CDC Director Warns of 'Impending Doom' as Covid Cases Rise Across US

Tuesday, 30 Mar, 2021

It's not okay. We are on the precipice of something unsafe and deadly, and people are giving up the fight prematurely.

Biden announced that by April 19 at least 90 per cent of the adult United States population would be eligible for vaccination - and would have access to a vaccination site within 5 miles of home.

He said he was taking these steps: 90 percent of all adults will be eligible by April 19, and the vast majority of adults won't have to wait until May 1. Previously, he had only called on states to broaden eligibility to all adults by May 1.

Asked about Biden's own travel for business and personal reasons, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said he flew on Air Force One, which she noted was not the same as commercial travel.

"Our efforts to vaccinate Vermonters is a race against what the virus does best: move easily from person to person", Levine said. New Jersey has averaged 647 cases per 100,000 residents, and NY has average 548 cases per 100,000.

The study's authors said they could not make product-specific estimates because of the limited number of infections. He said that governors, mayors, local officials and businesses should demand mask-wearing, calling it a "patriotic duty" that is crucial to the nation's fight against the virus. "Please this is not politics", he whispered". "Reinstate the mandate if you let it down".

"[It's a] recurring feeling of impending doom", she said.

"We have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are and so much reason for hope, but right now I'm scared", Walensky said during a press briefing. Hospitalizations from coronavirus infections are also surging - with the US showing a seven-day average of 4,116 admissions due to COVID-19 as of last Friday, which represents a 4.2% increase from the week prior, according to data from the CDC.

Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor at The White House, said the new and unsafe mutations aren't the only cause for mounting case counts of coronavirus infections.

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have risen slightly in recent days, Walensky said. The report documented that the vaccines work to prevent symptomatic and asymptomatic infections under real-world conditions.

Hospital admissions have increased to an average of 4,816 per day over the last week, up from 4,621 the week before that. But worrisome hot spots continue popping up.

In Pennsylvania, the cases and positivity rates increased last week, and 25 counties had substantial transmission, Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement last week. MI led the way with a 133 percent increase.

New reported cases of COVID-19 in the US have increased 18% in the past two weeks.

States are beginning to lift their COVID-19 restrictions, and spring break crowds have overwhelmed some areas, such as southern Florida. Of those states, North Dakota is the only one without a current mask mandate.

In fact, she is so anxious that she said that she warned the nation first thing this week of her feeling of "impending doom". "We can vaccinate the highest risk Americans even more quickly than we already are", he said.

She urged Americans to keep following the federal health guidance on travel and large gatherings while continuing to wash their hands, wear masks, and practice social distancing.