Fauci strongly warns that the coronavirus will “return cyclically” when the US death toll reaches 1,000
Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a grim warning on Wednesday that the coronavirus could return in cycles if the death toll in the United States reached 1035, killing 252 people in one day.
During a daily briefing at the White House, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said Americans should be prepared for the outbreak to become “seasonal.”
His warning came when Donald Trump seemed to ease his desire to lift the shutdown across the county at Easter. The president said he still wants to reopen within that timeframe, but acknowledged that not all states can reach his timeline.
Opening the country at Easter instead of two weeks later could kill 450,000 more Americans, experts said The New York Times show.
Dr. Fauci told reporters, “Could this possibly be a seasonal, cyclical thing? I think it could be very good. ‘
The coronavirus expert explained that evidence of cases in “the Southern Hemisphere and Southern Africa and in the Southern Hemisphere countries” during their winter season may lead to second cycles in America.
He said, “And if in fact they have a major outbreak, it is inevitable that we should be prepared to get a cycle the second time.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gave a grim warning that the coronavirus could return in cycles as the death toll in the U.S. reached 1035
Fauci said the possibility of a second cycle “fully emphasizes the need to do what we do when developing a vaccine, test it quickly, and try to prepare it so that we have a vaccine available for that next cycle.”
He was optimistic and said he knows “we will put this down successfully now,” adding, “But we really need to be prepared for a new cycle. And what we do, I think, will prepare us well. ‘
Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, supported Fauci on Wednesday, adding, “We are now dealing with cycle A.”
Speaking about the lifting of the blockage, Trump said, “I’m not going to rush or rush – I’m not going to. But the country wants to get back to work.
“There are large parts of our country that are bad, you know little influenced by what is happening, and there are other parts that are very badly affected. I would say that we will have a recommendation at Easter. ‘
There are more than 68,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States as of Wednesday night; more than 1,000 people have died.
New figures released Wednesday show that New York, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, now has 50 percent of the country’s total confirmed coronavirus cases.
There are now over 33,000 confirmed cases in New York and more than 17,800 in New York City alone. There are 366 deaths in New York, including 280 in the city.
An improvised morgue has been set up outside Bellevue Hospital in New York while authorities mobilize to ward off a potential public health disaster when the total death toll in the United States exceeded 900.
The city’s police, increasingly sick, are told to patrol almost empty streets to maintain social distance as the city has become the country’s biggest hotspot.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had previously said that new evidence suggests that social distance ‘works’ in slowing down the coronavirus, with hospital admissions declining every day this week, but that we were’ still on the way to mountain’.
Governor Andrew Cuomo emphasized the need for more equipment – especially fans – but said the arrows were pointing in the “right” direction.
“There are indications that the leak test works. On Sunday, the projection doubled the number of hospital admissions every two days.
“It doubled every 3.4 days on Monday. Tuesday was 4.7 days. ‘
Fauci later appeared on CNN, where he said he hopes aid with fans in the city “will be sufficient.”
He told CNN, “Governor Cuomo is talking about a certain period of time he is running out. He now gets help with fans, masks and others. Hopefully that’s enough. I think it will be. “
As to whether the US will run out of essential items, Fauci added, “I don’t think that will happen. I don’t want to scare anyone, because I believe in the meetings I held in the working group, you’re talking about FEMA, you’re talking about other organizations that are really focused on trying to help.
“You involve the private sector in making more of these things that we need.”
New figures released Wednesday show that New York, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, now has 50 percent of the country’s total confirmed coronavirus cases
There are now over 33,000 confirmed cases in New York and more than 17,800 in New York City alone. There are 366 deaths in New York, including 280 in the city
STATEWIDE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWNS
In the most extreme measures yet, 17 states have ordered 100 percent of the non-essential workforce to stay at home to stem the spread of COVID-19.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has attributed the cluster to the city’s role as a gateway for international travelers and the massive population density of 8.6 million.
Mayor Bill de Blasio warned on Wednesday that four million people in New York City will get coronavirus after attacking Donald Trump’s “ false hope ” to lift Easter closing and toss Mitch McConnell for “blocking” funding.
Under the frightening confession, half of the city’s residents will get the disease, and if the current trajectory remains the same, at least 40,000 can die.
De Blasio said, “It’s a good bet to say that half of all New Yorkers and perhaps more than half will eventually contract this disease.”
He also told New Yorkers not to “hold on to the false hope” of reopening over Easter after President Donald Trump defied expert advice and proposed that date for lifting lockdowns.
And he slapped Mitch McConnell for “getting in the way” of funding “we need” as the $ 2 trillion economic bailout got stuck in Washington.
He called the New Yorkers to call the coronavirus pandemic “a growing crisis and a growing challenge” not to be wary.
Doctors in the city have described an “apocalyptic” wave of patients in overwhelmed hospitals.
De Blasio added, “April is going to be tougher than March, and I think May may be even tougher than April at this point. People need to be ready for that. ‘
Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, took a personal tact on Wednesday when she made her last plea to the American public to practice social distance.
Birx noted that her grandmother Leah was guilty for a lifetime because she contracted flu at school and in turn infected her mother.
Leah’s mother, who had just given birth, died of the flu – one of an estimated 50 million people worldwide who died during the 1918 flu epidemic, Birx said.
“She never forgot that she was the kid in school who innocently bought that flu home,” Birx said of her grandmother, then 11.
“That’s why we keep saying to every American, you have a role to protect every person you associate with. We have a role to protect each other. ‘
The US remains third behind China and Italy with the number of confirmed coronavirus cases.
The infection has killed nearly 20,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China in December.
The World Health Organization unveiled a grim prospect for the United States this week, saying the country could quickly become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, given the “ very rapid acceleration ” of confirmed infections.
Senate unanimously approves $ 2 trillion coronavirus stimulation law to send $ 1,200 to many Americans ending days of stalemate
The Senate has adopted an unparalleled $ 2 trillion economic rescue package to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, paving the way for the House to vote on the measure followed by President Donald Trump’s signature.
The bill unanimously approved the Senate with a 96-0 vote late on Wednesday night after days of controversial debate and negotiations. “This is a proud moment,” said Mitch McConnell, leader of the Senate majority, when the vote was finalized.
The 883-page measure is the largest emergency economic law in U.S. history, and leaders of both sides were desperate for rapid passage, as the virus cost lives and jobs per hour.
The package would provide direct payments to most Americans, expand unemployment benefits, and generate a $ 367 billion small business program to continue earning payrolls while forcing workers to stay at home.
One of the last issues to be closed was $ 500 billion for guaranteed subsidized loans to larger industries, including a fight for airline generosity. Hospitals would also receive a lot of help.
A massive cash injection for hospitals expecting a flood of COVID-19 patients grew to an estimated $ 130 billion during the talks. Another $ 45 billion would fund additional aid for local response efforts and community services through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The package is intended to alleviate an economy that is entering a recession or worse, and a nation badly hit by an infection that has killed nearly 20,000 people worldwide.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asked how long aid would keep the economy going: “We’ve anticipated three months. Hopefully we don’t need this for three months. ‘
The passage of the Senate leaves the final approval of Congress to the Democratic-controlled House on Friday. MPs are spread all over the country and the timetable for the votes in that room was unclear.