Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, said he is concerned that, unless there are policy changes, the increasing number of new Covid-19 cases in the united States could get much bigger.
Ten states have seen their highest daily number of cases this week. Nearly two dozen states have seen spikes in cases compared to last week.
“I’m worried that these are going to get worse and we can see more and more states join this list,” Jha told CNN’s Don Lemon.
“Look, there are a few things that we know really work, and I think that, unfortunately, in many parts of the country, we are not really implemented, and that worries me.”
Jha said that he is worried for the people who are going to participate in the event, President Donald Trump will be held in the city of Tulsa, Saturday.
Cases in Oklahoma are up 110% from this time last week.
Holding an event at the interior, and does not require masks, and having people close together for long periods of time could spread the infection to many.
“This is about the least secure way of bringing people together and I’m really worried about what will happen with this rally,” Jha said. “There are a lot of ways to make it more secure, it doesn’t sound like the campaign is really going to work to do.”
Jha said, it is possible that the country could see large spikes in the number of Covid-19 case on a gathering of this kind, even if only a few people are infected.
“Things could be pretty bad, pretty quickly,” Jha said.