US Covid-19 News: America Could See More Than 200,000 Deaths And About 60 Million Infected.Trump, US CDC And WHO To Be Blamed
News: It saddens many to see how the Covid-19 crisis has quickly escalated in America despite being the world’s leader in medical research and healthcare facilities. In about slightly more than three weeks, the number of cases has spiraled to 141,854 confirmed infected cases with millions more suspected cases yet to be tested and 2,502 deaths so far as of Monday morning (Bangkok).
The situation is expected to worsen drastically and the only people to be blamed for the predicament America is in to begin with is the its intellectually challenged President who in the early stages was not heeding any medical professionals warnings and was saying that the Covid-19 is nothing more than common flu. He is still not getting a grasp of the situation and is often yielding under pressure to the billionaires in the country who only have their concerns focused on money and not on the people. But he still has a huge following of individuals who about the same mental caliber of him and who still believe that the Covid-19 is nothing but common flu being exaggerated due to political reasons! It it sad that many of them in months to come will end up in body bags due to their ignorance.
Prominent US scientist and head of the infectious diseases unit at NIH, Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a cautious prediction Sunday that the novel coronavirus could claim as many as 200,000 lives in the United States, as state and local officials described increasingly desperate shortages in hard-pressed hospitals.
Also advisor to the President’s Covid-19 Task force team, Dr Fauci played down worst-case predictions of one million or more deaths, instead offering a rough estimate of 100,000 to 200,000 deaths and "millions of cases."
However Dr Fauci, quickly added, "I don't want to be held to that ... It's such a moving target that you can so easily be wrong and mislead people."
As a way of comparison, a US flu epidemic in 2018-19 killed 34,000 people.
COVID-19 has hit the US with explosive force in recent weeks, following a path seen earlier in parts of Asia and Europe.
It took a month for the US to move from its first confirmed death, on February 29, to its 1,000th. But in two days this week that number doubled, to nearly 2,500 on Sunday.
Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House task force, said Sunday "This is the way pandemics work, and that's why we all are deeply concerned and why we have been raising the alert. No state, no metro area will be spared."
In America, the epicenter has been New York City, with 684 deaths so far. Hospital staff have issued desperate pleas for more protective equipment.
On Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio that his city's hospitals have enough protective equipment for only another week. He said he had made a direct request to Trump and the US military "to find us immediately more military medical personnel and get them here by next Sunday."
Andrew Cuomo, the New York governor said the statewide death toll had risen to 965 from 728 a day earlier its largest one-day jump yet and he extended by two weeks an order for nonessential state employees to continue working from home.
Washington state, where the disease first struck with force, Governor Jay Inslee described "a desperate need for all kinds of equipment." He said the nation needed to be put on an essentially wartime footing.
Governor Inslee pushed back against the notion, advocated earlier by Trump, that the country could begin returning to work by Easter, which is April 12.
He said "There are some hard realities we have to understand. Unless we continue a very vigorous social distancing program in my state, this will continue to spread like wildfire."
"We had a thousand new cases yesterday. We know that number will be even higher today .The dire situation in Detroit is getting worse by the minute," said Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, describing a deteriorating picture, especially in her state's largest city, Detroit.
She bemoaned a system that has states competing against one another for desperately needed supplies.
She added, "We're bidding against one another, and in some cases the federal government is taking priority. It's really, I think, creating a lot more problems for all of us."
Most of the situation is the US can also be attributed to the failure of the US CDC in its testing policies and also in getting sufficient test kits into place in time. The US CDC policies indirectly allowed for many silent spreaders in the country. To date none or the senior staff at the US CDC has admitted failure on their part and taken responsibility by resigning.
Off cause the main blame should be placed on the WHO and its leadership for failing to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the first place.
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