Some States in the solar belt of the United States are walking back after you have violated the guidelines on the pandemic


WASHINGTON / NEW YORK, June 29 Reuters) – The recent spike of infections with the coronavirus in the United States has been fueled largely by the Americans ignoring the directives of public health to keep their distance and wear masks, said the top official of the government in the field of infectious diseases, such as the president, Donald Trump has been. inspired to give the example.The outbreak of daily confirmed cases and hospitalizations has been more pronounced in the States of the Sun Belt such as Florida, Texas and Arizona, who have not complied with the directives of reference in health to expect a constant drop in the infections of two weeks before re-opening their economies.

“It is a recipe for disaster,” said CNN’s Anthony Fauci, director of the national Institute of allergy and infectious diseases.

“Now, we see the consequences of the spread in the community, which is even more difficult to contain than in a physical area well-known as a prison or a nursing home or a place of meat-packing,” said Fauci in the interview, which was recorded Friday. .

Today, these States, mainly in the south and the west, are walking back and forth, close to bars and beaches, and delay the re-opening of other businesses and activities. AMC, the largest chain of american movie, announced on Monday that it would open its cinemas at 30 July from 15 July.

Some Americans will no longer look forward to going to a bar or a beach holiday of July 4, after violations of the limits of the crowd. The beaches of Broward county Florida and Palm Beach county will not be open from 3 to 5 July, announced Sunday, officials. The Miami-Dade county had already announced the closure of the beaches for the weekend of the celebration of Independence day.

On Sunday, the authorities in california have ordered the closure of bars in Los Angeles and six other counties. Texas and Florida have ordered the closure of all their bars on Friday.

The New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, who became a leading voice during the pandemic, said on Monday that the emphasis placed by Trump on the re-opening of the economy was wrong and that he had turned against him. Trump is expected to publish a decree ordering people to wear masks in public, and it should “lead by example” by wearing one himself, said Cuomo.

The covering of the face to help stop the spread of the virus became as much a political problem of public health, many proponents of Trump saying that such mandates infringe on their personal freedom.

On Sunday, the american vice-president Mike Pence urged Americans to embrace face masks, during a trip to Texas and brought one to him-even, a net reversal for the administration. Other republican politicians in severely affected States are also calling now for the masks.

The city of Jacksonville, Florida, the place where a part of the convention for the republican nomination in August before the presidential election of 3 November, said on its official Twitter account that it would adopt a requirement of a mask mandatory for public places and domestic from Monday later. .

When questioned about the mandate of the mask, the press secretary of the White House, Kayleigh McEnany said that Trump ” had no problem with the masks, and do what your local jurisdiction asked for “.


Arizona and Georgia were among the States that have notified of new case record this week. Last week, a total of 15 States have reported record levels, according to a tally from Reuters.

In June, 22 States have reported a record increase of new cases, often multiple times, including in Alaska, Arkansas, georgia, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon and Utah.

The United States accounts for about a quarter of all cases of coronavirus reported in the world, and of deaths, which exceeded, respectively, 10 million and 500 000 in the course of the weekend.

In places where the number of cases skyrocketing, the health officials, americans are also looking to “completely cover these communities to test,” said Fauci, to try to get a better idea of an outbreak.

Mr. Fauci stated that he was optimistic that a vaccine could be available by the end of the year, but it was not clear to what extent it would be effective.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey and Doina Chiacu in Washington, Maria Caspani in New York, Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut and Lisa Shumaker in Chicago; Writing by Grant McCool; Editing by Howard Goller and Bill Berkrot)


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