The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Drs. “What is going to happen inevitably will run into trouble,” Anthony Fauci said in an interview to MSNBC on Wednesday.
The White House Coronovirus Task Force has warned Midwestern governors that it is time to get ahead of the curve before numbers start skyrocketing in their states.
“Before you know it, two to three weeks down Pike, you’re in trouble,” he said.
Already, West Virginia is seeing a coronovirus migration from the South Daily, West Virginia government. Jim Justice said. The state has lost five more people since Monday due to the virus, bringing the total to more than 1,100 people.
Justice said, “It’s just not good. It’s just that.”
Where the western and southern states now stand
States in the west and south have recorded a record of daily cases and deaths this month as the virus has increased.
The California Department of Public Health set a serious record of 197 deaths in a single day on Wednesday. The last record for the state was set at 159 a week earlier.
Los Angeles County also saw its highest Kovid-19 death date with 91 deaths, bringing the total to 4,516 counties. But County Health Director Barbara Ferrer warned that some of Wednesday’s fatalities also accounted for the reporting backlog.
Also setting a record for coronovirus deaths in one day, Florida reported 216 deaths on Wednesday. The state has been at the forefront of the resurgence in cases of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Texas cases have hit 417,098, outpacing New York, which was once the epicenter of the epidemic.
Midwest is working to get ahead of the curve
Authorities in the Midwest should begin preparations for a similar spike, Fauci said.
“What we are seeing now actually happened a few weeks ago and what we are going to see a few weeks ago is what we are doing now.”
As cases are rising in Indiana, officials there decided to conduct a second round of testing on nursing home staff in August to prevent a growing number of people from accessing facilities, chief of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Medical Officer Dr. Daniel Rusiniak said. Wednesday. Long-term care facilities and nursing homes have been the sites of fatal outbreaks in many states.
In Illinois, the High School Association Board of Directors on Wednesday proposed “unprecedented scheduling changes” for sports in the new school year. According to the news release, the sports sessions will be shortened, and football, including boys soccer, girls’ volleyball will go into the spring, stating that the final plan needs approval from the Illinois Department.
On Wednesday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order, limiting indoor ceremonies to 10 people, and closing bars across the state for indoor service until July 31, according to a release from the Governor’s Office.
“After seeing a resurgence in matters related to social gatherings across the state, we should further limit the gatherings for the health of our community and economy,” the release said. “By taking these strong actions, we will be in a better position to get our children back into the classroom and survive a potentially devastating second wave.”
Experts said that a restart is needed to bring the fight against the virus back on track
Health experts are urging federal, state and local leaders to take policy steps to regain control of the epidemic.
Scholars at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security said in a report that the US needed to resume its response to the virus.
The report states, “Unlike many countries in the world, the United States is not ready at the moment to gain control of this epidemic.” “It’s time to reset.”
The report includes 10 recommendations that include universal mask mandates, federal leadership to improve testing and, orders to stay at home in places where transmission rates are deteriorating.
Although some have called for another closure, Fauci said a better option might be to withdraw the reopening and proceed more cautiously from there.
“If you’re going to quickly make a halt, a timeout call, and think that maybe you want to back off a little bit, not necessarily close all the way, but enough to set your feet up, so that you reopen. Go a lot more cautious fashion, “he said.
CNN’s Shelby Lynn Erdmann, Rebekah Rees, Haley Brink, Naomi Thomas, Cherie Mosberg, and Raja Razek contributed to this report.