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Covid-19 Updates: The UK Strain Become A Threat To The US; Fewer Cases Were Reported In California And Texas.

Covid19 Updates The UK Strain Become A Threat To The US; Fewer Cases Were Reported In California And Texas.

When Britain plans to unwind their world’s strictest Covid-19 lockdowns, America on other hand is under serious threat of new strain coronavirus reported in the UK. It was confirmed by American public health officials and the center for disease control and prevention who strongly believe that by April the more transmissible covid-19 variant originally identified in Britain, is likely to be the dominant one within U.S borders.

The UK Strain Become A Threat To The US

The United States is now reporting more than 1687 cases of coronavirus variants that can spread more easily, dodge some treatments and immunities, or both. The report comes as the U.S expects to surpass 500,000 deaths on Monday which is more than double the number in any other country.

Covid19 Updates The UK Strain Become A Threat To The US; Fewer Cases Were Reported In California And Texas.

Dr. Trevor Bedford who is an epidemiologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer research center in Seattle tweeted that “A steady decline in U.S coronavirus cases that has brought levels back to where they were in late October could be threatened by the rapid take-off of the new strain.” He also claims there is evidence that the new variant will reach 50% frequency in the US by the end of March.

Followed by Trevor Simon Clarke, a professor in cellular microbiology at the University of Reading, said there is an emerging body of evidence suggesting that the UK variant is not only more contagious but also more lethal, a possibility initially raised by British scientists. He also added that there is anecdotal evidence from hospitals, not confirmed by studies, that the new variant could harm more younger people. He cautioned it was too early to draw firm conclusions. 

Idaho health officials said Sunday that the state’s seven-day average case numbers have fallen below 250 COVID-19 infections per day – an average last seen in September. Also, the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has fallen below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks, state health officials said. The story is similar in Texas, where state data on Sunday showed the lowest number of 7146 hospitalizations since mid-November.

In this rough time, a satisfying statement from govt side is from the white house press secretary Jen Psaki who stated that about 2 million of the 6 million Covid-19 vaccine does delay by last week’s winter weather were delivered over the weekend. And for the rest, “We expect to rapidly catch up this week,” Jen said to ABC on Sunday. 

While checking today’s cases as per john Hopkin university survey the U.S. has more than 28.12 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 498,800 deaths. Whereas the global totals are more than 111.32 million cases and 2.46 million deaths. More than 75.2 million vaccine doses have been distributed in the U.S. and about 63 million have been administered.

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty Marty Makary says the pandemic could be “mostly gone” by April. She also marked her opinion in the wall street journal points to the fast-declining rate of infection across the nation and suggests that COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. indicate “much broader immunity than recognized.” He also notes that former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb estimates 250 million vaccine doses will have been delivered to about 150 million people by the end of March. Makary also added that some medical experts privately agree with his prediction but suggested that he not talk publicly because people might become complacent and fail to take precautions or might decline the vaccine. “There is reason to think the country is racing toward an extremely low level of infection,” Makary said.

Dr. Anthony Fauci is of an opinion that Americans should use masks that may stretch into 2022. Speeding up vaccine distribution and continuing to wear masks and social distance will be key factors in curbing the “historic” pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Biden administration’s top health adviser, said Sunday.

During CNN program Fauci said the country could be “approaching a degree of normality” by the end of the year but that Americans may still need to wear masks in 2022. “When the confusing majority of the people in the population are vaccinated, then I would feel comfortable in saying, you know, ‘We need to pull back on the masks,'” Fauci said. “The better we do at getting vaccine into people’s arms that will be another important tool against preventing.” 

On the other end, many of the experts in the country is of an opinion that this has to be the moment’ to invest in treatments against future. 

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