Daily Covid cases in the U. S stood at nearly 84000 for the entire last week. The numbers are shocking as they show an enormous increase of 14% from the previous figures. As per a CNBC article on November 16, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a chief medical advisor at the White House, said that the U.S will not be able to take control over the pandemic situation until the daily cases decrease to 3000.
No Respite In Terms Of Reduction In COVID Infections
The U.S has been experiencing worse conditions of health since March 2020. The infection cases are consistent and haven’t fallen below 10,000. CNBC quoted Dr. Anthony Fauci, who said, “ I think we can get well below 10,000; I think that would be a level that I think would be acceptable to us to get back to a degree of normality.” He refused to term his statements as concrete and added, “ But again, I have to warn the listeners, these are not definitive statements- these are just estimates.”
The pattern of covid-19 cases in the U.S has been unpredictable for the past three weeks. The numbers went as high as 70,000-75,000 per day for 15-20 days. The U.S is very vulnerable to the delta variant due to the constant rise in daily cases.
Large Section Of Adult Population Is Unvaccinated
Around 60 million adults in the U.S have not taken even a single dose of vaccination; it is one of the significant factors behind the sudden spike in covid-19 cases.
CNBC reported that the delta variant attacks both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals equally, which is a significant concern for the public and health authorities. There is a broader scope for reduction in covid cases if proper preventive measures are applied. The U.S citizens need to be aware of their health, and the unvaccinated section should take both doses of vaccine.
Fauci said that vaccine boosters and proper facial coverings would play a crucial role in the containment of the virus. The healthcare authorities need to be extra cautious in regions with more number of covid-19 cases. Such areas need to be isolated to control the contamination of the virus.