- Coronavirus US cases are on the rise again– rising in some states to the point that a minimum of one expert believes they may need to return to lockdown measures because current containment strategies aren’t showing sufficient.
- Previous FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb pointed to 3 states as especially worrisome: Florida, Texas, and Arizona.
- This comes as the overall number of cases and deaths in the US from coronavirus is continuing a consistent rise.
The US discovers itself in a threatening brand-new phase of the coronavirus pandemic, with cases of infection rising in numerous states– and with the general rate even bad enough that the EU is reportedly weighing a travel ban from the US so that they do not import our cases there.
In fact, the image looks concerning enough in 3 US states (Arizona, Florida, and Texas) that one health expert worries they might have no option but to reinstitute lockdowns, as containment steps might not end up sufficing anymore.
The specialist is Scott Gottlieb, previous Food and Drug Commissioner, who told CNBC previously today that these states are handling record-high numbers of brand-new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. And, thus, that these states have “significant break outs underway. There’s no concern about it.”
Continued Gottlieb: “They may be past the point that they can manage this just with simple interventions like trying to get more individuals to use masks and individuals bearing in mind their social interactions.” This week is an important one for the 3 states, he argued, in the sense that it will give us a concept of whether these states are “tipping over” into exponential growth or not.
Week over week, testing is up in states experiencing the biggest epidemic spread of Covid; however brand-new Covid cases depend on a higher degree. The exception is Florida, where Covid cases are up, however testing has decreased week-over-week based upon reported data. pic.twitter.com/DmUfVS4VGl
— Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) June 25, 2020
Gottlieb’s issue comes as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States is approaching 2.4 million, according to the most recent numbers from Johns Hopkins University Those figures likewise show that the total variety of reported deaths in the United States is simply shy of 122,000 at the time of this writing.
Do you remember how you felt reading the news a little over a month back, when all the dreadful headings out of Italy had us feeling reasonably lucky and that the worst of this crisis was in other places? As Politico noted on Monday, the US is the brand-new Italy– in a metaphorical sense, that is.
Have a look once again at those varieties of cases and deaths in the US. They now far exceed the 200,000 infections and 29,000 deaths from coronavirus in Italy by May 1.
The scenario sounds especially dire in Texas.
Andy is a press reporter in Memphis who also adds to outlets like Quick Business and The Guardian. When he’s not writing about technology, he can be found stooped protectively over his burgeoning collection of vinyl, along with nursing his Whovianism and bingeing on a variety of TELEVISION shows you most likely do not like.