life-saving practice has become part of a political debate that says, “If you are for Trump, you are not wearing a mask. If you are against Trump, you are wearing a mask”, he lamented.
The President has many admirers. They would follow his example. This would help in this political debate.
Donald Trump never covered his face in public, himself never urged the Americans to do so and even ridiculed some of his opponents or journalists who
wear one. Opposition – sometimes visceral – to the mask of many Republican voters has given rise to scenes that have gone viral on social networks.
The day before, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, also urged the President to lead by example, urging him to order the wearing of the mask by decree.