'You have a societal responsibility' to control virus -Fauci
Jun 28 2020
There was no presidential look and no White House backdrop Friday when the USA government's coronavirus task force briefed the general public for the initially because April - in maintaining with an administration exertion to display it is paying out focus to the newest spike in cases but is not on a wartime footing that ought to hold the region from reopening the economic climate. "As we stand here today, all 50 states and territories across this country are opening up safely and responsibly", Pence said. He said Dr. Deborah Birx, the task force coordinator, will accompany him to Texas and Arizona. "As we know, so far in this pandemic, younger Americans are less susceptible to serious outcomes of the coronavirus".
Two months ago, 15% of cases required hospitalization, down to only 5% now.
He said the majority of people getting infected are now young, warning those in that age group: "If you get infected you will infect someone else... and then ultimately you'll infect someone who's vulnerable". More than 3,300 people with Covid-19 have died.
On Saturday, Florida reported more than 9,500 new cases, up from nearly 9,000 on Friday, the previous record.
But the vice president also took note of positive job numbers and added: "The reality is we're in a much better place". "We flattened the curve". But he also was careful not to blame the recent spike on gatherings where people haven't worn face masks or adhered to social distancing guidelines.
"At this time, it is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars", said Abbott.
Assuming a 30% false negative rate from improper swabbing and a 10% false positive rate, the simulation showed that by the end of four weeks, coronavirus prevalence would drop from 1% to 0.3% of the US population.
While some of the rise is down to more extensive testing, the rate of positive tests in some areas is also increasing. The largest metro areas showing a change in positivity rates over time included Austin, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Riverside, and Atlanta. The vice president did not wear a mask for the briefing.
"We've got to walk side-by-side with our community leaders. that know how to translate our scientific dogma", she said.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is seen testifying during a House committee hearing on Tuesday.
According to Fox News, Fauci warned young people that "a risk for you is not just isolated for you".
"When you have an outbreak of an infectious disease, it's a dynamic process that is global, so remember, what happened in China affected us, what happened in Europe affected us, what's happening here is affecting others", he said.
Fauci said that some areas of the country are "doing very well", but said that other areas are "facing a serious problem".
Later, he defended the organization of campaign rallies for president Donald Trump, in the name of "freedom of expression".
"Even in a health crisis, the American people don't forfeit our constitutional rights", he said.