Dr. Tom Inglesby, director of the Bloomberg School of Health Security at Bloomberg School, told a news conference on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic kills an average of 1,000 Americans per day and 4,000 people globally, and this should not be the new normal.
“We can do better,” Inglesby said. “I’m worried that people have kinda accepted where we are as a new normal and this is not normal.”
Some countries have hundreds or even thousands of new Covid-19 cases every day and Engelsby noted that countries like New Zealand and Thailand have pushed their cases to zero.
“Do we succumb to losing 1,000 Americans a day, until we have a vaccine?” Asked. “I hope we are not.”
around the world: The tactics that New Zealand, Thailand, and other countries have used to drive their number of coronavirus infections are the same common practices that US public health officials have advocated for several months: border control, widespread testing, rapid isolation, tracking, and quarantine, and Engelsby said that hygiene Rapid, intense physical exclusion, school and workplace closures, and a coordinated public health strategy.
“We can do these things in the United States, and we should do it,” Inglesby added.
He pointed to a study this week from the University of California at Berkeley that found that staying at home alone has prevented more than 62 million coronavirus infections in the United States so far and 530 million in the other six countries studied.
He said: “Social divergence is working,” noting that people in some places around the country are out of their guard, and are moving “very quickly to open the economy at risk of accelerating the spread of disease.”
And he warned that he considered internal gatherings to be one of the constant dangers to catching and spreading the virus.
“I think the things that will be more dangerous are longer periods indoors with others who are not part of your family as you breathe in the air that they bring out. If you are close, this will pose a greater risk.”
Moving forward during the epidemic: Inglesby also expressed concern about the reopening of schools. There is no information on whether children are spreading the disease in school. He said that they clearly do not have the same level of severe illness as adults.
He said: “The concern is that we do not know whether or not children in schools will accelerate the spread within these institutions, and then pass the disease on to older teachers or administrators, or to their families, parents, or grandparents at home.” .