CDC: The current wave of the epidemic in the US is not at its peak


After Thursday, the weekly average of infections rose to about 600,000 per day, while the US balance of coronavirus hospitalizations rose above 125,000 patients and is close to the absolute record from last January. The daily numbers of deaths, in which infections and hospitalizations are projected at a distance, have not yet increased dramatically.

“I don’t think we’ve seen a climax here in the United States,” Walen said in an interview with NBC News. In recent days, there have been predictions that the current wave caused by the coronavirus variant omicron could be relatively short and that the break could come as early as next week. In the federal district of the American metropolis of Washington, which for some time recorded the highest incidence of infections per capita, the turnaround occurred as early as this week, but trends across the United States remain unfavorable.

“We are still seeing the numbers increase,” Walen said today. The head of the CDC appeared in the morning television broadcast before the expected briefing, which according to CNN is the first solo event of its kind presented by the CDC since last summer. Walenska is organizing it after her agency became the target of criticism about its communication, especially in connection with the adjustment of recommendations regarding quarantine after infection.

At the end of last year, the CDC reduced the mandatory isolation from ten to five days, while it does not state a negative test for coronavirus as a condition for ending quarantine. According to diary The New York Times has seen many public health experts as risky, with some government agencies suspected of surrendering under pressure from companies struggling with staffing issues.


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