Daily coronavirus infections and deaths have drastically fallen from their peak earlier this year, but new infections are rising again and Biden administration officials are pleading with the public to keep wearing masks.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Rochelle Walensky says we could see a fourth wave of infections like the European Union is seeing now if we don't turn a corner soon.
The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pleaded with Americans to wear masks and stick with Covid-19 mitigation measures, warning of “impending doom” as cases, hospitalizations and deaths begin to rise again.
Rochelle Walensky, speaking at a press briefing Monday, fought back tears as she outlined a series of warning signals and said she was frightened about a looming fourth wave of Covid cases.
She said the U.S. trajectory looks “similar” to that in the EU a few weeks ago, before spikes in cases took hold.
I'm sure that everyone reading this website is still doing their due diligence, but everyone should urge their friends and family members to do so as well.
Even those who've been vaccinated should continue to wear a mask in public and while many more people including myself are now eligible for a vaccine, it's going to take several more months to get a shot in everyone's arm. I spent the morning try to schedule an appointment myself and by 10 a.m. my local pharmacies were already booked for the next week.
We all want to resume something resembling a normal life, but if we're not careful we could see another wave of deaths. Parts of Europe have gone back into lockdown again and I'm sure no one wants to see that here.