US nears coronavirus peak, says CDC director

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Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Thursday evening that the United States is approaching the peak of the coronavirus epidemic.

“I think we’re coming to the top … we can see the other side of the curve,” said the doctor when he appeared on CNN. Redfield credited the country’s “aggressive social distancing” techniques to lower the expected death rate.

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As of Friday, there were more than 466,000 confirmed cases of the virus in the United States and more than 16,600 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Yet Redfield insisted that there was still work to be done, saying that the United States’ public health infrastructure needed to be increased before the country and its besieged economy could begin to reopen.

“We have to build a feeling of confidence within the community that it is time to return, that it is time to return to work, that it is time to open certain businesses,” he added. .

He added that it is important that health facilities are prepared and that steps are taken to ensure that there will not be another spike when the economy reopens.



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