Anthony Fauci describes the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the US to more than 60,000 a day as ‘troubling’
Anthony Fauci has issued a stark warning that the United States could be on the brink of another ‘troubling wave’ of Covid-19 cases.
Speaking to CNN’s Jim Acosta on Saturday, Fauci said the rising daily cases and relaxation of restrictions show that the United States is not out of the woods yet.
‘Just yesterday we had more than 60,000 new cases in a day. That’s troubling, ”said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“That’s what happened in Europe, and what is happening, and Europe, for the most part, is going through another troubling wave.”
While CNN showed live footage of crowds cramming themselves into New York’s Times Square, Fauci pleaded with Americans not to drop their guard or take unnecessary risks.
“This won’t last forever.”
“Double up, hang around there a little longer, and the vaccinations of people in this country will wipe out the wave of the virus. The vaccine is going to win.
“It’s not going to be easy, I hope we have some degree of success.”
Fauci appeared on Jim Acosta’s CNN show Saturday afternoon, begging Americans not to allow Covid fatigue to cause them to take unnecessary risks
Fauci said the US was still at risk of another wave of business, as has been seen in Italy, where a lockdown took effect. It is here that agents of the Carabinieri oversee the Colosseum
A graph of Covid-19 cases in the United States shows a worrying rise in cases, with the 7-day average now above 60,000
The number of cases and deaths in the United States has been steadily increasing in recent weeks
Fauci sparked the specter of the US facing more lockdown woes, as is happening in Europe, where Italy has been locked up again over Easter weekend as authorities try to fight the rising numbers of cases.
“There is a danger, Jim, of reviving. And another big increase, ”Fauci said.
So don’t prematurely declare victory. Because we are not there yet. ‘
Fauci said the race was on to get people vaccinated before another wave could begin.
‘And the more people you get vaccinated every day, the more likely you have.
I beg you. Don’t give back the progress we’ve all fought so hard for, ”Biden said in a short speech.
“We have to finish this job,” he said. “We need every American to grab hold of and stay on guard in this house.”
On Saturday, the crowds continued to flock to South Beach, Florida, even as spring break began to relax
Chicago Cubs fans, many of whom don’t wear masks, react during their team’s game between the Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on Saturday in Chicago. The Cubs defeated the Pirates 5-1
Saturday’s warm spring conditions drew crowds of people to New York’s Central Park. The city has reopened cinemas, comedy clubs and music venues with reduced capacity
Last week, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky that she had a “sense of impending doom” about the rising US infection rates.
Increasing infections prompted Biden to urge Americans to continue wearing masks and take other precautions to stop the pandemic that killed more than 2.8 million people worldwide.
Countries in Europe report the most cases and deaths
* Last 7-day average reported
The US has officially vaccinated 100 million citizens with one or more doses of COVID-19 shots. About 40 percent of the population has had one dose of vaccine.
About 17.5% of Americans are now fully vaccinated against the disease the CDC said.
In Europe, the rollout has been much slower: only 10 percent of the total European population received one vaccination dose and four percent received two.
Europe has been delayed in the roll-out of production-deficit vaccines.
Fears of a higher incidence of blood clots with AstraZeneca have led to the discontinuation of vaccinations with that particular brand of injection.
Italy entered a three-day Easter lockout on Saturday to try to ward off a wave of infections over the religious holiday weekend.
The entire country is now in the ‘red zone’ – the highest level of lockdown restrictions – after the number of cases soared to about 20,000 new cases per day in a devastating third wave of the pandemic.
In France, authorities are also struggling to cope with a dramatic increase in Covid-19 infections, with more than 46,000 cases recorded on Good Friday.
The country entered its third national lockdown for four weeks today after French President Emmanuel Macron announced the move in a speech to the country on Wednesday evening.
A 7pm curfew is now in place across mainland France, with work from home for those who can’t, restricted gatherings, closed non-essential stores, and travel restrictions imposed.
The United States reaped the benefits of its Covid-19 vaccination campaign Friday, with 40 percent of the population getting its first shot as it became the first nation to reach 100 million people with injections.
But the rollout of Europe has encountered new obstacles in recent days. According to the World Health Organization, only 10 percent of the total European population, about 75 million people, has received one dose of vaccination and four percent, about 30 million people, has received two.