Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that the US coronavirus pandemic is not headed in a positive direction, said CNN.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview with JAMA on Thursday.
“I think it’s pretty obvious that we are not going in the right direction,” he said.
On Wednesday, more than 50,000 new infection was reported in the US alone.
While at least 23 US states had paused or rolled back reopening plans.
Wealth Or Health?
When asked how to balance the reopening and supporting public health measures.
“There’s this feeling of an all or none phenomenon.
Where you’re either on lockdown or you’re just going to say,
…the devil may care and just let it all go.”
He noted it can go hand and hand.
“The best way, as a vehicle to opening the country (safely), is to prudently use public health measures.
“It’s not public health against (the) opening.”
Brazil Is Close Behind The US
If the US reported more than 50,000 cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, Brazil is not far behind.
Brazil’s health ministry reported 48,105 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday.
This has brought the country’s total to at least 1,496,858.
The number of new cases reported Thursday is the second-highest reported by Brazil during the pandemic.
The highest number Brazil reported in a 24-hour period occurred on June 19th when the ministry reported 54,771 new cases.
Meanwhile, the health ministry also reported 1,252 new COVID-19 fatalities on Thursday,
This has brought the nationwide death toll to 61,884.
CDC Forecasts: The US To Reach 148,000 Deaths By July 25th
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projected nearly 148,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States by July 25th.
This week’s national forecast relies on 24 individual forecasts from outside institutions and researchers, said a CNN report.
The new projections, published Thursday, forecast 147,865 deaths by July 25th, with a possible range of about 139,000 to 161,000 deaths.