Several months ago, the coronavirus was just starting to hit the U.S. Do you remember the days when there were a dozen cases, then the numbers went into the hundreds, thousands, and so forth? For some of us, we look at COVID-19 with fear and become scared when we look into the future, not seeing or hearing things will improve soon. The U.S. has more than 2.68 million confirmed cases, with more than 128,000 deaths. Worldwide more than 508,000 have died while there are more than 10.4 million cases. All of the states have reopened. Is this the cause of increased daily rates? We have set records for daily new cases. On June 25, our country recorded 40,184 new cases. This is more cases surpassing any other single-day caseload through the entire pandemic. We are going up, instead of going down. Yesterday California and Texas had record numbers of new cases. Los Angeles has become a hot spot with more than 100,000 cases. Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Congress yesterday that the U.S. can expect new cases to rise to 100,000 per day. He said, “We’ve really got to do something about that, and we need to do it quickly. Clearly, we are not in total control right now.”
Governor Closes Some Businesses Due To The Coronavirus
The governor of Arizona sees an alarming surge in new cases. As a result, he has closed bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters, and water parks for at least 30 days. During the last 14 days, 35 states have had an increase in new COVID-19 cases. There are 12 states, including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Connecticut, where the coronavirus has remained flat during the last 14 days. Dr. Fauci told Congress on Tuesday that if many Americans continue not to wear masks in public and ignore social distancing guidelines, “we’re going to continue to be in a lot of trouble, and there’s going to be a lot of hurt.”
The Coronavirus And The Mask
Dr. Fauci has been saying it for months, we need to wear a mask out in public, and we need to practice social distancing. Those people who fail to do this are spreading the virus to you and me. People gathering in large groups are spreading the virus, particularly if they refuse to wear a mask. One of the many sad things is that these people then take the virus home and spread it to their family members, often their elderly grandparents. We need to get it together, people! We need to show our care and concern for others by simply putting on a mask, when out in public, and practice social distancing – otherwise, you and I might add to the COVID-19 death toll.
Where will we be a month from now? Six months from now? If people don’t start wearing masks in public and practice social distancing, some of us might not be here -where will you be?