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Coronavirus in the US may not end until 2022

Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday that people of America may not return to their normal life until at least 2021 ends or 2022 begins. In comparison, the President of the United States, Donald Trump believes that the coronavirus in the US has turned the corner and is going to end soon. Dr. Fauci believes that the country will get a vaccine of the virus within the next months but until the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2021, all the people cannot be vaccinated.

The president at an event last week in Florida told the people that the coronavirus in the US is going to end quickly and that the US has rounded the corner and rounded it beautifully. Trump believes that the recent surge of cases of the virus in the US is solely happening because more tests are being done. However, members of the coronavirus task force of the White House Adm. Brett Giroir went against those claims and said that it’s not only due to testing. He added that the cases of the virus are really going up and increased hospitalizations are the evidence of it.

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Moreover, at the start of October Dr. Fauci said that it is very important that the government of the US is fully open to the citizens of America about how severe the pandemic is and if they are going to make recommendations about the public health, they need to be transparent. However, last week Trump disagreed with Dr. Fauci and called him a disaster, he also said that the people of the US are growing tired of listening to Fauci and these idiots.

As of right now, around 8.8 million people have been infected with coronavirus in the US and at least 226,000 have died of the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Fauci believes that things are not looking good regarding coronavirus in the US as the country approaches the winter season. 29 states across the US have set records this week regarding the new cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins Data. Dr. Fauci further added that the US is not in a good place as the country is averaging around 70,000 cases of the virus in a day.

The cases of coronavirus are not increasing solely due to more testing as the average new cases of the virus per day has increased by 21% as compared to last week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Moreover, according to the covid tracking project the testing during the same period has only increased by 6.63%.

Dean of Brown University School of Public Health and an American Health Scholar Dr. Ashish Jha said that the cases are rising very quickly and if the data is seen from 1.5 to 2months ago the country was at about 35,000 new cases of the virus in a day. He said that he won’t be surprised if the country ends up getting 100,000 new cases in a day in the next few months.

The new surge in coronavirus in the US is hitting all the states in the country and as of this week, nearly 40 states are going towards the wrong trends as they are reporting not less than 10% more cases this week when compared to last week. Missouri is the only state in the US which is showing a nearly 10% reduction in cases.

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