The upcoming director of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky has said that the US will witness nearly 500000 deaths due to COVID19 by mid-February. The outgoing director of the CDC Robert Redfield as well has said that the COVID19 pandemic is going to be worse in the future. The upcoming director has claimed that the US has already seen around 400000 deaths due to the pandemic. Around 4000 people are dying every day in the US due to the virus. As per the experts, by the middle of February, the government can expect half a million more deaths in the US. Walensky has said that the figure does not include those tens of thousands of people who have recovered from the disease but are having an uncharacterized syndrome. Experts have said that the US has not yet witnessed the consequences of the holiday surge. The ramifications of what has occurred due to holiday travel will increase the hospitalization and further deaths in the coming weeks. Although vaccine rollout is still going on in the US, however, some dark weeks are yet to come.

The data from John Hopkins University has revealed that the US has seen more than 23.8 million cases of COVID19. The country has reported 397252 deaths so far. Many studies have shown that the death rate in the nation has shot further up during the winter months. The COVID19 Tracking Project has reported that the number of deaths in the US has reached 36000 from January 12 to January 16. In the past, President Trump’s administration has faced flaks due to the way it has handled the pandemic. Experts have said that the Trump government has rarely briefed the public regarding the pandemic. However, the upcoming CDC director has said that she will be brief the public as often as she can and whenever there are new reports which need to be shared with the public. Two variants of coronavirus as well are circulating in many states in the US. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new guideline saying that these two variants can easily spread across the state, which will lead to a rapid increase in the cases of COVID19. On the other hand, Los Angeles County has become the first county in the US to report 1 million cases of COVID19 recently. The country has reported around 1003923 cases of the virus and around 13741 deaths since the pandemic have started in the US. As per the report, nearly one in three residents of the country has been infected with the virus since the pandemic has hit the nation. The officials have reported that the county has seen the first case of the new variant of the virus B.1.1.7, which has been identified in the UK for the first time.

Recently Arizona has reported that hundreds of children are being admitted to hospitals every month. December 2020 and January 2021 have seen a sudden surge in COVID19 cases among children. Health experts have not disclosed anything about the severity of children’s illness. They have advised parents to keep a close watch on their children and be responsible when it comes to the wellbeing of their children. A study, which has been published in JAMA Network, has looked at the COVID19 trend among children who are being hospitalized with the disease in 22 states including Arizona. Experts have said that at the beginning of the study the rate of hospitalization has been 2.0 per 100000 children and by the end of the study, the rate of hospitalization has shot up to be 17.2 per 100000 children. As per the data, Arizona remains a major hotspot for kids being infected with the virus.

Kathleen Kinder

With over four years of experience in the research industry, Kathleen is generally engrossed in market consulting projects, catering primarily to domains such as ICT, Health & Pharma, and packaging. She is highly proficient in managing both B2C and B2B projects, with an emphasis on consumer preference analysis, key executive interviews, etc. When Kathleen isn’t deconstructing market performance trajectories, she can be found hanging out with her pet cat ‘Sniffles’.


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