Nearly 100,000 people are hospitalized in the United States for the coronavirus, a record high as states and cities follow the introduction of strict new social measures after Thanksgiving and the upcoming Christmas holidays.
According to Axios, Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, was called to the White House on Tuesday to explain why vaccinations have not yet been approved.
The White House Coronavirus Task Force digested Scott Atlas, a controversial, controversial Stanford neuroradiologist who acquired Trump’s ear despite having no experience with infectious diseases.
Dr Anthony Fauci, one of the task force’s key public health experts, said the US was “not in the right place” after many ignored the instruction not to travel on Thanksgiving and warned that further increases in cases were likely. expected in two to three weeks.
In the wake of Covid-19, the number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 on Monday was 96,039, almost double the total number reached in early November. There were 13.5 million cases of coronavirus in the United States and 268,045 people died.
Fauci said in an interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday that the United States will soon “experience a surge, putting it on a surge”.
“What we did with Thanksgiving, Mark, we won’t see the consequences for two or three weeks,” Fauci said. – So travel, gathering people, etc. Due to not seeing the difference in two, three, five days. You’ll see the difference in two to three weeks.
“Which would have fixed it then for people to travel for Christmas.” So all in all, we’re not in the right place. “
The Los Angeles County, home to 10 million residents, ordered a home residence order on Monday, while Santa Clara, also California, announced quarantine for all those who traveled more than 150 miles from the city.
Hawaiin According to Hawaii County Mayor, trans-Pacific travelers arriving without a negative Covid-19 test must be quarantined for 14 days, and even those who have a negative result can be randomly selected on arrival for another test.
New Jersey suspends all youth sports. On Sunday, California, the most populous state, was the first to record more than 100,000 cases in a week, the New York Times wrote. This has called for strict new measures in some parts of the state, as Governor Gavin Newsom has warned that the full level of hospitals could be close at Christmas.
“If these trends continue, California will need to take drastic steps,” Newsom said in a briefing.
On Monday, Moderna submitted a coronavirus vaccine, which it says shows 94% effectiveness, to the FDA for emergency use. With the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines, the FDA now has two vaccines that it can approve in December.
Pfizer and BioNTech submitted their vaccines for approval on November 20th. The FDA is due to hold a public meeting to discuss vaccine approval on Dec. 10.
White House spokesman Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News Tuesday morning that the FDA is working “day and night,” but he says Trump will never apologize for putting these agencies under fire.
In a Facebook interview, Fauci called on people to “be part of the solution” with vaccination if possible.
“Say,‘ I’m not going to be one of those people who will be a stepping stone to spreading the virus to someone else. I will be a dead end to the virus, ”Fauci said, although he added that the vaccines will only be available to a wider audience in April or May.
“By the time we get to April, they will probably take care of the top priority, and then the general population of normal, healthy young men or women in their 30s and 40s who don’t have the basic conditions can walk into a CVS, respectively. at Walgreens and vaccinate.
“I would think that between April and May, the vast majority of desires can vaccinate themselves. The challenge will be to convince people to get vaccinated. “