- The US recorded more than 121,000 new coronavirus infections on Thursday.
- According to Dr. Fauci, coronavirus hotspots are springing up all over the country.
- In response, the two states recently implemented stricter masking rules, which now require people to wear masks in public even when societies are different.
The current state of the coronavirus pandemic in the US is worse and only getting worse. Just yesterday, the United States reported more than 121,000 new coronavirus infections, a number that easily topped the previous record of 107,000 cases set earlier this week. Over the past two weeks, coronavirus infection rates in the US have skyrocketed by 54% while mortality has risen 8%. In total, the United States saw 9.6 million coronavirus infections and more than 235,000 deaths.
Going forward, many health experts predict things will get worse before they get better due to colder weather happening across the country. More specifically, colder weather causes people to enter the home, and as many studies have shown, indoor gathering is the cause of coronavirus infection. When Dr. Fauci returned in August listed eight activities everyone should avoid, indoor gatherings topped the list as it was considered more risky than going to bars and restaurants.
Furthermore, it has been shown that coronavirus droplets tend to persist in the air for longer periods of time in cooler and dry air environments. This naturally makes people more exposed to the virus and becoming infected.
For this reason, many states have started to take an aggressive approach to help fight coronavirus and prevent major outbreaks from occurring. In particular, two states ̵1; Maine and Massachusetts – recently implemented broader guidelines for wearing masks, now requiring everyone to wear them at all times in public. While previous masking guidelines encouraged people to wear a mask in public when not an option, the new guidelines require wearing the mask in public even when no one is within 6 meters.
Governor Janet Mills yesterday said: “We have recorded another day of record cocoa. “This dangerous and deadly virus is spreading throughout our state. Protect your family. Protect health care workers. Protect the elderly. Wear a face towel. Save. It’s just that simple. “
According to Maine guidelines, respirators are required for all children over 5 years of age and recommended for children 2-4 years when appropriate.
“Maine is experiencing widespread community transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19,” said Dr. Nirav Shah of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Maine in a press release. “Wearing a veil and staying at least six feet away from others while out and about are ways that people in Maine can limit the spread of the virus to keep their communities and homes safe. than.”
Massachusetts Governor Charlier Baker announced a similar masking order – along with a new residence order – earlier this week.
With the coronavirus pandemic likely to worsen in the coming weeks, it won’t be surprising that other states implement more stringent coronavirus safety precautions in the coming weeks.