The epidemic is intensifying as America climbs to the third peak of the Kovid-19 infection, which public health experts are warning of, the latest NBC News analysis revealed on Wednesday.
In the past two weeks, 781,142 confirmed coronovirus cases were nationwide, with an 18.5 percent jump in the previous two weeks, data show
And more than 60,000 cases were reported in four of the last seven days – something that hasn’t happened since late July.
It was a serious confirmation of the alarm that Dr. Anthony Fauci and other epidemiologists had been voicing with President Donald Trump for a few days, about two weeks after being hospitalized with Kovid-19, trying to convince the nation on the campaign “We’re circling Huh.”
“In the US, sadly, there are now between 50,000 and 60,000 cases per day,” Fauci said Wednesday at a virtual joint meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and other medical organizations that specialize in combating infectious diseases .
In other coronovirus news:
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats and the White House are close to finalizing a deal to provide another round of relief to millions of Americans affected by the epidemic.
- The preservation of Obamacare during the epidemic has emerged as a powerful political issue with the presidential election less than two weeks ago, especially for millions of Latino whose coverage is threatened by the Trump administration’s latest attempt to kill the Affordable Care Act .
- Trump confidant Rudy Giuliani falsely claims China-produced “Kovid-19” and “deliberately spread it all over the world” in footage from the soon-to-be-released film sequel to “Borut” seen by NBC News reporter Daniel Arkin. did.
- Cancer research has become an intrigue of the epidemic as funding has dried up and the focus has shifted to finding the Kovid-19 vaccine.
- Officials said all 62 residents of the Kansas nursing home tested positive for coronovirus and 10 died.
- New Jersey Government. Phil Murphy, who tested negative on Monday, announced that he was self-quarantining and testing again because on Saturday he came in contact with someone who tested positive.
- Spain became the first Western European nation to file more than one million Kovid-19 cases. Much of Europe is already battered by a second wave of coronovirus infection.
- According to the latest NBC news numbers, the US continues to lead the world with the most Kovid-19 cases (8.3 million) and deaths (222,275).
Earlier, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb warned that the entire country could see a resurgence of new Kovid-19 cases.
Gottlieb said in NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, “We are likely to suffer from a situation where virtually every part of the country is prone to infection burns.”
Case in point: Boston, the largest city in a state that succeeded in leveling the coronovirus curve, announced that it was closing its public schools and transferring to distance education on Thursday.
Mayor Marty Walsh said Wednesday that he called Boston’s seven-day Kovid-19 test rate after jumping from the previous week’s 4.5 percent rate to 5.7 percent.
Walsh said in a statement, “We have said all along that we will only provide in-person learning for students if the data and public health guidance supports it, and this new data shows that we are heading in the wrong direction Huh.”
The World Health Organization advises governments that they should maintain a test positivity of 5 percent or less for 14 days before reopening.
Overall, the Kovid-19 test rate in Massachusetts is 1.13 percent, which is the second lowest in the nation after Maine, according to the John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. Other states in the region — New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and New Jersey — also have the lowest rates in the country.
But all Northeastern states have seen, in recent weeks, an increase in the number of new cases — reflecting the increase of new infections being seen in the rest of the country, especially in the Midwestern and Mountain states.
Nationwide public health experts and doctors said the numbers are increasing as states loosen Kovid-19 restrictions to restart the economy, as more students return to classrooms, as cold weather has forced people Out of the house, and resistance to wearing masks and social withdrawal has increased.
“What we see is a small family gathering, who comes to the cabin for a weekend, wedding, a funeral or a gathering of 8-10 friends, where these people trust you,” Dr. David Wilcox in Bemidji, Minnesota, told NBC News. “And social distancing and masking go away in a way and it’s a bit more of a hag.”
The Trump campaign’s appearance last month in Bemidji, a small community 200 miles north of Minneapolis, resulted in 16 attendees testing positive for coronovirus. As has happened at most of Trump’s publicity events, there was almost no social disturbance and little or no facade.
Trump has often incorrectly claimed that the increase in new coronovirus cases is due to increased testing. But NBC News found that testing has lagged behind in at least six states where new infections have increased significantly.
In addition, Trump has recently resumed the inaccurate claim about the effectiveness of masks in preventing the spread of coronovirus.
In Florida, the Sarasota County School Board meeting Tuesday to decide whether to increase the requirement for students to wear masks and police removed a man who refused to cover a face as he passed the mandate Said “outrage”.
The Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday issued revised coronavirus guidelines that, among other things, emphasized the importance of wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of infection.