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Following the recent news of 40M global cases, the United States reported a total of 10M coronavirus cases.
Data from the Johns Hopkins University showed that the U.S. is facing another crisis-induced milestone as its coronavirus cases totaled over 9.9 million.
Following the reports, the U.S. is now the worst-affected nation globally, followed by India (8,507,754) and Brazil (5,653,561). Moreover, the country broke its own daily recorded cases within the last four days, with a seven-day average of more than 100,000.
Global coronavirus cases also have already reached a grim 50 million, surpassing October’s 40 million.
“We’re going to see these case numbers really start to explode… It’s not just the cases; it’s the hospitalizations as well. That’s really the number to watch: 53,000 people hospitalized, 10,500 people in ICUs. That’s a lot, and it’s growing very quickly.”Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner
He also told CNBC that while the states can handle the virus’s mitigation, the U.S. government doesn’t allow such. Data from the Covid Tracking Project reported sixteen states with record-high hospitalizations. Twenty-two states have also recorded at least one record-high of COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Additionally, the Covid Tracking Project also reported a 20% increase in new cases within the previous week, with hospitalizations rising by 14%. Coronavirus deaths have also been increasing, with at least 1,000 deaths reported daily.
According to Bloomberg, U.S. president-elect Joe Biden will lay out his plans to “beat COVID-19” on Monday. Bloomberg also said that Biden would appoint a coronavirus task force with 12 members. Biden is eyeing former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. David Kessle, and Yale University’s Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith to serve as co-chairs for the task force.
“We’re just heading into the very worst of this pandemic… We’re about to see all of these little epidemics across the country, crossed and mixed, and it’s going to be an awful lot like pouring gasoline on a fire.”Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician at Brown University
Moreover, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, advised healthcare workers to stick with science, evidence, and data to beat coronavirus.
“Stay completely apolitical. Don’t get involved in any of the political aspects, and just focus on your job as a scientist and a physician. You do that; you’ll be fine.”Dr. Anthony Fauci
Experts in the field have been continuously working on battling people’s doubts when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines.