- The United States hit new daily highs for COVID-19 cases on Friday and Saturday, with reports of more than 80,000 new cases per day.
- “We are now at the highest baseline we’ve ever been, which is really precarious,” Dr Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading expert on COVID-19, said in an interview on Monday.
- Fauci earlier warned that Americans must “curl up” as the weather cools or face an increase in epidemics.
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When it comes to daily cases of COVID-19, the United States is experiencing “the worst we have ever experienced,” Dr Anthony Fauci said in an interview with Yahoo Finance on Monday. The country hit new daily highs on Friday and Saturday, with reports of more than 80,000 new cases per day.
“We’re now at the highest baseline we’ve ever been, which is really precarious,” said the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the nation’s foremost pandemic expert. COVID-19. “No matter how you look at it, it’s not good news. ”
In September, Fauci warned Americans that they should “curl up and spend this fall and winter,” or play a mole game with the virus, as outbreaks and epidemics arise. Since the weather turned colder, new cases of COVID-19 have broken records. New cases of COVID-19 reached 82,929 on Friday and 83,851 on Saturday, breaking the previous record of 74,818 set in July, according to the CDC.
“Fortunately, despite the fact that we are going through a very, very difficult time right now, especially as we move into the colder months of fall and the colder months of winter, as vaccines are advancing at a very good rhythm ”. Fauci said on Monday.
Results of vaccine trials will be available in late November or early December, Fauci said. And last week, Gilead’s remdesivir was approved for use on COVID-19 patients.
In the face of the surge in infections, Fauci reminded Americans that measures like wearing universal masks, avoiding gathering places, avoiding indoor public places, and washing hands can go a long way in stemming epidemics.
” We can do it. I am absolutely convinced that as a nation, if we unite and take common fundamental public health measures, we can overcome this with a lot of help in the future through vaccines and therapies, ”said Fauci.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has exceeded 43 million cases worldwide, the United States has had the worst toll of any country in the world. There have been nearly 8.7 million reported cases in the United States and about 225,000 reported deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins.
Watch Dr. Fauci’s full interview on Yahoo Finance.