Fauci: US nCoV cases are 16 times higher than normal levels

Fauci said that only when the number of infections drops to 10,000 per day, the US can “end the epidemic”, but the actual number is 160,000 cases.

“We’re still in a pandemic situation because we’re seeing 160,000 cases a day. With a country of our size, we can’t just keep recording around 100,000 cases a day. We have to get below 10,000 cases,” he said. infected before you can feel secure,” America’s top epidemiologist Anthony Fauci said on September 9.

The average daily number of infections over the past seven days in the US fell slightly from the previous week, to 140,000, although two days off in the week could have pushed the data lower. Fauci affirmed that the US cannot return to normal life with such a high number of infections.

According to data from the New York Times on September 9, the average US death from nCoV in the past 7 days was more than 1,500 people, a sharp drop from the average of more than 3,000 people at the beginning of the year, when the country was affected by the pandemic. most severely affected by Covid-19.

The average number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 in the US from August 25-31 was more than 12,100, down 1.7 percent from 12,300 a week earlier, according to the Centers for Control and Prevention. Diseases (CDC) USA.

Anthony Fauci testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Work and Pensions Committee in Washington, D.C. on July 20.  Photo: AFP.

Anthony Fauci testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Work and Pensions Committee in Washington, D.C. on July 20. Photo: AFP.

In an August 2020 interview in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Fauci also said infections needed to fall below 10,000 a day. At that time, the US recorded an average of about 50,000 daily infections, before rising to a peak of nearly 300,000 cases per day in January.

In March, Fauci continued to oppose the easing of anti-Covid-19 restrictions before daily infections were lower than 10,000. America’s top epidemiologist believes that 10,000 infections a day or less is a milestone that can end the pandemic.

Fauci added that vaccines are still an important factor to prevent nCoV. “When large proportions of the population are vaccinated, some people can still contract the virus, but it is not a public health threat,” he said.

The US is currently the largest epidemic area in the world with more than 41.5 million infections and nearly 675,000 deaths from nCoV. About 61.95% of Americans have received the Covid-19 vaccine, of which 52.66% have received two doses.

Ngoc Anh (Follow Guardian)

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