The US leader on March 29 acknowledged for the first time the number of coronavirus deaths in the country that could reach 100,000 or more.
President Donald Trump made this comment at a press conference on March 29 about the situation of coronavirus in the US . He emphasized that if the US kept the death rate below 100,000, it was “we did very well”, according to CNN.
Earlier, the leading epidemiologist, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made a similar comment on the “State of the Union” program .
The risk of death increases
Fauci said that based on predictive models, the number of deaths from coronavirus infection in the United States is at risk of up to 100,000 or more.
At a press conference on March 29, President Trump said he had just received the “most accurate” and “most comprehensive” study of potential coronavirus deaths.
He added that the number of deaths in the US could exceed 2 million if “we do nothing”. Earlier, Dr. Fauci said the US could record millions of cases of coronavirus infection.
“When I heard the number today, and this is the first time I heard that number even though I kept asking this question to some people, I feel more satisfied with what we’ve accomplished. in the past week with $ 2,200 billion, “President Trump mentioned the stimulus package approved by the House of Representatives on March 27.
“We’re talking about the possibility of nearly 2.2 million people. Some say the number will be even higher. That’s 2.2 million deaths. Up to 2.2 million people are affected by this disease, “he said.
The number of 2.2 million deaths is predicted by the World Health Organization Collaborative Center (WHOCC) team on the Infectious Diseases Simulation, the MRC Global Infectious Disease Analysis Center (MRC GIDA , Abdul Latif Institute for Disease and Emergency Analysis in collaboration with Imperial College London.
This scenario is warned if the US government does not intervene in the community to spread coronavirus.
Confusing response, inconsistent
Also at the press conference, President Trump decided to extend guidelines nationwide to limit social exposure for another 30 days, extending until April 30.
President Trump has recently been criticized for responding to the coronavirus epidemic in an embarrassing and inconsistent manner.
When the first case was discovered in the United States, in Washington State, he confidently asserted that the United States was safe and compared coronavirus less dangerous than seasonal flu.
Preventive measures stop at the ban on entry and testing of people who have been to China , as he is confident the number of US infections has been contained in February.
Limited testing makes it impossible for the US health system to detect infection in the community before a large-scale outbreak starts in March.
The federal government also has not fully used its powers to meet the needs of medical equipment in states that are currently epidemic like New York and emerging New Orleans.
Most recently, President Trump was criticized by governors and health experts for his intention to revive economic activity, loosen indications to limit social contact before Easter, despite the risk of disease. serious outbreak.
- American raises a record nearly 50,000 Covid-19 cases in a day
The number of new Covid-19 infections in the US on July 1 increased to nearly 50,000. This is the number of Covid-19 infections in a record high day of the world’s top pandemic hot spot.
Leading infectious disease expert of the US government , Dr. Anthony Fauci, has warned that the number of cases of Covid-19 a day can reach 100,000 if the Americans do not agree to take necessary preventive measures. For example, such as wearing mask if unable to adhere to social distancing
“We cannot focus only on areas where the number of cases is increasing. This will put the whole country at risk, ”said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
During the first week of June, the US recorded an average of 22,000 cases of Covid-19 each day. A month later, in the Solar Belt, an area across the West and Southwestern of the United States, the Covid-19 hot spots emerged. In the last week of June, the number of infections per day nearly doubled, with 42,000.
Brazil is the only country to report more than 50,000 cases of Covid-19 in a single day. On June 30, the US announced at least 49,286 cases.
More than half the daily new infections of the US come from Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, home to 30% of the nation’s population. These 4 states and 10 other US states had double the number of new infections in June.
This increase is in part related to Memorial Day party parties in late May. US health professionals are concerned about the National Day of July 4 this week, when Americans often flock to beaches and Camping area to see fireworks.
- WHO updates mask recommendations
Now they are advised to wear not only sick.
WHO Director-General Tedros Hebreyusus, at a new briefing on COVID-19, announced new recommendations for the prevention of coronavirus. Here are the main points:
- Doctors and other medical staff should always wear masks, regardless of whether they work with infected coronavirus infections or not.
- People over 60 years of age, as well as those who have chronic diseases, are advised to wear masks wherever it is impossible to maintain physical distance.
- The governments of the countries should encourage the wearing of masks in any places where it is impossible to maintain physical distance, especially for public transport and shops.
- Those with symptoms similar to coronavirus infection should stay at home. All who contacted him should be quarantined.
- If a sick person or someone who has contacted him needs to leave the house, he must wear a mask.
- WHO considers masks to be of high quality, which consist of three layers of different materials or more.
Previously, the WHO spoke only about the need to wear masks for patients who were ill, because there was insufficient data (apart from clinical studies, which many experts consider to be of little relevance to real life).
- WHO recorded 106,000 new infections globally in 24 hours
The WHO recorded 106,000 infections in 24 hours, a record day since the outbreak, with two-thirds of these cases recorded in only 4 countries.
Tedros Adhanom-Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said on May 20 that the number of coronavirus infections reported to the agency in the past 24 hours has been higher than at any time since outbreaks, according to CNN.
“We still have a long way to go in this pandemic,” Tedros said at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. “In the past 24 hours, 106,000 cases have been reported to WHO – the highest daily level since the outbreak.”
“About two-thirds of these cases have been reported in only four countries,” he added.
According to WHO epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove, confirming with CNN via email, these four countries are the US , Russia, Brazil and India.
It should be noted that there may be a delay in reporting the number of cases at various points in the process, so the above date record does not mean that these 106,000 people were infected, tested or statistically counted in the last 24 hours.
According to the constantly updated data of John Hopkins University, the world has recorded nearly 5 million cases of coronavirus, of which more than 326,000 people have died. The United States remains the leading country in both cases – more than 1.5 million, and deaths – more than 93,000.
Notably, Russia has recently become the second country in the number of cases – more than 308,000, although only a few weeks earlier did not even make the top 20 of the list. Brazil also climbed rapidly in the ranking, ranking third in the number of cases – more than 271,000.
Russia is ranked second in terms of deaths – more than 35,000, followed by Italy – more than 32,000, France – more than 28,000, Spain – more than 27,000.