Washington (AP) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made a fervent plea to Americans on Monday to stay vigilant in the fight against COVID-19, warning her of a potential fourth wave of the virus. Is a repetitive sensation of “imminent ruin.”
Speaking at the Virtual White House briefing, Dr. Rochelle Warrensky became emotional as he looked back on his experience treating a COVID-19 patient alone at the end of his life.
“We have a lot to look forward to, many promises and possibilities of where we are, and many reasons for hope, but now I’m scared.”
“I lost the script and look back on my repetitive feelings about the imminent fate,” she said.
Virus cases Approximately 10% increase from last week to last week, Reaching about 60,000 cases per day, both hospitalizations and deaths are increasing, Walensky said. She warned that without immediate action, the United States could follow European countries with a surge in incidents and suffer unnecessary deaths.
“I have to share the truth, and I have to want and trust you to hear,” she added.
Valensky’s comment came hours before President Joe Biden addressed the country on Monday afternoon. The latest information on vaccination efforts.
White House spokesman Jen Psaki said, “The president did not hesitate to ask the governor, leaders, and Americans to continue to comply with public health guidelines. He will continue to do so through all involvement. Let’s do it. “
Walensky and Dr. Anthony Fauci are the top infectious disease specialists in the United States. He urged elected officials, community leaders, and everyday Americans to maintain social distance measurements and masks.
“We’re doing things prematurely,” Fauci said, referring to a move to ease restrictions, and Warensky told Americans, “Wait a little longer.”
“We are not helpless. We can change this trajectory of the pandemic,” she added.
Walensky pointed out an increase in travel and relaxation of virus restrictions against an increase in the number of cases. “People want to do this, and I want to do it,” Valensky said.
“We’ve seen a surge after every holiday,” she reiterated: “For the time being, limit your travels to essential ones.”
The White House, meanwhile, excludes the creation of national “vaccine passports” for Americans to check vaccination status and leaves it to the private sector to develop a system to show that they have been vaccinated. He said he was. Several other countries have established national databases to allow vaccinated people to resume normal activities.
“I know there are some populations concerned that the government will focus on vaccination surveillance,” said Andy Slavit, COVID-19 adviser to the White House. If the federal government is involved, it will discourage people from being vaccinated.
Instead, the government has developed guidelines for such passports, addressing privacy, accuracy, and impartiality, but the White House does not say when those guidelines will be ready.