The director general of Public Health of the USA affirmed it. This Sunday, the fatalities reached 9,180 and 324,052 the infected
The United States, where the coronavirus has already killed more than 9,400 people and infected more than 330,000, He warned this Sunday that the population must prepare for levels of tragedy reminiscent of those of the 9/11 attacks and the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
“Frankly, this is going to be the hardest and saddest week in the lives of most Americans.“said the general director of Public Health, Jerome Adams, during an interview with the Fox News television network.
“This will be our Pearl Harbor moment, our September 11 moment, only it will not be located; it will be happening across the country, and I want the United States to understand that,” he said.
The surprise Japanese attack on the Pearl Harbor military base in Hawaii in 1941 killed more than 2,400 Americans, while another 2,996 died in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the New Twin Towers. York, the Pentagon and the plane crash in Pennsylvania. The pandemic already exceeded those two figures added together.
Adams raised the specter of the most serious attacks against the United States to alert about the imminent pain that the virus is expected to cause when it is celebrated today on Palm Sunday, which begins Christian Easter that ends with Easter Sunday.
The forceful evaluations highlight how much did President Donald Trump’s predictions that the virus would pass soon change over the weeks, and his suggestions that much of the economy could be up and running for Easter next Sunday.
The pandemic continued to accelerate, increasing the number of infections and deaths worldwide, despite the stabilization of major outbreaks such as those in Italy or Spain.
Until today, At least 9,441 people had died across the United States and 331,151 had been infected with the coronavirus, according to the Johns Hopkins University online count.
Almost 4,200 of those deaths are in New York state, although Governor Andrew Cuomo reported today that there was a small decrease in the number of new deaths in the past 24 hours, according to Telam.
The focus of the crisis remained in that district anyway – and particularly in New York City – although the authorities began to worry about other cities, such as Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans.
“This is going to be a bad week“The country’s leading epidemiologist, Anthony Fauci, agreed in an interview with CBS News television.
“We will continue to see an escalation but we hope that within a week, maybe a little more, we will begin to see a flattening of the curve and a decline,” he added.
Fauci clarified that the United States cannot be said to have the crisis “under control, because that would be a false statement”, but he believed that the measures to contain the contagion, with more than 90% of the population under orders to stay home, “They are clearly working.”
The specialist explained that these measures will allow the number of new cases to be reduced, and warned that When that happens, “it will take a week or two for deaths to drop, or more.”
In New York state, which concentrates more than a third of the country’s infections, Fauci predicted that the next week will be tough “because the peak has not yet been reached.”
“In a week, eight or nine days, we hope to start seeing how things change“in New York, he added.
The epidemiologist also launched a veiled criticism of the governors – all of them Republicans – of the only nine states in the United States that have not yet urged their inhabitants to stay home as much as possible: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Utah, South Carolina, Iowa , Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota.
“It is not that they are putting the rest of the country at risk, it is that they are putting themselves at risk,” said Fauci, who heads the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
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