As the number of new coronavirus cases continues to increase worldwide, and more than a dozen states and Puerto Rico are recording their highest averages of new cases since the pandemic began, hospitalizations in at least nine states have been on the rise since Memorial Day.
In Texas, North and South Carolina, California, Oregon, Arkansas, Mississippi, Utah and Arizona, there are an increasing number of patients under supervised care since the holiday weekend because of covid-19 infections. The spikes generally began in the past couple weeks and in most states, are trending higher.
Data from states that are now reporting some of their highest seven-day averages of new cases are disproving the notion that the country is seeing such a spike in cases solely because of the continued increase in testing, according to data tracked by The Washington Post.
- President Trump’s infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a grim assessment of the coronavirus Tuesday
- He called the ongoing pandemic his ‘worst nightmare’ and insisted the fight against its spread is far from over
- The White House advisor said although he knew it was possible for an outbreak like this could occur, he was surprised by how ‘rapidly he took over the planet’
- He said the coronavirus is far more complicated than HIV – a disease he has dedicated his career studying – because of its varying degrees of severity
- Fauci added that vaccines will be the only way to completely curb the coronavirus’ spread, however he did voice confidence one would be found soon
The coronavirus is still killing as many as 1,000 Americans per day — but the Trump administration isn’t saying much about it.
It’s been more than a month since the White House halted its daily coronavirus task force briefings. Top officials like infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci have largely disappeared from national television — with Fauci making just four cable TV appearances in May after being a near fixture on Sunday shows across March and April — and are frequently restricted from testifying before Congress. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is preparing to resume his campaign rallies after a three-month hiatus, an attempted signal to voters that normalcy is returning ahead of November’s election, and that he’s all but put the pandemic behind him.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — When the sun does its impression of an Easy Bake Oven, the only thing you can do is look for some shade.
That’s exactly what Patricia Granberg was doing under a shelter at a Ross Township park at midday Tuesday.
“I’m dealing with it be best way I know how. Plenty of fluids and stuff like that,” she said.
But add the COVID-19 precaution of having to wear a mask, and Yvette says, “It’s like suffocating. Absolutely suffocating.”
Christina Mikus agrees.