Dr Robert said: “For your country right now and for the war we are against Covid, I ask you to do four simple things: put on a mask, keep distance from society, wash your hands. and public wisdom. ” Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“I’m not asking some Americans to do it,” he told WebMD. “We all have to do that.”
If we don’t follow the recommendations, he says, this could be “the worst fall, from a public health perspective,” we’ve ever had. In addition to taking measures to fight the pandemic, people should also get a flu shot.
“By getting vaccinated, you can protect your baby,”; he said. “When we look at the mortality we see from the flu, one thing is for sure. The vaccinated babies are, essentially, protected from death.”
The CDC purchased 10 million uninsured adult doses of the flu vaccine this year, compared with the usual 500,000. Regarding the coronavirus vaccine, Redfield is cautiously optimistic that one or more vaccines will be ready by early 2021.
Anti vaxxists strengthen conspiracy theories
There are 270 active trials to treat coronavirus, experts say.
And anti-vaxxists have taken to social media to spread lies about the coronavirus vaccine in the future. Some people included claiming it contained monkey brains or it was a CIA plot to take over the world. Others contended that the vaccine would include a trackable invisible tattoo that would deform those who use it.
As the lies spread, the government’s multi-billion dollar vaccine production effort has yet to launch a public education campaign to combat propaganda.
“We’re behind here,” said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. “We’re not doing a good job of crawling (coronavirus vaccine) out there yet.”
The stakes are very high. A third of Americans said they would not try to vaccinate against the coronavirus, even if the vaccine was widely available and low-cost, according to a CNN poll in May.
“Speaking for myself, I think I underestimate the level of public resistance,” Collins said. “I didn’t expect it to be so widespread.
A lack of confidence in vaccines could lead to a major outbreak, said Dr. Tina Hartert of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She describes the government’s communication about vaccines as very important.
“We should have started on this many months ago, but it’s never too late to start this important message,” Hartert told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
More than 2,000 people were quarantined when schools reopened
Coronavirus continues to spread at a high rate across the South, Midwest and West – even as the total number of new infections has declined since the summer spike.
Nationwide, over the past seven days, the United States recorded an average of 53,000 new cases per day, down 11% from the previous week.
As educators and parents clashed over the initiation of live classes, a number of schools that reopened saw new cases.
More than 2,000 students, teachers, and staff have been quarantined in several reopened counties in some states, a CNN statistic shows reported cases.
Out of those, at least 230 coronavirus positive cases have been reported among the school districts reopened for face-to-face learning.
In Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, more than 1,100 students, teachers and staff in Cherokee County School District are in quarantine due to 59 Covid-19 positive or exposures. Schools reopened 10 days ago.
In Florida, one day after the Martin School District reopened for direct instruction, an entire elementary classroom and a bus line were put in quarantine after a student had coronavirus symptoms, spokeswoman Jennifer DeShazo said Wednesday.
Several states including Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma and Indiana have reported cases of coronavirus positive for coronavirus by teachers, students and sports players. In Oklahoma’s Broken Arrow School District, 33 employees tested positive last week, said Superintendent Janet Vinson.
The recommendations also encourage the use of masks, but do not require the wear by students, teachers or staff. President Donald Trump said the federal government will provide up to 125 million masks to school districts nationwide.
Average more than 1,000 deaths daily in 17 days
Mortality from the virus is still high.
The average number of coronavirus deaths over seven days was more than 1,000 on Wednesdays, the 17th consecutive day the US averages more than 1,000 deaths per day.
On Wednesday, Florida health officials released more than 8,000 new case reports and 212 new deaths.