The nationwide coronavirus crisis is not only worsening, it is also becoming fatal. The country’s three largest states – California, Florida, and Texas – report their largest one-day fatalities since the pandemic began.
The hospitals there are having trouble keeping up with an exploding number of patients. And in Arizona, where about every fourth test is now positive, the lines go out to check the stretch for blocks and supplies.
The country’s leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he believes the country̵
More thanhave now been confirmed in the United States. Nationwide, almost 133,000 people were killed by the virus.
Walt Disney WorldOn Thursday, season ticket holders in the county where Disney is located saw a 130% increase in coronavirus infections in the past 14 days. And on Thursday, Florida reported a record death toll.
And on Saturday, Disney opens the park to the general public
Loyal annual pass holders got their first dibs at Disney World, but the magic won’t be the same. The temperatures are checked when visitors and employees enter. Guests need to mask themselves and social distance while enjoying the attractions.
Dr. Terry Adirim of Florida Atlantic University was a little surprised and concerned about the theme park’s reopening.
“I think it’s like putting gasoline on a fire,” she told CBS News. “I don’t think it will help us lower our fall rates. I think it will do the opposite.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said residents should take precautions. “There is no need to panic and there is no need to fear,” he said.
There are now 41 states that report an increase in the average number of new cases compared to two weeks ago.
The test sites in Phoenix are crowded and long lines start before sunrise. The number of people tested overwhelms the labs where the tests are performed, resulting in delays in getting results. A man in Tucson apparently waited 27 days.
“If you do contact tracking and the test will run again in five to seven days, you may not be able to do contact tracking either, as it is already too late,” said Fauci on Wednesday.
He also called for the most affected countries to take action now.
“I would think we need to get states to take a break from their opening process,” he said. “Look at what didn’t work well and try to mitigate that.”
The nation’s effort to smooth the curve is a tough struggle. There is a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases, a stark contrast to New York’s downward trend. And the distance continues to widen.
Yet New York officials are not taking any chances. On Thursday, officials ban major events until September.
The balance between reopening and health and public security is difficult.
Shaquana Miller, a Fort Lauderdale hospital worker who received patient information upon arrival, died last week. She was only 35 years old. Now her 3-year-old daughter has tested positive.
The misery caused by the virus is only compounded by its economic impact. Another 1.3 million AmericansLast week.
In the meantime, Robert Redfield, director of the disease control centers,that his agency would change their school reopening guidelines after Vice President Mike Pence proposed.