“I think it’s important to tell you and the American public that I’m very worried that the situation may be very bad,” Fauci said.
While maintaining the current rate of spread of the disease, it would not surprise him if new infections soon increased in six-digit values daily. At present, the daily increase in infected is about 40 thousand.
The second wave
The United States is experiencing a new boom after weeks of declining pandemic trends and the easing of protectionist measures. The most populous states of California and Texas and others report record numbers of newly infected, so many local governments are reintroducing some restrictions on social life or ordering the wearing of veils.
“It is extremely important to have a safe and effective vaccine for everyone in this country,” said the epidemiologist. However, he added that “there is no guarantee” that such a vaccine will be available. He said Americans must work together to prevent the virus from spreading.
In absolute numbers, the United States is the worst affected country in the world, registering almost 2.7 million positive SARS-CoV-2 findings, and over 129,000 people have already suffered complications associated with covid-19.