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As America Experiences Sudden Spike In Cases, Dr. Fauci Warns The Nation Has "Serious Problem"

As America Experiences Sudden Spike In Cases, Dr. Fauci Warns The Nation Has "Serious Problem"

During the first briefing of the task force in two months, the immunologist said, "The only way we're going to end it is by ending it together."

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As the United States continues to fight the spike in novel coronavirus cases, especially in 16 states, US infectious disease chief Dr. Anthony Fauci warns that the nation has a "serious problem." During the first briefing of the task force in two months, the immunologist said, "The only way we're going to end it is by ending it together." The White House task force urged millennials to get tested irrespective of whether they were showing symptoms or not. To date over 2.4 million Americans have contracted the virus and over 122,000 people, a number higher than any country, have succumbed to it. On Friday, the nation recorded the most number of cases in a day which was more than 40,000.



 

According to BBC News, the John Hopkins University (JHU) showed a sudden surge in new cases. Previously the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said that it's possible that 20 million residents might have been infected with the virus. Their estimations were based on blood samples they had collected from across the country. On testing, they found the presence of antibodies to the virus. Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the CDC suggested that the sudden spike in cases could be due to young people testing positive for the virus, especially in the west and south of the U.S. While Vice President continues to praise America for its "progress," health experts say more must be done in order to slow the spread. 



 

The plans to re-open Arizona, Texas, and Florida, had to be halted due to this sudden spike in cases.  This sudden increase in cases can be attributed to expanded testing, but the rate of positive tests is also high. Thanking younger Americans for listening to the official guidance on testing, the coronavirus response coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, said, "Whereas before we told them to stay home, now we are telling them to get tested," she said noting that this "great change" in testing instructions will allow officials to find "the asymptomatic and mild diseases that we couldn't find before." 



 

Following this presentation, Dr. Fauci said, "As you can see we are facing a serious problem in certain areas" of the latest data. "So what goes on in one area of the country ultimately could have an affect on other areas," continued Fauci, who is at the forefront of the White House’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Explaining the sudden spike Dr. Fauci suggested that it may have been due to the opening of regions "a little bit too early"  to it opening at a reasonable time "but not actually following steps in an orderly fashion." He also explained that it may have occurred due to citizens not following the guidance. 



 

"People are infecting other people, and then ultimately you will infect someone who's vulnerable," he said. "You have an individual responsibility to yourself, but you have a societal responsibility because if we want to end this outbreak, really end it... we've got to realize that we are part of the process." Furthermore, he warned that if the spread is not halted immediately it could eventually infect the parts of the country that is doing well at present. Despite the dire news, Pence continued to put a positive spin on reality by praising the Trump administration's handling of the pandemic.



 

He even congratulated the country on its "extraordinary progress" in cities like New Jersey and New York, which used to be the virus hotspot. "We slowed the spread, we flattened the curve, we saved lives," noted Pence who also denied any link between the reopening of states and it's student surge in positive cases. 

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