CDC Director Danger Warning: Fourth Wave of Coronavirus
A few weeks ago, it looked the Covid-19 Pandemic might be finally waning here in the United States and worldwide. However, brutal surges of coronavirus cases are devastating more and more areas of the world, from Europe to Brazil to India and here in the United States.
The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rochelle Walensky pleaded with Americans on Monday not to let up on public health measures as fears of a fourth wave are starting to grow in the aftermath of spring break and wild out of control cases of the virus threaten to overwhelm the globe.
Dr. Walensky spoke as the CDC director and as a wife and mother while delivering a life-and-death emotional plea to anyone willing to listen. Her appeal was to not give up on wearing masks and urged every American to be vaccinated quickly as possible.
CDC Director Warns of 'Impending Doom' as Covid Cases Rise
The reality is that Covid-19 cases are rising sharply just about everywhere in the world, a swift reversal from early February when they were falling on every continent. Now the infection and hospitalization rate for Covid-19 is starting to tick up in the U.S., even as the Biden Administration has been able to vaccinate as many as 3 million people a day.
Dr. Walensky's concerns are valid. The explosion of cases in Brazil has been so devastating it's now reached by far the world's highest daily death tolls, far exceeding anything seen earlier in the pandemic. Hospitals in Brazil are at or exceeding capacity in nearly every state. On top of it, a much more contagious "Brazilian variant" has developed and threatens to race through the world's population, including the 330 million citizens of the United States.
In France, the third or fourth wave, depending on how you're counting the waves, is so bad over 5,000 people have been hospitalized, and the danger has locked down over 41 million people in Europe. German officials are so worried that they have shut down travel between their country and France.
In Nairobi, Kenya, a partial lockdown, with schools and bars closed and domestic travel halted despite the low number of recorded deaths. This is the high test rates of positive results and surging hospital admissions threaten to throw the country into the worst health crises in modern history.
Dr. Walensky is pleading with Americans to continue to wear masks, social distance and practice exceptional hygiene as scores of Republican lawmakers, governors and local officials are opening up large areas of the country and downplaying the need to wear masks and social distance.
Republican lawmakers seem to be utterly oblivious to the danger of a fourth wave that leads to variants and mutations of the Covid-19 that render the current vaccines useless.
The United States is on track to reaching 600,000 deaths from Covid in the next 60 days or less. Yet, if a fourth wave takes hold, the number of deaths could reach 1 million before the end of 2021. This is why Dr. Walensky was so passionate on Monday when speaking to the American people.
Dr. Walensky comes after Dr. Brix, one of former President Trump's chief advisors on Covid-19, admitted during a 60 minutes interview that after the first 100,000 Americans died, the hundreds of thousands that died did so needlessly. All because of President Trump's incompetence and the chaos that made up his Covid-19 response strategy. Trump's refusal to ask Americans to wear masks, social distance, and steadfast insistence on opening the country have led to over 460,000 deaths. The majority of those fatalities should never have taken place.
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