28 US states did not report new COVID-19 infections during the week of the protest

Protesters demand justice for black people and oppose excessive police violence on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco (California) - Photo: REUTERS
Protesters demand justice for black people and oppose excessive police violence on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco (California) - Photo: REUTERS

New cases in some states, such as California or Florida, have rebounded after more than a week. At least 28 states have stopped reporting new cases according to CDC recommendations.

According to CNN, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked the states to notify new cases and daily exposures.

However, 28 states did not follow suit and at least half of them saw a worrying increase in new cases last week. Populous states like California, Texas, New York and Florida have not reported exposure cases despite CDC recommendations.

On June 7, Florida recorded more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases. It has been the fifth consecutive day the state has seen the number of infections per day per 1,000 people.

In California on the West Coast, the number of infections rose 40% within a week, with a focus mainly in Los Angeles – the largest epidemic region in the state and San Francisco, the city that lifted the travel restriction and blockade. Beach.

The total number of new cases recorded each day across the United States is hovering around 20,000, down from a peak of 30,000 in April, but this decline is mainly due to the improved situation in the affected states. heaviest, like New York and New Jersey.

North Carolina state police sprayed pepper sprayers on May 30 - Photo: REUTERS
North Carolina state police sprayed pepper sprayers on May 30 – Photo: REUTERS

Many US states are stepping up the opening of the whole economy in the context of information from the US National Bureau of Economic Research showing that the flag country has entered the recession since February this year.

Florida is in the second open phase of allowing cinemas and bars to accept guests, while Texas says businesses can operate at 50% capacity.

According to CNN, reporting the number of exposures to CDC is not mandatory for states but without these numbers, scientists cannot determine the size of the disease and the scenarios in the state. future.

Wafaa El-Sadr, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, said that the United States is in a situation where it is impossible to re-impose social separation measures because of the sudden increase in new infections.

“I feel like the United States is taking 5 steps and 1 step back,” said El-Sadr.

The Guardian reports that although protests outside are safer than gathering indoors, there is still a high risk that the epidemic will worsen.

“The act of screaming or praying can shoot water droplets containing the virus. Police pepper spray can also cause coughing in protesters that increase the risk of spreading the disease,” the British newspaper said. .

As of 9pm on June 9 (Vietnam time), more than 7.1 million people have been infected worldwide. The US remains a major epidemic area with 1,961,646 cases, including 111,014 deaths, according to statistics from John Hopkins University (USA).

Source: https://behecare.com/

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