A leading American infectious diseases specialist, head of the National Institute of Allergy and infectious diseases Anthony Fauci believes that the number of daily cases of infection with coronavirus in the United States may exceed 100 thousand This opinion he expressed on 30 June, during the Senate hearing on the pandemic of coronavirus, the broadcast of the event led channel is CBS News on YouTube.
“Now we have about 40 thousand new cases a day. I would not be surprised that if you approach [the Americans] will not change, their number will increase to 100 thousand a day. So I’m very concerned,” said Fauci.
He expressed concern that Americans no longer adhere to the recommendations of health authorities: do not respect social distance and don’t wear masks. Fauci urged to always wear masks on the street. He explained that people can carry coronavirus infection is asymptomatic, but this time to infect others.
“We recommend the mask to everyone on the street, for everyone who comes into contact in a public place. You should avoid crowds where possible. When you’re on the street and there is no way to keep a distance, you have to wear a mask always,” said Fauci.
The expert expressed concern that the Americans are ignoring scientific evidence about the coronavirus.
“We are in the midst of a catastrophic outbreak, and we really need to be guided by scientific principles,” he said.
Fauci noted that it is essential to have a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus, but there is no guarantee that they will appear.
TV channel CNN noted that due to the deterioration of the epidemiological situation at least 19 American States postponed the easing of the quarantine. Local authorities said that the incidence is increasing in most regions of the country. The main cause called a mass meeting of Americans, including in entertainment venues.
Last week in connection with a new wave of infections in the three States – new York, new Jersey and Connecticut – has decided to strengthen the quarantine. Travelers who arrive in these States from other regions of the country with an unfavourable epidemiological situation, will be required to spend 14 days in isolation.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University that tracks the spread of infection total number of infected people in the world exceeded 10.4 million, of which more than 5.3 million recovered, and 510,6 thousand died. USA ranks first in the world in the number of patients and number of deaths: there has infected more than 2.6 million people, including more than 127,4 thousand died.
Director of the Centre for control and prevention of diseases of the U.S. virologist Robert Redfield believed that the coronavirus in America could get 25 million people. He noted that the coronavirus SARS-CoV disease is often asymptomatic, and suggested that the American authorities managed to identify about 10% of the magnitude of the outbreak.