The main person in charge of the fight against the coronavirus in the United States, Anthony Fauci, has warned this Monday that, although the situation of the pandemic in the North American nation is now bad, mid-January “could be a really dark time.”
“The middle of January can be a really dark time for us,” warned the epidemiologist, who has focused on the fact that the displacements and social gatherings encouraged by the Christmas season will amplify the effect of cold weather on the possibility that the Citizens decide to meet indoors.
“We expected that the effect of the Thanksgiving rebound will probably be another week or week and a half from now, because generally it is two and a half weeks from the time of the event,” said Fauci, who lamented that “the problem “It is found that this increase” will last until the beginning of Christmas.
Thus, the United States will experience “a wave (of infections) on a wave,” he indicated at a press conference, before stating that before the authorities are ready to deal with it, people will already be traveling on vacation and there will be more family and social gatherings.
“We would begin to see that things get really bad in mid-January,” he summarized, according to CNN television.
In this sense, he reminded Americans that they can mitigate the spread of COVID-19, before urging citizens to take the same preventive measures they carry out when they meet strangers as with their families: wear a mask, wash hands, practice social distance, and meet outdoors or well-ventilated places.
The United States has registered the worst case data of the entire pandemic in recent weeks and this Monday has counted more than 175,000 positives and 1,114 deaths, bringing the total to 14.75 million infections. The fatalities from COVID-19 on US soil amount to 282,312.