Recently, US President Joe Biden has asked the states to ask its citizen to wear mask once again as a mandatory measure to curb the spread of COVID-19. Right now, 63,000 new cases can be seen in USA every day. It is certainly a lot lesser than its peak 260,000 in January. In the middle of downslide curve of coronavirus, a sudden increase of 10% has been noticed in the last fortnight.
Top official of CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has warned against the impending doom if everything is not taken under control once again. On the occasion, rise in the travelling of US citizens have been blamed for the spread of coronavirus in recent times.
On the occasion, Dr. Walensky has said “When I first started at the CDC about two months ago, I made a promise to you: I would tell you the truth, even if it was not the news we wanted to hear. Now is one of those times when I have to share the truth, and I have to hope and trust you will listen.”
It is also added “I’m going to pause here, I’m going to lose the script, and I’m going to reflect on the feeling I have of impending doom. We have so much to look forward to, so much potential of where we are in, so much reason for hope, but right now I am scared.
“I know what it’s like, as a physician, to stand in that patient room, gowned, gloved, masked and shielded, and to be the last person to touch someone else’s loved one because their loved one couldn’t be there.
“I know what it’s like when you’re the physician, when you’re the health care provider, and you’re worried that you don’t have the resources to take care of the patients in front of you.
“So I’m speaking today not necessarily as your CDC Director, but as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter, to ask you to just please hold on a little while longer.
“I so badly want to be done, I know you all want so badly to be done. We are almost there, but not quite yet.”
In USA, air travel has reached its highest point in a year. During the spring break, young people have been moving from a place to another which has certainly added to the hike in the travel and coronavirus rates. It has been noticed that there is generally a surge in cases after every holiday. It has been requested to the people to limit their travel plans. People are asked to avoid travelling if it is not too necessary.
During a public event, USA President Joe Biden has said that 90% of the people are going to receive COVID-19 vaccine by 19th April. Therefore, it is quite natural to notice acceleration in the vaccine roll out rate.
In a serious tone, President Biden has said “The CDC Director expressed earlier today, this is not a time to lessen our efforts. That’s what she said. We could still see a setback in the vaccination program.
“And most importantly, if we let our guard down now we could see a virus getting worse, not better. People are letting up on precautions, which is a very bad thing.
“Now is not the time to let down. Now’s not the time to celebrate. It is time to do what we do best as a country: our duty, our jobs. Take care of one another.”
President has said that millions of people have been vaccinated in USA. However, there are more people in the queue to be vaccinated. He has said “We are in a life and death race with a virus that is spreading quickly, with cases rising again. New variants are spreading, and sadly, some of the reckless behaviour we’ve seen on TV over the past few weeks means that more new cases are to come in the weeks ahead,” On the occasion, he has referred to the gathering of people in holiday spots.
“I’m reiterating my call for every governor, mayor and local leader to maintain and reinstate the mask mandate. Please, this is not politics.
“Reinstate the mandate if you let it down. And businesses should require masks as well. The failure to take this virus seriously is precisely what got us in this mess in the first place, (it) risks more cases and more deaths.”