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U.S. faces a smoldering COVID-19 pandemic nationwide as flu season starts (1 Viewer)

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(Reuters) - As the United States approaches the miserable mark of 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus, the pandemic is no longer focused on one or two epicenters.

Instead it is smoldering across all states, raising fears that when colder weather forces more people inside, it could surpass the surge seen in the summer.

The United States is losing on average over 800 people a day to the virus - compared with fewer than 15 a day on average in Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Although new cases are down about 50% from the peak in July, the United States is still reporting on average nearly 40,000 new infections a day - the highest number in the developed world.

Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has said he would like to see new cases below 10,000 per day before flu season starts in October.

“We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter, because it’s not going to be easy,” Fauci said during a panel discussion with doctors at Harvard Medical School earlier this month.

“We’ve been through this before,” he said. “Don’t ever, ever underestimate the potential of the pandemic. And don’t try and look at the rosy side of things.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield has also warned that Americans are in for “the worst fall, from a public health perspective, we’ve ever had,” citing concerns of a possible “twindemic” of COVID-19 cases and the seasonal flu overwhelming hospitals.

THIRD WAVE?
Cases are trending upwards in about 20 out of 50 states, including former epicenters like New Jersey and New York that had seen cases decline for months.

Some of the biggest increases, on a percentage basis, are in North Dakota and Wisconsin, two states where cases have yet to peak and have steadily climbed since the pandemic started more than six months ago.

Other states like South Carolina and Utah peaked in July and cases have come down sharply only to recently rise again.
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Thanks, Trump.
 
Based upon current numbers, we are going to see another 100,000 deaths, assuming no change in circumstances. That is based upon math and science - there are 2.5+ million active, identified cases. To date, the fatality rate amongst identified cases has held steady at 4%. Basic math reaches this conclusion: 2,540,290 x .04 = 101,612. 50% more than we've recorded so far.

Sobering.
 
Fauci wants the numbers down because he understands the situation: our "seed" level of cases is substantially higher than elsewhere in the world. If we enter the flu season at this level, that will mean 4X as many deaths as if we are at 10,000/day.

Trump's utter failure is killing thousands of Americans a week. 5700 last week alone, another 5000 this week.
 
Fauci wants the numbers down because he understands the situation: our "seed" level of cases is substantially higher than elsewhere in the world. If we enter the flu season at this level, that will mean 4X as many deaths as if we are at 10,000/day.

Trump's utter failure is killing thousands of Americans a week. 5700 last week alone, another 5000 this week.
Thats a false and stupid argument. Trump isnt killing anyone. Claiming otherwise is simply ignorant and hackish propaganda, nothing more.
 
Fauci wants the numbers down because he understands the situation: our "seed" level of cases is substantially higher than elsewhere in the world. If we enter the flu season at this level, that will mean 4X as many deaths as if we are at 10,000/day.

Trump's utter failure is killing thousands of Americans a week. 5700 last week alone, another 5000 this week.

And he stated that he takes no responsibility for any of it. And he lied about the lack of ventilators in the National Stockpile hen there were actually 16,000 there.
 

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