Senior scientists warn that the United States is facing “imminent ruin” as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations increase nationwide.
On Monday, President Joe Biden again urged state politicians to mandate masks in public places.
He also promised that by mid-April, 90% of American adults would be vaccinated.
The United States has recorded approximately 60,000 new cases daily in the past week.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), director of the US Public Health Service, spoke at a White House briefing when she said she would be “offscript.”
“I’m going to look back on my repetitive feelings about the imminent fate,” said Dr. Rochelle Warrensky, adding that “there are many reasons for hope, but I’m scared now.”
The number of new Covid cases reached about 60,000 per day in the past week, an increase of about 7%. According to the CDC..
Dr. Warrensky said he did not want the United States to face another surge in incidents and deaths, as is happening in many European countries.
Cases are increasing particularly rapidly in the northeastern part of the country, including Michigan and Connecticut and New York. According to the New York Times.
In a television speech by President Biden of the White House, the Governor petitioned to reintroduce a law requiring citizens to wear masks.
US coronavirus regulations vary from state to state, and some governors impose far stricter restrictions than others.
“If you relax now, you can see the virus get worse, but it doesn’t get better,” Biden said.
He also talked about the success of the US national vaccination program and suggested that it was ahead of schedule.
By April 19, he promised that 90% of American adults would be vaccinated and would have access to a vaccine center five miles from their home.
Biden states that all American adults will be able to enroll doses by May 1.
More than 1 in 5 adults and almost all Americans over the age of 65 are fully vaccinated. According to the CDC..
Rules regarding who is eligible vary from state to state, but in most places healthcare professionals have long access to jabs, followed by those over the age of 65. In some states, including Georgia and Arizona, people over the age of 16 can now get jabs. According to the New York Times..
In the meantime, Biden urged Americans to follow guidelines on social distance and face covering.
“I will fight to the end,” he said. “Don’t give up now.”