More than 205,000 new cases were reported on Friday – including some Thursday and Friday reports in some cases, as at least 20 states have not reported Kovid-19 numbers on Thanksgiving.
And while there is more good news on the vaccine front, for now, Americans need to “hunker down” and find Dr., an emergency physician and a visiting professor at the George Washington University Milken Institute. According to Leena Wayne, there is a need to prepare for a difficult winter ahead. Of public health.
“We can’t disappoint our guards,” she told CNN on Friday night. “Vaccines will make a big difference in spring and summer; they are not going to make any difference right now.”
He said that based on the current number of Kovid-19 in the US, the country is far from the corner.
“If anything, we’re turning the corner into a disaster,” Wayne said. “We are soon going to cross over 2,000 deaths every single day in the US, maybe 3,000, 4,000 deaths every day.”
Professor of Medicine at George Washington University, Drs. That projection has been echoed by other experts, including Jonathan Rainer, who will double the nation’s daily death toll in the next 10 days.
Expect a busy travel weekend
Thanks to the visit and gatherings that took place in the past week, only push cases will be likely, experts said, warning of another boom soon.
Reiner described the first holiday as “potentially the mother of all superspider events”, with Americans going from every airport in the country and possibly unknowingly, carrying the virus with them.
Wen said that everyone who was traveling with people outside their home should quarantine, to prevent the spread of the virus.
“That’s because those ceremonies, especially in indoor ceremonies with many people who haven’t been wearing masks for a long time, are at the highest risk for transmitting coronovirus,” she said on Friday. “Quarantine for at least seven days and then test.”
“If you are unable to get a test, because the test is so limited, you must quarantine for 14 days. And I mean complete quarantine, don’t go to work, don’t go to school, be safe.”
Los Angeles County under lockdown order
As more local and state leaders enforce tougher restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus, Los Angeles County health officials on Friday compared banning all public and private ceremonies with people outside a single home I ordered a new stay.
The county’s public health department said in a news release, “Residents are advised to stay at home as much as possible and always wear a face covering the nostrils and mouths of people living outside and around their homes.”
The order will be effective from Monday and will continue till December 20.
Essential businesses will have to operate in 35% occupancy, while non-circulation retail operations, personal care services and libraries will operate in 20% occupancy.
Barbara Ferrer, the county’s director of public, said, “We know we’re asking a lot of people who have been sacrificing for months on end and we hope the people of LA County follow public health safeguards The health department said in a statement.
Ferrer said, “At the moment it is necessary to work with collective solicitation, if we want to stop this boom. Please stay indoors as much as possible and do not gather with others.”
Meanwhile, New Mexico’s statewide two-week “reset” order will shift to a county-by-county reopening outline next week, the governor’s office announced on Friday.
The counties where the virus is more prevalent, the governor’s office said, would operate under more restrictions.
Vaccine’s first large-scale air shipment
“As a result of the historic pace of vaccine development through Operation Warp Speed and careful logistics planning, the FAA is supporting large-scale air shipments for the first time today,” the FAA said in a statement.
The agency said it set up a Kovid-19 vaccine air transport team last month to ensure “safe, speedy and efficient transportation of vaccines”.
It added that it is working with manufacturers, air carriers and airports to provide guidance on regulations to safely transport large amounts of dry ice to air cargo.
Meanwhile, the CDC’s advisory committee has called an emergency meeting Tuesday on vaccination practices, where they will vote on which group of people they recommend should get a Kovid-19 vaccine first, once authorized. .
“This is a significant advancement in the development and progress towards the vaccine being available,” Rick Bright, a member of President-Elect Joe Biden’s Coronovirus Advisory Board, said Friday.
The committee usually authorizes the vaccine to carry out their recommendations.
“What we’re seeing now is that the CDC is moving forward and is very active and the vaccines are being authorized at the FDA before some of those initial discussions occur, so they’ll be ready for that data when It will come to them., “Bright said.
CNN’s Pete Muntian, Andy Rose and Sarah Moon contributed to this report.