At least 16 states have paused or rolled back their reopening plans in response to a surge in new coronavirus infections, however some health officers say the spread of the virus will nonetheless be tough to regulate.
“What we hope is we can take it seriously and slow the transmission in these places,” stated Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stated Monday in a live-streamed occasion by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
“But what I think is very discouraging is we’re clearly not at a point where there’s so little virus being spread that it’s going to be easy to snuff out,” she stated.
State and native leaders have stated the rise in instances are partly pushed by gatherings, each in properties and in locations like bars — which some experts have referred to as the right breeding floor for the virus.
But public health experts have additionally warned that some states additionally reopened far too quickly and too shortly, cautioning the transfer might result in extra spikes in instances.
Over the weekend, California Gov. Gavin Newsom shut bars again down throughout seven counties and advisable their closure in a number of extra. In Texas, bars had been ordered shut whereas Florida suspended on-site alcohol consumption statewide.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the state will resolve later this week whether or not to sluggish the reopening of indoor eating in New York City because it has “been shown to pose risks in other states.”
Even with renewed measures, one knowledgeable says there isn’t any proof that reclosing bars and other companies will sluggish the resurgence of the virus in components of the US.
“They’re trying to see if they can do this surgically, meaning just close bars or 50% restaurants and encourage use of masks or in some cases mandate masks and stop short of that full lockdown,” stated Dr. Peter Hotez, dean for the nationwide faculty of tropical drugs at Baylor College of Medicine. “What’s the proof that that can work?