The U.S. exceeded 150,000 registered Covid-19 deaths on Wednesday, a phase in which the country dies daily from coronavirus, the highest number since the spring.
The first death in the U.S. was reported on February 29th. 54 days later – April 23rd. There are 50,000 deaths in the country. 34 days later, on May 27, exceeded 100,000 deaths. It took 63 days to attract another 50,000 to reach the 150,000 mark.
The nation’s coronavirus death toll was 150,676 on Wednesday night, more than a fifth of the world’s deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
“I think the fact that we, as a country, have not been able to hold on to this, have not given priority to preventing those deaths, is even more outrageous. So it gives me frustration, sadness. And a determination to try to figure out how we are preventing the other 150,000.” CNN Wolf Blitzer told Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Institute for Global Health.
“I think we can, but we will definitely have to work on it,” he added.
Some states see the highest death sentences. California reported 197 Covid-related deaths in a single day on Wednesday, the state public health department said. This is a total surpassing the previous high of 159 recorded just last week.
216 deaths were reported in Florida.
Across the state, the seven-day moving average rose to over 1,000 on Tuesday, the first time since June 2.
According to Johnson Hopkins, the average number of daily deaths in 29 states was at least 10% higher than last week.
Disease trends in the U.S. vary: deaths are on the rise and hospitalizations are at or near their highest levels, although new infections reported on a daily basis are gradually declining.
However, health experts have warned that the death rate is likely to rise as it is now, as it is a very delayed consequence of a big spike weeks earlier, especially in the south and west.
Infectious disease experts say the country is in a critical situation as there is a debate about how and whether to upgrade personal learning schools.
The number of cases has risen as businesses have relaunched and eased disengagement in late spring, and those seeking faster normalcy should now be more disciplined wearing masks, restricting outdoor dinners and social gatherings, and closing bars, said Dr Anthony Fauci.
“It’s not going to land spontaneously,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said of the pandemic on a phone call with several managers on Tuesday.
The U.S. should recover, Johns Hopkins says
The U.S. needs to renew its response by taking political action at the federal, state, and local levels to control the pandemic, according to a report by researchers at Johns Hopkins University Health Center.
“Unlike many countries in the world, the United States is not currently going to control the epidemic,” the report said. “It’s time to rebuild.”
The report makes 10 recommendations, covering universal mask mandates, federal leadership to improve testing, and orders at home where transmission rates are deteriorating.
The report says federal, state and local leaders should allow non-medical masks to be used in public and restrict large meetings indoors.
States should discontinue high-risk activities and environments in areas where test positivity is increasing but there is no crisis or death rate in hospitals. In places where the situation is worse, bookings for staying at home should be renewed, the report said.
The report emphasizes the vital importance of improving testing. The U.S. will not respond to the epidemic without a reliable and effective research system, the report said.
One of the things the authors propose to combat this is the federal government’s collaboration with states and commercial laboratories to identify and overcome barriers to obtaining rapid test results.
The report also makes recommendations on personal protection measures, epidemiological data, funding of research agendas, networking, identification of best practices for improving public health, and the development of protection policies and practices for group institutions.
Fauci told MSNBC that he did not believe it was necessary to return to a complete shutdown.
“I think it will be very difficult for people to accept it psychologically,” he said. He advised that states and communities could “step back a little” to “get your foundations back”. The next reopening should then be done with caution, he said.
Group: Follow these steps or see how fast death grows
A leading medical education association has issued a similar urgent warning, saying deaths in the US could rise sharply to “hundreds of thousands”.
The Association of American Medical Colleges made this statement when it released a so-called plan to stop the disease.
“There is an urgent need for decisive, coordinated action to save lives, end the pandemic, restore the American economy and restore a normal life,” said Dr. David Scorton, President and CEO of AAMC.
The AAMC warning states that “if the nation does not change course and there are soon to be hundreds of thousands of deaths in the United States.”
Did not say when it will be possible to achieve this coincidence, or more accurately predicted the number.
Its plan calls for addressing critical supply shortfalls, opening schools safely, expanding health insurance and establishing a vaccination distribution protocol.
He calls on the Trump administration to rely on the Defense Manufacturing Act or to introduce other measures to address the critical shortage of Covid-19 test equipment and personal protective equipment; and set stockpiling targets.
It is also proposed to increase the Covid-19 test capacity to more than 2 million per day and to reduce the processing time of test results.
Other groups have announced plans to end the pandemic over the past few months as states have adopted a number of methods in an attempt to mitigate the recurring virus.
The AAMC says it represents all accredited medical schools in the U.S. and 17 in Canada, as well as 400 training hospitals.
The FDA could soon issue an emergency vaccine authorization
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration could issue an emergency use of the coronavirus vaccine within a few weeks as soon as the vaccine meets efficacy requirements, said the director of the FDA Center for Biological Evaluation and Research, which approves the vaccines.
“We are ready to use the emergency permit in the right environment,” said Dr. Peter Marx during an online event called the Summit on Disease Control and Prevention. Immediate release to demonstrate accelerated use of coronavirus vaccine.
The agency’s increased focus on coronavirus vaccine research should speed up the process of approving an emergency vaccine that goes beyond the effectiveness of a clinical trial, Marx said.
Two of the two potential vaccine manufacturers began cutting-edge research in the U.S. this week.
President Donald Trump said the U.S. had dramatically increased the production of vaccine substances that could be approved “very quickly.”
Marx hoped for the development of vaccines, but realistically.
“There are ambition deadlines and I think it’s really amazing here that people are looking to move forward as quickly as possible, but we all know that real life usually doesn’t go as well as our aspirations,” Marx said.
Decreased numbers after the need for a face mask
While some states continue to see surges and record highs for coronavirus and hospitalizations, there were a total of 61,660 new cases nationwide on Tuesday, down slightly from the current week last week.
Kentucky, a state that needs at least 41 masks, reported 532 new cases and a 5.08% positivity rate on Tuesday, a decline that fell for the first time in four days, head of government Andy Beshear said.
“Again, it’s too early to draw conclusions, but I hope I’ve already said, I hope we’re starting to notice that, because it’s the right time for the facial cover claim to start manifesting and helping,” Beshear added. .
In Florida, where new cases are declining daily, state officials reported the number of deaths on the second day. Wednesday, the state reported 216 deaths, surpassing the previous high of 186 cases reported the day before.
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