For months, experts have warned that the COVID-19 pandemic would go from bad to worse in the winter months if people refused to follow the guidelines recommended by health experts and the CDC, which included wearing masks, limiting social gatherings and avoiding of vacation travel. On Tuesday, the United States reported its highest daily number of Covid-19 deaths with more than 4,320 deaths attributed to the virus. However, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s largest expert on infectious diseases and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases spoke with PIX1
Dr. Fauci warned: “It could get worse”
While the COVID-19 crisis has never been worse, with record-breaking infections, hospitalizations and deaths across the nation, things have not necessarily hit rock bottom. “It could get worse,” he admitted. “We do not hope.”
He added that if individuals “stay uniform, not in a spotty way, but consistent with the public health measures we are talking about – the uniform wearing masks, avoiding gathering options, indoor people gathering, keeping one’s distance,” there is hope thing will improve.
“I mean, of course, they sound very simple given the enormous size of the problem, but we know that it seems that once these, these public health measures are implemented consistently, that you can get control of the wave,” he continued. “It is very difficult to predict how much worse it will get. I hope we have seen the greatest strain of the increase.”
However, he pointed out that increases are common after times when people travel and gather together. “We see it after events, whether it’s July 4th, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving,” he said. “So right now, if you take the time, we’re very likely seeing the full load of the trip as well as the social gatherings that generally take place with family and friends during the holidays. in the middle of it right now. “
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How to survive this pandemic
When it comes to yourself, follow Fauci’s basics and help complete this rise, no matter where you live – use a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, do not go indoors with people you do not shelter from (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, do not visit any of these 35 places where you most likely catch COVID.